Die Physik des Schlittschuhlaufens

The physics of skating

Skating on ice is like you literally skating on water. The weight of the skater, who exerts pressure on the blade, converts the state of matter from solid (ice) to liquid (water). The resulting film of water makes it possible to glide on ice. Of course, this cannot be achieved with plastic. That is why the idea of adding an extra lubricant to the previous generations of plastic-ice came up. If you cannot change the state of aggregation to liquid, you put something liquid on. But this will cause great disadvantages. Disadvantages of using lubricants.

The lubricant must be applied everywhere and above all evenly. If that is not the case, you can quickly fall on (already) dry spots on your nose. The risk of injury increases.

The application of the lubricant takes a long time. It has to be repeated constantly depending on the frequency of use and temperature.

The lubricant will absorb dirt, which results that the plastic floor becoming uneven and thus greatly impairing sliding.

Some lubricants contain harmful ingredients.

Especially dangerous for children. Furthermore, when you land on the floor, some lubricants leave unsightly stains on the clothes.

LIKE-ICE! works completely without lubricant by achieving a hitherto considered almost impossible sliding on plastic. In the future there will be no more "stuttering" and "jerking" with LIKE-ICE!. There will be just sweep along.