Slegger Snow Sledge
Inspired by the idea of making a contemporary sledge with ecologic materials. It was important not to lose the riding style of old-school sledges while designing a contemporary one.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Slegger is a snow sledge for two. Its body is designed to distribute the weight of the skiers equally to the slides. The seats on board are cut from the body and assembled reverse to board.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Slegger can be used by one or two skiers. The skier in the front controls steering by holding the rein. Feet of front skier are placed on steering board to ease holding the rein. The skier at the back controls breaking sticks which are placed at both sides of the sledge. These sticks are used to not only make the sledge slow down but also support steering by using them one-sided. In addition, the rein is used to pull the sledge while climbing to top of track.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The material of the body, slides and steering board are plywood and they are shaped by bending. Connection parts are stainless steel.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions : 1500mm x 700mm x 250mm
Sledge, Snow, ski.
Nowadays most of the snow sledges are made of plastic materials and these sledges are not fully qualified to reflect the soul of sledging. Making the sledge from ecologic materials bring it through inartificial and conventional structure. In addition, use of plywood and stainless steel allows to give a contemporary form to sledge.
Main challenge was optimizing the diameter of the body. The diameter of the body is important in terms of the height of the seat, space between feet and implementation of proposed bending technique.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Kiraz Sema Turhan and Levent Muslular
Levent Muslular & Kiraz Sema Turhan, 2016.