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Less than 200 days until Sochi

Posted: July 21, 2013 by davomorris in Bounce Inc, Park City, Sponsors, Telstra, training

The Australian Team finds themselves back in Park City, Utah in the States for another 4-5 months of summer training in the pool.

I’ve just come to the end of my second camp here and will be commencing the third block tomorrow. We train for 3 weeks at a time and then have 5 days off throughout the whole time we’re over here.

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As always I started with the “basics” and continue to work my way up to the harder skills each week. The first camp consisted of single flips adding up to two twists, just trying to perfect them and work on my bad habits and I’ve now moved up to double flips with up to three twists. I don’t tend to do triple flips until later in the summer, because of the impact it has on my body and this year in particular I’m focusing on improving the little things which are more easily fixed on easier skills.

It has been very successful so far and I’m excited to see where we shall get by the end of the summer and to break up the location a little bit I will be traveling to Switzerland again this year for their water ramping competition and then to Canada for their competition. I love jumping with other athletes and putting a little pressure on myself when it’s not on snow, it will be good to see where other boys are at regarding their skills and also be a fun and safe way to compete aggressively which I love doing.

I recently became an ambassador for “Australia’s Greatest Athlete” which will be televised soon although unfortunately I will not be around to compete in it this year. I would also like to welcome Telstra on board as my newest sponsor and provider after presenting me with the newest of smart phones to help me stay connect, and Bounce Inc. – a huge indoor trampoline arena who have allowed me to train there and get ready for snow whenever I need to.

With just over two month remaining of training, and less than 200 days before the Olympics, I have a lot of work ahead but I am excited and very confident as to the direction I’m heading.

Training VIS

During the off season it’s rest and then straight back into the gym to get strong for the coming northern hemisphere summer. Knees, backs and energy levels deteriorate slowly over the winter season and now that I am home it’s time to build them back up to peak form especially this being potentially the most important year of my sporting career.

I have got back into running as well as going in to the VIS for weights training sessions 3 times a week and along with some tumbling and trampoline training I plan to be in top physical form before heading to Park City USA in June.

Volkl Dalbello Marker

I am very pleased to announce Völkl 
Skis, Marker Bindings, Dalbello Ski Boots, Red Bull and Glenvale Dental as my new individual providers assisting me in my efforts towards Sochi 2014. I’m always very appreciative of any help I get due to how challenging it is finding sponsors for my winter sport.
Mouthguards

At this year’s Ski and Snowboard Australia awards I was a nominated finalist for athlete of the year and contributed towards our aerial skiing team winning the outstanding achievement award. The night brought all of the freestyle disciplines together to celebrate our most successful season so far. I receiving a very large (literally) cheque from XTM for my seasons efforts, and recently, a very much anticipated Olympic Shadow Team letter informing me of my
selection for Sochi and met the other predicted 50+ athletes that are being hailed as our best winter team ever.

SSA awards

Be sure to check out the new videos and pictures I put up leading into this Olympic season. I have learned a lot over the last 4 year and especially this last season to help me grow as an athlete and really be up there with the best as a potential Gold medalist in Russia. That is my goal and you can be sure I will be training at the top standard in order to be the best.