Category Archives: Non Snowboarding Stuff

Saas Fee and Morroco

In July i went to Saas Fee for 2 weeks to train with the GB team. The park was good it wasn’t big but the jumps were really nice and mellow and good landings. The weather was good for most of the time we were there really warm so we rode a slushy park every day which was rad! Some days the mountain was closed because of wind or that the park hadn’t frozen over night because of the clouds.

I rode a lot with Matt McCormick whilst I was there and also Danny McCormick in the last week. Whilst i was there  landed some 5’s 7’s 9’s 10’s and some cab under-flips, back-flips and some back rodeos. I had a really fun  2 weeks riding!!!

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I went to Morocco with my family for a summer holiday for a week just to relax and chill. We stayed in hotel that was also a water park with slides it was sick! The whole time we were there it was 40 degrees plus every day it was the warmest place I have ever been it was crazy. One day we went in to Marrakech and went around the markets it was one of the weirdest experiences of my life just so many shops packed so tight together and thousands of people, I even saw some snake charmers and a monkey do a back-flip it was ridiculous!

End Of Season Mega Post!!!

Sorry I haven’t done a blog in while been pretty lazy with it to be honest. The last few months have been so much fun!!! Firstly I landed some new tricks a few months ago just before The Brits the first one was a front 10 which I was super stoked to have landed!

The next trick was nearer the end of the season in Mayrhofen and that was a back 10 also stoked to land this!

I went to Bear Mountain in California in April with Vans for a trip to get some photos. I went with Rich Hookes, Chris Chatt, Will Smith, James North and Will Nangle. It was a super fun trip by the best I have had, the park was so much fun just rail, after rail, after rail. We also found time to go to Six Flags Magic Mountain which was crazy some of the rides were insane!!!

The best ride there X2!!!

I also went to the World Rookie Fest Finals in Ischgl which was good fun. The training day was super good bluebird weather so we could ride the jumps. The qualification day was awful weather with clouds on the course so they put on a rail jam which I won the grom category with this run in the video below. The next was finals but the weather was bad again but they decided that we should try and ride the jumps but I didn’t land my run so I was a bit gutted.

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After this I came back to Cornwall for a week of school and then back out to Kaunertal for the Boardtest. The Boardtest was good fun the park was fun lots of rails and cool features and a few jumps which weren’t great to. I went and stayed with Vans again with Chatt, Dad, Victoria and Nicole. I had a really fun time there I rode a lot with Jamie Nicholls as usual but also with Chatt and Jonny Russel who I haven’t seen for ages so it was good to ride with him again. There was also the Whitelines rail jam which was fun I managed to get into the final but everyone who was in it killed it super high level of riding. Here is a clip from there.

From Kaunertal I went to Corvatsche in Switzerland just next door to St Moritz for an airbag session with the GB Team. I had a lot of fun there with everyone learning new tricks on to the airbag like double backflip, double rodeo 9, cab double 9 and back double 10. There was also a jump next to it which the tricks we learnt on the bag we could take to the jump but the jump wasn’t great it was about 16 metres and I did cab underflips and back rodeos as well. Everyone killed it at the session Billy Morgan did some cab double 10’s which is new for him. We had the whole resort to ourselves we were getting lifts to the top of the mountain of cats which was one of the mant things that made that trip awesome.

This isn't me but Markku Koski during one of the sessions. PHOTO: Lord Thomas Copsey and the iPhone of Doom !

From there I then went straight to Kitzsteinhorn back in Austria for the Onboard send off session which was sick!!! I got invited from the Rookie Fest with to other rookies which were Micheal Scherrer and Fridtjof Tischendorf. There were also so many pros there as well like Marco Grilc, Marc Swoboda, Marku Koski and so many more. They had built a huge hip and jump for the shoot. The first day it had snowed over night so we just shredded powder all day which was rad. The Hotel was sick swimming pool, spa, super nice rooms and amazing food. The next day we sessioned a pole jam and hopefully I got some shots out of that. Then later on we rode the quarterpipe and got lifts up on the back of sleds which was amazing. Then on the final day we rode the jump and hip, the take-off of the jump was at least 5 metres high so it looked amazing for photos I just did some back 7’s and tried to style them as much as possible. The hip was my favourite session it was HUGE I had so much fun riding it going big and riding with all the pros and rookies!!!

Now I’m back in Cornwall at school again just studying for my GCSE tests which sucks can’t wait to go back riding 🙂

Fixard!

DSC_0050.jpgLast week I did quite alot of things. First it was parkstrife which was a pretty fun I rode with Jordan Gee all night it was a sick night the Nike bar was the best feature, we had a sick session on it and got a few sequence shots on it which are sick, every one was killing it. Check out the sequence shots here and the video I made here (on shredit.tv)

Then on Saturday it was FBBB at Milton Keynes which was a sick night they had a house in the middle of the slope made of snow with a gas pipe on top also the house was covered in graffiti. They did a video session on that which was fun and then they did a Whitelines rail jam on the down bars which was sick I did back tail 270 out and also I got a new trick which was hardway backside 180 on which I’m stoked about. Also I won a pair of Nike 6.0 shoes ! Fotp write up here there’s a sick shot of me on the gas pipe 🙂

On the Sunday I went to France with my family to my Uncle Nigel and Auntie Jo’s house in Fixard it was a good week away,  I did alot of bike riding which was good fun and also I played with their dogs Fixard and Redmire. One day I did 7 miles on the bike to a lake with Jo which was hard work, then I went into then lake with my brother Archie which was fun. Then the next day I did the same route with my dad and then later on in the day I did 11 miles with Jo and Nigel which was hard work but good fun, I slept well that night. Also we saw a massive snake skin the size of Archie !!

We played about with my uncles GPS when out running one day, check out the results !

Cornwall!

31May2010_0449In the summer holidays I went to stay with my family in Cornwall. Whilst we were down there I went to Mount Hawke Skatepark with my dad, I skated the mini ramps and I pumped the transitions in the vert ramp. I also went to the top of the vert ramp and the 22ft roll-in and it was really scary.

Also when I was dow there I learnt how to sail and I passed my level 2 which means I can sail anywhere I want in the world !

Little video from the skate session 🙂