Get Kyle to the Games

by kylewise in Edinburgh

We did it
On 7th December 2013 we successfully raised £1,310 with 59 supporters in 28 days

My name is Kyle Wise and I'm a GB Snowboardcross Athlete. I'm currently the English, British Indoor and British University champion in my discipline. After a very successful winter season on the British Snowboardcross Team I've been selected to represent Great Britain and Heriot-Watt University at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy from the 10th-12th of December. Despite being a contender for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, I nor my team are centrally funded. With the loss of a big financial backer from last season, I'm fundraising as much as I can to get myself to the Games!

by kylewise in Edinburgh

5 Days left and 123% raised!

Thanks to everyone who has donated, the support means a lot!

With it being approximately £200 for every FIS competition I do, I can now go to another competition this season thanks to you all!

I've been quiet on the updates of late! Had a lack of internet for a while, and I've been busy with training and trying to catch up with everything since.

However training has been going great, the weather's been a bit nicer of late, so we've been able to ride kickers and see things! Here's a picture to show you how variable the weather can be up on the glacier this time of year!

Weather in Hintertux

 Areas I've really been working on with GB Snowboard Cross team coach Jimbo have been:

  • Kicker technique for racing -  staying compact, keeping straight absorbing or pre-ollieing the jump to minimise time in air
  • Carving - holding a clean edge whilst still being able to absorb bumps and rollers, very important in racing
  • Straightlining - starting at the top of the slope and riding straight on a flat base, to get used to going very fast like in a race! 

Here's a video of some of my kicker practice, heading into the kicker pretty fast!

Video clip

Kicker Practice in Hintertux

I've been making great progress and I'm feeling confident going into my first competition, the Montafon World Cup which is on this weekend! I'll be leaving Hintertux on Wednesday for it!

NEW GIFTS 

Like I said I've been working hard whilst not training, I've been working and negotiating a new gift which will be available fingers crossed tomorrow!

It's pretty amazing, so keep an eye out for it!

Otherwise! Please keep helping by sharing my page and my project to as many people as you can; with your friends, family, online. Every little helps!

Thanks,

Kyle


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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

For those who pledge £5 you will receive a thank you message for your support via my athlete media on Facebook and Twitter.

£10 or more

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£10 Reward

For those who pledge £10 they will receive a t-shirt and a sticker pack. The T-shirt will have been donated from my sponsors or one I’ve recently won as a prize. Brands include; 21pro, Westbeach, Syndicate and Ski Club of Great Britain

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

For those who pledge £20 they will receive a beanie or hat and a sticker pack. The Beanie or hat will have been donated from my sponsors or one I’ve recently won as a prize. Brands include; Neff, Westbeach, Salomon, Helly Hansen, Whitelines, Da Kine, ThirtyTwo and Syndicate.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

For those who pledge £30 you will be invited to a waxing and maintenance workshop in Edinburgh I will be hosting on Saturday 21st December to help you learn how to get your skis or snowboards best prepped and ready for the season ahead! Whether it’s for racing or purely to improve your skis/boards performance and longevity I can help you to a World Cup standard. Nibbles, freebies and treats will be provided. Time and venue details to be confirmed.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

For those who pledge £50 you will get a days riding with myself from the Team GB base in Morzine and the surrounding Portes Du Soleil ski area in France/Switzerland. The Portes Du Soleil region ski area is one of the world's largest including the resorts of Avoriaz, Les Gets, Chatel and Les Crosets. We can arrange to meet in Morzine or one of the PDS resorts and have a fun days riding. I can also show you around the mountain, provide racing/riding tips and even make a fun video of the day. This is available for individuals, groups and businesses.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

For those who pledge £100 I have two GB Team Ski Trousers. The first pair are North Face GB Team Trousers I wore at the World University Games in Erzurum Turkey from 2011. Like new and size medium (men). The second pair will be my Trespass GB Team Trousers I will wear at the World University Games in Trentino you will be supporting me at. Also size medium (Men).

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

For those who pledge £150 I have two GB Team Ski Jackets. The first is a brand new and never worn North Face GB Team Jacket from the World University Games in Erzurum Turkey from 2011 like the one worn in my video. Size medium (Men). The second will be my Trespass GB Team Jacket I will wear at the World University Games in Trentino you will be supporting me at. Also size medium (Men).

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

For business owners and representatives of companies I will tailor a motivational speech for your company's employees or clients. I will speak of the challenges I faced to get to where I am and the important lessons I have learnt. My speeches and presentations have proven to be exciting, educational, positive and inspiring.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

For business owners and representatives of companies who pledge £500 I will acknowledge your company as a sponsorship partner. Your company will feature as a sponsor on my website and athlete social media pages. Your company's logo will also be placed on my snowboard and helmet, to help promote your company/brand from the various media exposure I gain as an athlete.

£830 or more

£830 Reward

For those who pledge £830 they will book a place on an action packed weeklong holiday riding with me and the chance to demo a huge range of next season's snowboard kit in Sauze d'Oulx Italy. DATES: 23rd-30th March 2014 ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights half board at 4* Grand Hotel La Torre - Includes use of spa and gym LIFT PASS: 6 day Milky Way ski area (7 resorts, 400km of piste, 5 snowparks) TRANSFERS: Included from Turin Airport BOARD DEMOS: Demo 2015 season snowboards and bindings, including Volkl, K2, Burton, Ride, Salomon, Bataleon and Slash. EXTRAS: Guiding and Tips from me, waxing and board maintenance tutorials, trip video and goodie bags from sponsors. SPACES: Limited Availability, open for individuals and groups. For more information and booking enquiries, please contact kyle@kylewise.co.uk

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