This is the crazy moment a Russian adventurer cut out a perfect circle of ice on a frozen lake to make his very own fairground ride. 

Farmer Nikolai Zlydnev, 35, from Leninsk, Russia used a metal pole, axe, and a chainsaw to measure out and cut the circle. 

Footage shows him then use the pole to smash a small hole near the edge of the circle for his outboard motor. 

Farmer Nikolai Zlydnev, 35, from Leninsk, Russia uses a metal pole, axe, chainsaw to measure out and cut the circle

Zlydnev, pictured, used a chainsaw to cut through the ice on the lake in Leninsk, Russia

Zlydnev, pictured, used a chainsaw to cut through the ice on the lake in Leninsk, Russia

Zlydnev, pictured, used a chainsaw to cut through the ice on the lake in Leninsk, Russia

Zlydnev sat down on an upturned metal bucket and used his outboard motor to spin him a round in a circle on his ice carousel

Zlydnev sat down on an upturned metal bucket and used his outboard motor to spin him a round in a circle on his ice carousel

Zlydnev sat down on an upturned metal bucket and used his outboard motor to spin him a round in a circle on his ice carousel

Moments later, Zlydnev returned from off camera carrying a small metal bucket and a tiny two-stroke outboard motor. 

The farmer puts the propeller through the ice and turns the bucket upside down to use as a makeshift seat. 

As soon as Zlydnev fires up the outboard’s engine, he is propelled around in a circle while waving at the camera. 

Zlydnev claimed that his stunt was ‘perfectly safe’ as the ice was very thick and the lake was not very deep. 

In 2019, a team in Finland smashed the world record for the largest ice carousel after carving 27 inches through thick ice to make a 604ft circular block turn 360-degrees.

Janne Kapylehto and two friends – Ville Haapasalo and Ismo Apell – spent five days in Finland carving out the 604ft wide carousel.

The team, called Kuopio Great Balls of Ice, took breaks in a wooden sauna which they placed in the centre of the disc.

Janne Kapylehto and two friends - Ville Haapasalo and Ismo Apell - spent five days in Finland carving out the 604ft wide carousel in 2019

Janne Kapylehto and two friends - Ville Haapasalo and Ismo Apell - spent five days in Finland carving out the 604ft wide carousel in 2019

Janne Kapylehto and two friends – Ville Haapasalo and Ismo Apell – spent five days in Finland carving out the 604ft wide carousel in 2019

The team, called Kuopio Great Balls of Ice, took breaks in a wooden sauna which they placed in the centre of the disc

The team, called Kuopio Great Balls of Ice, took breaks in a wooden sauna which they placed in the centre of the disc

The team, called Kuopio Great Balls of Ice, took breaks in a wooden sauna which they placed in the centre of the disc

After cutting two parallel circles using a giant compass and a chainsaw the team had to remove the ice from between them.

When the gap between the carousel and rest of the ice on the lake was clear they were able to make the circular block turn 360-degrees. 

A solar-powered outboard motor was used to propel the disc around. 

Source: DUK News

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