Hey everyone, and sorry for the lack of updates during JOI. This week is right behind X-Games when it comes to keeping a guy busy! Anyways, now it’s over and I have the time to write a line or two about it. So, if you followed the contest you’d know that yours truly didnt make it to finals, I had a fantastic time skiing friday afternoon and managed to land my first trick perfect, the double cork 1260 true tail grab. Unfortunately being the first skier in the first run I pretty much knew that I was going to get a low score, so I had to rely on my next two runs. The variable speed had been a factor for me all night, so in my second run I ended up going a little too big to put my trick down, a double cork 1260 mute to reverse tail (that was originally intended to be a 1620, just that when I saw I was going too big I broke out of it at 12, scary!). In my last run the opposite happened, going for the same trick once more but got a headwind and came up short. Bummer, since I knew I had a good trick, but these things happen. I ended up in 10th place which I still feel pretty good about since the competition was fierce and numerous new tricks were being landed.
During the finals, the 15 riders that didnt make the cut got the opportunity to session the jump in between runs, competing in teams for crowd appreciation measured with a decibel meter. My team, consisting of me and norwegians Mikkel Jorsaanstad and Ole Mustad managed to take the win after an epic night of laid out backflips, double backflips, side by side jumping and old school mogul tricks. I love being able to session a jump even though I didnt make finals, Jon sure knows how to put on a good show!
All in all, major props to Jon and his team for making this event happen, after organizing my own (small scale) event, I definitely respect any contest organizer so much more, because I know how much energy, bot mental and physical, goes into making it happen. Hat’s off!
Here’s a bunch of videos for those of you who have missed all the action!
Alright, well, back to reality, or in my case, back to Whistler! I got a total of 12 hours at home in Stockholm, only to repack my bags before going back to the airport to catch a flight to Vancouver. About to board in 1 hour, can’t wait to be back in the land of deep powder and unlimited amounts of fun. Going to shred with friends and hopefully get a day or two in the heli, then the madness of WSI begins!
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