At the weekend I headed over to Kaunertal for the Street vs Snow rail comp with Jamie Trinder. It was a team comp and the format was team vs team, each rider had five runs and were scored from 1 to 5 for each trick , they would then add up the scores from both riders in the team to get the overall score. The setup was pretty cool, lots of different features to hit and be creative, two down rails, gap to rail, rail to wall-ride, flat rail to stairs. We were the last team to ride and we were up against Michi Schatz and Andre Bergamaschi, unfortunately we missed out on the 2nd round by one point which was pretty gutting but I was also stoked on some of the tricks I landed like backside nose press back 3 out and 50-50 450 into the wall.
At the weekend I went to the Kaunertal Opening with my dad, Birgit Rofner and Jamie Nicholls. They had little snow there so the park was really small a 5 metre jump, down rail, donkey kink and a massive gas pipe at the bottom. Friday was training all day and me and Jamie managed to do about 50 different tricks through out the day on the jump and the rails like 270’s, switch back 5’s, cab 1 back 5’s and back nose press front 1’s. It was such a rad day! Saturday was comp day and we had four runs to get one good jump run and a rail run we had four runs but they changed it to three runs and then back to four. I did cab-under-flip on the jump and cab 1 back 3 to tail-slide 270 on the gas-pipe. this run got me best rookie in the comp and I won 200 euros which I was stoked about!!! We drove back to Hoff that night and the next day was Hamish McKnight’s birthday and we did das spiel and had a barbecue.
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 🙂
All of October I went up to Hintertux with the GB team and it was sick! The whole park is amazing up there especially the pro line two big mellow jumps in a row. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t that good for the month but on the days that we did get to ride it was rad. On the jumps I did some backside 3’s, 5’s and 7’s and also some frontside 3’s, 5’s and 7’s which I was stoked about because it was my first time spinning frontside on big jumps and I also got backside 7 to frontside 7 which was rad! Also on the medium jumps I learnt switch back 5’s which I have never done before so I was
stoked. Most of the time I was riding with Jamie Nicholls also I rode with Matt McCormick when he came out for a few days. During the last week Katie Ormerod came out and stayed with me so I rode with her some days on the mediums, she was riding sick as well. Then last Thursday I went to London Freeze Festival and we stayed in a pimping apartment. That night we went out and had the best steak in the world at a place called Santa Maria Del Sur. Then on Friday I rode in the Battle of Britain competition we only got 3 practice runs and on my second practice run I caught an edge and landed on the knuckle on my back but it didn’t hurt but it shook
me up a bit but I got back up and did it again. Then in the comp I did a method which everyone seemed to love so I was happy and I am glad that I did it. Dom Harington was there and he rode really well he got 2nd in the comp he also rode well in Hintertux when he stayed with me he was trying back double 10’s and almost landed them well done Dom. Also I got some rad new goggles from Adidas to wear in the comp they are the Adidas ID2 Pure they are sick thanks Adidas! On the Saturday it was the FIS comp and there was some sick riding just basically doubles every run. Ben Kilner did a sick back double 10 which he stomped and got through to the final. Jamie did the same trick and got through to the final as well! In the final Ben didn’t land his double but Jamie landed a back double 10 and a cab 10 and managed to get 4th well done to Ben and Jamie. The top 3 were Joris Ouwerkerk in 3rd then Seppe Smits in 2nd and Janne Korpi in first.
Tomorrow I am going to Kaunertal for the day with Tom West, Mark Ruparelia and some others then Stubai on Thursday its gonna be sick. But then I have to go back to school the week after which sucks!
Here is a little edit me and my dad made it was over the good weather days in Hintertux and Kaunertal in May it has some rails and some bails so check it out if you haven’t seen it elsewhere already!!!!
Also we have just got back from Lake Garda in Italy it was good weather over the weekend so it was really hot! It’s a really nice place to go, you can go swimming in the lake, do some back flips into the lake eat lots of pizza and Ice Cream and see some fish! It’s crazy that is only three hours from Mayrhofen check out the pics!
The past 2 weeks have been really good fun I went up to Hintertux and met Tyler Chorlton up there we rode all day which was really good fun it was the first time I have rode with him so I was stoked!!! We were just cruising on the mediums because the big jumps weren’t ready yet so we just did some 5’s and 7’s, also whilst we were up there my dad took pics and got some video and he got some sick shots (pics at bottom of this post)!
Then last week it was the Boardtest which was way better than last year because the weather was so warm this year! The rail setup was insane it was about ten rails in a row which so much fun also they had two quite big jumps which were good fun. Most of the week I rode the rail line because it was so slushy for the jumps but also some days we got up early to ride the jumps so there was enough speed to clear it. I tested a few boards out which were good fun I tried the Stepchild Joe Sexton which is really soft so it was really easy to press and fun to ride. After that I tried the Lib Tech Mini Skate Banana which was also really soft but it was a fun board to ride. During the week I did a day photos with Whitelines on the jumps and then we built a little jump for a rock drop and got some shots on that so hopefully I got some shots! Also on the Sunday it was the Whitelines Rail Jam which was so much fun apart from hiking the rails in the hot weather, the setup was a down bar and a donkey kink.
I hit the the donkey the whole time just trying to get different tricks on it in the end I managed to get back lip, back board, front board and 50-50 back 3 out so I was stoked and then I managed to get through to the final which I was even more stoked about, but in the final I couldn’t get the tricks I wanted so I was a bit gutted also well done to Chris Chatt who came 3rd overall! It was a fun week apart from smashing my head on a rail on the last day so that was the only down to the week.
Here is a little video of a couple of tricks from the day with Tyler: