Youngblood Rising: Learn the name Rob Hazelwood


This past weekend, Syndicate Skier Rob Hazelwood tied the long standing British U21 Mens Slalom record with a score of 3 buoys at 41’off / 36mph (10.25 meters / 58k).

Prior to his record set at Lago Valle Maipo, Chile, Rob felt hyper confident on his Syndicate PRO and new Syndicate Hardshell boot,”It’s an awesome set up and has changed my off side forever! Just yesterday we had a tournament and got a 2@41 on the pro and feel dialed in.”  I’m getting back to being super comfortable on the PRO again and got a 1@41 today at another site which is good for confidence and another round tomorrow.”

Adding to the significance, Rob’s personal best/record effort, the U21 British Slalom record had been long held by his cousin and fellow Syndicate teammate Will Asher. Asher shared a few words on his cousin’s accomplishment, “At the 2003 World U21 Championships in Santiago, Chile I got the 3@41 record. 16 years later my youngest cousin shares the record with me…it’s pretty surreal. To say I’m proud is an understatement. I don’t get to ski with him often, but when I do his hunger for the sport is clear. I’m looking forward to learning from him and sharing experiences.”

About Rob:

Rob Hazelwood has the ski fire in his blood. Born & raised in England, Rob is the latest edition of the Asher/Hazelwood ski dynasty, that produced to Syndicate Pro Will Asher, Tom Asher, ski legend Mike Hazelwood and many more super skiers. First on the water at the ripe age of 2, Rob has taken advantage of every opportunity for ski sets he can get. Famous for his quick succession by becoming the U12 and U17 British slalom record holder, 2016 Junior World Slalom Champion, taking 2nd at 2015 junior Masters, winning u21 at Rob is infamous around his home lake for hogging water-time. Stepping into the pro scene, Rob is already running into 41’off/36mph and jumping well over 200ft. Judging based on his intrinsic drive and talent, it’s not a question of IF Rob becomes a dominant force in Pros, but WHEN.

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Unfortunately a day or two after his record, Rob crashed while turning 3@41’off in practice suffering a serious forearm injury, requiring surgery. We wish Rob luck in his recovery. As driven as he is, we have no doubt he’ll be charging back up the ranks before long.