Convertable All Terrain Board for Summer and Winter




Introduction: Convertable All Terrain Board for Summer and Winter

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Got inspriation for an all terrain board that worked on ice from this Howtoons

Step 1: Draft Blade Configuration

Step 2: Working Version

ended up using threaded bar as spreader. Thanks to Saul for all his help making this, he did the layout and cut them in a waterjet for me. I filed the blade edges to a point by hand, recommend building a jig for that and using a beltsander.

Step 3: Final Setup



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    plzzzzz reply:: does this work for snow as well?? If not,the could you please tell me how I cam make it work? Thx! -hamgravy

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    12 years ago

    Good looking board! Last year I hacked together an iceskateboard out of a cheap skateboard and some old skates. It was built for a party on a skating rink. Take a look at the construction and you can probably guess that the board fell apart later that same night. It was a lot of fun though.

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    A way that you could probly fix it is by making the trucks higher with some risers and mke it just like the picture and then just flip the blades over to skate.


    plzzzzz reply:: does this work for snow as well?? If not,the could you please tell me how I cam make it work? Thx! -hamgravy

    take your foot out of your mouth then go google "snowboard" or "snowskate"

    don't you have to worry about looking like marty mcfly in i think it was the second back to the future movie? he had his board and could push off of the water. I would suggest putting together or buyiing a cheap pair of crampons for a bit of friction on the ice.

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    Yes, I had a pair of those. They completely ruined the deck but without them it was exactly like in that movie :)

    it is indeed fun if you hot launch. Just got to sit there and wait for the ride to end (o; I usually kept the board downwind so the inevitable slide on ice on launch would plant me near the board. Forget body dragging back upwind (o;

    Its 1/8th thick stainless, to be honest I'm not much of a metalworker. I just brought the idea to a friend with a lot more knowhow and he took care of it. I filed the edge to something sharper than 90 (I do know what you mean), I figured I'd need a knife edge to hold the kite. Seems to work well, I'll take some more details photos of the edge and post them up. I only need to line up the pairs, dont need a riffle sight to line up the axles. cheers - p

    Have you tried it out? Does it work well? How thick is the blade steel and what kind of steel did you use? Are they ground to... how do I ask this question... are they ground to a 90 degree V so that the vertical axis of the V is parallel to, and cenetered between, the sides of the blade (ice boat style)?

    Is there a mechanism for aligning the two blades on each truck to each other? I used to have an ice conversion kit for a 3-wheeled kite-powered buggy and its main weakness was that the blades couldn't be easily aligned. It was only *really* fast if you rode it in a "wheelie" with one one the rear skates "flying". It was also much quieter and left less visible tracks. One of the ice boaters I met said that he aligned his skates with a cheap rifle scope mounted on a straight edge. He set the straight edge against one skate and sighted someting like the edge of a house's door across the lake through the scope. He would then move the scope to the other skate and shim the skate til the scope pointed at the other edge of the door.

    Re: Runners: My kit had a fiberglass runner for each of the three skates. The runners were about 6 inches wide and 2 or 2.5 feet long. It still didn't like snow drifts, and was worthless in deep snow. The kit maker said the runners also reduced the hazzard of getting whacked by a skate (better to get whacked by a runner than a sharp skate).

    Looks super cool. Nice project.

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    Whoops, silly me, I missed the pics that show that the blades would be easy to align by adjusting the nuts :)

    well spotted, if this design hits snow, say a little wind swept build up on ice, you're hosed. See, I should have explained I use this with a kite for traction, so I have all this side load force that needs to be taken in to account, hense the low spreader bars. We didnt get much of a winter here in Boston this year, lakes hardly froze, but my next rev will have a full width runner between the two spreaders. What do you think?