Tuesday, April 26, 2011

drifting out, kayaking in

Thanks to Greg Thomas for these photos from the other day 

Me firing up the 60foot and ben brown loving it at the bottom

 The first rapids a bouncy line and you can go deep if you get the bounce wronge at the bottom
 Trying to get the nose down on the 30, i think ryan was leaning forward as well trying to help me out
 This is one of the bigest drops with a few critical moves, a few of the boys tryed it backwards.
the last big 1

Hey howzit, Im sitting here in bed writing this with my head lamp on with no power in the house after the days storm and its so awsome cos of the sick days boating. I cant take too long writing this as my computer is going flat so enjoy the few pics

 After a crap weekend of drifting the mighty rain came down the country leaving me with dreams all night of going to the Wainui and running the beast of a 65footer that ryan lucus had 1st descented about 8 months ago.

After a few phone calls around to see what the haps was a crew gathered at the tuna store and headed out.

 The put in looked like a sweet flow and it was perfect!
 ryan fired up after the 1st few drops
 This is a sweet slide into a 10footer, most of the drops dont look super clean but all go apart from 1 that is to narrow.
the 30footer has to be the most similar rapid to spirit falls on the Little White in Oregan you could ever get

Greg Thomas had a little swim on the river right in here, when i baged him out he was very blue and very F@#ked
And 7 of us fired up the 60footer, every ones lines were sweet, the 60 is so perfect love it best days boating in along time.
Kiwis learning to fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

2010/2011 d1nz season over

Well after a crazy weekend at hampton down i am now the runner up in the d1nz rookies for the season, I tryed so had to win the championship for the season but it just wasnt ment to be after qualifying 1st i pushed it to hard at the end of the judged section and spun which put me in to the wall. After sum great help from others in the pits got the car straightend out enough to drive and put in 2 ok runs to make it to the top 8.
top 8 battles saw me up against carlos walter a good freind of mine.

We ended up doing 3 reruns as we both made big mistakes which seemed to be more our cars giving up for the season with my clutch slipping and his hand brake not working, in the end i made it through to the top 4.

 Up against darren in  the big 2jz powered c35, i made a huge mistake on my lead run spinning giving him the 10-0 advantage and he did a good chase run which gave him the win.

That put me in the battle for 3rd and 4th with Nico Reid who was only 10 points ahead of me in the championship . "Who even wins this battle will win the overall" i heard them say over the mic, I drove my poor beat up car as hard as it would go but with a slipping clutch, flat front tyre and powersteering that only worked sumtimes it wasnt enough and the judges gave Nico 3rd and the championship win.

Its been 1 hell of a season i cant really beleave its over. A massive thanks to every one that helped me out this season
Repco Rotorua
Shred motorsport
Garage H
Sinco customs
Adens tyres
 and everybody else thanks you all so much