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Go Huck Yourself - Boreal's BagJump

We still have no pow in the Sierra. WTF?! But the sunshine has made for sweet days in the terrain park. Boreal upped the ante on their park scene this season by installing a massive airbag called a BagJump. They have the 50′ x 50′ pad sitting behind a poppy wedge that’s perfect for learning stupid tricks.

Launching into the BagJump is pretty trippy the first time. You think you’re going to splat, but reality is, it’s more of a slip-out. The vinyl surface is super slippery so no matter what hits first, feet or face, you slide in that direction while it absorbs your impact. The moment after you land is strange too.  You’re swallowed by the vinyl and it seems too slippery to climb out. Once you get your head above your feet it’s pretty easy to wallow your way to the side though.

Bottom line is the BagJump will suck up even the worst huck and is really rad for blowing up your bag of tricks. No wonder the X-Games was such a gymnastics contest this year. Big up to Boreal for bringing one of these handmade Canadian toys to North Tahoe. It’s open to the public Weds-Sun from 11-3 and costs $50 for ten jumps or $199 for an unlimited season pass.

Now watch Ralph Backstrom, Mat Jackson and a bunch of Boreal rippers stomp sh!t on vinyl.

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    We researched everything possible the last 4years before going with a BagJump over the other options available. No offense to Katal’s product but a lot of riders got wrecked on the landing pad set up at mammoth last spring. Talked to many of the teams that trained at that camp and reviews on the pad itself were solid, however where the pad meets the snow is where the problem was.

    For us a Katal was not an option as for any who knows Boreal, we don’t have the luxury of extra space to take a jump out of play in the park permanently. Bagjump offered the best combination of flexible setup, ease of moving, minimal space requirements, and most importantly the best safety features available for an action sports training device.

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