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The First Comp of the Year!

Last weekend I was up in Lincoln of the first competition of the year at PWTC. It was a great comp and I got some good scores, but I’m hoping to improve them at the next competitions. The first round of tricks was okay, I got a perfect hand run scoring everything but did all the wrong tricks for my toe run so did not score highly in that, in the other two trick rounds my hand run was not as good but my toe run scored higher. I was hoping to score more but I stood up all my runs which was what I mainly wanted to do at this competition.

The next day we slalomed and I was very pleased with my first round score of 5@14m 55kph, although a bit annoyed! The next round didn’t go so well as I realised that I had left my impact vest down at the main dock just before I went out. Thanks to Myles who lent me his impact vest so I could ski! In the last round I got into 14m again getting 2 buoys. It wasn’t quite what I as hoping for but I was still happy with my performance.

After slalom had finished we all went on the new aqua park opening in May. Thank you to Lincoln Aqua Park for letting us all go on for free, it was the perfect end to a great weekend!

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Thank you to all the judges and officials who helped make the competition so great and to my coaches John Battleday and Jodi Fisher for all the training!

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The GB Squad

I’m so exited and proud to have made the British Squad again  in my first year in the Under 17 Girls category! I’ve been working really hard over the winter and this is a great start to the season. I’m so exited for my first competition next weekend and to post some scores at 55 kph!

Well done to everyone else who made the squad, especially Dani Halford, Lilli Deste and Stella Gamski for making the squad for the first time.

IMG_0754.jpgThank you to Jodi Fisher for all the coaching in Florida and to John Battleday for all the work over winter and last summer!

Stuff, Training

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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Hazelwood Competition

Hi Guys

At the weekend I competed at Hazelwood Ski World in a three event comp. The wind was very strong but I still got a good score in the second round at 1 @ 13m in the second round after not running 14m in the first – can’t believe I got 5.5 buoys but didn’t make it through the gates. I was pretty please with 1@13  because I’ve not slalomed trained between comps.

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In trick I got good scores but could have done a lot better. My toe runs we the best they have ever been and I scored every single one of my tricks in the tun in the second round. However my hand runs were not so good. Most of my wake tricks were flat which doesn’t normally happen and cost me a lot of points, but both my scores were over 2000 which I am very pleased about.

 

In jump I did well. In the second round I matched my PB from the Gosfield comp of 11m and got all my other scores from both rounds into 10m. All my jumps were solid and I landed all of them. I’m a long way off some of the other girls but I’m happy that I’m solid right now.

Mid air

During the comp all the selectors were watching and deciding the team which was very nerve racking but after the comp we all swam in the back lake to cool down and had loads of fun jumping in off the high decking!

Thank you to George and Flo Hazelwood for running the comp and John Battleday and Arron Davies for all the coaching.