Camp of Champions announces Olympic caliber superpipe, air bag for Summer 2011

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 8, 2010 1:25 pm

Whistler ski and snowboard camp, Camp of Champions, likes to lead the way with its annual park design. Besides typically offering one of the biggest lanes of any summer snow camp, Camp of Champions also regularly features the latest methods used in snow sports progression. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the camp has once again stepped up to the plate in a huge way to bring the only Global Pipe Cutter to North America for 2011.

What is a Global Cutter?

The Global Cutter is the new gold standard for competition halfpipes, with a true 22-foot transition instead of an 18-foot transitions with 4 feet of vertical like every other pipe cutter. Steve Petrie from Arena Snowparks says the Global Cutter is simply “The Best Halfpipe Shaper Ever.”

What does this mean to you?

It means that you can learn faster on a bigger radius transition. It means when you crash you have more transition to catch so the impact and chances of injury are less. It means the compression and G-forces acting on the body are a lot less, and the forces are even throughout your entire takeoff and landing trajectory. Frankly, It means you can go HUGE.

But when you’re talking about going huge in the pipe, the question inevitably turns to wondering how you can still stay safe. While the threat of injury is always there no matter the level of precaution, Camp of Champions knows certain safety techniques go a long way towards staying healthy. One of the best ways to avoid injury is to use an Air Bag to dial tricks before taking them to the more unforgiving snow. While Camp of Champions already offered an Air Bag for campers to practice their slopestyle and big air moves, now the camp is celebrating the new pipe by installing another bag to be placed at the end of the pipe. Even former COC camper Shaun White used an Air Bag to dial in his gold medal worthy double corks, so if it’s good enough for Shaun, then you know its top notch.

Don’t forget, attending Camp of Champions is even more affordable than previous years with a hefty $500 CAD drop in price on camp sessions. As an added bonus, those who sign up today are eligible to receive $500 worth of “sponsor treasure,” so make sure to get those summer camps booked to avoid missing out on the freebies!