Skate style and high fashion collide on the ramps and half-pipes
of Orange County.
One option would be to build two regulation basketball courts and a 10,000-square-foot skate park with ramps, half-pipes and rails for boarders to practice their jumps, twists and turns.
OXFORD - Selectmen don't want their pyramid to be too steep or their half-pipe to be lumpy this time, so they are inviting skateboarders, BMX bike riders and rollerbladers to the board's meeting next week.
Host of the first-ever World Snowboard Championships in 1985, Breckenridge (970-453-5000), also in Colorado, has excellent snowboarding facilities, including half-pipes. On the East Coast, Bear Creek Ski Area (866-SKI-AT-BC) in Macungie, Pa., is where Ryan developed from snuffer into snowboarder.
(d) Half-pipe trick involving a 360-degree rotation while grabbing the board in the air
A 10-time world champion BMX biker, Hoffman is known for his high-flying stunts off vertical half-pipes (U-shaped ramps).
As they reached the bottom edge of a quarter-pipe (half of a vertical half-pipe with a horizontal ramp leading up to it), they separated.
RENEGADE RAKES: University of Colorado-Boulder student Dave Kubicka worked at a summer snowboard camp on Oregon's Mount Hood in 2001, using an unwieldy asphalt rake to shape half-pipes
. After returning to Boulder, Kubicka enlisted friend Kegan Paisley to build a better rake for the job.
Shovel handlers will be happy, too, no longer having to manually build and pack the half-pipes and curves that have become essential features of snowpark topographies.
The blower, bucket, and new finisher attachments, favored implements of half-pipe sculptors, are joined by the more utilitarian grip and hook that can be used to shift snowmaking pipes and guns.
Waugh was the first Pipe Dragon operator, and he groomed half-pipes at U.S.
Snowboarders - skiers, surfers, and skateboarders all rolled into one - reserve their fanciest moves for the half-pipe course, which is difficult to master and hard to construct.