Lake Tahoe Resort Hosts Snowboard Training Innovation for Children
Tahoe.com Staff, 8:42am, 1/13/2012
This year, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has partnered with Burton Snowboards on a training experience for children that combines the magic of movies with the technology and innovation of Burton Snowboards. In this sport, concentration and balance is key, so Burton developed a special reel that attaches to the board for added control. And what better theme to convey concentration and balance than Star Wars! Sierra-at-Tahoe explains:
The Burton Star Wars Experience will combine Burton’s industry-leading Learn To Ride hardgoods, teaching systems and Riglet Park features with Jedi Master Yoda’s methods of balance, movement, and control. At the Burton Star Wars Experience, kids as young as three can learn to snowboard with the help of Burton’s Riglet Reel, a specially designed reel attached to the nose of youth snowboards. Thanks to the Riglet Reel, coaches can tow kids on their snowboards so they quickly learn how to balance, move and control their boards. Riglet Reel technology combined with Burton’s Riglet Park and Learn To Ride boards, boots, and bindings enhance and expedite the snowboarding process.