In August I headed over to London to meet up with the Vans UK guys and also some of the European team including, Sami Luhtanen, Kalle Ohlson and Arthur Longo. We took them on a mini tour to show them where we rode in the domes and dryslope. We started at Milton Keynes for a fun shred there and then the next day went to a dryslope to show them what it was like to ride on, they got the hang of it pretty quick.Then we went into London, and got onto a boat for a tour around London on the Thames with everyone from Vans like Steve Van Doren, Geoff Rowley, Christian Hosoi and loads more every team was there! After that it was time for the opening of the House Of Vans which is a sick place underneath Waterloo station, with a skatepark, music and artwork.
It was a sick few days shredding and seeing London and the House Of Vans, check out the video !
I got an invite over to the SnowboarderMag Superpark 18 over in Mt Hood. I went over with the guys from Vans Europe and had a banging time! The park was insane and all the features were huge but a lot of fun, I rode with Thomas Delfino and Sami Luhtanen the time I was there, the weather wasn’t the best the whole time but we made the most of the nice days definitely a awesome time and experience and would be awesome to go again!!
Back in May I went to the Onboard Send Off Session in Kitzsteinhorn for a week. It was such a sick week riding with a bunch of pros like Markku Koski, Max Buri, Tom Klocker and a load more. The weather was good pretty much the whole time we were there and they had built a sick park for us to ride, a massive hip, a big jump and a load of fun rails for follow cam runs, I rode a lot with Jamie Nicholls and Max Buri and filmed a lot with Tom Elliott. It was definitely the best way to finish off the season before heading back to school to finish off my exams, thanks a lot to everyone at Onboard for such a good week and letting me come out and ride! Here is the video from the whole week check it out ! 🙂
So as usual we spent October training up at Hintertux, the weather wasn’t great so we didn’t really get that many good days to work on new tricks, but somehow we still managed a 7 minute podcast(!) from the few days we did have ….. (sorry about the music !!)
At the weekend I went to the Kaunertal Opening with my dad, Birgit Rofner and Jamie Nicholls. They had little snow there so the park was really small a 5 metre jump, down rail, donkey kink and a massive gas pipe at the bottom. Friday was training all day and me and Jamie managed to do about 50 different tricks through out the day on the jump and the rails like 270’s, switch back 5’s, cab 1 back 5’s and back nose press front 1’s. It was such a rad day! Saturday was comp day and we had four runs to get one good jump run and a rail run we had four runs but they changed it to three runs and then back to four. I did cab-under-flip on the jump and cab 1 back 3 to tail-slide 270 on the gas-pipe. this run got me best rookie in the comp and I won 200 euros which I was stoked about!!! We drove back to Hoff that night and the next day was Hamish McKnight’s birthday and we did das spiel and had a barbecue.
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!!!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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 🙂