Posted on by Beckworth & Co


Winter is just a month away and you’re probably rearing to go out and have some fun to take a break from all the craziness that happened this year. But if you’re just going to do the usual things like skiing, skating, well wouldn't that be just… boring? 

If there’s anything you need to do, it’s to take back the “crazy” and do it on your own terms! Do something out of the ordinary, try something new and exciting. Be a little reckless and YOLO. 

If you don’t have any idea what these “exciting” activities are, we have a few suggestions for you and they will require equipment that are quite “unorthodox”. These may not be the fun and games that you’re used to but if there’s one thing we’re sure of, your inner child is going to have a blast!  

Shovel racing - Fiskars Ergo D-handle Steel Transfer Shovel (51 Inch)

It's gonna be winter soon and if you have a shovel for shoveling snow, then you're set. But if you only realized now that shovel racing is actually a thing, then this Fiskar will do very nicely. Don't worry about beating it up, it's meant for dirty work but you should probably take some precautions since shovel racing is known to be quite extreme that it even got banned from the X Games in the 90's.
Compliments Complaints
  • Practically indestructible
  • Very versatile
  • Very ergonomic
  • Quite heavy
  • Item arrived scratched 
  • Some received a misaligned handle

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Wok racing - Wok Shop Carbon Steel Round Bottom Wok w/ 2 Loop Handles

If you are looking for another good reason to pull the trigger on that oversized wok, this is it. Yes you can actually use it as a sled and its like a snow tube on steroids! So go ahead and get one and look forward to a wild time on the snow and a year of fried rice!
Compliments Complaints
  • Tough
  • Very large capacity
  • Quite cheap
  • Cleaning carbon steel can be a difficult job
  • One customer got the wrong size
  • Tack welding of the could be better

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Snowball fight - Airhead 4-in-1 Winter Snowball Fight Kit

Snowball fights are an absolute classic but if you want to take it to the next level, you need to upgrade your arsenal. Here's a kit that you'd want to buy if you want to take your game seriously and it's dirt cheap, and if you have kids, there's absolutely no reason not to get it.
Compliments Complaints
  • Very cheap
  • Great gift for kids
  • Easy to us*
  • Item arrived damaged
  • Some customers got faulty items
  • Not very sturdy
  • Mean more for younger kids

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Human curling - GoFloats Winter Snow Tube

Ah yes curling. It is the butt of many Olympic jokes and in a way, rightfully so. But modify it a bit by substituting yourself as the curling stone and it becomes inanely enjoyable! If shovel or wok racing are too extreme for you, then this is your best alternative.
Compliments Complaints
  • Leakless valve is an improvement
  • Surprisingly thick and sturdy
  • Can also be used by adults
  • One customer's item blew up from use
  • A used inner tube might be a sturdier option

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Kite skating - HQ Kites Symphony Beach III 1.3 Stunt Kite

Ice skating is, well, slippery. Kite flying is fun. Put the two together and BAM! You're basically surrendering all control in this activity but its that kind of the point why it is fun? Just make sure that you do this in a big open space with very few people so you can avoid any untoward incidents.
Compliments Complaints
  • Good beginner kite
  • Lightweight with sturdy stitching
  • Comes in a nice bag
  • Very affordable
  • Can be difficult to reel in
  • The strings have a tendency to knot out of the bag
  • Won't work without strong and consistent wind

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