I guess it show I have to get out of my house more often, but today I learned about sandboarding at The Great Sand Dunes.
If you're going to try it, The National Park Service has some recommendations.
- Yes: Sandboards and sand sleds are specifically made for sand, featuring a special design with extra slick base material and special wax; these work best for sliding in most conditions.
- No: Snow sleds, snowboards and skis only slide on very wet sand after rain or snow. The sand surface is usually dry.
- No: Cardboard, saucers, and soft plastic items don't slide on sand; they will dig into or drag on the sand.
- No: Rectangles of rigid, ultra-slick plastic or masonite might slide, but are not safe: there is no way to control or steer them, and their angled edges could cause injuries.