Rollerblades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Toroguy, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anybody ever try to use roller blades as a sulky?
     
  2. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
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    Do you mean wearing a pair or mounting the wheels on a sulky or are you just joking?
     
  3. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
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    Only when I cut pavment.

    What are you going to do when you need to trim?
    Walk around the propety with you roller blades on? :help:
     
  4. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wearing them...

    Its a real wacky concept, just wondering if anyone has ever tried it.

    It might work? Problem is taking them on/off.

    Kids now can buy shoes with wheels hidden in the soles, the wheels pop out and you can skate, they retract so you can walk.

    The rollerblade sulky idea is just for fun.
     
  5. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'll stick with the sulky...but we can't knock ya for having an open mind...
     
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    you could maybe try using a mountain board as a sulky. they are like a skateboard made for coming down mountain paths and stuff. I hope you are kidding:D
     
  7. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
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    Wouldnt the small wheels just put tiny ruts all over the lawns?
     
  8. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not a cool idea. For one their would be ruts in the lawn, two you could get sprained ankles or have sore ankles by the end of the day, three would be time consuming to take off and on to walk around and trim. Rollerblades arent the most safe on pavement and when you get off pavement they mostly dont roll anywhere.
    Just seems like a bad idea and a dangerous one at that, its good for kicks and giggles but thats about it :cool:
    Matt
    PS-I do know how to rollerblade on pavement but my ankles get sore after an hour.
     
  9. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    why don't you try it one day and let us know who it works out. ;)
     
  10. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The mountain board idea sounds better. The small wheel mentioned above would be tough to stay on your feet.

    I think it would be a good workout, maybe a new fitness craze...Lawn Blading, or Lawn boarding.

    Back to the drawing board.
     

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