BRITS 2019 Day 3 Roundup

Day 3 of the British Championships in Laax

With the weather being the cruel and capricious mistress she often is the tentative schedule was scrapped early on, and Thursdays comp was written off due to high winds and a gigantic dump of late season snow. This meant that Friday saw the Halfpipe contest abandoned to make room for Slopestyle, with snowboard and ski joining forces like one happy family with a penchant for jumping around in the snow.

Seeing as the weather was kicking up a fuss on Thursday we made the executive decision to head into the Laax Freestyle Academy. If you’ve not been before, imagine Disneyland meets Tony Hawk’s house. Laax have this state of the art facility available for anyone after an induction and you couldn’t have a better place for aspiring snowboarders. With airbags, snowflex, trampolines and airtracks it’s the ultimate place to try and stomp new tricks.

The park crew had managed the behemoth task of clearing all the fresh snow and shaping the slopestyle course back to its world class condition. A layer of cloud had hidden the sun from the bottom of the gondola, but as we ascended we punched through and were treated to a blue bird sky, with nary a cloud in sight.

PC: Motion Stoppers | Matty McCormick shooting for the moon

Big man Matty McCormick stomped through with the top spot in qualifiers and came out swinging on the last run of the day with a line so stylish it was asked to appear on the front cover of Vogue. He sailed away with the overall gold medal, followed up by the Waite brothers with Harry just beating George for the silver.

Pint sized punk Mia Brookes continued her podium sweep and her cab 540 to backside 720 left the audience and judges catching flies, managing to land it cleanly despite getting buffeted by the mounting wind. Coming in hot for silver was Cerys Allen, and we had Amy Casswell rounding it up with the bronze. Mia’s dominance isn’t surprising to anyone who’s had the pleasure of seeing her ride, and we’re amped to see where she takes her growing bag of tricks (and lego) over the next few years.

PC: Motion Stoppers | Mia Brookes cleans up

The Brits 2019 was packed to the nipples with power, flair and style, and was a showcase of just how strong the UK talent pool is. Jagermeister flowed like a majestic brown waterfall, beer was consumed like it was going out of fashion and schnapps made its mark on many a porcelain bowl. There were corks a-plenty, flips for days and enough blood spilled to appease the mountain gods- The British Championships has wrapped for another year. And we’re already counting down until 2020.


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