Inspired by the Olympic sport of the luge and coal shovel racing, the lightweight Zipfy (~ 3½ lbs.) is compact and fast. Made of high-density polyethylene plastic, it is engineered for performance, safety and maneuverability on every type of snow. It features a feet-first design so that riders can control their speed and stop by digging their heels into the snow. With a low center of gravity and the rail design on the underbelly of the sled, riders can carve down the slopes, simply by leaning into the turn. It makes for a great family sport and comes in a variety of vibrant colors.
The Ride Just sit down, hold the handle between your legs, lift your feet and hold on - your legs are supported by the hood of the sled. Zipfy is also very light, so riders will not get tired from hauling their sleds back up the hill.
History & Today Zipfy [pronounced zip’fee] originated in a small town in the Bavarian Alps where it was designed as an improvement to sliding down the hill on coal shovels in the 1960’s. Over the last few years it has become a hip and trendy sport in the German, Austrian and Italian Alps, with competitive races for riders of all ages. Zipfy hit North American slopes for the first time in the Fall of 2007.