ACE Adventure Resort to Hold 2nd Annual July 4 Blob Big Air Contest
Co-owner of North America's largest outdoor adventure resort declares, 'There's no lake in North
America more fun — and the Blob proves it.' The Blog Big Air Contest challenges swimmers to
launch each other from a giant inflatable toy while being judged on height, distance, and style of
Oak Hill (Vocus) April 5, 2010 -- When the Fourth of July arrives in 2010, accompanying the “bombs bursting in
air,” there will be swimmers launching big air over giant jungle gym toys floating on a lake.
ACE Adventure Resort is scheduled to hold its 2nd Annual July 4 Blob Big Air Contest, which will see human
“rockets’ red glare” arcing through West Virginia skies in a friendly (and splashy) competition.
The resort offers whitewater rafting, zip-line canopy tours, mountain biking, rock climbing, ATV tours and more
from its 1,500-acre property in southern West Virginia. The resort’s centerpiece is a 5-acre adventure lake and
park. The lake is populated with inflatable toys that form towers, trampolines, slides and other amusements,
including the Blob.
In the Blob contest, one team member sits at the end of a 30-foot-long air bladder. The other team member leaps
from a 10-foot tower, landing on the opposite end of the bladder. The force of the drop launches the first team
member through the air to a splash-down landing in the lake.
The 2009 Blob Big Air Contest drew 20 teams that included guests of all ages. Resort management and local
celebrities served as judges, rating each round of launches with score cards, much like a diving meet. The
organizers estimate more than 200 people turned out to watch the spectacle.
According to Jerry Cook, co-owner of ACE Adventure Resort in southern West Virginia, the resort boasts “a lake
with no peer in concentrated fun per acre-foot in all of North America.”
"There's no other lake more fun," Cook said. "You watch the Blob Contest, and it proves it."
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