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Winter Mash, Glemmbang Slopestyle and New Trick!

In February two comps happened in pretty much the same week at the same resort which was Saalbach Hinterglem. The first comp they had was the Winter Mash which used to be the Wangl Tangl in Mayrhofen. It was a really fun contest as it was a team event and two people in a team, also the it all took place during night which was even cooler! I went with Tobi Strauss another Vans rider but unfortunately he injured himself during practice so I then got paired up with Michi Macho whose partner also got injured during practice. We made it all the way to the semi finals and then got knocked out by team KBR from Finland and in that team was Sami Luhtanen and Janne Lipsanen so some pretty good riders. All the riders decided to split the prize money so each rider got 410 euros!

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The next event was the weekend after which was the Glemmbang Slopestyle in Saalbach again Drew Stevenson invited me to the finals so I went along and had a really good time. The course was the same as the Winter Mash course which was, down rail, kicker, kicker or up pipe, wall-ride and then a bunch of boxes at the end. First everyone had to do semi finals to get into the final and it was a jam format and the best two runs counted so I got my two runs out of the way as fast as possible so I could chill for a bit and my first run was half cab 5-0 to back 7 to front 7, nose press the top of the wall then gap back lip on the A frame box then alley oop 3 nose tap on the red bull can. My next run was cab 1 on back 1 off to cab 9, front 7 and then the same rails again. Those two runs qualified me in first place for the finals, the finals was a 1 hour jam session and your best run counted and I think my best run was cab 1 on back 1 off to cab 9, front 7, 50-50 back 3 off on the wall-ride, gap back lip alley oop 3 nose tap. I ended up winning best rookie and the overall event and I won 1000 euros STOKED!!!

I also learnt cab double 9’s the other day that I have wanted to do for ages and finally manned up and did it didn’t take to long to land so check it out

 

Shred Down Austrian Masters, Tignes and Wangl Tangl!!!

At the weekend Beckna told me that there was a comp on in Westendorf which I could go to and compete at. We arrived late and luckily I managed to get five practice runs in which I was stoked about. The course was a box into 2 jumps which were really good fun. My first run was really bad because I bailed on it, but then I landed my second run but I didn’t hold the grab for long enough on the 7, then finally I got the run I wanted which was Half-Cab 5-0, Back 3 Tail Grab and Back 7 Mute so I was stoked about because it was the first proper 7 I have done since breaking my collarbone! So in the rookies (under 18’s) I came 5th out of 11 overall so I am pretty stoked!

Then After That I went over to Tignes with Beckna to check it out. It was a ten hour drive so we got up early I was knackered, any way when we got there we unpacked and had food and then straight to bed. The next day I saw the Xgames course and Hamish, Jamie and Jenny. Then I went riding in the Tignes park with Ben Kilner and Scott McMorris which was a fun really day just messing around  jibbing on the rails! The day after that I went riding with Mark Ruparelia for the day which was fun the weather was really bad it was really windy and bad light but we made the most out of it! Also whilst we were there Thrashmore was there building a mini-ramp which broke straight away! We then went back the next day.

We managed to get back in time for the Wangl Tangl team skate battle which was amazing to watch so many sick skaters people going huge doing big methods and stalefishes! But in the end the english team won it and they were by far the best team out there they were doing the same tricks side by side it was sick!!!