We have plenty of snow as we have been making it non stop all winter. Right now the parks are as deep as they were this time last winter. We have more than enough snow to recreate the camp that we ran last June and the FULL public lift serviced park we opened July 23rd. 5 snow sessions will run starting June 10th and ending Aug 14th this summer!
Iíve said it before, but whoever designed our bodies wasnít keeping in mind all the dope shit we wanted to do with them! -TJ
"Gapers and park go together like chinese food and pudding."-ILLinoisance
"I love how they can't speak english so they have to communicate in Wutang."
James 'Woodsy' Woods said: - "I still compete on the first pair of 179s that I got. They are the perfect niche for me." bullsh*t they're suspects
so I know you guys/gals are skeptical of the park skis, trust me, were too when we first saw them. Flew out to Woodward, PA to see them first hand. Also went to Copper to check out what they have going on with snow flex.
Both have their flaws but both also have some huge advantages, so in the end it just boils down to the fact they are different. We decided to go with park skis since it has proven effective for 5 years at Woodward East.
Here is the thought process behind it:
1. Woodward at Copper kicks butt, why just duplicate what they are doing. Instead let's try something different
2. We plan to offer 5 weeks of on-snow camp, so why would we need to replicate snow indoors
3. Skate/BMX/Inline can all use the same ramp - cross-training
4. Easy to learn on, quick learning curve. We can train a kid with a mini-ramp or even a flat surface on how to ride the park skis proper. then take it to the ramps.
5. We want Tahoe to be an action sports facility, not just a ski & ride facility
Construction of the pump track is almost complete. Once we have skatelite down we will film and post. I think at that point 99% of you will be stoked (minus the 1% that will always hate just to hate)
Today we did some testing in the new pump track with parkboards, parksis and BMX. This is just the start of what we are creating here at Woodward Tahoe for action sports training. In a few weeks we will have the foam pit and resi jumps ready.
The skis and boards are equally as fast. On the pump track the skiis are a little harder to pump than the board or a BMX bike but they still work well and are super fun. Pete had only been on the skiis for about an hour when we shot these clips. When the foam pit and resi jumps are finished people are going to be blown away by how well these boards/skis work! There will be 3 different heights to the drop in and the ramps will be moveable on a track and wheel system. You will be able to choose from 3 different takeoff trannies also. From the tallest drop in you will be able go atleast 45ft into the pit from a takeoff that is shaped just like you would ride on snow. The sick thing about these boards is that they CARVE and the speed is the same every time you drop in!