Posts Tagged ‘World Jump Record’

HONORARY RAMP AWARD FOR DAN, DARYL AND GEOFF

Friday, August 26th, 2011

MAJOR COW CATCHER REPAIRS COMPLETED WITH BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS !

MAGIC RAMP LOOKED A BIT SAD !

MAGIC RAMP LOOKED A BIT SAD !

Our Golden Falls pride and joy, the Magic Ramp, was looking a bit sad this Summer. A few of the immaculate blue aluminium Cow Catcher panels had worked lose and attempts to rivet them back into place were quickly undone once the windy weather did their work. With the RAY STOKES GRAND PRIX just two weeks away, an emergency was declared !

Yesterday, Daniel Hearne came to our rescue. As a solid Skier and also a skilled Fabrication Welder, he joined forces with Dary Higgins and Geoff Clarke. Armed with cutting and welding equipment and a supply of steel, they spent the entire day in, under and out of the water – mostly uner the Magic Ramp. For those who have not had the experience, this is dangerous work and not for the feint hearted. The good news is that by the time sunset arrived, the job was virtually completed with just a little tidying up up needed today and Daryl has already got this in hand.

Thank you so much guys !  Your work has got our Ray Stokes Grand Prix preparations off to a perfect start. Now it is time to round up our troops for the other tasks and we will be sending out help please over this weekend. As some Members will be away next week, we need to now make the most of every day.

JUNE HAVING SURGERY TODAY

Monday, October 18th, 2010

BIG CRASH FOR WORLD RECORD HOLDER JUNE AT ROCKETMAN TOURNAMENT YESTERDAY

June in World Cup action

June in World Cup action

It has been an extraordinary season for Denmark’s talented June Fladborg. A dream came true for our World Cup Star last week when her new World Jump Record of 57.1m was approved by the World Tournament Council. Now it was time to celebrate, enjoy a few last competitions of 2010 and plan for 2011.

June’s long term Coach Ray Stokes has just contacted us with some bad news. Well known for over 15 years of visits to Golden Falls and also for training with June here at our Club. June was competing yesterday at the Rocketman Tournament in Florida USA. Her cut to the Ramp was World Record stuff all over again and her timing was also perfect. Then, about 10m into the flight time, June’s heel came partly out of her binding. The crash which followed was not a pretty sight.

Ray has confirmed that June has broken her heel bone. Right now she is heading for surgery and we await news from the Medics shortly. We know that all her World Cup fans and friends wish her a speedy recovery. While we recognise that injuries are a part of many exciting sports, there is never a right moment for this to happen. Our new World Record holder has a challenging time ahead and we all wish her well.

GEOFF & DARYL SHINE AT HAZELWOOD’S SKI WORLD

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

SOME OF OUR JUMPERS JUST GET BETTER AND BETTER !

Geoff needs a Pilot's License

Geoff needs a Pilot's License

The annual pilgrimage to Cray valley / Hazelwood’s Ski World still attracts some of the best Skiers in the World. This year was certainly no exception. Included in the line-up were our own Geoff Clarke and Daryl Higgins. Geoff entered the 55+ category and Daryl the 35+ Category. Both have shown steady improvements over the Summer and both have also come back from various injuries. Thankfully, their recovery looks good.

This Three Round Jump event – with SplashEye of course, was outstanding for several reasons. Firstly, both Geoff and Daryl actually won their Categories. Geoff scored one of the longest distances for the 55+ in the World this year with 38.5m.  Daryl broke the 40m barrier to land 40.4m. Congratulations to both Geoff and Daryl on a great performance. Geoff will now head for Italy for next week’s World 35+ Championships and we will have direct reports here for you during the week.

Daryl breaks that 40m Barrier

Daryl breaks that 40m Barrier

As if that was not enough excitement for one weekend !

June Fladborg DEN is well known to us at Golden Falls – as she has trained with us and Ray Stokes over the years. Having got within a 1.0m of the 2002 56.6m World Record set by Elena Milakova / Thomsen just a week earlier, this time she landed 57.4m – for a new pending World Record. Let’s hope that Hazelwoods had all the boxes ticked on that one. This was history in the making.

The Open Men finished off the day with some outstanding performances also – Ryan Dodd CAN took the top slot with 71.3m and young Zack Worden USA was very close behind with 71.2m.  What a weekend !