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The Launcher Initial Test at The Camp of Champions

PUBLISHED Jul 2011 - 1,019 VIEWS
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Water Ramps - 1970-2011 RIP
After driving straight from the MSnow factory in Michigan with a last programming check in WI, "The Launcher" hit Whistler yesterday about 3. After a five hour build and double check it was time to send the first guinea pig (Adam Schrab - One of the inventors) down the ramp to usher in the future of learning slopestyle.
Being tired of the whole "Water Ramp" thing where you had to hike up 15 stories of stairs on every hit, then get soaked, we figured we could come up with something better, that let you get more hits in a day, stay dry, work for snowboards and skis as well as most importantly... have more fun.
The Camp of Champions partnered with M-Snow to make the first fully adjustable "Launcher for dryslopes. The Launcher has been designed so that you can dial in the exact speed you want, and to have a progressive pull so that upon the operator hitting the "Launch Button" you are smoothly pulled up to the desired speed so you have the highest degree of control going into the jump so you can learn faster. Sensors detect the load placed on the pull so a 200 pound person can be followed by a 100 pound person and they bothe receive the correct pull for their weight. Water Ramps RIP.

Credit: Camp of Champions

Skier: Adam Schrab

Location: The Camp of Champions

Playtime: 00:01:31

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