http://mpora.com/videos/UpH9GYHKa Believe it or not, young Mr Nicholls had never really hit a proper powder kicker before this season... I know, it seems incredible - his riding is impressively mature for his years - but it's true. This little video shows his first ever pow kicker session, and the kid couldn't be in better company - alongside his team manager James Stentiford, he had seasoned kicker experts Scott McMorris and Johno Verity to show him the ropes. This video shows the three of them slaying the shit out of their creation...and Jamie getting his stoke on properly when he lands his first trick.

During a lull in the session, the filmer, a certain Mr Stewart Monk of reelfunmedia.com, happily had the presence of mind to follow James Stentiford off on a little mission of his own, as he went to check out the line he'd ride for the following day's Freeride Comp. Stenti ended up finishing third, and looking at this line we're not surprised - it's gnarly as hell! A good day all round then...