A snowpark is a snow-covered zone arranged for the freestyle.
It is generally of a track or a whole of ski slopes reserved for the practice of the freestyle, in which are cut a whole of modules :
These modules in snow are cut with the shovel or by Chenillette S by shapeurs .
In a snowpark, there exist three types of principal courses:
- slopestyle: together of modules of jump and bars of slide.
- the Half-pipe: a " half tube" cut in snow.
- the boardercross: course of race with corners banked and some modules of jump.
Rules of life on a snowpark
The freestyle is regarded as a extreme Sport. It requires consequently the wearing of accessories of safety, namely a Casque and if possible a dorsal protection. The wearing of a ski mask is preferable with that of sunglasses whose glasses could break during a fall.
A snowpark is regarded as a traditional ski slope, which thus obeys the same rules (priority of the downhill skier, control speed). However, these rules are sometimes difficult to follow because of the topology of the track (the reception is sometimes hidden by the module since the top of the running track). A whole of implicit rules thus developed and seems today to make consensus in the snowparks:
- To await its turn to spring on a module and to announce themselves to the moment when
- Signaler is launched out when a person made a fall on a module and to if possible come to place itself in front of until the person released the reception
- not to launch out on a module without being sure of oneself and of its capacity to pass it. This rule does not exist only for safety. Indeed, a ridor who fall will block the module for the other rideurs during a few minutes (what is relatively badly seen when the level of the ridor was obviously insufficient). Moreover, one assured ridor not very often gives up the last moment, with a large skid in entry of the module, which deteriorates the cut structures considerably
- Même if the snowpark is legally opened with all, the initial skiers out of snow-plow in the middle of the running tracks and of the slopes of reception are extremely génants, even dangerous.
- the priority of the downhill skier on the uphill skier is rather fluctuating in a snowpark. The users must be vigilant when they cut running tracks to look at if a ridor would not have sprung. In the same way, to station on the slopes of reception is extremely dangerous
- the freestyle being a visual discipline, the spectators are welcome on the snowparks but must endeavor to be held in edge of the running tracks and not to cross without being vigilant with a possible already slim ridor
- Some snowparks lay out of modules known as " débutants" and " experts". It is advised that each one borrows the modules from its level. The fact of taking a large module without speed " just for essayer" is extremely badly seen because that deteriorates the structure
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