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Old 11-09-2012, 09:30 AM   #91 (permalink)
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They posted a pic of the Air-bag they're getting on Facebook.
It's completely different than the ones shown in the video on Katal Innovations Inc | The Landing Pad.

The ones in the video look awesome, even if you wipe out you slide out & away.
The one Cypress purchased is this one.
I foresee this one causing big wait times in between jumps. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I can picture people, whether landing their jump or not, riding up the other end of the landing area like a quarter pipe then back up the landing area.

I posted on their Facebook page that it's not too late to trade & get the other kind. Their reply was too bad this is the one we purchased.

I'll be all over it either way, unless they do some sort of cheesy fucking pay per jump or separate pass system. Cause as much as I like Cypress for their terrain, they are definitely the biggest greedy shysters out of the 3 Van hills!!

I wouldn't put it past them to try something like that.
I'll be front & center, starting the protest if they do.
You can count on that!!!!!


Well just as I predicted, Cypress is charging a fee to use the Air-bag.
I think that's pretty fuckin' cheesy.

Airbag Rates: Opening Special
Give it a try -
1 Jump* $2
5 Jumps* $8
*All participants must do a straight air test jump. (this is not included in the numbers above)

Helmets are mandatory.

All participants must sign a waiver to use the Airbag. Tickets can be purchased in Guest Relations.


Does anyone know if other mtn's charging per jump like this?
I searched a little bit, but could only find snowboard camps that had it & they were charging $40 a day unlimited use.

Time to stir the pot on Facebook, see if we can get this bullshit overturned

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Well just as I predicted, Cypress is charging a fee to use the Air-bag.
I think that's pretty fuckin' cheesy.

Airbag Rates: Opening Special
Give it a try -
1 Jump* $2
5 Jumps* $8
*All participants must do a straight air test jump. (this is not included in the numbers above)

Helmets are mandatory.

All participants must sign a waiver to use the Airbag. Tickets can be purchased in Guest Relations.


Does anyone know if other mtn's charging per jump like this?
I searched a little bit, but could only find snowboard camps that had it & they were charging $40 a day unlimited use.

Time to stir the pot on Facebook, see if we can get this bullshit overturned

TT
Good business decision for Cypress since there are people out there with money. Sucks for everyone else. Ah well... Keep crossing my fingers until the snow comes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Well just as I predicted, Cypress is charging a fee to use the Air-bag.
I think that's pretty fuckin' cheesy.

Airbag Rates: Opening Special
Give it a try -
1 Jump* $2
5 Jumps* $8
*All participants must do a straight air test jump. (this is not included in the numbers above)

Helmets are mandatory.

All participants must sign a waiver to use the Airbag. Tickets can be purchased in Guest Relations.


Does anyone know if other mtn's charging per jump like this?
I searched a little bit, but could only find snowboard camps that had it & they were charging $40 a day unlimited use.

Time to stir the pot on Facebook, see if we can get this bullshit overturned

TT
Why do people think stuff like this should be free? But hey tt you wanna try good luck to ya, but just a reminder there have been petitions for various things at cypress and never have they given in
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:02 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Why do people think stuff like this should be free?
Technically true. No company is legally or morally obligated to give away anything. (not strictly true, but the exceptions are nit-picking)

However, being too douchy about charging for every little thing can backfire. You make your customers into active enemies and it'll cost you one way or another. And nothing pisses off a customer faster than the feeling that they're being nickel-and-dimed.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Why do people think stuff like this should be free? But hey tt you wanna try good luck to ya, but just a reminder there have been petitions for various things at cypress and never have they given in
I would hardly call a $999+tax seasons pass free.

Now, I didn't have to pay for mine, but that is irrelevant.

I'm in the category of people who did, & I will fight for my people.

+++Big plus+++

A friend of mine set up a corporate discount. We had to sell 20 seasons passes in order to get the discount though.
It's not really too hard to do because the corporate discount is the cheapest price by far. Hundreds cheaper than even the early bird.

The incentive is, for every 20 you sell you get 1 free.
Broski & I sold more than 100.

We pretty much bought 2 Air bags ourselves?

They should've purchased 2 of them.

1 for the public & 1 for my negro buddy & I.

