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    Paddles

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    Scooters for sledding

    Post by Paddles on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:43 am

    I am new to dog sledding (Incredibly new! LOL) and now having my new harness's from windchill, using my sons scooter (which is just a little small) and I am thinking of buying one of the scooters advertised as for dog sledding (ie windchill, or cardiprin??) does anyone have scooters bought from these, what do you think of it.

    Thank you.

    Heidi Price
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    MDL

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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by MDL on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:36 pm

    If you find anything REALLY REALLY cheap let me know. I'm looking for a second hand one atm, or new if the price is right.

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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by ACT Rep on Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:45 pm

    Ha ha Heidi, your son's scooter looks like a Torper which I have been using for sledding for 7 years but then again I am also the butt of many "when you gonna get serious" jokes too. The ultimate humiliation was not when the 5 and 7 year old kids arrived at training with the same scooter as their xmas pressie a few years ago but when they graduated to 'proper' scooters and I, many decades older than them, was still on my torper! I keep promising myself a Kickbike...... one day.....
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    Paddles

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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by Paddles on Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:28 pm

    Yes, it's a torper lol, I'm getting a new one as soon as I pick one... My back, hips and knees are shot, and the stress the scooter puts on them is not good. BUT, I need a scooter that I can stand evenly on both feet on (Or maybe one of the ones with a seat (Although, weather we would ever go long enough distances to need a seat....)

    I got to go for a run today (its just been too hot) and it was wonderful.... Maybe I can persuade hubby to move somewhere cooler (With snow even)

    For an incredibly cheep scooter, keep your eye open, and speak to the staff at the local tip. one found there might need minor repair, ie new tyres, but you would be surprised at what ends up at the local tip. However you would not find a proper adult kickbike, but you might get a torper.... Very Happy
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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by Shyvarne Racing on Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:06 pm

    Hi Heidi,

    I've been supplying Kickbikes to the sledding community for over a decade now. The kickbike models best suited for sledding are the Cross Max, Cross G4 or X Country - Visit www.kickbikes.com.au for specifications.

    I offer kickbikes to the sledding community at a discounted price. If you would like any further info you can find my phone number and email address in the distributors links; I'm located in the ACT.

    Regards, Chris
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    Paddles

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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by Paddles on Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:14 pm

    sorry. Shyvarne, I've ordered one off David Pettigrew.

    don't suppose you supply harness's?
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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by Shyvarne Racing on Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:33 pm

    No sorry

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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by jcsledda on Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:40 am

    Heidi, I had Ralph at Windchill build me a custom 26 inch scooter about three years ago after spending the first three years on a smaller 20 inch. The scooter built was a bit of a guinea pig in that it had a very different rear end set up and that it was running front and rear disc brakes. The scooters Ralph turns out are great - although he does get very busy!! If you have an old mountain bike, he can cut that up and turn out the scooter. As a recommendation, If you are new to sledding, I would be tempted to start on either a 20 or 24 inch and possibly have a seat added (makes it easier to control the dogs on passing if you are a little nervous). Ralph will give you lots of tips, based on your height, number of dogs etc. If you dont have Windchills number it is 03 9710-1256.

    Regards,
    Justin Celentane
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    Paddles

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    Re: Scooters for sledding

    Post by Paddles on Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:50 am

    Hi Justin,

    I ordered a scooter off David Pettigrew, its going to be a big one. I had a go with one of his first.

    Thank you for your thoughts tho.

    Heidi

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