Go Bigger In The UK?
Each year the UK hosts a number of really good, outdoor shred events on our ‘dry’ slopes. A week or so ago, was Go big or Go Home at Bearsden, Glasgow. Top notch riders like Jamie Nicholls and Will Smith were present.
Check out the video:
There’s no doubt about it – our riders are throwing down good tricks on snowflex kickers. Going pretty big. But not that big…
During that video above, I couldn’t help but think that we should have some bigger kickers for UK snowboarders to ride.
The setup in Noeux Les Mines, Pas de Calais, France – is bigger (better?) that anything we have in the UK. Then there is the dry slope at Liberty Mountain in Virginia. Check out the snowflex kickers there:
Photo from TransWorld SNOWboarding
Snowflex came into being, here in the UK. Yet it’s adoption in other countries has produced better slopes with bigger kickers. It doesn’t seem right. I know that funding is always an issue in the UK – but that’s just lame. We should be giving our riders the tools to go bigger…
What do you think?