GB Park And Pipe Reduce Risk Training Facility

Exciting news from The GB Park & Pipe crew - they've secured significant funding to build a 'Reduce Risk Training Facility' right here in the UK. If you're wondering what that is, it essentially consists of a ramp launching you into a shaped airbag that mimics the landing of a kicker.

Airbags have been around snowboarding for a while, of course, but this would give you a much better idea of whether or not you'd put your trick down on the real thing. It'd be a UK version of Chiba Kings, the Japanese facility that spawned one Yuki Kadono. There's one for all you dryslope doubters: Yuki is basically a mat rat at heart!

The money's ready to go, all we need now is the ideal location, and that's where you come in. If you know somewhere that could accommodate this, get them to e-mail Paddy.Mortimer@TeamBSS.org.uk. Nowhere's off-limits at the moment, so spread the word and get those suggestions flooding in.

We know we'd be first in line to give it a shot - it looks even more fun than this....