Skiing in China – A 9 Year Old’s Perspective

4-High in China

Hannah at the Top of a 4-High in China

Here’s an account of the recent trip to China from a 9-year old’s perspective.

Skiing was awesome. There was a big building where everyone watched us perform. There were lots of people and we skied great. The Chinese team would ski an act and then we would ski an act. It was really fun climbing to the top of the pyramids and seeing the crowd. We also did lots of cool jumping acts. My favorite was this cool trick called the “Wruckus” (note: this is a jump performed by Rob Wruck who spins 180 degrees on the ramp and then does a backflip landing the jump backwards). I also liked our act where the doubles couples tandem pulled the swivel skiers. The Chinese ended their show with four skiers flying high in the air on four fly boards with jet skis. It was cool. The second show I was on top of the fast pyramid for the one-act show. We went really fast and it was hard to hang on. I liked watching the jumpers do their backflips beside me. The final show we did a really long four-high pyramid. We followed the Chinese team who also did a four-high next to us. Then we climbed the pyramid into twin three-high pyramids. When the skiing was done, people swarmed around me for pictures. All the girl skiers from China had their picture taken with me and one even lifted me up. I was also interviewed on tv. China was amazing and so cool. I’m so glad I went.

– Hannah Thompson

Here are some more pictures and videos that she included with her account of the trip.   http://youtu.be/2vXD74Megcc

The One Act Show

 

The Ski Site

The Ski Site

 

Flyboarders

Flyboarders

 

Twin Hannah's

Twin Hannah’s

The Wruckus Video

 

Hannah and the Chinese Girl Skiers

Hannah and the Chinese Girl Skiers

 

Hannah Being Lifted

Hannah Being Lifted

 

Hannah (on the right side of the picture) being interviewed on TV

Hannah (on the right side of the picture) being interviewed on TV

 

Banquet Night. Hannah and the Ladies.

Banquet Night. Hannah and the Ladies.

 

Hannah Clubbing it at Soho bar (Don't tell Mom!)

Hannah Clubbing it at Soho bar (Don’t tell Mom!)

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Twin 3-Highs

Twin 3-Highs

 

US and Chinese 4-Highs Side by Side

US and Chinese 4-Highs Side by Side

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