Winter Games NZ

As some of you may know, the Winter Games just went down in Cardrona and I obviously made the trip across the ditch to compete in the event. Going into the event I was feeling pretty confident. I had been doing a lot of skiing at Perisher and felt pretty confident with the jumps I had been working on and the rail tricks I had learnt in the weeks leading up to the event.

I put a lot of pressure on myself for this event and really wanted to do well. The first run in Qualis I miscalculated a trick by the tiniest bit and crashed, and worst of all it was on the first rail in the course. I brushed it off and told myself I have another run and I can make it happen then.

On my 2nd run I made it to the bottom of the course and landed everything, with one major hiccup. I was doing right side dub 12 on the bottom jump and I ended up going huge and I had to open up and then ultimately revert (in order not to crash) on the landing. Reverting in a slope course during your run is virtually suicide and it was at that point I knew I had ballsed it and I wasn’t going to make it through to finals.

I guess I am more frustrated with myself than anything else. I have been working hard and really wanted to do well. I have to keep reminding myself that you cant be 100% everyday you ski and it just so happened that on this Day I definitely wasn’t on point and it just wasn’t meant to be. I’m definitely bummed but life goes on and I’m sure the remainder of the season is going to be fun.

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This has just fueled the fire for me to do more skiing and learn more tricks :) I changed my flight almost immediately and I am already back in Australia. I have Slvsh cup coming up and the One Hit Wonder coming up as well. Lets hope I ski to my potential at these events!

Over and out,

//Russ

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