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.
Skiroll From 1973...
During the years, SKI SKETT has been the supplier of the Italian National Team (Official supplier for more than 30 years), and also of many other National Teams such as Russia, Japan, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Greece, New Zealand, Australia, Estonia and Argentina. The SKI SKETT skis have been used by the greatest stars in cross country skiing, as like as Pauli Sijtonen, Elena Vialbe, Vladimir Smirnov, Michail Botvinov, Alexyei Procurorov, Virpi Kuitunen, Julija Tchepalova, Andrus Veerpalu and of course the Italian Champions, from Ulriko Kostner, Maria Canins, Maurilio De Zolt, to Marco Albarello Giorgio Vanzetta, Manuela and Giorgio Di Centa, Stefania Belmondo, Gabriella Paruzzi, Fulvio Valbusa, Cristian Zorzi, Pietro Piller Cottrer, the Santer sisters and every member of the Italian National team. Even today, of course, Ski SKETT are used by many champions in all countries of the world.