Nike 6.0 is creating the 'Greatest Hits Park' at Mt. Seymour, BC to support the local shred community. The Nike 6.0 Greatest Hits Park is rebuilding three iconic features that influenced snow-culture history, bringing together world-class spots in one location and adding to the already epic roster of shred-spots in the Vancouver area.
The first feature set to open this Saturday, January 30th is the Red Ledge, a daunting concrete monster at Montmorency Falls in Quebec City. Made famous by seasoned film crews, the Red Ledge may be wide, but it’s steep and fast...and don’t underestimate the power of that bottom kink. Many banger tricks have gone down here while several other brave souls have been broke off at the Ledge.
"Ever since JP Auclair hit the Red Ledge, it has been on the radar." says Jake Largess, Nike 6.0 Ski Mentor. "A few years back, Poor Boyz featured Matt Walker doing a 270 on to switch off in their movie Reasons. It's awesome that the Red Ledge will be built at Mt. Seymour, making this sick spot more accessible! Can't wait to take the crew up to Seymour!"
To unveil the Red Ledge, Nike 6.0 is hosting a grassroots jam session at Mt. Seymour on Saturday, January 30th.
"It’s been so much fun to fabricate a replica of the Red Ledge," says Mark Williams, Mt. Seymour's Terrain Park Manager. "It’s going to be a standout addition to the Mt. Seymour Park and super fun all season. The hardest part has been keeping it under wraps. Can’t wait to see kids riding it on Saturday for the first time!”
The free jam session, open to all, goes down from 11am - 3pm, and includes food, music, and 6.0 product giveaways. Be sure to bring your bangers, as 6.0 has hired a professional photographer to snap pics of the session and riders with the best shots will win 6.0 product. For the event, Mt. Seymour has graciously thrown down a free season pass for one lucky rider who cast a vote in the local Vancouver feature contest.
And speaking of local contests, the results are in. Local Vancouver riders have voted to build a replica of an electrical box. These high-voltage features are sessioned day and night throughout Vancouver, Kelowna, and the rest of Canada. Riders worldwide have been hitting transistors and various utility features for decades and Nike 6.0 is excited to replicate an electrifying version at Mt. Seymour.
The final legendary feature for the Greatest Hits Park is yet to be decided, and it's up to you what it will be! Remember the first flick you saw featuring the Montreal Big O Pyramids or the Utah Wall Ride or Rail Gardens, or maybe it was your favorite rail-slayer hitting the Burlington Double Set Rail, Calgary Triple Rails or the legendary Delbrook Rail down the road from Mt Seymour?
Get inspired and cast your vote at http://www.nike6.com before January 30, 2010. The winning feature will be constructed in mid-February by Snow Park Solutions, Hangman Productions and the Mt. Seymour park crew.
And also don’t forget to enter the Newschoolers/Nike 6.0 Spots Contest for your chance to win a Nike 6.0 Explorer pack jammed full of Nike 6.0 goodies along with a Newschoolers prize pack. All you have to do is upload a video of you our your buddies sessioning your favorite urban feature. The contest also closes this weekend, so click here to get your entries in before it’s too late!
See you this weekend at Mt. Seymour! Show up to session the Red Ledge and get shot by a pro photog for your chance to win a season pass, compliments of Mt. Seymour.