thoroughly committed to bringing glory to Team GB! - now hooked on the CoolBoard
Ed’s first comments:
‘Love the coolboards! It is by far the best type of balance board i have used, because it isnt just one axis, Chemmy has been using it and only has good things to say about it also.
I was using it in the build up to the games and was in the gym with Chemmy, who is friends with lots of the men and women on the world cup tour (im still only just getting to know them!) but anyway we were down in the gym using the CoolBoard when Axel Lund Svindal came down (best all round skier in the world) and he tried it and thought it was great, it was actually hard to get him off the thing!!!’
Quotes from Ed’s CoolBoard interview
- ‘there are many small movements in skiing that are hard to replicate in the gym... so to have CoolBoard which works these muscles is fantastic’
- ‘CoolBoard has been crucial to my training.... and I can feel the benefits in balance and stability when skiing’
- ‘CoolBoard adds spice and variety to training’
- ‘I used CoolBoard for knee rehab – CoolBoard is a great step – it works the small muscles and adds stability’
Ed Drake has been Britain's number one male Alpine skier, and now uses CoolBoard in his training after realising the benefits.
After competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics and achieving 4 top 40 results in Alpine events he has had several problems with injury which will make selection for the 2014 Olympics a big ask. So Ed is now preparing to enter Ski Cross for the 2014 Winter Olympics... he hasn’t finished with Alpine, but want to try Ski Cross before making an decisions. We wish him luck, especially as he will be getting nothing from our government to help with his training after the collapse of SnowsportGB – a great shame.
Yet at 26, he is only just beginning his ski racing career - research shows that male skiers peak at 32 years of age. He is in the vanguard of Britain's new generation of ski racers, which looks like being the most successful for many decades and he's been winning national championships for many years.
"I want to be an Olympian and ultimately my main goal is to win it. You've got to shoot high.
Ed Drake commented that 'Being in the Olympics is something that I have dreamed about since I first pulled on a start bib. I would have not been able to realise this dream without my family, friends, sponsors and supporters. The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of our sport, that is where I plan to bring out my best performance!