Last week me and my dad went to London and watched the Vans Downtown Showdown and it was awesome the skating was insane so many good skaters, also there were some rad people there that I saw like Wee Man and Steve Van Doren the owner of Vans which was sick, check out the video highlights.
After that we drove to Tamworth and I went for a shred but it wasn’t that good because everything was sticky and not everything was put in straight but I still had a good time. The next morning I got a train to York and went and stayed with my friend Joe whilst I was there I saw all my mates which was cool, I then went and stayed at my uncles for a few days aswell thanks for looking after me and giving lifts to and from Cas 🙂 I went to Cas on Thursday and Friday, on Thursday I saw Keith Povah, Simon Foster and Big Charlie it was rad to shred with them all again I had so much fun they had a sick park out, side on gaspipe, Nike Stairset and then a donkey kink it was sick!
Then Friday it was the Whitelines rail jam (like the one we did at the boardtest but in the dome) and that was a sick, same park as Thursday but with the DC Jet Set after the Nike Stairset then a high box. They had loads of prizes and they had jams on the Nike Stairset and the DC Jet Set I got in the final for the Jet Set but I didn’t think that it was that good a feature, the best was the Nike stair set which I did Half-Cab 5-o, back noseslide pretzel and back one on. In the end I won Union bindings, 50 quid, Whitelines Subscription and Dragon goggles which is rad!!!
So back in Cornwall now went surfing Yesterday with Jamie Nicholls, Katie Ormerod, Sophie Nicholls and Mathias Weissenbacher which was good fun then did a spot of fishing (caught nothing as usual).
First it was the British Snow Tour Big air at Milton Keynes it was a lot better than last years kicker. It was a good day practice started at 11:45 and finished at 12:45 I was riding with Matt McCormick all day which was sick. In the comp my safety run was a back 3 tail grab which I landed and then for my second run I landed a back 5 tail grab which I was stoked about and finally I went for a 7 but there wasn’t enough speed so I knuckled it which I laughed about because I landed my 5. In the end I got first place which I was stoked about also well done to Jordan Gee for getting 2nd in his category and 3rd overall. Then after MK we went to Tamworth for the High 5 tour which was good fun but the rails were huge and I took a big slam on the donkey kink which hurt because it was really icy but it was still a good night all the rails were sick my favourite feature was the bench I did a back lip a back nose press a 5-0 and a noseslide on it which I was stoked about. In the end I didn’t win anything but I still had a good night.
On Monday it was my birthday I had a great day apart from having to go to school which sucked. I just chilled at home with my family in the sun. I’m going to Les Deux Alpes in one week which is going to be sick, counting down the days !!!
On Thursday and Friday I rode at Cas. On Thursday I rode with Jamie Nicholls, Keith Povah and Big Charlie (Jonny Russel is injured so he cant ride).. I got four new tricks that night and they were cab boardslide, switch back blunt, switch back nose and half-cab 50-50 all on the down bar which I’m stoked about!!! I did a bit of filming as well and made my first ShrEdit of last week and this week. Friday was Parkstrife which was fun but everything got wrecked straight away. I rode with Jordan Gee all night which was fun I got front 5’s dialed on the kicker as well.
Saturday was FBBB at Tamworth. The park was really good there was a side on rail then a box and then a small gas pipe at the start then there was a box then a side on missile then the massive black gas pipe then a rail. Then at the end of the run there was a c-box. I had really good night I got half-cab 5-0’s on the missile and nearly got a back 1 on. I won two t-shirts and a beanie (!). Then at the end of the night I got a bag full of stuff and best of all a years Whitelines subscription. Also Whitelines held a rail jam on the missile which was fun. Sadly Sam Turnbull broke his wrist on the quarter pipe in an awful slam and now he wont be coming to Les Duex Alpes with me 🙁
Heres my 1st ShrEdit …. check the ShrEdit link too …. new site coming soon that’s gonna be sooo cool
Tuesday I went to fax (first time in a couple of weeks), when I arrived it looked like it was raining but then I realised it was proper snowing!!! which meant it was really fast.
Then on Wednesday we went to Cas for a big park but it was really busy with students which meant I didn’t get loads of runs 🙁 I got to ride with Mark Raper and Boxy which was fun though!
On Thursday and Friday I went to Cas again to shred, same park as Wednesday. It was another couple of fun nights the best run I did was 360 hand plant to back 3 to front 3 to 180 on cab 1 out on the big gas pipe !
On Saturday I went to Tamworth with Katie Ormerod, Mark Ormerod and my dad for the Santa Cruz Rookie Night. It was a fun night and a good setup they had like a 6ft wall ride with a box on top which was fun. I didn’t get through to the final but Katie did and did an amazing run but didn’t win. But overall a good night!
UPDATE: Fear of the Park article on the night can be found here, check the pics there’s a great one of me frontsidin the wall ride !
This week no comps just shredding at Fax and Cas and then I will be going to Morzine on Sunday which will be so much fun!!!
UPDATE: Here are some pics from the event that have just come through.
So last Friday we went to CFe to shred with the Advita guys and my mate Jordan Gee. It was a top night, wish they could make kickers at Castleford like they do at CFe ….
Here are a few pics Jordan’s dad took of me on the kicker they built.
Then on Saturday night we went to Tamworth for the Who’s the Daddy competition on the quarter pipe, I didn’t do the pipe but I got loads of practice done on my frontsides and a couple of new tricks. Here’s some video my dad took from the balcony