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Haggy's News Stories (11)

Bowl-a-Rama 2012

Nicky Guerrero (photo: Dave Pang)

I went to one of the best events of the year yesterday - BOWL-A-RAMA 2012, the annual bowl-riding competition at Bondi beach. It doesn't get much better than this, sunny n hot, the beach and crystal blue ocean on one side, the bowl and some ridiculously good skating on the other side. Either way you look, life's freakin great.

I love going to the BOWL-A-RAMA. It's a good opportunity to…

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Added by haggy on February 26, 2012 at 15:00 — 5 Comments

Newton's Nation 2010 Thanks to Sponsors

Another terrific Newton's Nation IGSA World Cup Race under the belt! This year was by far the best racing we've seen at Mount Panorama in the three years the event has been held. It was the richest race ever and for that a special thanks go out to our awesome sponsors. Without their very substantial financial contributions we would be unable to organise an event of this scale.





Our Main Sponsors…



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Added by haggy on December 4, 2010 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

Canberra or Bust - the whole story

So... people have been asking. How was your skate trip to Canberra? Was it fun? Was it horrible?

And, depending on my mood at any particular time, I have replied in any number of ways:

- It was awesome. - It sucked rotten eggs. - I felt like a superhero - Next time I’m doing it on a motorised skateboard.

- There’s nothing like the sensation of a semi-trailer passing you going 120k at 8am to wake you up.

- It was great except I…

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Added by haggy on September 24, 2010 at 1:00 — 15 Comments

Canberra or Bust!

On Monday 6 September ASRA old-timers Trav and Haggy will be setting out on their first long-distance sojourn.

The goal - Sydney to Canberra!

How many pushes do people think it will take to get to Canberra? Ten thousand, Fifty thousand? I really have no clue. And I won't be keeping track, so it will…

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Added by haggy on September 4, 2010 at 12:00 — 64 Comments

South o' da Border - Adventures in Melburn



I had heard about Melton for a few years and seen a few photos in the mainstream mags. But they still gave me no clear impression of what awaited us upon our arrival there. I googled "Melton" for a better idea. While the first result was uninteresting, the second result was more promising. It was a link to Melton International Tackle - the ultimate in big-game tackle & accessories. Hmmm, could this have…

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Added by haggy on June 16, 2010 at 21:00 — 13 Comments

ASRA hits BTB – Day IV - Luca and the magic pipe



I can't believe the weekend is over. I'm sitting here typing trying to keep my eyes open. I'm pooped. I've got the matchsticks out to hold up my eyelids. So please pardon any spelllling mistaykes... Anyhoot, what a weekend. Yesterday we ran the Super Giant Slalom for the second time - the fastest slalom race in the world. We had a big field, 28 racers, and everyone charged hard. For some people it was their first…

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Added by haggy on May 17, 2010 at 23:30 — 16 Comments

ASRA hits BTB – Aussie skater hits kangaroo!!



Welcome to Mt Stuart! If you weren't here, well, you missed something special. It was nuts. In fact, it was so nuts my first run my gonads were firmly planted in my neck. It took a quick visit to the first aid tent and a friendly hand from from a friendly local to massage my babies back down to their normal spot well below my belly button. Thanks friendly local! You saved my last name from extinction.…



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Added by haggy on May 16, 2010 at 0:11 — 12 Comments

ASRA hits BTB – Surviving the crocs Day III

Early morning skating... I was out for a pre-dawn roll when I ran into a raving party animal on his way back from the backpacker-filled and rum-fuelled nightclubs. Never caught his name, but did catch a few ghostly images of him rolling through the Townsville darkness.



The Night Rider - coming to party at a hill near you...!…



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Added by haggy on May 14, 2010 at 23:46 — 7 Comments

ASRA hits BTB – Day II

Local rippers - Sean and Kelleigh, and some old farts...



It’s a little known fact that in 1979 James Hetfield of Metallica fame visited Townsville. It’s also a little known fact that before Metallica Hetfield was a guitarist in a Bee Gees cover band. He was a disco freak, all Abba and glammed to the hilt. Anyways, whilst in town(sville), Hetfield went for a stroll along the Ross River. He sat on the grass…

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Added by haggy on May 14, 2010 at 9:24 — 11 Comments

ASRA hits BTB – Adventures in Pandora’s Box



So here we are. The week of Beat the Bastard. No, this event is not about beating up on an unwanted child. Au contraire, mon frères! This event is all about beating an unwanted and terrible illness – cancer. And in the process going fast downhill with a bunch of mad bastards!





Kanufi testing out the new ASRA downhill helmet.…



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Added by haggy on May 13, 2010 at 1:00 — 6 Comments

Message from the President







Hey fellow skate fiends!



This is a belated welcome-to-2009 message but better late than never.



We've got an exciting year ahead of us. Check out the Events calendar for the year's program. Not only is the 2009 Conehead Cup up and running, with our first event in March in NACCOSIA, but we've already had one hugely successful… Click here for the full story

Added by haggy on January 28, 2009 at 17:15 — 1 Comment

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