13.2.12

Friese doorlopers

With temperatures well below zero the past few days, one can notice the popularity of skating in The Netherlands. It looks like everybody wants to skate the frozen lakes, canals and love being outdoors. From the very young of age to the very young of heart...
The drawing I've made is about skates from the elder days, so called: Friese doorlopers. My father used to skate on skates like these. Nowadays the skates look in many ways very different to these old ones, but the technigue of skating and the joy it gives to people still remains the same.

Update: my technique wasn't as good as I thought it was, so I've had some cripple weeks behind me...



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