Shock Rings & Cords
Shock rings and cords are used to cushion the dogs and the sled from shock forces created by a quick stop on the sled. Team size recomendations are suggestions only and are based on a basket sled with 25 to 40 lbs. of cargo and 60 lb. dogs. Size of dogs or weight of sled and cargo are all factors that must be considered. It is imperative that some type of safety line is used in case of shock ring failure. The correct length safety line also limits how far the shock ring can stretch extending its lifetime considerably.