Idea #538 – Beating a speed record of dune down sliding in sled
According to the definition, a sled is “a vehicle on which we sit down to slide on the snow or on the ice”. It differs from the bobsleigh which, him, has a brake and a steering control. The first competition of sled appeared in Switzerland in 1883. In 1955, the first world championships were organized and 9 years later, this discipline was registered on Olympics. Without hoping to contribute in this category, we have to try to beat a record of sliding down of sled on a sand dune, in Namibia.
Very rustic, our sled consists of a plate of medium, lifted by the arms of the driver in front, to try to pilot it, and to avoid crashing it directly in the sand. No brake, a helmet, courage, and hup, tumbling down to here we are the high-speed slope. Level with the ground, the sensation is rather exhilarating. The speed camera, without compromise, sanctioned the run : 52 kph, record beaten for the season!
Where is it?
Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Namibie