Archive for January, 2008

PIPELINE 4X RACE #4: DOUBLE THE POINTS, DOUBLE THE PLEASURE!!!

January 28, 2008

Boogity Boogity Boogity, boys & girls! Let’s go racin!

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January 30th @ 8:00pm, Abbotsford Indoor is the palace to be as DINCUS clothing wraps up the 1st of two back-to-back wednesdays with DINCUS DOUBLE POINTS NIGHT!!!

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All points gained at wednesdays race will be doubled. If you need to gain a few spots, Pipeline’s 4x #4 is the place to do it!

Most of you already know this stuff, but here’s the race notes anyway (PLEASE READ):

1) 2008 LICENCES APPLY!!! If you haven’t gotten your CCA/UCI/CYCLING BC licence, or annual Pipeline Club Membership, this would be the place to snag a new one.

Pipeline Membership – $35 for new members, $30 for existing members Pipeline Membership (Assoc Membership – if you’re part of another club) – $10 (per year)
Pipeline Membership if you have a full UCI Licence – $2 (per year)

2) Rider Meeting is 8pm and the gate drops at 8:10, so if you’re coming from downtown Vancouver, You should be able to get there before 7pm, giving you a ton of practice time before racing.

3) RANDOM GATE: The new UCI random gate has a similar call to the one in the last race, but the actually gate drop is randomized to prevent early starts & slingshots. If you think BMX racers have an advantage, think again. If you’re used to the old gate start, PLEASE PRACTICE THE NEW GATE a few times before the race.

4)Elimination Rounds: The elimination tournament rounds will be listed on the wall by the finishline after the break. These will be updated with each round of eliminations. If you think you’ve been eliminated, please check the board to confirm.

5)BMX Safety rules apply. Full Face Helmets, Covered Arms (Jersey or pads), Covered Legs (Pants or pads) and gloves are required. If you don’t have a full face, let us know. We may be able to help.

6) Races are held at Abbotsford Indoor BMX. Directions can be found here!

7) Race will be set up as a 3 moto mixed qualifier followed by elimination rounds, mains, and consolation rounds. This means you’re guaranteed at least 3 races per entry.

8) There are 4 official classes: Pro, Open, Women, and Juniors. This may change depending on how many entries we have. If you’re under 12, new to the sport, or whatever, Don’t Worry! We’ll have a competitive, yet fun class for you. Series Points will be based on your class, not who you end up racing.

9) PLEASE BRING A NUMBER PLATE. We’ll have extras, but if you can bring your own, that would be great. Thanks!

10) Riders who sign up for a Pipeline Membership can only practice at the Abbotsford Indoor on the Wednesdays we have the track reserved. If you want to ride more at this awesome venue, please support your local track and buy a full membership. Special rates apply for 07 AND 08 memberships.

11) Be Safe out there! Block passes and lane changes get really tight when the racing goes in-door. If you’re racing Pro, the racing will be tight, but no one out there is racing to take anyone down. Don’t take it personal if you get run high or blocked, you just got caught in a bad spot. Shake hands across the line, and please speak to the organizer if you feel your claim
deserves a protest.

12) 4x Bike Requirements: Bike MUST conform to TWO of the following: 26″ Wheels, Front Suspension, or Shifting Gears. 4x is a sport ridden on mountain bikes. Try and keep your bike looking and riding like one.

13) Points Breakdown (DOUBLE POINTS FORMAT) is as follows:
1st Place – 12 pts
2nd Place – 8 pts
3rd Place – 6 pts
4th Place – 4 pts
5th Place – 4 pts
6th Place – 2 pts

Everyone who shows up to the race gets at least 1 point, so even if you’re not a contender for the title, it’s still worth hitting all the races to gather points towards the final. We also award the same points for 4th and 5th to award the rider who worked their butt off to win the consolation round. If you don’t make the main, it’s still worth the effort.

