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2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule

Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:36 pm

Here are the confirmed 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill events. We are still working on up to six additional World Cup races. Additional information on each event will be released soon.

2008 IGSA World Cup Schedule

Date- Event- Location
Mar 7-9, Newton's Playground, Bathurst, Australia
Jul 9-12, French World Cup, Peyragudes, France
Jul 16-19, Almabtrieb World Cup, Jungholz, Germany
Jul 23-26, Rock & Roll World Cup, Thalgau, Austria
Aug 27-31, IGSA World Championships, Goldendale, WA, USA
Sep 12-14, GoFast! Speed Days, Eastbourne, England
Oct 24-26, Malarrara Pro Teutonia World Cup, Teutonia, Brazil
Dec 6-8, Hot Heels Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:23 pm

SilverFishLongboarding.com, the IGSA's official media partner, has just published an indepth update on the 2008 Maryhill Festival of Speed that will be held August 27-31. The story contains announcements about television, prize money and a fantastic, downloadable, 15 minute video produced by Orangefist Productions highlighting the 2007 event. Go to http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/A ... eed_%2708/ and check out the details!!!
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:56 pm

I am so stoked with the job that Orangefist Productions did on the 2007 Maryhill Festival of Speed video. It's definitely one of the best videos I've ever seen on downhill skateboarding and does a fantastic job of catching the vibe and stoke of the sport. Thank you Marc McCrudden for doing such and incredible job!!!
http://www.orangefiist.com/OrangeFiistMovie2.htm
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:27 pm

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GoFast! Speed Days Returns to IGSA World Cup Schedule

The International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) announced today that the GoFast Speed Days World Cup event is returning to Eastbourne, England, September 12-14, 2008.

The Inaugural event was held in August 2007 to enthusiastic crowds who experienced gravity racing for the very first time. Downhill Skateboarding will once again be the headlining event with Street Luge, Classic Luge, Gravity Bike and Downhill Inline Skating also on the schedule. Plans are also underway to add a slalom skateboarding competition.

For additional information please go to www.IGSAworldcup.com
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:34 am

Registration for the Peyragudes Deluxe Cup scheduled for July 9-12 in Peyragudes, France opened today. In eight hours, there are already 60 paid registered riders...amazing! Entry is limited to the first 150 entries. Once the 150 entries have been filled, riders hoping to compete will be placed on a waiting list. If you intend to race in the French IGSA World Cup this summer go to www.peyragudes2008.com before it sells out and you are left as a spectator.
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:34 pm

April 2 Update- Registration for the July 9-12 Peyragudes Deluxe Cup has now been open for about 24 hours. There are already more than 110 paid entries to the event. With a limit of 150 entries it’s going to sell out quickly. If you are planning to race in the French IGSA World Cup this summer don’t wait any longer to register. If you do, chances are that you’ll be forced to watch the event from the sidelines. Once the 150 entries are filled, anyone else hoping to enter will be placed on a waiting list. Don’t delay! Go to http://www.peyragudes2008.com to register.
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:09 pm

Peyragudes Deluxe Cup Entries Sell Out!!!

Entries for the Peyragudes Deluxe Cup scheduled for July 9-12, 2008 in Peyragudes, France have sold out in record time. In just over 48 hours all 150 available entries were sold. The event is the first ever IGSA World Cup event to be held on French soil and the first of three World Cups to be held over three consecutive weeks in Europe this summer.

No event in the IGSA’s history has ever sold out with online registration in such a short amount of time. The brisk sales show the tremendous growth of downhill skateboarding and the IGSA World Cup Series around the world. Paid registrations were received from competitors in 16 different countries. including Spain, France, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, United States, Germany, South Africa, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Brazil, Denmark and Portugal.

Entry fees for the four-day event were priced at €175 and also include breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to racing. The world’s top four ranked Downhill Skateboarders have all registered including IGSA World #1 Erik Lundburg (SWE), #2 Mischo Erban (CAN), #3 Martin Siegrist (SUI), and #4 Scoot Smith (CAN). It’s going to be an unforgettable showdown in the Pyrenees.

