18/04/2012 | by Uli Köhler
A special obstacle is always unusual but our shapers conjured up something that won’t be toped in near future. A phat kicker called Moby Dick causes a sensation. But not only the size is similar to that of a whale but the amazing similarity is the reason where it got its name from. We talked to park designer and new Captain Ahab, Rene “Renilla” Margreiter about Moby Dick and the great season finale in the Snowpark Alta Badia.
Hi Rene! It’s surprising what we discover in Alta Badia again and again. Recently, Moby Dick has run aground there!
Yes, we are proud that Moby Dick has chosen our park for a short break on his long journey. On closer examination, you can see that the purportedly whale is a phat kicker on which high-altitude flights are guaranteed.
Can you describe this kicker for us?
Moby Dick has a 23m sweetspot and with a 5m dropping height a rush of adrenalin is inevitable. The landing area is laid out steeply, 25m wide and 50m long. Between jump and landing is a 18m gap.
This sounds like pure action and nothing for an unpracticed rider.
Exactly! We have built Moby Dick for media teams and pros that they can organize a sensational special obstacle shooting in Alta Badia. Last year, we already had numerous pros here in the park for special obstacle shootings and I’m sure that they produce great clips this year, too.
We’ll give you a foretaste on the awesome clips with our teaser. The riders Daniel Tschurtschenthaler, Patrick Pitter, Max Weickl and Sebi Geiger come together and showed some massive moves on Moby Dick. Besides our stout fish, there will be another highlight before the season ends, Renilla: “Yes, unfortunately the finale is close but we still sweeten this time for our riders with a sensational event. On March 31st the QParks Tour stops in the Snowpark Alta Badia with the event “La Freestyla”. This is one of the highlights of the season and it is more than okay, if the shred finale is opened like this.
Rene has just mentioned it: the QParks Tour stop “La Freestyla”. The QParks Tour will stop in the Snowpark Alta Badia again this year and give the go-ahead for the season finale. Over the whole day snowboarders and freeskiers will battle for, a total of, EUR 3.000.- prize money and cool goodies. After this action packed day, a phat party is going on! A nice DJ set will get you pumped up for celebrating together. We offer special Sleep&Ride packages to facilitate the stay in Alta Badia for you.
|Hotel Ladina*** La Villa (www.hotel-ladinia.com)
incl. accommodation in an apartment with half-board or breakfast, wellness room, towels, room for skiing equipment
|1 night + skipass + half-board||85,00 Euros||per person|
|2 nights + skipass + half-board||170,00 Euros||per person|
|1 night + skipass + breakfast||75,00 Euros||per person|
|2 nights + skipass + breakfast||150,00 Euros||per person|
|Junior (born after 11/26/1995)|
|1 night + skipass + half-board||75,00 Euros||per person|
|2 nights + skipass + half-board||150,00 Euros||per person|
|1 night + Skipass + breakfast||69,00 Euros||per person|
|2 nights + Skipass + breakfast||135,00 Euros||per person|
You’re interested in one of the Sleep&Ride Packages? Please send us an E-Mail with your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now it’s time to get excited because we’ve about to reveal the contest line to you, so that you’ll be optimally prepared for your runs:
1) 8m Flat/Down Rail or 8m Down Rail
2) Kicker with medium + pro jump
3) Kicker with medium + pro jump
4) Kicker with medium + pro jump
5) Multi-Obstacle: Wallride/Corner/Box
6) Pyramide XL
Enjoy the nice tricks on Moby Dick in our snowboard teaser and mark the 31st of March for the QParks Tourstop “La Freestyla” bold in your calendar. No matter which information you need, on the QParks Tour website, the Snowpark Alta Badia homepage and the Facebook fanpage you will definitely find what you’re looking for.