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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.
Bugs,Please load the ASRA accounts and minutes here.Click here for the full story
Started by bernie Jan 1, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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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Time for a reboot!
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
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 http://www.naroomanewsonline.com.au/story/1503018/southern-street-l...
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.
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.
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
OK - thanks guys.
We don't have a big stock of stickers at the moment. Need to print more.
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