At the start of December I flew to America with Jamie Nicholls and Nick Atkins and stayed there until the 23rd with the GB team. At the start of the trip the weather wasn’t that good so we just had to ride the rails but they were lacking on snow so the bad was in the end a benefit. Will Nangle was also out there and I spent a day filming with him in Keystone and the edit will be out soon! Me and Jamie also went and hit a perfect street spot with Nangle filming and Nick Atkins taking photos it was a sick session on a down bar and donkey kink next to each other and we got some sick shots on film and photos!
About three days before I left I tried a standing back flip which I had already done before but this time I fell on my face and bit my lip pretty bad and had to get stitches so stupid haha! Also the last couple of days were the best weather and they had a really nice jump a Keystone so I went there and I learnt cab 10’s so I was stoked that I learnt a new trick after being in hospital. On the last day me and Billy Morgan did a couple of laps through the rails filming with the new GoPro 3 the edit is at the bottom 🙂 I flew back to Mayrhofen on Christmas Eve and had a sick day riding the pistes and got some cool presents as well! New Years Eve is always a good one here a crazy amount of fireworks!
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 🙂
I came back to Mayrhofen a few days ago and it had dumped loads! It snowed for two days non stop when we got back so there was a lot of powder, I went and rode the baby tour hopping off the side into some knee deep powder! Archie got a snowboard for Christmas so he is learning how to snowboard up at the Ahorn and he is doing pretty good check out the video.Today was a fun day because it wasn’t cloudy or flat light it was sunny so I could hit the medium line, they are really nice the first one wasn’t shaped to good but still I did some stunts off it I did some cab 5 to front 7 which was fun. They still haven’t put out all the park yet but at the bottom of this page is the park plan.
Katie Ormerod came out as well today she came up at lunch time so we rode the park for a bit and then when the shade came in we went and built a little backflip jump into some powder which was quite fun we each did a backflip off it then we had to go down. I also did a frontflip that I pretty much landed which I was stoked about because it was my first one! The Hotzone Groms Open comp is on Friday but I’m not sure if it will happen because it’s meant to snow loads in the next few days.