Ah, the Flexible Flyer… the state of the art snow sled in 1889 and still the best choice for an authentic, sturdy, steerable sled!
We love the, er, selling points in the vintage ad pictured above:
“The Christmas gift every live girl and boy wants! Saves shoes, prevents colds, and saves doctor’s bills, because you don’t drag your feet in steering.”
Those two sentences make us wonder, first of all, what the, um, not live girls and boys want for Christmas… and second of all, did they end up that way because they didn’t have Flexible Flyers when they went sledding?
We’re ordering ours right now, just to play it safe.
Not everyone had the pleasure of growing up where it snowed in the wintertime, but perhaps you traveled to cooler climes for fun or to visit family when you were a kid. Did you go snow sledding? Did you have a Flexible Flyer, and if not, how did you survive on a lesser sled?
Share your childhood snow sledding memories in the comments section, as we tip our hats to one cool sled that has withstood the test of time.