The Freestyle Academy LAAX has undergone an upgrade: a parkour area, a five-square freestyle trampoline and an immense vert ramp breathe new life into the space where the snowflex area and kicker facility previously stood. This represents a significant improvement, as a wide audience is given the space to be active and have fun with freestyle.
Having their finger on the pulse and staying a step ahead of the pack. This is what drives the freestyle experts in LAAX. With this in mind, Europe’s first Freestyle Indoor Base has undergone an upgrade. After an intensive design phase and swift refurbishment, the doors of the Freestyle Academy LAAX opened once again in the middle of June. Ivan Capaul, mastermind and head of the Freestyle Academy LAAX, casts his eye over the hall and looks very satisfied:
I’m looking at happy faces. There are 15 kids on smaller trampolines with air bags, three are jumping on the new freestyle trampolines, ten are skating in the bowl and another ten are zipping around the parkour area. I’m so happy to see this. The renovation has really paid off!
Ivan Capul, mastermind and head of the Freestyle Academy LAAX
Skateboarding for all levels
Close attention was paid to the different heights in the skating area during the upgrade. With 80 cm to 3.90 m, it is now possible to move from easy to difficult. The extensive skateboard setup ranges from Street, featuring obstacles and rails, a spine and mini-ramps, to the skate bowl and the vert ramp. ‘Now you can come to the hall, you’ve got your mission and you can work on it. This is really cool for everyone!’ explains Cedric Romanens, skate specialist in the Freestyle Academy team.
Surf feeling in the mountains
Ivan Capaul adds: ‘We want to take on the Surf Groove! With the vert ramp in the valley, we now have a counterpart to the halfpipe on the mountain. Now we can also do lots of great moves indoors. This is the LAAX world that we belong to. It’s cool to work it out and put it into practice.’
Admission of 2.5 hours or more
The Freestyle Academy LAAX is generally open from 1.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. A Royal Coachman introduction course for the use of the entire hall is requested just once. Use of the entire hall costs CHF 24 (6-17 years old) or CHF 30 (from 18 years of age) for 2.5 hours, and CHF 9 or CHF 13 for the skate/parkour area only. It can be booked directly there or online. The duration can be extended as much as you like. Block times have been abolished.Everybody can have fun at the Freestyle Academy whenever they like!
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