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Sliding party!
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:20:16 AM »
Every year I make a sliding luge at our house so all our friends and their kids can enjoy the winter. I made this year's path this past Sunday and my wife clocked my daughter and I at 20 MPH so the path is pretty decent! I use the snowblower on my tractor to make a row of snow on both sides of the path to give the luge some wall height. Then, I snowshoe down the middle a few times to pack it down. Then, we slide. As the track gets faster, I often have to break out the tractor to bucket some snow on the corners.

This is older footage, but a friend of ours created a little blog to showcase some of the videos and pics. Just thought I'd share! Enjoy!
http://debandrichsleddingadventure.blogspot.com/

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Re: Sliding party!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 12:21:25 PM »
Sliding!! How I enjoy it. Kids at the store buy sleds and I ask them if they will buy me one so I can join them. They see this old guy and wonder why I want to go.
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Re: Sliding party!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 02:52:53 PM »
Here we call it "sledding" same difference though.  We usually wait until we're all sick and tired of pushing it, feeding livestock in it, getting stuck in it, etc. etc. then we decide to have fun with it!  I love sledding and watching 30-40 little kids all take off at once is hilarious, we did learn very fast the first time around though that all vehicles and the bonfire need to be at the TOP of the hill  :D.  You got me thinking now, we haven't done it yet this winter, thanks DMF. 

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Re: Sliding party!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 03:21:27 PM »
I didn't see a single "sled" in the video's that I watched. So maybe "tubing" would be the name.. ;D

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Re: Sliding party!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 04:33:45 PM »
Very nice run!  From the angle, it looked like it was flat, but they sure get going fast!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 11:29:11 AM »
Oh it's anything but flat, which makes it hard for every other thing I do (hay, logging, etc.) but it makes for good sliding/tubing!

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Re: Sliding party!
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 04:24:10 PM »
Looks like much family fun !!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 10:44:42 AM »
Party was a success. We had 35 people (adults and kids) sliding all day. Lot's of fun! When the majority of the people left, me, my wife, daughter, nephew, his girlfriend and niece went out for some night sliding. We hooked all the tubes together in a train, my niece sat up front with a head lamp on and down we went! With the temperatures dropping at night and the weight of 5 adults and our 11 year old daughter, we FLEW!  ;D

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 11:53:40 AM »
 ;D That brings back good memories. The kids went until they couldn't keep their eyes open then Aw c'mon mom, just one more run. We had to carry them to the house.
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