h a l f b a k e r y
Expensive, difficult, slightly dangerous, not particularly effective... I'm on a roll.
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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.
Icing on the Skate
[swimswim, Jun 05 2010]
Icing on the Skate (2)
With *real* skate. [mouseposture, Jun 05 2010, last modified Jun 06 2010]
mmmmmm skate icing
[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].
||what angle are the blades at?
||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?
||[po] //what angle are the blades at?//
Sort of a
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."
||picturing razor blades anywhere but in a shaver gives
me the shivers. Icey shivers.
||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.