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On the road to Almabtrieb IDF world cup

News from the Basement Skate Blog

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

Which World Cup?



The…

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Added by Robbo on July 21, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

This is your chance to be in! BoarderX coming to the masses

Testing out my over vert lines

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…

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Added by Robbo on October 11, 2013 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

The Next Level is Here - Boarder-X

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…

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Added by Robbo on April 24, 2013 at 8:30 — 12 Comments

The Serious Business of Organizing Events

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…

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Added by Robbo on March 13, 2013 at 7:58 — No Comments

The World is Watching... IDF World Cup Tour 2013

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

The IDF World Tour…

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Added by Robbo on March 1, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

The Greatest Show on Earth Begins

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.…

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Added by Robbo on February 2, 2013 at 11:00 — 23 Comments

New Future for Downhill Skateboarding

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…

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Added by Robbo on October 29, 2012 at 21:00 — 58 Comments

Jack's Attack

 

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…

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Added by Robbo on October 10, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Australian IGSA World Cup Series

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…

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Added by Robbo on February 1, 2012 at 12:30 — 6 Comments

Bombin the Lighthouse

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,…

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Added by Robbo on September 14, 2011 at 7:50 — 2 Comments

Kiss of the Hill

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

Added by Robbo on July 3, 2011 at 21:00 — 14 Comments

Ben Hay Continues Winning Run at MOTH III

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. 

 

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Added by Robbo on February 1, 2011 at 23:00 — 15 Comments

2011 IGSA World Cup Schedule Announcement

World Cup Expands To Nine Events!!!



Written by: Marcus Rietema IGSA



Petaluma, California, USA – The International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) is excited to announce the 2011 IGSA World Cup Series schedule for Downhill Skateboarding and Street Luge. Visiting nine countries and five continents in 2011, the schedule has expanded reflecting the strong… Click here for the full story

Added by Robbo on November 10, 2010 at 6:37 — 17 Comments

Erban Sets a New World Speed Record of 130.08 km/h

Written by Marcus Rietema

Saturday, 02 October 2010





Boulder, Colorado - Mischo Erban shattered his own IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Record on Thursday, September 31, 2010 when he reached an official speed of 130.08 km/h (80.83 mph) at a secret location in Colorado. This represents an astonishing increase of 13% over his previous record of 113.02 km/h (70.23 mph).



27-year old Erban, who lives in Vernon, BC, Canada rode a longboard using a… Click here for the full story

Added by Robbo on October 3, 2010 at 12:00 — 29 Comments

Newton's Calls for Volunteers

Aussie legend Steve Daddow gets some much needed protection from the crowd by ASRA hard men and Newton's volunteers Dave "Don't look at me" Miller and Scott "The Guff" Guthrie


The only thing better than smashing into a hay wall at 100km/h is watching it happen from 3 feet away. Without our volunteers events like this just would not happen. ASRA is calling out for volunteers to help make the action happen.



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Added by Robbo on September 9, 2010 at 22:30 — 24 Comments

Newton's Nation registration is now open!

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.

At last years event the total rider cap was set at 200; this year's rider cap across all disciplines has been reduced to 160. In combination with a radical new race format never before attempted at an IGSA event and the reduced rider cap you will have more chances than ever to win or… Click here for the full story

Added by Robbo on September 2, 2010 at 19:00 — 28 Comments

Scars, Tattoos & Skateboards: The Rise of the Phoenix

Polymorph Art Gallery is hosting a 2 week exhibition as part of Fringe Festival. ‘Scars, Tattoos & Skateboards: The Rise of the Phoenix’ will feature the art of Paul Stragapede; an electrician-come tattooed man-come phoenix.



Stragapede was part of a work cover debacle with Energy Australia when in the course of his work he suffered third degree burns across his chest,… Click here for the full story

Added by Robbo on August 31, 2010 at 8:30 — 6 Comments

Reimer makes it a double at Almabtrieb

Australian Jackson Shapeira Takes Second





Reimer leads Shapiera and Switzer at the entrance of Risch Corner. Photo Pierre Gamby




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…

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Added by Robbo on July 19, 2010 at 6:30 — 24 Comments

Jacko takes second at Sheep Creek

Written by Cailin Cousins

For the local Williams Lake News





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…

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Added by Robbo on June 9, 2010 at 9:11 — 3 Comments

Newton's Nation just gets bigger!!





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…

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Added by Robbo on June 6, 2010 at 9:30 — 7 Comments

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