Vid from Nanjing

Here is a little taste of the skateboarding demo at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

Vert (Renton Millar AUS)


Street

VSA has always believed in the value of grass roots competitions, and VSA competitions have a track record of providing the inspiration and career springboards for great International Australian Champions like Tas Pappas, and Renton Millar.

Australia’s Olympic Snowboarding Champions also got their inspiration from grass roots competitions at Falls Creek and Mt Buller.

So when skateboarding is adopted by the IOC, VSA’s tradition of grass roots competitions will be something that all Victorians can be proud off.

Victoria really is the place to Skate!

The Simply Campaign!

http://www.skateland.com.au/the-simply-campaign
A New skateboard double elimination tournament series with $10,000 up for grabs in cash and prizes, which will meet the need for a different  ‘game of SKATE’ formatted series, as well as promote Melbourne’s new indoor park, Skateland, to as many skateboarders as possible.

Scheduled Divisions – Days, Times & Dates

Please note: No heats are held during the School Holidays or AFL Grand Final
Thursdays    Aug 28, Sept 4 & 11, Oct 2, 9 & 16
7pm                OPEN Individual
8.30pm          OPEN Team
Fridays          Aug 29, Sept 5 & 12, Oct 3, 10 & 17
7pm                15-18 Individual
8.30pm          15-18 Team
Saturdays     Aug 30, Sept 6 & 13, Oct 4, 11 & 18
1pm                U12s Individual
2.30pm          12-15 Individual
4pm                U15s Team

LMHS HEAT 2 – MOAMA SKATE PARK

Heat 2 of the Loddon Mallee & Hume heat was a special comp being the first to cross the border into NSW. We made use of the new concrete section for the comp. As is tradition the Scooter guys hit it up in the early part of the day. It was great to see a couple of the boys retuning from the Wodonga heat to shred the Moama park. Stand out of the day went to local shredder Nick Pratt who took out the opens with style.

It’s always great to see the skaters came out of the woodwork for these comps. It was on for young and old. Young shredders Jake McDonough and Hayley Wilson took out their respective divisions and continue to show style, trick selection and skills well beyond their years. Watch out for these two to dominate at future comps! Liam Reynolds was smashing out wallrides and tailslides on everything in sight to snatch the 16 & under win while Brad Saunders continued his effortless precision for first in the opens. Not bad for a kid who is still young enough to compete in the 12 & under division!

Big shouts go to everyone who helped out on the day in one way or another. Thanks to the local sponsors: Fearless EchucaFaktor EchucaDiamond Heart ClothingFight Your Fate Clothing, Moama Bakery, Moama Butchers, Dan and Dave Dundee, Ghanda and Chaddys Chicken. Thanks to the volunteers and guest judges and of course to both the Murray Shire and Shire of Campaspe for all their hard work prior and on the day!

Check the series scoreboards below by clicking on the highlighted area!

SKATE SCOREBOARD

BMX SCOREBOARD

SCOOT SCOREBOARD 

For regular updates on all things league  ”like” the Skate Park Leagues on facebook here and follow us on Instagram here

Remember to check out all of our rad sponos in Cyber Space! DarkstarProtecDeklineVSAAlmostTensorColonyFOXOUTDOOR TECH & Rampfest

DAY TRIP!

The Salvation Army have teamed up with the YMCA at Riverslide Skate Park to Bring you “DAY TRIP!” a Fun filled day of Skate and BMX Competitions, Free Food and Drinks, Fairy Floss and live performances from Jackie Onassis and Lunatics on Pogosticks!!

Link to Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/305781239602676/
Link to Salvation Army Project 614

https://www.facebook.com/melbourne614

Skate and BMX Comp Details
Age Divisions:
15 & Under / 16 & Over
Registration starts at 12:00 – See more at: http://www.skatepark.ymca.org.au/whats-on/news/day-trip.html#sthash.6Pjyoisz.dpuf

LMHS HEAT 1 – WODONGA SKATE PARK


 

Heat 1 of the 2014 Loddon Mallee Hume Series kicked off is steez at the Wodonga Skate Park on Sunday the 3rd of August!

We finished the day on a high and saw more than 20 skateboarders battle it out in a Wodonga Skate Park highlight reel! Albury local Deon Williams took out the open comprehensively climaxed by a B/S 180 Nose-Grind Revert on the flat-bar and his F/S Board-Slide to fakie down the “Timmy G’s” 3 flat 3 rail. Check some of the skate highlights in an Instagram clip here.

Mad props to local shop Timmy G’s for putting up a load of prizes and Heavy Weather Skate Co for the rad boards and wheels!

