on july 14th, i competed in the corona wakeboard cup at the jetlake in upper austria. the jetlake is a beautiful lake near linz, which features lots of obstacles, nice people and other attractions like beachvolleyball, trampoline, and lots more.
sadly, the weather was pretty bad. it was cool and rainy the whole day.
i arrived with my mother (my driver and coach for the day ;)) shortly before 8am. i took the chance to warm up and get used to the cable between 8 and 9 am.
afterwards it was time for the riders meeting, where the judges and organizers explained the rules and timetable of the day.
the qualifications started. in the open ladies class, everyone proceeded directly to the finals, because we were only 5 women. this was good, because it took away the stressful part of the qualification run.
the startlist for the first final run.
i really dislike waiting, i am an impatient person. the nearer the open ladies finals came, the more nervous i got. the good thing was
that as soon as i started from the dock, i felt relaxed and confident again.
i completed my first run successfully, landing an ollie tailgrab, a backside surface 360, a frontside ollie 180 aswell as a switch
frontside ollie 180 and an indy grab over the kicker.
i was content with my first run, so i decided that i could risk more in my second run.
i had never before tried to ride an obstacle other than a kicker, but my team mate rené rappl insisted that i should give the funbox a
try… and so i did. what can i say? i rode the damn thing and everything went well! 🙂
i landed everything in my second run.
i placed 5th. taking into consideration that i haven’t been riding for a long time and that we sadly don’t have any obstacles in vienna at my
homecable except for 2 kickers, i am very, very happy with my performance.
thanks to my team from AWC VIENNA!
now all i wanna do is ride obstacles! 😉