The Seiser Alm Legends 2020 are over and the whole freestyle world is still talking excitedly about the sophisticated set-up conjured by F-TECH Snowparks, and the daring leaps of athletes who appeared to master the challenging course with ease. It all looks so simple and virtually weightless with professionals, that one is tempted to query the existence of gravity. Yet, as every freestyler knows, behind it all lies arduous work. And not a few serious injuries, when you don’t succeed in landing quite so effortlessly on both legs the way you intended. Up till now, athletes had to accept the risk of serious injuries when landing hard on the ice, if they wanted to develop further in their sport. Yet now that has all changed, at least in the Zillertal: as of late, the Zillertal Arena is the only ski resort in the world that possesses a permanent landing bag (a giant air cushion). The Bagjump Landing Bag was sponsored by PRINOTH, the resort’s preferred partner, and is not intended only for professionals. The landing bag in the Kreuzwiese Actionpark in Zell is open (and free of charge) to all visitors to the ski resort! Three ski jumps of varying heights and levels of difficulty lead down to the giant air cushion, which at 31 x 17 metres is adjusted to the slope of the hill and thus relates very realistically to the landing area. The bag thus offers optimum training conditions from beginners to professionals: responsible training with minimum risk.
The best feature of the facility is that when taking the first steps and the first jumps in freestyle, you are not left on your own. The local “Shredschool” includes experienced former professional sportsmen and women and big names on the scene who will show you how to go about new jumps. And anyone who dares can even copy tricks on a ski jump with a landing on snow. The PRINOTH X COMMUNITY Partner UNIQUEParks takes care of this, looking after the construction and maintenance of the snow park.
Skiers including professionals are equally enthusiastic. Notably the Zillertal snowboard professional Werni Stock: “I wish I could have had such a facility when I began to learn more difficult tricks!” he said. “I am very happy that from now on there is the chance in the Zillertal Arena for beginners and professionals to try out and perfect new jumps with manageable risk. Since the level at the most prestigious international competitions is rising ever higher, such a facility is essential to guarantee further development of one’s abilities – whether you are a snowboarder or a freeskier.”
And that's how it looks like in addition to the existing freestyle elite, the future one will also be seen in the Zillertal Arena.
You can get an impression of a Bagjump Landing Bag powered by PRINOTH here: >>Youtube
For further information about the Zillertal Arena, go to: www.zillertalarena.com
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