 

Check the series scoreboards below by clicking on the highlighted area!

SKATE SCOREBOARD

For regular updates on all things league  ”like” the Skate Park Leagues on facebook here and follow us on Instagram here

 

Remember to check out all of our rad sponos in Cyber Space! DarkstarProtecDeklineVSAAlmostTensorColonyFOXOUTDOOR TECH & Rampfest


 

 

Aussie Groms 1st & 2nd in World Rankings

Well done to Conner Ferguson and Harry Clarke for claiming the top two spots on the International Downhill Federation’s world championship rankings.

Also well done to Jackson Shaperia (13th Opens)
And Maga McWhinnie (3rd Womens)

See here for more on the Latest from the World Championships.
http://www.internationaldownhillfederation.org/

2014 World Rankings

Open Skateboard
1 Patrick Switzer (CAN) 5477
2 Kevin Reimer (CAN) 5151
3 Byron Essert (USA) 4743
13 Jackson Shaperia (AUS) 3980
Women’s Skateboard
1 Tamara Prader (CHE) 5325
2 Elena Corrigall (CAN) 4943
3 Magaly Mcwhinnie (PER) 3279
Junior Skateboard
1 Connor Ferguson (AUS) 3883
2 Harry Clarke (AUS) 3215
3 Johannes Aalholm (NOR) 2996

VSA is here to Help!

From the Archives!

Here is a little clip of Tom Flaherty skating in the VSA 1991 Rivers edge comp.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152177773391646&set=vb.717091645&type=2&theater

For those that don’t know Tom, or Flaz, he is a Melbourne Legend and wizard of timber ramp and bowl construction.  If you want a mini ramp in you back yard, call Tom!
One of Victoria’s most loved timber bowls is the Ring of Fire….built by Tom.

Tom training the next generation of ramp builders

In  the same comp Tas Pappas also competed.
Tas won that comp along with many other VSA comps, and then went on to take the crown from Tony Hawk in 1996…with a broken rib!

Tas’ story is captured in All This Mayhem,

Board member and world champion Renton Millar also competed in many VSA comps, and Renton still retains his 1st VSA trophy from 1990 as one of his prized possessions!

The successes of  Tas and Renton (Both Victorians!) really does prove the importance of grass roots skateboarding competitions such as VSA’s Skatepark League series, which not only runs to more than 50 events but also incorporates many more disciplines and terrains than just “street”.

Currently the National Sporting Association delivers only one single discipline qualifying event per state per year, and 1 national championship.
Regardless of the NSO’s limitations on competitions, VSA is committed to delivering event volunteer training programs and partner with trusted service providers to allow VSA to deliver events, so that Victorian Skateboarders will have many more opportunities to be their best!

VSA’s origin was back in the late 1970′s when Australia’s 1st champion, Wedge Francis was competing in slalom racing, freestyle and the 1st big ramp comps.  The written history is long gone but the oral history survives to this day, and because of that, VSA can easily claim to be Australia’s oldest continuing skateboarding sporting association, predating SbA by at least 20 years.
So when it comes to Skateboarding Sporting Associations…………who’s ya daddy?

Victoria really is the Place to Skate!

VSA welcomes North East Skate Park League

A further 8 events now join the VSA – Victorian Skatepark League series of events:

VSA is pleased to welcome The North East Skate Park Series,
hosted by the Shire of Indigo, to the VSA-VSL family.

This means that the VSA-VSL series now comprises almost 50 events, where skaters can compete and earn points in their district rankings, to find out who will be eligible for entry into a Victorian Grand Final (TBA)!

Keep up to date with the latest news and results via this link to:
North East Skate Park Series on Facebook

North East Skate Park Series is an all ages youth Skate/Bmx/Scooter and music event which will be held at all the skate parks in the Indigo and Alpine Shires;

  • ·         Myrtleford 8th March 2014
  • ·         Mt Beauty on April 26th
  • ·         Chiltern on May 3rd
  • ·         Tangambalanga on June 7th
  • ·         Yackandandah August 2nd
  • ·         Rutherglen on September 6th (to be confirmed)
  • ·         Bright on October 4th
  • ·         Final will be at Beechworth on the 8th   of November

Yarra Ranges Down Hill Festival 2014

Yarra Ranges Down Hill Festival is on again.

This time we are going BIG!

We are closing a major road in the hills for seriously fast down hill event!
Start saving for helmet and race leathers cause you are gunna need em!

and Ink in 16 November 2014 on your calendar!

see facebook for more info

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