Nike 6.0 Greatest Hits Park At Mt. Seymour
Vote on the feature that you want to recreate at Mt. Seymour!
Have you ever dreamt of shredding that iconic spot you see in all the vids? Visions of the Utah Wallride, the Burlington High down-flat-down, the lengthy Vancouver Delbrook rail all pass by. Hey, maybe you’ve visited one of the spots, seshed it. Maybe not. Either way, Nike 6.0 and Mount Seymour are here to bring those dreams to life with their Greatest Hits Park.
The Greatest Hits Park will bring innovative park design to Mount Seymour by replicating three legendary features that have played a part in snow-culture history. “Mount Seymour has always been known as the locals mountain and really contributed to the evolution of the Vancouver snow scene since the early 90′s and the original SKIDS,” says Kevin Sansalone. “The Greatest Hits Park is going to elevate the insane park Mt. Seymour already offers to local riders, and provide an alternative place to ride during the Olympic mayhem this winter.”
Here’s where you come in
Nike 6.0 is putting the power in your hands to vote on your favorite feature that you’d like to see resurrected at Mount Seymour. They’ve selected six features that have graced magazine pages and been sessioned by the top riders in some of the best videos to date. Features include the Utah Wallride, a massive concrete monolith outside of SLC, and the Vermont DoubleSet, a savage double with a kinked flat bar on one side, a toe-jam kinked flat bar on the other, and a closeout drop rail on top. Other features listed include the Calgary Triple Green Rails, Vancouver Delbrook Rail, a classic urban park rail, Utah Rail Gardens, and Montreal Big O Pyramids.
To cast your vote, win TransWorld gear, coveted 6.0 product and create your future park-haven at Mt. Seymour visit www.nike6.com through January 30, 2010. The chosen-feature will be unveiled on Feb. 1st and built by the skilled local crew, Hangman Productions, Snow Park Solutions and the Mount Seymour Park Crew.
On top of that, we have 30 NikeiD codes for custom Mavrk II Mid shoes to giveaway. For your chance at a pair of these custom kicks, tell us which feature is your favorite and why. The 30 most thoughtful answers win. Leave your answers (in 100 words or less) on the comment board. (Be sure to log in with a legit email, too)
For background info on the spots, check out the following photos and descriptions:
Utah Wallride: This massive concrete monolith sits near the renown Utah backcountry spot known as Grizzly Gulch–a proud testament to urban boarding right in the midst of a powdery playland. Due to its proximity to the pro-snowboarder Mecca that is Salt Lake City, the Utah Wallride has served as breeding grounds for many a sick video session.Want the goods? Dig up Trevor Andrew’s part in Absinthe’s Pop and witness the execution of a savagely stylish hand plant on the very top!
Vermont Double Set: This beast of a spot offers up some serious education in Burlington, Vermont serves up a cornucopia of options for urban domination. Here’s the rundown: a savage double set with a kinked flat bar on one side, a toe-jam kinked flat bar on the other, and a closeout drop rail on top. There’re even wallride possibilities if the fancy so strikes you. Many a memorable maneuver has gone down here, but JP Walker and Jeremy Jones definitely set the bar in the 2003 film Shakedown–hard-way 270 on and switch backside 270 on from JP, and a big ol’ back 450 on from Jeremy, which is the final heavy trick in a seriously heavy part.
Calgary Triple Green Rails: This triple set of round rails sits within the frigid confines of one Alberta’s largest cities. It’s no surprise, then, that Sandbox Films’ Calgary contingent kills this spot the hardest. The trick here is contending with the small (but deadly!) gaps between each handrail, as Calgary urban killer Ryan Hall infamously did in All Day Every Day with a sublime bluntslide on the middle rail, hop the gap, into bluntslide fakie out on the final rail.
Vancouver Delbrook: This fat, juicy round rail in Vancouver’s Delbrook Park is an oldie but a goody that always has a session going when snow lands in the city. With wooden stairs and grass on either side (instead of, say, cheese grater metal or gravel covered cement), this fairly low consequence (albeit lengthy) rail lends itself beautifully to technical wizardry and serious ante-upping. Need proof? Just watch Winnipeg up-and-comer Jake Kuzyk dropping knowledge on Delbrook in Sandbox Films’ Shine On.
Utah Rail Gardens: This seminal spot in a northwestern suburb of Salt Lake City has helped shape the face of present day street riding. Featuring multiple mini-rail sets that are perfect for trick learning and combo-ing up, the Rail Gardens are the go-to warm-up and/or film spot for pros in the SLC area–and as such, they’ve seen over a decade’s worth of mayhem by such heavies as JP Walker, Jeremy Jones, Seth Huot, and Nate Bozung.
Montreal Big O Pyramids: Like mini, shreddable versions of the grand entryway to Paris’s Louvre Museum, Montreal’s “Big O” Pyramids have produced beaucoup video footage over the past few years. Riding-wise, these triangular structures at a renowned city landmark present many methods of attack-from the simple and stylish to the super tech. Forum pro Pat Moore immortalized the Big Os in Forum Or Against ‘Em with a boosty, off-axis frontside 540 to flat-which remains one of the sickest tricks to go down at this spot yet.