If the Slinging Snowball Xistera has gotten you into some trouble and you need a quick getaway, the Mad River Rocket will get you out of harm’s way in a hurry. Basically a kneeboard for the snow, the sleds from Mad River Rocket ($180) are built to perform. With quick-release lap belts and comfortable knee pads, the sleds can carve and turn with control that your childhood saucer would kill for. The balance and steering capabilities make it possible to bomb a hill or launch off a half pipe like your snowboarding counterparts. So brush up on your tricks at meet us at the top.