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Discussion Forum

Slalom Ranking System 2014 Season 14 Replies

Discussion group to form the sub-committee of ASRA, who are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the sport of slalom skateboard racing is properly governed, and has a clear set of rules so that that it can grow strongly for the next…Click here for the full story

Started by bernie. Last reply by bernie Jan 1, 2015.

ASRA Accounts and Minutes

Bugs,Please load the ASRA accounts and minutes here.Click here for the full story

Started by bernie Jan 1, 2015.

Local World Cup Entry Fees etc 7 Replies

Sorry if you guys think I'm just having a gripe but the Enry Fee's for the World Cup Rounds here in Oz are a bit extreme I feel. Don't know what they are o/s and it doesn't really matter for me as I'm not racing o/s.Ya know it all gets a wee bit…Click here for the full story

Started by Trikes. Last reply by Bugs May 15, 2013.

The future of high level racing in australia? 26 Replies

Hey all, just a few questions I'm sure you older guys can help me answer. I'll start here - Last Newtons is about the saddest news I've ever heard, Hitting this track is a dream and while i don't think I'll be ready this year I'd love to see the…Click here for the full story

Started by Jonny Hurn. Last reply by Dani Feb 28, 2013.

ASRA v Facebook 9 Replies

Just putting this out here for your thoughts.....I have been noticing that Facebook is taking over as the defacto news site for skateboarding.Not everyone is on facebook, and for those that are, the amount of crap that you have to sift through to…Click here for the full story

Started by bernie. Last reply by Deeks63 Feb 8, 2013.

Thanks from the inliners - Mt. Keira

Guys, On behalf of the inliners:We had a blast down at Keira, the atmosphere was fantastic. Really appreciate the huge effort that went into organising this event! Hope to see you guys again soon,QB and the inlinersClick here for the full story

Started by QB Apr 23, 2012.

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ASRA Admin
Comment by bernie on January 1, 2015 at 12:06

Time for a reboot!

Premium Member
Comment by Daniel Monaghan on February 19, 2014 at 9:03
What is ASRA's stance on points for events that are limited by numbers, local riders first or age? How did the slalom points stack up for last year? Where can I find details? Thanks Danny

Premium Member
Comment by murrah on May 16, 2013 at 7:41

ps the luge community is having a growth spurt we are not dropping in numbers this is a urban myth haha in my area luge to total population is one in every 250 people with new riders coming into the sport

Premium Member
Comment by murrah on May 16, 2013 at 7:28

hi guys i do understand the aspects of of promotion and ratings.most of the luge community dont have anything against skaters we all enjoy the same rush when it comes to the crunch. ive tried to keep an open mind on the subject some of the hostility was was warranted some was an over reaction. but i dont want to see it become a saga with gromes who are easily influenced picking up the attitude so this crap goes on for years i hope you can see my point. and on a lighter note great event shame it costs so much to enter.haha . got you some media for newton this week.enjoy

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on May 15, 2013 at 22:40

The main commentator (Bricin) has always said shit about luge - in fact he's massively toned it down since the days when he used to encourage everybody attending to boo whenever a luger rode the track.

These days he's tame. He's also a fairly equal-opportunity hater; everybody cops it. Some skaters had stuff said about them that although witty was far worse than anything said about lugers as a group.

Another thing - nobody at the event pays too much attention to the shit he says, partly cos they're having too much fun riding the track, and partly cos it's so obvious that he's not a mean-spirited guy, even when he's talking shit. Ask the Lugers who attended Newtons how they feel about it. They made a point of coming up to me to disown the criticism of Bricin's commentary coming from that particular section of their own community.

From an ASRA perspective we go to a lot of trouble to accommodate luge in the face of commercial forces that wish it gone, and in the face of a luge community whose numbers are dwindling and sometimes seem dominated by people hostile to us.

As for the question of "who decided not to show luge on Saturday?" - the answer is the TV crew. Two reasons - there was no luge racing on Saturday, only practice, and secondly they wanted to maximise ratings and they can see that the ratings drop off when luge is broadcast.

Premium Member
Comment by David Evans on May 15, 2013 at 19:24

Murrah, the commentators and camera crew have a really hard job to do to entertain the online viewers. Without the massive amount of these viewers sponsors are going to be less likely to continuously get involved in the event.

Unfortunately when the luge were on track and shown views considerably decreased. At this stage a large part is about keeping the viewers happy unfortunately. 

Premium Member
Comment by murrah on May 4, 2013 at 11:59

hi guys its a bit pathetic that the commentary crew at newton have to act like groms and have sarcastic digs at luge shows how childish some are. and who  decided not show luge this morning. very lame guys

Premium Member
Comment by Deeks63 on April 25, 2013 at 13:15

OK - thanks guys.

Premium Member
Comment by Adam on April 25, 2013 at 13:15
Deeks pm me your address I have a dozen or so that rob McWhinnie gave me ages back. Ill send you a few;)

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on April 25, 2013 at 12:58

We don't have a big stock of stickers at the moment. Need to print more.



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