TEENAGER Dean Horsfield is full of tricks and flicks - and he is hoping it will make him a name in the snowboarding world.
The 14-year-old entered his first competitions in the sport last weekend - and he came away with a bronze medal in the Burton AM series which included competitors from all over England and Austria as well as the British Under 14 overall champion.
"He has done really well," said mum Linda, who works at Hyndburn Sports Centre.
"It was his first competitions last weekend and it was great for him to win a medal."
Before this, the St Christophers pupil competed on Friday at Castleford - the Natural Born Riders event - and finished third in that meaning he qualifies for a finals day at Milton Keynes today.
"Dean was a bit disappointed as he fell and so missed out on any points for that part and he thought he could have done better but he still qualified for today's super final and has still done well," added Linda.
Dean, who travels around with his dad Andrew, will be up against around 10 others in the final with two runs where he will have to show his ability on kickers and rails.
It has been a rapid rise to success for the 14-year-old who only took up snowboarding aged 11.
"He always used to do outdoor sports and has tried surfing, rock climbing, cycling and rallying and then started kiteboarding in Southport. He then just decided to have a go at snowboarding," said his mum.
Dean, who is over six foot tall, got involved at Ski Rossendale but has since moved on to Xscape at Castleford in Leeds - a huge centre for extreme sports and leisure activities.
"He trains two nights a week from 7-11pm every Thursday and Friday and really enjoys it.
"He has been having lessons and learning techniques - the tricks and the jumps. He has also been on snowboard schools in Italy.
"It is an expensive sport as Dean is on his sixth snowboard and they can cost up to £500 but we hope he has a bright future in the sport.
"He hasn't been able to enter competitions in the summer because he tore his ligaments on a trampoline but he has now got third in his first two competitions and he is hoping to go to the Orange Ams British Championships awards in Switzerland next March."