Sand Ladders Type 1
Sand Ladder: These are my new injection moulded sand ladders which were designed with the cooperation of a fellow trail enthusiast, as he pointed out a lot of the flat stamped versions were fine in dry conditions, but living in the Uk where more often than not its wet and muddy where you go trailing, those often gave little grip as being flat and wet the tires just slipped on them, so we designed a few different types then tested them to see what worked best and this is what we ended up with.
As you can see we have angled edges, a groove in the middle and big holes as this seemed to work much better in muddy conditions,plus we added grip strips on the top which helped a huge amount if on a slight angle in mud.
While not a perfect scale copy of a real life used version, we both decided sometimes a slight compromise is needed for practical use, as not everything works when scaled down.
They are 148mm long, 50mm wide and 4mm thick, and being injection moulded are fine for use bridging gaps as they are very durable.
You get a pair of these which are injection moulded in white HIPS ready to paint out the packet.