Explanation of Snub Line Rule

The rule for snub lines, under “Equipment”, mandates a snub line for holding the team at the start chute in addition to, or incorporated into, the snub line for holding a team on the trail. The rule reads, “A sled must be equipped with a working brake bolted to the sled, brush bow and snow hook. A snub line capable of holding the sled stationary and of length sufficient to be fastened and released by the musher while standing on the runners must be affixed to the sled. Snub line start loop can be incorporated into this line, or sled must be equipped with a separate snub line for start chute.

Below is a diagram illustrating what the starting chute snub line should look like. Questions regarding this should be sent to info@tcsdr.org