The 2010 Australian Slalom Series kicked off on the weekend with a double-header, with B-Rad Pearson dominating in the ditch, and Haggy Strom returning from the wilderness to take out the head-to-head slalom. B-Rad and Nathan Paff share the overall lead on a crowded list, with only two points separating the top four.
NACCOS riders swept the podium at Kincumber. Traditional Kincumber master Glen Mills took second, with Ben Hay close… Click here for the full story
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Jackson Shapiera survived a challenge from UK slalom ace Paul Price to register his fifth win from seven races to cap a dominant year in the 2009 Conehead Cup. Price came second just 0.3 second behind, pushing Nathan Paff into third place by only 0.1 second.
The final race of the 2009 Conehead Cup lacked the drama of the 2008 final. Last year was a shootout between Jackson Shapiera and Steve Daddow, but this year the top two had been decided in advance, with Jackson… Click here for the full story
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Jackson Shapiera dominated the Canberra leg of the Conehead Cup with wins in both the Stromlo dual-slalom and the Ainslie Ditch. Rival Steve Daddow had a tough weekend with two fourth places and two bad slams, while B-rad Pearson finally put his all-round skating ability into effect with a sixth placing at Stromlo and a second at Ainslie.
With four wins and two second places in his six races, Jackson has built an unassailable lead in this years points race. Wih just one… Click here for the full story
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Steve Daddow won his first Conehead Cup race of 2009, remaining undefeated throughout the day and striking back at his main rival Jackson Shapiera who had to settle for second. Nathan Paff took third by edging out Haggy Strom by 0.03 of a second.
This was Melbourne's first time hosting the Conehead Cup, and the classic Melbourne winter weather; cold, wet and windy, was appreciated by all. The morning produced loads of frustration; the racers were unable to practice… Click here for the full story
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The cream of Australia's downhill skateboard and luge riders gathered in the tropical heat of Townsville for a weekend of thrashing themselves on the steep and winding Mt Stuart road, located on the edge of town.
For the most part there was no competition; this was a charity freeride to raise money for prostate cancer; the "bastard" that has to be beaten.
And beatings were the order of the weekend as all riders took some hits on a road that challenged everybody.… Click here for the full story
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Jackson Shapiera and Ramón Königshausen shared the honours in the first Conehead Cup of 2009, with Jackson winning the ditch and Ramón getting his revenge in the head-to-head slalom.
Kincumber ditch is notorious for being wet at just the hint of rain, yet was miraculously dry on Saturday after a solid week's rain. A field of 23 riders took on the challenge, with Switzerland's Ramón Königshausen setting the early pace by using a slalom board and slalom-style pump to… Click here for the full story
Added by Bugs on April 6, 2009 at 12:30 —
The 2009 Conehead Cup kicks off at Australia's slalom hotbed - the NSW Central Coast
On April 4 riders from around Australia will converge on Kincumber
; Australia's fastest, gnarliest and most picturesque ditch for the legendary ditch slalom.
On April 5 the second leg will be held at… Click here for the full story
Added by Bugs on March 12, 2009 at 9:00 —
took out his third Conehead Cup race of 2008 at the Pump Station on Saturday while arch-rival Steve Daddow took second. Haggy Strom returned from injury to take third place.
The result gave Jackson the points he needed to clinch the overall win in the 2008 Conehead Cup. Steve was just a few points behind in second place, while Paul Carey came in… Click here for the full story
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After this weekend the 2008 Conehead Cup will be over. The winner will be whoever best comes to terms with the gnar-factor of the Pump Station hill.
The 2008 series has featured two head-to-head tight slaloms (Sidonia
), a single-lane… Click here for the full story
Added by Bugs on October 28, 2008 at 22:02 —
Two races, two winners...it was all tied up in the capital. Jackson Shapiera drilled the Teeth of Doom while Steve Daddow blitzed the Streets of Zoom. After four races in this year's Conehead Cup they have two wins each and the series will be decided at Race 5 in Sydney
Saturday dawned with flashbacks to Round 1 at the Central Coast - a ditch… Click here for the full story
Added by Bugs on October 6, 2008 at 22:30 —
The Conehead Cup moves to Canberra for two days of racing over the October long weekend. Saturday is ditch-racing in the famously toothed Ainslie Ditch, and Sunday will be slalom at Stromlo Circuit.
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, including accommodation suggestions, photos of the ditch, maps, and… Click here for the full story
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avenged his Round 1 Conehead Cup defeat last night with a single blistering run that shut down Jackson Shapiera
's hopes of gaining a big lead in the overall Conehead Cup table
Steve's winning… Click here for the full story
Added by Bugs on September 14, 2008 at 18:00 —
Round 1 of the 2008 Conehead Cup was all about the weather. Saturday's ditch race was cancelled/postponed because of water in the ditch, so instead the racers congregated at the Sidonia Garden, the site of Sunday's race, for an extended practice session. Occasional drizzle meant frequent periods where everybody waited until the course dried before resuming tweaking technique and gear.
Awaking on Sunday to grey skies and drizzle, it seemed… Click here for the full story
Added by Bugs on June 15, 2008 at 21:30 —
The Conehead Cup is a slalom race series held in Australia each year. In 2008 the Conehead Cup will be held over four weekends, with two of those weekends being double-headers. The schedule is:
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- 14-15 June - Central Coast: Slalom and ditch race
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The final count, complete with sister-kissing ties and slash-your-wrist one-point winners and losers.
What can I say? Without doubt the best slalom race series ever held in Australia this century! Thanks to everybody who came along and was part of it - definitely history in the making.
Paul Carey takes 3rd place:… Click here for the full story
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In my opinion, that was the best course of the series (and I didn't even set it - credit for that goes to Mick Mulhall, with help from Haggy). It was easily the fastest race of the series, and nearly everybody was a little intimidated by the speed and the gnarly run-out. But I hope those sorts of speeds are the future of slalom here - its such an adrenaline rush to skate, and the people watching got a real sense of… Click here for the full story
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Technical troubles with the timing system meant this race had to be converted from a dual-lane elimination to a single-lane jam session.
In the end the results had a familiar look, with Haggy, Steve and Paul taking the spots on the podium.
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- 15.46 Haggy Strom
- 15.94 Steve Daddow
- 16.22 Paul Carey
- 16.42 Dave Robertson
- 16.43 Mick Mulhall
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Hi folks, I'm back in Sydney after spending a night in a Canberra hospital with a fractured sternum and suspected heart damage! Eventually the doctors ruled out any damage to the heart, but it was a bit of a freak-out.
The head-to-head racing was awesome - it was really exciting to watch, and I think led to a couple of people (me being one of them) trying a bit too hard to get to the finish line too quickly.
It's amazing how… Click here for the full story
Added by Bugs on July 5, 2007 at 0:30 —
Round 2 of the 2007 Conehead Cup went off with a record 38 riders from around Australia taking on the flesh-tearing crete of Kincumber Ditch.
After an extended period of wet weather, a couple of days of sun had us optimistic that the ditch would be dry, and so it seemed when we arrived. But although the sunny weather held, the accumulated moisture in the side of the hill began to seep through the concrete, slowly making one side of the course wet and… Click here for the full story
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