If you've been riding at Park City this week, then you have seen snowboarders flying high in King's Crown Terrain Park. In fact, they're going so big, you've probably seen them from town. Snowboarder Magazine has brought the world's best under-age shredders (18 and under) to throw down on some massive features built by Jeremy Cooper and his talented terrain park crew for The Launch.
The Launch isn't a contest, it's a chance for the next generation of riders to step it up and put their name on the map. We have a slew of photographers and videographers from every major snowboard company waiting to see what these kids are going to throw down and make sure the world gets to see it. It's an honor for a rider to be invited and these kids never disappoint. They are here because they are the next big thing and they are hungry for progression.
I could describe the course for you, or you could listen to what Snowboarder Magazine's T Bird has to say about it. "A slew of rail features lead into a massive step up, which direct the underage riders toward a treacherous channel gap. Following the first two jumps immediately are an 80 foot step down equipped with a monstrous wedge. Then there’s the hip, in direct view of chairlifters, and it funnels into a 22-foot quarterpipe. It’s perfection personified in modern-day park building." - T. Bird
Snowboardermag.com's Video from The Launch Day 1
Filmed by Gary Tyler McLeod & Jake Zalutsky