I went to Castleford on Saturday for the British Snow Tour and the setup was sick but the format was rubbish you had to do 2 runs on boxes and 2 runs on rails it would of been better if it was 2 runs on whatever you wanted to hit instead of forcing people to ride boxes!!! I came 2nd in youth men and got some “sick” prizes, a 4 hour Sno!zone voucher and a whitelines subscription how rad is that ….. Then on Sunday I came back home to Mayrhofen which I was stoked about.
The past few days I have been riding with Jamie Nicholls and Mathias Weissenbacher (an Austrian shred master !!) the medium line is open and it is sick. They have built the pro line jumps and they are massive but look sick can’t wait to ride them!
There are already some pros up there like Torstein Horgmo and Markus Keller. I managed to snake Torstein on the gaspipe which was pretty funny. I have got some new boots which are the Celtek Hi-Standards and also I have a new board which is the Joe Sexton Pro Model and they are both sick so thanks Vans and Stepchild!
Yesterday I went up the mountain with my dad and Jamie and it was icy and on my second run to the bottom I got cut up by a skier and tried to stop but I couldn’t stop and bailed hard on the ice and bit my lip really bad so we came down 🙁
Also I did a little interview with Method Mag, it is in the first issue and it’s my 1st ever interview in a magazine so go and check it out it is a free mag and it can be found in your local snowboard shop!
Tomorrow is opening day at Tux so the whole park will be open can’t wait to get up there and ride, gonna be here all of October !!!
Here is another video from COC and its another amazing one to! It is the Stepchild video from their week it was a fun week it was sick riding with Joe Sexton and Simon Chamberlain and meeting loads of people that work for them as well so here it is check it out!
Today was so rad got to ride with Simon Chamberlain and do some filming with Stepchild and then after that did the Send it with Simon and got some props off them and some high 5’s such a rad day definitely won’t forget it!!!!!
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:
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:
The past two days it has been the Snowbombing competition up the mountain which has been really fun. Yesterday was the highest ollie comp, it was flat light but still a good session ! It was a whippy jump with a pole to clear and I think I managed to clear about 180cm which I was pretty amazed about ! They then raised it higher and it was to high so I just jumped into it and fell, Henry Jackson then asked the crowd if they wanted me to do it again and everyone just went YEAAAAAAAAHHHH! I went back up and it was even higher and just jumped into it again. Then it was the water slide so I dressed up as Batman and went for it, it was so much fun doing cab 1 into it !!!!
Then today it was cash for tricks, everyone just had fun doing some fun tricks and all the bombers were bailing. One guy really hurt himself and had to go off in a helicopter which was pretty bad so they closed the jump and opened the waterslide and I won 5 euros on it and I won 5 euros on the jump so in the day I won 10 euros YAY! Also this week a big box arrived and inside was 3 new Stepchild snowboards!!! Thanks alot Stepchild!
It has started to turn into summer now with temperatures nearly reaching 30 degrees, so up the hill all the snow is melting and it is never cold anymore, I think its time to head up to Hintertux! Then tomorrow I have to get up at 5:00 in the morning to get a flight from Munich to Gatwick and then to Inverness for Dawn of the Shred, gonna drink some Irn Bru made from gurders!
1 week has past and it has been a good week. I went to Ispo and saw all the new Vans Outerwear and Casual wear and everything looks so sick!!! Also I went to see everyone else like Grenade, Adidas, Stepchild and Giro. Whilst I was at the Stepchild stand I met Sean Johnson who is the person who setup and owns Stepchild so it was really cool to meet him. Also when I was there I met Danny Kass which was pretty cool I was stoked! Everyones gear looks amazing for next season 🙂
Also this week I went to watch the Munich Air and Style which was better than Innsbruck! First it was the final of the Nike 6.0 Stair set Battle which was an amazing comp to watch Jamie Nicholls was in it and he was killing it with some sick tricks like cab 270 gap on the down flat down and then the trick that got him 2nd place front blunt danish back on back one out which was stomped. Also tricks like cab over 270 to regs were getting thrown down. Well done Nicholls!
Then there was the Air and Style which was pretty good. Peetu won it with a cab 12 and Seppe came 2nd with a cab 12 and Halldor came 3rd with a back double 10. There was an amazing standard Seb Toots doing cab double 12’s and Halldor trying back double rodeo 10 japan which was mental. It was crazy! Werni Stock did some sick switch back 12’s and some front double 10’s and the smashed his head on the rail which looked horrible. Overall both comps were amazing to watch!
So this week has been sick first of all I got put on the StepChild UK Team which I am stoked about !!
Then on Thursday I came out to Hintertux with my dad and Jamie Nicholls for 3 weeks ! Today I got my tirol season lift pass which is sick!!! My dad left his goggles down in the house so he had to go all the way back down from Hintertux to Mayrhofen and get them so I went up with Jamie. We got to the top of the park and the weather wasn’t very good because it was cloudy and I couldn’t see a thing but, there was snow everywhere 🙂 We just cruised through the park having a look at the jumps and riding the rails, the park is so sick! We cruised down to lift station and went to the restraunt and I met Kevin Backstrom and Gerome Mathieu which was pretty cool. After that we met up with my dad again and went riding. At the top I met Wojtek Pawlusiak which was sick! At the bottom of the of the run to the lift there is a big pole jam which was sweet Jamie busted out some huge back 1’s and 3’s and I did some back shifty’s of it you go soooooo big of it and the pipe was mellow but landing was quite flat which sucked.
So today is officially the start of the SEASON!!!!!!!! 🙂
This week went to Fax, Chill Factore and Cas. Fax was quite slow but fun did some 5’s and 3’s and I rode with Sam Turnbull who came as well for the first time in ages. Then on Wednesday we went to Slide 2010 which was cool. I saw all next seasons gear from Rome, Grenade, Stepchild, Head and loads more. The next years Rome Label’s (my board) graphics are sick and also it is reverse free camber which is different to this years model, also Grenade’s gloves and gear look amazing for next season and the Stepchild graphics look wicked. Grenade gave me some sponsor stuff which is all sick!!! Then we went to Chill factore and saw Jordan Gee and Charlie Clarke. The kicker was good and Charlie taught me backside 540 stalefish which is sick! Went to Cas Thursday and Friday. Thursday was fun they had some wooden features out which was cool and we made a little shredit. Then on Friday it was Parkstrife at Cas and the theme was wood so everything was made out of wood which was cool. At the top there was a wooden spine that you had to ollie ridiculously high to get on top, I managed it and it was defo my biggest ollie ever !!. I rode with Sam, Dom, Jonny and Beanz which was fun and it was nice to see Dom but he tweaked his bad ankle so he went home early which was rubbish 🙁 But overall it was fun night and a fun week 🙂 (thanks Tim for sorting us out).
UPDATE: Here is the write up from fear of the park on the event, sick pic’s really like the one of me coming on the pole jib thing !