The Customer’s Challenge:

This product was originally developed by an architect in Vermont whose son had an idea for a thrilling new thermoformed sled that could sail through snow-covered glades and hills, with the rider in full control. However, the challenge for a visionary entrepreneur, who thought he could build a business from the simple idea of a controllable kneeboard for snow sledding, was how to turn this simple vision into reality affordably while keeping the manufacturing & design costs low.

Universal Plastics’ Solution:

Our engineering team partnered with the client to develop this highly maneuverable thermoformed sled made of tough polyethylene and polycarbonate at a low cost to the entrepreneur. This product is still in production today.

The End Result:

Through the entrepreneur’s partnership with Universal Plastics, he received our design assistance and turn-key manufacturing service and this was a key to making his vision a reality.