Here is the GB Podcast from our time in 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)
At the start of August I flew from Munich to Australia with the guys from the World Rookie Tour and Lewis Courtier Jones and Ole Christian Hagen from Norway. We stopped in Dubai on the way to Australia so we went into the city and saw all the huge skyscrapers whilst we waited for our flight to Sydney. From Sydney we drove 5 hours to Thredbo which is one of the resorts in Australia. The first 2 days were awful weather really windy and snowing. We did a night comp at Perisher on the second day and it sucked, it was super windy and snowing loads I didn’t do that well as i couldn’t get speed for the jumps. The next day was the Rookie Tour comp but it was to windy to ride the main course so we did it on the medium line which wasn’t as good, but I still got a good run of nose-slide pretzel, cab under-flip and a back 7 which I was happy with and that run got me in 4th place. The next day it was our last day riding and Sven Thorgren and Fridtjof Tischendorf joined us to do some photos in the park which was good as there was no wind that day so we rode the big park. That was our last day riding we got down and headed for Sydney.
Sydney was rad we did so much cool stuff and saw so much stuff like the Sydney Opera House, kangaroos and Koalas. We were staying in Bondai Beach which is quite famous it has a sick skate park where they have a Vans bowl comp every year and a massive beach that gets good waves. We went to a skate shop in Canberra and they gave all of us a Penny skateboard each and they are so much fun to cruise around on we went around most of Sydney on them. We tried to go surfing in Bondai but the waves were to small to catch which sucked and the water was freezing. We went to the Monster skate park for a skate session and the park was huge everything was massive! I still had fun skating there though. On the same day we went to the skate park we went and watched a Red Bull surf movie called Storm Surfers 3D, it was so GOOD the waves that the guys were getting were huge! You should definitely watch it. On the final day of the trip we went and watched a Rugby game which was cool to watch.
I am in New Zealand now with the GB team hopefully will get some good runs on the jumps and some good runs on film but, the weather doesn’t look great so we will just have to wait and see 🙂