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Skate icing

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In the 'speed skating' version of this sport, competitors race around a track covered with precisely angled, razor sharp blades, wearing special ice shoes. Protective clothing is a good idea.
hippo, Jun 05 2010

Icing on the Skate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skate
[swimswim, Jun 05 2010]

Icing on the Skate (2) http://www.cafenils...uploads/alinea4.jpg
With *real* skate. [mouseposture, Jun 05 2010, last modified Jun 06 2010]

mmmmmm skate icing http://good-times.w...0150075818691KdOiwp
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 06 2010]

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       In an alternate universe, skate icing is a festive topping for [link].
swimswim, Jun 05 2010
  

       what angle are the blades at?
po, Jun 05 2010
  

       Precisely.
Ian Tindale, Jun 05 2010
  

       ah yes!
po, Jun 05 2010
  

       Is the course made from a matrix of blades, like a kind of lethal carpet, or is it a single sinuous blade more like a vicious monorail?
pocmloc, Jun 05 2010
  

       [po] //what angle are the blades at?//
Sort of a chevron pattern, with the point pointing opposite to the direction of travel. Like the shoulder insignia of a very-high-ranking noncommissioned officer in the Ouroboran army.
  

       Attempting to glide too long on one foot would run you into the wall on the inside or outside wall of the track.   

       edit: [pocmloc]'s anno posted while I wrote that. Sinusoidal is far more elegant. Works with single blade or "lethal carpet."
mouseposture, Jun 05 2010
  

       picturing razor blades anywhere but in a shaver gives me the shivers. Icey shivers.
dentworth, Jun 05 2010
  

       Hehe, I like this.   

       Since recycled shoe rubber is being used to make athletics tracks nowadays, we should strap clods of dirt to our feed and do the 100-metre sprint, too.
Cuit_au_Four, Jun 06 2010
  
      
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