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Swing low, sweet chariot!

25th August 2009 Print
Swing low, sweet chariot!

The British Disabled Ski Team, currently in Queenstown for the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games, took time out of their racing schedule to play with gravity at the Shotover Canyon Swing. On Saturday (August 22) the team joined the exclusive swinging community when they experienced the pure adrenaline of a 60metre free fall before swinging through a giant arc at 150km/h, from the 109m platform (360ft) above Shotover River.

Sean Rose, British Number 1, organised the swing session for the British Disabled Ski Team.

“We all had an amazing time and it really felt good to be part of the swinging community,” he said.

Flexible jump arrangements at Shotover Canyon Swing mean there are at least 10 different jumpstyles which can be adapted to suit the individual’s tolerance for fear and fun. The use of chest and seat harnesses mean people can leave the platform any way they desire to get the maximum canyon rush.

Claire Stewart, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Shotover Canyon Swing said everyone had a great time on Saturday.

“We were really excited to welcome the British Disabled Ski Team to our jump platform. They all had an amazing time and managed to get a bit of variety in their jumpstyles,” she said.

“It just highlights the flexibility and variety of jumpstyles we can offer at the Shotover Canyon Swing.”

The British Disabled Ski Team was in town for the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games, entering the Super G and Slalom events at Coronet Peak, and training in the lead-up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Swing low, sweet chariot!