Monday, 2 January 2017

Kicksleds! Too much to do, so why not another project

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

folding units


Low effort!

Honda powered

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....