Monthly Archives: October 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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