Article in the Wall Street Journal-
Check out this amazing article, “2014 Sochi Olympics: How Airbags Made Skiing and Snowboarding Tricks Trickier” in the Wall Street Journal that features Katal! Rachel Bachman, the author of the article, does an impressive job of summarizing the history of air bags and the effect air bags have had on our sport, while providing varying perspectives on airbags from the vantage point of the professional athletes, ski resort owners and even training facility owners. While there is debate over the usefulness of airbags by some of the top professional athletes, resort and training facility owners confirm that they are indeed very popular.
Smaller ski areas and snowboard parks also are making air bags available for use by the general public for as little as $5 for two jumps, placing them next to snowy ramps that can stand 15 feet high. Carolyn Crowley Stimpson is an owner of Wachusett Mountain in central Massachusetts, which first set up an air bag last winter. This season the resort has sold more than 5,000 air bag tickets and passes.”We have a substantial terrain park, and these kids are going bigger because of the X Games and Dew Tour,” she said. “They want to be able to emulate the guys they see on TV.”
Check out the whole article here: Wall Street Journal Article