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Street Luge (1199 Posts)
Topic Street Luge Info
Hickey
On 9/24/2016 RWH wrote in from (104.34.nnn.nnn)

Thanks man for the respect. It was my Genesis board, built in 1989, before the Eagles. It was super crazy and tough to keep it straight in the cross wind, and at 100+ didn't help.

 
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Holy Crap!! Go Roger!!!
On 9/17/2016 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

Roger Hickey set yet another damn speed record on his Streetluge!! The last record (this is gravity assist, not motorized/jet/rocket proppelled) was 97+ mph! So, RH stepped UP and did 100 mph !! Wow! At 58 yrs. young, that's Awesome.
I'm wondering if that was one of the later Eagle series sleds he was on? The fairing, seat and such looked like it, not that you could see much.
Hickey is why I stretluged. I saw him back 1980, and once I got back home to VT, and Dad's workshop, I ditched the two previous solid-wood sleds, and started using laminated wood. By summer of '81, I had three different styles of sled, and two of those still exist, one of which has detatchable footpeg struts.Anyhow, to see someone whose been Luging longer than me, older than me, go out and own yet another Speed Record is Inspiring! Congratulations, Roger; Awesome Riding!!

 
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Biker
On 12/9/2015 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

I was quite dismayed to hear of Biker's unexpected and sudden demise. To me, he was a youngin' up+comer, but, um, that was 19 years ago (?!) in Rhode Island...

I have to say, his 'surf style' starting push was an eye-opener on any short course. Biker could win a race within 30 yds. of the Start, just by that brutally quick paddling start. Of course, it takes skill in steering and braking to finish, and usually, Mr. Sherlock kept it clean, and was always fast.

I was sad to see Dregs fold up shop awhile back, and I'd hoped they would've put out a Luge. Their longboards though were noteworthy enough. The Team Biker put around him was darned good as well. His spirit in competition was always a good one, win or lose (usually winning!). The race scene will be quite different without him around...

 
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Steel Sleds
On 8/24/2015 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

A forward; And, this is NOT posted to take away from anything the Rogers did, or have done, in the fields of luge or downhill. It's more along the lines of 'synchronicity', but with the Roger's having a better timepiece/and/or/facilities... I had been, during "the dark times" of DH, making various wood sleds, and by 1988 had 8 very different designs, some of solid wood, plywood, Vertical laminate/plywood, and even using wooden crutches (actually was a great setup on both boards!) to create a rear 'leaf spring' along two rails of the chassis. However, I roomed with 'Old School Dan at Sratton ,in '97, and we decided that my aluminum "C" channel had reached it's limit in seat width. Thus, Dan noted that bike frame chromoly, combined with a ridged seatpan, might be the next step. We focused on Aero, making the seat-pan an inverse wing area, and made sure (this was shotly after Jim Korten's horrific crash using an over-layed, between-the-legs handlebar; Yeah, Just DON'T ever do THAT!) that our hand-holds were 'tucked in'. The result was 3 sleds, all a tad different (thanks to bending the tubes without looking at all three axes' along the tubes; That sucked, btw). Dan's came out best, I think, mine, the worst. I could only get 75 mph from mine, and it ALWAYS wanted to go Left, but right so much. Anyhow, I think these were the first Chromoly Tubed sled made, and unlike those of the Hickey ideal of pushing air Out+Around, were the first to use Ground Effect pressures from the seatpan itself (See, no 'Wings sticking out, just random acts of downforce at speed!). I know my sled exists, still, don't kno about the others... Still, I could see very similar thinking in the Roger's Brothers Sleds, along the lines of the frame their seatpan, made usually of sheet-metal aluminum, brake-pressed to form a shallow tub/seat, was way more rigid due to the extra metal. Our fiberglass seats ha great molding curvature[for better aero, and Butt-fit, too], but relied more heavily on the outer frame to carry some stresses. We also could NOT have made a "suit-case" model with the footpegs optional, unless the suitcase was 4 ft. long already. I add this as a side-note. Lott wasn't the only one carrying on with WOOD, I was also, still use it thank you very much.. I played with the 'C'channel aluminum a bit (made 7 sleds that way, 3 with wider, thicker channel used in ATV ramps, kinked to make seats with foam above). But the use of Bike-frame quality chromoly tube was a great project, and I'm glad to see, 15 years on, it's the standard now. Roger's Bros got it dialed!

