Moomba Masters Friday Afternoon Update (9th March 2012)
Written by Joshua Louder
Although the start of the day may have looked a bit gloomy, the skies cleared and conditions were nothing short of perfect for the start of womens jump.
In womens slalom the threat of rain may have contributed to the score being a little bit lower than usual still the cut off to make the semi-final was 1@12m (35 off). The highlight of the event was definitely world record holder Regina Jaquess running the 11.25m line (38 off)on the Yarra.
Next was an Australian first as we saw the Big Dawg competition make its debut Yarra. Chad Scott swerved himself into pole position for the finals and is at the top of the bottleneck of score around the end of the 11.25m line (38 off). Special mention to the lone Aussie to make the final Pete Cornale.
The pristine conditions during jump meant the potential for some big scores. Natallia Berdnikava certainly didn’t disappoint jumping close to her world record and jumping a new course record of 56.2m (184 feet).
The excitement of the mens jump kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. The local hero Tim Bradstreet jumped himself into the lead with a 66.7m (219 feet) but this was short lived with Jimmy Siemers jumping 67.0m (220 feet) straight after him. World record holder Freddy Krueger is last off the dock in the semi-finals with a leap of 67.6m (222 feet).
Joshua Louder took out Thursday’s night jump. While last night Joel Wing beat kiwi Aaron Baldwin in the final of night jump last night. We had for the first time at Moomba a womens night jump where we saw Natalla Berdnikava jump a huge leap of 55 metres (180 feet)
Mens trick and womens trick is on this morning followed by mens slalom, womens jump semi final then big dawg slalom and night jump.
Friday 9th March - Word 2003 format