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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-30-2010, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ever tried the air bag?

At lake louise at the moment they have a massive airbag at the end of a good size kicker.

The Katal Landing Pad Returns to Lake Louise - April 23 to May 2, 2010

Anyone here ever tried it? What do you think?
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That looks like a lot of fun. I wish one of those would come near me
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Yeah, I'd love to have access to something like that or a foam pit to huck some inverted aerials and stupid spins I have no business attempting right now!
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aww yea thats the good stuff... that'll seriously calm the nerves for inverted attempts

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I'm pretty sure Copper Mountain has one, but I haven't seen one anywhere else. I'm gonna be doing the trampoline thing this summer and might venture up to Copper's indoor park at some point to see where I'm at.
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I think EVERY ski resort should have an airbag and/or foam pit.


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There will be one at Thredbo in Australia this coming season. I think the airbags are such a great idea. Props to all the resorts who invest in these bags for their customers.

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They had an airbag at either Windham or Hunter Mountain in NY 2 seasons ago that I hit for an afternoon with one of my skier buddies. It was definitely fun launching yourself into tricks you would never consider doing otherwise. I'm pretty sure it was Windham that had it... Cost a few bucks extra and the line blew which limited the amount of hits you could get but definitely worth it. On a side note it was definitely not managed properly by the park staff there. I watched about 4 or 5 people screw themselves up by being launched off the air bag's edge because someone else dropped in and landed while they were still getting off. Kind of funny to watch but scary at the same time. One kid flew in the damn air like a rag doll and slammed pretty hard on the ground off to the side. I also watched one kid miss the main part of the bag and land off towards the back of the air bag and hurt himself so be warned that just because it's an air bag it still isn't idiot proof...
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^^ How big was the bag?


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^^ How big was the bag?
Good question... It was a while ago so I don't remember the exact size but it was pretty freaking big... Definitely big enough that if it was managed properly you wouldn't have a problem. The issue was that the guys running it were just not doing their job well and weren't allowing riders enough time to get themselves off the airbag and into a safe area. The guy who overshot it still landed on the bag but definitely towards the back so didn't get the same level of cushion he should have.
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