For those still hoping to enter a waiting list will be posted on the event website by Saturday April 5. Please visit www.peyragudes2008.com for additional information.
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:46 pm

Almabtrieb World Cup Registration Is Now Open!!!
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Signups for the July 16-19 Almabtrieb IGSA World Cup in Junjholz, Austria/Germany are now open. The Almabtrieb event has hosted two IGSA World Championships and is definitely one of the most challenging courses of the IGSA World Cup Series. Along with a great race coure there is an incredible party atmosphere to goes along with it making Almabtrieb one of the "can't miss" events of the year. Entires are being limited to the first 200 riders that sign up. You will be required to make a 50 EUR deposit (non-refundable) via bank transfer to hold your place. If the first 200 spots are sold out, riders hoping to participate will be placed on a waiting list.

Once again the event will be held over four days and feature free camping, showers and the swimming pool for the riders. Camping guests not participating will pay 10 EUR per night. There are also many low cost hotels in the area and right on the race-course! As always there will be nightly parties, music and plenty of reasonably priced food being cooked in the riders tent! There will also be a beer garden at the end of the long straightaway so you can relax, enjoy a snack, have a beer and watch all the action!

Wednesday will be devoted to free riding all day. On both Thursday and Friday, practice sessions will be held in the morning followed by a qualifying run in the afternoon. Each riders single best qualifying run out of the two days will count. Downhill Skateboarding will race in a 4-man 64 bracket. Street Luge and Classic Luge will race in a 4-man 32 bracket.

Don't hesitate. Sign up now! Entries for the Peyragudes Deluxe Cup being held the week prior, sold out in a record 48 hours!!! For additional information go to www.IGSAworldcup.com. Go to www.Almabtrieb-Downhill.com to sign up and get all the details.
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:00 pm

Rock & Roll 2008 Entries Open May 1st
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Registration for Rock & Roll 2008 in Thalgau, Austria (near Salzburg) begins on May 1st. The event will be held July 23-26 on the fastest course of the IGSA World Cup Series circuit. Go to www.GravitySportsAustria.org to sign up. Entry is being limited to the first 175 riders who register. After that you will be placed on a waiting list.

Once you have signed up you will need to send your registration fee of 160 EUR via Bank transfer within two weeks to guarantee your place. Additional classes are 20 EUR each with three classes max.

All IGSA classes will be offered including:
Downhill Skateboarding (Open and Women’s)
Street Luge
Classic Luge
Gravity Bike
Dirtsurfer
Inline Skating (by request only)

The schedule will be as follows:
Wed, July 23 All day - Practice
Thu, July 24 Morning – Practice, Afternoon – Qualifying 1st run
Fri, July 25 Morning – Practice, Afternoon – Qualifying 2nd run
Sat, July 26 All day - Racing

Don’t delay, be sure to sign up beginning May 1st if you plan to race in Thalgau at www.GravitySportsAustria.org. Additional information is also available at www.IGSAworldcup.com.
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Maryhill/IGSA World Championships Registration Info

Post by Marcus Rietema » Thu May 08, 2008 9:13 am

Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Championships
Registration Information
August 27-31, 2008


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Due to the overwhelming interest from athletes wanting to register for the Maryhill “Festival of Speed” 2008 IGSA World Championships; Volcanic Promotions will be limiting the number of entries to 200 total athletes. This will ensure that the racers will receive the most possible amount of practice time and the organizers will be able to maintain the high level of quality seen in 2007. Top Priority registration will be offered for the highest ranked IGSA racers and top 10 finishers at the 2007 Festival of Speed. This will also guarantee the top IGSA Ranked athletes a spot in the 2008 IGSA World Championships.

IGSA Top Priority Athlete Registration
(Go to the IGSA website to see the Top Priority Athlete List)
Top Priority Registration opens on May 16th, 2008 at 8:00 am PDT. Top Priority registration closes on May 30th, 2008 at 8:00 am PDT. If you are on the Top Priority registration list (below) and you do not register before the closing date you will lose your priority status and will be required to register during Open Registration (see below). Being on the Top Priority List does not guarantee you a spot in the event just priority registration status.

