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A little video!

Not sure if I can call this a video blog, had planned to shoot more though out the week but we only got one sunny day and as I wrote a couple of days ago, I had zero feeling on my skis on that day and nothing worked. I did get to do a million cork 3s which was the only thing I felt comfortable with on that day. I have never been good at tails grabs but a cork 3 tail just looks like so much fun so I had to try a few of them and in the end I almost had it figured out, so maybe my days of doing 360s like in the 90s are finally over? haha 

Off to bed right now, early morning tomorrow, but can't wait to go!

/JON

From rain to sun!

I think I am a very impulsive person! haha  Woke up and saw grey skies in Flachau so jumped straight in the car and set the Tom Tom for Munich, once on the road I asked Seppi to see if he could find me a ticket to Malaga from Munich.  I was super lucky and found a 200€ direct flight with perfect timing!  So here I am in Casa Camo 8 hours later! haha  Was a super scenic flight down here even if it felt a little weird to be flying south with a ski bag, but the weather looks epic for tomorrow so I am more than excited to drive up to Sierra Nevada in the morning!  Off to the gym right now but will be back later tonight with a little videoblog from the sunny day we had in Flachau, nothing epic (as you know I had a shit day) but a little talking and a few small tricks!

So pumped to be here in 22 degrees and skiing on the schedule tomorrow, feels unreal!

/JON

Weather games

Last time we were here in Flachau the weather was epic every single day but it seems like we are not as lucky this time. Today looked like it could be good but the sun refused to break through. Tomorrow looked super promising until 10 mins ago when the forecast went from 8h of sun to 3h so if it keeps moving in that direction it will be hard to get anything done…

So right now I am thinking I might fly down to Sierra Nevada a couple days earlier than planned as its looking epic down there! Hate playing weather games and changing plans all the time but I have come to realise that at this age I really need great conditions to improve, was way easier when I was 17 and huked myself on ice with no visibility! Haha

Have this whole place to myself tonight as Seppi had to drive over to Munich for the night! Epic but a lille lonely!  ;-)

/JON

ACL-1 year later!

I was looking through my calendar this morning and realized that I forgot to celebrate my one year anniversary with my new ACL!  Cant believe its been a year already, time flies! I would have to say that its not been as bad as I thought an ACL injury would be, sure it takes time but I think that as long as you accept that fact and not stress about it, you will get though it smoothly!  For me the first 7 months was almost awesome as I could spend weeks in a row at home in the spring, something I have not had time to do over the last 10 years!

The downside is that it seems to take longer than I expected to get to 100%. Getting to 80% and being able to ski was pretty quick (8 months) and I figured that once I was there it would be 100% a few weeks later. But it takes time, even if I can ski and hit kickers right now, I can't say that I dont notice it. I feel mentally fine, but if I take a lot of heavy landings I can for sure feel it. This is the one thing that surprised me a bit, but I will keep pushing as hard as I can and I hope that I will be 100% soon again! But as I have learnt from a lot of ACL friends you can usually feel it for the rest of your life even if its not holding you back, but I guess that is a part of getting older… I would however like to thank my surgeon Lasse and physio Maria at Sofia hemmet, its been a true pleasure to go though this together and I could not have asked for better support!

Looks like full fog outside so we are on standby mode here to see what happens. I do know that its good for me to avoid flat light and hard landings so I am trying to be smart but at the same time ski as much as I can, and I will admit that the balance is not an easy one ti find, so easy to wonder if I should have gone up or pushed harder…

/JON

Awesome but not…

Today was one of those days that I wish I did not have to have! The weather was epic and everything was set to make it a killer day, but after 4 runs I realized that I had zero feeling in my body! The most standard jumps felt weird and on a few occasions I realized that I jumped up in the air upside down without a real plan for what to do once I was up there, I was almost scared of myself. I truly skied like a real beginner today! Normally I would not care that much but since this looks to be the only blue bird day in the next week it was just frustrating!

Do you guys ever get days when things just feel weird and awkvard? I tried to make the most of it and stay on simple tricks and try some new grabs and I did make some progress, but not close to what I was hoping for when I was heading up the lift!

I guess thats life, all you can do is try your best and some days will always be better than others! if nothing else we had a beautiful day and got the spring goggle tan going! haha

/JON

Morning views

Now this is a morning view that I can live with! On my way out the door but had to post this pic before we go!

And I had to post the original pic as well, I know it might be stupid as it shows the reality and not my refined look ;-) but I just love seeing before and after pics when I edit,(and who does not use filters on Instagram these days? haha) Its just crazy what you can do with a bit of Lightroom magic! This took me 3 minutes and I have to say that I am kind of happy with the turn out!  Still learning and finding my ways but its so fun to experiment and try new things!

/JON

Random stuff!

Well, today was not an epic day, the light was so flat at times that I could not even see the snow under me on a straight air. We tried to wait it out but it was just one of those days!  So we went back "home" and worked some more after a few hours on the mountain!

Took a few more "random" shots today to mix the blog up a bit  as I am sure that you are sick of me only posing in ski gear on the mountain! haha Cations below!

Almost weather, thought the sun would break through but it just was not strong enough today!

I did however get to mount up my new skis today, love neon yellow so really stoked on my new weapon for the next year!

I have some things in my life in full control, Seppis car is however not one of them… haha Think it needs a cleaning asap!

And I guess the same goes for our room, not cool that we arrived last night and have already managed to spread all of our gear across the room!  Super sweet place though!

And guess whats in our fridge? haha Taco time here in Austria! Praying for som sun tomorrow!

/JON

From summer to winter!

Cant believe that this was yesterday afternoon now when I am packing up the car in full winter here in Austria, but I love the contrasts! Weather looks good so I am so pumped to go skiing today!  When I am in Monaco I spend way to much time on the computer and never stop thinking about all the things I have on my todo list. I think the fact that I let go of everything when I go skiing is what I love the most about it, it really is my form of meditation that keeps me balanced!  

Time to go learn some cool stuff! Back with more winter pics this afternoon!

/JON

A filmer and a friend

When I was walking over to dinner last night I came to think of what my life would be like it I did not have a filmer with me. I guess I would be a one man show traveling alone all the time and no one to hang out with, as my rehab/comeback schedule is a bit different than most skiers who either compete a ton or spend the whole winter filming in the back country.

So I am so happy to have Seppi with me, both as a filmer and as a friend!  As we spend every single day, all day long together is pretty important that we get along and so far we have made for a killer team, both on and off the slopes which is just as important!

In a couple hours we are back in the car and off to Flachau again for a week, weather looks ok, so hopefully we can bang out another good videoblog, have every single camera charged so maybe its time to take my "selfie stick flip" virginity this week! haha I know we have been slacking on the videos down here in Monaco, but since we both have spend 95% or our time on the computer its not been that much to film, but now with Flachau and Sierra Nevada it will all change! ;-)

/JON

New adventures!

Today was a bit of a weird day!  Set the alarm for 6 am an worked like a manic all day, but I just kept having the feeling that I did not get anything done and I felt useless, not even a run along the water helped me today. So I said fuck it and went downstairs and had a glass of wine at Cafe Ariston to just relax a bit. Then I got an e mail confirming that what I had been working on for a few months was now a done deal. You know I like new companies and I work with a few already but I have had discussions with a new start up that is just awesome that I now closed my investment in. Will be a couple of week before I can say what it is but it really turned my day around and now I am just super pumped!

Love when shit days end in a great way and I can't wait to get this started, its really a kick ass concept thats just amazing so I can't wait to see what the future brings with this! Just had to jump in and let you guys know as I am so excited! Just feels like I won a big contest! haha

/JON