Race Fees:
Pro – $15 per race ($5 goes back into the pro purse)
Open Women – $12 per race
Open Men – $12 per race
Junior – $12 per race

Any Questions? Hit us up at info@pipelinebikepark.com

Please Support our Sponsors!
Kona Bikes
Fox Racing Inc
Experience Cycling
Oakley / Fox Racing Sunglasses
Abbotsford BMX
661 Protection / Royal Racing / Sunline Components
Dincus Clothing
Ora Earth
Richmond Motorsports

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MUDDBUNNIES 2ND ANNUAL BEGINNER BMX/MTB CLINIC

January 28, 2008

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Muddbunnies BMX Clinic in Abbotsford.
on February 10th!

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Last year we had over 40 gals and it was a hoot, as well as educational!
Learn how to pump the track, start out of the gates and corner like a BMX’er…
Plus there will be a skills component to help shake out some of the winter rust.
Muddbunnies 2nd Annual BMX/Mountain Biking Clinic

Date: Feb.10, 2008

Time: 10am to 3pm (be there by 9:30!)

Where: Abbotsford Indoor Track

Pro Coaches: Ken Cools and Denise Britton

Cost:

$45 plus $30 mandatory Cycling BC insurance

$45 UCI/Citizen Cycling BC race license holders

$45 Muddbunnies Riding Club members (includes free t-shirt)

REGISTER ONLINE: www.karelo.com

Bring Your Own Lunch (limited no nearby shops/restaurants)

MANDATORY GEAR:
-Full-face helmets
-Arm armour or long-sleeve jersey
-Leg armour or riding pants
-BMX bikes and Hardtails recommended (short-travel suspension bikes okay)

Sorry B.C. residents only.

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MUDDBUNNIES MONDAY: VIDEO OF THE WEEK

January 28, 2008

SOURCE: YOUTUBE

Trials, Trials, Trials!

RACE REPORT – PIPELINE INDOOR 4X #3

January 24, 2008

SOURCE: PIPELINE BIKE PARK

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The points race gets all stirred up as 661 Protection, Royal Racing & Sunline Components kick off back-to-back Wednesday races.

January 23rd 2008, The house was packed Wednesday night as 46 riders showed up to stretch their legs, “jaw” up the competition, rock out to some sweet swingin sounds, and…oh yeah, race some 4x!

HUGE Shout Outs to New Sponsor 661 Protection who made this night possible with a sweet selection of the 661, Royal Racing and Sunline components as prizes for the top riders. Even Bigger Shout Outs go out to long time Pipeline sponsors KONA Bikes, Experience Cycling, Fox Racing Inc.

New Faces like Aussie Pro rider Shannon Rademaker, last years Pro Womens champ and Brodie/Loeka rider Amber Zirnhelt, and Bicycle Rockers Brad McKay and Jesse Roberts…Jesse Roberts?! Woot! All showed up to rally support for the Pipeline Series.

Old faces were there to solidify their hunt the respective series like Curtis Jensen, Wylie Easton, and Brian “The Darkness” Onofrichuk. If you made it out to the race last night, you’d know how fierce the competition has gotten, but also the mutual respect as handshakes and high fives were exchanged across the finish line.

In the U15 class, Jessica Weed yet again destroyed the 5 boys in her class. She took home some 661 Prizes, as the rest of her class stayed home from school to nurse their wounds contemplate their racing career after being beat so badly by a girl.

In Pro Women, Newcomer Jenn Carr battled with Brodie/Loeka rider Amber Zirnhelt for the 3rd &; 4th spots while Rocky Mountain/Oakley Pro Micayla Gatto and Team BC Rosemary Adams fought for the 1st and 2nd spots. Gatto would take the win and a 2 point lead on the series, followed by Adams, Zirnhelt and Carr.

In the Junior Mens class, Wylie Easton closed the gap on Dorey Martin, but couldn’t quite get past him. Easton took 2nd place, Some 661 Protection, and Dorey Martin took home a sweet Race Kit from 661 Racing!! Daryl Ostendorf was quick behind them for the 3rd spot followed by Cameron Miller in 4th.

In the Open Men’s Class, The story of the night was longtime Pipeline Local Ken “Raoul” Faubert. An awesome dirt jumper to watch and great guy to ride with. His experience playing years of lacrosse was preparation enough to go into the turns with monsters like Blake Manning, Curtis Jensen, and Chris Buckrell. In one moto, Ken JUMPED his way from 4th to first, and into the Main Event. But 661 Rep, and Pipeline Sponsor, Chris Buckerell wasn’t going to let him take the full spot light as he cleanly took home the Open Main followed by Faubert, Mike August and Curtis Jensen in 4th. Check the Points Race to see how much this race messed things up!

