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Recap Update On My Season In New Zealand



Snowboarding News | Saturday November 26, 2011 | Shared By: Abby Lockhart

I have not blogged in a long time and thought i should get on to it!!

So last time i was on here was shortly after the world heli challenge, they had a later prize giving than the heli event, it was held in the wanaka town hall they put on an excellent night showing off all the awesome cinematography and photography from the event they also awarded the prizes. I was surprised and very stoked to be awarded the winner of the female snowboard over all.

The rest of my season went really well I did a couple of other contest which were super fun winter games Slope style and Big Air I cam in at a very close 4th on the slope day and ended up in second for the big air so i was quiet pleased with those results.


 Towards the end of the season Will and I decided to head to Mt Ruapehu and compete in the Extreme comp up there which is the first qualifier for the FTW (free ride world tour) we were lucky with the weather been nice and sunny, kind of had sketchy conditions other wise but made the most of it anyways, it was a 2 day contest on two different faces I ended up winning over all so was pretty pumped on that! It was just and awesome time going back to Whakapapa the mtn I first strapped a board on at! We hiked to the crater of the Mtn it was absolutely amazing such a special place!!

Me standing at the top of the face we rode on day one!!
Will and Phill at the crater of Mt Ruapehu
To finish off my season I took part in the spring training camp held up at cardrona I rode up there with the other 4 slope style girls Shelly G, Stefi L, Possum T, and Christy P, who are all killing it we are coached by Jody Blatchley hes great, I really enjoyed the camp and felt lucky to be apart of it!
I am still in wanaka saving up the money to head away on another winter. I am heading to Europe this summer its going to be amazing I will be doing some big mtn and some slope events over there. It will be a new and different experience and im super excited!
Ill be more regular on my blog once im back in the winter, thanks for reading :)

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