Friday, February 5, 2016

New Year, California and Utah

The last five weeks have been the busiest time of the winter for me. After a quick but really sick christmas at home, I flew back out to the jungle, Manchester- Denver in time for a little tour round the US. After a good start back in Breckenridge, we flew on to California, staying there for two awesome weeks in Mammoth mountain competing in both the World Cup and the Rev Tour. Finally, the last week I have been in Park City Utah for the second Grand Prix event of the season! Heres a few pics...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December in Colorado

It has been a really good start to the season over in Colorado. Arriving at the end of November after a pretty hectic pre-season since getting back from NZ, I had plenty of time to get settled before a solid three weeks of riding over here. The British set up is based in Frisco so we have been switching between Copper Mountain and Breckenridge parks. This is the 5th year I have been out to CO in December so its back to the routine and enjoying the sick set up they have out here

Cork 9 tail at Breckenridge during a morning photo shoot. Enjoying the new 2016 Rossignol Scratch. Credit: Jenny Bletcher

Thursday, October 8, 2015

GB Park and Pipe short film

Injuries has been one of the hardest things I have had to deal with as a freeskier and an athlete. Whilst I was in New Zealand I was really stoked to do some filming with Ross Welch, GB park and pipe and Perspective studios who have made a short film on my return to the game! Check it out!! ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New Zealand

I am just on my way from home from an amazing trip down to New Zealand. Definitely one of the funnest ski trips I have ever been on and it was also special being the first big trip back after properly recovering from knee surgery last year. I was there for five weeks; we had a British Team camp through September and im mega stoked about how well everything went getting back in the halfpipe. In some areas im feeling better than I ever done on my skis! The crew in our house was on point, As well as lots of other local homies or friends living there for the season making it a super fun trip. Here's some pics.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning plays a big part in our sport as it puts so much strain through the body. This is doubly true when returning from injury. I had some major complications with my recovery after surgery on my knee last year. Missing most of the winter again, I have been taking the time and opportunity to increase my overall strength and fitness, as well as giving my knee a lot more time. Here is a video, some pics and more info on some of the things involved...

Here are also some pics of my first trip back to the park, in Saas Fee last week!
Next up I am heading down to New Zealand for the rest of their season which I am so excited about!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Saami Snow Ski Jacket Review

Recently a new UK based ski clothing company asked me to review their new jacket. Overall I was pretty impressed and liked the jacket! Check out the review I did and link to their website bellow...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Back on it

The last couple of weeks in Breckenridge have been really sick! On Christmas day I took my first run  back in the pipe and since then have been able to step things up slowly and surely. The last couple of days doing tricks have felt amazing and everything is almost back to normal with the knee. Here's some pics and vids from the last week!

Monday, December 22, 2014

First week of the season

I have had an amazing first week out here in Colorado, after lots of hard work over the last few months, being back on skis, catching up with loads of friends I haven't seen in ages and with a busy season planned I couldn't be happier right now. I have had to be really disciplined and resist hitting the park with the crew as it is important to take things slowly and ease the knee in gradually. However, it has felt really strong and everything is well on track. Tearing down the pistes and exploring the mountain has been a lot of fun as the tiniest progressions feel amazing! I have spent the first week staying with the British Team set up in Frisco which has been cool and now  have my family coming out to Breckenridge over Christmas. Here's some snaps from the first few days...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Back to business

My summer of rehab and being at home is over and I have since moved back to Manchester where it has been back to the full on lifestyle. Getting through University assignments, gym, knee rehab, catching up with friends and trying to get everything prepped for the winter. I love being busy and productive so I am really happy about this! It seems the only way to respond to setbacks is to get your head down and work harder through it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Summer of Injury, Surgery and Rehab

I am just coming to the end of a long summer of rehab and more gym work than I have ever done before. At the end of last season I capped off a tough year by joining the ever growing list of people who have snapped their ACL and underwent major surgery in May to reconstruct it. This injury can be frustrating but I knew what to expect and luckily everything has gone really smoothly so far. I am very lucky to have had the support I have had and need to thank everyone who has helped me. Particularly my family, friends, British Ski and Snowboard, Function Jigsaw and TASS. I am now at the 4 month mark, have just had a follow up with the surgeon and been told I am well on track to be skiing around November time which is a really quick recovery and means I should be able to have a really good season! Still lots of work to do though but here's what I have been doing all summer...