British Snowboard & Freeski Championship 2017

Big Air!

Hi guys,

I recently took a trip out to Laax, Switzerland to train and compete in the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships, The Brits!

In the first week we were trying to fix some runs together aswell as achieve new tricks we may not have tried before. The main trick I wanted to achieve while I was out there was an underflip which I managed to land within my first few days! I was super stoked on it and happy to get it done early on in the trip!

The Laax Superpipe!

The second was competition week. I competed in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air. First up was slopestyle, the weather was very bipolar and meant in the end we only got one run each. I was happy with my results placing 4th in U16 and 12th overall! Next, halfpipe where the weather was still poor but not as bad as the previous day. I placed 4th in my age group and 8th overall which I was happy with as I never ride halfpipe back in the Uk. Finally we had big air, the weather was perfect however I wasn’t having a great day and ended up placing 4th in the u16 and 17th overall.

Japan ‘grab’ in the Superpipe

Over the two weeks I had a great time and was so happy to have learnt new things including an Underflip which was one of my main goals for the trip. I would like to give a big thanks to James Webb and Rob Taylor for coaching me along with others over the two weeks. I was happy with most of my results and what I have learned!

Me and Webbo

Thanks as always to my sponsor Ski Olympic.

Mason

Laax Kicker Line

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British Indoor Slopestyle Championships 2016

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 15th October 2016 British Indoor Slopestyle Championships 2016 Chill Factore, Manchester Mason Flannery

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Hi guys,

Last weekend I competed in the British Indoor Slopestyle Championships at Chill Factore in Manchester. I had a really good day and was stoked to come 3rd in my ages category (U16) and 9th overall!

The main event was a jam session where I got to stage 3 out of 4.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 15th October 2016 British Indoor Slopestyle Championships 2016 Chill Factore, Manchester Under 16's men podium Mason Flannery (3rd), Jasper Klein (1st) Tom Greenway (2nd)

Under 16’s men podium Mason Flannery (3rd), Jasper Klein (1st) Tom Greenway (2nd) Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

At the end of the day, u12 and u16 competitors get 2 traditional slopestyle ‘individual’ runs.

My first run I came off two features early and only scored 47.00 points which meant it was all down to my second run which went to plan as I scored 63.50 points!

On my highest scoring run I did:

  1. Switch on to the rail.
  2. Lip slide on the pipe
  3. Front 270 out of the rail
  4. Switch 360 on the jump
  5. Switch on to switch out on the pipe (however I did intend to do a back 270 out but I wasn’t set right for it)

Overall I had a really good day and I can’t wait for the next two weekends as I’m skiing at Stoke this Saturday in The Charity JAM and then visiting London for the Ski and Snowboard Show the weekend after!

Team Ski Olympic Mason Flannery (3rd u'16 men) and Millie Wilkinson (2nd u'15 ladies) Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

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Mason Flannery (3rd u’16 men) and Millie Wilkinson (2nd u’15 ladies)
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Thanks as always to my sponsor Ski Olympic.

Mason

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English Slopestyle Championships 2016

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Bronze Medal in the 2016 English Slopestyle Championships at Chill Factore Manchester

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago I competed in the English Slopestyle Championships at Chill Factore in Manchester. I had a really good day and I was really happy with my placing! I came 3rd in my age category (U16) and 8th overall!

My first final run I did: switch on back 270 out, lip slide front 270 out, switch on to forwards, a 360 and a stall.

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Transfer Safety 180

My second run I did: switch on hand drag, lip slide, ski slide, transfer 180 and then a stall.

In my first run I scored 59 and in my second run I scored 55!

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On the podium with Haydn and Tom

Over all I had a great day and I was very happy with myself and the way I skied. Congratulations to Tom and Haydn who came first and second.

I’m  exited to be heading out to Cervinia in a few weeks for some summer skiing on the Zermatt glacier with British Freeski Camps, watch for the pix and video!

Thanks as always to my sponsor Ski Olympic.

Mason

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The Brits in Laax

Laax Halfpipe

Hi guys, I recently travelled out to Laax, Switzerland to compete in the British Freestyle Championships, The Brits!

I spent the first week with Andy Bennett and the the team from British Freeski Camps. It was the first time away from home on my own and first time flying without my parents, it was an interesting flight from Manchester to Zurich, a bit bumpy!

Pre run advice from coach Rob Machon

Pre run advice from coach Rob Machon

We spent the week training on rails, kickers and in the half pipe being coached by Andy. In addition to the skiing we had talks and demonstrations on fitness and nutrition as well as spending time in the brilliant Freestyle Academy Laax on trampolines and the airbag, check out the link, it was extremely fun and exiting!

