This weekend I was in Castleford for the British indoor championships. It was a rail slopestyle comp and was pretty sick! The setup this year was really good like always in Cas. First of all for the Youth mens category, we had a 2 run format best run counts to decide the age category places. My first run I did gap 270 onto the down rail into k fed on the side on down bar then into blind 450 off the up box and I messed up on the last feature up gap down box but still landed a run. The second run and I did the same but messed up on the k fed on the down bar but got the sw on 360 switch up 270 out on the last feature. I was a bit annoyed I didn’t manage to stomp the run I wanted but it was still ok and I ended up coming 3rd!
This year for the open category, which I was allowed to enter aswell, was a jam where you had to make it through each round, and each round was on a different part of the course. The first round was on the whole course for an hour and I was super stoked on my skiing that round, probably the best I’ve skied on rails! I did some 4’s on 2 off’s on the down box and a disaster on 2 out the down flat down. I made it through to the second round on the top part of the course which I was pretty stoked on, then in the 3rd round I got knocked out which meant I placed 7th overall which I was still pretty happy with. The format made it that you could hardly make a mistake as the level was so high and the jam was so short. I messed up 2 k feds on the down bar which was pretty annoying!
At night we hit up the flowrider wave machine which was the sickest thing ever, I highly recommend it!
Overall it was a really fun trip and I was stoked on my overall skiing except I would’ve liked to have done a bit better in the comp!
Looking forward to next year though. Now back to train at the gym and Bearsden dryslope!