On Friday I drove from Truro to Hemel for the Nike Chosen Series first stop at Hemel. They had built a 13 metre kicker which is quite big for indoor! We were allowed on the slope at half six but couldn’t hit the jump so I had a few runs on the rails to warm up because I hadn’t ridden for nearly two months. I finally hit the jump when it opened and it was quite wippy. As the comp went on some good tricks were being put down Andy Nudds was rippng some front sevens off the toes and the heels, Sam Cullum was doing some crazy inverted back 7 nose grabs. I did some back 3 tail grabs and a back 7 tail grab and a couple of front threes. I managed to get into the final top ten with Jordan Gee, Andy Nudds, Angus Leith, Jesse Smith, Scott Penman, Marc McClement, Sam Cullum and others. In the final I did some back 3’s tried some back 7’s but couldn’t land them so I did a method instead and a couple of front 3 melons and some front 5’s which was good. Nuddsy did a massive front 10 and Jesse and Marc both did doubles! Jamie Nicholls didn’t turn up in the end as he was to busy doing snowboard stunts in Stuttgart! In the end Nuddsy won the overall and is now invited to the overall final. Going back to Mayrhofen soon but my dad managed to get an infection to a wound in his arm which sucks and has delayed us from going back 🙁
I am back in Mayrhofen now and it is amazing 🙂 I have been riding the park and some piste it has been good fun. The park is sick they have loads of fun rails and two medium kickers and then three big kickers I have done some threes, fives and sevens which is good off the mediums. Also today I hit the first big kicker and did some back 3’s off it. Also today I went to the top with Archie, Dad and Jordan Gee and rode all the way down and then Jordan had to carry Archie to the Penken lift so we could get down 🙂 The weather has been good for the past few days but it has also been cold I am having a good time out here the park is awsome and there are loads of good riders here I think its going to be a good season!
I had a good flight home slept most of the way home so I might not have bad jetlag but we will see. Also unfortunately my transfer flight to Munich is cancelled so I can’t get to Munich until Thursday which sucks but I will be home before christmas which is good. I have had a good time out in Breck it was fun riding some powder and some good jumps and rails but I am glad to be going home because I am so far away from everyone and everything which sucks but it was a fun trip all together. Can’t wait to get home now and go shredding in Mayrhofen with Jordan Gee and everyone else. Then after that go other to Laax for the BEO which will be fun to ride in again 🙂
Here is a little edit from the rail in the garden 🙂
And here is my little bro Archie doing his 1st run of the season with my dad 🙂
First it was the British Snow Tour Big air at Milton Keynes it was a lot better than last years kicker. It was a good day practice started at 11:45 and finished at 12:45 I was riding with Matt McCormick all day which was sick. In the comp my safety run was a back 3 tail grab which I landed and then for my second run I landed a back 5 tail grab which I was stoked about and finally I went for a 7 but there wasn’t enough speed so I knuckled it which I laughed about because I landed my 5. In the end I got first place which I was stoked about also well done to Jordan Gee for getting 2nd in his category and 3rd overall. Then after MK we went to Tamworth for the High 5 tour which was good fun but the rails were huge and I took a big slam on the donkey kink which hurt because it was really icy but it was still a good night all the rails were sick my favourite feature was the bench I did a back lip a back nose press a 5-0 and a noseslide on it which I was stoked about. In the end I didn’t win anything but I still had a good night.
The first day was the slopestyle which was really slow which made it rubbish the park was flat down or gas pipe to a box or a up rail then a rainbow or flat down or an up flat down or a side on gas pipe. My run was frontboard the flat down to front 1 on switch back 1 out to 50-50 noseslide tail tap out I came first in my category which I am stoked about.
Then the next day it was boardercross on the dendex which was good I came first in my heat which meant I won my category for boardercross which I am also stoked about. Also on the same day it was the Giro big air which was really slow but I managed to get some 5’s of it and a 7 that I slipped out on which I was a bit gutted but I managed to get 2nd place and a massive well done to Jordan Gee for winning with his sick underflip 7.
So in the end I got two golds and a silver which I am stoked about.
This week I rode at Fax first and took a big slam which really hurt my shoulder but is is ok now I went with Jordan Gee. After Fax I went and stayed at Jordan’s house. We then went to Chill Factor and rode there which was ok because there were only two rails out which sucked. Then on the Friday it was Subjam at Cas which was fun because it was a good setup down bar to 10 metre to high box to side on box. I learnt front 1 on cab 1 out on the down bar I also got backside 450 on 270 out on the high box and back 1 on switch back 1 out on the side on box so I am pretty stoked about. Then straight after that me my dad and Jordan went to Landgraaf for FBBB it was a sick park with some big kickers and lots of rails. It was a fun event because Landgraaf is such a big slope I got some back 7’s of the kickers and more I learnt front 1 on to switch 5-0 o the down bar which is sick. Also my dad did the small jumps in the park which was cool. It was such a great weekend I had lots of fun riding there. Check out the video from the event !
