Those sleds are very different than the ones I used back in 1970. They were wood with a stokes litter. There was a double or triple chain that slipped under the front and the sled wouldn't move without lifting the front end up. They had a rigid crossbar between the handles making it easy to do a long sideslip with the hand nearest the sled on the crossbar. They contructed the handles themselves at Sugarloaf as the commercially made handles were breaking off all the time under the high strain conditions we put the sleds through. I was actually getting a ride down with a sprained ankle on Gondola line when the handles came off the midstation sled as the mounts broke. As a rookie at the beginning of the season it was my job to run a sled at least 5 miles a day empty for practice down all the various slopes and at the end of the day to give the T-bar attendents a ride down at then of the day. They were large guys so the sled with 2 attendents on it could easily go over 600 pounds and there was one pair that went over 700 pounds. On the Narrow Gauge side of the mountain we ran them down Lower Gauge and had to cross the T-bar line near the bottom and shoot between the double row of still moving Ts. That was something that always made the new guys nervous.