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    Posted February 5, 2014 by
    Trogfili
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    Wintry weather 2014

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    Backyard Fun- 200 ft. Wooden Sled Run

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Trogfili has an obsession with making the wooden sled run he builds in his backyard every year bigger and better than the last one. "I start to build it in September and take it down in February. I have to take it down because without the snow it's just a bunch of high wooden pallet walls with tarps on them, which is a real eye sore," he said. This year, the structure was 14-feet high and 20-feet long. Another surprise (for his wife): this time it's permanent. "It's attached to the back of my office with permanent posts," he said.

    While he doesn't use the sled run himself, his children and their friends really enjoy the spills and thrills of speeding down the ramp. "It's a ton of work," he said, "but the kids just love it, so I have to build it."
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    Every year I spend 2 months building a giant 200 ft. sled run for 100+ kids in my small town. Every year I take it down upon my wife's request. It's all worth it when you see the joy it brings the kids in this video.

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