I have just got back from a full on week in Laax at the British Championships which was great!
It was snowing really hard on the first few days, we rode powder which was great!
On Tuesday it was SBX, which is my main discipline. The course was really good and fast. The GB SBX coaches helped plan the course which was succesful. I qualified in 1st. In the semi-finals, I came first and in the finals I came 1st.
1. Maisie Potter
2. Kate Foster
3. Sarah Mariott
1. Thomas Bankes
2. Kyle Wise
3. James Foster
On Wednesday it was Halfpipe, which i really enjoy. The pipe was in good condition but there were two bumps running down the middle which was annoying but they dissapeared slowly towards the middle of the afternoon. Training went well but wasn’t getting as high out of the coping as I would of hoped.
In qualification, I messed up my first run because I lost balance on the icy wall and caught the bumps so I missed out my 3.
My second run was a safety run which was clean. I qualified 4th overall. In the final i did grabs, to 3, to cab3, to air to fakie
1. Kate Foster
2. Katie Omerod
3. Becky Menday
4. Maisie Potter
5. Nathalie Silkstone
On Thursday was the Big Air. The kickers we’re really nicely shaped. There was a 6m, a 12m and a 20m kicker! I hit the 12m with front 3′s in qualie’s which placed me in 4th. I overated one of my 3′s and nearly landed a 5haha, sick! Thats what the commentator shouted out anyway! In the finals the snow got really slow and the landing was really slushy so I did a clean backside air and an indy grab…
1. Katie Omerod
2. India Stephenson
3. Ayla Thidling
4. Maisie Potter
5. Becky Menday
On Friday was the Slopestyle. The course was nice, quite similar to the BEO course. I didn’t do very well, I fell on both runs. I guess i was really tired towards the end of the week. So i didn’t make it into the finals, instead i shredded with Ayla which was great! I landed my first ever 5 off a 10m kicker, stoked! It was an amazing feeling, it made up for not making the finals! Craaaaazy.. We hit rails, boxes and kickers with boardslides, frontboards, tail grabs, rotations and all sorts!
- Keith, Debs and Nathalie for letting me stay with them!
- Simon, Jimbo and GB SBX team!
- Steve Addicott and Kate Foster on whyaintyoujibbin?
… AND THE GIRLS