Last week was another good week I went to Fax on the Tuesday and got two new tricks which are back 7 tail grab and cork back 7 mute which I was so stoked about. Faye and her dad were there as well taking few picks which was sick he got some pretty sick shots. Thursday was fun at Cas because the setup was good and also we sessioned the yellow gas pipe on the mini slope also we did a shredit which is pretty sick. Then on Friday it was FBBB at Cas which was a sick park two down bars and a sick kicker I got back 7’s of it and cab 5’s and more I rode with Jordan Gee all night. It was a sick night and they made a sick video, check out my cab 5 in the video below, 42 seconds in !
This week was pretty sick it started of at Halifax I rode with Jordan Gee and I got backside 720’s dialed which I was so stoked about then after fax I went to Jordan’s house to stay. The night after Fax we went to Chill Factor for a session which ended up to be pretty sick even though there were only 3 rails out I got cab 1 on back 3 out on the down bar and I also got back 1 on cab 3 out on the high box.
After Chill we went to Cas which was a fun night as well and Keith Povah was back riding which was good to see. We did a Shredit that night to I rode with Jordan, Keith, Big Charlie and many more. Then Jordan came and stayed at our house for 2 nights. The next night at Cas was just as good also Danny McCormick, Matt McCormick and Pete Meadows were all there as well so it was fun to ride with them because I don’t get to see them alot.
Then on Saturday it was the Westbeach Snowflex Series at Halifax it was a really warm day so the slope wasn’t running to fast but they put loads of water on the kicker which helped alot. I got to the final of the 16 and unders category which I was stoked about I got my 7’s on the day which I was stoked about. also I got corked back 7’s on the day which was sick! In the final it was me, Matt McCormick and Pete Meadows I didn’t land my first run which I was a bit disappointed about but on my second run I landed my corked back 7 which was so pleased about. In the end I came 3rd Pete came 2nd and Matt came 1st so well done to Matt and Pete also Danny McCormick came 2nd in his category so well done to him as well. In the over 16’s it was Col Mytton in 3rd Danny in 2nd and Andy Nudds in 1st.
I had a sick week this week and well done to everyone at Halifax!
Check out this weeks shredit at http://shredit.tv/2010/08/8-one-liners-nineteeneightten/ and also the Whitelines write up of the Westbeach comp at http://whitelines.mpora.com/news/westbeach-snowflex-series-2010-halifax-report.html
Last week I did quite alot of things. First it was parkstrife which was a pretty fun I rode with Jordan Gee all night it was a sick night the Nike bar was the best feature, we had a sick session on it and got a few sequence shots on it which are sick, every one was killing it. Check out the sequence shots here and the video I made here (on shredit.tv)
Then on Saturday it was FBBB at Milton Keynes which was a sick night they had a house in the middle of the slope made of snow with a gas pipe on top also the house was covered in graffiti. They did a video session on that which was fun and then they did a Whitelines rail jam on the down bars which was sick I did back tail 270 out and also I got a new trick which was hardway backside 180 on which I’m stoked about. Also I won a pair of Nike 6.0 shoes ! Fotp write up here there’s a sick shot of me on the gas pipe 🙂
On the Sunday I went to France with my family to my Uncle Nigel and Auntie Jo’s house in Fixard it was a good week away, I did alot of bike riding which was good fun and also I played with their dogs Fixard and Redmire. One day I did 7 miles on the bike to a lake with Jo which was hard work, then I went into then lake with my brother Archie which was fun. Then the next day I did the same route with my dad and then later on in the day I did 11 miles with Jo and Nigel which was hard work but good fun, I slept well that night. Also we saw a massive snake skin the size of Archie !!
We played about with my uncles GPS when out running one day, check out the results !
I flew back from the One Snowboarding camp in France with Jamie Nicholls, Sophie Nicholls and Katie Ormerod, we landed at Stanstead and my dad gave us all a lift home. It sucks being back there is nothing to do ! there is no luge or volleyball, it rains most of time it just sucks!
I went to Halifax for the first time in about a month or two last week, it was good fun, really fast and it poured down for about 10 minutes. This week I’m going to Cas on Thursday and Friday and then on Saturday I’m going to Milton Keynes for FBBB with Jordan Gee.
Sunday I’m going to France for a week but not to go snowboarding which sucks 🙂 I’m going with my family and my Uncle Nigel and my Auntie Jo. I’m looking forward to go on holiday again it should be good fun!
Couple more videos from the camp:
C Box Session: