Curler skates are enjoyable and all, however they’re fairly nicely restricted to rolling on comparatively clean surfaces. [Fireball Tool] needed one thing slightly extra rugged, so set about a build of his own.
The problem of the design was to construct these skates utilizing as many wheelchair components as potential, together with the wheels. Roughly 22″ tall, the wheels have nice bearings inside and are designed to run on a single-sided axle assist, good for the skates. A metallic bracket is then used to connect a snowboard boot binding so the wheels will be fitted to the wearer’s ft. Coaching wheels have been fitted to the rear to make it simpler for the rider, whereas a chainsaw engine was pressed into service to supply some welcome propulsive drive.
In a brief take a look at on a flat workshop flooring, the wheels carried out ably. The hope is that the big diameter wheels ought to do higher than conventional curler skates would on tough surfaces like grass or filth. We sit up for seeing that take a look at in motion as a comparability to other powered skates we’ve seen. Video after the break.