ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

fairly grom question but im goin to as it anyway coz ive searched this site for an answer and can't find one so will bear 852 trucks be suitable for the Mt Panorama track? or do i need to buy some precision trucks? 

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several good points especially the speed one

look there are practice runs right? so first one get to know the track second add some more speed. It's called pacing your self i dont expect to win or even get a good spot in the standings i just want to race have fun talk to some top riders and get some tips. i dont care if i air brake the whole way down to the elbow and tuck down conrod

oh the 6m cliff i fractured my ankle and 2 ribs sorry bad example   

this has gone wwwaaayyyy past gear n shit but still its all good info   

Dani said:

I think one of Jacko's main points has been missed. Just because the top guys are riding this hill at 90 to 100 odd clicks, doesn't mean that you will be. In fact, 90% of people probably aren't. Depending on your ability the course is not difficult if you are standing and airbraking the whole track (which many people do at all races). Speed control (as we all know) is the most crucial learning curve of skating down hills. If your tucking and taking race lines, thats when the track gets gnar, if your not then it's not that bad. It's wide, the corners aren't super tight and the surface grips like your mums hand.

 

I don't think to many top riders have been injured on the track. Jacko (who was pushing the limits beyond comprehension), Yvon got hit by another luge and broke some ribs and Daddow did a stuntmans backflip but other than shock he faired well. 2009 was the worst year I saw for injuries. Every run of 4 people there was a crash. It was the inexperienced that were eating bails though (myself included), not the ''pros''. Last year the improvement was 100 fold. People stepped up, crashes were rare and the increase in skill coming from all riders from grom to ''pro'' was nothing short of incredible to see. People learn't how to airbrake and wash speed instead of panicking and doing silly things. Another 3 years like that and we won't even need hay bails any more :P  

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the only thing i wanted to know was if bear trucks were suitable for this race if you bothered to read the top

James said:

Most of those things would injure most people and have them out of the game for quite a substantial amount of time. I HIGHLY doubt that you fell off a 6m high cliff without breaking something let alone doing that at 60ks. And falling on your butt at 80ks is different to slamming into the hay at 80. If you were truly confident enough to do Mt. Panorama you wouldn't have started this topic...

Alexander said:

ive crashed hard before at 70-80ksive hit trees gone off a 6m cliff at 60ks ive hit rock barriers and guard rails yes i know crashing fuckn hurts

i might try the centrax wheels ive heard good feedback on them

And you couldn't answer that question your self why?

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Gabe said:

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i wanted to know if anyone had used these trucks on panorama before or if they used cast trucks in general

James said:

And you couldn't answer that question your self why?

 Im pretty sure Katie raced newtons on INDY 215's last year. Its not yer trucks, its you.

yes several people have said that one simple answer has turned into a shit fight 

I still think it's a bit of money to spend just to have a skate on a mountain.  BTB would probably serve a much better purpose to you.  As many runs as you can handle over a couple of days, no one busting their hump to get to the bottom first, just speed and a lot of fun.

 

I think you should really consider saving for that instead of Newtons, or even as well as Newtons!

x2 you will have heaps more fun at BTB and learn a crap load. you wont be able to walk by the end of it :)

 

BTB aint cheap either; plane tickets, chip in for car hire&fuel, accom, food, wheels... start saving.

 

Skittles said:

I still think it's a bit of money to spend just to have a skate on a mountain.  BTB would probably serve a much better purpose to you.  As many runs as you can handle over a couple of days, no one busting their hump to get to the bottom first, just speed and a lot of fun.

 

I think you should really consider saving for that instead of Newtons, or even as well as Newtons!

What Benbro and Phil said and what Owen said 'going fast around bends is completely different'. Bathurst has some knarly corners and has a sshit load of leather, skin and broken bone collectoin going on. So tweak that set up for corners with changing undulations..........Trikes

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