The kicksled or spark is a small sled consisting of a chair mounted on a pair of flexible metal runners which extend backward to about twice the chair's length. The sled is propelled by kicking ("sparke" or "sparka" in the Scandinavian languages) the ground by foot.
Lots of fun, our first one got lots of use. Still around, but to on the small side its time to get back to more time outside in the winter and so we need to start building a larger version.
So many designs exist, we need a blend of traditional and durability and easy gliding
Plus they would make a great seat for ice fishing
Vintage unit, they go back a long way in Scandinavian countries
uhmw plastic runners will lower friction for better sliding
made out of purpleheart
lots of bent wood and nylon seat
well if its worth doing, its worth overdoing
Nice traditional configuration
Over the next few weeks we'll be working out a design to produce and standardize, stay tuned....