Airbags aren’t just for on-slope anymore

Comments by Nicole Birkhold/

Last summer the Acrobag arrived in the world of summer camps. Windells was the first camp in North America to make this new method of training accessible to up and coming freeskiers when the camp blew it up on Hood last year, so to speak. For the summer of 2010, Windells has raised the bar for freestyle training, yet again, by bringing a second Acrobag to the Windells campus, adding a dryslope and letting the progression continue after the lifts have stopped turning.

As the level of freestyle skiing continually rises, it is now necessary that athletes utilize new methods to up their game and learn the doubles and triples that are becoming commonplace in freeski competition and film. Windells has placed this acrobag at their facility to help encourage year-round progression, help skiers to achieve their goals and push the entire sport.

Says Surface skier and Windells coach, Josh Bishop, “having the campus airbag is the next level in learning tricks safely and reducing the risk of injury. Campers, coaches, and guest pros alike have the opportunity to learn new rotations, fresh variations of grabs, and anything their creativity inspires. Welcome to a new era of progression, welcome to Windells 2010.”

Windells founder, Tim Windell says, “We want to provide all of the tools necessary for skiers and snowboarders to achieve their goals; bringing an Acrobag off-hill was the next step in making sure we have the necessary facilities to provide year-round progression.”
For more info, check out www.windells.com