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Ice blading

Making a summer sport all year round
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Right, I've tried google and HB to find these ideas but nothing has come up so here it goes.
My idea came about after looking at some inline boots and noticing how similar they are to the old ice hockey boots I used to have.
The first idea is to have interchangeable fittings so the ice blades can be converted into roller blades safely .
The second comes after watching The X games. Why not use a "street style" circuit or a quarter pipe made out of ice and let the ice skaters have a go.
I have seen somewhere on TV that somebody made a skateboard for ice which worked (?Jackass) but they didn't attempt any jumps or spins
sufc, Jul 30 2003

Interchangeable wheels/blades http://www.hypnoska.../shopexd.asp?id=132
Interchangeable rollerblades/iceskates are already baked. [scad mientist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

"Ice" skates http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Ice_20skates
Inspired by sufc's Ice blading idea. [beauxeault, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I used to ice skate on a track made on the uneven ground of a park. The bumps, inclines and low hills were great fun.
FarmerJohn, Jul 30 2003
  

       The problem with an ice skateboard is that usually when you are doing skateboard tricks you flip the board around. Would you want four razor sharp blades fliping around under your feet while you jump ??
SystemAdmin, Jul 30 2003
  

       I think it wouldn't be too hard to engineer a blade edge-guards that yield when weight is upon the board but protect when the board is airborne.   

       Also, "razor sharp" is a bit dramatic, dontcha' think?
bristolz, Jul 30 2003
  

       dramtic,,,, yes........but any spinning metal blade would gouge your leg more than a wooden board.
SystemAdmin, Jul 30 2003
  

       Like any "extreme" sport, I expect participants to wear appropriate attire and for this idea that means clothing that resists ice skate edges in addition to falls, etc.
bristolz, Jul 30 2003
  

       <scad mientist> thanks for the link.
sufc, Jul 31 2003
  

       I have thought before that figure skaters could incorporate a guard rail grind into their routine.
Gulherme, Jul 31 2003
  

       When I read the title, I thought this was going to be something different (link).
beauxeault, Jul 31 2003
  

       <scad mientist> thanks for the link.
sufc, Jul 31 2003
  
      
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