Sledding is a fun activity for cold, winter, snowy days---the thrill of riding the back of a fast sled down a steep hill exhilarates most everyone. Even when the snow seems fast, it's hard not to yearn for a faster sled. A few modifications to any sled make it faster. If you don't have time to modify your sled, spending time preparing your sledding hill guarantees to make your sled faster.
Tips & Warnings
If your sled is scratched on the bottom, sand the bottom smooth and paint it with a glossy paint. A scratched and gouged sled bottom produces more frictional resistance than a smooth one.
Substitute cooking grease, shortening, or baby oil for non-stick cooking spray. These make the sled faster, too.
With higher speeds come higher chances of injury. Wear a helmet when sledding to help prevent head injuries.