Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
U.S. Open-09 is over and done. I ended up 2. behind Jamie Anderson who won the Open Series and cashed in 100 000 USD! She has been riding solid all season and unfortunately she got injured in the practise here so she couldn't ride. I really hope you feel better Jamie and I know that you will be back in no time continuing your awesome riding:) You definitely deserve the title.
I by the way, didnt land my backside 720 at the bottom jump and had to watch the finals from the tent. Bummer! I loved the course and the jumps and really wanted to ride the finals. Well, another contest coming up next week. Roxy Chicken Jam in Mammoth. I cant wait to ride there and through my 720 down.
Congrats Kjersti! She won the slopestyle and had a killer weekend winning her second Volvo of the season.
All in all I'm stoked on this week. Best results I ever had at the U.S. Open. Finishing 2nd overall is anyway a big step up for me:)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Next up is slope style.
Course looks good and Im excited to ride tomorrow.
Chanelle is teaching Kjersti and me how to cook (homemade meatballs.)
Oh my GOD!
I just got 2nd at the Quarterpipe night session here at the U.S.Open. Im so stoked. I don't really ride quarterpipe (kind of never) but I really wanted to enter this one. I looked so much fun during the day. Luckily it was a jam session. That made me get use to the in run, speed and the strong compression on my legs going off that big thing.
In the 5 last minutes of the session I finally got some hight on my mc. twist and landed it clean. That put me straight on 2nd place and podium. Yeah Yeah Yeah. My friend Kjersti got 1st so now we are celebrating with champagne!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thanks for checking in.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I came to La Molina yesterday to do a FIS world cup in Pipe here. Its on this weekend and it is one of the counting contests for the Olympics. For me, its all about reaching top 30 to make a spot for Norway. So I will hit you back with more information about how the training goes and how I'm doing!
Its not much to do here in our wooden old-stylish hotel. I guess I will be here bloging most of the time!
Check back later.
My Roxy team mates and I went to Turkey on a photo shoot last March. It was an amazing trip. I love that I'm able to experience different cultures when I travel around the world for snowboarding.
We had a couple of days in Istanbul and got to visit the Blue Mosk and the indoor bazaar. The people where very friendly but quite intense. It was "off season" for them and not that many tourists around, so I understood their anxious to sell us stuff. I bought a nice silver ring, silver necklace and some apple tea for my "water pipe"! It was really cheap:)
The snow conditions in Kartalkaya was amazing. It was dumping snow... too bad the resort was to "flat" to really enjoy it. We had to be creative and found a lot of fun jibs and things to ride on which gave us some nice photos for ADs.
I love bomb drops and was really happy to find a nice and high one from the hotel roof.
Gendle our filmer made a couple of pod casts from our Turkey trip. You should check them out in my pod cast video link in the left side menu.
For snowboard pictures, scroll all the way down.