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Mt. Panorama, Bathurst: Kevin Reimer continued his dominance over the competition, making it three wins out of three at Newtons Nation. In a blistering final he passed Douglas Dalua Silva while coming out of the Dipper, and took on the notorious Forest Elbow with the barest of airbrakes, skimming the bales and rocketing down Conrod Straight with too much exit speed for the rest to catch.

Micah Green passed Dalua in the final straight to take second and cap an impressive weekend where he established himself as a new force on the world circuit. In third was Dalua, who despite having a tailor-made style for the high-speed course has never won here. In fourth was Adam Persson, who survived a disasterous first day qualifying run to qualify via the "Slowies" bracket and fight through a tough draw.

Earlier, Marisa Nunez won the women's event with a flawless run, with Maga McWhinnie taking second while Tash Graham and Gemma Holland took heavy falls into the bales at Forest Elbow.

In the Juniors, Connor Ferguson confirmed his dominance over the weekend, while in the Street Luge, Queenslander Graham Brittain took out his first World Cup win. In Classic Luge, Cedric Robert beat out local favourite Adam Yates.

The event set an incredible precedent for the quality of the live streaming, allowing people all over the world to watch the action and see live results. This is the future of downhill skateboarding!

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Comment by bernie on May 6, 2013 at 12:58

Coverage was also scored "play of the Day" on Ten News-Sport

What a great event!

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Comment by Adam on May 6, 2013 at 16:01

I missed the final, ive seen footage of connor's grom final. how long do you think till it can be seen again?

No rush, just wondering?

Great job one, and all of you!!!

Comment by Robbo on May 6, 2013 at 18:34
Could take 10 days to run it all through post

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Comment by Rob Mcwhinnie on May 11, 2013 at 11:51

great event guys, sleeping on the mount and racing day in day out ws awesome, the amout of runs on the hill was unbelievabe and the live broadcast to go with it amazing.

, would be lying if i said the female racers and partners are not disappointed though, that after paying rego and traveling to the event, the Womans event was void of a sponsor and any reward for racing all weekend. only one of the ladies was from this state the rest had to travel and spend a whole lot more to compete and fulfill the show that is a world cup event. with prize money going back to 6th in mens, an extent never heard of in dh long boarding its seems the scales of gender equality are far off. and sadly our push to encourage woman in the sport over

i find it hard to understand how no sponsor would be prepared to be involved in the womans event when theres companies in Australia investing serious dollar into womans racing already. shit the weekend before hand at aLLSTARS OUTLAW the womans podium scored $300, and thats from 50 dollar regotration fees.

the same weekend in Catalina the prize purse treble'd at Catalina seeing girls receiving 000's of dollars for racing, risking their lives, traveling and providing a show for the spectators.

it would be good to hear why this year was different? and ashame the event left a sour taste in the puritiest mouths on the hills.

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Comment by Bugs on May 11, 2013 at 13:28

Fair point Rob. The budget was a bit tighter this year allround, and prize money took a hit in the areas where the participant numbers were low.

The bulk of the revenue from the event comes from the rego fees. There's always a three-way tension in how prize money is divided:

  1. proportional to those who paid it, ie. if the event is 90% male skateboarders, male skateboarders get 90% of the prize money. 
  2. equal for men, women, skateboard, street luge classic luge etc. (ie, gender equality and discipline equality)
  3. higher for those we want to encourage, (eg, women and juniors are the future, so let's encourage them with more $$$)

You're arguing for more emphasis on (2) and (3), at least as far as women are concerned. 

Comment by Robbo on May 11, 2013 at 17:48

We certainly want to give the girls some money, the problem is that only 4 girls registered. For a number of years ASRA has given more prize money to the girls categories than any other race in the world, some could say ASRA pioneered the idea of real womens prize money in skateboard events. The flipside of that is the girls need to support what we have been doing and unfortunately that has not happened. With reduced overall prize money this year and an event that costs us 75k just to put on we just could not justify it this time. Each of the last 3 years we have given big prize money to the girls but the numbers keep getting less? Somebody give us the answer? There really needs to be a better way to encourage woman because prize money does not seem to do it on its own. There are lots of woman who longboard in this country but very few who will turn up to a race, how do we change that?

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Comment by Rob Mcwhinnie on May 12, 2013 at 11:58

thanks guys, i would have thought with all the $$$ given out in years before hand the women around the world would be lining up to compete. not the case and only 3 of the growing Australian womans long boarding community decided to get involved.

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Comment by bernie on May 26, 2013 at 9:41
Newtons on 10 right now!
Comment by Ben freifeld on May 26, 2013 at 10:01

What year was that, 2006?

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Comment by Rob Mcwhinnie on May 26, 2013 at 11:22

missed it, was the coverage any good?

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