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May 2010 News Stories (8)

The Pros Put The Groms In Their Place

The second Noosa Hill Climb social event/freeride was on!

Photo by Meddii

The week leading up to this amazing event was glorious sunshine all week on the Sunshine Coast, living up to its name. However on Thursday and Friday rain and dark threatening clouds were putting the charity event on edge. Everyone was waiting for an official call.

Race day morning and there wasn't a cloud in the sky! Let's race! Was announced… Click here for the full story

Added by Elliot O on May 23, 2010 at 23:23 — 24 Comments

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Tasting the Gnar - Wellington Style

I arrived on the hill around 9am to be greeted by light showers and a freezing wind. The road in question is a narrow, rough, bumpy and steep run starting from a Wind Turbine and running for about 1.5kms to the finish line. The road surface was wet from morning showers and had the traction of wax polished ice. My first attempt down to negotiate the big lefty, i predrifted about 20 meters before the corner and continue to slide through the… Click here for the full story

Added by Trav on May 18, 2010 at 21:00 — 22 Comments

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ASRA hits BTB – Day IV - Luca and the magic pipe

I can't believe the weekend is over. I'm sitting here typing trying to keep my eyes open. I'm pooped. I've got the matchsticks out to hold up my eyelids. So please pardon any spelllling mistaykes... Anyhoot, what a weekend. Yesterday we ran the Super Giant Slalom for the second time - the fastest slalom race in the world. We had a big field, 28 racers, and everyone charged hard. For some people it was their first…

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Added by haggy on May 17, 2010 at 23:30 — 16 Comments

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ASRA hits BTB – Aussie skater hits kangaroo!!

Welcome to Mt Stuart! If you weren't here, well, you missed something special. It was nuts. In fact, it was so nuts my first run my gonads were firmly planted in my neck. It took a quick visit to the first aid tent and a friendly hand from from a friendly local to massage my babies back down to their normal spot well below my belly button. Thanks friendly local! You saved my last name from extinction.…

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Added by haggy on May 16, 2010 at 0:11 — 12 Comments

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ASRA hits BTB – Surviving the crocs Day III

Early morning skating... I was out for a pre-dawn roll when I ran into a raving party animal on his way back from the backpacker-filled and rum-fuelled nightclubs. Never caught his name, but did catch a few ghostly images of him rolling through the Townsville darkness.

The Night Rider - coming to party at a hill near you...!…

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Added by haggy on May 14, 2010 at 23:46 — 7 Comments

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ASRA hits BTB – Day II

Local rippers - Sean and Kelleigh, and some old farts...

It’s a little known fact that in 1979 James Hetfield of Metallica fame visited Townsville. It’s also a little known fact that before Metallica Hetfield was a guitarist in a Bee Gees cover band. He was a disco freak, all Abba and glammed to the hilt. Anyways, whilst in town(sville), Hetfield went for a stroll along the Ross River. He sat on the grass…

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Added by haggy on May 14, 2010 at 9:24 — 11 Comments

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ASRA hits BTB – Adventures in Pandora’s Box

So here we are. The week of Beat the Bastard. No, this event is not about beating up on an unwanted child. Au contraire, mon frères! This event is all about beating an unwanted and terrible illness – cancer. And in the process going fast downhill with a bunch of mad bastards!

Kanufi testing out the new ASRA downhill helmet.…

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Added by haggy on May 13, 2010 at 1:00 — 6 Comments

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Radelaide - Home of the Raddest Hills in Oz

Jackson Shapiera:

The first time i visited adelaide was in 2008, i went down to check out the scene and ride some of the hills they had down there. What i did not expect to find was a landscape filled with so many hills of all different types, all quiet with barely any traffic and just begging to be painted with lines of urethane. There was so much potential for downhill skateboarding in this city that i made it my goal to keep… Click here for the full story

Added by Jacko on May 6, 2010 at 15:00 — 24 Comments

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