24/03/2008 | by Onboard
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif. – With the opening of the Unbound Super-Duper Pipe this week, Mammoth Mountain becomes the only place in the world riders can currently find all three sizes of half pipes: Super-Duper, Super and Mini.
The freshly cut Super-Duper Pipe is 170 meters long and 17 meters feet wide vert to vert, with almost 7 meter high walls and almost 8 meter transitions. The Super-Duper Pipe joins the competition-sized 140 meter long Super Pipe that has 5 and half meter walls and almost 7 meter transitions, located in the Main Park. The Mini Pipe rounds out Mammoth’s half pipe offerings with 3 meter high walls and is located in the new, entry-level Wonderland Park.
“We’ve been pushing this pipe for a few weeks now. Mammoth had the fourth snowiest January on record, which brought lots of powder days to the mountain and lots of snow in the pipe,” said Oren Tanzer, Director of Youth Action Sports. “The perfect weather we’ve had lately gave us an ideal window to cut the Super-Duper Pipe and open it up.”
With a base of about 3 meters, Mammoth has ideal conditions on the mountain and in all three of its world-renowned parks. The new Wonderland Park is the place to dial in tricks on box tops that sit on the snow, short rail slides, banked turns, rollers and jumps. South Park is built in full force with its quadruple line of 10 meter tables. Legendary Main Park has tables from 12 to 25 meters and new jib additions, such as the Quiksilver Signature Feature.