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August 2009 News Stories (13)


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The Killswitch



K-Rimes - KILL SWITCH



The Killswitch says it all. The brainchild of Kevin “K-Rimes” Reimer is finally out and ready to steal your time, your urethane, and your minds. With years of experience riding downhill and a sharp mind, Kevin has taken the time to think about each and every movement you make when riding downhill, and how a board could make those maneuvers easier through being positively “locked in”. Ergonomics were the name of the… Click here for the full story

Added by Jacko on August 29, 2009 at 17:12 — 12 Comments

Big80 Wheels

The wheels are out now and they are 75mm tall with a 70mm contact patch. They are available in 80a and 83a. Please go to www.skatebig80.com and select retailers and find them in a store nearest to you.

Added by Jesse Scialfa on August 27, 2009 at 14:08 — 8 Comments

Erban Completes His Perfect Weekend

Race Report: Eastbourne Speed Days Day 3

Written by Marcus Rietema, IGSA

Sunday, 23 August 2009





Patrick Switzer leads Mischo Erban in the Downhill Skateboard Final. Photo Dean McNeill



Eastbourne, England - Mischo Erban completed his sweep of the 2009 Eastbourne Speed Days IGSA World Cup race with a dominant performance. He laid back and dropped to fourth at the start and…

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Added by Robbo on August 24, 2009 at 20:09 — 18 Comments

Erban Retains #1 Position in Final Qualifying

Race Report: Eastbourne Speed Days Day 2

Written by Marcus Rietema, IGSA

Saturday, 22 August 2009





Mischo Erban continued his domination of Eastbourne today. Photo Dean McNeill



Eastbourne England- Mischo Erban retained his number one qualifying position under perfect weather conditions that enabled him to lower his time by a staggering 11 seconds. His run that produced a time of 1:27.917 was…

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Added by Robbo on August 23, 2009 at 11:41 — 1 Comment

Erban Leads Day One Qualifiers

Race Report: Eastbourne Speed Days Day 1

Written by Marcus Rietema

Friday, 21 August 2009

IGSA





Mischo Erban on his way to posting Friday's fastest qualifying time. Photo Sven von Schlachta



Eastbourne, England - Mischo Erban paced the qualifying on a cool, windy day during the first day of Downhill Skateboard qualifiying for Sunday's Eastbourne Speed Days. The Canadian's time…

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Added by Robbo on August 22, 2009 at 16:44 — 12 Comments

Got some new pics for you. The night shots

Will post them when I get a minute. cheers Andrew

Added by Andrew Crook on August 21, 2009 at 8:22 — No Comments

Siegrist survives crash fest to win Padova GP

Race Report: Padova Grand Prix Day Three

Written by Marcus Rietema

Sunday, 02 August 2009



Padova GP podium- Martin Siegrist, Patrick Switzer and Stefan Ruefli. Photo Marcus Rietema



Padova, Italy- Martin Siegrist (SUI) survived a crash filled afternoon to win the Padova Grand Prix. Siegrist won by taking the lead early in each of his heats and riding out…

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Added by Robbo on August 13, 2009 at 1:32 — 8 Comments

Switzer Wins in Austria!



Ramsau, Austria- Canadian Patrick Switzer won yesterdays Fluderer LongboardJäm 09. He was followed by Australian Jackson Shapiera in second and Sebastian Hertler from Germany in third. Hertler had won rounds one and two of the series but faced some stiff competition from the international racers. Switzer and Shapiera are both staying in Europe waiting for next weeks European Championships in the Czech Republic and the next…

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Added by Robbo on August 11, 2009 at 10:10 — 15 Comments

Padova race report

We have put up a race report about Padova in Teolo , Italy.

http://www.hopkin.com.au/blog/2009/08/03/padova-igsa-world-cup-race-3/



There are also photos of the aussies in the "March of Nations" opening… Click here for the full story

Added by Hop on August 3, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

Thank-you for your messages of support

Thank-you for your messages of support. We are overwhelmed. We thought we were the only ones that knew he was so special.This was a terrible accident. If Anton could describe it he would say it was just shit bad luck. I have always encouraged my boys to live and to make the most of the time you have. I flew handgliders when I was Antons age and have snow skiied for years. I was just lucky I survived some close calls. Most of us could say the same. But you can't live in a shell and we all take… Click here for the full story

Added by Kate Smeets (nee Fricker) on August 3, 2009 at 8:19 — 2 Comments

Siegrist Jumps to Number One in Padova

Race Report: Padova Grand Prix Day Two

Written by Marcus Rietema at IGSA

Saturday, 01 August 2009

Martin Siegrist put in an incredible run to finish nearly a full second ahead of his nearest rival. Photo Bob Ozman…



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Added by Robbo on August 2, 2009 at 7:59 — 4 Comments


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Anton Fricker 1986-2009

Some very sad news; on Friday night, Anton (Anthony Fricker, AKA Skate Australia) was skating on the Gold Coast and had a tragic accident.



At the bottom of a run he came off his board and fell. His head took the full force, knocking him out. Emergency services were immediately called and Anton was rushed to hospital. He is currently on life support, while his family… Click here for the full story

Added by Bugs on August 2, 2009 at 0:00 — 60 Comments

James Kelly leads first day qualifying at Padova

Race Report: Padova Grand Prix, Day One

Written by Marcus Rietema

Friday, 31 July 2009

IGSA



James Kelly (USA) continues to impress. Photo Bob Ozman



Teolo, Italy- James Kelly and his…

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Added by Robbo on August 1, 2009 at 8:04 — 9 Comments

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