I’m going for a spin round the lake! Russian man carves out an ice carousel – and powers it with an outboard motor
- Nikolai Zlydnev, 35, built is ice carousel on his farm in Leninsk, Russia
- He uses a metal pole, axe and a chainsaw to cut out the large ice circle
- He then pokes a hole in the ice for his outboard motor to spin around
This is the crazy moment a Russian adventurer cut out a perfect circle of ice on a frozen lake to make his very own fairground ride.
Farmer Nikolai Zlydnev, 35, from Leninsk, Russia uses a metal pole, axe, and a chainsaw to measure out and cut the circle.
He then used the pole to smash a small hole near the edge of the circle for his outboard motor.
Farmer Nikolai Zlydnev, 35, from Leninsk, Russia uses a metal pole, axe, chainsaw to measure out and cut the circle
Zlydnev, pictured, used a chainsaw to cut through the ice on the lake in Leninsk, Russia
Zlydnev sat down on an upturned metal bucket and used his outboard motor to spin him a round in a circle on his ice carousel
Moments later, Zlydnev returned from off camera carrying a small metal bucket and a tiny two-stroke outboard motor.
The farmer puts the propeller through the ice and turns the bucket upside down to use as in impromptu seat.
As soon as Zlydnev fires up the outboard’s engine, he is propelled around in a circle while waving at the camera.
Zlydnev claimed that his stunt was ‘perfectly safe’ as the ice was very thick and the lake was not very deep.
In 2019, a team in Finland smashed the world record for the largest ice carousel after carving 27 inches through thick ice to make a 604ft circular block turn 360-degrees.
Janne Kapylehto and two friends – Ville Haapasalo and Ismo Apell – spent five days in Finland carving out the 604ft wide carousel.
The team, called Kuopio Great Balls of Ice, took breaks in a wooden sauna which they placed in the centre of the disc.
Janne Kapylehto and two friends – Ville Haapasalo and Ismo Apell – spent five days in Finland carving out the 604ft wide carousel
The team, called Kuopio Great Balls of Ice, took breaks in a wooden sauna which they placed in the centre of the disc
After cutting two parallel circles using a giant compass and a chainsaw the team had to remove the ice from between them.
When the gap between the carousel and rest of the ice on the lake was clear they were able to make the circular block turn 360-degrees.
A solar-powered outboard motor was used to propel the disc around.
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