Monday, 28 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Yesterday was a productive one for sure. Full day included session in the morning with Martin Amott, NLP expert, who helped open up some performance for the guys. More info on how that went to follow. Otherwise, full session in Val Park and even a couple of cheeky pow lines made a full day on the hill.
The Groms battled the crowds to get a good viewing position for the evening's Ski Half Pipe Final. The guys were stoked, Lara especially with Jossi Wells!
Finally we had a board tune clinic courtesy of Tignes Spirit - Adam passed on some essential knowledge in board care, and the guys lapped it up.
Mini edit below of a couple of snippets of yesterday's riding. Thanks to all the contributors yesterday!
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
After an early start, made easier with cranberry juice and coffee, the groms got stuck into a great session over the medium jump line. Getting comfortable with speed and the poor vis, it was a fun morning and the stoke was high.
Quick baguette and footage watch into an afternoon rail sesh. Kris takes us through the afternoon: “Sessioned the rails, boxes and other features getting comfortable with speed and gaps on, gaps off. After a few laps, everyone stepped up to hitting some side-ons and the donkey-dick. Fin got some stylee front 1’s off donkey and Lara was getting some solid boardslides on faster features. Sick session, one of the best days riding in a long time”
Lara cooked up some good pommes de terres mash this eve. After some stretching, the crews out at the local bar catching up on some quality fb time. Its snowing outside now, anticipation is high for tomo. Its looking busy, with guest coaches, board tuning clinic, X Games events to watch and lots more.
Fin has put together a small edit from yesterday and today’s little bits of footage:
Monday, 14 March 2011
Groms explore Tignes, Fin's through to Quicksilver Radar Final
The groms have dealt with early starts, no sleep, cars, busses, planes, annoying old lady, unpacking, car parking, shopping and general faffing, but by 9.30am this morning, the team were in amongst it.
The sun shone over a perfectly groomed Val Park, and the guys got a good introduction to the huge terrain that makes up Tignes, with some great pow found up high.
Loads covered today, and Fin’s progress into the Quicksilver Radar final has capped off a wicked day. The final’s this Friday, everyone’s stoked and to Fin, the news is “awesome”.
Lara Wood: “Most intense days riding I’ve ever had, amazing snow and really good weather, eel faii du soleil”
Kris Bell: “Perfect park, no marmots, lots of fun off piste bits – great to see the X Games Course”
Adam from Tignes Spirit sorted out Lara’s board this evening, which was in need of some TLC! Apparently “its not the same board, so stoked”. Nice one Adam. Kris put on a fine display of cooking tonight, movies are on now and legs are tired.
Here is a look back at yesterday’s travels, shown in an interesting edit format courtesy of Lara and Kris. Stuff from today to follow…
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Alongside head coach Ben Kinnear, guest coaches and experts will be on hand armed with top knowledge, with great accommodation support from the good people at Tignes Spirit - providing a top pad for the week. Thanks also to STGM for pass support.