Guest Blog: Justin TT
Posted on July 13 2015
The month of June saw me traveling around the UK, from Derby to Glasgow and places in between doing some competitions and training, with the help of my personal chauffeur (dad).
My first competition this month was The English Slopestyle Championships, which was held at the Chillfactore, on the 6th of June. I had such a sick time competing with my friends and chilling in-between runs. The competition was run as a two run format for both qualifications and finals. I was stoked to come 1st in the under 16’s category and to become 1st Overall Male Ski with the help of my Coach Joe Tyler (JT). The day was a long, but a very fun day at the indoor Manchester setting.
Only a few days later my next competition was the Enviro Jam, which was held at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead, on the 12th of June. It was run as a jam format, so I rode with my friends none stop from start to finish. I was so happy to come 2nd in under 16’s and to learn 450 on to forwards. It was such a fun competition.
The week after, I competed at Go Big or Go Home which was held at Bearsden Glasgow, on the 20th of June. It was one of the best competitions I have been to all year. Held as jam format on the jump with spot prizes on the rails. I had such a fun time skiing with my friends none stop all day. It was so fun to just do almost every trick I have on the jumps like corks, rodeos, switch rodeos and screamin seaman tricks. I was stoked to come 1st in the under 16’s category and I can’t wait to do it again, also thanks to Antix for lending me a phone to film some tricks with.
This month I have had two nights of training up at Halifax Ski Slope, where I have been training with my coach Joe Tyler. I was working on my unnatural underflips and working on getting some steazy grabs.
During June I won the Ski the Kingdom insta-jam by getting the most likes on the picture they put up of me at Warmwell Jam in May. It was really good to catch up with Ski the Kingdom at The English Slopestyle Championships and at the Enviro Jam.
Last weekend I went to Loughborough University for a dry land training session with Nick Jones and Ian Findlay, where the Park and Pipe Academy were put through our paces, made to think a little and learn some valuable information.
Stoked to receive my Sports aid Funding and to again be supported by The Rob George Foundation, thanks to both organizations I can attend Summer Camp in the mountains at Saas-Fee, Switzerland in a few weeks, can’t wait to hit the snow.
I am really stoked to announce the news that I am now in The National Academy for Park and Pipe and that I will be training with The National Academy this summer. Really looking forward to it.