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hnhbaxter
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:32 pm

Instead of hijacking the Ober thread I decided to bust out a new one.



Check out all of the photos at these mfrs web sites.



http://www.snowflex.com/index.php



http://www.astroride.com/gallery.asp (good video clips)



I would welcome any one of these slopes in my area. It def does not replace the real experience but it would cure the skiing blues during the summer months. There has got to be a market for this kind of thing in the Atlanta area. Since there are no half pipes or quarter pipes in this region I could easily see the freestyle riders giving it a try if one of these were built.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:39 pm

There was an Astroturf hill in Atlanta quite a few years ago. It was in Vinings. This stuff in the videos looks much better than the old Ober Astroturf. You can read about my experience there on the Ober thread.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:19 pm

jeffryc wrote:
There was an Astroturf hill in Atlanta quite a few years ago. It was in Vinings. This stuff in the videos looks much better than the old Ober Astroturf. You can read about my experience there on the Ober thread.



I had read your post earlier, it made me cringe. One hour of getting soaked and bruised had to be miserable.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:34 pm

The problems at Ober & Vinings were short, slow runs, on a wet hill. Here's an idea- How about a terrain park with this new turf near Atlanta or Charlotte?
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:38 pm

there was turf at ober? i wanna see some pictures of that.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:09 pm

hnhbaxter wrote:
. Since there are no half pipes or quarter pipes in this region I could easily see the freestyle riders giving it a try if one of these were built.





Seems like this could be a good idea so that pipes could be introduced to the Southeast...



Another thought that I just had about a pipe is...why couldn't one of these structures be built in the mountains...then when it snows the snow covers and already pre-made pipe, and we have a real snow half-pipe?



I guess if it could be done it would be done. But why couldn't you just have a pre-made pipe? Even if it was just a ditch cut to be a half-pipe and snow made on it.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:58 pm

they definitely need one of those in atlanta or somewhere in the area, ohhh. STONE MTN!!!. theres already a tram going up it. :lol:
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:56 pm

waynecash wrote:


skiing rules wrote:
they definitely need one of those in atlanta or somewhere in the area, ohhh. STONE MTN!!!. theres already a tram going up it. :lol:



That will never happen it is a state park...





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Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:02 pm

a better invention would be a way to keep the ground cold enough to support a 10" base of powder when it is 100 F outside.



oh wait i'm having ski visions again.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:57 pm

Watch that Ski Dubai thing on the Discovery channel, they have something similar to that, a network of pipes under the snow to help keep it cold...
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