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Page  Two

This page contains Lightning Guiders, see Slopes 1 and 3 for Flexible Flyers and other sleds.


  Deen Watson has a nice fleet of sleds, pictured on our home page.  His skill as a graphic artist has enabled him to restore a number of sleds. He states his introduction:

  I enjoy collecting and refinishing snow sleds. I have real respect for the quality and craftsmanship of the "older" runner sleds.  Below and on the other slopes (pages) is my collection.  Some I have completely restored, some need to be restored, and some are in their original condition.  I welcome any comments regarding the sleds.  You can reach me at:

Deen Watson


   LG 22 1/2 (1920's?) - This was my very first restoration project.  It was purchased at an antique store for $4.00.  All the wood has been replaced and the graphics replaced.


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   LG 123 1/2 (1930's?) - Completely restored using all the original wood. Note the all wood front and side rails.  The graphics have been recreated. It was purchased at an auction.


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   LG 125 (1950's?) - This is a current restoration project.  Green lettering and red lightning bolts.


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   LG 125 (1950's?) - Partially restored, graphics recreated.



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   LG 123 1/2 (1950's) - Completely restored, this was a gift to my older son.



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   LG 123 1/2 (1950's?) - Completely restored.  All new wood and graphics recreated.  This sled was restored for a friend as a gift to his daughter.


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   LG 122 (1960's) -  Original condition.  This sled was a gift to me from my Uncle.

[note: cf. Lightning Guider on Jon's Slope 3]



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   LG 56 (1970's) - Original condition.  A great example of a later model Lightning Guider.



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   LG 53  (1980's) -  Original condition.  Note: later model steering handle


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 Please continue to Watson's Slope 3


updated 15 Feb 2003