“I went out to Saas Fee for a training camp with the GB junior snowboard team in July. We were mainly focusing on freestyle but worked thoroughly on technical aspects of riding and strength and conditioning of the mountain.
We made performance plans of goals we wanted to achieve. In the first week my main interest was half pipe, which I progressed on quite well as it being only the second time I have ridden it. I managed to land consistent FS and BS 5’s and also a FS 7.
On jumps I wanted to try and land some 7’s but didn’t succeed as I injured my ankle and back. I tried a few and almost had them but I know what I needed to do to land them as we did video analysis with our coach Ben Kinnear most nights. I started hitting the pro line on the last few days but hurt my back again so didn’t try anything.
I think this trip really helped my confidence on bigger jumps and my abilities in the pipe and on kickers whilst improving my overall riding performance.” - Angus.
Here is a short video of me riding pipe, didn’t have much footage but this is what Ben got!
Thanks so much to the guys at Bawbags for sennding over the kit for Gus and I, really appreciate the support! Just been trying out the new “Cool de Sacs” today and they definitely work! Check out the website – http://www.bawbags.com – and the Facebook page for all gear, events and updates!
So stoked to be riding for Switchback bindings! A sick company with some amazing product! Just got my first pair of bindings and they look awesome, so easy to use! Take a look at the website and stay tuned for their release this winter!
Check it out! The Brits are moving to Tignes for 2013! Laax has been great, and I will miss the Freestyle Academy for sure however the idea of a specific rail event and Flood lit Big Air sounds amazing! Have a look on the website - http://www.the-brits.com/
So just ended my first week in Saas Fee, it was so much fun and we were really lucky with the weather. The jumps were really nice and the pipe also. I have been working on bs/fs 7′s on the medium jumps and frontside sevens and backside 5′s in the pipe. On wednesday I overcooked a backflip and hurt my back so have been taking it easier the past two days but still managed to hit the first jump in the big line!
It has been good catching up and riding with my team mates (especially Matt McCormick) and Ben and Hamish. We were learning new flips off the small kicker and I managed to get a front underflip 5 and some wildcats.
The weather is not looking to great but we will get a small edit up of us messing around in the park.
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I just wanted to take the time to thank Steve and Clair Anderson for helping Jamie and I for the past few years. Jamie started working at the restaurant at the age of 15 and I began soon after. The support shown by Anderson’s towards our snowboarding has been extremely influential in our achievements, progression within the sport.