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Rocky Mountain Playgrounds

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Kyle Hay

Photograph By Words/Photos: Terry Ratzlaff

"Shoveling and building features is a great way to warm up to a spot," says Kyle Hay, who feels the most confident when he's the one hitting a new feature first. "Once we're done building, I like to test the feature with my 'safe trick' and step up the difficulty from there."