We had our pre-regionals at the regional site this weekend. Mini and I headed up on Thursday afternoon to get the tent set up. On Friday they were running jump and trick for a piece of the field as well as a clinic with Karen Stevens on the upper lake.
We opened with trick first and Mini wasn't thrilled with his trick performance he fell on a reverse WB in the first round and didn't get credit for his TSS. In rd 2 he fell on RSS. His scores were 960 in Rd 1 and 1020 in Rd 2. I tricked well in rd 1 I haven't seen my final scores but should be 1200 or higher depending on whether I got credit for my TSS. Rd 2 wasn't quite as good as I didn't land the WBB.
In jump in the afternoon Mini landed 2/3 jumps getting 41, 44 fall and 46 feet. The 46 was right around his average from last year so he is starting to come back. We decided to save his second jump round for Sunday due to the fact that he had a slalom lesson before his second jump round was up. On Sunday he jumped almost the exact same but landed all 3 of them.
Slalom was on Saturday. Mini had a solid day but was disappointed because he didn't run 34 mph. He ran 4@34 in rd 1, had a bad rd 2 with 4@32mph then ran 5.5@34 mph with a fall around 6 ball in rd 3. This is the second tournament in a row that he scored 5.5@34mph. This was especially disappointing to Mini because getting through the exit gates would have qualified him for Nationals in slalom. Right now his average is .25 of a buoy behind the cutoff average.
I had a great slalom day. I ran 3.5@35 in the opening round. Had a disappointing second round running 2.5@32 off when I overturned at 3 ball when I was way early then ran 1.5@35 in rd 3. It is the first time I have run 32 twice in the same tournament. The 35 off I was very into the pass and felt in good shape but I came off the handle a little early. Here is a picture of the exact move that did me in:
Here is a cool picture of Mini:
Sorry I couldn't figure out how to embed them.
All told we had a great weekend. No tournament this weekend but we have Regionals the following weekend. I told Mini if he qualifies for Nationals in more than trick I will take him. He is really close in slalom and overall if he can put everything together he can finish top 5 in overall and he has a good chance to run 34 mph and beat the COA which would get him in for slalom.