It all starts on paper. From the paper we bring it to the trampoline, from the trampoline to air bags, from the air bags to the half pipe.” Tommy Pyatt, coach of freeski half pipe athlete Nico Porteous, outlines the team effort that goes into designing the optimal run for the Olympic Winter Games.
Nico Porteous became New Zealand’s youngest ever Olympic Winter Games medallist when he won bronze in PyeongChang 2018. He heads into Beijing 2022 as Freeski Halfpipe world champion, secured at the 2021 World Championships, as well as a win at Mammoth Mountain Freeski and Snowboard World Cup, and a successful defence of his superpipe crown at the X Games Aspen in January 2022.
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