Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winter ladies

So winter has decided to make it to Ireland, thankfully not as dramatically as last year - no snow so far - but still chilly enough to make posts about snowboarders a must again. This post is thanks to Snowboard Canada Women.

Canadian Marie-France Roy is on record as saying 'haven't had a real job in five years' but her not-real job involves six Transworld awards and 'multiple' Snowboarder awards for her brave approach to her sport. Twenty-seven now, she's been out on the snow since she was 11 and took a break recently to get over 'burn-out' as SBC reports. Another way to put that could be recovery from breaking a vertebrate in 2010 - yes, and she's out there again this season.



Marie-France told Mpora: "We found this ice wall at the blowhole and I tried to wall ride it and the speed didn’t work so we were just gonna leave and then I said I could just drop from the top over a lil cornice and land on the ice wall. I dropped in and it was pow. The take off looked soft but as soon as I got on it, it was rock hard ice. I was already going a bit too fast but that made me go even faster. I went 45 feet down to an ice flat landing."  Makes you think twice about the photo below doesn't it?

MFR pic Gagnon





2 comments:

Snowcatcher said...

Oh, my gosh! That last photo is spellbinding! That would make terrific wall art!

niamh said...

@Snowcatcher - it's an incredible shot, I'd love to be able to shoot like that *dreaming*

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