Introduction: Slide Skates
I am going to show you how to make your very own pair of Slide Skates. Slide Skating is a new sport that I thought of. It allows the user to do really cool looking tricks like grinds, without having a lot of experience in extreme sports.
- I want to apologize for the quality of the pictures because my digital camera is broken, but hopefully a video will make up the difference.
Step 1: Gather the Materials
This project does not require any hard to find items. All you need is a plastic folder (must be very smooth), a pair of scissors, a sharpie, a pair of flat soled shoes (like skating shoes), and some duct tape.
Step 2: Prepare the Folder.
Take one of your shoes and place it in the middle of the folder. Using the sharpie, trace the shoe onto one side of the folder. Flip the folder over and take the other shoe and trace that as well.
Step 3: Trace the Trace
Trace a second shape around the previous trace. measure out about 1/4 to 1/2 inch and follow the shape all the way around. Turn the folder over and repeat with the other trace.
Step 4: Cutting the Traces.
Cut out the 2 shapes that you drew on the folder. Be careful and try not to leave any rough edges on the shapes. Make sure to round out every edge.
Step 5: Attaching the Skate to the Shoe.
This step can be done in a few different ways.
If you want to remove the skates at one time or another, then I would recommend using Velcro or duct tape to stick the skate to the bottom of your shoe.
If they are old shoes that you do not wish to keep anymore, then go ahead and use hot glue, gorilla glue, or any other heavy duty adhesive to be sure that the skates do not fall off. Using glue would be your best bet, but not everyone wants to trash a pair of shoes. The glue will make sure that the skates do not fall off when you are shredding the streets and doing some hardcore tricks.
I used duct tape to make mine. I rolled the duct tape into long rolls as pictured below in figure (a) then stuck my shoes to the skates.
Step 6: Put Them on and Start Shredding!
Check out this video to see the carpet skates in action!
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