Trippy: The Sound Of Skating On Super Thin Ice

February 12, 2018


This is a video of Mårten Ajne skating on the 45mm (~1.7-inch) black ice covering Lissma Kvarnsjö outside of Stockholm, Sweden. PROTIP: turn your volume up or it's just a silent film of a man ice skating around a frozen lake.

"Wild ice skating," or "Nordic skating," is both an art and a science. A skater seeks out the thinnest, most pristine black ice possible--both for its smoothness, and for its high-pitched, laser-like sounds.

But like, isn't skating on thin ice exactly what they taught us all not to do? And now that I know how cool it sounds it makes me want to do it even more. Long story short when I fall through the ice and die it's all Mårten Ajnefault. "Stop blaming other people for your own stupid actions." You of all people should know that's just part of who I am, mom.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Mcdabe, who can skate on water that isn't even frozen, so there.

  • Doog

    It sounds like a metallic support rope about to break, which should honestly make anyone hearing it quite uncomfortable.

  • captaindash

    You nailed it. That's EXACTLY what it sounds like. Good ear.

  • Doog

    Haha I'm not sure what brought you to this post from a year ago, but I appreciate your positive reply.

  • GeneralDisorder

    "Best done in groups"... so that you don't die alone.

  • isabella

    @TheQiwiMan like is this coincidence or...? lol

  • Doog

    This is some Meta Botness right here.

  • helene hayden

    @TheQiwiMan like is this coincidence or...? lol

  • minervaw

    Humans will always find some really cool, interesting way to kill themselves.

  • sebastian

    @@theqiwiman:disqus like is this coincidence or...? lol

  • GeneralDisorder

    Spammers copying comments. I don't get the point but surely there's some kind of neural network gathering intel.

  • Munihausen

    This is indeed a privileged pastime.

  • Wooder

    sounds like me at work :(

  • TheQiwiMan

    Humans will always find some really cool, interesting way to kill themselves.

  • AdvancePlays

    Sounds like a space battle's taking place under that ice

  • The_Wretched

    He's also sending coded messages to the elder gods.

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