Picture of Nordic skates made of inlines
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Let's say you live in a country that have lots of ice in the winters with frozen lakes and seawater. That's the case fore me, I live in Sweden, to be more precise in Stockholm.

A nice activity is to ice skate when there's an opportunity. But the equipment is rather expensive according to me. I figured out that if you buy a couple of Inlines an mount them on a traditional ice skate profile you will save a lot of money.

Fore this project you will need:
. Ice skates profile
. A pair of Inlines
. Some screws and bolts
. Angle iron (see pictures)
. Small piceses of wood

The mentioned  items, you can bye on ebay or at any similar sites. Maybe you have it at home..

The total cost fore me for the components was less than 200 swedish crowns (30 US. dolars) including a pair of inline skates.

Step 1: Disassembly

Picture of Disassembly
The first thing that you have to do is to disassemble the binding from the aluminum ice skate profile. You will also disconnect the wheels from the Inlines.
Sawtooth_1 year ago

could you use those for regular ice skates

Try not to kick someone LOL they look like riding ln knoves dude haha. I dont know all the different kids of blades and maybe the knife lookin part is on purpose but pretty neat
jenspen (author)  NVDevastator1 year ago
haha! thanks!
cart5622 years ago
That looks like a nice pair of skates! I suppose this is a good use for them, but make sure to use those wheels for something or other, they look pretty good too.
jenspen (author)  cart5622 years ago
Do not be worried, the wheels will be used to another project!
nextuz2 years ago
Maybe... is yours cheaper then 350SEK? =)
jenspen (author)  nextuz2 years ago
This is what the project has cost me:
. 145 SEK Ice-skate-profile (from tradera.se)
. 40 SEK Inlines (second-hand market)
. 12 SEK Angle-iron and screws (hardware store)

So, yes, a lot cheaper than 350 SEK. And if you compare to "roll'nskate", the inlines is not included in that price.
Nice! I've been thinking about doing something similar to my inline skates, but instead of turning them into ice skates, I'd be adding pneumatic wheels so that I can use them on the "exellent" roads we have here in the north ;)
How stable are they to skate on? How well does the angle iron hold up?
The version I had in mind included 2 parallell pieces of 5mm flat stock steel bent in front and in the back to accommodate the larger wheels but not raise the feet unneccesarily off the ground.. if that makes sense... But, if your system works well, I might not need to use such heavy material..

Good job!
Ha det bra!
jenspen (author)  DavidFerAndersson2 years ago
Hi David!
Thanks for your comment. Your pneumatic-skate-project sounds very interesting and challenging but I like it a lot. Are you going to have a couple of tubes on your back loaded with compressed air, like a diver or firefighter?

To your question, if you weigh more than 70 kg, I think an extra pair of angle-iron would be good to have mounted in the middle of the profile. For me and my weight (65kg) the skates are surprisingly stable.

I'm not sure if I understand how you are going to build your profile, if you showed me some kind a sketch maybe I can give you better advice.

Once again thanks David
Ha det bra du med!
No, by pneumatic tires, I mean air filled, as opposed to the solid wheels most inlines are equipped with. :)
User TimAnderson made a set using a pair of slalom boots to use for "kite skating" or some other, but I can't seem to find them now.
http://www.allterraskates.com This is a version made by Powerslide, wich seems very nice, but a bit pricy too.
So, my idea: make a bracket that kan hold larger air filled wheels, and be able to change back to original configuration.

Make more sense? :)
jenspen (author)  DavidFerAndersson2 years ago
Okay now I understand better, but I still think the idea of ​​pneumatic motors would be a cooler and crazier projects. Hoping that someone here will build them.

It looks like you've already got lot of tips below, for your idea

One thing you should consider is that it is much more demanding for the leg muscles with inflated tires
For cross country ski training in the off season

Have you seen Land Rollers? The standing on the axle part lets you have really big wheels without anything getting stuck between what holds the wheel and the wheel. (Roller blades do not handle walnut shell fragments well)
nextuz2 years ago
Maybe u can get som ideas from this =)

Detta är en kille som jobbar på SSAB i Borlänge som gjort denna uppsättning.
Han ville göra något med vårt Höghållfasta material

jenspen (author)  nextuz2 years ago
Wow that was another variant, but I think my solution will be cheaper
Haha, han hann först!
Lovely idea... off to make my own in V:ås!
mole12 years ago
Wow! I've never seen such beautiful ice! I'd heard about long ice skating trails in Sweden, but just assumed it would be dark. Thanks for posting this! The skates would now be one less expense if I make the trip.
jenspen (author)  mole12 years ago
The nature here in Sweden is really fantastic in both summer and winter. Hope you get the opportunity to try both seasons.
Azzurro2 years ago
That's a weapon. o.o looks cool+++++
jenspen (author)  Azzurro2 years ago