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Big Air!!!

At the end of October I went to London Freeze Festival. I drove over from Austria with some of the GB team  over night and I managed to sleep most of the journey. Me my mum, dad and brother stayed in the same place that I stayed in last year which was a big pimping apartment it was rad! The first day of the event was skiing so we went to watch a bit of that just to see how the jump looked and what the speed was. The next day was snowboarding and I was in the Battle of Britain against, Andy Nudds, Matt McCormick, Nate Kern, Dom Harington and a few others. The weather was horrible it was really windy so the speed for the jump was really slow and barely anyone was making it. We got two runs practice, two runs! Then the comp I did a back 3 tail and a back 7 but knuckled it and had to revert so I didn’t get through. Dom Harington won! Later it was the main event which Billy Morgan ended up winning!

From there I went to Modena, Italy with my dad for the Nissan StompIt big air competition. We landed in Bologne Airport and it turned out BA had left my bag in Heathrow which sucked but there was another flight so we drove to the hotel and my dad went and picked it up on the next flight. On qualification day we were meant to start at 11 in the morning but ended up starting at 5 in the evening such a long day! The jump was really nice a lot better than the Freeze jump it wasn’t to big and the drop in wasn’t to steep, I did a back 7 on my first run and landed and then tried some 9’s but kept coming up short. But I qualified in 7th to get through to the finals against, Roope Tonteri, Mathias Weissenbacher and many more I was stoked! In the finals I landed another back 7 and then tried to get a 10 but couldn’t get it around but I finished in 13th place beating Eric Beauchimen pretty happy with that so pretty happy with that result!

Another sunny day! (7th October)

Today was another sick bluebird day the sun was shining. I am totally stoked about today because I was spinning of both kickers and also today I got some back 7’s with grabs of the second medium jump which I am soooo stoked about 🙂 Also today I did some cab 5’s of the small jumps and I rode the whole day switch so I can hit bigger jumps switch without falling or carving up the lip on the take off. Also today I saw Paddy Graham who is a skier that rides for animal and I also saw Andy Nudds and Billy Morgan. There are so many pros here today I people like Marko Grilc, Peetu Piiroinen, Antti Autti and so many more !! Ipod a.k.a Iouri Podladtchikov threw down a switch backside double cork 1080 which is sick. I am so stoked to be out here seeing all these pros and learning new tricks I just don’t want to go home and back to school 🙂