Yearly Archives: 2006

Fryer on Fire in Bainbridge


Fresh off his win at Top Challenge, John Fryer brought his momentum to Bainbridge, Ohio and stole the show. Posting the top qualifying run in both luge and buttboard, he was the man to beat on Sunday. However, Dave Auld, Bill Smrtic and hometown hero David Dean had other plans. Eventually, it was Fryer’s weekend, taking the top spot in both buttboard and street luge. Street Luge top 8 John Fryer Dave Auld David Dean Chris Hicks Mike McIntyre Victor Schumacher Tony Mistretta Beni Weber Buttboard top 4 John Fryer David Dean Beni Weber Riley Meehan A full race report … Continue reading

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Sea Park 2006: Skateboard Versus Inline


The ride on August 27, 2006, turned out to be a blast, even though there were only 2 riders who skated down this hill. We were lucky to have friends joining us to watch, helping to take photos and driving us up the hill in the process! Basically it was the group that plays inline hockey every Sunday morning that showed up to help. Max speeds recorded were 43.4 km/h (downhill skateboard) and 41.5 km/h (downhill inline). They were personal best records for both Steven and myself. Even though I had the higher max speed reading, Steven was consistently beating … Continue reading

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2006 IGSA World Championship (Photos)

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2006 IGSA World Championship


Venue: Tumegl/Tomils, Switzerland Date: July 17-22, 2006 The journey to the 2006 IGSA World Championship in Switzerland started with me checking in at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). On July 15, 2006, I took a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich with Malaysia Airlines. The nice thing about the flight was that it departed at midnight and arrived in Zurich at about 6:30 in the morning. In the summertime, the sun is already up at 5:00 AM so it was already bright. At the Zurich airport, I purchased a one-way ticket to Tumegl/Tomils and proceeded to board the … Continue reading

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Project COASH


It’s just a few hours before I leave to KLIA airport to go to the 2006 IGSA World Championship in Scheid, Switzerland. Currently all my luggage has been packed. I’m bringing a laptop bag, helmet bag, backpacker’s bag, and the Rewsports street luge. Reason being since I’m only limited to 20 kg to check in. Really traveling light this time. Speaking of which, this race will be my first race that I’m going to travelling from Malaysia. My prior race experience has only been in the United States when I was studying there as a Petronas scholar. Last year I … Continue reading

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RSS Feed Now Available


News headlines at Team Hardcore Pavement are now at your fingertips with RSS. RSS allows you to get updates on the THP website without having to actually visit and seeing if the website has already been updated. RSS can be accessed thru a variety of ways. There are some RSS aggregators out there, which I myself have never actually seen or used. Yahoo! has an RSS reader that allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds under the My Yahoo! service. However, the updated news feed doesn’t always appear immediately. The easiest way to access RSS content is thru a feature … Continue reading

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Team Hardcore Pavement is now back with a fresh new look. The need for the website to remain regularly updated calls for a dynamic updating system. With PHP scripting and MySQL database driven management system, THP hopes to deliver dynamic content to you easily. Before the switchover to PHP, it was very difficult to update and maintain the website as different HTML files had to be created for each update, especially when archiving old articles. Now, with PHP, all articles and features can be archived by storing all the information in a database. The advantages of using a database are … Continue reading

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Sea Park 2006: Stoked on Downhill Skateboarding


2nd April 2006 – After a day of night skating in KL. I was invited to have a riding session with some of my friends and also Wan Kedah’s Friends for a downhill riding session on Sunday morning at 8am. The downhill is about 250 meters long!!! Riders involved: Skaters – Boy Cina aka Boy Ipoh Surfers / Carvers – Ipin and Helmi Street Luger / Downhill Skater – Abdil There are plenty of carvers but most of them have personal occasion so few of us here just had the fun!!! Some of these carvers / downhill riders were few … Continue reading

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Bukit Kiara 2006: Chinese New Year holiday (Part 2)


Wearing one shoe Wearing the other shoe Parking lot right outside the gate Driving up the hill Chino is getting used to standing in the truck’s bed Everyone getting ready to board the truck What are you looking at? Monkeys are common at the Bukit Kiara jogging track This one is oblivious to the photographer Mountain bikers in awe as they witness for their first time street luge being practiced in Malaysia Furlong sits up to take the final 90 degree left turn…. ….and lays back down entering the inside apex….the yellow lines are good visual markers Exiting the turn … Continue reading

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Bukit Kiara 2006: Chinese New Year holiday (Part 1)


Furlong and Chino spent the Chinese New Year holiday riding at Bukit Kiara, getting in a total of 10 runs each. It was definitely a hot day. Photographer Vignes Balasingam also showed up with his girlfriend as well as his Nikon D70s digital SLR camera. Briefing the beginners Getting ready Showing position on the board Don’t spread your legs too wide open Participants still listening to instructions Vig getting ready with his camera Getting the feel for body position Natra is all smiles apparently Still learning to brake Now it’s Natra’s turn Keeping it real here in hot sunny Malaysia … Continue reading

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