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Crampons, Kicksled Accessories, Kicksledding, Kicksleds -

Whether you want to reach top speed, or travel miles on the trail, getting more power from your kicks will have you going faster and further with less effort. Kicksleds can reach top speeds of over 9mph. Even at a moderate pace of 5mph, you can travel great distances on your kicksled. The most important factors are footwear and the surface you will be sliding on. Other things to consider are the amount of weight on your sled and kicking technique. Check out these tips and you’ll be passing skiers in no time! Foot Wear and Traction Devices There are...

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Kicksledding, Kicksleds, Trails -

Which trails allow kicksledding? From hiking trails to ski trails, the myriad number of winter trail types and rules can be confusing. This guide will help you choose a  trail that is great for kicksledding.

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Crampons, sometimes called spikes, microspikes, ice grippers or traction devices are an accessory worn over snow boots. Often they consist of a stretchy rubber ring that goes around your boot. This band holds on a set of chains and spikes to the sole of your boot. Depending on the brand and model, spike lengths vary. The most extreme version can be used for vertical ice climbing and the mildest version is great for walking on slippery city sidewalks.  For kicksledding, you want something in between. Medium sized spikes grip into packed snow and ice giving you more power for each...

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Crampons, Kicksled Accessories, Kicksleds -

  This guide will teach you everything there is to know about available accessories to improve your kicksledding ride! Runners Most ESLA kicksleds come standard with runners. Runners are made of plastic and clip on to the bottom of your kicksled. Because runners are lightweight plastic, they won’t add much weight to your sled. Runners are the most important accessory you will want to get for riding the trails because they allow you to glide on packed snow. Without them, the kicksled doesn’t move as quickly in these conditions. (Kicksledding on ice is the time to take the runners off....

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Beginner trails, Kicksledding, Trails, Twin Cities -

Minneapolis and Saint Paul are home to some great beginner kicksledding locations. From State Parks, to city regional parks, you don’t have to drive far with your kicksled to find an excellent kicksled trail.

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