The Downhill Derby Sled is made with heavy duty, flexible slick-coated plastic Built-In reinforced Steering Wheel system with center track ski Built-In dual hand brakes for easy speed control Perfect Firm to Flex Ratio for maximum durability and shock absorption Coated with Slippery Racer's IceVex cold-resistant treatment Dimensions: 30" (L) x 15" (W) x 9.25" (H) Slippery Racer sleds and toboggans are ahead of the curve in design, quality, and performance. Made with premium grade plastic, built with the perfect firm-to-flex ratio and coated with SR's exclusive IceVex cold-resistant treatment, Slippery Racer sleds are built to withstand no matter how rugged the conditions. That's why Slippery Racer is the brand of choice for sledding enthusiasts, hobbyists, and snow lovers everywhere!
I am an accomplished sledder, for all conditions. I would definitely recommend two skids on this sled. I would gladly pay a higher price for more stability. On a steep run or icy conditions, even with a brake, there is little control, especially with the higher center of gravity. I would not let a novice sledder use this on anything but slow and gentle slopes. Otherwise, great quality and ergonomic design.