Perisher Slopestyle Night Series….Event One

25 Jul

Saturday night was the first of 3 night series competitions at Perisher.  You accumulate points throughout the 3 events and get an overall placing at the end. Bellow is a pic of the park crew building the slopestyle course:

The park was rebuilt especially for the comp, and it was a REALLY good set up….but quite intimidating at the same time…. all the features had been taken up a notch for the comp. It was my first night time comp too, so a very different experience!

A lot of the Australian pros were there and it was turning into quite a big event. I found out that the whole of the Australian Roxy team were going to be there, including Torah Brights sister Abby (see pic bellow)…. so I was pretty much sh****g myself!!!!!!

My first run seriously sucked! I was so nervous. I went for a safety run but fell twice. I was a bit bummed out but then figured I was prob last place now anyway so I had nothing to to loose! So I relaxed a little more, went for a better second run and managed to stay on my feet, yey!!!

This is the only pic i’ve found of me so far…think I was going for a Tail Grab???!!!

Our friends that we normally ride with were doing it too, and they def helped to calm me down a bit, so thank you Jed and Harley!!!!  Harley and Jed did amazing. Jed (the peoples champion!!!) won some goggles for doing a sick back 7 and Harley did such a solid run with his stezzy style, and stomped every single trick. So I was really stoked for our little crew : )

Jed Davidson, the peoples champion!!!!!!!

I came 3rd place which I was so so happy with. I really couldn’t believe it! The standard was so high and I think I was just really lucky to be honest. The chicks here seriously kill it!! Relieved its all over now, but I really need to step things up for the next one I think!

Im really superstitious and this is spooky…….I had bib number 40 in both comps this week and came 3rd in both……so now I feel like I need to get bib 40 every comp now for good luck!!!!

Oh and if anyone has any tips on how to control nerves ( not including vodka, I’ve tried this) please let me know!!!

Here is a video that shows some of the event, ill post the official vid when it comes out

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3 Responses to “Perisher Slopestyle Night Series….Event One”

  1. jacky shaw blundell 29/07/2011 at 12:12 AM #

    good luck to you

  2. jacky shaw blundell 29/07/2011 at 12:11 AM #

    Katie jamaican rum should work better than vodka at least you will feel no pain

    • Katie Blundell 29/07/2011 at 10:23 PM #

      haha, thank you Jacky!!! hope you and the rest of the family are doing well. would love to visit one day : ) x x x x x x x

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