The Pro Mens class was rocked when Aussie veteran pro Shannon Rademaker showed up to do battle with the best Canadians in 4x. He’d end up 3rd. After a rough time in 4x #2, Norco/Fox rider Tyler Gorz came back with a vengeance to solidify the 2nd spot behind Nick Goertzen. Nick was amazing as usual ripping the rhythm section and looking super aggressive over the whole race track. 4x Newcomer Cam Murphy worked his way up through 11 solid pros to make the main and eventually take 4th.

The Experience Cycling Pro Purse is now up to $415.00 bucks! And after the final race, that pro purse will be paid all the way to 5th place, so if you’re racing mid pack, it’s time to put the hammer down and you might just get paid for your effort.

Here’s how it looked after the dust settled:

U15
1st Jessica Weed 6pts

2nd Hunter Welykholowa 4pts
3rd Alex Tougas 3pts
4th Darien Landers 2pts
5th Kevin Weed 2pts
6th Colby Baxter 1pt

Pro Women
1st Micayala Gatto 6pts
2nd Rosemary Adams 4pts
3rd Amber Zirnhelt 3pts
4th Jenn Carr 2pts
5th Jessica Weed 2pts (U15)

Junior Men
1st Dorey Martin 6pts
2nd Wylie Easton 4pts
3rd Daryl Ostendorf 3pts
4th Cameron Miller 2pts
5th Damien Douglas 2pts
6th Nathan Kuyek 1pt
7th Tyler Jackson 1pt

Open Men
1st Chris Buckrell 6pts
2nd Ken Faubert 4pts
3rd Mike August 3pts
4th Curtis Jensen 2pts
5th Brad Mckay 2pts
6th Steven Edgar 1pt
7th Martin Newman 1pt
8th Blake Manning 1pt
9th Dave McNaught 1pt
10th Jev Bjorsell 1pt
11th Bruce Thompson 1pt
12th Richard Jarman 1pt
13th Joseph Reeves 1pt
14th Steve Baxter 1pt
15th Jim Korbelik 1pt
16th Mitchell Elliott 1pt
17th Jesse Roberts 1pt
18th Chris Fletcher 1pt

Pro Men
1st Nick Goertzen 6pts
2nd Tyler Gorz 4pts
3rd Shannon Rademaker 3pts
4th Cam Murphy 2pts
5th Brian Onofrichuk 2pts
6th Todd Castonguay 1pt
7th John Starcevic 1pt
8th Adam Muys 1pt
9th Matt Stevens 1pt
10th Trevor Porter 1pt

The Pipeline Points Chase after 2 Races:

U15
1st Kevin Weed 7pts
2nd Anthony Messere 6pts
3rd Colby Baxter 5pts
4th Hunter Welykholowa 4pts
5th Tyler Jackson 3pts
5th Alex Tougas 3pts
5th Darien Landers 3pts
8th Samuel Kuyek 1pt
8th Austin O’D-T 1pt
8th Nathan O’D-T 1pt

Junior Men
1st Wylie Easton 14tpts
2nd Dorey Martin 13pts
3rd Daryl Ostendorf 9pts
4th Cameron Miller 7pts
5th Nathan Kuyek 6pts
6th Michael Rose 5pts
7th Brad Reiter 3pts
8th Damien Douglas 2pts
9th Nick Hossmann 1pt
9th Tanner Saliken 1pt
9th Tyler Jackson 1pt

