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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Geez, ya don't come on the site for a few hours and Bugs proves us ALL wrong - He does have a heart!!!!

Get well soon mate and don't forget you can never push that button on the pethadein drip too often

get well soon

Hey Bugs
The rest of Cambodia wasn't at all like the "Killing Fields" haha. Hope you enjoyed your time there we did. 
Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery. Who knows when we will run into each other again, soon hopefully
Get better quickly!!  See you soon! 
Thanks again folks for the kind words. Haggy, Robbo and Trav visited last night - very cheering.

Here's what the inside of my heart looks like:

Bugs ripping at NACCOS Gnar Park last year:

Wishing you a quick recovery Bugs!
Get well soon!

get well soon brother

Feel better bro, hope the nurses are hot and the sponge baths hotter ;)



SHIT NEWS...good outcome though Bug''s to more skating with you.

Heal up Bugs.

Fast and solid recovery buddy , from Josh E , Lance and Anita

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