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

In action Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

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

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

Thanks as always to my sponsor Ski Olympic.

Mason

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Snozone Testimonial

 

Hi Guys

Here’s a video testimonial that i’ve just shot for Snozone, Castleford promoting their freestyle nights on Thursday’s and Friday’s.

Check it out!

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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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.

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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.

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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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!
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 9th May 2015 K-Jam 2015 The Kendal Snowsports Club Mason Flannery

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

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 9th May 2015 K-Jam 2015 The Kendal Snowsports Club Mason Flannery

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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