Ski Chair – Unsafe at any speed

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Ski Chair – Unsafe at any speed


Papa-G writes –

My son found an abandoned wheelchair in the summer and after spending a week having chariot races (i.e. tying ropes to a bike and getting pulled too fast) it ended up in my garage until winter.

As you can see from the image, I have no room for anything in the garage, so I told him – find something to do with that or I’m throwing it out.

A trip to Goodwill and $5 later, we had skis attached to the chair.

Because of the high centre of gravity, this chair feels very unstable, couple that with the complete lack of steering/braking and you’re ready for fun on the slopes!

We took it out for a spin at a local tobogganing hill and got large numbers of ‘stares of wonder’. This actually goes much faster than most toboggans and it just feels great.

I didn’t include full pictures of assembly, because if you can’t figure out how to bolt two skis to a chair from the picture, you probably couldn’t make this with instructions either.

Have fun, and remember to play safe on the hills.

Ski Chair – Unsafe at Any Speed – Link.

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