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8 Have a Finka Ride!

Have a Finka Ride!

Posted on April 25, 2012 by team


Tumbotino village, the Nizhegorodsk region, is famous for its favorite winter means of transportation – “Finka” or “Finnish sledge”.

Cargo up to 100 kg can be easily transported by a “finka”.

“Finki” came to Tumbotino after the Finnish war – a local blacksmith fought there and saw the sledge to copy them at home after the war. Locals liked it. People call it “finka” or “tumbotin”.

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8 Responses to “Have a Finka Ride!”

  1. Tim Dennison says:

    I never realized the type of steel made a difference

  2. Faith Gorodki says:

    “Finka” in finnish is “potkukelkka” and it’s pronounced “potkukelekka”.

  3. Johan says:

    And in Sweden this thing is called a kick (spark in Swedish)

    • Kent of Sweden says:

      And if you modify it slightly it can take a 1000cc motorcycle engine and a studded tyre between the runners at about the point where you stand. Then if you find someone stupid enough to stand on it and run it you might go for the world speed record for “spark” wich at the moment stands somewhere around the 200 kph mark (appr 125 mph)

  4. studmuffin says:

    Satana! Finns will eventually rule thye world

    • OLUT says:

      I certainly hope so! It would be nice to have all the countries one day be Finnish, it would make winter much nicer!

  5. Tsuhna says:

    here in Finland we call this “potkukelkka”; “kick sledge”, I have not seen one for quite some time, here mainly elderly people use it for grocery shopping and such, however I never thought that it would be considered as something special, as in my childhood it was still used quite often, and even I had one back then.

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