Ultimate Flyer Sled 47" Personalizable by Mountain Boy Sledworks
The Ultimate Flyer is an elegant, hand-made beauty that glides and turns like no other sled you’ve ever tried. The entire front section of the sled pivots, letting you make much sharper turns than on a conventional flexible flyer. And, it looks great standing on the porch in between sled runs. The Flyer is made to last for generations: thick birch planks, hand-carved willow hand rails and stainless-steel hardware make it tough, and we can engrave a child’s name right onto the sled.
Outside Magazine recommended the Ultimate Flyer in their 2004 Holiday Gift Guide, calling it a "steerable snow rocket."
Better Homes & Gardens called the Ultimate Flyer "a modern sled that will give anything on the hill a run for the money" in its February 2005 issue.
The New York Times named the Ultimate Flyer an "instant heirloom."
When we build an Ultimate Flyer, we start with planks of beautiful, golden birch. We plane down the planks, sand them, burn in the Mountain Boy brand, and give every piece several coats of a lead-free, marine-grade finish. We attach hand rails of hand-carved willow, giving each sled a unique look and feel. Copper ferrules between the body of the sled and the rails add to the rustic look, while adding substantial strength.
On the bottom of the sled, we attach a pair of proprietary, custom-molded plastic skids. We like to think of them as greased lightning -- they are very fast, but their shape allows for smooth, decisive turning. Contoured runners bite into the snow or ice so you can carve down hard-packed slopes, while a solid bottom of custom-molded slippery plastic lets the sled float through soft snow.
The manufacturer is made up of people who are both sledding fanatics and woodworkers – as you can imagine, they are always trying to design each sled to be as beautiful, functional and sturdy as possible.
The Ultimate Flyer meets all ASTM and USC child safety criteria. The finish is lead-free. Please contact us if you'd like a copy of the independent test results.
Solid birch sled with handcrafted willow handrails
Stainless steel hardware
Lead-free, marine-grade finish
Custom molded plastic skids on bottom of sled for soft or hard snow
Front of sled pivots for easy steering
Certified by the USC and ASTM for child safety
Suitable for ages 3 and up
Weight limit is 300 lbs
Ultimate Flyer also available in a 52" long model
Measures 47"L x 24"W x 4"H
Hand Engraving: We can now engrave a child's name (or an adult's!) onto the sled. Lettering is 2" tall and runs up the length of the sled.
The Ultimate Flyer was recommended by the National Parenting Center.