ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

Hi All


ASRA's secretary and all-around champion dude Colin "Bugs" Beck is currently in hospital after having open-heart surgery yesterday afternoon.  He had to replace a faulty aortic valve.

Bugs does a lot of behind-the-scenes work at ASRA, maintaining the rankings and designing all the race formats and whiz-bang excel spreadsheets.  He also sets some mean slalom courses and drinks his coffee one way - black!

If you are a friend of Colin's please consider a visit over the coming days, I'm sure he would appreciate it.  Or if you would like to send a postcard or motivational pictures of yourself skating, the address is below:


Colin Beck

Level 10, Coronary Care Unit

St Vincent's Hospital

390 Victoria Street  
Darlinghurst NSW 2010


Here's a video explaining the problem:


And for those of you with a strong stomach, here is a video of how they open up the chest:

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damn, i'm gob smacked, such a good all round doode, sending positive vibes for a fast recovery....

get well bugs,sending you good wishes and fast recovery vibes,.....

Whoa! thats so full on

Get well soon mate!

best wishes bugs, here is hoping for a speedy recovery and seeing you back on a deck in no time

get well soon dude stay rad

Wishing you all the best Bugs, show em who's boss.

God damn it Bugs, one more thing for me to be terrified of getting! 

Hope your recovery is quick and easy and your back on your feet soon! 

Geez Bugs, another blow to the sternum! Get well soon mate!

I will light a candle for ya mate. The father of Aust sk8 racing. Love ya mate! Get well soon.

get well Colin,

what a shock -  you don't mess about - 

angiogram was enough for me

rest up 


Nice work folks - keep the good cheer coming. 

I visited Bugs earlier this evening and he is ok but pretty pooped.  The op went well tho and the doctors are happy.  Now it's just a long recovery time, even longer than when he cracked his sternum in Canberra a few years ago, ha!  But we're hoping (and praying...!) he'll be back in action in time for Keira and Newton's.

He's replaced his aortic valve with a cow's so give him a big "Moo" the next time you see him. 

In for a valve job, just like K Rudd!

St V's is one of the best places in the world for that.

do it easy Colin.


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