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The 21-year-old will be out there for two weeks. He will train for a week before the four-day competition against competitors from ten different countries.
“Skiing barefoot is a lot faster than what you can do on a wakeboard or knee board. I ski at 44mph on the water which is quite fast, whereas with a knee board or wakeboard you go at speeds like 20mph.
“Not a lot of people do barefoot so I did a lot of training with the Great Britain team although at the time I didn’t ski for them.”
Nick who lives at Laverock Lane, Brighouse, will do various tricks in the competition including one foot toe hold (where he is holding on to the handle with his foot while standing on the other), and tumble turns (turning 360 degrees while on your bum).
“It can be quite nerve racking because you are competing against 200 people in front of their spectators, family and relatives. As well as people that just want to come and watch,” he said.
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