I've read a few less-than-desirable reviews, so I will update later if we have any problems with it; but so far we've had 4 kids using it for 5 days now, and it's been an absolute blast so far!
My kids don't normally enjoy spending too much time in the snow. They might go out for a few minutes, build a snowman, and then come back in looking for some hot cocoa. But since we've bought this, they wake up every morning begging to go outside and sled. And then I have to drag them back in before they freeze off random body parts.
Essentially, this is a glorified boogie board at 47 inches long, by 22 inches wide, with two sets of handles and a slick bottom. I've always considered our yard pretty sloped, but nothing else we had was really giving the kids any distance. With the Snow Screamer, they can literally make it from the top of the yard, all the way to the bottom. It's not super super fast, but it gives them a great deal of distance, figuring our degree of slope.
At 12 and 8, Bibby and Ogie ride together with no problems. Ribby can sandwich in the middle for a ride with her siblings. That works just fine, too. I'm not sure what the maximum recommended weight is, but together my 3 kiddos are clocking in at about 215 pounds.
I do agree with some of the reviews I read that the stock photo makes it look like there is a molded seat on the board. That isn't the case. It's just part of the screen printed design and NOT three dimensional in any way.
We don't live in an area that usually sees a great deal of deep snow, so I'm no expert on snow toys; but the Snow Screamer is a GREAT choice for our kids in the midst of this crazy weather!
If your kids are catching a case of cabin fever, head on over to Amazon and check out the Snow Screamer today!
Snow Screamer on Amazon