I’ve just put together a wee edit from my time in Hintertux, showing what kind of activities we get up to on and off the mountain! All filmed on my iON Air Pro 1 Camera, stoked on how the water shots came out! Had an amazing time away, loved every minute, take a look at the video on my iON Camera Athlete Profile!
Last year the Cairngorm Snowboard Club smashed it! all the kids are progressing massively and awesome to see the purchase of a video camera for analysis, the coaching program is really developing and this season sounds very exciting. Great to hear that Gus and Boomer are getting involved with Ed and Craig to become trainee coaches after doing their BASI Coaching Courses. Groups are expanding with an all girls group and potentially a feeder group as well. Amazing to see the club moving forward and I cant wait to go ride with them in January!
Shoreditch Showdown went off last week! So stoked to be invited and had an amazing time in London!
The guys from Gonzilla.tv and iON Camera have just dropped the snowboard edit from the event! Video looks sick and stoked to get a decent shot in there of my frontflip transfer from the Bus Shelter to the Box. Check it out!
Had a great weekend on Cairngorm! We got creative on Sunday and built our own wee ghetto park down at mid station. The train went off and we decided to go hunting for features to shred, luckily we came across a load of rails down at the Sheiling. We gathered the troops and got to work! Turned out pretty awesome and stoked to have a wee jam!
Finished off the day with a sick top to bottom run!
Can’t wait for a bit more snow to fall and to get up and help get the park going!
On Thursday I was lucky enough to compete in the O’Neill Shoreditch Showdown in London! It was an amazing event! The crowd went wild, all the riders threw down and the after party was awesome! I traveled down with my bro on Wednesday on an 8 hour train from Aviemore, not the best part of the trip it has to be said! It was totally worth it and I loved being in London for a few days, getting used to traveling now quite a bit and it was great to experience London for the third time. We had a lot more time than previous trips so was great to catch up with lads from TSA and Bataleon, even saw Pierce Brosnan out and about. Last minute hotel reservation didn’t pay off to well, basically felt like we were staying in a cupboard with a plastic spaceship as a bathroom.
It was all worth the journey once I got my eyes on the set-up! The whole event had been kept very private and raised a lot of hype in the UK Scene no-one really knew what was going on and the contest was so exciting and the venue couldn’t have been better!
Photo – Sam Mellish
25 invited snowboarders battled it out in Qualis early in the day and I was stoked to be one of the guys moving through to the late night finals! It was sick to see all my mates again and get shredding the course, everyone was pushing the level of riding and stoked on each others tricks! I put down a load of my tricks and was happy to make top 12. Had a great time and Sparrow went on to take down Fiesh in the end for the overall win!
Gonzilla.tv and iON are working on the edits as I write and I can’t wait to get a look at the final product!
Well can safely say I’m stoked to be home! Had an amazing time away but can’t beat the first days of the season back on Cairngorm! Decent cover, top to bottom laps on the train, cruising on the new park set-up and enjoying the Scottish conditions! With the top open, Ptarmigan, Ciste and a wee jib line as well as down to the middle via 105 and Zig Zags there was plenty to do, side-hits galore and great to get back bombing the mountain with my bro! We came across a wee kicker and got a few banging shots, stoked on how they turned out and so much fun to do!
After Angus’ knee injury its really good to see him working hard to get it better and enjoying his snowboarding again!Stomped a sick tail grab here on the jump here, tweaking out his new Bataleon Global Warmer!
It’s amazing to see Cairngorm getting the park features out so early as well! Stoked to see a rail line up and shaped well so early in the season! Hoping to help the guys a lot while I’m home and work with the team up there to build the park and keep the freestyler’s coming back!
I’m loving being home and looking forward to more gym work in the coming weeks and training hard on the Gorm. Make sure you get up and have a blast on the early snow!
The new GB Freestyle Snowboard Team podcast has just dropped! Its a banger, loads of tricks went down in Hintertux last month, it was a great trip, lots of fun with the guys and happy to progressing! Stoked I got first section and my Double Cork 12 was in there. Big up to Matt McCormick for stomping his too, the boy is killing it at the moment!
Exciting times for Team GB, Sochi isn’t far away and the winter is just kicking in back home!
iON have launched the Air Pro 3 recently at Gadget Show Live in London! Venue looked amazing with iON athletes there showing off there skills and the cameras on the specially built mini-ramp! Wakeham chatting to iON Pro Woodsy about the cameras and you can check out the actual Air Pro 3 footage used in this edit!
Can’y wait to get my hands on one this week at the Shoreditch Showdown in London, hopefully have an edit from the event for all you guys to watch!
So stoked to be a part of the TSA Team and have my own profile up on the website! Head over to the online store and meet the team, see what we’re all riding for the coming season and take a look there on the online store! Info, photos and more for you all to have a look at. More profiles coming all the time, from Pros to Young guns meet all of the TSA Crew.