If you’ve ever ridden Dendix, then you’ll know why although it’s a cornerstone of the UK Snowboard scene, we’re all pretty stoked that there are alternatives these days… By far the most popular is Briton Engineering’s Snowflex, which is the surface of choice at most of the progressive outdoor slopes in the UK today and they’ve built Snowflex surfaced slopes as far afield as Turkey and the USA. The latest development for the Briton crew is a new facility in Bratislava…
‘Briton Engineering Developments are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to supply Snowflex® to the Hangair Freestyle Hall in Bratislava, in the Slovak republic. Construction of the facility is well under way with the Grand Opening planned for early 2017.
Briton’s Snowflex® surface will be used in the new Hangair Freestyle Hall which has been designed by the Gang 360 sro team who will operate the facility. The Gang 360 team also includes freestyle Snowboarder, wakeboarder and extreme sportsman, Milan “Droty” Purdeš. The facility whose main investor is Dominik Granak, the famous Slovak hockey player, will offer budding Olympic stars the closest experience to snow to practice their freestyle tricks both in and out of season.
“Gang 360 is excited to bring Snowflex® into Hangair, our indoor action sports training facility,” says Milan Purdeš. “We did a lot of research on synthetic snowsports surfaces and this research led us to Snowflex®. We felt that Snowflex® provided the best riding experience and simulated real snow better than any other product on the market.”
The snowsports area will consist of two Snowflex® ramps, foam pits, trampolines, fully equipped CrossFit gym and also stretching and tumbling floors, and a gymnastic area’