Open Men
1st Chris Buckrell 12pts
2nd Curtis Jensen 11pts
3rd Jev Bjorsell 8pts
4th Steve Edgar 7pts
5th Ken Faubert 4pts
5th Blake Manning 4pts
5th Mike August 4pts
8th Jordan Masse 3pts
8th Dave McNaught 3pts
8th Martin Newman 3pts
8th Richard Jarman 3pts
8th Steve Baxter 3pts
8th Bruce Thompson 3pts
14th Derek Timmerman 2pts
14th Tim Gadd 2pts
14th Brad Mckay 2pts
17th Joseph Reeves 1pt
17th David Ford 1pt
17th Trevor Ostendorf 1pt
17th Patrick Obenauer 1pt
17th Tom Mackesy 1pt
17th Adam Trotter 1pt
17th Jim Korbelik 1pt
17th Mitchell Elliott 1pt
17th Jesse Roberts 1pt
17th Chris Fletcher 1pt

Pro Men
1st Nick Goertzen 18pts
2nd Tyler Gorz 11pts
3rd Adam “Bad News” Muys 7pts
4th Brian Onofrichuk 6pts
5th John Starcevic 5pts
6th Shannon Rademaker 3pts
6th Everett Hoath 3pts
6th Trevor Porter 3pts
6th Todd Castonguay 3pts
6th Matt Stevens 3pts
11th Cam Murphy 2pts
12th Peter Jensen 1pt
12th Jesse Horompoly 1pt

And if you thought the point gap was all locked up for 1st place, next Pipeline 4x is DOUBLE POINTS NIGHT! Anyone who wins could easily take over the Number 1 spot in their class. For more vids check out Pipeline Bike Park’s Youtube site.

Special Thanks to Cindy Landers, Steve Baxter, Wayne Martin, and Chris Buckrell for making Pipeline’s Indoor #3 a success!

And remember: 100% of proceeds goes back to the park to help buy equipment, put on these events and give everyone a local place to ride. 100% Volunteer. 100% Awesome.

Next Race is just around the corner! Next Wednesday, Jan 30th. Registration cutoff is at 7:30pm, Gate drops at 8:10pm. See you there!!!

Please support our Awesome Sponsors!!

661 Protection
Kona Bikes
Experience Cycling
Fox Racing
Royal Racing
Sunline Components
Richmond Motorsports
Abbotsford BMX
Escents Aromatherapy
Dincus Clothing
Ora Bags by Randi

http://www.pipelinebikepark.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=76

GETTING BACK IN THE SADDLE

January 24, 2008

SOURCE: DIRTWORLD

The weather the past couple weeks has been cold no doubt, but it’s been sunny and it means a lot of us are putting the snowboard down for the weekend and picking up the bike instead. So for those who are thinking of climbing back into the saddle after a winter hiatus, here’s some product suggestions from Dirtworld on easing post-ride, muscle pain, (a symptom some us ahem…30+ riders know too well). – Ryan
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Getting Back in the Saddle

When you’re in the middle of a great ride, you’re having too much fun to think about muscle pain. That’s one of the best things about mountain biking: even when it hurts, the fun factor outweighs everything else. And memories of landing a huge jump or tearing up some single-track last a lot longer than memories of burning lungs and shaky quads.

But the morning after? Well, that can be a bumpy ride. And all too often, feeling stiff and sore can keep you off the trails.

So in the spirit of getting back in the saddle, here’s a rundown of a few painkillers and recovery aids. Of course, staying hydrated — and stretching out after a ride — are key factors in fighting muscle soreness. But when you’re going hard, sometimes you need a little extra help.

IB-RELIEF is a cream designed to act like instant ibuprofen. It’s odorless and complements the ibuprofen tablets so many athletes swear by. (www.ibrelief.com)

SPORT LEGS is an all-natural supplement filled with Vitamin D, magnesium and calcium. (www.sportlegs.com)

TP MASSAGE BALLS are designed to help rub out muscle knots. Like all massage treatments, it speeds muscle recovery by increasing blood flow. For even better results, we suggest a rubdown by an attractive biking companion. (www.tptherapy.com)

BODYGLIDE WARM FX MUSCLE FORMULA is a roll-on balm that uses menthol and methyl salicylate to give you that tingly sort of numbness. It’s portable enough to bring along on just about any expedition. (www.bodyglide.com)

CHERRY PHARM is a drink that uses the power of cherries — did you know that cherries had powers? — to reduce inflammation and speed up recovery. Guess it beats spitting out 50 or 60 cherry pits. (www.cherrypharm.com)

SAM COOLS TAKES PROVISIONAL LEAD IN OVERALL UCI BMX RANKING

January 24, 2008

UCI News Release

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UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) trainee Samantha Cools has taken the provisional lead in the overall UCI BMX ranking following two victories in the United States.

