A kick-sled consists mostly of two runners with a chair-like affair fastened to them. It is about five feet long, and the operator stands erect behind the chair, keeps one foot on a runner and propels the kick-sled with the toe and heel of his free foot.
It operates best on a hard-surfaced, snow-covered road, but any well-packed snow trail is prime for it. At kick-sled sliding "parties", a boy stands on his favorite sled, his girl friend sits on the seat, and down hill they shoot to the bottom. On the level it becomes a matter of "kicking" to keep the light-weight sled in motion.
One will marvel at the speed which Monson boys and girls attain with a kick-sled. The sled's activities are not limited to sport: one is often pressed into use to carry bundles of groceries.
A beginner at "kicking" finds that it is good exercise, especially for the leg muscles; and it is only by constant practice that anyone gains any great degree of skill. Once mastered, the user of a kicksled is in his element when snow covers the ground, for he can propel a sled two or three times as fast as a person walks, and it is good fun too.
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