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Dearest All Slippery Surfaceologists,

As a sheepy I of course have no issues whatsoever of walking upon a slippery surface ,

here, take a look at this non doctored bona fide picture:


A true non doctored bona fide image !

Lol...poor Earnest...despite trying so hard he still slipped up. Never mind though, I was quick to ridicule rescue him and wandered over and bottom burped in his face !...this helped him greatly !

So Is There A Reliable Way To Walk Across Slippery Surfaces ? I tend to go for the confident sure footed stride, others, the tentative tip toe approach...but..is there a recognised way ?


whajafink ?

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mwah mwah mwah !!

Neil

Careful on your toes
ewe may slip and hurt your nose !

« Last Edit: 18/09/2015 12:58:05 by neilep »


 

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Obviously quadrupeds have fewer problems than bipeds. Fortunately homo sapiens is quite capable of walking on hands and knees but it's a bit slow, so we prefer skis and skates.
 

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I prefer sheepskin boots with the wooly bits out side and on the soles. That way you get a much better grip.
To keep warm?
Well, sheepskin mitts, jacket and hat - this time with the wooly bits inside!
 

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Is There A Reliable Way To Walk Across Slippery Surfaces? I tend to go for the confident sure footed stride, others, the tentative tip toe approach...but..is there a recognised way?
Yes. Choose proper footwear such as shoes with sharp spikes on them like the ones mountaineers wear. For example; see:
http://www.campsaver.com/stabilicers
 

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I prefer sheepskin boots with the wooly bits out side and on the soles. That way you get a much better grip.
To keep warm?
Well, sheepskin mitts, jacket and hat - this time with the wooly bits inside!


Funny, but evolution came up with exactly the opposite answer. Neil's relatives round here seem to have shiny hooves for walking, and wool on the outside for warmth. And I recall Hiawatha's boots had "the fur side inside", presumably because his Canadian cousins had done the experiment a few thousand years previously.
 

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Neil's relatives round here seem to have shiny hooves for walking, and wool on the outside for warmth.
I have a theory that the edges of the hooves act like the traditional nails in mountaineering boots, gripping the surface. Mountain goats and chamois do well even with the verglas you get on mountains.
Personally I use spiked boot attachments similar to those described by PmbPhy + a pair of walking poles. I usually look out for wild mint as an accompaniment to the roast I'm looking forward to in the evening.

And I recall Hiawatha's boots had "the fur side inside", presumably because his Canadian cousins had done the experiment a few thousand years previously.
Another theory, Canadian snow often deep, not so slidey, wool on outside clogs up with snow, balling up. Snow shoes better.  :)
 

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Is There A Reliable Way To Walk Across Slippery Surfaces? I tend to go for the confident sure footed stride, others, the tentative tip toe approach...but..is there a recognised way?
Yes. Choose proper footwear such as shoes with sharp spikes on them like the ones mountaineers wear. For example; see:
http://www.campsaver.com/stabilicers

Excuse me !!



My Pradas ARE suitable footwear !  ;)
 

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Excuse me !!
In that case screw bolts into your hooves so that the coefficient of friction on your "feet" increases.
 

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Try leaning backwards to increase the heel pressure.
 

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Try leaning backwards to increase the heel pressure.
If you increase pressure then the ice would melt and it would be more slippery. Recall that increasing pressure decreases melting point.
 

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Re: Is There A Reliable Way To Walk Across Slippery Surfaces ?
« Reply #10 on: 07/08/2015 16:41:41 »
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