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Shaman's articles

1. The flaws of my sledges

This post is a necessary explanation. Oddly enough, but the reviews of people who bought my sledges for sled dogs, and this is not one hundred by the beginning of 2017, can hardly create an objective picture. On the one hand, this is undoubtedly pleasant - when I manage to avoid significant shoals and people are mostly satisfied with the work. But on the other hand, it can draw a picture to a potential buyer that is too safe, not quite consistent with reality...

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2. The “Shaman” sledge driving tips                                 

BRAKING:

So far as the sledge’s runners are relatively short, there is a “side effect” on a well-rolled or icy coating when braking - turning the sledge to the side of the foot that you apply the brake. The mechanics of this phenomenon are simple - removing the foot from the right ski, you transfer the body weight to left + brake, that is, shift the center of gravity to the left. And the braking point is in the middle of the sledge.

Because of this discrepancy - that the center of gravity is...

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3. Differences between the “Slalom” model and the “Vint” model               

I am often asked the question - how do the sledges "Slalom" and "Vint" differ. I'll try to answer on the points:

  1. The “Slalom” is about 0.8 kg lighter - this sledge has a slightly smaller total length of frame profiles and a smaller total area of plastic parts.

  2. The front crossbeam of the “Slalom” frame is located slightly more behind, this allows even medium-sized adult passengers to ride on the sledge, provided that...

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4. Еhe nuances when choosing a sledge              

Recently, I see cases when the wrong choice of a sledge is causing a person troubles. I mean the unsuccessful choice of a sledge among my models.

  1. I don’t know why, but sometimes they try to use “Boomer” in entertaining ridings. Initially, the sledge is designed for use in commercial or other hire, when on a more or less flat track, having at the disposal of more than one train of dogs being replaced...

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5. About the load on the dogs     

I am often asked if it will be normal for one dog to pull such-and-such weight on a such-and-such a sledge. Somewhere in some topic on the Husky forum a certain "veteran" said that the weight is 60 kg, for example, is nothing for the dog. Please do not listen to such characters. You should not consider the dog as something average. And you should not take on faith the figures voiced by incompetent people. Yes, there are dogs so impulsive and with such physics that some at that...

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6. The shock absorber in harness 

A small post about such an element of sled equipment as a shock absorber...

This adapt was invented in order to protect the dog’s backs from sudden jerking loads (for example, if an inexperienced tree inside the turn hit a sledge on the face, this is probably the most common situation). Imagine - joyful dogs are selflessly running forward, and suddenly the main tow line pulls them back sharply. If this jerk for the tow line does not soften, then the...

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