Sunday, 28 March 2010
Nat ATTACK'S Europe!!!!
So having never experienced the shred outside of Scotland Natalie embarked on an EPIC trip to Switzerland and Tignes. Week 1 was with Synergy Snowsports on their first ever park tour 6 parks in 6 days!! Natalie was lucky enough to have won this trip from taking park in the Scottish Lowlander series, WOW!!!!
We went to Scuol, Lenzerheide, Davos, St Moritz, Laax and Arosa!! It is a totally different experience hitting snow park features coming from dry slope but is amazing, just not enough time to try out new things as as soon as you'd sorted your run in to the kicker or got the feel for the rails it was time to leave and off to the next park the following day!! It was inspiring going to all the parks and seeing the set ups and dudes riding there, getting an idea of the possibilities that each park feature held!!
So with the park tour done and dusted it was off on an EPIC 12 hour trip to Tignes, 5 trains later and I was there!! Staying with Ben Kinnear while out there doing some pre course BASI training with Alliance it was an amazing week for sure! Lot's improved with my riding on snow and I got to ride the European X-Games half pipe which I loved, it's so much fun :) The jib home with the Alliance crew was a highlight for sure and on the last day I got to ride some Tignes powder, such an amazing trip!!!!
Over the 2 weeks it really opened my eyes to what's out there and the possibilities with snowboarding. I think Rumbles had the right idea when he said Radstorm should do a season together, imagine all the rad shizzle we'd get up too, it would be AMAZING!! Although even a snow holiday somewhere would be good too!! As I did miss riding with you dudes!
Keep a look out for a vid of a rail run through the mini park in Laax!!!!