 
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Nut Job
On 8/22/2015 dhj wrote in from United States  (76.202.nnn.nnn)

I'm really enjoying the feeling of the luge over the past few years and plan on getting my own one day soon. Thanks to the Rogers Bros. for all you do!

 
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Push Culture, Killington
On 8/9/2015 Pre-School Rider wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

I gotta give a Big THANK YOU to Marc, as I was at the Killngton Throwdown, on the hill I first rode in 1979, first Luged in 1980. It was Surreal to see riders just bombing down that hill, which, in the day, scared the livin' crap outa me, and the few friends who'd come along to watch my carnage! I do feel, at the least, that I WAS RIGHT, this IS THE HILL to race on! I know of 'crazier' hills nearby, but this is a Classic.

I hit (along with two or three friends) ,
73 mph at our fastest, Luging this, 35 years ago, on boards made from 5/8" oak, Plywood/skateboard deck, and Plywood/Crutches, all, my designs, two of which still survive (that oak, didn't survive the hairpin intact, and without footpegs, was a bear to ride). I believe I was the first to ever streetluge this hill, along with Kevin Burnham, back in 1980. Kevin was still in 8th grade, I was a Sophomore... We got 58 mph, according to my Dad's speedometer, which, considering, was pretty damn fast, then.

With stand-up, I'm amazed that riders just slide 3-4 times, only once hard, and just TRUCK IT on down. I'd learned to footbrake, on my own, and used that, airbraking, and controlled turns to survive this hill. The speed difference wasn't huge, in a straight line, but those corners, well, I would've been at the back of the pack, if I was still upright!
I love how it's evolved! It makes me wish I was younger, but it also gives me hope that RACING will still be here!

Ride Fast, Take a Chance, but don't hit anything harder than a Haybale!!

"PSR"

 
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Killington Luge/DH
On 5/17/2015 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

Be at Killington's Bear side on June 6th, and, but for one nasty lefty, go STUPID Fast down the hill!! Beware of that left turn, as it cost two of my boards (wooden, homemade, but, we made what no one else would, then) their footpegs, and gave me a scar that's still here on me 30 years on! Nonetheless, this is a Great Luge HILL, one that gets the blood pumping while being a predictable run.
Back in the day, we clocked 73 MPH (on Krypto 68mm and/or and Indy trucks, while on plywood sleds, equip. varied a tad), but this hill always but this hill always gave us HUGE SPEED, with a smooth run-out, and few cars. Be There if you ride fast! Enuff said....

 
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Want to buy street luge
On 1/21/2014 Kevin wrote in from United States  (72.209.nnn.nnn)

Anyone selling a street luge please call me asap 703 296 1625

 
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Looking for Lessons/Practice
On 12/31/2013 Jon. M wrote in from United States  (71.189.nnn.nnn)

Hey so Im in the SoCal area and I've been dying to learn how to luge but I don't have a board. Does anyone know where I can get started, money isn't really an issue I just want to learn.

 
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WTB luge
On 8/31/2013 Temple wrote in from (173.44.nnn.nnn)

Want to purchase a luge. Below is what I'm looking for.

All metal construction
New or used
Willing to ship or deliver to Hawthorne NV.

I can meet to pick up if necessary.

 
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F-6 Street Luge for sale
On 1/25/2013 Stacey Ahrens wrote in from United States  (67.142.nnn.nnn)

I have a F-6 Racing Street luge for sale. The board is in great shape, wheels and axles are also in great shape. If anyone is interested please email me.

