From his chest area to his abs there was something that he was rolling on, still what he had at his toes to act like a rudder, is a good question. Some of the other gear would be similiar to what the winter "Skelton" people use.
You can see elbow protection, gauntlets well armored, so it would be the same to his knees, but toes I am lost for he used them so much. I do not know about the rest of you, but as a kid I use to be at the top of a steep slope (often by a railway crossing of a river so longer & steeper run) with a small wooden skelton-like sled, with steel runners & just grab slots cut in RATHER then so many that sat on their winter sleds.
I was able to clock far faster times & STAY on the sled from top to bottom without being throwen off. Fact is even in being 7 to 8 yrs of age I knew how to use my Fathers jig-saw & other tools to make up the snow sleds I used, plus selling the original (my dad made it up for me so watched him from start to finish also his guidence in using his tools, to a friend & making three better ones for myself & a few friends.
Believe me my the toes of my boots along with body lean is how I got around the downward bends, not hitting power poles, rocks, or whatever.
Crash helmet? No way man for this was in '37 to '38 so a wool toque.
Last edited by Smitty; 02-23-2008 at 05:01 PM.