Winter’s coming and so is a new way of sliding down the slope. Meet Sled Legs, the world’s first wearable sleds. Looking much like a hockey goalie leg pads when worn (or Iron Man’s lower limbs, as some may say), Sled Legs lets you slide down the slope just like you would on a conventional sled. The only difference is, you don’t have pick the sled up when you’re done; you just stand up and walk away. Just like that. Find another slope calling out to you and do it all over again. Continue reading Leg-worn Sleds Let You Sled Anytime Without Carrying A Sled
Or probably not, because this aptly named SnowMonster by Swedish Lindberg Bros Motorsports makes more than just a ding. There is no familiar and ear-friendly ring, ring, ring chimes. There is only the unmistakable growl accompanying the big block unit with some 500+ ponies which would have drown out old Santa’s signature “ho, ho, ho” anyways. Fantasy and folklore aside, the SnowMonster is something to behold even after two years since it first surfaced. The Swedish drag racing shop marries a Volvo Duett Chassis with a vintage 1920s Model T body and then packed it with a Chevy 7.4L V8 big block that yields somewhere between 550 to 600 horses. This monster powertrain is mated to a Chevy TH 350 automatic transmission with Hurst shifter, putting the immense power to a set treads borrowed from an Arctic Cat Lynx snowmobile. Continue reading Santa: Why Fly When You Could Cut The Snow In This 500HP Snow Sled?
Transversing across thick powdered plains on a snowmobile is awesome, but alas, that awesomeness is limited to two person, tops, which means a family of four would have to forgo the fun. However, that won’t have to be the case if you have the Snowcoach by Equinox. Snowcoach is, as its name implies, a coach made for the snow (but not something Elsa would travel in, really), which also means it comes complete with an enclosed cabin to keep direct freezing cold away from its occupants and has high performance gas shock suspension to smooth out the ride (with skis, of course). Its futuristic shell is made from polyethylene and boasts windows so that your occupants, or in this case, your kids, will not have to sacrifice breathtaking view (if any) for creature comfort. Continue reading With Snowcoach, You Can Have Your Kids in Tow On Your Big Foot Hunt
(image: RM Auctions) 1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile | US$auction | www.rmauctions.com
ok, maybe this isn’t the first snowmobile in the world but it could count as one of the first to be converted from a commercially available popular vehicle. the man behind the conversion was inventor Virgil D. White who designed this patented snowmobile conversion kit for Ford Model T which was sold for $400 (or $750 for the complete vehicle) during its time. first marketed in 1923, it only managed a sales of just 75 units but sales soared quickly when many saw this vehicle in action. this particular example here is one of the first 75 units sold and it will be heading to the Hershey sales this October with an expected price of between $40,000 to $60,000. Continue reading 1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile
(image credit: Hublot) The Hublot Sledge | US$tbc | www.hublot.com
not contented with just churning out gorgeous and ridiculously expensive time pieces, Hublot has a series of lifestyle products including skis, bikes and now sledges (or Luge). dubbed The Hublot Sledge, it is the result of a collaboration between Hublot and ECAL (Lausanne University of Art and Design) as part of its Masters in Luxury Design and Industry program which Hublot is one of the main sponsors since 2008.
make no mistake, this isn’t your ordinary run-of-the-mill sledge. every aspect of the sledge is the result of a fusion of artistic design with cutting-edge technology, thus fulfilling Hublot’s philosophy of the “art of fusion.” the sledge features an ash wood structure, hand-sewn leather seat, carbon fiber handles and steel runners. the Hublot Sledge is limited to just 10 units worldwide, and it will make its debut (on display) at the Alpine World Ski Championships 2011 in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany (February 7 to 20, 2011).
no words on its pricing and availability but when it is from Hublot and it has only 10 pieces worldwide, you know it’s going to cost an arm and a leg, or perhaps even more. but for design aficionados (i mean, the rich bunch), this will be the ultimate sledge to get even if sliding down a snow slope isn’t your cup of tea. it simply look awesome and if i had one, i won’t even let it touch the snow! check out more images of The Hublot Sledge after the jump.
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i got to give this a big star for it’s design. the design of the Snow Shredder is really cool and resembles a Snow Ski, but this works only on a slope. get ready to rock the slope this coming winter and slide in style. want to shred the snow slope at night? not to worry, the Snow Shredder comes with a working headlight with an easy on/off button to make sure fun is not missed at night. obviously, the designer of this Snow Shredder knows you want to be in control, so it comes with a steerable wheel with adjustable heights up front for control your slide down slope. this should make control freaks happy. looks like adjustable steering is not just for automobile. the Snow Shredder fits 2 kids, aged 6 and up and as an added security, the kid behind gets to hold on to the handles if the ride becomes to rough. finally, a retractable hand up front enables easy towing of your slide up the slope for your next slide down slope. i love to have one of this but unfortunately, there’s no snow in this part of the world.
check it out @ Quirky website.