 
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Looking for luging buddies
On 7/17/2012 Shawn wrote in from United States  (76.23.nnn.nnn)

Im currently luging in Salt lake city with a couple of friends that longboard hit me up if you luge and your in the area

 
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Street Luge Chassis for sale - Price Change
On 7/13/2011 stick boy wrote in from United States  (208.65.nnn.nnn)

Well, I pulled that price out of - er - the air, and it's come to my attention that it's maybe not realistic.
If you're interested, contact me and name a price.
Here's the deal: I don't wanna give the thing away, but I do want to sell it. We can probably figure something out that makes us both happy.
lew isle w is99 atyahoo dot com

 
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Street Luge chassis for sale
On 7/2/2011 stick boy wrote in from United States  (71.211.nnn.nnn)

I'm selling an all-metal street luge chassis. It is "homemade" but is not a hack job. I've built several luges and this is an evolved drop-bed style based on accepted designs.
It has front and rear bumpers, nerf bars and upholstered pads. It's been through a couple of spinouts and has normal wear, but has never been crashed hard and is straight and true. It's a complete chassis - add your own running gear and go kick ass.
(So, I'm a skater not a lawyer, but I feel compelled to add the obvious disclaimer: Street luge is an extreme sport that carries risks including injury or death, being dumped by your spouse or girlfriend, strange looks from your coworkers, jail time, lectures from your boss, and walking around all the time with a speed-induced distracted thousand-yard stare... Buy this, fit it out and ride it at your own risk.)
Anyway, now that that's out of my system... I'd like to get $400 for it. I decided against posting this on flea-bay for now. Email me at lew isle w is99 atyahoo dot com for pictures and details. (Obviously, remove the whitespace to make a real yahoo email address.)

 
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For Sale: TRS Street Luge
On 4/14/2011 Bowland wrote in from United States  (67.63.nnn.nnn)

For sale is a TRS street luge built by Steve Fernando. This is one of the best luges I've ever owned. I'm asking $500 for the luge without wheels or trucks. It comes with a travel bag. The bag has a shoulder and back pack straps. The board weighs a little under 21lbs without hardware. With 3 Randal Comp II's and Big Zigs it weighs close to 28lbs. I'm 5'6" so if your interested but don't think the luge will work you might be able to get it altered. I'm pretty solid on the price. For measurements, specs., more pics, and shipping you can email me at info@robertbowland.com. Here in the next few days I'm going to get the box made up and break down the board for shipment and this will help us figure out exact shipping. I will try to do my best to mail this anywhere. With all that said, please serious buyers only!!! Don't ask me about wheels and trucks because I've posted most of that on my ebay under the name: thebowlander1. Buyer pays $500 + shipping. Prefer Pay Pal.

 
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NEW VIDEO RAPIDO & RASTEIRO STREET LUGE BRASIL
On 2/11/2011 jAdEs WoLvErInE wrote in from Brazil  (200.146.nnn.nnn)

Check out the new video of the Rápido & Rasteiro team Street Luge Brasil. On vimeo.

 
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looking to buy a street luge
On 10/12/2010 nadeem1414 wrote in from (203.99.nnn.nnn)

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Gumball Rain Wheels
On 5/16/2010 johnfryer wrote in from (75.55.nnn.nnn)

This is a video I made some time ago of grooving gumballs. This method works well for any wheel. Just chuck em onto an axle and drill press.Best,John[youtube:qevtek5w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa-g_pE2wB4[/youtube:qevtek5w]

 
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I'M NEW TO STREET LUGE!!
On 5/7/2010 belizeanguy wrote in from (67.117.nnn.nnn)

WHAT'S UP ALL, MY NAME IS CHRIS PRIETO AND I WANT TO LEARN TO STREET LUGE. I LIVE IN THE ANTELOPE VALLEY, CLOSE TO TEMPLE STREET AND I WANT TO BUY A BOARD , SUIT AND HELMET. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. I'M NOT A CARPENTER SO I CAN'T REALLY BUILD ONE. I'm usually not on here,but if you know anyone, please email me: prieto.christopher@gmail.com Peace!!! :D

