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  • Short Summary

    Cycle-skating is the very latest - good footage of men figure skating with wheels attached to their feet.

  • Description

    Paris. The new sport of "Cycle-skating". Five men sit beside a car and fasten small wheels to their boots. They look very serious.

    The wheels are like small individual unicycles and they fasten at the knee. C/U of boot which has special grips which holds the wheels on to the feet. Man moves to show the camera how they work. He wheels his feet backwards and forwards - good C/U. A smooth surface is not essential for this sport, thus we see the men moving towards us through a forest on their wheels. They hold sticks and use them rather like ski poles to help them balance and propel themselves forward. L/S of the men "skiing" along a wide avenue in the forest, they move quite quickly. L/S of one of the men doing figure skating on the wheels.

    Very good! Quite a cool quirky invention. Precursor to roller blades!

    Was probably a Pathe Pictorial item.

    Note: flashframe title and intertitles. Safety print exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    858.15
    Media URN:
    14758
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:38:00 / 01:38:36:00
    Canister:
    EP 065

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