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Region: Asia/Pacific (1106 Posts)
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Slalom in ASIA
On 12/25/2001 johngilmour wrote in from (12.86.nnn.nnn)

My advice to you guys. Throw a contest about 6 months to a year from now...see who shows up. Let the word spread that you are having a slalom contest and give people enough time to practice to compete. You'll have more people show up than you expected. Someone should contact the Japanese slalom association. The All Japan time attack circuit.

 
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Scene in Beijing, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali, NZ, Fiji
On 12/25/2001 John wrote in from (61.135.nnn.nnn)

Adam, you are the best. What better gift could a traveler ask for than these regional forums? Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!!!

As for my Deal:

My wife and I (both longboarders) have been teaching university in Beijing for the past month, and will be here for yet another month. After we are done, we are heading down to Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali, Southern Island of NZ (Mostly Nelson) and Fiji. Currently traveling with a couple of my custom compact travel longboards. Anybody got any scoop on the scene in any of these locations? Anybody want to hook up and ride some hills (or here in Beijing - flats)? If so, respond to this forum, or e-mail direct and we can exchange info.

As for Beijing, all I can say is FLAT. On one hand, this has left me yearning for a nice big hill (or even a smooth ditch like back home in Albuquerque, NM). On the other hand, you can get around super fast and easy on the wide, smooth, mostly modern bike paths flanking every major street. Plus the looks you get from the bicyclists/bus drivers/motorized tricyles/taxi drivers/donkey cart drivers are CLASSIC!!!

Anyway, cheers to all on this side of the Pacific.

 
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Looking For Riders
On 12/24/2001 Tristan Lawson wrote in from (210.186.nnn.nnn)

Hey
Looking For longboarders in Malaysia. looking for good places to ride in and around K.L.

 
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mt messanger hairpin
On 12/24/2001 nev wrote in from (12.81.nnn.nnn)

nic,
stoked that someone has done it.i spent 4yrs at npbhs(84/87) and bombed that hill a few times on the old edwards.
now your ready for the road over the kiamai ranges,maybe a little more traffic but long sweeping turns.
merry xmas downunder.
stoked that there is a pacific forum.

 
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Guam Picts
On 12/24/2001 Bob Swartz wrote in from (207.199.nnn.nnn)

HEre is a link to see what riding in Guam is like. There are 6 local lugers and the ring leader is none other then 45 year old Rock Star of the Electric Boonie Dogs - Kim Aiken. The roads are fresh, steep and smooth and the locals and law enforcement love to watch. Only complaint is the million reflectors they put on the roads (local nick for them is M&M's) and it gets dark to early.

Some day I will add some narration to the picts...

bob

buttboarding picts later

http://www.landluge.com/guam/

 
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Hong Kong Longboard Competition
On 12/24/2001 Matt Traver wrote in from (202.14.nnn.nnn)

Hey is anybody interested in starting up a longboard group or competition or ANYTHING in Hong Kong? E-mail me if u r...

 
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xmas day
On 12/23/2001 h0dad wrote in from (202.37.nnn.nnn)

There is one thing I like about xmas day, just one thing...the
city is a ghost town. My friend Aaron (new convert to the
cult of the longboard) plan to spend the day exploring for
cul de sacs, driveways, ramps, anything new to get the boards
out of the boot to ride. After that, if it is a perfect day,
we'll get some evening glass, fingers crossed.

 
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Hamtown
On 12/23/2001 Jimi wrote in from (210.86.nnn.nnn)

We have some reasonable hills, nah, make that average. Raglan's alright, plenty to keep you busy. We go to Taurange a lot. It's good. Me and my flatmate go to the pub, then when it closes, drive to Tauranga (I'm sober)it takes about 50mins, and ride the hills there, come back at about 6am. Aucklands good too, I'm up there at the moment. The problem I find is that whilst I can scrape some people together to go for a cruise, (namely my flatmate) I can't find anyone that will go fast with me. (I love to go as fast as I can) and everyone else just wants to take their time and cruise. (Mainly because the are surfer orientated longboarders)

 
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Spots
On 12/22/2001 Nic wrote in from (203.96.nnn.nnn)

Hey Jimi,
What are the hills like around Hamilton and the surrounds? Are there much other longboarders up that way?

 
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Race
On 12/22/2001 Jimi wrote in from (210.54.nnn.nnn)

We will have some races, when we have enough people to race.

 
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I could use a spell checker
On 12/22/2001 jg wrote in from (151.203.nnn.nnn)

Thats town...not twon.

 
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USA riders coming to a twon near you
On 12/22/2001 John Gilmour wrote in from (151.203.nnn.nnn)

Put on a local comp- so I know you have experience throwing a good comp, post photos. I'll fly in for the next one.

