While there’s still a fair amount of snow sports days remaining, skiers or boarders who may be recovering from injuries or if you’re a newcomer or black diamond downhill skier and or would like to try something different, check out the Trikke Skki.
Based in Buellton, CA, Trikke makes the Skki and other vehicles like a wheeled scooter and more. The Skki itself is actually three short skis fastened to an adjustable handlebar. The three wood core skis, one in front, two in the rear, are mounted to a “V” type frame. The frame has an integral steering wheel that steers the Skki.
Actually, Trikke calls the ski a “Carving Vehicle.” They say that the Skki, with 3CV cambering, is fast and easy to learn to ride. New riders can enjoy all the freedom of snowboarding with no plastic ski boots to buy and wear since riders need only comfortable, waterproof hiking or winter boots. Just jump on and go, they claim.
The Skki is equipped with custom wood-core shaped skis and generously padded handlebars for ease of control and molded safety bumper. This is, Trikke proclaims, the new free ride machine for beginners and pros. And the skis are easily removed for transport and the frame folds for easy storage.
Trikke says that because of the super-quick learning curve, all the mom’s and dad’s who don’t have anything to do when they take their kids to a ski area, can now ride with them.
Since the Trikke Skki is different and uncommon on local ski areas, before buying one check to see if they are allowed. I emailed Heidi Lutz, marketing director at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, to find out if they are allowed there, but she never replied.
The Trikke Skki weighs 46 pounds, has a safety leash, knobby-dished foot decks to alleviate slipping, an adjustable handle bar, and a rubber-tech flex fore foot that steers the ski.
For more information check www.trikke.com or call 877-487-4553. It’s a novel and interesting way to slide down the slopes and it is light enough to hold while on a chair lift.
CABELA’S HOSTS TURKEY EVENTS
Perhaps this is anticipated thinking, but it won’t be long before the spring gobbler season opens. And to prepare for that, Cabela’s in Hamburg is hosting three turkey-hunting events.
According to Harold Luther, Cabela’s retail manager and events planner, “We’ve partnered with some of the biggest names in the hunting industry to present three special events that will run the entire month of March.”
On Wednesday, March 6, at 6 p.m., Matt Morrett of Zink Calls will talk turkey and he’ll share his tactics to find gobblers, calling them in, setting up decoys and proper use of blinds. In case you don’t know him, Matt is the five-time World Friction Calling Champ and seven-time U.S. Open Turkey Calling Champ.
On March 16, Pennsylvania native Nate Hosie, who co-hosts the HeadHunters TV show on the Outdoor Channel, will teach customers how to fool call shy birds in Pennsylvania. He’ll also share tips and techniques on how to successfully film your own hunts. His first seminar is set for 11 a.m., while the second one is at 12 p.m.
On Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m., Hosie will return and discuss Eastern Turkey Hunting Tactics. Then on Saturday, March 30 starting at 11 a.m., customers can “Ask the Experts” for Turkey Tactics featuring Hunter Specialties, Primos and Zink. At 1:00 p.m. that day, Hunter Wallis, Zink Pro & World Champion Caller, will review “Turkey Calling Made Easy” followed at 2:00 p.m. by outdoor writer Freddie McKnight who will address “Hunting Pressured Public Land.”
For more information on these and other Cabela’s programs, check www.cabelas/Hamburg.com. And to automatically receive outdoor news and reviews from Nick Hromiak, click on the “Subscribe” notation on this page.