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5th WORLD CUP Canada.

20 Jan 2014 / 0 Comments / in Competions

I am just on my way back from the final World Cup before the Olympics, Quebec City,  Canada. I went there expecting the worst conditions, and I was pleasantly surprised, there was ice, it did dump of  course during semis and finals, but we also did see some sunlight which really changed my views on the cold and snowy city and the course was sick, 3 perfect jumps with good air time and 3 legit rails so it was all to play for.

I went there knowing I needed to get a good result to secure my Quota spot for the Olympics, knowing I needed approx a top 8 or better. I always am one to do things last minute and I really could not have left this any later! Definitely a learning curve for the next one! Good news is the Team is officially announced on the 22nd so hopefully all fingers crossed you will only have to wait a couple of  days to find out if I make the team ;)

I can honestly say I have never felt so much pressure, more from myself than anything! I had qualification on the Friday and I fell on my first run on a BACKFLIP of all things, my safety trick! So there was even more pressure for the 2nd run, knowing that If I didn’t land that, my “Olympic dreams as such” were done. With a good bit of singing and a bit of banter at the top with the rest of the girls, myself and Torah singing Spice Girls and dancing at the top of the course loosened the mood and I dropped in and stomped my run to quali through to the semi finals.

Last kicker world cup finals.

Semi Finals, there were a series of scenarios on where I needed to place, some people don’t like to know what they have got to do, but I wanted to know to put my mind at ease, it’s a completely different approach to any other contest I normally do, normally it’s all about me putting down my best run and going for it, but this really was about playing it safe and getting something solid to my feet. I dropped in, literally to the blizzard, 3rd to drop and probably put down the cleanest run of my life, I scored a 78 and that took me through to finals in 1st place. That automatically guaranteed me a top 6. So totally buzzing I dropped in for finals, I got one run to the feet, not as clean as the semis but I was just so pumped to finish in 5th place, secure my quota spot and make the Team GB criteria. BUZZING!Scotty + Nicholls

Thanks to the gang for all the support, the boys Ben and Dom, Hamish, Euan for Waxing my board like a champ! And all the girls on tour making it such a fun and memorable trip to Quebec. NOW I am on the plane having had half hours sleep last night and I am Xgames bound. Excited.

Ready to roll Russia

The girls ready to ROLL. Russian hats anyone?!!!

 

Red Bull UK camp.

23 Sep 2013 / 0 Comments / in red bull, UK Snowboarding

After a busy few days with the GB team in meetings and with the media. It was operation action with Red Bull UK, we had 3 days crammed with activities to help in our season preparation, we got on the trampoline, gym sessions, snow dome shred and indoor skydiving it went off!

A few flips from the trampoline session, we also had Red Bull UK parkour master Ryan Doyle on site to show us a few new things once air born, awesome to have him along to bring something slightly different to the session!

Aimee boardslide.

We got in the dome for a few hours of power shred, so fun to ride indoors as I don’t get to do that to often living over in Northern Ireland, you can get so many laps in such a small amount of time.

Gym with Faye

In the gym with Faye Downey, Billy Morgan and I getting our butts kicked into shape.

Sly dive crew.

The gang ready for indoor skydiving.

Flying indoors

Flying! The guy wasn’t to stoked when I tried to do a flip haha.

Now I am back home and getting ready for the next trip, the season is approaching fast, I head out to Europe next week, stay tuned in, I will update you next week!

 

Red Bull camp ASPEN!

06 May 2013 / 1 Comment / in red bull

After my last minute trip to Alaska, I hopped on the overnight flight, they call it the Red Eye down to Denver, then I took a 21 minute flight to Aspen, don’t think I have ever been on such a short flight, however the snowstorm delayed the take off 1o hours, haha. So not the fastest way of getting there in the end! Still cool to fly into such a tiny airport.

I was mega excited to catch the last 3 days of the Red Bull performance camp on the 18th,19th,20th.

Flying into Aspen

Tiny wee plane into Aspen. One of the top 10 most extreme airports in the world, due to the altitude, and the topography of the land! I found it pretty mellow however wouldn’t want to fly in there during a rocky mountain snow storm.

Our own private park

Our own private set up at Buttermilk, a huge thanks to the mountain and Red Bull for the insane set up and the sled laps. I had a blast on the camp, I don’t think I have ever done so many runs in 3 days, the ideal set up for progression, with such a positive and motivated crew.

Below are a few snap shots…

Zach Hooper photo

Wee snap shot from Zach Hooper of me in Action!

Flying into Aspen with Russ Henshaw

When skiier and snowboarder meet. Mid air! Flying into land in Aspen with Russ Henshaw.

A little excited with Tiril

Tiril and I, perma grins.

Scotty James shirt off for the ladies

Scotty James, last day, last run of the camp, shirt off for the ladies.

A huge thanks to Red Bull for this opportunity, cannot wait till the next one.

Roxy Podcast – How to backflip

15 Nov 2012 / 1 Comment / in Roxy

Want to learn how to backflip?!! I linked up with Roxy and Kjersti Buaas in Gerlos to show you how ;) Enjoy.

Whitelines Cover

25 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in Coverage

So I randomly found out there other day about this bad boy!

Got my first action cover shot with Whitelines, crazy!

thanks soo much Whitelines + Matt Georges :)

Be sure to go pick up a copy of the mag!

+ the full issue here!

http://whitelines.mpora.com/latest-issue/issue-101-february-2012.html