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Remember those strong old Flexible Flyers, the ones that refused to break? Mountain Boy's Classic Flyer is what a runner sled should be: tough, with thick kiln-dried planks of beautiful northern birch and extra-thick powder-coated steel runners. They paid particular attention to the "knees," the bent steel parts that connect the runners to the top. On mass-market runner sleds, these are the weakest point and collapse easily. On the Classic, the knees are made of extra-thick steel designed to handle lots of abuse.
Brand: Mountain Boy
Mountain Boy Sledworks’ gorgeous heirloom wooden sleds, toboggans and wagons are made by woodworker and self-proclaimed sledding fanatic Brice Hoskin. He founded Mountain Boy in 2002 in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte, where sledding is more than a fun wintertime activity – it’s a way of life. Mountain Boy’s steerable slalom flyer sleds, kicksleds, convertible pull sleds and mountain boggans are handcrafted out of fast-growing sustainable hardwoods like birch, willow and maple. They aren’t just beautiful – they’re built to last for generations to come.