Recreation: Ski Bob Bobbing Along

Old-fashioned skiing may still be the best way to whoosh down a snowy slope, but thrill seekers are rapidly inventing new-fashioned ways of descent. Just as snowmobiling has become the latest U.S. fad (TIME, Feb. 17), the sport of ski bobbing has caught on in Europe. Ski bobs range in price from $100 to $150, look like small bicycles on skis, weigh about 17 lbs., and can readily be dismantled to fit into car trunks. The tubular metal frame has handle bars connected to a short pivoting ski in front, and a...

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