With our snow tubes rigid plastic cover bottoms, Tube Pro™ tubes slide great on all manufactured dry slope and summer tubing surfaces. Since most dry slope surfaces are being manufactured out of various plastic brush or carpet/bristled materials developed for synthetic snow sports, our standard hard bottom snow tube slides exceptionally well on these plastic hill surfaces, mimicking the speed of natural ice and snow runs. Artificial Ski and Tubing slopes or "dry slopes" mimic the attributes of snow using materials that are stable under fluctuating temperatures, enabling people to ski and tube with performance similar to winter conditions. The term "dry slopes" is used but can be misleading as many slopes are lubricated using a mist or water jet system to increase speed and prevent damage to equipment from friction heat build-up. As a general rule, dry slopes are found predominantly in the U.K. until NOW!
Tube Pro™ has almost 20 years experience providing our famous hard bottom snow tubes to over 150 dry slope operators worldwide using systems such as Snowflex®, PowderPak, Neveplast, PermaSnow, M-Snow and more. More and more North American ski and snow tube locations are wishing to increase their off season revenues, by incorporating summer tubing. The winter equipment installations, such as a handle tow or conveyor, maintenance and concession stands are already in place. Therefore to maximize capacity and increase resort revenue year round artificial snow tubing slopes are a great option.
For optimal summer tubing performance our HDPE plastic insert bottom will slide quicker and generate less heat and friction resulting in increased life, and performance. These HDPE plastic bottoms cannot be sewn to the cover and are optimally designed for summer use only.
All Tube Pro snow tube covers are made in North America.
Double the thrill and double the fun with Tube Pro™ connection links to join two hard bottom snow tubes together for increased downhill run capacity and riding experience.
For more details contact Bill Pawson and here is a brief summary of slope material types.
Brush material is the most common material developed over the past 20 years, a by-product of brush manufacturing with 1" bristles in a hexagonal shape. Often the surface will have sprinklers to mist the surface to reduce friction. The downside to this material is that it hurts when you fall, and it's easy to catch fingers and thumbs in between the lattice. This issue applies more to skiing and snowboarding, rather than tubing. Brush material is slowly being replaced with various padded bristled carpet like surfaces.
The carpet/bristled material surfaces focus on providing both impact protection and slope lubrication. This surface has created the ability to construct turns, erect jumps, rails and quarter pipes and provide a ride that is closer to the feel of real snow. Many surfaces are white in color, although some have been produced in a darker green. This surface looks like carpet and has a layer of cushioning built in to help ease the pain of falling over and is less damaging to ski, snowboard and tubing equipment. This type of slope may also use a misting system to help lubricate the surface resulting in a faster, smoother ride.
Dry Slope Tube Lane Dividers
Tube Pro™ Tube Lane Divider Pads are a great way to create safe and economical separation between tubing lanes. Pads can be made with various colors of PVC coated polyester material that is abrasion and UV resistant. Take advantage of custom printing logos on the coverings for sponsor, event and branding opportunities.
96” x 7” x 8” (240 cm x 17.5 cm x 20 cm) Sizing: (l x w x h)
Solid open-cell foam block interior
19 oz. PVC coated 1000 denier canvas cover
Secure webbing tabs sewn to each end – mount to ground or lane structure