When snow covers the ground, what is the first thing that shows up on your mind? Yep! It’s time to go outside to enjoy winter entertainment. Snow sled or snow tube? There are many ways to slip and slide for an excitement rush in the winter, but nothing beats the thrill of sliding down a snowy hill on a snow tube. Then, what is the different between snow sled and snow tube?
Snow Sled =Snow Tube?
In some case, snow tube is snow sled. Both of them were regarded as entertainment to slide down the hill for winter activity fun by far in most snowy area. Although we call snow tube as snow sled. They may be similar, but there are slightly differences between them. From past to present, sledding has evolved from a rugged meaning of transportation to a fun and popular winter tradition. It becomes an ancient custom to flop on a sled. And the traditional sled was made of wood, plastic or metal. Plenty of fun that we could offer to keep you entertained for hours. No matter from traditional toboggans styles to inflatable snow tube. Especially, the snow tubing has been an increasingly popular method of sledding over the years.
However, what do you knew about snow tube? Basically, snow tube is a large inflatable ring-shaped with a cut-out in the middle that used for snow-covered hill. It looks like a doughnut because of its shape. Now, more and more people enjoy sitting on the tube and slide down the hill. You can go to a snow tubing park or any snow-covered hill. The exhilaration of snow tube doesn’t require you to be good enough at snow tubing. In reality, neither powerful muscles nor superb balance are even necessary. Snow tubing is definitely for anyone. All you need is a snow tube, just sit down and grasp the tube tightly. In general, the common shape of snow tube for single rider is round. And two-riders snow tube could be stretched like an inflated snow sled, for instance, double “doughnut” styles. A wide range of style and design for you to choose!
How To Tube？
Firstly, take your tube to the top of the hill and then sit on the tube with your bottom inside the tube. It’s more safe to go down with your feet first. Another option is lying on your stomach to slide down the hill if you think that the former option is not exciting enough. Secondly, make sure that your lanyard or your rope is inside the tube so it will not drag while going down the hill. And always check out that you have a clear path of no obstructions and dangers and with an uphill incline can slow you down for safety’s sake. Last but not least, make sure your body stay appressed with the tube. Finally, keep yourself warm and dry while tubing. It’s necessary to wear appropriate outfit, for example wearing waterproof snow pants and jackets, with your gloves and hat. And don’t forget to wear a mask. This could help you have a warm and fun snow tubing trip.