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Ice Skating

When I’m not training at JB Ski I am a the ice rink working on jumps and spins to help with my skiing (and its really fun!).

I think that ice skating has helped a lot with water skiing as I have developed  good balance to do jump and many of the principles are the same or similar. I think that when you do a sport competitively, it is important to not only do that sport but continue or start others that can help to develop your skills even further.

Thank you so much to my ice skating coach Roland!

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My First Year of Jump

I have really enjoyed learning and competing in jump this year and I want to say a big thank you to Jodi Fisher to lending me the skis for free, thank you so much! I love being a three eventer and being involved in all the disciplines and overall scores.  After two years of riding the skis it is thrilling to  actually jumping and I am really excited to continue working hard to improve over the next years!

Also and big thanks to Richard Mattos and Mark Burridge for all the work they have done in getting the jump back in at JB Ski and John Battleday for all the coaching!Jump 4Jump 1Molly in jump gear-minJodi Ski Skool Ski's-min

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Jodi’s world Tour

On Thursday the 2nd of August I went all the way to Denham Waterski Club with Dani Halford and Emily Newsome to train with Jodi. We had a great time and Jodi’s coaching was amazing as always, giving me loads of help on my gates to help me run 13 more often.

I had three skis with Jodi and did  two slaloms and one trick. After nationals we were just working on getting my confidence back on tricks and I had a really good set just practicing my runs and working on my wake 540.

Slalom was also very good. We stayed on longer line lengths and worked on technique and my gate pull out to help me get wide enough . This will help me to run shorter rope lengths, especially in competition.

Thank you to Jodi for all the amazing coaching and Denham ski club for hosting the day.

 

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So many comps!

Hi guys! I have been at competitions for the past few weeks and have been having a great time. My friend and glidesoul sister Amy Whaling has been competing with me and we have both been getting great scores. At Oxford Water Ski I had a good comp getting    1 @ 13m at 52kmph. However I had to pull out after the first round of trick as I was sick which was really disappointing. It also meant that I couldn’t train for jump at Gosfield the next weekend!

At the next comp at Gosfield I did really well, matching my PB in slalom in challenging conditions, scoring 2200 in trick and jumping 11m. I was really happy will all my scores but want to beat my score in slalom this weekend at Hazelwood!

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Jump Practice

My half term wasn’t spent revising, or relaxing in the sun. It was spent on the water learning to go over the Jump.

I have to be a ‘three eventer’ if I want to get on the British team, but it takes a lot of work, and training for three separate events takes up a  lot of time and energy, both mental and physical.

So at half term my friend Amy and I went up to Hazelwood Ski World to learn to jump together. Amy is on the squad too as well as Lucy and Tom, who ski at Hazelwood’s regularly, so it was great for all of us to be together. Hazelwood’s is famous for developing great jumpers, and has a world wide reputation for producing great skiers, so I was really happy to be able to learn from Rob Hazelwood.

We got there on the first day and the conditions were not great – raining, overcast and a bit cold! I started at 32 kph with the jump at 4 ft 6 inches. Rob held the rope at shoulder height to make the landing easier. It was the first time I’d jumped since Florida and my second ever time going over the ramp. My Mum was so nervous she could hardly watch, but I felt pretty good about it all.

 

 

Amy and I both had a really good start, landing jumps in our first sets. Over the two days we slowly increased speed and ramp height so we were jumping at competition level. We were both so happy and had a lot of fun! After we had finished jumping Amy, Lucy, Emma and I went tricking together on the back lake. It was so fun to trick with all of them and a great end to the two days.

Thank you to Jodi Fisher for lending me jump skis which are light and easy to control going over the jump. I would not be able to do this without his on going support.  And also thanks to John Battleday for nearly two years of  making me ride the skis so I could control them properly.