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Let's Grow Freestyle in Wales

August 17, 2016

Meet Robert Taylor, Welsh Freestyler extraordinaire, he’s here to tell you how to get into Freestyle in Wales. We’re putting together a Welsh Freestyle team and we need recruits, so read on and watch out for his signature catch-phrase!

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“Getting into Freestyle skiing has become so much more accessible over the past few years, with ski centres in Wales offering Freestyle facilities, qualified coaches and providing the atmosphere of being at a ski park in the mountains.

I got into Freestyle when I was 20 years old, five years on I was representing Team GB in Halfpipe, competing against the worlds best. Show that you’re never too old to start a new sport!

I attended ski competitions all over the UK to improve my skiing and get comfortable in the competitive environment. Whilst out in Morzine, skiing with friends, I was lucky enough to be spotted by the Team GB coach (Pat Sharples). Mine was a different pathway, however, the way most people can get into competitive freestyle skiing would be by attending your local ski centre where coaches can nurture your skills and guide you towards competing professionally. 

If you want to progress in the sport there are a number of private ski coaches in the UK who can help perfect your tricks and push you to a higher standard of freestyle skiing.  

I got into Freestyle skiing when I was 20 years old, five years on I was representing Team GB in Halfpipe and competing against the worlds best - You’re never too old to start a new sport!

The thrill of learning new tricks and the adrenaline that rushes through your body when you do is what will keep you hooked on freestyle skiing.

There will be a Welsh Freestyle ski team in the near future, so get practicing at your local slopes and watch this space. ‘It’s all good!’”

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