Last week I had a few days off because it was bad weather but finally the weather cleared up so I went up to Hintertux with Rich Hookes. It wasn’t slushy up there but the snow was quite sticky but it didn’t
really matter that much, I hit the mediums for a bit and then moved to the smaller jumps to practice back rodeos! I fell a few times but also landed a few aswell which I was good. Then the next day I went up with my dad to practice them again I think I did 6 during the day and managed to land 4 of so that day I was even more stoked!!! Also that day we went and did a few runs to the middle station and on the way I hit a little cliff drop into some powder which was also really good fun! The next day I hit the mediums all day practicing front 5 into cab 5 I managed to get it nearly every time which is good, also during the past two days my dad came up and got some sick shots of everyone who was riding! Then today I practiced my rodeos which I landed and the front five to cab 5, so tomorrow I think i’m gonna try some front 7’s and see how it goes 🙂 It is definitely summer in Mayrhofen its just getting hotter and hotter everyday.
Here is the video of a few rodeos that I have done!
Also here is a video of Nelson Pratt that has just gone online check it out!!!
Here is the 2nd podcast of the season from the GB Freestyle team in Hintertux, Dachstein and at London Freeze, featuring me, Sam Turnbull, Aimee Fuller, Lewis, Jamie Nicholls, Nelson Pratt and Jenny Jones – enjoy 🙂
Last week I went back to Mayrhofen and stayed in our new aprtment for the week which is amazing, check out the view from our living room !
Hamish McKnight, Jamie Nicholls, Aimee Fuller, Nelson Pratt and Sam Turnbull all came out for a few days before they went over to Pleasure Jam, I went up with them the day after it had snowed for a full day so we got to have a powder day which was really fun.
Then the next day the weather wasn’t that good but we were still able to hit the first kicker in the pro line and then we went and found a backflip kicker which was a fun session, I did a backflip and tried some rodeos which I was stoked about as I nearly have them now 🙂 Then they all went to Pleasure Jam the next day apart from Nelson and Sam so I rode with them for the rest of the week.
We hit the park the first day which was fun on the big kickers then we went and did some runs on the piste. We then had a day off because it was really windy. We then had our last day up the hill just riding around because the wind had blown the snow onto the park which meant there was no speed for the kickers but it was still a good day.
Also a massive well done to Aimee Fuller (who we had to dinner at our place a few nights) for coming 2nd overall in the Pleasure Jam!!! She did a picture for Archie whilst she was at our house in return for Archie doing a board design for her, I dont think Roxy will be making the board for her any time soon, I’ll try to get a copy of the pic …..
On Thursday I got the train from York with Hamish McKnight to Dover, we then met Dan Wakeham and got the ferry to Calais and drove over to Les Deux Alpes for the One Snowboarding summer camp. Then on the Saturday I went up to the mountain with Nelson Pratt and Jack Shackleton. We had a look at the park and rode around then went back down. On the first proper day up the mountain we rode some pipe and the slopestyle kickers, also we met Danny Kass which was amazing!!!
Tuesday we did the same thing but rode the superpipe instead of the baby pipe which was really steep but it was good fun as well. Then I hit the kickers and got back 3 to front 3 on the slopestyle kickers – check out this video:
On the Wednesday we met Tyler Chorlton which was sick and we did the same stuff again but I got bigger air out of the pipe which I was pleased about. On the Thursday I did 3 out of the 4 fives and also learnt cab 540 switch indy which I’m stoked about! Then on Friday I got the the biggest I have ever gone out of the pipe. Also I got cab 5’s of a bigger kicker and the we sessioned a c-box which was good fun. On the afternoons we do different activities like volleyball and football and loads more also there is a swimming pool with a ledge which is good fun to do flips and spins off.