A couple weeks back I was out in Tignes, France with a few people from the British Snowboard Team for the Brits. This was one of the busiest years in Brits history and it was sick to see so many you kids there to compete!
The first snowboard event was the bangers and cash rail jam and the Tignes park crew had built a sick set-up for us to ride. I managed to land a couple new tricks during the rail jam like cab boardslide to underflip out of the cannon and switch BS 270 on to 270 off which I was pretty stoked with and I managed to win a bit of cash spot prizes which was pretty good too!
The next event I entered was the slopestyle, the course was pretty good with some nice rails and a fun kicker line. Unfortunately the weather was rubbish so the course was restricted to the two rails and the first jump. I managed to put down a pretty mellow run of 50-50 FS 3 out a flat bar, gap to back board to switch on a flat down box, into a cab 5 on the jump. That managed to win me the 18 and under category and get second overall which was pretty cool considering the bad conditions.
My last competition was the halfpipe which was probably the one I most enjoyed! I haven’t ridden much pipe recently and I was definitely scared of the massive pipe they had in Tignes but it ended up being really fun and I managed to put a run down and land a couple new trick like BS 5s and ally-oop chuck flips! In the end I finished 1st in the 18 and under and I think I was 4th overall.
After the Brits I headed over to Mayrhofen for a week of riding (which was pretty terrible because of bad weather all week) before driving to Ischgl with Ben Kinnear and Fin Bremner for the World Rookie Fest Finals…