First off I had a sweet photo shoot with Derek Morrison from Adventure Media Group and got some amazing shots! So keep a look out for them in the next wee while.
|B roll shot from Derek.|
The day after the shoot I flew up to Auckland for the NZDJO. My mate Jim (who happens to be the best badminton player in NZ) picked me up and we headed out to woodhill. It didn't take long to get used to the jumps as they were pretty much the same as the year before with only afew speed differences.
|Photo by Christian Wafer|
Finals came around and I decided to try fronty the stepdown as I really felt like doing a fronty but didn't want to risk it over the big jump. I threw it twice and got worked but was allgood, was an awesome crash though!
Video of Crash from Jim
In the end Lewis Jones cleaned up with Phil Mclean and Chris Beverland in 2nd and 3rd. It was awesome the see Chris up there as hes been ripping forever but I haven't seen him on a podium before. I ended up getting 4th and Elmo Cotter 5th (although I thought we got 4th equal). I defiantly didn't deserve to do any better than I did as I concentrated to much on afew big tricks rather than tricking every jump every run, I've learnt from my mistakes though.
Highlights for me were Tanis perfect 3wips and 3tables to ET, Phils superwip and Nick Dethridges 3 Bar.
Next stop for me, Claymore Challenge hopefully!