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August 29, 2006

Railz Snowskate Skateboard Conversion Kit


From Popular Science magazine:

    From the Death Wish Dept.

    Gear up for winter by picking up a skateboard and replacing its wheels with this set of metal-edged skis.

    The suspension system lets you turn, carve, and ollie on the slopes just like you would on the street.




[via the September issue of Popular Science]

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dude this is so sick where is the closest place to get it.
i have a snow skate but it would be different to ride something new

Posted by: chris | Jun 3, 2008 8:51:10 PM


Posted by: shaw smith | Apr 3, 2008 12:03:40 PM

On the evolutionary chart, this one came BEFORE the snowboard.

This idea (a skateboard for snow) was tried (not so elegantly) in the early 80s. Then someone thought, "put the edges on the skateboard deck, punt the trucks & mini skiis which keep snagging on things, and attach yourself to the deck with some bindings (so the board doesn't go all the way down to base camp every time you fall." I think that dude's name was Burton (BurtonBoard) and the early models actually had no metal edges and a string attached to the nose that you held on to.

The rest is history (and a great annoyance to most of us die-hard alpine skiiers ;-)

Posted by: stephen bove | Aug 29, 2006 8:13:34 PM

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