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Posted: 12/14/2013 10:21:16 AM EDT
....that is the question.


I keep hearing the term "snow machine" nowadays as opposed to the normal term "snowmobile". Is there a difference between the two? Did something change? Was a memo not issued?


A snow machine sounds like something that might produce and/or render inoperative......snow.


I gots to know.


pole
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:24:26 AM EDT
I used to hear snow machine back when I was a little kid in the 60s-70s. We called them snowmobiles when I was a teenager though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:26:29 AM EDT
Snow machines make snow for skiing, snowmobiles have skis and a track and you ride them.


The first time I heard snowmachine used otherwise was when we started hearing all about Todd Palin.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:27:43 AM EDT
They refer to them as sleds up in the U.P. eh?.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:27:49 AM EDT
mobile
I hear machine and think
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:28:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sharky30:
mobile
I hear machine and think http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/snow-maker-3.jpg
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Pack this thread up.  We're done here.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:29:07 AM EDT
They call them snow machines up here.  Never hear the term snow mobile much at all unless I'm talking to someone from the lower 48.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:29:10 AM EDT
Sled.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:31:20 AM EDT
....I've heard them referred to as "Snow-Gos". That just makes me think of ice melt products..  "I spread a little Sno Go on the sidewalk" .
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:31:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Sled.
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Snowbike.  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:36:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CPTCARL:
They call them snow machines up here.  Never hear the term snow mobile much at all unless I'm talking to someone from the lower 48.
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Pretty much what I thought.  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:38:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Snow machines make snow for skiing, snowmobiles have skis and a track and you ride them.


The first time I heard snowmachine used otherwise was when we started hearing all about Todd Palin.
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+1
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:39:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Sled.
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This is the correct answer.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:39:35 AM EDT
Eskimos call them snow machines.




Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:40:43 AM EDT
+1 for sled
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:41:42 AM EDT
We always just called it "Ski-doing'
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:41:49 AM EDT
Sarah Palin's fault.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:41:50 AM EDT
sled, only fags refer to them as mobiles or machines
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:42:18 AM EDT
Sled
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:43:13 AM EDT
Snowmobile.

Although sometimes they were Skidoos no matter what brand they were.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:43:17 AM EDT
Arctic Cat or you may as well be riding a bicycle in the snow
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:43:35 AM EDT
snowmobile = snow bike

jetski = water bike
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:43:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sbdfirearms:
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Sounds better than Polarising.

Bombardiering sounds kind of cool though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:46:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
snowmobile = snow bike
jetski = water bike
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Hah. It was in Tahoe where I heard a guy at Homewood refer to the snowmobile as a "snowbike".  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:48:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
sled, only fags refer to them as mobiles or machines
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In my experience, people that refer to them solely as sleds, are bros or douchebags.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:57:57 AM EDT
This is what pops into my head when I hear "snow machine":








Then, some gratuitous pix, which I found whilst searching for the above :



Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:02:45 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Sled.
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Correct.

Poll fail.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:06:37 AM EDT
It's been snow machine my entire life where I live.



Only people outside call it a snow mobile.






Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:07:19 AM EDT
that bottom machine is awsome, there are some sick bastards around

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Originally Posted By John_McClane:
This is what pops into my head when I hear "snow machine":

http://www.snow-trac.com/snow-trac.jpg






Then, some gratuitous pix, which I found whilst searching for the above :

http://cl.jroo.me/z3/n/B/m/e/a.baa-off-snow-machine.jpg

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/4a/79/ba/4a79ba4ab3f45f6e35fd383b1331021c.jpg
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:08:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
Eskimos call them snow machines.

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So what do they call the machine that makes snow then?

Around here it is snowmobile.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:11:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 11:13:34 AM EDT by Alpha82]
Snowmachine is AK vernacular, and we ran them more there than anywhere else in this country, that makes it proper in my book.
Anyone that went out and f'd shit up on the reg called them sleds.
Dealing with non-907s I usually call them snowmobiles, they can't wrap their head around machine and evidently think I'm talkling about jumping spines and runnin 80mph thru 3' of fresh powder on a $10.00 plastic Costco when I call them sleds.
I miss my sled.

