Going into practise I was really nervous as we only had half an hour which equated to 4 runs. I landed my competition run in practise which was confidence boosting.
|Halfpipe From Below|
I was originally dropping second in my heat but the person before me was late so never made his runs. So I was now the first to go. I was extremely nervous but I knew exactly what I had to do. I had done it 100 times before and chances are I will be doing it again.
Thankfully I landed my first run. It wasn't as clean as I would have liked but it took a lot of pressure off of me. I could relax and just focus for my second run.
|Dropping for my second run|
|Can you find me?|
I landed my second run. It was a lot cleaner than my first and I managed to bump up my score. I landed a bit flat on some of hits which meant it was difficult to keep my amplitude up. But I was still pleased. The speed was difficult so I think that is why I popped out the wall a bit much. Apart from that I was happy as I really focused on my grabs in my more simple tricks which I think improved my score.
|First hit 900 safety|
My goal for the day was to get a top 30 finish in such a difficult field. So when I did manage to finish 30th I was incredibly happy. There was past X-Games gold medalists that didn't qualify. I wasn't so pleased on how my run went but since I managed to get that result without being completely happy about my run it fills me with confidence as I know I can get a better placing.
Video to come soon!