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Livingo Rookie Fest

At the weekend it was the World Rookie Fest in Livingo. The first day of the competition was the practice and qualification of grom boys and all the girls and the rookie boys practice and qualification was the day after. The weather wasn’t great for the rookies qualification I landed my run a few times in the practice. I didn’t drop until near the end, my first run I had to skip the third as I didn’t land properly on the 2nd. My 2nd run I landed and that qualified me in 7th place out of the 16th finals STOKED! The next day was finals day and the weather was awful windy and snowing loads, I landed my run in practice which was fs Underflip, cab 9, fs 7, bs 7 50-50 back 3 off the pole jam. The format was three runs best run counts, my first run was a bit sketchy but I still landed it in the rubbish weather. My second run I cleaned it up so I was pretty stoked to get a banging run in the bad weather. Third run I cruised through doing methods of the jumps. I wasn’t sure how well I had done and in the end I came third which I was surprised about but so STOKED.

 

Here is the video from finals day.

Onboard Send Off Session Coverage

In May I was invited to Kitzsteinhorn for the Onboard Send Off Session to finish off the season. I had a lot of fun there riding with all the Pros and two other rookies that were invited which were, Fridtjof Tishendorf and Micheal Schaerer who I had lots of fun riding with. I also got a shot in an issue of Onboard all about the session and in the new issue that has just come out an interview so I so stoked to get a shot and an interview in Onboard!!! Also a video came out just showing the rookies which I got some shots in it’s such a sick edit check it out!

http://onboard.mpora.com/featuredcontent/introducing-the-send-off-session-rookies.html

 

 

 


 

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 🙂

Shred Down Austrian Masters, Tignes and Wangl Tangl!!!

At the weekend Beckna told me that there was a comp on in Westendorf which I could go to and compete at. We arrived late and luckily I managed to get five practice runs in which I was stoked about. The course was a box into 2 jumps which were really good fun. My first run was really bad because I bailed on it, but then I landed my second run but I didn’t hold the grab for long enough on the 7, then finally I got the run I wanted which was Half-Cab 5-0, Back 3 Tail Grab and Back 7 Mute so I was stoked about because it was the first proper 7 I have done since breaking my collarbone! So in the rookies (under 18’s) I came 5th out of 11 overall so I am pretty stoked!

Then After That I went over to Tignes with Beckna to check it out. It was a ten hour drive so we got up early I was knackered, any way when we got there we unpacked and had food and then straight to bed. The next day I saw the Xgames course and Hamish, Jamie and Jenny. Then I went riding in the Tignes park with Ben Kilner and Scott McMorris which was a fun really day just messing around  jibbing on the rails! The day after that I went riding with Mark Ruparelia for the day which was fun the weather was really bad it was really windy and bad light but we made the most out of it! Also whilst we were there Thrashmore was there building a mini-ramp which broke straight away! We then went back the next day.

We managed to get back in time for the Wangl Tangl team skate battle which was amazing to watch so many sick skaters people going huge doing big methods and stalefishes! But in the end the english team won it and they were by far the best team out there they were doing the same tricks side by side it was sick!!!