 
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Manapouri
On 12/21/2001 Nic wrote in from (203.96.nnn.nnn)

It,s right down the bottom of the south island, haven,t been there myself, this lady was telling me about it and gave me a photo copy of some pictures/side profiles.

Rode MT Messanger north Taranaki yesterday, insane european style downhill, asphalt hairpins till the bottom which has a cheese grator style hairpin.

 
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Manapouri
On 12/19/2001 h0dad wrote in from (202.37.nnn.nnn)

Sounds fingerlicking good alright

 
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Manapouri
On 12/19/2001 Jimi wrote in from (210.54.nnn.nnn)

There is a Manapouri up north, but I haven't heard of the one down south, where is it exactly? Sounds bloody fantastic.

 
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Hafa Adai Guam
On 12/18/2001 lbk wrote in from (166.90.nnn.nnn)

Last year, Bob Swartz, local Maryland street luger, told me that Guam has some downhillers. They are luge riders but I can only imagine what the hills would be like on a pintail longboard. Guam is US Territory located in the Mariana Islands about 7 1/2 hours by jet west of Hawaii. From my years out there I can tell you they have got some steep grades. Just don't try to ride anything when it is wet, the coral rock based roads are slick when the least bit of rain comes down. Also don't try to vote in the Presidential elections because they don't have the right to vote in presidential elections. Residence of Guam are US Citizens but are not afforded the same voting rights. What a travesty of American history.

Anyway, Guam has got to be my favorite place in the world. Out there if you embrace the Chamorro culture and leave your mental baggage at home, the island is a tropical dream. Just show respect to the locals and all is cool.

Too bad longboard skateboarding wasn't as prevalent when I lived on Guam. Well, maybe the skateboarders in Guam will get wind of this forum on ncdsa.

Laters,
DR

 
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List
On 12/18/2001 Nic wrote in from (203.96.nnn.nnn)

Add my flatmate Sean & Mike (New Ply).
Also Damon & Vernon from Levin.
BTW, you guys heard of the Manapouri powerstation down south? 1.5km underground downhill tunnel, used to take a tourist bus down into the depths, the bus struggles to climb back up the 1.5/10 gradient asphalt.

 
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List
On 12/18/2001 Jimi wrote in from (210.54.nnn.nnn)

Right then lets start a NZ list,
1. h0dad (Chch)
2. Nic (NewPly)
3. Jimi (Auck/Ham)
Come on, list needs to get a lot bigger.

 
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Osaka or Seoul Slalomers
On 12/18/2001 C-Money wrote in from (205.188.nnn.nnn)

I have the pleasure of working for a Japanese company that allows me the priviledge of visiting The East at least once or twice a year. Would love to hear from any slalomers and longboarders in Osaka (My company, Fujisawa Pharmaceuticals Co, Ltd is based there) or Seoul (I'm going to be in Seoul in January).

Carl Kincaid
Knucklehead Racing Team

 
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CHCH NZ
On 12/18/2001 h0dad wrote in from (202.37.nnn.nnn)

h0dad gives this forum his BIG THUMBS UP from Christchurch NZ.

Perhaps time for a new navigational device up top now though?

 
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Racing
On 12/18/2001 Jimi wrote in from (210.55.nnn.nnn)

NZ riders unite,
and lets have some races.

 
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Slalom, etc. Japan
On 12/17/2001 Mad Hack wrote in from (211.123.nnn.nnn)

Thanks Adam, maybe we can get something going here. I'll put the link out on the Japanese bbs' I've found, and with any luck the language thing shouldn't get too much in the way. I don't know, though, it sure gets in the way when I try to wade through a Japanese site...

Scott Yano, wallowing alone in Hiroshima, trying to find some spacers for these stingers...and cones? well, I'm on that now. Riding alone is, well, a drag...

 
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New Zealand
On 12/17/2001 Nic wrote in from (203.96.nnn.nnn)

Cheers Adam, stoked.

Any NZ riders out there?
I reckon its about time we got some downhill rides/events going down. I,m based in New Plymouth, theres a few good hills and a parking building. Shoot me an email if your keen to hook up, or even just to say hey. Btw, We,ve got some spare boards and the waves are as good as anywhere. Later.

 
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Sydney Slalom
On 12/17/2001 Paul wrote in from (144.138.nnn.nnn)

Hi,
I'm in Manly, Sydney!

I competed at Morro Bay and La Costa and now have a new setup and am ready to slalom!

I have slalom boards and cones - let me know if ya want to ride!

Paul 0415 611 911

 
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Welcome!
On 12/17/2001 Adam wrote in from (64.164.nnn.nnn)

From the webmaster...

Welcome to our new Asia/Pacific forum! The place for Asian and Pacific denizens and and those interested in skating and events in this area to congregate in cyber space. Enjoy.

 
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