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High Rising Downhill Xtreme Feedback

This weekend saw the High Rising Downhill Xtreme in Grabouw in the Western Cape. First Nature reports that there were 26 competitors in the open stand-up category, 7 in junior stand-up, 5 in street luge and 2 in Classic luge. It is really nice to see longboarding growing like this here in South Africa.

For a full report of the race, results, some photos and even a video clip, visit First Nature.

The Mighty Push Social Club

If you're in Tableview area on the 5th of March, you might want to have a look at this longboarding event. The event will start at Milnerton Flea Market and end at Pokalolo Bar. As published on Facebook:

10km Long Distance Push...race :)

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High Rising Downhill Xtreme

As published on Facebook:

Nestled between pine forests, fynbos and Martian like landscape, the Houwteq complex is situated 4km off the N2 just out side Grabouw.

The course is quick and fast, starting at the top riders push down a short straight into a tight right-hander. The hill banks to the left as you speed down the hill, about mid way riders will need to negotiate a hay bail chicane before the last drop which dips into the tight left-hand High Rising ...Dip aka "CARNAGE CORNER". The course is 1km long from top to bottom.

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The Philosophy of Longboarding

By Chris Rempel

Longboarding is not about ollies and kickflips; the only real trick involved in longboarding is being able to enjoy riding no matter what your ability is or what the conditions are like.

Longboarding is not about trying to be something you're not - it's about being who you are.

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Bloukrans Pass Day Out!

Some of the Eastern Cape longboarding crew are planning to paint the hills red in the Bloukrans Pass this weekend. Bloukrans is also home to the world's highest commercial bungy jump. So if the downhill skating is not enough adrenalin for you, you could always go jump 216m down the Bloukrans bridge.

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