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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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!

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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

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Becky coaching on the Rossendale kicker.

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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.

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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.

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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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Bank Holiday Shredding!

Halifax 'sunset' shred!

Halifax ‘sunset’ shred!

Hi guys, had a really good bank holiday weekend shredding!

On Thursday I went up to Chill Factore for the Grom Camp. Friday I skied at Snozone Castleford, Saturday Halifax Ski Centre for a sunset session……….got my 540’z dialled, nice! Day off on Sunday and then went to my friend Jacobs to ride his garden gib on Bank Holiday Monday.

Back Garden Jib

Back Garden Jib

Fantastic weekend, really loving my sport at the moment!

Mason

Halifax 'sunset' shred!

Halifax ‘sunset’ shred!

Garden Jibbin'

Garden Jibbin’

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Salomon Grom Camps 2015

Me and Woodsy

Me and Woodsy

Hi guys, recently I’ve been attending the Salomon Grom Camps getting coached by Pat Sharples, Becky Bennett, Josh Fawcett, Katie Summerhayes and James ‘Woodsy’ Woods.

It’s been so good learning new tricks. I’ve learned front surface switch up, switch on front two out of the pipes and also switch on front swap out of the pipes. Then sessions so far have been at Chill Factore and Tamworth Snow Dome.
A big thank you to all the coaches for there help and I can’t wait for the ones in the future.
Mason

K-Jam 2015

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Grab on the roller!

Hi guys, I recently competed in K-jam 2015 at Kendal Snowsports Club.

It was an extremely good day and super fun. It started off with the main jam, everyone was throwing down hard but when it came to the final, only very few of us got through……………..and i made it to the final!
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Concentration on a rail!

In the final everyone kept jamming and the judges took in the scores. Unfortunately i didn’t podium but well done to Justin Taylor-Tipton, Tom Greenway and Arthur Holmes who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the under 16 age category (my category).
Overall it was a great day and i was just supper stoked to be able to reach the finals!
Thanks always to the team at Ski Olympic for their ongoing support.
Mason
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Hitting the kicker

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Love the Big Balls Collective bib!

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British Freeski Camps

Hi guys recently I’ve been to two British Freeski Camps being coached by Becky Bennett and Tyler Harding.
The first session was at Halifax. It was a good day and i was practising my grabs off the big kicker for half the session. The second half of the session i was practising my 360 so the they were perfect before i take them to 540.
The second session was at Rossendale. It was a very fun day and my first ever time at Rossendale. i was so happy that i was doing my 360 off the big kicker and landing them!
Happy to say i’m now landing my 540’s and looking forward to taking them on to bigger kickers.
Mason

Snozone ‘After Hours’ Photo Shoot

Hitting a rail at the ‘after hours’ photo and video shoot

Hi Guys, so recently I was chosen to go and ride at Snozone Castleford at the after hours photo shoot. It was a great experience as there were so many amazing riders there including a few team GB riders including Katie Summerhayse, Tyler Harding and Molly Summerhayse.

I was stoked that i had this opportunity and i hope i get more opportunities like this in the future.

Mason

Nike Rail

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