Post by Main Admin Account on Sept 20, 2011 14:12:49 GMT -5
Being from Alaska I am completely biased. I do not like the newer version. I think if you are going to portray a sled to kids it should be accurate. If AG makes other things like flutes, guitars, snowshoes, skis, and snowboard realistic, these should be too.
This was Sadie who came to travel to me in Alaska. I love this sled for the accuracy and details that are identical to sleds here. When the school teaches about Iditarod each year, I am usually asked to bring it in as a display piece because of the accurate detailing. I like that it is made entirely of wood. There is also the foot break on the older version that I don't think is on the new version. Another detail.
The newer sled is made of plastic and pretty sturdy. I like that they have fitted it with elastic for the hands and feet to stay on. I am considering adding that feature to my own sled. I think the accuracy in what it looks like is horrid. I have never seen anything like it on the real sled market. I could be wrong. Even the kid rec sleds aren't like this.
Know that Pepper and the original Husky are different sizes. I highly doubt that Pepper would fit into the older harness. I like the original Husky better than pepper as well. If a kiddo this age had a husky around it would be better scaled to the old version. Pepper is a young pup of a Husky.
All this being said, if it is something your daughter is really into and you don't mind the details, go for it. Get the newer version. It's all in what she would play with and love.