The Brits 2012 – Laax, Switzerland   Leave a comment

On 18th March we drove from Les Deux Alpes to Laax in Switzerland for the British Freestyle Championships.  I was really excited as it would be my first time competing in the Brits.   It’s an awesome place, the apartment was great.   The weather on the first day wasn’t great but I still headed up for a ski, in the evening I went to the freestyle academy where I met up with Madi , Mike & Lexi  Rowlands, Ethan, Haydn, Molly, Mason and loads of other people, the academy was great fun,  loads of trampolines and a massive foam pit.   The following day was pipe, I didn’t feel too confident because I hadn’t really done a lot of pipe training and when we got up on the mountain we found that the pipe wasn’t in great condition.  I was really struggling on my practise runs. I put a solid first run in so felt confident to throw a new trick at the end of my 2nd run, i managed a 540 which was the first time I had landed it.  Was stoked when I got the gold.   The next day was skier cross, was really confident but it all went horribly wrong in the final when i lost my racing line and saw Mason, Kyle and Will ski to podium places.  Slopestyle was next, it was really warm so conditions were slushy, i messed up my first run and then laid down a good 2nd run until i fell on my 7 on the last kicker, was absoltuely gutted as I knew that i blown any chance of a podium place.  The final day was big air, my practise jumps were really clean, on my first jump I did a nice 360, Haydn tried a switch 9 but fell and Kyle landed a 7 so I knew that on my 2nd jump i had to throw a 7.   Haydn landed his 2nd jump which was a switch 9, I nailed a great 7 and  Kyle missed his 9 so I knew that I was on the podium. Stoked when I got silver behind Haydn, and Kyle took bronze.

I had a fantastic week in Laax and loved skiing with everyone, it was a great experience and I learnt alot, I hope I get the chance to go back there next year.

Posted March 29, 2012 by samski in General

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