13 December 2017

Delancey's Ones to Watch: Brad Fry

Delancey's "Ones to Watch" are back. Over the upcoming winter, British Ski and Snowboard and Delancey will be following 10-year old snowboarder Mia Brookes and 12-year old skier Bradley Fry in a series of interviews and blogs throughout their season of competition and training with the GB Park and Pipe Development Team.

Last week we heard from Mia Brooks, next up, it's the turn of Brad Fry to give us a little intro and insight to his life as a freestyle skier.  The next blogs from Mia and Brad will be dropping in the New Year and we will continue to check in with them until after the Brits in April 2018.

 

How did you get into skiing?

I got into skiing when I was 5 years old. I went to Swadlincote dry slope with my dad. It was really fun and I used to go race training on a Sunday and then do freestyle on a Wednesday.

What have you been up over the summer? Have you spent a lot of time dryland training? If so, who have you been doing this with?

This summer I went to Cervinia with the Warren Smith Ski Academy and skied on the Zermatt glacier. The freestyle park is amazing there and it was great fun. I have been doing weights in my bedroom and I have a punch bag and speed ball which I use all the time. I also spent a lot of time in the local skatepark scootering with my mates.

You’ve been part of  Championship Ski and Snowboard (CSS) – how have you found that?

I enjoyed doing CSS as it meant I worked on a lot of combo tricks on the gas pipes at Tamworth - stuff like Illusive, switch ups and back swaps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your plans from now until Christmas?  How do you find balancing school and training?

We have just arrived in Laax for 2 weeks, we have got our caravan parked in the campsite in Flims for the whole winter, so we will be spending lots of time out here over the next few months. Right now it is snowing but we just had two days of bluebird. The park in Laax is unbelievable, the best place I’ve ever skied. I am going on a camp with Joe Tyler which is going to be fun. I am gonna work on some new stuff whilst I’m there. School is really good with it all, they support me and let me have time off, but they give me work to do whilst I’m in Laax so I can keep up to date with work whilst skiing. Check out my Laax edit on my Instagram!

I just want to finish by saying a big thanks to all my sponsors and people that support me especially SportsAid, we would not be in LAAX without their support.

 

Sponsors:

Volkl, Marker, Dalbello, Planks, Summit Worldwide, Ellis Brigham, ChillFactore, Hiloroofs, Xtremevan, DWLS, Butta

 

Social Media links:

Instagram

Facebook

www.bradleyfry.co.uk

https://www.gofundme.com/skitravel

 

 

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