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Sled set-up

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:28 am
by graeme
Anyone give me any pointers on sled set-up? I usually just rent a sled at the track, but I've no idea if its set "fast" or "slow". I do know turning the allen bolt gives more (faster) or less bow (slower, but more control), but that's about it...

And what work/polishing might you do to the runners? Is it like bobsleigh (sorry, bobsled to you guys :) ) where you rub down with a coarse abrasive paper, and then work your way to finer grades?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:14 am
by mongoose
Hi Graham

As for the sled setup you will learn in time as for runner prep I have listed a general guide that I follow.

http://americanbobsledclub.org/Skullwor ... r_tech.htm

Mongoose