Snoogee Boards are the ultimate carving sled, designed for everyone. Anywhere there is snow - from sledding beginners to experienced boarders, skiers, kids, parents and versatile action sport enthusiasts looking for a snow fix!
The Snoogee's low centre of gravity creates all sorts of possibilities for surfing down the slopes and, in another first, it's capable of creating resort run and urban sledding, which until now, has been the exclusive domain of skiing and boarding.
Almost anywhere you can ride a snowboard you can ride a Snoogee Board too.
Carving on a Snoogee is easiest while sitting. This riding position is the easiest to learn to stop. With the lowest risks during learning (all while still out-carving all other sleds on the slope!)
Carving while prone is the most functional way to ride a Snoogee. This is position is easiest for getting air and throwing tricks. Prone is the riding position with the most carving control. It is a little harder to learn to stop than the seated position, however when you do become competent this position is the one we have had the most fun riding.
The drop-knee position is one we adopted from body boarding. It is a little harder than riding prone, but worth the effort! In this position you can throw the tail and carve some snow! This position gets easier to ride with more snow to get an edge in.
Standing is the Snoogee’s most challenging riding position. We enjoy it. It’s a lot of fun! With the snowboard as the bottom runner the sleds are quiet stable in the standing position but it can be hard to get edge control. If you are going to ride stand up, we would encourage you to do this in powder where you have more control and more cushion if you fall.
We designed Snoogee to be versatile. Seriously, you can carve:
- Local sled hills
- Groomed runs at a resort
- Powder runs you can hike to
- Use your edge control to do laps of the park
- Let your imagination and skill take you to places that have never been sledded before!
From Groomers to Pow Now, you can choose where you sled!
In the exploded view below you can see all the components of the Snoogee deck and trucks as well as the snowboard you will need to add to complete the sled.
The deck is made of plastic, with a foam top sheet to lessen the impacts on your body.
The trucks are made from steel for longevity and rigidity for better performance.
To be really clear, we are not selling snowboards with the Snoogee deck and trucks on Kickstarter. You will need to attach a snowboard to our deck and trucks to complete your sled.
We have used various lengths of snowboards from 112cm up to 157cm. Any one snowboard can be used in all kinds of snow conditions, however, we have found the shorter boards are better to ride on hard pack snow and easier to spin. In powder the longer boards give you more float and better carving control.
In the future we will create specific subdecks for the Snoogee Boards to create an even better riding experience as we continue to grow our product range.
Our Snoogee trucks have been designed to attach to a snowboard using the regular screw holes that would otherwise be used for your snowboard bindings.
Snoogees are made to be used with your regular snowboard (or one you have dedicated for the Snoogee). This is how we have given this sled superior edge control to all other sleds. We attach our Snoogee Board Deck and Trucks using screws that go directly into your snowboard binding holes.
When you shift your weight (particularly when applying pressure to either rail of the Snoogee Top Deck) the energy is transferred via the trucks to the snowboard edges, which dig into the snow and allow you to stop, turn, and most importantly - CARVE!
Designed to accommodate any level of sledding expertise. The different riding positions create joy - for the timid amateur to the adrenalin-seeking veteran! Snoogee Boards are the easiest sled to jump on and start carving.
Snoogee Boards is the latest business venture for co-founders Ben, Mick and Rob who's thriving childcare business employes over 250 staff.
Snoogee boards combines our passion for action sports with our extensive business experience building industry leading companies is what we do and we are excited to bring out expertise to the world of sledding.
Risks and challenges
We're snow enthusiast too so we want to make sure we give you a quality product that will put a smile on your face for years to come.
Together with our Industrial Design partners we have made sure that we have a realistic timeline for delivering the boards.
We will be working hard to finalise the industrial design, get through the FEA testing and ship your boards on time while overcoming any challenges that may arise. Snoogee Boards is dedicated to make this the best experience we can for you, our partners.
- (30 days)