Premium UMHW Trail Toboggan Kit

$235.00$270.00

Save some cash, and gain a better understanding of your personal trail toboggan with our DIY toboggan kits!  Comes with all materials necessary to finish your toboggan.  You supply some basic tools.

NEW: Click the “Video Demonstration” tab below to see a toboggan in action.

Our premium trail toboggan kit is exactly the same as our standard trail toboggan kit, except the High Density Polyethylene has been replaced with Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, a denser, lower-friction plastic for easier hauling and increased longevity over rough terrain.  For more information about UHMW-PE, please see our note below.

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Description

Rather than repeat ourselves, if you want to learn more about our trail toboggans, their intended uses, advantages, etc please check out the product page here: Premium UMHW Trail Toboggans.

Our trail toboggan kits include all of the following (note: quantity ranges are given, b/c quantities differ depending on the length of toboggan kit selected):

  • Instructions;
  • 8′ – 12′ x 1/4″ x 15″ toboggan blank, cut to a ‘coffin’ shape with holes pre-drilled;
  • 6 – 8 partially finished White Ash crossbars (dimensioned, rounded & notched to accept running lines);
  • 16 – 24m of 5mm cord for running lines and haul lines;
  • 2m of 1″ tubular nylon webbing for brake line;
  • 24 – 34 #8 x 3/4″ flat-head stainless screws;
  • 5 #8 x 3/4″ pan-head stainless screws;
  • 1 #9 copper rivet;
  • Hardwood rivet setter;
  • Complete lash system:
    • 4 – 8m of 3mm cord for prussiks on lash rings;
    • 9 – 15 brass lash rings;
    • 1 or 2 polyester straps;
    • 1 or 2 stainless steel buckles, sewn to polyester loops;
  • LotNs custom leather tump.

You supply:

  • A small rasp or sandpaper to soften edges of notches in CBs;
  • Linseed oil, spar varnish or another finish of your choice;
  • Drill with standard bits, robertson drive bit and countersink bit;
  • Clamps;
  • Straightedge, measuring tape, marker, etc

All about Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene:
[UHMW-PE is not the slick, high-gloss product that HDPE is, please read below for further information]. 

UHMW-PE is an industrial product used in applications (such as bearing surfaces) where a low co-efficient of friction and high abrasion resistance are paramount.  Happily, these same properties are essential in a good toboggan!  Despite these well-documented properties, when we first bought UH plastic in 2012 we were pretty skeptical.  It doesn’t have the high-gloss/ glassy* surface of regular High-Density PE, and simply put doesn’t look as fast as the HDPE.  But after two years, a dozen trips, and hundreds of kilometres of comparing the two, we’re now convinced, that UHMW PE does offer practical advantages over HDPE.  Don’t expect to add miles to your daily distances, or suddenly start jogging where you were previously slogging, but over the long haul UHMW will travel farther with less energy and last longer.
*Update fall 2014: We’ve received a note from an engineer who has performed research in reducing friction, his personal recommendation was that the slightly rougher surface of UHMW-PE may reduce surface tension/ suction, ultimately resulting in reduced friction.

Note: Additional shipping charges may apply on this item, depending on your location.  Please consider the shipping price quoted by the system to be just a quote.  We will inform you if the shipping is more or less than quoted.

Multiple Toboggan Shipping: Our shipping software is not sophisticated enough to compute multiple toboggans shipped together (as they nest nicely, and take up little more space than a single toboggan), so you will very likely be over-quoted shipping price for multiple toboggans.

Additional information

Weight 11.5 kg
Dimensions 42 x 56 x 56 cm
Running Surface

Extremely low friction Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE)

Cross Bars

High quality White Ash

Weather Resistant Fasteners

Stainless steel screws, copper rivets, brass rings, stainless steel cam buckles

Colour

Black (UV resistant)

Technical Difficulty

Low

Time

4 – 6h

Video Demonstration

A complete look at our toboggan packing process.

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