So i dont know if this is better in gear talk or in the ski gabber but ill just go for it here. I just bought a sled and im trying to figure out the best way to attach my skis. I have a few ideas but i thought i would just check and see if any of the newschoolers sledders have any genius ideas. so post em up!
Old ATV gun racks work well, just be reaaaaally careful when drilling through your tunnel so you don't hit your coolant tub. If you don't want to drill, a combination of bungee cords works well so keep them connected on either side of the tunnel sitting on your running boards.
I'll sell you mine for $300 they are mint, welded aluminium, you could sled all day and not even notice them, also a good trick is to get a drysack or tumperware container, strap it to your tunnel and put your ski boot shells in there then put your ski boot liners in a pair of winter boots and swap them when you get there. Sleds and ski boots are a horrible mixture, wreck your boots, wreck tunnel and wreck yourself cause you cant drive.
Low profile is also important for sledding into tough to reach spots, I've had two friends cut open for stitches due to falling off with shitty setups. Really puts a damper on a good day.
This is mine, I can sled all day and not even notice my skis at all. It's all welded alluminium, I've had it for 6 years without any problems. A good rack is paramount for sled skiing.
All - Here are the various sled ski rack options. Have a look at the options and make decisions that are right for your needs, not others.
Things to keep in mind are the following:
Keep your ski's and/or board away from your feet, and your seat
Recognize you will need storage, and what the cost of that storage rack will be (on top of other systems to just hold skis)
Tunnel Support, the rear of your tunnel can really only manage about 20 pounds.....this are requires re-enforcing
Installation times, can the rack be removed if you don't want to use it on a 'sled only' trip
Hope this helps everyone looking to get out and play.
For a really light weight, simple to use, very strong rack for only 160$ for a set of skis check out our racks at backcountryadventurgear.com I think you will find them hard to beat. We built them because of the danger of home made racks stabbing body's in the back when they fall off sleds or cheap gun racks coming apart and tearing up the tunnel. Anyways happy skiing