Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


All Girls At Cardrona

All Girls At Cardrona

The sisters were on form today at Cardrona for the Nikita Pipe Session, a girls-only training camp with top international coaches.


Cristel Thoresen.

Top European rider, Cristel Thoresen flew in from Norway to coach the camp, joined by current New Zealand national champion Juliane Bray and World Cup rider, Crispin Lipscomb. Thoresen is former junior world half pipe champion and Olympian, representing Norway as a 17-year-old in 1998. She rode the World Cup Circuit for five years before withdrawing to focus on filming and photoshoots.


Nikita Clothing.

Girls from throughout New Zealand as well as Australia, Canada and the UK benefited from their expert advice. Although many of them had never ridden a pipe before they took this opportunity to learn from the best.

“I’m real excited to get some knowledge from these guys,” said Jane Bowdon from Christchurch. “I’ve always been keen to get some pipe coaching but there aren’t many opportunities around so this is just perfect. It’s great to be able to ride and learn without worrying about some guy dropping in on you or intimidating you. Even though the coaches are awesome riders, they’re so down to earth and make you feel really comfortable.”

Juliane Bray said it was exciting to get people into the pipe for the first time. “Most of these girls can snowboard well, they just haven’t had the opportunity to get in the pipe. An all-girls camp works really well, you build up a good relationship with them. Just the distance some people have travelled to get here shows how much demand there is for this kind of thing.”

Eddie Spearing of Nikita Clothing said he was delighted with the sell-out event.

“Camps like this bring a focus to women’s snowboarding. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the sports’ best. Last year we put on one camp, this year we’ve extended it to three with different coaches for each ability. As well as the pipe at Cardrona, girls can learn to freeride at Ohau or freestyle at Turoa.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news