Rock A Rail Setup Visuals

  • 1 October 2012
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Wanna know what happens if you keep Gerben Verweij working for 150 hours with 300 meters of steel, more than 100 grinding wheels and 20 litres of coffee?  I was wondering the same so I dropped by at the GV Construction site to see how preparations are going for next weeks Rock a Rail battle.

I was kinda surprised finding all the rails completely assembled in this replica of the Christmas shed waiting to get a sweet colour treatment with still 1.5 weeks to go. G’s getting professional here.

And professional GV is, look at this damn smooth close-out rail. This thing was quite a big success last year so they took it back for the necessary rail to aerial transfers. This piece of prison artwork will be placed on a height of 3.20 meters rising above the 100 cubic snowfield next to a huge wall placed in an angle of 80 degrees.

Next to all the other steel construction madness they also wanted something more convenient to jib on. This 7.8 meters tall and 4 cm wide flatbar downrail is going to handle that.

And bring us tons of viewing pleasure.



And more details. If only the builders of urban rails would have so much eye for detail then this world would be a much better place.

Many window cleaner would be jealous as fuck on a ladder like this. This photo also proves that  building rails without putting any measurements on paper not always is a success.

This rail is even more legit if you know that he build this out of the blue, no drawings needed.

13.2 meters of kinked steel which equals plus minus 32 stairs. Booyahh!

Scooptime! This multiple feature was not in the original plan but they were not stoked enough about the up to down pipe so that made place for this flat to down gap. It’s also possible to skip the flat part and throw your spinning body on the down part.

Thank this guy for raising the bar (again) in railbattleland and making a bunch of snowboarders really happy or scared.

More info at:
Rock a Rail Part 2


  1. Fucking Awesome!!!! Great details. Its a masterpiece!

    - Melle Freriks
    October 1, 2012 at 21:28
  2. are u building a jail?

    - boldie
    October 1, 2012 at 21:30
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