I crawl out of bed on morning of the 22nd super stoked on the weekend that was about to go down at Martock. I throw on my gear and out the door I go to Shania the S10 (best truck ever, hands down). The short 10 minute drive to Martock from my house feels like it's taking forever... I just want to be at the hill getting everything set up for the FEAST clinics that day!
I arrive shortly after 8 and start looking for Natasha and Craig to see where I am needed. The snow is falling, its somewhere around -2 and life is awesome. I find them heading up from the lodge to Tasha's car to get everything unloaded. I quickly run to the shack and throw on my boots then we get to work setting up banners for the day! The park is looking awesome by 9am, but there's still some work left to do... Craig however takes over so Natasha can go inside and start registration and I go in and grab breakfast because I coach the Pro Girls team at 9:30 with Alexe!
Pro Girls went awesome and for the last half hour we join Natasha in the park for the intermediate clinic. The park is bumpin' with Steph's awesome playlist, so I'm just dancing and having fun the whole time. With only two girls registered, they got lots of one on one time and were KILLING it by the end of the day! Working on front boards and 180 on 180 off.
Soon it's lunch time, so I head up to the ol' Martock lodge and grab something to shove in my stomach. Before I know it, the beginner clinic has started and I'm running outside to meet up with Natasha and the rest of the girls!
Beginners? Pfft, you wouldn't think that by the end of the day! We had the girls working on hitting the two boxes on the bunny hill park, 50-50s were on lock, boardslides, frontboards and presses were being thrown into the mix also! The beats are still going and I'm still dancing... I mean, who wants to snowboard when you can dance..... right? hahahaha
The two hours fly by and soon its time for the awards!!
Goggle Draw Winner: Isabelle A
Sunday morning I show up at Martock with quite the limp. Stoked to compete in BUSTED! So, why might you ask was I walking with a limp? I decided to try out some parkour Saturday night in Halifax and it didn't turn out quite as well as planned...... Anyway, it didn't phase me. I was determined to ride...
Martock built us a new park for the competition, with a jump a flat tube rail and a small battleship box. After a few hits on the course, I decided that I really shouldn't be competing because any impact on my foot was shooting pains up my leg (I would end up doing this to myself the night before a competition). So, I unstrap.. watch some of the competition then head home to rest.
The girls destroyed the course, throwing back 3s, 180s in all 4 directions, lipslides and boardslides on the tube rail, boardslides on the battleship box... and just showing those boys who were sitting on the sidelines what girls can do!
1st Dallas Rourke
2nd Charlotte Butcher
3rd Anne Gillbert
For the lowdown of the BUSTED Girls Ride Day at Martock check this out: http://knowmediablog.com/progirl/2011/01/billabong-pro-girl-vz-and-martock-present-busted/
Stay tuned for the update on our wonderful weekend at Crabbe!!
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