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Maga and Rob head to Almabtrieb in search of IDF World Cup glory and find a country already celebrating another world cup. IDF WORLD CUP RACE REPORT
On the road to Almabtrieb - Rob McWhinnie
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Added by Robbo on July 21, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
The Be the Influence Boarder X is being busted out to the masses. If you want in – and believe me you will want in – then you need to get on your keyboard and smash out a few details.
There is no charge to race these events and you can sign up to as many event…
Boarder-X has been the dream of of just about every longboarder since the beginning of time. We have all seen it half attempted overseas on a number of occasions over the last decade. The problem with boarder-x is its not something you can half do, its one of those events that is either go big or go home. Well ASRA has decided to go big!!!
This all started many years ago with dreams of hug ramps, massive berms and giant humps. Its the event that…Click here for the full story
Taken from The IDF website
There are many reasons why the IDF came about. For years we wanted a real and legitimately accountable structure, we wanted to end the one man show, we want to bring economies of scale to our sport and direct funding to our riders and our events. We wanted to raise the professionalism for our members and utilize the skills that permeate across our sport but that have been under utilized for years. Some of these things we have succeeded at…Click here for the full story
Added by Robbo on March 13, 2013 at 7:58 — No Comments
The world is watching and its time to deliver. Welcome to the IDF World Tour - the greatest show of downhill skateboarding ever seen. This year we will have eight of the best World Cup race tracks ever ridden to showcase the best talent across the planet. Immersed in that will be a series of WQS events in Europe, North America and South America that will be the stepping stone to world cup glory and form the foundation of the 2013 IDF World Tour
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Added by Robbo on March 1, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
Its that time again...The Newton's show is on the road. Over the years we have had a great time at the world famous Mt Panorama track but after lots of consideration we have decided to make this the last ever Newton's event. If you want the chance to ride this track in your lifetime than this is your time. Priority registration begins on February 16 for your chance to race and win against the world's best on the world's most intense race track.…Click here for the full story
Welcome to the new future of downhill skateboarding. Over the last five years ASRA has run both World Cup and World Championship downhill events under the banner of the IGSA. While we have had many successes in this relationship we have also had many struggles in the way we believe the international scene should be headed.
At this time and with the growth in our sport, ASRA needs to affiliate with a group that is more closely aligned with the democratic and…Click here for the full story
Welcome to the West Coasts first ever sanctioned downhill event. On the 24th of November the best of the West will face off against the best of everywhere else to take the Jack's Attack title.
The showdown will happen at Barbagallo Raceway on Jack's Hillclimb Track and will hopefully be the first of many big-time West Australian Downhill…Click here for the full story
Added by Robbo on October 10, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
Welcome to the richest leg of downhill racing the world has ever seen. During 10 days in April the worlds best will converge on Australian shores for the start of the IGSA World Tour. Riders from North America, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia will face off against the best riders in Australia for $30,000 in cash and the…Click here for the full story
Taken from the Hopkin Skate Blog
Words By Rob McWhinnie
The road trip has begun!
After working for 3 months, out injured for 7, Maga and I have hit the road from Byron and we’re off to Sydney. From there it is back to Peru and South America at the end of October.
On the 8th,…Click here for the full story
Tiia (right) riding the race line with Mel
It all began when... (words of Maga)
Robby and I moved to Byron at the start of the year and 5 Months ago I started a group of skateboarder-girls called The… Click here for the full story
NSW rider Ben Hay has continued his recent dominance of the Australian domestic racing scene with a commanding performance to take out the the 3rd Master Of The Hill event. In a highly fancied field he led from start to finish beating QLD rider Corey Leeson who was in a tight battle for second with Jackson Shapeira.
Unless you have been living on another planet you should be aware that open registration for the IGSA World Cup in Bathurst starts at 8am this Saturday 4th September.
Hungerzell, Germany- Kevin Reimer continued the domination he showed all week by winning each of his heats and earning his second straight IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Championship. Australian Jackson Shapiera won a close battle over Patrick Switzer and…Click here for the full story
About 15 longboarders arrived at the Sheep Creek bridge just West of Williams Lake yesterday afternoon, ready to take on 'the hill' for the 6th year in a row at what these extreme athletes called the 'Sheep…Click here for the full story
This years IGSA World Cup in Bathurst is looking to be the biggest yet. ASRA has been hard at work over the last 5 months looking at ways to raise the profile again for this years event. We will be running the 2010 World Cup in conjunction with a festival promoter giving us the ability to put more of our focus into the racing. Alongside the extreme action Newton's will have an impressive lineup of top…Click here for the full story