America has always been the most extreme country, from the Boston Tea Punchings to having the first man swear on the moon. We hold this shredding guitar solo to be self-evident with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an indoor extreme-sports package at iFly Utah, Flowrider, and iRock Utah, located at the Salomon Center (an $89 total value). This package includes:
- One flight ticket on iFly’s indoor skydiving wind tunnel (a $49 value)
- One-hour surfing session at Flowrider (a $30 value)
- One day of indoor rock climbing at iRock (a $10 value)<p>
A slew of extreme sports simulations, including skydiving and surfing, await adrenaline junkies at the Salomon Center. The singular suspension experience of iFly’s 12-foot vertical wind tunnel shoots would-be skydivers (ages 3 and older) skyward without the need for parachutes, hover-pants, or OSHA-violating wax wings. Flyers are kitted out in a flight suit, helmet, and protective goggles. Surf atop crashing waves in Flowrider’s soft-surface wave pool where sea-standers of 42 inches or taller can hang-ten within talking distance of their land-lubbing friends, far away from the clatter of the ocean’s constantly ringing conch cell phones. Climbers and boulderers click into a top-rope belay system to ascend to heights of up to 55 feet on iRock’s complement of handhold-peppered walls while building upper body strength and rehearsing for community theater productions of Cliffhanger.
Flowrider and iFly
The surfer was getting dangerously close to the crest. It was a huge wave, spanning 34 feet, but the last thing he wanted was to bail in front of his friends. Leaning into the water and weaving side to side, he kept his balance for just a few moments longer before tumbling onto the soft mats and safe bail area of the Flowrider. He'd be ready for the real thing come summer. This is just one of the adventures that await thrill-seekers-in-training at the Salomon Center. Away from the Flowrider's manmade surf, top-rope belay systems cradle climbers as they scale iRock's craggy, gray peaks. Incorporating holds that change monthly, these indoor climbing walls shoot upwards to heights of 55 feet. Alternatively, bouldering areas stay closer to the ground and exchange ropes for padded surfaces. Meanwhile, iFLY exchanges footholds for a column of high-speed, shooting air, which elevates would-be fliers to simulate the feeling of skydiving or being kicked out of a moving UFO.
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