Buddy in the HooDoos

ETA: Nobody needs to make snow in AK.
I'll save you burning up google, yes some resorts use snow-makers to make snow (ice) and open early or build park terrain.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:11:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Daytona955i:


In my experience, people that refer to them solely as sleds, are bros or douchebags.
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Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
sled, only fags refer to them as mobiles or machines


In my experience, people that refer to them solely as sleds, are bros or douchebags.



Snowcrosser, bro.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:12:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alpha82:
Snowmachine is AK vernacular, and we ran them more there than anywhere else in this country, that makes it proper in my book.
Anyone that went out and f'd shit up on the reg called them sleds.
Dealing with non-907s I usually call them snowmobiles, they can't wrap their head around machine and evidently think I'm talkling about jumping spines and runnin 80mph thru 3' of fresh powder on a $10.00 plastic Costco when I call them sleds.
I miss my sled.
http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/4826/oezh.jpg
Buddy in the HooDoos
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:14:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 11:19:47 AM EDT by TheYellowThing]
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Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
Originally Posted By Alpha82:
Snowmachine is AK vernacular, and we ran them more there than anywhere else in this country, that makes it proper in my book.
Anyone that went out and f'd shit up on the reg called them sleds.
Dealing with non-907s I usually call them snowmobiles, they can't wrap their head around machine and evidently think I'm talkling about jumping spines and runnin 80mph thru 3' of fresh powder on a $10.00 plastic Costco when I call them sleds.
I miss my sled.
http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/4826/oezh.jpg
Buddy in the HooDoos






That is like a frozen version of Jawbone Canyon in the Mojave Desert. Nuts.


quoted myself.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:15:05 AM EDT
When I lived in MN back in the seventies I had an Arctic Cat El Tigre, the group I rode with all called our rides snowmobiles.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:17:29 AM EDT
snow machine is the way old terminology.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:18:34 AM EDT
snowblower and atv
fuck the snow
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:21:11 AM EDT
Motor toboggan!

We call em snowmobiles around these parts. Fratboys and hosers call them 'sleds'.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:25:47 AM EDT
Snow Machine in Alaska.






Snow mobile in the Lower 48.











 
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:25:58 AM EDT
When I worked on them I called them
Skidoosbecauseit pissed everyone off
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:26:16 AM EDT
Snowmobile and then sled
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:28:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SEKE:
Motor toboggan!

We call em snowmobiles around these parts. Fratboys and hosers call them 'sleds'.
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mooseless luges
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:28:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CPTCARL:
They call them snow machines up here.  Never hear the term snow mobile much at all unless I'm talking to someone from the lower 48.
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Born and lived in AK for awhile, the term stuck with me.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:28:52 AM EDT
snowmachine. or if you're an old timer sno go.

only flat bill hat faggots call them sleds up here. And lower 48 transplants call them snow mobiles.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:31:13 AM EDT
This issue vexes me, I am terrible vexed
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:47:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bjohnson425:
snowmachine. or if you're an old timer sno go.

only flat bill hat faggots call them sleds up here. And lower 48 transplants call them snow mobiles.
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Yeah everyone riding in anything other than carhartts, duct tape, bunny boots and a trapper hat running their line on a Bravo or Tundra is queer as a three dollar bill. Well except those guys on the superwide tracked couch with heated suit and visor, they're the very epitome of hardcore riders, unless of course their schnapps runs out, then they're just whiny.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:51:00 AM EDT
It's a snowmobile. Old timers say snow machine. Upstate NY most people into the sport just call it a sled.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:53:37 AM EDT
Snowtorctcle
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:53:41 AM EDT
I've always called them snowmobiles.

Then again, I've never even seen one in real life that I can remember.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:55:09 AM EDT
Sled
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:57:07 AM EDT
SLED actually.
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