Time has gone fast in New Zealand, very fast. I spent such a great summer time there and has done plenty of good training phases most of time at Kaituna river near by Rotorua.
|Huka Falls photshoot by Kenny Mutton|
I was based at Dawson's hollyday house which is just on the lakeside, which was great, again. While my training was in full progress i raced at New Zealand Open race in Mangahoe, down to south of north island. It was good training race eventhough i was not really happy with my performance as i placed 4th just behind podium with some serious mistakes in my final run. Despite that i was happy to be there and raced.
|Tutea waterfall panorama by Kenny Mutton|
The biggest highlight of my New Zealand time was making happen a new project we were working on past two month. Mike Dawson and I teamed up for real whhitewater slalom sessions. Originally we were going to make this kind of event more likely as a race at the famous Huka Falls, but due to the rain and very high, therefore dangerous for slalom boat flow, we used floded river Kaituna just at "our backgarden".
|Troutpool waterfall, photo@Kenny Mutton|
Project design - Mike Dawson, Vavrinec Hradilek
Directed by Josh Neilson
Camera - Josh Neilson
Additional Camera - Dylan Tompson, Martin Hammer
Editing - Josh neilson - Southern Southern Underground Productions
Still Photography - Kenny Mutton
Safety and set up - Cole O'connor-Stratton, Michael Tayler
|Tutea waterfall. Photo@Kenny Mutton|
Now I am back in Penrith, Australia. Till 10th of March is long time and I will try to get into the shape for the national selections. Australia welcomed us by rain and quite unusuall weather temperature just by 19 degrees. It's not that bad for training, but could be quite annoying if it would last longer.