I’ve just recently arrived in Verbier, my base for the season, and I’m real heaps excited to be skiing again!!
I learned a lot over the last year, through some tough lessons on my FWT18 campaign and followed by a super positive season of coaching and training at Treble cone in NZ.
I am excited to see if I can put it into practice this year on FWT19!
I always chat about learning stuff, and in its own right, learning things is pretty ordinary, because without learning we’d just be constantly dying because we tried to pat the lions again.
For me it is important to identify what I have learned compared with what I now need to learn to continue improving, it helps me set smart goals and think within reasonable time frames.
So anyway, all that to say that I’ve got the fire in my belly! (anxiety induced acid reflux?) and all I want to do is prove I can roll with the new flash freestyle movement within competitive Freeride!
This movement has been building for quite a while now, and I think FWT 2019 could show some of the most creative freestyling in Freeride comps since Candide was chucking his stuff around.
But again, throwing big tricks in natural terrain is difficult, and strategy also has a place in the comp game. So, how far can you push it given the limitations of cliffs and snow?
Beats me, but with only two weeks to go until FWT Hakuba, Japan, I’m sure we will see soon enough!
Below is a video of me testing out the brand new Patrol AP 30 Electric avalanche airbag system by SCOTT, worth a look if your in the market for a bag!
Below below are a couple random activities from this spring in NZ!