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Robb Design Portfolio: Cool Runner

  • John Lyon

Six years of research, development, and prototyping have resulted in the Stealth-X, a carbon-fiber snow sled from New Zealand’s Snolo (www.snolosleds.com). In terms of appearance, the Stealth-X is a far cry from an overturned trash-can lid or even a toboggan. "I wanted it to look like Steven Spielberg and Enzo Ferrari had a few beers together and designed a sled," rel="nofollow" says Sean Boyd, the company’s design director. Snolo, which has priced the Stealth-X at $3,000, was planning at press time to begin deliveries in January.

Sporting a black paint job and equipped with aluminum runners and a snowboard-style nose, the sled runs equally well in deep powder or on ice and can achieve speeds exceeding 40 mph. The Stealth-X weighs roughly 9 pounds, making it both maneuverable and easy to carry uphill before a descent—something riders no doubt will want to do over and over again.

This article was originally published in the February 2013 issue of Robb Report. Click here to read more articles from this issue.

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