back in the park

So even though I have to try and get shots for my film project, I still need to spend time in the park and get my tricks back to where they were before surgery. I feel like I am progressing really fast and have most of my jumps tricks back. I definitely haven’t done them all but I am feeling great on my ski’s and I think the hardest thing to get back after knee surgery is confidence, something I am working hard on getting back.

Two days ago, on Sunday, it was a bluebird day in the park. It’s mid winter here in Australia and I swear it felt like spring. It was warm and slushy and the jumps were epic. Granted they are not the biggest jumps but they are great for me to get back on my feet. I have just been trying to spin in both directions as much as I possible can, and eventually that led me to the decision that I should try a rightside double cork 1260. Even though the jump I did it on is only about 40 – 45ft, it still seemed like a great plan.

I’m pretty sure under flip 540 Stale is one of the most fun tricks you can do :)

I tried two of them, the first one was the right rotation but I slightly under rotated and landed on my side which made me slide out. The 2nd one I took a bit more speed and it felt absolutely normal. I was super scared to try this trick because it was the trick the tore my left ACL.

It definitely feels good to be getting my confidence back and to be doing so many of my tricks again!

Cork 3 hand drag on the rainbow rail. I over shot this on my first attempt and probably went about 60ft to flat haha. Good to know the knees work ;)

Today is a day off and the perfect time to start planning some more shoots and send some emails!

Over and out

//Russ

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