Friday, 9 December 2011

Grand Prix

On Wednesday the 7th December, Rob Taylor and I did a FIS World Cup Grand Prix in Copper Mountain resort. It was the first one of the year and it went surprisingly well! 
Standing At The Top

I was 4th in the running order, which was unfortunate as I only managed to get two training runs in the designated time. As frustrating as that was I managed to cope with it and do my runs in the actual competition. They weren't as clean as I had like but at least I landed which was better than some!



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There was three heats throughout the day and luckily I was in the third heat which meant I got a bit of a lie in. Not much though as it takes about an hour and a half to travel from Breckenridge to Copper. There was a lot of big names in my heat such as Torin-Yater Wallace and Peter Olenick. I didn't manage to qualify but       I came 26th over all. Which I am reasonably happy with!


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Big names such as Gus Kenworthy and Matt Margetts didn't even manage to qualify! It was such a strong field. A lot of unknown skiers that were amazing. So coming 26th kept me happy and the toys stayed in the pram. You can see the full results of the qualifiers by clicking Here.

I haven't managed to get a hold of a video of my run in the competition yet but I will do my best to get it. In the mean time here is one from the second days practise.

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I have been trying to make a short edit of my first couple of weeks here but I have never done anything like that before so I am finding it difficult. Hopefully it turns out ok and once I have finished it I will put it straight up!






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