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Kicksledding in Estonia
Enjoy the snowy landscape or sledding on icy lake Pühajärv. Basic kicksledding is easy to learn.
Just stand with one foot on the runner, hold on to the handlebar, and kick with your free foot.
Go sled! Kicksledding is a fun winter activity. Kicksledding for everyone!
Kicksledding hike is the best winter hike!
Kicksledding is a safe and environmentally friendly hike!
* Instruction and equipment distribution
* The picnic (in agreement)
Transportation possibility for 8 persons (from Tartu, Valga, Otepää to hiking place and back)
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Take along: warm and windproof clothing (preferably hooded), headwear to protect ears and neck, semi-high hiking boots, warm socks, gloves and scarf, a small backpack for personal belongings. Alcohol, preferably, is not part of the gear.
The term "kick sledge" - with long ironrunners chair-sledge, which can be used on hard winter road or thin snowy ice to move very fast.
A little bit of history: Finnish kick sledge is always associated with the fishermen on the frozen lakes or with countrywoman on snowy gravel roads. The first users of the sled were coast people. Today, however, too much of salt and sand put on roads and fast traffic has made sledge useless even on countrysides.
Sixties ubiquitous means of transport (soome kelk, potku, potkukelkku, finskie sanki, potkuri, soomik, tõukekas) has almost become unique. Kick sledge has undergone a major change, and looks nice and modern. Pertaining to product development has made sledge attractive to people of all ages. Keywords are lightness, comfort, ergonomic design and new technical solutions that allow them to move in a easy tempo on trodded or un-trodded snow and ice even 40 km per hour. Watch the video (10 MB).
What are the risks?
Risks are mainly related to speed and slickness. Participants are taught to manage, slow down and gently fall in just in case. When hinking on the ice of the body of water, we will reduce risk by moving on the premeditate journey, and with safety equipment.
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