Moving on to WordPress


For those who don’t know, I used to run my street luge website under the name Team Hardcore Pavement. This website has served me well since 1998 when it was first hosted on Geocities, then in 2002 I purchased the domain name and moved all the static HTML pages from Geocities to the new website. Then, in 2006, I began to create my own CMS where I wrote my own PHP code and used a MySQL database as I realized that it is much easier and faster to generate content dynamically. Basically I was creating my own blogging tool. … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Malaysia’s First Gravity Sports Outlaw Race


After a long hiatus from updating this website, I am excited to announce that Team Hardcore Pavement will be organizing Malaysia’s very first gravity sports outlaw race. Gravity sports has picked up pretty quickly in recent years in Southeast Asia, with a growing number of riders in Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Outlaw races have been popping up like wild mushrooms in Philippines, so I figured it’s about time we held an outlaw race in Malaysia. This is sure to be a big hit with the guys from Singapore as they are all very stoked with the hills we have … Continue reading

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Tale of the Tape


There is an incredible line-up of the world’s best racers on the best hill at the biggest race of the year coming up next weekend. Let’s take a look at who the top contenders will be. Newton’s Playground Defending Champion Name: Nick Duffield Age: 26 Nationality: Australia International Contenders Name: Yvon Labarthe Age: 35 Nationality: Switzerland Name: Abdil Mahdzan Age: 27 Nationality: Malaysia Name: Pete Eliot Age: 35 Nationality: United Kingdom Name: Will Stephenson Age: 22 Nationality: United Kingdom Name: Chris McBride Age: 41 Nationality: United States Name: Bill Smrtic Age: 34 Nationality: United States Name: Andy Lally Age: 34 … Continue reading

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Sponsored by Seismic


Before I leave to the airport later tonight on my way to Bathurst, Australia, for the 2009 IGSA World Championship (Newton’s Playground), it is my pleasure to announce that I am now sponsored by Seismic Skate Systems, a company based out of Boulder, Colorado, USA. They make excellent wheels for downhill skateboarding and street luge. I had been racing almost exclusively on the 85mm Speed Vents (white, non-Black Ops urethane, no longer available) for the entire 2008 IGSA season, which led me to a 3rd place at the 2008 IGSA Newton’s Playground in Australia, as well as a #5 IGSA … Continue reading

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November 2009 Update


Here is a brief update of what has transpired since Almabtrieb 2008 until recently. A lot of things have happened, but due to my busy work (and competition) schedule, I have been unable to post reports promptly. THALGAU, AUSTRIA (JULY 2008) – I was in Thalgau for the 2008 IGSA Rock & Roll race, the following weekend after Almabtrieb. The weather for the first few days was cold and raining, just like in Almabtrieb, but the weather eventually turned out for the better for race day. Unfortunately I fell sick after the race! JANDA BAIK, MALAYSIA (AUGUST 2008) – After … Continue reading

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2008 IGSA Almabtrieb


Venue: Jungholz, Austria Date: July 16-19, 2008 The Almabtrieb World Cup event was Round #3 of the 2008 IGSA World Cup Series. This event was first held in Jungholz in 2005, and was held again in 2007. The year 2008 would mark the 3rd time this event was held at the same venue. Hawaiian motif for the event. This was also made into t-shirts and posters at the event! WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2008 In 2006, I took Malaysia Airlines to Zurich, Switzerland, because Zurich was the closest airport to the Chill on a Swiss Hill event. In 2007, again I … Continue reading

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Wang Kelian 2009: Vio POV 1.5 Maiden Test Run


Well, I guess it’s that time of year again where I would go back to Perlis with my dad due to a 3-day weekend. And what better way to spend it by going to the ultimate road in Malaysia which is Wang Kelian and testing out my new Vio POV 1.5 helmet cam. This is the first product review I am writing, so here goes. The Vio POV 1.5 is a handsfree camera system that was designed primarily as a helmet cam. It comes with multiple mounting options so you can mount it wherever your creativity allows you to. It … Continue reading

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2008 IGSA Newton’s Playground


Venue: Bathurst, Australia Date: March 7-9, 2008 The 2008 IGSA Newton’s Playground event kicked off the 2008 season with a big bang and a huge success to the IGSA World Cup Series. The event was held at Mount Panorama in a small town called Bathurst in Australia. This event also represents the first ever IGSA World Cup race to be held on the Australian continent / country. Event banner hung above the streets of Bathurst made the event quite prominent Mount Panorama is a well known race circuit among motorsports enthusiasts and is a very nice, grippy, and technical race … Continue reading

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New Sponsor for Europe 2008


Before I leave to the airport tonight on my way to the 2008 IGSA Almabtrieb World Cup in Jungholz, Austria and the 2008 IGSA Rock n Roll World Cup in Thalgau, Austria, I would like to announce a new sponsor for my 2008 Europe race trip. I am pleased to introduce Ewok City from Germany as a new sponsor for Team Hardcore Pavement (Street Luge Malaysia). Thanks to Eimer Mayer who put together this small sponsorship package possible! Please visit Ewok City to discover Eimer’s website catering to the downhill skate community in Germany.

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Currently No. 1 in the World


With 3 IGSA World Cups coming up real soon this month of July, it is going to be an awesome battle between the world’s fastest riders. After the Australian World Cup (known as Newton’s Playground) back in March earlier this year, the IGSA World Cup Series continues with 3 races back to back over 3 consecutive weekends. Peyragudes Deluxe Cup (July 9-12, 2008) will be Round #2 of the IGSA World Cup Series. Held at a ski resort in south of France, this race will be the first IGSA World Cup race ever held on French soil. Almabtrieb (July 16-19, … Continue reading

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