Introduction: Ski Chair - Unsafe at Any Speed
My son found an abandoned wheelchair in the summer and after spending a week having chariot races (i.e. tying ropes to a bike and getting pulled too fast) it ended up in my garage until winter.
As you can see from the image, I have no room for anything in the garage, so I told him - find something to do with that or I'm throwing it out.
A trip to Goodwill and $5 later, we had skis attached to the chair.
Because of the high centre of gravity, this chair feels very unstable, couple that with the complete lack of steering/braking and you're ready for fun on the slopes!
We took it out for a spin at a local tobogganing hill and got large numbers of 'stares of wonder'. This actually goes much faster than most toboggans and it just feels great.
I didn't include full pictures of assembly, because if you can't figure out how to bolt two skis to a chair from the picture, you probably couldn't make this with instructions either.
Have fun, and remember to play safe on the hills
Step 1: Bolt Skis to Chair
Use round headed bolts and put the nuts on the tops so they don't add excess drag when the ski goes through the snow. You could also recess the bolt heads in the ski, but that would weaken the area where the bolts sit.
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