Chloe is in her final year at Nottingham Trent uni but still finds loads of time to shred whilst keeping up with her degree. She’s already had a couple of weeks away this winter including Mayrhofen as well as an invitational training weekend in Laax with GB Red Bull riders Katie Summerhayes and Paddy Graham. Keep an eye on this one ladieez !
Hemel snowdome’s biggest fan has put up another edit! Every time we catch up with Rachael she has learnt a whole handful of new tricks. Her rail game is right up there as UK female freeski goes making this fun and fresh edit whole heartedly worth a watch! We look forward to seeing much more of this gal in the future and expect to see a cracking edit next year after her winter season in Mayrhoffen.
Check out this edit from Rachael Walsh compiled of footage from La Plagne, Mont Tremblant, Hemel Snowdome and Calshot dry slope. Switch 270 on 270 off the boxes; not bad for a university graduate who started ramps and rails only just over a year ago..!
In The Shadow of Men
When scrolling through forums on newschoolers you’ll always come across at least one remark from a faceless person claiming women can hold nothing to the men when it comes to park and pipe. This is pretty much true though. When it comes to competitions men are throwing down far more than the girls, but there are reasons for this. A French freestyle coach I was chatting to recently said that women will never be as good as the men simply because we “carry our weight on our hips” and not our shoulders. This lack of strength up top apparently means that it is harder for women to set and hold rotations. Whether this is the entire truth to the divide between women and men’s skiing I am unsure…
Follow the link for the article Female Freeskiing – A Guy’s Game? by Sophie Offord, an up and coming skier at the Univeristy of Leeds
Big up Anna Vincenti who’s had an awesome start to the year coming 6th at the Austrian Freeski open; only a few points behind Canada’s Maude Raymond and also following UK’s Katie Summerhayes who came 2nd in the same competition.
Anna also came 2nd in the BRITS in March and an incredible 9th in the Junior World Champs held in Italy this year.
- Round up of the Brits (ipoynton.wordpress.com)
- day 3 brits (ipoynton.wordpress.com)