The 21-year-old Canadian pilot won these races at the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio, o­n December 27th and 28th. In doing so, she overtakes the New Zealander Sarah Walker in the overall ranking and conserves her lead in the North American ranking.

The Christmas Classic is a UCI race that forms part of the North American Championships. The UCI points won by Samantha also help her in her bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

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Samantha, who has been training at the UCI’s WCC in Aigle, Switzerland, since October 2007, won the North American ranking in 2007 and finished the season 6th in the international standings.

Her next main goal will be the two rounds of the North American Championships that take place in Florida, in March.

SAMANTHA COOLS TAKES TOP SPOT ON UCI CHARTS…AGAIN!

January 23, 2008

SOURCE: BMXNEWS

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The NBL Christmas Classic is a great race that everybody should get to go to. This year it was extra special for us here at Supercross as Sammy made a quick trip home from Switzerland to have Christmas as home and then made the quick flight to Columbus and proceeded to dominate the Womens Elite Class once again by taking the wins both days in the UCI Elite competition.

Sam, who was only 1 point behind New Zealand’s Sarah Walker going into this race, came out with a significant lead and is not only the North American UCI Points Leader but now has the UCI Overall points lead as well. This is an important year for UCI point qualifications as it leads up to the Olympics and as her performance shows Sammy is quite comfortable on her Supercross EVO S7 signature model frame and Pro LT forks and is looking forward to the rest of the season as she heads towards the Olympic dream.

Also at the Christmas Classic was the talk of the weekend Downtown Tyler Brown, while not an official part of the Supercross family, Tyler showed up repping his new sponsor Hurley by wearing Hurley jeans and T-shirt while racing the UCI events and was looking faster than he has in years. Some said it was the sponsorship search psyche, while Tyler said it was the confidence he had in his new Supercross EVO iS Frame and Supercross Pro Fork. Tyler caused quite the controversy this weekend by wearing the uniform of privateers world round with his Hurley jeans and T-shirt, but was looking seriously Factory fast making it into the Semi’s both days and managing to add a few more points to his tally to keep him in the top 8 of North American UCI points to try to get a shot at a chance at the Olympic Games.

For more information on all our Supercross BMX riders, frames, parts and bikes, cruise on over to supercrossbmx.com for the latest rider news and product updates.

Supercross BMX

MUDDBUNNIES VIDEO OF THE WEEK

January 21, 2008

The Pedal Pushers Society

“This is the music video we made for the bike in movie series’ screening of bicycle related shorts. it has since helped boost our bad-ass quotient by over 20%. thanks, survivor!

the pedal pusher society is a group of women and trans folks dedicated to creating a non-male-dominated bicycling community. let’s ride, let’s fix our own bikes, let’s go on cycling adventures.”

http://www.pedalpushersociety.org

I have little to comment on this video other than I absolutely friggin’ LOVED it!!! Hate it? Love it? Tell us what you think!

PIPELINE INDOOR 4X SERIES: RACE #3 NEXT WEDNESDAY!

January 17, 2008

2 down, 4 to go… 4x#2 is Sixsixone night on a brand new track!!

http://www.pipelinebikepark.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=75

Wendnesday, January 23rd will be the #3 event for the Pipeline Indoor 4x
Series. Last race saw some spots in the points race get solidified, while
others got shredded as new riders showed up to keep the leaders on their
game.

The Experience Cycling Pro Purse is up to $365 bucks, and it’s all going to
the top pro men in the series once the last gate drops in February. If the
purse hits $500, then riders will get paid all the way to the 5th spot!

The Kona Dudu Frame looked like it was in Curtis Jensen’s paws after 4x #1,
but Chris Buckerell showed up and tore a strip outta the open mens field.
We’ll see how that pans out. And it looks as thought Demo Dave McNaught
couldn’t let a broken collarbone in 4x #2 hold him back as he plans to also
be there Wednesday night.

