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Australia has developed a reputation for putting together some of the best terrain parks in the world, and certainly the best during the southern hemisphere winter.
One man, in particular, has been a driving force behind this reputation – Jindabyne local Charles Beckinsale. From being one of Australia’s best snowboarders to one of the world’s best park builders, Charles’ career continues to evolve. He’s now married and has a young son and after a 5-year stint at Perisher where the parks gained an international reputation, Charles is now a freelancer, building parks in Europe and North America for national teams and some of the world’s best snowboarders and skiers.
We spoke to Charles about his career travelling the world as a terrain park builder, what it feels like to create the jumps on which the sport is progressed and his new business venture, ‘The Stomping Grounds Park.
Warning: you’re going to want to hit the park after watching the interview above… and check out some of Charles’ work below, featuring riding by Russ Henshaw who now happens to be Charles’ brother in law.
Check out some more of Charles’ work from his personal Instagram as well as his Business’ Instagram below:
Dreaming of hitting a creamy kicker line again soon……… This one was from @thestompinggroundspark second ever session during May 2017 @corvatsch3303 Wait until you see what was built there for a redbull project a few weeks back ? looking forward to being able to share those pics. #Corvatsch #terrainpark