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Up in the Mountains, Down to the Wire

After this weekend the 2008 Conehead Cup will be over. The winner will be whoever best comes to terms with the gnar-factor of the Pump Station hill.

The 2008 series has featured two head-to-head tight slaloms (Sidonia and Stromlo), a single-lane hybrid (Long Reef), and a ditch epic (Ainslie). Pump Station is something else altogther; a long, undulating, winding and steep road in a spectacular bushland setting. The course is guaranteeed to have a bit of everything - fast pumping sections, high-speed GS turns, and dastardly stingers.

This is not so much man-against-man as it is man-against-mountain. It will test courage as much as skill.

But the man-against-man aspect still looms large. Steve Daddow and Jackson Shapiera are tied at the top of the points table, and as leading downhill riders on the world circuit they're unafraid of speed. Paul Carey is sitting behind them in third place, with Nathan Paff and Paul Shaddock threatening his podium spot.

And a wild card will enter the mix - last year's champ Haggy Strom will return from injury and could upstage everybody.

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Tags: conehead cup, pump station, slalom

Comment by Paul Carey on October 28, 2008 at 23:58
Yeah Haggy....back on the board.....good to hear mate.
Should be a rad event.
Another wildcard who might show up, is Adam Luxford ????...... I know he enjoys the GS type of racing.
This could create even more upsets, if he's on his game. Remember, he came very close to beating Daddow
at Newtons GS in 1 heat.
See ya's on Saturday.

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Comment by Jacko on October 29, 2008 at 10:30
i know this sounds pessimistic but what happens if it rains? is there another venue? or do we just settle it all with a drinking contest?
Comment by Pitbull Productions on October 29, 2008 at 11:44
Im down for the drinking contest even if it dont rain ! there is a carpark at springwood about ten min drive from the road i saw the otherday only 3 or four storys i think and right next to a pig station so we could check that out

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Comment by Bugs on October 29, 2008 at 11:18
Love the Johnnys, and love the original by the NewYork Dolls. I saw the Johnnys play live just a couple of hours after the Milperra Massacre (a shootout betweeen two biker clubs which killed a bunch of people). They did an extended intro to the song incorporating all the details of the shootout a few hour earlier - total classic, witnessed by about 100 people only. Ah, you got me all nostalgic!

Good call on the alternative venue Benny, but it aint gonna rain, I can tell.
Comment by Hop on November 1, 2008 at 19:25
And the results are in.
It rained and drizzled all day. At 4pm the sun came out. Everyone got in three timed runs.
This course is a killer. Fast and technical. You start at the steep part of the hill with tight cones, it picks up you speed. Then there is a test, do you trust your equipment and make the first stingers. The stingers slow you down a bit in the middle of the course and set you up for the corner and then the Bugs killer seven foot stingers at the end. The tight cones at the end of the course makes you pick up speed. The final stingers you have to trust your board, carve out to make the stingers and trust you dont meet a brown snake coming out of the bush.
The two front runners for the Conehead Cup title were Daddo and Jacko. Both racing pavel rodsters. Both riding gog trucks. Both using orangatang wheels. Daddow with his big surf carve style, loose trucks. He was pumping in parts of the course to pick up speed. Jacko just brutal with his clinical downhill fast lines.
Jackson wins the Conehead Cup. He beat daddow by nearly by a second.
Haggy Third. Nathan fourth. Shaddow fifth, Bugs sixth, PC lucky seven.

Huge season. New champion. Long live skateboard racing!!!

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Comment by Jacko on November 2, 2008 at 15:30
steve was riding Radikals

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Comment by Bugs on November 2, 2008 at 19:05
Great race. Jackson was 0.4 seconds ahead of Steve, and about 1.9 seconds ahead of Haggy. Too tired now to post up all the times and everything else - I'll wait til tomorrow.

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