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Crazy Cardboard Creations Careen Down Jack Frost Slope

KIDDER TOWNSHIP — Cardboard sleds and brave souls all lined up to take on the Cardboard Classic at Jack Frost Ski Resort Friday morning. “This is Ir...
CARDboard classic

KIDDER TOWNSHIP -- Cardboard sleds and brave souls all lined up to take on the Cardboard Classic at Jack Frost Ski Resort Friday morning.

"This is Iron Man, I am Iron Man, this is not a suit, this is my sled," explained John Wisniewski of Delaware. "This is my 10th year here. It's the best weekend of the year."

The 10th annual event hosted by Philadelphia radio station WMMR draws huge crowds every year, and creative sleds put together with just a few simple items.

"Duct tape, and cardboard, and glue, a lot of glue," said Steven Lashua of New Tripoli.

Entrants included a PennDOT sled:

and a Popemobile, hoping to have a prayer on their way down:

Snowmaker Ed says they've been working hard against warm weather.

"We did fantastic for the weather," said Ed O'Melia. "Every time we were able to seize a cold night, we did it; a cold morning we did it."

A lot of the teams are having trouble crossing the red finish line because the conditions are pretty icy. But the teams say whether or not they finish, they're still having a ton of fun.

There were plenty of wipeouts. A lemonade stand sled looked a lot like a lemon.

While a Homer Simpson-sized six pack slid down with ease.

"It's awesome! We just came down the hill. We went straight, we didn't crash, we didn't fall apart, it was perfect," said New Jersey resident Theresa Valentino.

For the spectators and the sledders, the Cardboard Classic has become a Pocono tradition.

"As long as this is here, I am here. And I already have next year's idea," Wisniewski added.