A “Made in Italy” record…
In January of 1973 the SKI SKETT brand was officially founded, for the production of skis for use on grass, and skis with wheel, for cross country users.
These were called by Fabio Crestani “ski roll” and are now internationally known as ski roller or roller skis. In the first roller skis under the SKI SKETT brand, Crestani introduced a patented SNODATO frame. Despite the weight of the models build until the time, this model allowed the execution of the alternate stride, without lifting from the ground the all ski. These models were still using tires, although of lower diameter (18 cm).
A brake was applied on the front wheel, which could be used through the pole or via a knob. The ratchet device was made of free wheel from a bicycle, inserted in the front wheel.