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...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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
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...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Here is a little interview I did with TASS who have supported me loads over the years and have been really helpful with the injuries I have had this year! Thanks a lot guys! Here it is...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
After my injury in December I decided to spend the rest of my season in Colorado for some spring skiing rather than head to Europe for comps. The first week was bluebird everyday and the parks were pretty much empty! I was getting my tricks back and skiing really well and myself, Anna and Woodsy managed to get a lot of filming done over the week. Check out this teaser for an edit im going to bring out in the next couple of weeks...
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I have been back skiing in the UK a lot recently which has been really fun. On Wednesday I competed in the British University Skopestyle Champs at Castleford Snozone. Loads of my mates were skiing so it was a good laugh. I ended up winning with my two friends Rob Machon and Byron Haywood coming 2nd and 3rd! When I got to the podium I got handed a cheque with £450 written on it which I wasnt expecting! Happy days!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Exactly 12 weeks after my injury I finally got to head out skiing again and this time it was to the SIGB Ski Test in Kuhtai, Austria. I was out there testing next seasons park and pipe skis for the Daily Telegraph Ski and Board mag who are a great crowd! With lots of the British ski industry also at the ski test, the week felt more like a ski holiday and was good to catch up with some old friends as well as meet lots of new people.