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Bugs's News Stories – January 2009 Archive (2)

The Hill Mastered



Jackson Shapiera edged out Dennis Westphal in a thrilling final to become downhill skateboarding's Master of the Hill. Dave Kelly took out the Luge, while in Classic Luge Adam Sparks had to come from behind to overtake Brad Sterritt.



The skateboarding final was a classic. Jackson and Dennis raced the entire course side-by-side, neither able to pull in front of the other. The racer with the inside line on the corner would pull marginally ahead, only to lose the… Click here for the full story

Added by Bugs on January 18, 2009 at 20:30 — 14 Comments

Rant: On Gravity

Gravity Sucks



The following is my own personal rant. Fire away!



Why do people use the terms "gravity" and "gravity sports"? All sports rely on gravity, so using "gravity" to define your sport is completely meaningless. Golf requires gravity. Football requires gravity. Swimming requires gravity.



What does the average person think when they hear "gravity sports"? I have no idea, but I bet it's not racing skateboards or luges (or… Click here for the full story

Added by Bugs on January 12, 2009 at 10:48 — 2 Comments

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