Monthly Archive: December 2012

Big Ant and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – The Conclusion

We first met Gary Anderson from Team GB Bobsleigh when filming in Bath back in October 2010. Gary expressed an interest back then about having a video made to promote Bobsleigh in the UK. We stayed in touch via email and Twitter and then had a meeting almost 2 years to the day at HIPAC …

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Big Ant and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – Day 5

The weather this morning was better than yesterday – very misty on occasion, but quick to clear. No more rain, and the guys at the track had done a great job getting the ice smooth again. Early reports from the Skeleton racers confirmed that the ice was smooth and fast. The warm up was tricky …

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BigAnt and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – Day 4 Part 2

Well lunch time came and along with it torrential rain – not good news for the guys racing this afternoon. We made our way up to the start of the track where all the teams assemble to prep the sleds before the inspection pre racing. Once the sleds have been checked for runner size and …

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BigAnt and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – Day 4 Part 1

Definitely warmer to day – all the snow has melted off of the village roof tops and the biting wind seems to have dropped for the moment, although there is a mist rolling in from the West. We had a leisurely breakfast this morning, enjoying the traditional continental spread laid out by the lovely Sporthotel …

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BigAnt and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – Day 3 Part 2

The previous day the mens junior team had been up early to tune the sleds. Olly fine tuned the steering on the sled in the morning whilst the Will and the other lads checked runners and added the little components that make all the difference. Today, with the sun out and the temperature rising this …

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BigAnt and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – Day 3 Part 1

The weather has warmed up slightly today, it’s 0 degrees, but there is no sun and a stiff breeze so feels a little cooler. This morning we headed into Innsbruck itself to capture some of the beautiful scenery in and around the town, and soak up some of the Christmas Market atmosphere. The new Manfrotto …

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Big Ant and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – Day 2

A beautiful day in Austria – brilliant sun and a crisp -6 degrees C! Start of the JWC competition today with Mica McNeill and Nikki McSweeney are drawn off 3rd at 14:00 local time here in Igls. The girls had a good practice session yesterday and hopes are high for the competition today. We’ll have …

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Big Ant and the British Bobsleigh Team in Innsbruck – Day 1

An early start at 5am saw a really cold and very frosty morning. Heathrow Airport were cancelling flights due to freezing fog, so fingers were crossed that it would stay warm enough down at Gatwick for us to fly. Luck stayed with us and we took off on time for an uneventful flight into Innsbruck …

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Simon Smith, Tippers and Big Ant Video

Simon Smith, Tippers and Big Ant Video

Just had a great weekend filming the fabulous Simon Smith at the equally fabulous Tippers Builders Merchants in Lichfield. Tippers staged a Christmas market, with Simon demonstrating his amazing skills using the Rangemaster Induction cookers. The audience got to see in fantastic detail everything Simon did, picking up tips and tricks from one of the …

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