Northstar Park Report 12/14/2011

I’ve been pretty busy with the semester coming to an end but got a chance to ride Northstar today. They’ve done an excellent job creating a fun park with the little bit of snow they are working with. The only park open is still pinball. The top section begins with a 5 foot flat box followed by a 5 foot triple barrel flat rail. After this, you can hit a 12 foot flat box on the skiers ride or go left to a 10 foot down box. The top part of the park ends with a really fun 12 foot flat rail. 

I was really glad to see Northstar made some bigger jumps in the middle section of the park. This section starts with the same small five foot step down immediately following the top of the park. Next, there is a new really fun double jump line. The first jump is about 10 feet followed by a smooth 15-20 foot table. The second jump is nice because you can take it big and the landing is still really smooth. After the jumps, their is a small pole bonk and two mellow rollers on the skiers right hand side. 

The bottom of the park has a good amount of variation. The skiers left hand side features a 10 foot down lift tower tube, into a 10 foot circle down rail, and a 13 foot down square donkey rail. The skiers right hand side begins with a 10 foot rainbow box, into a 22 foot flat box, followed by a square A-frame rail. Next you have the option of a 14 foot circle down rail or 22 foot roller coaster box. 

The bottom of the park ends with a pole jam into a 15 foot square down flat down rail on the skiers left. On the other side, there is a slanted wall-ride into a lift tower tube spine. 

Overall, I am really happy with the new park set-up. It’s nice to hit a little bit bigger sized jumps. Now if only we could get some more snow so that they could build up the DC straits! Pray for snow!

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About jedidiahkravitz

I am a full-time student at the University of Nevada, Reno where I study my passion of entrepreneurship and management. I hope to take this passion and mix it with my knowledge of skiing in order to create a business of my own within the freestyle ski industry.

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