In this episode, the journey continues as August Man Malaysia 2018 A-Listers – Jeremy Chan and Khalid Redzuan explores the thrill and excitement of some of the most exciting indoor recreational activities in town: First Traxx, AirRider and FlowRider.
Recreation refers to the time spent in an activity one loves to engage in, with a purpose to feel refreshed. A-Listers Jeremy Chan and Khalid Redzuan certainly experienced that to its fullest through their participation with First Traxx. Located in PJ at Axis Business Park, Section 13, near the Fujixerox building, First Traxx is Malaysia’s very first indoor ski and snowboarding centre.
Utilising cutting-edge infinity ramp technology, First Traxx aims to be both a learning centre for first time skiers and snowboarders, as well as a training ground for those who have already earned their snowstripes. Ultimately, it also serves as a workout and a fun and healthy way to enjoy family time.
First Traxx allows one to take a break from monotony and a diversion from the daily routine. It is a positive change from the stereotypical lifestyle and involves an active participation in entertaining activities that one is interested in. Recreational activities give enjoyment because, while recreating one engages in something he likes. They are a source of joy and they provide relaxation to one’s mind and body.
The sheer thought of flying like a superhero has always been a dream for many Malaysians. For the longest time, the only way was to hop onto a plane and skydive from the air. However, this is an expensive pursuit coupled with a certain amount of risk. This is where AirRider comes in perfectly. Utilising the latest technology to create a safe and fun simulated skydiving experience, AirRider is a new Australian leisure brand being rolled out across Asia Indoor Skydiving facilities.
Upon entering the establishment, our A-Listers instantly found themselves excited by the notion of lifting their bodies off the floor. With a free viewing gallery and seating area, the all-glass paneled circular chamber is located on level 2 Promenade of 1 Utama.
At AirRider, one can start as a first time flyer to an expert with various sport flyer programmes. It is also a great venue for social outings, school extra co-curriculum classes, team building events for corporate companies, birthday parties, professional skydiver training and even government forces training. Indoor skydiving is also a competitive sport where competitive flyers train to compete in championships around the world.
Simulating real waves in a contained environment, FlowRider is a fun and frenetic activity that’s ideal for an exciting day out. Housed within the lower ground floor of 1 Utama, Flowboarding is a relatively new sport in the extreme sports scene that is a hybrid boardsport combining the techniques of surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and skimboarding.
Waves are flawlessly created by endless sheets of water flowing at a 32 km/h over a composite vinyl surface. Submersible propeller pumps located in the pool below inject a 3 inch sheet of water creating a surfable wave. Controlling their balance and movements on top of the flow of water, Our A-Listers mastered the basics of the sports in under an hour. The resulting wave-like shape also allows them to surf up and down and perform various tricks and spins.
Plans are also underway to construct a waterfall as well as wading and bubble pool to create a beach-themed event area to complement the FlowRider. In total, FlowRider measures 7,263 square feet with a capex to setup the entire FlowRider project and its infrastructure at RM7 million.