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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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Newton's Rider Profile: Leigh Griffiths


Adelaide's reputation for producing bizarrely sadistic murderers needs an update; it's become home to a new tribe of young longboarders who shred the dry hills that ring the city. The fastest of this tribe is Leigh Griffiths, a quietly spoken guy who somehow always finds a way to the front of the pack down the hill.

We tracked Leigh down to his… Click here for the full story

Added by Bugs on October 26, 2009 at 10:16 — 16 Comments

Sponsors Announced for Newton's Playground

Putting on a big event like newton's Playground is only possible with the help of our sponsors. Most of these businesses have been part of building the downhill and racing scene in Australia from the start and now continue to contribute cash and time to make the big events possible. We also have some new partners that see the same potential that we do in building a series of big downhill events in Australia and have…

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Added by Robbo on October 22, 2009 at 20:30 — 14 Comments

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Newton's Rider Profile: Gabe Gwynne

Gabe leads Robbo through the esses at Waterworld

One of the youngest riders at Newton's '09 will be Gabe Gwynne from Sydney. Although still young enough to be at school, Gabe is carving out a reputation in the Sydney downhill scene as one to watch at Newton's.

Gabe has a few big advantages over other riders his age; he's fast, fearless, and he's been mentored by a hard-riding group of…

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Added by Bugs on October 20, 2009 at 10:30 — 16 Comments

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