Thursday, 31 January 2013

Park City World Cup

Thursday the 31st of January I had my first contest of the season outside of Copper. It was in Park City which is just outside of Salt Lake. It was good weather for the competition. It was a simple two run qualification. Top 4 from each heat then the next 4 highest scores.

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

Very Nervous

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!

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