She explained: She said: "I've changed my discipline this season as I wasn't doing so well at half pipe
Because of the economy and the amount of snow it takes to make the half pipe
, he said, Wachusett Mountain Associates, which operates the ski area, will probably opt not to have one this year.
Mr Marsden said: "There is no way that the new owners are going to keep the half pipe
as the rock climbing centre would not have taken over the whole building if they were not planning to expand.
5 m (5 ft) above the half pipe
rim, Hawk has less than 2 seconds to complete two-and-one-half full flips.
Some spectacular examples are the half pipe
at Riverside Skate Park in Upper Manhattan; a 40-foot model of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge built in Bryant Park, now on permanent exhibition at the Staten Island Anchorage; and the Model of Manhattan, 265 cardboard buildings built to scale at the Salvadori Mini-School at IS 115 in the Bronx, currently on exhibit at the New York Academy of Sciences.
With Jon Comer, professional skateboarder and below knee amputee, as one of the judges the skateboarders took on the U-shaped half pipe
to demonstrate their prowess.
Snowboarder Ben Kilner took gold in the men's half pipe
while Finlay Bremner landed top gongs in the youth half pipe
It features a half pipe
, which is two quarter pipes put together, making a half-tunnel effect.
The event will feature some of the nation's top skateboarders and BMX riders, giving live demonstrations between races on a custom-built half pipe
in the racetrack infield.
Edinburgh's Murray Buchan confirmed his position as the best young freestyle skier in the UK with gold in the Slopestyle and Half Pipe
before finishing second in the Skiercross race and the Big Air Jumps.
There were a total of five Snowboard medals awarded to sponsored athletes of Gnu, Lib Tech, Roxy, Quiksilver, DC Shoes and Dynastar, including three medals in the Half Pipe
and two medals in Boardercross.
AVIEMORE Olympian Lesley McKenna finished the World Cup half pipe
series in third place overall despite her mid-season injury.