Low-tech Snow Scooters: Kick Sleds

kicksled“Kick sleds are the Scandinavian answer to winter bicycling. Kick sleds look like Zimmer frames on runners, or like a dog-less dog sled. Like bicycles, they increase the rider’s speed and freighting capacity while demanding very little extra physical input. Unlike bicycles they have no moving parts and are very easy to maintain”.

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Kick sleds are sold by Esla, Kickbike, Norax en LjusdalsSparken.

Anti-skid detachable safety soles are a useful accessory.

Wovel Wheeled Snow Shovel

Wovel wheeled snow shovel 2
“Replace the intricate wheel casting with wooden spokes and it’s possible to believe that the Wovel was designed and built a thousand years ago”. Read more.

Snow scooter from the 1920s

Snow scooter

Demo film of the Armstead Snow Motors Company. Via TapwaterJ.