Bluebird

Since I feel like I haven’t been in the park for ages because of all the new snow (it’s actually only been about 3 or 4 days) , I figured I would head back to the park and try and hit the jump.

The weather was absolutely amazing yesterday and pretty much everything was perfect, except one thing. The jump had a kink in the take off, which for most probably didn’t bug them, but I could feel it every time I went to set a trick and I decided it was a little to sketchy for me to try anything serious off of the jump.

On the positive side of things I had a really good day on the rails and I am starting to feel pretty comfortable spinning switch right side onto down rails. I know they’re not the craziest trick ever but I have had a real mental block with spinning switch onto down rails. It’s all because when I was 16 I tried to learn switch tail 270 onto a rail while I was in New Zealand. I ended up catching my tail and falling directly onto my left knee on the rail shattering it in 30 or more pieces. So I guess I have a pretty good excuse as to why I was scared to do these tricks haha.

Looking at the weather forecast’s, it looks like another cold front is going to move through this weekend and bring more snow. Which ussually means the winds will pick up right before the storm. I am going to head up to Perisher now and try and get a little session in before the winds hit. Fingers crossed it’s ok!

Stay tuned,

//Russ

 

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Powder

Yesterday we woke up early, check the forecast and made it up the hill as fast as possible to meet up with some friends to go and shred. It had snowed another 25cm – 30cm the night before and it was a Monday, which meant good snow and no lift lines :)

The snow turned out to be unbelievably good. It was dry, deep and most things on the mountain have started to fill in so you can pretty much launch of anything you could find.

Laura and I waited for Ski Patrol to open MT. Perisher while our friends (and Laura’s sister Emma), Mikki, Brad, Zac and Mike went to ski until it opened. I am soooo glad Laura and I waited because once it opened we had the best turns I think I have ever had in Australia. For the rest of the morning Laura and I skied Eyre T-bar and it was amazing. I have to say it’s pretty damn epic having a girlfriend who rips as well as Laura does. There is no waiting, no complaining and she is willing to jump off most of the rocks with me!

At about 1.30 we met up with the others for Lunch and then went back to Eyre T-bar with them and skied right the way through until about 3:45 or 4pm. It was definitely the biggest day skiing I have had in a while but it was totally worth it!

Laura finish a pow run with probably the biggest smile in the world!

Laura dropping the rock like a boss in a white out

I was frothing all day yesterday. I felt like a little kid haha

A little 360 over another rock. There are so many fun hits out at Eyre

I found this hit but didn’t hit it until later in the afternoon and although I look like a kook in the air, I promise you I landed it haha

Heading back up the hill now to go and try to find a little more good snow! We are heading up with Laura’s other sister Amy and her husband Charles.

Stay tuned for more,

//Russ

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//Russ

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Man on a mission

So I have been on a mission as of late so I haven’t got many photo’s for the blog. I have however learn’t a bunch of tricks. I decided I wanted to learn all 16 270 on 270 off variations and since I made the decision to learn them all I have been on a mission. Today I figured out the last two tricks, the switch right lip 270 on pretzel 270 out and the switch right lip 270 on backside 270 off.

Hopefully I can film a clip over the next week or so (if the weather clears) to show you guys!

Here is a completely unrelated shot from the park today:

Over and out,

//Russ

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Back in the Park

While I was out shredding around the mountain having two super fun pow days, Perisher and the park crew were busy rebuilding the park into the craziest rail garden I have seen along with making the jump a solid 45 – 50ft. There are rails littered everywhere with so many lines to choose from it is ridiculous.

I’ve had 3 days in the park now and I can’t believe how fun it actually is. There are so many features in the park that you never know which line you are going to take. I’ve been getting to the bottom after every run with a huge smile on your face from pure excitement and stoke.

Today I’m having a well needed rest. The body is starting to get a little sore and tired from all the skiing I’ve done over the last week so I figure I needed it. I’m planning on playing some frolf, possibly a little skate, some stretching and I might even dip the legs in the lake to ice them.

Stay tuned,

//Russ

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