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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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Europeans-Exciting Stuff

Hi guys I recently competed at th e European Championships in Dnipro, Ukrain and it was amazing. I skied well for my first Europeans coming 9th in slalom, 11th in trick and getting a new PB in Jump of 13.9m.

My first event was trick on the first day of the competition. I was in series two and was third off the dock in my catagory. I skied well getting my second highest trick score of the year, but despite this I was still one place of the final by 170 points coming 11th when 10 go through to the final. However this was still reasonably happy with my ski and the score counted for the team overall.

On the next day I had my slalom preliminary round and was 7th off the dock in series one. In this round I didn’t have a great ski only getting 2 @ 13m which at the time I didn’t think was enough to make the final as it looked like the cut off was      2.5 @ 13. At this point I was devastated as slalom is my main event. However partway through the round, as others had bad skis, we realised that I would be in a four way run off for the final with two free places! This meant that at the end of the series I had to go to the start dock and ski again but this time starting at 14m. There were four of us who wanted the spaces but only two spots in the final so we flipped a coin to decide the order. I got to ski second after a Swiss girl. She went out and scored 1 @ 13 which is a very good score straight of the dock with no warm up passes and quite unusual for a run off. Once she came back into the dock it was my turn no I was determined to get into the final. I skied really well in the conditions also getting 1 @ 13 meaning that if the next two girls didn’t beat that score I was in the final. He next girl who went out skied well but only got 5 @ 14m which was good news for me, however the final girls to ski also got 1 @ 13 which meant we had to do another run off with the remaining three competitors!

I was second off the dock again after the same Swiss girl who skied extreamly well again getting he same side as before, 1 @ 13m. This meant that I had to do a better score or risk another run off. However I also skied the same score as the first skier again meaning that if the last Ukrainian girl beat or matched the score we would have to do another run off! We were all extreamly nervous on the dock waiting to see what the last girl scored and tried not to show how happy we were when she missed 14m meaning that I was in the final!!!

On the day of the slalom finial I had to get up at 6am as I was second off the dock. There was no other skiers at the site when we arrived and the lake was completely flat, perfect conditions. I went down to the dock and waited for my turn.  Was after the same Swiss girl and in the run off and after her ski it was my turn. It wasn’t my best ski but I was still very pleased getting 2.5 @ 13m putting me in 9th place!

On Thursday I had my jump preliminary with the three other British U14 girls. I was first off the dock and jumped 13.9 m which was a new PB, I was extremely happy with this as I have only started Jump this year and was not able to train at all at my home club JB as the ramp is being fixed.

Overall I am extremely pleased with how I skied coming 6th as a team with all of us contributing with at least one discipline. It was a great experience which I thoughrouly enjoyed and hope I have again.

Thank you to my coaches John Battleday and Jodi Fisher for all the training and support.

 

#jodisskiskool    #JBSki

 

 

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Three Sisters Wigan Competition

Last weekend I competed at the competition at Three Sister up in Wigan. I had a great comp getting 5 PBs across 7 rounds of slalom, trick and jump.

After two days at squad training at  South Lake I travelled up to Wigan for the competition. On the first day I had three rounds of slalom, my favourite event. in the first round I got 2 @ 13 m which was a solid score but one I wanted to build on in the next rounds. The second round went extremely well, I got 4 buoys at 13 which was a new PB and beat my previous British Record by 1 buoy! I then matched this score in the second round so it was a very successful day! Well done to Amy Whaling for also getting a PB of 2 @ 13 and Lucy Roberts for getting a PB of 1.5 @ 13!

The next day started with the 2 trick rounds. I was desperate to stand up my new trick run seeing as it had gone so badly at Nationals, but as my coaches John Battleday and Jodi Fisher said after Nationals, “All the best kids fall” and “Everything happens for a reason” and in the first round I got a PB of 2360! I was extremely pleased with this as it meant almost all of my tricks had scored! The next round I had an even better ski scoring all my tricks apart from my wake 5 meaning I got another PB of 2650! Well done again to Amy Whaling who also got a PB of 2530.

The last event was jump and, for me, the most pressuring event of the comp as I had to jump at least 12m to qualify for Europeans the following week. My first jump did not go so well, only scoring 11.1m but I had 2 more jumps that round and after deciding to cut to the ramp a bit later I managed to score 13.2m meaning I had qualified to jump at Europeans! This meant that I could relax for the next round and have some fun!My next jump was even better scoring 13.8m and getting another PB! Well done to Amy for also getting a PB of 13.8 and to Lucy for jumping a well earned PB of 23m, Amy and I have some catching up to do!

Thank you to Three Sisters Waterski Club for hosting the event and John Battleday, Arron Davies and Jodi Fisher for all the support and training and Tony Munro for the photos 📸

 

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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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Nationals

Hi guys!

Nationals this year was so fun! Not only were all my skiing friends there (Amy Whalling and Dani Halford for their first time) but I got a PB in jump and a PB and British Record in slalom and coming second in overall!

Before the competition I hadn’t done any jump training because the ramp at JB is still being referbed which meant I haven’t been able to progress as much as I would have liked to. Despite this I still had good jumps and came in 3rd place behind Lucy Roberts and Amy Whaling.

Tricks didn’t go so well. After falling on my second trick in the preliminary on my hand run I did a prefect toe run with just one trick not scored as it was out of time putting me second place coming into the final. However in the final I fell on my first and trick and third toe trick putting me in third place in tricks as well as jump. I was devastated but had the slalom finals in the afternoon and had to put trick s behind me.

I was extremely nervous for the slalom finals after my tricks that morning and my preliminary’s hadn’t gone well as my ski released around 2 on 14 m, however only Lilli Deste had a good prelim getting a Personal Best of  0.5 at 13m which meant I was still in second place.

After Arron Davies tightened my reflex binding for my to make sure it didn’t pre-release I went out to ski. After my disastrous tricks that morning I had an amazing slalom final getting a new British Record and personal best with 3 buoys at 13m! I was extremely pleased with this and it was an amazing end to the week (although I felt I could have got further down 13).

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