In the United States there has been a drought with little rain – let alone snow – being seen this summer, but that shouldn’t stop those looking to hit the slopes. While there are skis that can be used on rocks and gravel the Skiki is another concept, it essentially allows skiing on the roads or flat hard packed off-road surfaces.
This isn’t really that new of a concept, and over the years there have been attempts to put wheels on skis. The Skikes are unique in that it takes an influence from bicycles and uses use a pair of large – at least compared to inline skates – inflatable tires. While downhill skiing is possible, it is really more of a cross-country/Nordic hybrid.
The newer models even allow for traditional and diagonal stride skating but these won’t really beat inline skates for all out speed. But for that thrill of skiing in the summer, the Skikes might be hard to beat!