If I went on it 5 times a day, I'd end up paying $1,500.
5 times a day, that's fuckin' retarded. I want to hit @ least 5 times an hour

I can't afford to pay that, by the end of the season, I bet I'd end up spending upwards of $10k.

Obviously all this doesn't mean shit, it's just a rant. I know it.
I'm just pissed off, I want to play on that thing.
My only options are, fight it or take it like a bitch.
Now I just gotta get the 11,000 facebooker's riled up.

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I would hardly call a $999+tax seasons pass free.

Now, I didn't have to pay for mine, but that is irrelevant.

I'm in the category of people who did, & I will fight for my people.

+++Big plus+++

A friend of mine set up a corporate discount. We had to sell 20 seasons passes in order to get the discount though.
It's not really too hard to do because the corporate discount is the cheapest price by far. Hundreds cheaper than even the early bird.

The incentive is, for every 20 you sell you get 1 free.
Broski & I sold more than 100.

We pretty much bought 2 Air bags ourselves?

They should've purchased 2 of them.

1 for the public & 1 for my negro buddy & I.

If I went on it 5 times a day, I'd end up paying $1,500.
5 times a day, that's fuckin' retarded. I want to hit @ least 5 times an hour

I can't afford to pay that, by the end of the season, I bet I'd end up spending upwards of $10k.

Obviously all this doesn't mean shit, it's just a rant. I know it.
I'm just pissed off, I want to play on that thing.
My only options are, fight it or take it like a bitch.
Now I just gotta get the 11,000 facebooker's riled up.

TT
You $999+tax seasons pass is for what cypress already offers
Like say running their facilities running the chairs for the year, paying their employees and so on. Your eight this is just a rant and an ill-conceived one at that your lucky they don't charge you to use the terrain park cause they don't need to build that either, but if they didnth peak riders would go to Seymour or grouse so that would be lost revenue and luckily for them this is the only airbag system around so they can charge what they want and people WILL PAY so sorry but no matter how many people you "get riled up" you will not likely win.

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You $999+tax seasons pass is for what cypress already offers
Like say running their facilities running the chairs for the year, paying their employees and so on. Your eight this is just a rant and an ill-conceived one at that your lucky they don't charge you to use the terrain park cause they don't need to build that either, but if they didnth peak riders would go to Seymour or grouse so that would be lost revenue and luckily for them this is the only airbag system around so they can charge what they want and people WILL PAY so sorry but no matter how many people you "get riled up" you will not likely win.

Sorry for grammar/spelling hard to edit after typing fromy phone
They got new bathrooms too.
Fuck, I guess I'm gonna have to carry change with me just encase I need to take a dump. That's shitty, literally.

I believe they got 2 new snow machines as well.
Taking the green & blue runs should be pretty expensive, they groom those every night.

I/we may not win, this is true.

Does that mean I shouldn't try?

Sorry, I don't ever give up.

It will be free, I'm predicting it.

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It will be free, I'm predicting it.
And you may eventually be right. Once the novelty wears off and they find the bag sitting idle a lot, they'll change their business model to use it as a loss leader. Or if one of the other mountains gets a bag so that it becomes part of the expected amenities, just like parks. But for now, they've got an exclusive locally, and they're going to milk it for all it's worth.
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Rumour has it that Whistler might be opening this Thursday (Nov 15).

Pretty damn excited for my first season up here.
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Got a newsletter from Seymour the other day. It looks like they're really going to get serious about park coverage this year. Pretty stoked, reading this.

This is from the newsletter:

BIG PLANS AND BIGGER AIR - TERRAIN PARK PLANS

Young Guns - XL jump line of 3 tables and the jib line down through the old half pipe. This park will feature many of our large contests. Features will range from L to XL.

Mushroom - More features than ever before. We will be using the old Mushroom zone as well as the new zone from last year. Mushroom will have more features in a row for beginners to progress on. Features will range from S to M.

The Pit - Street style setup. Features will range from M to XL.

Northlands - A top to bottom park run on the new Mystery Peak Express. This park will run through Nut House and then down into Northlands and then into the Pit.

We have some new zones in Nut House, featuring large natural type hits and the landings will be amazing on powder days. The Nut House will have a natural feel with groomed take offs and powder landings. The rest of Northlands park will have jumps and jibs from M to XL.


'Course I'll be concentrating on the S and M features, being neither very good nor suicidal.
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