New for Thredbo in 2010 a huge air bag like this one pictured at Cardrona, NZ last year.
Thredbo Monster Bagjump for 2010
Riders are you ready to fly high in Thredbo this season? Thredbo in partnership
with Monster Skate park will introduce the Thredbo Monster Bagjump for winter
2010, the latest training tool in winter action sports.
This is the first of its size in the country – it’s a 20 metre x 20 metre huge air filled
cushion, with a durable bomb proof cover. The Bagjump was initially used by the
pro’s in the stunt world, but in Thredbo, the park crew will position it behind a
kicker then intermediate and advanced riders can push their limits – practising jumps,
spins and flips with confidence and most importantly, safety.
The Thredbo Monster Bagjump comprises of six multiple chamber airbags, so it
provides the perfect catch however and where ever you land. It catches any landing
style and it has often been described as like landing in a big bag of marshmallows.
Safety is paramount and that is the highlight of the Bagjump, it’s a great chance for
intermediate and above skiers and boarders to take their riding to a new level in a
safe environment. All participants must first earn their wings by participating in the
Bagjump Safety Clinic, conducted by Thredbo Snow Sports School. Once completed
riders are ready to fly and try their favourite tricks, with Flight Passes purchased on
a per day basis.
The Moster Air bag will be situated close to where Thredbo’s original halfpipe was built int eh 80’s and in perfect view of those riding the Kosciuszko Chairlift.
Thredbo’s Snow Sport School General Manager Adam Hosie, believes the new
Bagjump will take on-snow learning to a whole new level. “This is one exciting addition to Thredbo. Skiers and snowboarders can now
experience the twisting and turning thrills of big air without any of the landing pains.
The controlled environment of the Bagjump is the perfect progressional step to that
next big move in the park”
Snow goers will love the location, it will be tucked into a loop near the Rossignol
Race Course, just off the Supertrail. Riders of the Kosciuszko Express, will get a
birds eye view and become instant action sports spectators gaining a unique
perspective as Thredbo Resort and Monster Skate park help to develop the next
generation of Aussie superstars.
The Thredbo Monster Bagjump is a partnership with Monster Skate park at Sydney
Olympic Park and Thredbo, giving riders access to jumping all year round. The first
flights on the Bagjump take place in Thredbo in July and will run through to
September before it moves back to Monster Skate park for the summer.
The Bagjump at Thredbo this year is a huge step forward for action snow sports
training in Australia. The ability to practice your tricks with a safe landing is going to
improve the progression of the sport and the confidence of riders as they pull off
tricks that they have always dreamed of. Most importantly mum’s, dad’s, mates and
partners can rest easy knowing that their adrenaline fuelled loved ones, who go large
and lofty, will land nice and softly on the new Thredbo Monster Bagjump.