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3 Avalanches for Sölden’s ‘The Wedge’

Get teased on this epic obstacle Sölden crafted for their annual end-of-season shooting session. Boom!

A distinctive bunch of snowboarders are standing in front of ‘The Wedge’. It’s Sölden’s newest
beast of 2016, following a long tradition of giant media obstacles. We can bluntly hear their minds
boggle like “that’s a bloody steep take-off”, “pretty massive hip” and “damn, I’ll rather go for a
hundred speed checks before taking on that one…”

A 24m table, 9.2m of height, a take-off shooting you up to 40° – that’s Sölden’s monster feature of
2016, #TheWedge! Following the widely acclaimed ‘The X’ of 2015, QParks project manager Sven
Toller and QParks park designer Stefan Morocutti racked their brains for weeks to build
something new, something different, something no one else has ever seen before.

They eventually decided on combining a huge big kicker, a smaller one (table 16m, take-off 45°) and a corner with a length of 19m and a take-off of 60°. “When we had do decide where to pile up ‘The Wedge’, we immediately thought about ‘Silberbrünnl’,” Sven Toller reflects. “In this talus slope, we were safe to build this massive obstacle with the snow of three avalanches”.

This fall, the edit of ‘The Wedge’ – featuring pros like Roope Tonteri, Werni Stock, Boris Mouton
and many more – will come to a video channel near you. Enjoy the snowboard teaser and stay
tuned for the real action!


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