Children's ice skates (5 of 5)


Fig.1: Gliding skates, c.1975

These gliders have double blades. Since there is little room between the blades these gliders are stable and yet can be skated with. They can be adjusted lengthwise.

Manufacturer: unknown; mark: none
Technical data: total length: 24 cm; height over ice: 2.4 cm; platforms: 18-21 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades: 13 mm tall, 2 mm thick; weight: 213 g


Fig.2: Gliding skates, c.1975

These gliders have two blades. This enables gliding not skating. They can be adjusted for length. The blades run well beyond the heel and thus avoid uncontrolled falling backward.

Manufacturer: unknown; mark: none
Technical data: total length: 17-22 cm; height over ice: 2.5 cm; platforms: 16-21 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 23 mm tall, 1.5 mm thick; weight: 190 g


Fig.3: Gliding skates, c.1975

The principle of these gliders is the same as in figure 2 but here the room between the blades has been filled with a piece of wood. This makes them suitable for gliding on snow rather than ice.

Manufacturer: unknown; probably Czech
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Technical data: total length: 17-22 cm; height over ice: 2.5 cm; platforms: 16-21 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 23 mm tall, 1.5 mm thick; weight: 294 g including straps 

Fig.4: Gliding skates, c.1975

These gliders have two blades that are 37 mm apart. This enables gliding but not skating. The blades do not run until the rear of the heel and therefore uncontrolled falling backward is not excluded. The gliders cannot be adjusted.

Manufacturer: unknown; mark: none
Technical data: total length: 20 cm; height over ice: 2 cm; platforms: 18 cm long, 7 cm wide; runner blades: 15 mm tall, 1.5 mm thick; weight: 182 g


Fig.5: Gliding skates, c.1965

These gliders have three blades of which the middle one is 26 mm tall and the others 20  and 14 mm respectively. Te taller support blade is to be kept at the outside to prevent the ankle from spraining. The inner blade enables 'real' skating. The gliders have no facilities to adjust them. The main blade runs far aft which make the gliders very safe. The platform surfaces are provided with metal spikes to keep the boots in place.

Manufacturer: Ving (NOR)
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 Technical data: total length: 23 cm; height over ice: 2.8 cm; platforms: 21 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades: 26 mm tall, 2.5 mm thick; weight: 257 g


Fig.6: Gliding skates, c.1975

These gliders have three blades. The middle one is 17 mm tall; both side blades are equal and 14 mm tall. This enables gliding but not skating. The main blade is rather short at the rear, which make these skates unsafe. The gliders cannot be adjusted.

Manufacturer: unknown; mark: none

 



 

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