I guess I have been complaining a lot about the cold, dark Swedish winter. But this Christmas when I went to my mothers’ on the country side I suddenly remembered one of the fantastic advantages with icy roads: “the kick”.
In Swedish we would call it sparkstötting or more common spark, which literarily would mean “a kick”. Kick-sled seems to be the correct word in English.
As far as I know this is a typical Swedish/Nordic vehicle and we’ve had it since the 19th century. If you get a chance to try it – do so. I’ts fabulous and it can go much faster than you would expect.