When I first discovered NS in 2006, as soon as mountains closed this site lit up with threads, videos and pictures of everyone's backyard setup. You had today's best rail skiers (Wesson, Harlaut, Wallisch, Ahmet) all posting their setups and filming on their setups all off season. Sure, some people went to Hood in the summer, but it felt like everyone that skied and wanted to get better at rails just built a setup and skied everyday all summer long. I know for me, this was the single greatest reason for my progression. I grew up skiing and working at Whaleback and they used to hold summer rail jams once a month all summer long.
I feel like as time went on, the summer setups slowly faded away and I saw less and less people building and hitting them. The allure of going to NZ, Hood or Whistler seemed to replace the sketchy backyard PVC rails. With everything going on in the world and people stuck at home, are summer setups about to make a rebirth? I know some of my best memories are from late night backyard rails all summer long. Stay safe NS, hoping to see some dope edits from your yards this summer.