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Vans Penken Park Mayrhofen Edit

Last week there were some really good weather days where the conditions were perfect to ride jumps QParks were up there for a day filming everyone riding jumps and rails, there are a couple of pros in this edit such as, Werni Stock, Peter Konig and Jamie Nicholls he definitely kills it in this edit I got a shot in it as well of me doing a front ten at 2:03 check it out it’s a sick edit

The past few days have been really good here as well I have been riding with Jamie Nicholls and Kate Ormerod got some good runs on the kickers like cab 9 front ten and cab 9 back ten so pretty happy about that! It’s snowing now so a bit of powder this week hopefully ! 🙂

Pleasure Jam

After Modena we got the train back to Austria which was pretty cool had our own cabin and big leather chairs. It had dumped up at Tux so I went up

and rode some powder for a few days with Tom West and Cheryl Maas which was so much fun! Me, my dad and Jamie Nicholls left Mayrhofen on Wednesday night to Dachstein because Thursday was an all day practice. The course was quite small about a 7 metre jump to a 13 metre jump to either a flat rail or a rainbow rail and then a wall-ride. I had a sick day practice riding with Jamie Nicholls, Aimee Fuller, Cheryl Maas and Mathias Weissenbacher. Next day was qualification and I was in heat 3 my 1st run was cab under-flip, front 7, tail-slide 270 and 50-50 back 3 over the wall-ride which score

d me 62. On my second run I did a cab underflip then went for a front 10 but overshot the  landing and I got a seriously bad dead leg which hurt for 2 days after! They took the top 6 from each heat and I came 5th in mine so I made it to the final. The

weather sucked on finals day super windy so we had to hit the medium jump I did cab under-flip to back 7 on them and that placed me 14 overall so stoked on that! Also well done to Aimee who won the women’s she killed it! and Jamie who cam 3rd in men’s and got best trick fro front blunt 450 out. Such a rad comp definitely want to go back next year!

New Zealand!!!

I got back home from New Zealand last week. The weather wasn’t that good most of the time I was there which sucked but we made the most out of what we could. I rode a lot with Jamie Nicholls until he went home, we rode mostly on the rails. Will Nangle was out there for a few days so I got to film with him for a bit and got some cool shots! For a few days in a row Snowpark was closed because of the wind, it wasn’t fun being stuck in the house literally doing nothing. First day back up and it’s powder so sick getting to ride powder the whole day! On the last two days the weather was good so we got to ride the jumps but on the second to last day they didn’t shape the jumps so we had to make some lines on the first jump so that we could hit it. On the last day there was a bit of wind but we could still hit the jumps until the wind got stronger and it was to slow. I filmed this edit on the last day as well (thanks Billy and Katie)

 

I am riding Hintertux now until the end of October, can’t wait for the pro-line to be open it’s gonna be RAD!!! 

End Of Season Mega Post!!!

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!!!

The best ride there X2!!!

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.

BACK T!!!

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.

This isn't me but Markku Koski during one of the sessions. PHOTO: Lord Thomas Copsey and the iPhone of Doom !

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 🙂

Back in the Hoff

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.

Click this picture to get a bigger view !

Here is the Vans Penken Park Plan

 

 

Powder at Tux and more!!!

About a week ago it snowed a good foot of snow so me and my dad went up to check it out and we were amazed how much it snowed we did a little bit of hiking and found a sick bit of powder it was so much fun but a bit weird to be riding it in May!

Also the Whitelines Rail Jam right up and video came out which I am in, it was such a fun rail jam and good week! So because it is summer here now it about 28 degrees nearly everyday so we have been going to Aschau a lot to swim in the lake and do some backflips of the bridge. I am going to Camp Of Champions on the 26th of June for a week I can’t wait! I am going for the Stepchild week so maybe I will meet the team! Also I am going back to England for all of August which I am also looking forward to I am going to do some surfing and some skating and then also I am going up to York for a few days to see all my friends which is going to be awesome!!!

Here are some pics and Whitelines report and video:

http://whitelines.mpora.com/news/whitelines-rail-jam-full-report.html


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Also here is Will Nangle’s Showreel from this season there are some sick shots so check it out!

RODEOS!!!!

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

Summer!!!

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!!!

Powder!!!

Today I went up with Jamie Nicholls, Henry Jackson and Henry’s friend Flo. We went to an amazing place for powder where we were the only people who were there. It was so fun there were so many little hits just doing back 3’s and little cliff drops. Also there were parts where you had to hack your way through bushes to get through to the powder and drops it was amazing! Also today me and Jamie went to check out a rail at the football pitch it looks really fun to gap to the down.

Here is me finding my way through the bushes 🙂

HOME :)

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 🙂