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16 October 2014
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What are your plans for the rest of the year?
Lesley: We’re both going to be filming a lot for a girl’s snowboard film which is just starting out - it’s the first ever all-girl snowboard film and the Brits are leading the way. So hopefully we’ll both be filming for that a bit. And obviously riding some more and learning new tricks and going bigger and doing harder tricks and having as much fun as possible.
Jenny: I’m a bit injured at the moment, so I can’t snowboard, so I’m taking the summer off, and I’m going to go to Australia and do a lot of surfing. I quite enjoy that kind of thing, so it’ll be nice to travel round there and have a little bit of a break. Then, in November time, we both start to get back into the winter again.

How did you injure yourself?
Jenny: I was at the X-Games, and I was in the practice and I came up short on a jump and damaged my knee. So I’m pretty gutted actually [laughs], because I was quite excited to be in that event. But never mind - there’s always next year.

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Would you rather have an amazing video part or be able to pull all your hardest tricks in a competition?
Jenny: Kind of both in a way, but you definitely get your best tricks down and looking the best in a video, because you get so many goes at it. Whereas in a competition, it all depends on that one go and it also depends on the weather, the conditions and the jump and you’ve probably only ridden that jump twice all day, so the chance that you're going to learn a trick or land a trick and make it look really good are very low.
Lesley: I also don’t think many people realise just how much filming has to be done before you get a part in a video, you know, how many hours of filming. So it’s a lot of time on the slopes, so by the time you have your finished part, you’ll probably have to discount about 90% of the footage that you have. So it’s pretty, pretty...[thinks] only the perfect stuff gets in there, so its easier to get your best stuff on a film.
Jenny: But it is really nice to have and to see it. You know like, to sort of be proud of yourself and look back on, when you're a grandma [laughs].

If you invented a brand-new trick that no one had ever done before, what would you name it?
Lesley: You’d have to name it after your surname or something like that, wouldn’t you, like Jones.
Lesley: To be honest I think that other people usually name their tricks. Like if somebody does a brand-new trick they don’t usually name it themselves, but the riders that they’re riding with name it for them. So to be honest I don’t think that you’d have a choice, and it’d say a lot about what other people thought of you, what they called your trick.
Jenny: Yeah, they might call it the 'The Really Dodgy Rider Trick' in which case you'd be all embarrassed.

Any last mighty words of wisdom?
Lesley: Don’t listen to anyone who says that you can’t do it.
Jenny: Yeah, and find something that you love and enjoy and just enjoy doing it.
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