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"Dear Snow Sport Enthusiasts,

By signing our online petition, YOU will make a big difference and impact in our dream of opening California's first Synthetic Snow Park! It only takes 30 seconds. Sign it! Like it! Share it!

At this time, we need to prove to City Officials that this park IS and will continue to be supported by the people of the Bay Area, California, and the Snow Nation. It doesn't matter where you live, you can help.

This is where you come in, please take a moment and sign the online petition linked below and share this letter, link, and our main photo with EVERYONE!

We need to have at least 100,000 signatures to prove the level of support we have in order to show demand and have a political leg to stand on at City Council meetings. We have almost 10,000 signed so far. Sign up if you support the sport of snowboarding and skiing.

Be Excited! The Storm Is Coming!

Best Regards,
Martin Benik & Team
CEO"
 

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sounds pretty rad.

I love the bay area.

good luck. there is never too much stuff like this.

I was gonna say theres no link in that post but I see you did put one in the 2nd. I'll help too:
 

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Is there mist coming from that thing?

Or are there sprinklers underneath of it?


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Ya, that's super fuckin' cool. Hope it works out for everybody.

& that spine jump right in the middle is deadly.:thumbsup:
Those are my favorite kinda jumps.

No fuckin' table to clear or land on.
If you can go big enough, you can clear the spine & land @ the end.
If you don't go big enough, you don't explode. You just land on either side.

And anyone, from pro's to tikes, can hit it.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

None of my shitty mtn's has had on of those for a couple years.
I think it's a sign, if your mtn doesn't have one of these?
They don't know what the fuck is goin' on, cause mine sure didn't.


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Timmy my mountain doesn't have one and I'm pretty sure they're so far ahead of everyone else no one can comprehend it.

How is this eco friendly? You're going to be running water to keep the snowflex moist and lubricated, electric for the lift/tow/lights. You're leaving me with more questions than answers as to why this should be supported.
 

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Timmy my mountain doesn't have one and I'm pretty sure they're so far ahead of everyone else no one can comprehend it.

How is this eco friendly? You're going to be running water to keep the snowflex moist and lubricated, electric for the lift/tow/lights. You're leaving me with more questions than answers as to why this should be supported.
I don't know the facts on the lifts yet, but the water that is used is recycled.
 

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That park is in the UK. If you're going to promote a product or a company like this I suggest you get all your facts straight. Also just because you claim to be looping water over and over doesn't mean you won't be adding in. As I recall SF gets a little warm in the summer which will cause evaporation and ultimately lead to having the tanks refilled. You're leaving more questions than answers and making claims you don't seem to know the answers to which is sad. I get what you're doing but I as a person you're marketing to wants all the facts.
 

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Ba:

Do we care how eco it is (I don't); I think in many threads we have established that our sport is pretty anti-eco on the whole. Or are you just asking because it says "eco-friendly"?

I appreciate the fact that you aren't flaming the guy, but how is this not a good thing for the sport?

I'm probably missing something where it is potentially no different from "skyhook" or "dual boards"?

More facts r good too.

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I'm just sick of the bullshit Greenwashing marketing people are shoving down peoples throats. Call it how it is and I'd be more inclined to support it. Plus I have real questions about it and I want to see if they can be answered. I'm all for anything that truly benefits snowboarding and gets people into doing it, but I'm not going to support half cocked ideas.
 

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The company that originally created this stuff is called Briton Engineering from England. They put one of these snowflex facilities in at Liberty University in VA. No idea how it actually rides as I've never been on it, but I'm close enough that I may take a trip up one day this summer.

Here's a shot of the place on google maps

https://maps.google.com/maps?source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Liberty+Mountain+Snowflex+Centre,&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.829089,96.240234&ie=UTF8&hq=Liberty+Mountain+Snowflex+Centre,&hnear=4000+Candlers+Mountain+Rd,+Lynchburg,+Virginia+24502&filter=0&update=1&oi=lwp_thresh&ll=37.353179,-79.168757&spn=0.006456,0.011748&t=h&z=17&iwloc=D

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre - What is Snowflex?
 

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That park is in the UK. If you're going to promote a product or a company like this I suggest you get all your facts straight. Also just because you claim to be looping water over and over doesn't mean you won't be adding in. As I recall SF gets a little warm in the summer which will cause evaporation and ultimately lead to having the tanks refilled. You're leaving more questions than answers and making claims you don't seem to know the answers to which is sad. I get what you're doing but I as a person you're marketing to wants all the facts.
The point is the water is being recycled which will get much more use out of each drop. I never said that we would be using the same water over and over again. And the park is going to be in San Jose not San Francisco.
 

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I'm just sick of the bullshit Greenwashing marketing people are shoving down peoples throats. Call it how it is and I'd be more inclined to support it. Plus I have real questions about it and I want to see if they can be answered. I'm all for anything that truly benefits snowboarding and gets people into doing it, but I'm not going to support half cocked ideas.
If you have real questions that need to be answered then send me a message with all your questions. The park is labeled as Eco friendly because it is planned to recycle water and no park in the world uses absolutely zero resources.
 

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Why do I need to have a private conversation when you're posting this publicly? Are you upset someone is questioning you?

Right now you're not proving anything to anyone other than you can't answer the questions.

So it'll be in San Jose which if my geography is right is more south making it slightly warmer. I want to know besides water use what makes it so eco friendly? I want to know about how it's powered, are you building from recycled material, what are you doing to help the environment.

On top of those questions I want to know how this is going to benefit people in that area? What will it do for the local snowboard scene? How are you going to help the community? ETC.Etc.

Like I said questions that need to be answered I know I'm not the only one that wants to know I'm just the only one asking right now.
 

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Why do I need to have a private conversation when you're posting this publicly? Are you upset someone is questioning you?

Right now you're not proving anything to anyone other than you can't answer the questions.

So it'll be in San Jose which if my geography is right is more south making it slightly warmer. I want to know besides water use what makes it so eco friendly? I want to know about how it's powered, are you building from recycled material, what are you doing to help the environment.

On top of those questions I want to know how this is going to benefit people in that area? What will it do for the local snowboard scene? How are you going to help the community? ETC.Etc.

Like I said questions that need to be answered I know I'm not the only one that wants to know I'm just the only one asking right now.
No I'm not upset, questions are always good and it doesn't matter how you sent them. I just needed a list to forward to someone who knows more about the project.
 

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cool. I figured that's where you were coming from BA, but I wanted to hear it.

anyway thanks for trying to answer OP.
 
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