I am so stoked to announce I had my first day on my snowboard over the Easter holidays. It’s been a long 3.5 months of work in the gym but I am glad to see its paying off as I am making a fast recovery. I got to go and cruise around the slopes of Geilo, Norway with family and friends! It’s on the mend and I can’t wait to start jumping again soon. Here are a few snaps of the family and me on my first day back on snow. :) Now I am back to the gym for 2 weeks, then it’s off to Austria stay tuned!
I am just back to Holland for some rehab on my knee, it’s going really well and I am excited about my progress and getting back on snow as soon as possible. I have been spending a lot of time in the gym and I am now walking around without my crutches and working on my strength.
At the start of the week I headed over to Munich, for Ispo. It was a great chance to catch up with all of my sponsors see some friends who stopped off at Ispo before the next contest, do a few interviews and some signings and take a few days off my rehab! I had a signing with Vans and we celebrated 20 years of Vans boots, was really cool to see the Vans crew, I checked in at Nitro and talked about my new board, Volcom had a huge mini ramp in the centre! The Celtek stand was rad so many sick gloves, check out my new model up top! Really cool to see my signature models out there!
In other news I am really excited to announce about a new sponsor, I had a breakfast meeting with Planet Sports, they are stepping in with some great support and I am excited to work further with them on my filming projects and future endeavors leading into the Olympics! They also have a great team of riders so I am stoked to be on board with such a positive store!
Hope your all having a fun season, make sure you do a pow turn for me, it’s dumping in Europe!
I am currently back in Holland after just having to undergo ACL surgery, not the most pleasant experience of my life, but it’s done and I am feeling good about it. I am really happy that we managed to get the surgery done straight away after finding out last miniute the day before I was due to fly home that my ACL was gone.
Last week at the first day of Dew Tour training I managed to come up super short on the second jump, the conditions were not the best however I was stoked with the course and enjoying my riding so just started progressing through the course. At first, I had all the tests for my knees and nothing came up with the physical tests, so the diagnosis 2 badly bruised heels. So I started out hobbling around on crutches for 4 days, the pain in my knees didn’t go. A huge thanks to the National team, they have been super supportive and got me sorted with an MRI, flying home and then straight in for a succesful operation. Good news is I got an upgrade on the way back with good friend Gary Greenshields shame that I have to hurt myself to fly business!
Now it’s mission recovery and I am feeling really positive about nailing it and getting back to snow for New Zealand, stay tuned as I am going to update you on my progress and a filming project I have up my sleeve.
Have a great Christmas.