Ah the good old days. Springing out of bed on a cold winter morn, rummaging around to find an old piece of junk that would pass as a sled and dashing through the snow to the nearest field, the distant sound of maternal pleading to “wrap up warm” ringing in the ears. Well, those were the old days.
These are the new days, and while the bright eyes and bushy tails might remain, that old piece of junk has now being replaced with carbon fibre, a mono-shell, directional controls and an aesthetic that would make Michael Schumacher freeze over with envy.
This is the Stealth-X from Snolo, a product of six years of research that laughs in the face of danger and will comfortably propel you past nostalgic contemporaries at speeds in excess of 65kph.
With a foam-padded sports-style seat, flip-up back rest and a single carbon fibre ski that’s adjustable to fit the passenger, it slots together so you can wear it as a backpack, and has already won a silver medal in the Concept/Experimental section at the Best awards – New Zealand’s version of the Oscars for industrial design.
Definitely better than a one-horse open sleigh.