And for the rest of you 4 Crossaholics, Indoor 4x #3 will also be the debut
of a new sponsor for the 4x series as Sixsixone shows its support for local
racing with special prizes for Wednesday night.

Check out the site for a quick look at the new track!

Some Race notes to remember:

1) 2008 LICENCES APPLY!!! If you haven’t gotten your CCA/UCI/CYCLING BC
licence, or annual Pipeline Club Membership, this would be the place to snag
a new one.

Pipeline Membership – $35 for new members, $30 for existing members
Pipeline Membership (Assoc Membership – if you’re part of another club) –
$10 (per year)
Pipeline Membership if you have a full UCI Licence – $2 (per year)

2) Rider Meeting is 8pm and the gate drops at 8:10, so if you’re coming from
downtown Vancouver, You should be able to get there before 7pm, giving you a
ton of practice time before racing.

3) RANDOM GATE: The new UCI random gate has a similar call to the one in the
last race, but the actually gate drop is randomized to prevent early starts
& slingshots. If you think BMX racers have an advantage, think again. If
you’re used to the old gate start, PLEASE PRACTICE THE NEW GATE a few times
before the race.

4)Elimination Rounds: The elimination tournament rounds will be listed on
the wall by the finishline after the break. These will be updated with each
round of eliminations. If you think you’ve been eliminated, please check the
board to confirm.

5)BMX Safety rules apply. Full Face Helmets, Covered Arms (Jersey or pads),
Covered Legs (Pants or pads) and gloves are required. If you don’t have a
full face, let us know. We may be able to help.

6) Races are held at Abbotsford Indoor BMX. Directions can be found here!.

7) Race will be set up as a 3 moto mixed qualifier followed by elimination
rounds, mains, and consolation rounds. This means you’re guaranteed at least
3 races per entry.

8) There are 4 official classes: Pro, Open, Women, and Juniors. This may
change depending on how many entries we have. If you’re under 12, new to the
sport, or whatever, Don’t Worry! We’ll have a competitive, yet fun class for
you. Series Points will be based on your class, not who you end up racing.

9) PLEASE BRING A NUMBER PLATE. We’ll have extras, but if you can bring your
own, that would be great. Thanks!

10) Riders who sign up for a Pipeline Membership can only practice at the
Abbotsford Indoor on the Wednesdays we have the track reserved. If you want
to ride more at this awesome venue, please support your local track and buy
a full membership. Special rates apply for 07 AND 08 memberships.

11) Be Safe out there! Block passes and lane changes get really tight when
the racing goes in-door. If you’re racing Pro, the racing will be tight, but
no one out there is racing to take anyone down. Don’t take it personal if
you get run high or blocked, you just got caught in a bad spot. Shake hands
across the line, and please speak to the organizer if you feel your claim
deserves a protest.

12) 4x Bike Requirements: Bike MUST conform to TWO of the following: 26″
Wheels, Front Suspension, or Shifting Gears. 4x is a sport ridden on
mountain bikes. Try and keep your bike looking and riding like one.

13) Points Breakdown is as follows:
1st Place – 6 pts
2nd Place – 4 pts
3rd Place – 3 pts
4th Place – 2 pts
5th Place – 2 pts
>6th Place – 1 pt

Everyone who shows up to the race gets at least 1 point, so even if you’re
not a contender for the title, it’s still worth hitting all the races to
gather points towards the final. We also award the same points for 4th and
5th to award the rider who worked their butt off to win the consolation
round. If you don’t make the main, it’s still worth the effort.

Race Fees:
Pro – $15 per race ($5 goes back into the pro purse)
Open Women – $12 per race
Open Men – $12 per race
Junior – $12 per race

See you there!

MUDDBUNNIES MONDAY: VIDEO OF THE WEEK

January 15, 2008

WEEK 17:
Magnolia BMX is an all-girls BMX team with riders from all over North America. Learn more about some of their talented riders, and how the team was formed, in this piece – filmed at Inflow Skate Park in Dundas, Ontario. Featuring Beatrice Trang (founder), Rebecca Pergentile (flatland), Angie Marino (park), Rose Huston (park) and Paula (flatland).

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.rip.tv posted with vodpod