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Easy DIY Skoot 'n' Ski!

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I've always wanted a scooter with skis attached so I made one a couple of years ago but it broke soon after because of the poor design. So after another failed design I finally made one that works well and has not broken yet, I call it the Skoot 'n' Ski! This mod  allows you to scooter in the snow whether its on flat ground or down a steep ski slope. The best part is that once the winter season is over you can simply take the skis off and put the wheels back on, making it an all season scooter!  

Materials needed:

-Scooter
-Skis (preferable an old par you do not mind cutting up!)
-Scrap Aluminum (approx. 1 in. and 1/8 thick, a ruler or yard stick works)
-Nuts and bolts


Tools used:

-Hack Saw
-Drill ( 5/16)
-Dremel
-Knife
-Allen wrench
-Hammer
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Step 1: Scooter Prep

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To get started on your skoot 'n' ski you will have to remove the wheels on your scooter. To do this use an allen wrench and unscrew the bolts, make sure you do not lose any of the pieces, then remove the wheels.

Step 2: Ski Prep

To get the right length for each of the skis I laid them down next to the scooter and measured off what looked right. I cut the front ski 22 in. from the tip, and the back ski 24 in. from the tip, the the "bindings" will go 13 in. from the tip for both skis. The goal is to get as much ski as possible but still be ride-able. If the skis are cut to short there wont be enough surface area and deeper snow will be impossible to ride through because you will sink, to long and the scooter will be hard to maneuver. 
jordanguy1233 months ago

any suggestions to the person who doesnt have skis *cough cough* me

dremeldude1 year ago
Great idea! I loved this idea and just made one out of some scrap wood and it works great!
Emsaid (author)  dremeldude1 year ago
Thank you! glad its working for you. I just changed the wheels for skis for the winter on my scooter, I love it!
porklips2 years ago
I would love to see a pic of this in action!
Emsaid (author)  porklips2 years ago
I would too! If it snows I will make sure to get some pictures and videos.
great idea for canada
I've always wanted to try this but have never had skis before. Great Instructable!
Emsaid (author)  PotatoCoffee2 years ago
that was my problem for the longest time but I finally went to good will (a 2nd hand store) and found a cheap used pair for about $10
I'll try eBay....
Vinyard5562 years ago
Very nice! I definitely want to try this. Now winter needs to cooperate and give me some consistent snow..!
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