Dutch speed skates (2 of 2)


Fig.1: Dutch speed skates, around 1995

The clap skate was developed in close cooperation between Viking and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. They were first used by the Dutch speed skater Tonny de Jong in 1997 at the European championships at Heerenveen, Netherlands. Her results were such that within a few years all championship skaters used them. At present all sub-toppers use clap skates as do many serious amateurs. The model shown is Nagano All-round.

Manufacturer: Viking, Almere, Netherlands; mark: look at boot
Technical data: not available


Fig.2: Dutch speed skates, around 1980

Traditional high model with thermo-plastic bucket boot for optimal fit.

Manufacturer: Viking, Almere, Netherlands; mark: look at boot
Technical data: not available


Fig.3: Dutch speed skates, around 1980

Low model. Compare the picture with that in figure 2 and notice the difference in height over the ice.

Manufacturer: Viking, Almere, Netherlands; mark: look at boot
Technical data: not available

Fig.4: Dutch speed skates, around 1980

Low model as in figure 3 but with special plastic boots with removable inner boot.

Manufacturer: Viking, Almere, Netherlands; mark: look at boot
Technical data: not available

Fig.5: Dutch speed skates, around 1980

Same model as in figure 4 but with adapted ice hockey boot. The boot has a removable inner boot and three comfortable clasps.

Manufacturer: Viking, Almere, Netherlands; mark: look at boot
Technical data: not available

 


 

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