The Latest happenings from your local Snopark Team... @thomparkshaper @neilparkshaper

Monday, 25 November 2013

Oniell Shoreditch Showdown

Last Thursday the Parkshaper team headed down to Shoreditch to work alongside the DWA to build the setup for one of the best UK ski and snowboard events that London has ever seen..

The park build started early Thursday morning with the arrival of the 80 tons of snow from the snow centre which arrived in 4 lorry loads.
With the main rail setup already in place the day before the carpenters where putting the finishing touches to the specially made ledges and brick work, whilst all us shapers got to work on the moving the snow around.

Luckily the weather gods where good to us all day and with no rain and a slight chill in the air the snow held up beautifully. On previous external snow drops we have found the snow sometimes doesn't hold very well making it hard to shape and feel soft under foot..
This time it was definitely not the case.

We started by getting the bulk of the snow in the right places making sure we had a good foot of snow deep all over. We then started getting the snow up onto the drop in ramp and take off.

Luckily we had Mario the italian tele handler driver who albeit very slowly negotiated his way around the features to assist us in getting the snow onto the centre section.

From there we then pushed the snow upwards to fully cover the drop in ramp and then build the take offs using the park rakes to ensure a tidy finish..

I have to give a massive shout out to Joe Rackley and his team for the design and build quality of the rails, post box, bus stop and street sign.. They where all so sick and built to perfection.
I can't believe Joe built an exact replica of a london post box.. and if you looked closely you could event see Joes face peeking out at you through the letter box..

The level of riding on the day was great, with 45 of the UK's best skiers and boarders the lucky few that got tickets to the show where definitely in for a treat..

A massive well done from all the team to 11 year old Will Gilmore, the youngest rider out there by far but did not hesitate to drop in and front board his way down the down rail.. SO SICK..

A big thank you to everyone who made the event what it was and thanks for inviting us to be part of it, a lot of blood sweat and tears went into the setup which I'm sure if you speak to anyone they will tell you they would do it again in a heartbeat..

Roll on next year!?


This week at MK and Hemel..

Here are the park plans for this week at MK and Hemel.
MK have park out 3 days this week with student night on Wednesday, park night on Thursday and then this Friday at MK hit up the mogul run and shred the park for the Snozone Snoparty 7pm-11pm.

Thursday Hemel have the Progression session park out for you to get rad on and then
the SPY team will be down with the UK team on Firday 6:30-late for an evening of ski and board shred.

See you on the slopes..

Monday, 18 November 2013

This week's park at MK.

 Here are this weeks park plans for Snozone MK,
This week we have a nice mix up of rails and kickers.
The rookie park will again be extended for Friday nights park session.

Save money on you slope pass by prebooking your ticket and get 20% off.

This Saturday we have the return of the monthly WAOTP freestyle ski and board coaching evenings.
This month is a Movmeber special in aid on mens cancer charities.

So grow your mo and get out on the slopes for a shred with the coaches.
Dont worry if you cant grow one we have a free stick on tash with every slope pass.

Monday, 11 November 2013

14th & 15th November at Snozone MK

Here are the park plans for this week at MK..
Snozone are currently running a prebooking offer so give them a call today and save 20% off of your park night passes by quoting FS20.
This Friday we have extended the rookie park on the left hand side so you can get a longer run in.

See you on the slopes.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Smokin snowboards UK tour teaser

Full UK tour edit coming soon, but in the mean time check out this sick little teaser..

SMOKIN IN THE UK (TEASER) from Smokin' Snowboards on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bex Menday Landgraaf edit...

Check out the latest edit from Becky Mendays trip to Landgraaf Snow world over the summer..
Most of you would of seen Bex sending it on a weekly basis at Snozone in MK, this chic certainly know how to throw down with the best of them. Keep an eye out for more edits of Bex coming soon..

Snozone 1 edit from MK

Here we have the latest edit out of MK, check all the locals having a few laps of the park over October..
Riders include- Ollie Dutton, Andy Nudds, Chris Chatt, Will Gilmore, Becky Menday.

November 6th 7th and 8th at MK

Sorry for the lack of posts in October, the Park shaper team have all been mad busy working on different projects and I have been away from the slopes for a few weeks due to the birth of my baby girl.

This week at Snozone MK we have three days of park for you starting on Wednesday 6th with the student night running from 6pm. Show a valid Nus and get a special discount on your slope time..

We then have the usual park nights on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th from 7pm..

This week on the right hand slope we have the main park setup consisting of the orange pipe donkey kink, the Maverix rail and the shotgun down rail.
Moving down the slope we the the Red bull donkey kink, the big flat box and the Red bull down flat down.
We then have a nice sized kicker for you to send it of off and at the bottom a rocket pipe and a double down bar..

For upto date photos of the park build check out #Parkshaperblog on Instagram..