October 26, 2020 6 min read

 

Get ready for a smooth, fast ride as you glide effortlessly down the hill on a layer of air! Whether you choose an inflatable glitter unicorn sled or a retro snowmobile sled, you will have the time of your life sliding uncontrollably downhill. On a smooth surface of snow, your inflatable sled will take you faster and farther than any other type of sled on the market. Additionally, because these super sleds are full of air, they will cradle your booty gently as if they were craddling a baby bird as you careen down an icy slope. Yes, that’s right! Say goodbye to painful tailbone injuries and sore bottoms following a long day of sledding fun.

New to inflatable sleds? No worrieswe’ve got you covered! Keep reading for our inflatable sled how-to guide so you can sled like a pro this winter season. 

Everything You Need To Know About Inflatable Sleds 

Everyone knows that the best thing about winter is zipping down an icy slope uncontrollably on a sled. This favorite pastime is a winter activity that has been a tradition for many families all over the world. There’s simply no greater feeling than the thrill of racing down an icy mountain or hill of snow. You can ride a traditional handcrafted toboggan, weave in-and-out of obstacles with a runner sled, quench your need for speed with a saucer, or even lay flat on your belly on a foam rider as you make your way to the bottom of the hill. There are so many different types of sleds, but our favorite has to be inflatable sleds, without a doubt. Why? We’ll tell you. 

Sled | FUNBOY

Here are the best benefits of inflatable sleds:

They Are Lightweight. 

If you’ve ever gone sledding on a toboggan or runner sled, you know firsthand how much of a pain it is to trudge back up the hill lugging that thing. Traditional sleds are heavy, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal with some weighing over a hundred pounds. Think about your tiny tot trying to carry a sled that heavy back up the hill it's likely, not going to happen. Inflatable sleds are made of a lightweight vinyl material, making it easier than ever to carry your sled right back up the hill for another ride. If you want to avoid being miserable and prevent sore muscles from carrying your heavy toboggan sled back up the hill, an inflatable sled like the FUNBOY Snowmobile Sled is for you!

They Are Compact.

In addition to being extremely lightweight, inflatable sleds are also compact. Traditional sleds like saucers and runner sleds are not only heavy, but bulky. They can be pretty difficult to travel with and tend to take up a lot of space. With an inflatable sled, you can pack and carry it with you easily in yourCrossbody Shearling Bum Bag, and when you get to your sledding destination, you can simply unpack it, blow it up, and enjoy hours and hours of fun. And when you’re tired and ready to head home for the day, you can simply deflate and easily store your sled until next time. 

Less Risk For Injury.

Did you know thatsledding is banned in several cities across the U.S.? Sure, it may sound kind of silly, but it’s really not all that shocking when you consider that sledding can be risky business. As we mentioned a little earlier, traditional sleds can weigh over a hundred pounds. Imagine getting knocked off your feet by someone who was not paying attention going over 20 miles per hour downhill on a sturdy sled made of wood or metalouch! Some of the mostcommon sledding injuries include sprains, fractures, broken bones, and strains. It’s also not uncommon to see a dislocated shoulder or knee. Sledding is loads of fun, but unfortunately, it leaves thousands of kids in the ER every single year. And in some cases, these kids are left with a permanent disability such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Avoid the risk of injury and hop on a lightweight inflatable sled instead of one made of wood or metal. Now, to be clear, we’re not saying an inflatable sled will get rid of the risk completely. Getting knocked over by an inflatable sled does not feel good by any means. However, you’re less likely to break bones since these sleds are full of air. Regardless of what you’re riding downhill, whether that be a traditional toboggan sled or agigantic inflatable butterfly float, be smart, be cautious, andalways be aware of your surroundings. 

There Are Many Options.

Snowmobile | FUNBOY

How funny would it be to see someone zipping down an icy slope on an enormouspink glitter flamingo? How about ared sports car? Inflatable sleds always make for a great time because they come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and colors. It’s nearly impossible not to crack a smile watching your pals zip down the hill on an inflatable happy hippo or classy cool penguin. Inner tubes are also a popular inflatable sled choice and come in many vibrant colorful prints likeFUNBOY’s feisty leopard or metallic glitter cheetah tube. If you’re looking for an unforgettable time and unique snow-day pictures to upload to your Instagram, look no further. A fun, funky inflatable sled is right for you!

They Are Fast.

Calling all speed demons! If you have aneed for speed, you should most definitely consider an inflatable sled. These babies are made of a slick vinyl material that will out-sled your friends to the bottom of any hill. Popular runner sleds and toboggans are sometimes too heavy and can get stuck in the snow as you're sliding down, which can make for a pretty slow ride. Inflatable sleds are much more aerodynamic because they are full of air, so you can expect to zip down the hill in a blink of an eye. 

Inflatable Sled How-To

Inflatable sleds sound like a blast, huh? Before purchasing one of these super sleds and running to the closest hill, we’ve put together some tips and tricks to make your inflatable sled experience a great one!

Purchase from a reputable company.

Not all inflatable sleds are created equal! To ensure your sled lasts for many winter seasons, be sure to purchase from an honest and reputable company likeFUNBOY that uses top-quality ultra-thick Vinyl material for endless hours of winter fun. 

Avoid taking your inflatable sled down rugged terrain.

 At the end of the day, inflatable sleds are still full of air and susceptible to rips and tears. Sure, purchasing a top-quality inflatable sled will reduce the risk of this from happening, but no sled on the marketwhether that is inflatable or made of woodcan safely sled on top of rocks or run into trees without breaking or getting some type of scratch. When picking where you want to sled, avoid hills with rocks, icy ponds, fences, trees, or any other hazard that could cause damage to your precious purple glitter unicorn

Wax the bottom to go faster.

One of the oldest tricks in the book to slide down the hill even faster is to wax the bottom of your sled. Don’t have wax? Your moms cooking spray will do the trick. Spray on a layer of cooking spray and hold on as tight as you can because you are about to experience one wild and fast ride down the hill. 

Bring a pump. 

Rather than dragging your full-sized sled with you all the way around the block to slide down the hill, bring apump so you can easily inflate your sled when you get to your destination. You can carry your inflatable sled soundly in yourFUNBOY Crossbody Shearling Bum Bag and simply inflate it when you’re ready and deflate it when you’re done for the day. 

Sit down and hold on tight.

To ride your inflatable sled down the hill, sit down and hold on tight. These super sleds can get up to some incredible speeds so it’s important that you are sitting and never standing. Helmets are crucial for the kiddos, but are still a good idea for adults when sledding down a busy hill. Sure, you maybe extremely cautious and try not to run into people, but others may not be as cautious, and you could end up with an injury. If you don’t want to go super fast down the hill on your inflatable sled, be sure to use your hands and feet at the start of your ride to control your speed. If you try to break during the middle of your ride, it could cause you to spin out of control.

Final Word

Sledding is an absolute blast. Make your winter adventure an unforgettable one this season and get yourself an inflatable sled. Trust us - you’ll be glad you did!

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2241767/

https://www.newsweek.com/sledding-ban-coming-city-near-you-296781

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/winter/sledding 


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