Monday, November 24, 2008

stil vokda nz drift grand final

well what a weekend it was, with barely any practice due to huge disorganisation from the organisers and trying to push it to hard to qualify ending with a spin in every run ment time to pack it up watch sum carnage and go home,

heres a few photos

hamish marsdons very damaged car after hitting the wall,

this i what every 1 cums to the drifting to watch!!!!! girls!!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

random 2008 photos

after an amazing trip to norway we headed to the good old U S of A to find sum hot weather cheap beer and sick rivers, after a week of hanging out in Coloma working on the tan an picking honza up from the airport we did the all night driving mission to Hood River Oregon for the gorge games. Waking early in the morning after a bad sleep on the side of the road we headed into town but sam didnt fill up with gas an we ran out, so with help from the freindly locals to the gas station we got into town. Later that day we hit up the Little White Salmon which is 1 of the sweetest runs ever, but i came off second best on Spirit Falls with one huge black eye the day before the race. Raceing in the head to head was a little hard only being able to see out of 1 eye but i cant complain with 3rd
Tao Berman 2nd, Sam Sutton 1st, Bradley Lauder 3rd

sum sick photos from this yearspirit fallsteams race mike dawson, sam sutton, bradley lauder and 2nd place yea boy!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

NZ Drift round 4

On the 11 october i headed down to Taupo with tom and his girl freind for the 4th round of the still vodka nz drift series and dan had been waiting there for a few hours after a long night on the beers and a big drive to taupo with all my tyres for sunday. we checked in to our motel and headed into town for tea after a good feed at breakers. After a good night sleep it was time to get mc ds and head for the track, with all the paper work out of the way and 1st practice ready to start i was getting a bit nerves cos i hadnt driven my car for at least 4 months.
Every thing went well and i couldnt beleave how easy an nice the car was to drive with the new set up.

2nd practice was good but i was trying to push it abit harder and changing my line and had a few spins but all good.

qualifying, i just went out to try and be consistant which i was with 3 good clean runs 78.1, 79, 81, with no real mistakes but wasnt really going hard enough. but all good an had so much!!!!

then got to go out for a thrash at the end an scare the hell out of rach, she loved it!!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Drifting in rotorua

me drifting up mount ngongotaho in rotorua just after getting my car all finished
click link s14 drift

Going big in Norway

After a cold start to the NZ winter id had enough so booked a
flight to Oslo Norway to catch up with Sam Sutton. The lake to lake slide just one of the many sweet drops we paddled in one of the best trips ever!! voss lake front

me josh and sam trying to sleep
teams race day
summer skiing in norway


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Me sam and josh spent a month in norway kayaking some of the most amazing white water in the world around the beautiful town of voss. Half way through our trip we raced in the voss extream week time trial and head to head kayak races with the kiwi boys dominating it , mike dawson 1st in the time trial, mike 1st sam 2nd me 3rd in the head to head.


After the start of a very cold winter in New Zealand i was over it so booked a flight to Oslo Norway to meet up with Sam Sutton and Josh Neilson, the 1st day started out early after driving all night from oslo to voss with a run down the brandseth, sick run!!! I was very happy a few weeks later at the VOSS EXTREME RACE on the brandseth river with 12th in the time trial and 3rd in the head to head even though i had partially dislocated my shoulder 6 days earlier an hadnt paddled untill the day of the race.