 
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looking to buy a street luge
On 2/6/2010 bradley-g wrote in from (70.181.nnn.nnn)

so i used to ride several years ago . i rode a few of the barrets that frank waterhouse put on in the early 2000s and the first return to bonelli (the short course) . but then had to take time to have kids and do the grown up thing . In the process i had to sell my board ( a dreggs ) . but now i want back in. so im looking for a preferably used rogers pegless or full. i read a website that had posts from like 2006 that said that was the last run they did of them that year. plus 900 hundered is not in my budget. also if anyone has a REWsports andy lally pegless that would be cool too. theyr is what i believe is george ortons rail on ebay with the wedge helmet and 6 sets of cherrybombs. but i have to pass on it cuz i think it would be an insult to him to chop the front off and turn it into a pegless. On top of that when i get one i got no one to ride with . the socal scene has pretty much gone straight stand up which is cool and all but i want to get my speed in check laying down before i jump back into standing up. thanx brad

 
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Madison County Gravity Fest 8-2011
On 1/27/2010 gravitydrno wrote in from (70.168.nnn.nnn)

[b:2ydef0d7]Press Release- January 27, 2010DrNo RacingMadison County Gravity Festival-[/b:2ydef0d7]As most of you know Madison County Gravity Fest ran for seven (7) consecutive years beginning in 2002 on Rocks Road and in 2003 moved to East Hill Road in Munnsville where it remained until 2008. In planning for the 2009 event it was decided that the event would have to be postponed due to issues with the road along with several other issues including the economy.East Hill Road had for years suffered from problems and the community felt it was time to deal with those issues, the work was planned and then began in the Spring/Summer of 2009. Those issues were significant requiring large amounts of work to be done and progress has continued in stages. The construction on East Hill Road is slated to be completed sometime in the Spring/Summer of 2010 leaving the Madison County Gravity Fest Committee no option but postpone the return of Gravity Fest until 2011.Rest assured racers that there is work being done in anticipation of the return of Madison County Gravity Fest for 2011, this event is not ready to call it quits. There was communication about selecting a different road but it would not be the same and the committee decided for it to remain on East Hill Road.This event is not a DrNo Racing event it belongs to the people of Madison County and they ask that you, the racers be supportive as they deal with these community issues. The end result is when the event comes back in 2011 you will be racing on a NEW road with an excellent surface for racing.

 
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Powered Streetluge Salt Flats Results 2009
On 11/23/2009 roland6250 wrote in from (209.204.nnn.nnn)

It was pointed out by Old 97 that we failed to post any Powered Streetluge Bonneville Slat Flats 2009 results so here they are.We'll we returned from the salt flats with everything intact. Even thou the event was delayed until Thursday afternoon due to rain and the courses where still quite wet we made some good runs.After we learned what we needed to do with Jenna's motor she was able to record may 100+mph runs including three 114+mph runs and let me tell you she did some incredible riding to accomplish what she did. On several runs her starts began with her sliding the whole Powered Streetluge sideways due to the wet surface and traction issues.My first pass was on a very wet course, so wet that after the 1 mile mark I could no longer read the GPS due to salt on my shield. My first run broke the 150mph mark by running a average of 150.3mph throught the 1/4 mile speed trap. On my second pass I found that 4th gear was no longer working so my second and final pass was 116mph. We made several attempts to get 4th gear back but did not have the facilities to tear down the motor on the salt flats. Have a great day,Rolandhttp://www.PoweredStreetluge.com

 
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Goitibeherak Paresi- (Busturia) 2009
On 10/7/2009 sk8norcal wrote in from (98.234.nnn.nnn)

Spain??[youtube:rwzdnppq]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsROwx-jDag[/youtube:rwzdnppq]

 
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Street and Jet Luge on CMT
On 9/4/2009 Bob wrote in from United States  (68.33.nnn.nnn)

A new show on Country Music Television (CMT) called "All Jacked Up" will feature Street Luge and the Jet Luge with me teaching C. Thomas Howell how it's done.
Shows
Sat., Sep. 5 2:30 and 8:30 PM ET/PT
Fri 9.11 2:00 AM and 1:30 PM
Thu 9.17 2:00 AM
Mon 9.21 2:30 AM

More info at Click here for link


 
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selling luge
On 8/28/2009 miller wrote in from United States  (75.15.nnn.nnn)

call me, selling my old luge, no trucks or wheels..805-234-4310, Miller

 
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