1 week has past and it has been a good week. I went to Ispo and saw all the new Vans Outerwear and Casual wear and everything looks so sick!!! Also I went to see everyone else like Grenade, Adidas, Stepchild and Giro. Whilst I was at the Stepchild stand I met Sean Johnson who is the person who setup and owns Stepchild so it was really cool to meet him. Also when I was there I met Danny Kass which was pretty cool I was stoked! Everyones gear looks amazing for next season 🙂
Also this week I went to watch the Munich Air and Style which was better than Innsbruck! First it was the final of the Nike 6.0 Stair set Battle which was an amazing comp to watch Jamie Nicholls was in it and he was killing it with some sick tricks like cab 270 gap on the down flat down and then the trick that got him 2nd place front blunt danish back on back one out which was stomped. Also tricks like cab over 270 to regs were getting thrown down. Well done Nicholls!
Then there was the Air and Style which was pretty good. Peetu won it with a cab 12 and Seppe came 2nd with a cab 12 and Halldor came 3rd with a back double 10. There was an amazing standard Seb Toots doing cab double 12’s and Halldor trying back double rodeo 10 japan which was mental. It was crazy! Werni Stock did some sick switch back 12’s and some front double 10’s and the smashed his head on the rail which looked horrible. Overall both comps were amazing to watch!
The next two weeks will be full of boredom 🙁
This week went to Fax, Chill Factore and Cas. Fax was quite slow but fun did some 5’s and 3’s and I rode with Sam Turnbull who came as well for the first time in ages. Then on Wednesday we went to Slide 2010 which was cool. I saw all next seasons gear from Rome, Grenade, Stepchild, Head and loads more. The next years Rome Label’s (my board) graphics are sick and also it is reverse free camber which is different to this years model, also Grenade’s gloves and gear look amazing for next season and the Stepchild graphics look wicked. Grenade gave me some sponsor stuff which is all sick!!! Then we went to Chill factore and saw Jordan Gee and Charlie Clarke. The kicker was good and Charlie taught me backside 540 stalefish which is sick! Went to Cas Thursday and Friday. Thursday was fun they had some wooden features out which was cool and we made a little shredit. Then on Friday it was Parkstrife at Cas and the theme was wood so everything was made out of wood which was cool. At the top there was a wooden spine that you had to ollie ridiculously high to get on top, I managed it and it was defo my biggest ollie ever !!. I rode with Sam, Dom, Jonny and Beanz which was fun and it was nice to see Dom but he tweaked his bad ankle so he went home early which was rubbish 🙁 But overall it was fun night and a fun week 🙂 (thanks Tim for sorting us out).
UPDATE: Here is the write up from fear of the park on the event, sick pic’s really like the one of me coming on the pole jib thing !
Here is the shredit for this week 🙂
Quick post to announce a couple of new sponsors that are gonna be helping me out with stuff.
1st up is Grenade who have invited me to join their UK team, super stoked about this, they make sick gloves and if you look at whos involved in the company / team its a pretty amazing group of people !!
2nd up is More Mountain who provided the amazing chalet for the One Snowboarding camp, Sam and Jon are gonna be helping me out with stuff when I’m over in Morzine / Avoriaz which I am super grateful for as it can only mean more mountain time 🙂
Big thanks !!!