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WHICH SLED DOGS SNOWSKATES ARE BEST FOR ME?
Quick review and guide!

First let’s answer common questions about our skates
Why they are not compatible with your existing winter sports equipment?

OTHER WINTER SPORT EQUIPMENT

Winter shoes / boots?
Safety is at the core of what we do here at Sled Dogs Snowskates and general shoes simply do not provide anywhere near the necessary ankle support to safely skate on snow.

 

Ski boots: Your ski boots are designed for skiing so they are very rigid; this stiffness does not provide the flexibility required to achieve advanced, safe skate motions. Our skates have a proprietary hardflex system allowing you to skate with ease down the mountain.

 

Snowboard boots
Snowboard boots are more comfy than ski boots but only provide you stability when integrated with a binding system. Without bindings you won’t get enough control and stability and will easily wipeout!

Sports footwear is highly technical: You wouldn’t wear ballet shoes to play football! In the same way, ski boots are designed specifically to work with skis, snowboard boots are designed to work with snowboards. Sled Dogs Snowskates are designed specifically for skating on snow.

Our Features

Rigid base + flexible boot (HardFlex System) – The opposite of skis (skis work on the principle of a flexible ski and a rigid boot).

 

No bindings – Everything is attached. Integrated Design.

 

Milimetre perfect – Getting effortless performance out of something so compact means that Sled Dogs Snowskates need to be milimetre perfect in their design: There’s no room for improvisation or half-measures. Our quality checks on each skate ensure this.

 

Sled Dogs Snowskates are designed only for skating on snow and in result our snowskates are the most advanced in the world.  The unique HardFlex System is the key to making serious snowskating possible: It combines just the right amount of flexibility in exactly the right places for skating movements, with just the right amount of rigidity in exactly the right places so that you get the control and stability you need on the slopes.

Sled Dogs Snowskates are designed specifically to take your prior skating technique and experience directly to snow!

Sled Dogs Snowskates - Guide

Okay – now that’s clear! – but which snowskates should I choose? They look very similar! What’s the difference and which is best for me? Our four different models may look similar but there are big differences in the features and details. It’s similar to ice skates.

Our most affordable skate, the Halden is perfect for ’hobby skaters’ who may want to use them only a few hours a week doing basic movements and nothing too challenging.

However, if you are a more advanced skater on ice or asphalt you will definitely want to look more towards the Lunde, Hygen and K9.02 skate models.

Let’s look at the models and their features in more detail!

Sled Dogs Snowskates - Guide

Halden

Follow Your Instinct

The Halden is a true all-rounder. It has everything you need to start having fun on the slopes. The Halden is great for people who don’t want to push their limits. We recommend this skate also for children, as it is available in small sizes, with a flexible innerboot nose that allows for size overlaps. This means if you are still growing, this skate will likely last you a couple more seasons before you grow out of it. Great investment for parents and beginners.

 

Buckles: Plastic
Shell material: Black / white – softer for all around comfort glide
Innerboot: Dynamic Thermal Flexible Sizing
Grab loop: front
Base: Ultraflat with steel edges
Recommendation: Entry level skaters, kids

Lunde

Ride in Style

The main feature of the Lunde is its custom inner boot made of an ultra soft liner material providing extra warmth and comfort for those cold days on the slope! The design is also more feminine with white and silver colors to match easily with women’s winter clothing styles. Stylish, the pattern of the silver skate is visible through the transparent dusk-grey outer casing and looks great with the polished aluminium buckles. This skate is extra popular with our figure skating customers.

 

Buckles: Micro adjust aluminium
Shell material: White / Transparent Dusk Grey – softer for all around comfort glide
Innerboot: Ergonomic Profile System
Grab loop: front, back
Base: Ultraflat with steel edges
Recommendation: Ladies and anyone who wants extra warmth and comfort

Sled Dogs Snowskates - Guide
Sled Dogs Snowskates - Guide

Hygen

One Step Ahead

The Hygen takes you to a higher level with slightly stiffer material to give you extra stability for a more advanced level of skating. We recommend this skate for regular visitors to the ski slopes who want to experience the depth of snowskating and more advanced control. With this skate you will have better control at high speeds and your ankle will have more support for accomplishing more advanced techniques!

 

Buckles: Micro adjust aluminium
Shell material: Transparent Racing Red – stiffer for high speed control
Innerboot: Ergonomic Profile System
Grab loop: front, back
Base: Ultraflat with steel edges
Recommendation: Higher level skating technique, high speed glide

K9.02

A Breed Apart

Ultra high performance for advanced ice skaters and inliners! With state of the art features based on feedback from our pro-racers and freestyle riders this skate includes a shock absorbing innersole to reduce the impact of jumps, inverted aluminum buckles for razor-sharp turns, and a moldable innerboot with Ultralon foam for advanced ankle support, perfect fit and laser control! The K9.02 is our top model: we recommend it for those who want to discover – and master skates on snow! The shell material is just slightly softer than the Hygen to allow for wider ankle movements, combined with the top-notch liner and extra-wide power strap you will get the best control and responsiveness.

 

Buckles: Inverted micro adjust aluminium
Shell material: White / Transparent Deep Blue – middle hard
Innerboot: Ultralon moldable foam
Grab loop: front, back
Base: Ultraflat with steel edges
Recommendation: Top level skating, high speed glide

Sled Dogs Snowskates - Guide

Feedback from our Riders

For really high-speed skating, some of our Top Dogs prefer the Hygen while most tend to favour the K9.02. It is about personal preference. Basically, if you prefer to go mainly forward and you are not as interested in technical turning, twisting and jumping, then the Hygen might be the best choice for you.

If you are serious about ’full spectrum’ snowskating, you will want to go with our riders’ opinion that the extra features of the K9 are well worth the extra investment: After all, the extra features of the K9.02 are a direct result of pro-rider feedback! With both the Hygen and the K9.02 it is possible to reach speeds above 100 km/h with high-performance and stability*. The Halden and the Lunde are not designed for speeds higher than 60km/h**. The Halden and the Lunde are designed to be the most user-friendly for beginners and casual users.

Sled Dogs Snowskates - Guide

*The Hygen and K9.02 Snowskates models have been tested at speeds of over 100km/h by experienced professionals in a controlled environment. All winter sport activities come with an inherent level of risk and knowing your abilities and limits, as well as your environment, is an essential part of managing your personal risk. 100km/h+ is stated here as a indication of the capability of the product, not the user. Users are responsible for their own safety and for determining their own capabilities.

 

**The Halden and Lunde Snowskates models have been tested at speeds of up to 60km/h by experienced professionals in a controlled environment. All winter sport activities come with an inherent level of risk and knowing your abilities and limits, as well as your environment, is an essential part of managing your personal risk. 60km/h is stated here as a indication of the extreme capability of the product, not the user. Users are responsible for their own safety and for deciding their own capabilities and for following slope rules and preserving the safety of other slope users. Beginners and casual users are advised to limit their speed as much as possible and only to increase speed once they have mastered basic control, safe stopping, and slope awareness. All riders are advised to please skate only within their skill level and maintain control at all times.

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