22/10/2008 | by Melanie Schönthier
Photos: Jools Smith.
On the 27th September I set off to the British Snow Tour, held at Milton Keynes. This time it was the Quiksilver British Big Air Championships. The day started well and the jump opened for practice at around 10 O’clock. I had plenty of practice and was ready for the qualification runs. We had 2 runs, and it was best run counts. On my first run I put down a solid Backside 720 Melon, which I was pleased with. The second run I opted to go switch which is the opposite way to what I ride normally, I did a Cab 720 mute but came up short and hit the knuckle of the jump due to a lack of speed. At around Half 2 in the afternoon I found out that I qualified in first place, which was great. We had 2 runs same as qualification and it was best run count. For my first run I went for the backside 720 but I fell so pressure was on to land my next trick. For my second run I didn’t know really what to do, I felt the pressure for my second run because the standard of riding was unbelievable even through the whole day. so I was last to drop and had an amazing run landing a backside 900. I was so pleased at the end of the day and I got 1st place in the Youth category and 1st place in the men’s, This was overall out of all the men, I was so pleased.