The SMI Axis Snowtower™ (patent pending) has a pivoting head that dramatically improves nucleation and nozzle mixing as wind conditions change, thus allowing for more hang time. Low energy sticks have been successfully used in all snowmaking conditions for many years but have had certain disadvantages resulting from changing wind directions, especially wind not blowing from behind the head, and crosswinds. These challenges have prevented optimum hang time from occurring along with inconsistent nucleation and nozzle mixing, and have also resulted in wetter snow piles.
The Axis Snowtower™ solves these problems because it is designed with a head that can be rotated into infinite changing positions up or down the slope to better take advantage of the winds blowing with the gun and more easily allow you to keep making the snow quality and quantity you desire.