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November 2009 News Stories (5)

Pitbull - Iris filming newtons 09

Gday guys,



Pitbull and iris pictures have teamed up to produce video coverage of this years event and are now an official media partner with ASRA for newtons playground world championships 2009.



The name of the project is downhill republic ( You may find more out if you Google search it ? )



Firstly what we hope to achieve is a higher level of media coverage for downhill sports both here and internationally.



Secondly we really want to show how broad… Click here for the full story

Added by Pitbull Productions on November 19, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments


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Newton's Rider Profile: Rob McWhinnie

Rob McWhinnie is one of those people who live a little "off-the-grid"; they seem to float around the ether before landing in front of you with a bang. Rob has been a quiet achiever for a while, but now he looks set to make his mark. He's a gifted all-round skater possessed of an effortless style, and with a new-found determination to dominate the downhill scene.



We caught up with Rob at his pad in the heart of Bomb Squad territory.

Enough of that mountain…

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Added by Bugs on November 18, 2009 at 13:30 — 20 Comments


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Newton's Rider Profile: Ching-Ling Ho



Everybody who stands at the top of Mt. Panorama has butterflies before pushing themselves towards the drop-off where the esses lie hidden and waiting. For Ching-Ling Ho it will be her first race, and with only a year-and-a-half of skate experience and confined to the flatlands of Melbourne, Ching could be excused for having more butterflies than most.



We chewed the fat with Ching to find out where's coming from and where she's going. …

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Added by Bugs on November 15, 2009 at 10:27 — 18 Comments

Newton's Playground Announces $10,000 Purse



The Australian Skateboard Racing Association and Newton's Playground event organizers are happy to announce a prize purse of $10,200 for this years event. We have moved heaven and earth to lift this years prize money to reflect the growth in participation and professionalism of our sport in Australia and around the world. We think this is reflected in the level of riding we are now seeing and hope this creates a…

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Added by Robbo on November 9, 2009 at 22:00 — 23 Comments


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Newton's Rider Profile: Nick Duffield



Watching Nick Duffield take on a hill is like a maths lesson; the eery precision of his lines gives him an effortless speed that no other luger or skater can match. At this year's Beat the Bastard freeride he blew everybody away with his combination of precision and fearlessness, and it'll be no surprise if he repeats his '08 Newton's Luge win in three weeks time at Mt. Panorama.



We caught up with the fastest man in Australia to find out a little more about… Click here for the full story

Added by Bugs on November 8, 2009 at 11:00 — 14 Comments

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