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Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam :)

Yesterday I went to the Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam at the Sane Rinn Jib Park in Austria with Chris Chatt, Ross Needham and my dad. When we got there it was just a small hill with one poma lift and a few rails, the setup was a down bar, donkey kink and a down flat down. It was a super fun setup and the rails were a bit wonky but were really nice and weren’t sticky. I was in the under 15’s category and it was a 15 minute jam session and you had to hit all three rails and the best trick on each rail got counted so I did front board on the down rail, back lip and 50-50 front 3 out on the donkey kink and nose press on the down flat down which got me through to the final.

Chatt and Ross both killed it in their heat but only Ross got through to the final. In the under 15’s final it was the same format as the qualification so I did front board on the down rail, 50-50 back 3 on the donkey kink and nose press and front board on the down flat down. I came first in my category which I was stoked about and won some Volcom and Electric stuff and then I won best rider of the day which I was even more stoked about and won 50 euros another pair of goggles and an invite to the finals in Avoriaz!!! Also Ross came 5th overall so well done Ross. Back in Mayrhofen now but the weather isn’t meant to great but we will see also I have got a comp this week which is the Austrian masters in Westendorf which will be fun!

Burton European Open 2012

My fizog from the iphone lense of the-goodlife.co.uk

Last Thursday me and my dad went over to Laax for the BEO, when we got there we met Katie Ormerod and her dad Mark Ormerod. The next day was practice day and the first time I had seen the course and it was, a down rail or up rail into two small jumps that were really close to each other there was only a 2 metre gap between the first landing and the take off for the next jump. After the two small jumps there is another two bigger jumps and then at the end there is the Creative Use Of Space feature which was a wallride into a drop or a pole tap. Or on the other side a close out rail into a stair set with a down bar or a down flat down. On the practice day the weather was perfect bluebird and warm so the course got slow and slushy nearer the end of the day, I got the run I wanted to do during practice just before it started to get slushy which I was happy about. Also on the same day when it got slushy I decided to try some front 9’s which I have never done before and I landed quite a few of them so I was stoked!!!

My Qualification score and rank

The next day was qualification and finals day for boys and girls so a lot was happening that day. I was in heat 1 and dropped second to last which was quite a good position to drop, In my first run I did 50-50 back 1 off into cab 5 mute to back 3 tail into back 7 mute into front 7 melon then into 50-50 front 3 on the close out to back lip on the down rail, but I fell on the front 7 because I went to big. On my second run I did the same and landed the front 7 which put me second in my heat which got me through to the final in 2nd place for my heatand 4th place overall from both heats which was pretty good.

In the final I did the same run for my first and second runs, just tried to improve the run on the second attempt and then went for the front 9 on the thirid run but put my hand down which I was a bit gutted about but it is a new trick so I need to work on it a bit more. In the end I came 9th which is pretty good at the BEO to be in the top 10 so I was stoked!!!

Squeek "Murder Face"

Also Katie came 3rd in the girls slopestyle and 2nd the day after in halfpipe so a massive well done to her. Today Jamie Nicholls qualified for finals with a sick run and then on his second run did an amazing scorpion not when landing on a jump but just doing a speed check after the first rail but still well done for qualifying Jamie! I am back in Mayrhofen now and there are some fun comps coming up like the Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam and the world longest rail attempt at Gerlos which will be good fun!!!

Heres a couple more pics from Jon Weaver (thanks Jon) and my dad.