Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The UN Skis

Hi! I am from the United Nations. I have a tank, but it is small, white and not scary at all. Honest! I also have skis, beautiful light blue skis.

Seriously though, the UN peacekeeping forces do incredibly important work. I was a bit surprised though that they would have their own special skis, but they do. Cross-country skis, courtesy of the Finnish army's participation in the peacekeeping forces in Macedonia. I acquired a copy and did some testing.

Turns out that they do not slide very well in the heat of the summer. Something about sticky grass. Water helps, but liquid soap helps even more!

Photos and videos (c) 2015 by Jari Arkko. There is also a TGR version of this article. Tämä blogi löytyy myös suomeksi.

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