Last week I went out to Laax, Switzerland for the Brits and it was epic. The week started out not so great because the weather was flat light and snow , so the jumps were a definite no go! However, The next day was lovely bluebird so I could have a real good practice day on the Slopestyle course which was good.
Frontflipping in the snow!
The first of the competitions was Halfpipe and it was running very smooth and fast in the morning which was perfect; but as the day progressed on and into the finals, the sun came out and the pipe gradually got slower and slower. After having a Big air practice inbetween runs, I nailed my run in the final and finished in 1st in my age group and 2nd overall!
The overall podium!
Going BIG in pipe!(Also thanks to David Allen for this picture)
The next day was Big Air and having practiced the big 20m jump the day before, I was more than ready to get stuck in and start throwing down some tricks. After qualifying in 1st into the finals, I landed a sweet back 3 over the big one and then I went all out and went for the back 7 and I got it...never been so stoked! I ended up finishing 1st in my age group and 1st overall!!!
Big Air (Photographer: Sam Mellish)
Thanks again To Sam Mellish the photographer for the British Snowboard Championships!
Following Big Air was Slopestyle, my favourite event! I knew the course would be slow so I had to stick to the medium jumps to keep speed. I had two good qualification runs which qualified me in 1st position into the finals. Finals came around soon and I had two more great runs and my first run consisted of: Boardslide to fakie out of the box into Cab 5 indie, front 1, cab 1, back 3. My second run consisted of: frontflip off the box, back 3, front 1, cab 5, back 5. After having my final runs in Laax, I finished 1st in my age group and 1st overall, also winning a free surf holiday in Fuerta Ventura-Stoked!
Frontflipping off the box! ( Thanks to David Allen for this picture)