Laax Halfpipe

Laax Halfpipe

The second week was the competition week. The first comp I competed in was slopestyle. After two days of waiting for the cloud to clear, the comp was called off and turned into a 3 run rail jam. I placed 24  out of 54. The second comp I competed in was half pipe where I was stoked to place joined 14th out of 34! It was the first time I had ridden the halfpipe, its massive, 22 foot high walls!

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Riding into the clouds!

It was disappointing that most of the competition day’s were affected by the weather but had a great 2 weeks learning new skills and skiing with the rest of the team. I would like to thank coaches Andy Bennett, Rob Machon, James Webb and Emma Lonsdale for looking after me in the first week and coaching me over the 2 weeks. I had a really good time and hope to have more opportunities like that next season!

The Brits - Laax - Switzerland - 2016

Concentration before the rail jam!

Thanks as always to my sponsor Ski Olympic.

Mason

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Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 7th April 2016 The Brits Laax, Switzerland Mason Flannery Slopestyle

Rail Jam in the cloud

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Bangers and Cash!

The Brits - Laax - Switzerland - 2016

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Jumps and Spins in Paradiski

Vallandry - Les Arcs - France

At Les Arcs Snow Park Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

Had a really good week in Vallandry with the Ski Olympic team. Winter finally arrived on our last day with lots more snow forecast for January. The pisteurs and park team did a great job making some features despite the lack of early season snow, here’s my edit from a great week in Paradiski.

Go and check out Ski Olympic’s website and book yourself a great ski holiday with them in the French Alps!

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British Freeski ‘camper’ of the Year!

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 12th September 2015 British Freeski Camp Camper of the year 2014/15 Mason Flannery pictured with coaches Becky and Any Bennett

Me with coaches Becky and Andy Bennett

Hi guys

So recently I was awarded ‘Camper Of The Year’ by British Freeski Camps. I was presented with a pair of Faction Kennedy skis, a Faction jacket, Faction ski pants and a British Freeski Camps t-shirt.

I would like to thank every one at British Freeski Camps for nominating me and presenting me with such amazing prizes. I’ve had my Marker Griffon bindings mounted and really enjoyed riding them at Snozone, Castleford.

Over the year I’ve really enjoyed getting coached by Beckyand Andy Bennett and everyone else over at British Freeski Camps at Halifax and Rossendale. I feel that I’ve improved a lot and i can’t wait to put these new skills into practice during the British Indoor Slopestyle Championships (The Brits) next month.

Again thanks to Ski Olympic for their sponsorship

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 12th July 2015 British Freeski Camp Rossendale. Mason Flannery

Becky coaching on the Rossendale kicker.

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Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 16th November 2014 British Freeski Camp Halifax Ski and Snowboard Centre British Freeski Coach Becky Bennett with Mason Flannery

Becky and Mason at Halifax

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High over Rossendale!

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July On The Dry Slopes!

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Rainbow Grinding! © Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

Hi guys,

I haven’t competed in a while but I’ve still been doing a lot of skiing! I’ve been at place such at Halifax, Castleford, Gloucester, Rossendale, Tamworth and Hemel.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 12th July 2015 British Freeski Camp Rossendale. Mason Flannery

Safety Grab © Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

I’ve been getting a lot of coaching at Halifax (Joe Tyler) and Rossendale (British Freeski Camps). Then I’ve just been having some fun sessions up at the other places.

At Gloucester there was an air bag where I attempted my first backflip and 720! It was a fun day and I can’t wait to get up there again to try some more tricks into the air bag.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 26th July 2015 Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre. Airbag event. Mason Flannery, airbag

Gloucester Airbag © Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

Unfortunately I’ve recently cracked the edge of my Armada Bdog’s which means that they are not very suitable for hitting rails, this has meant that I’m now riding on a pair of Armada Alpha X’s and I’m so happy with them!

Waxing the Armada Alph X

Waxing the Armada Alpha X © Mason Flannery

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English Slopestyle Championships 2015

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 6th June 2015 English Slopestyle Championships 2015 Chill Factore, Manchester. Mason Flannery

A ‘clean’ 3 off the kicker

Hi guys

On Saturday I competed in the English Slopestyle Championships at Chill Factore in Manchester. It was very enjoyable day and everyone did very well.

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Chillin’ with my mates

We started off with a 2 hours practise trying to get as many runs in as possible and get 2 runs ready for the qualification round. Next was the qualifications where everyone had to do two runs each, the top 12 made the finals.
Unfortunately I didn’t make the finals but I was only a few points away from it.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 6th June 2015 English Slopestyle Championships 2015 Chill Factore, Manchester. Mason Flannery

Gas Pipe!

Overall I came 16th out of 40 In the males skier and I am so happy with my results and already looking forward to the next competition.

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Rail Work!

Thanks to Ski Olympic for their support.

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Individual runs, best of 2 in qualification.