Ice skates for the Dutch Roll (2)

Fig.1: Ice skates for the Dutch Roll, c.1930
One of the greatest names for Dutch Roll skates was Hoekstra in the province of Friesland. Here a very elegant pair from this company is shown. The platforms were worked out after the lines of the boots and brass studs were added for better fixation. Also the straps and laces are considered to be luxuriously. The company ceased its activities in 1965 as did many other Dutch skate makers.

Manufacturer: A.K. Hoekstra & Co., Warga (NL)


Technical data: total length: 31 cm; height over ice: 4.4 cm; platforms: 27 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades 22 mm tall, 3 mm thick; weight: 430 g including bindings

Fig.2: Ice skates for the Dutch Roll, c.1930

The second name for Dutch Roll skates is Ruiter.

Manufacturer: G.S. Ruiter, Bolsward (NL)

Technical data: total length: 33 cm; height over ice: 3.6 cm; platforms: 29 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades 20 mm tall, 4.5 mm thick; weight: 330 g

Fig.3: Ice skates for the Dutch Roll, c.1950

At last the Dutch Roll skates became a mass-production article made by all Dutch skates factories.

Manufacturer: Batavus, Heerenveen (NL)

Technical data: total length: 32.5 cm; height over ice: 3.9 cm; platforms: 30 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades 21 mm tall, 4 mm thick; weight: 330


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