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

@masonpixx

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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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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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#snowparkcas

@masonpixx

Joe Tyler Performance Freeski Coaching

Freekski Camp - Halifax Ski and Snowboard Centre

Tail Grab

Hey guys on Sunday I took another trip up to the Halifax Ski and Snowboard Centre to do a 3 and a half hour session at the Joe Tyler Performance Freeski Coaching session. It was a really good session and everyone did really well.

Freekski Camp - Halifax Ski and Snowboard Centre

360

I was working on taking my 360 bigger and faster and also I did a few unnatural 180’s and a switch 180 as well!

Freekski Camp - Halifax Ski and Snowboard Centre

Fun on the lift!

A big thank you to Joe Tyler for all his help and motivation and just a really good day skiing in general!

@masonpixx