If you’ve been up recently, you’ve seen the park at its prime. Park staff has been working hard to make the set up as close to perfection as possible. If you haven’t been here in a while, take a quick lap with me. We’ll start at the top of 9 and wok our way down…
First, we’re going to drop in on the first wedge at the top. It’s got about a 25 foot deck, with a poppy lip and steep landing. Next, we’re going to hit the dog house, followed by either the trap rail or corrugated tube. Once we show off our moves up top, we bomb our way through the roller section. We’ll be on a little flat section after the rollers where we can hit Simon’s box, a flat box, a large tube, and another little dog house. Now, we have to choose between Powder Bowl and Park Run. Powder Bowl has a lot to offer. There’s a hip, a jump, a spine, a pole jam, a bowl shaped QP, a wall ride, another hip, and the van; all followed by the Gambler line. This is definitely the route for all you jumpers out there. The Park run route is going to entertain us with multiple beginner boxes, little jumps, a couple flat rails, a rainbow rail, a step up jump, an up box, the space ship, Seth’s feature, and a stall. If you still have some energy, follow me to the shotgun rail, followed by the kink rail, and into the QP. We’re almost to the bottom, but we still have some more shredding to do. Again, we have two options, rails or jumps. The jump line consists of a pole jam or a flat-down rail, into three really fun little jumps. The rail line consists of the donkey rail, followed by the creeper, and into the c-rail.
That was quite the work out, huh? My legs are beat! There’s so much to do and to choose from; we need to get back up there and try a different line. Don’t forget to check out the pipe on chair 5 either. It’s looking awesome and it’s been getting a lot of love as well.
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