Time to write a blog again! I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my Contest season. It is my obligation to tell you how I did up to today!
Well, I didn’t do a lot of contest lines, just one run at the FWQ 3* in Silvretta Montafon. Due to the lack of snow, to much snow, rain & storm ALL my contests, except from Silvretta have been canceled. I traveled France, Switzerland & Austria, coming home without any results. Making big expenses & cashing disappointments and just trying to keep up the motivation.
Maybe I just couldn’t believe I was really about to ride a contest but unfortunately I didn’t manage to make the best out of my FWQ 3* run in Silvretta Montafon. I was not in the right ‚concentration‘.
My run was all over very messy, from top till bottom. I wasn’t really ready at the start but I just went.. My first rock didn’t have a proper take off, so I skied past it. My second little feature had a complete flat landing, so I couldn’t take off and just skied it down mellow. Not really able to decide what to do next I just skied.. down.. straight.. With all of a sudden a short bright millisecond: Jump that little nose! Very unfortunate that this bright moment came at the moment I have the ’nose‘ on my left hand .. Mega turn and a slow little ‚hopp‘ to finish my ‚Forget-about-quickly-run‘.
The last bit of our hike was a little stressful for me as we had to climb down a few meters.. something I really do not like as I start to feel dizzy. Taking my skis off of my backpack, getting ready to start on the rocky, narrow edge just took me a bit to long. ‚Rider nr. 13!! Where are you heading?‘ Uhhmm… I will go riders-left.. ooh no wait, riders-right! ‚3,2,1..‘ Oh stop!! I will go in the middle!! ‚3, 2, 1, .. Rider 13 has started!‘
Forgot to turn my helmet camera on.. so no footage for you or me. I didn’t know what I just really did after I finished my run.. but the riders who where down, told me I did a great run (??!) So, why did I not really have any feeling about my run?! That only happens if it was not interesting.. disappointment struck me right away. I messed it up, this was not a worthy contest run and definitely not what I had in mind.
Ok let’s be honest, it’s not that easy.. it can’t be good every time and I still did make the 9th rank in a field of 14 very strong riders. Hazel Birnbaum – tour rider, won the contest and showed, like the other girls, a very strong run. My run was not going to keep up to theirs but still did with at least a few.. I stayed on my feet and had a great time at this perfect organized @Open Faces Freeride Contest!