The first floating water ramp in the world is on a barge in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia. A great invention for the Apex freestyle team First Ever Floating Water Ramp | GREAT INVENTION | Okanagan Lake, B.C. | Unofficial Networks

First Ever Floating Water Ramp | GREAT INVENTION | Okanagan Lake, B.C.

First Ever Floating Water Ramp | GREAT INVENTION | Okanagan Lake, B.C.

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First Ever Floating Water Ramp | GREAT INVENTION | Okanagan Lake, B.C.

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As of two days ago, there was only one water ramp in British Columbia, located in Whistler. However, thanks to Kenni Kuroda, the head coach of the Apex Freestyle Club, there’s now two in the provence.

This new water ramp was constructed on a barge (a former military landing craft and troop carrier) in the middle of the lake. YEP, Okanagan Lake has a floating water ramp. The boat can travel at 12 knots, meaning the ramp can be transported around the lake. Possibly the first floating water ramp in the world:

“As far as we know there are no other floating water ramps in the world,”

-said Canadian Freestyle Ski Association COO Bruce Robinson. What’s even more impressive is that the barge was constructed with the ability to add compressors if the club determines that they need bubbles to break the surface tension of the water.  But for now “there are always a few ripples on the water, hard landings haven’t been an issue.”

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The Apex Freestyle Club officially opened it’s new floating ramp yesterday at Hobo (Esplanade) Beach on Okanagan Lake, in Penticton. Canadian World Cup Aerial superstar Steve Omischl and National Mogul Team chica Kristi Richards were on hand for the opening!

To see the full article check out the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association Website

Anyone with a valid CFSA membership is eligible to jump. Membership is  available at www.freestyleski.com.

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