The Mad River Rocket is far more controllable and maneuverable than your garden-variety, toy-store sled. Kneel on the sled and steer by leaning, using the hands for stabilization.
The design of the sled's hull makes it easy to execute sharp turns, which is essential for dodging trees on forested hillsides. The updated plush kneepad design softens landings, and the knee strap ensures that the rider and sled stay together through it all.
Some well-practiced MRR riders have even developed quite an impressive repertoire of aerial tricks on the sleds. But, just like with skiing or other extreme sports, try some small jumps first before aiming for the skies in this extreme sledding.