Scottish Championships Cairngorm

Just back from a pretty sick day at Cairngorm Mountain yesterday for the Scottish Championships. Due to a few delays I ended up getting up the mountain pretty late but I still managed to squeeze in three practice runs which I managed to get a BS 7 to FS 7 on the jump line so I was stoked! When it came to qualifiers it was two runs, best run counts. The weather came in a bit and it was pretty hard to see the lip of the jump so I played it safe with a BS 3 to FS 3 on my first run and then I went for the BS 7 to FS but sadly reverted on the landing of the frontside 7.

The course for this years Scottish Champs was by far the best they've ever had!
The course for this years Scottish Champs was by far the best they’ve ever had!

Luckily my first run was enough to get me into the final so I went up to get a bit more practice down on the jump. In practice I managed to up my run to a cab 9 to FS 7 so I was feeling really good going into the finals. On my first run I went for the back 7 but when I went to do a set-up carve for the FS 7 my edge got caught in the slush so I had to bail out. The standard had been pretty high all day so I knew it was pretty much all or nothing going into my second run so I decided to try the cab 9. I got all my rails down clean but I must have put in one too many speed checks as I  ended up knuckling and reverting on the landing. I still finished the run and did a switch BS 5 on the second jump but I was still pretty gutted not to land the cab 9 😦

Not bad shot my Dad managed to get of Chris on his final run!
Not bad shot my Dad managed to get of Chris on his final run!

It was still an amazing day which had by far the best set-up and highest standard of any Scottish champs I’ve ever ridden at! My little brother Chris rode pretty well all day and landed a switch 7 to switch un-natural 5 to get him 1st overall in the ski category so I’m really stoked for him!  Hopefully they keep the set-up out for a few more weeks so I can get up and get riding some good snow jumps on home turf!

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