Open Registration
After Top Priority Registration closes, Volcanic Promotions will begin Open Registration on June 2nd, 2008 at 8:00am PDT. Registration will remain open until all classes are filled. The number of Open Registrations will be determined by how many of the Top Priority Registrations were filled.

Reserve List
When all Open Registrations have been filled then a Reserve List will be completed on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.

The cost of registration is $250 for the first class.
All registrations must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For complete registration information go to www.IGSAworldcup.com.
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Sat May 17, 2008 8:52 pm

Go Fast! Speed Days Registration Opens May 19th!

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Registration for the second annual GoFast! Speed Days 2008 - IGSA World Cup Opens Monday, May 19th at 10.00am GMT. Registration is limited to 200 riders. The race fees include all food, and the legendaruy GoFast! party! Go to www.gofastspeeddays.com to register for the race.

The organisers of GoFast! Speed Days 2008 are pleased to announce that they have just secured government funding to resurface the race course for Speed Days 2008! The road WILL be resurfaced with perfect, machined, race-quality tarmac, especially for the race. This is an unprecedented level of achievement for the downhill skateboarding community, and the new surface will transform the Eastbourne race course into a true world-class downhill venue!

In addition to the new surface, the Speed Days organisers will also raise the downhill game with the biggest launch ramp in the universe! Even bigger than the crazy 2 metre transition ramp we built for 2007, the new 2008 ramp will be 21 metres (68')long, and 3 metres (10') high, with a straight 10% gradient, making it suitable for downhill skateboard riders of all abilities, as well as the Street Luge & Classic Luge classes!

AND!, perhaps the most radical addition to Speed Days 2008 will be the NIGHT SESSIONS! Yes, we will be flood-lighting the entire course at night, and there will be unlimited free riding available until 11pm!

The organizers are inviting the entire downhill family to come and join us to race, freeride, and party in the UK - at the iconic GoFast! Speed Days 2008! Ride hard, Stay safe, GoFast!!!


Basic information:

Race title: IGSA World Cup - GoFast! Speed Days 2008

Race dates: 12th to 14th September 2008

Location: Eastbourne, UK

Website: www.gofastspeeddays.com

Partners: GoFast! Sports UK www.gofastsports.co.uk
Eastbourne Borough Council www.visiteastbourne.com
Lushlongboards www.lushlongboards.com
United Kingdom Gravity Sports Association www.ukgsa.org


Registration:

Registration opens at 10.00am GMT 19th May 2008

Number of entries: Limited to 200 riders (Including freeriders)!

Entry fees: Race entry = £70, extra disciplines = £20. Freeride only £50. (For non-racers, we are offering freeride only tickets!) All entries INCLUDE camping, and FOOD, and PARTY!

Payment: On-line payment will be via our shopping cart system, accepting all the usual on-line payment methods : Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal. The full amount is payable on-line when you sign up - no deposits.

See www.gofastspeeddays.com for the on-line registration link.

Schedule:

Friday, September 12th:

Morning session : Freeride

Afternoon session : First qualifying session for racers.

Night session : Freeriding until 11pm.



Saturday, September 13th:

Morning session : Freeride

Afternoon session : First qualifying session for racers.

Night session : Freeriding until 8pm, then PARTY!



Sunday, September 14th:

Morning session : Heats (Plus freerides)

Afternoon session : Finals + Prize giving (Plus freerides)



Timing & Scoring: IGSA

Race Director: Eimer!

Organiser / Commentator: Tom Worsley
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Fri May 30, 2008 7:06 am

Maryhill Priority Registration Ends May 30th

Racers from 9 different Countries have registered for the Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Championships so far.

They include South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Germany, Sweden, France, Brazil, & United Kingdom

IGSA Priority Registration closes on Friday May 30th. If you are on the Priority List make sure you register.

Open Registration begins on June 2, 2008 at 8:00am PDT. Its going to fill fast so be ready with all your info.

This is shaping up to be the strongest field in history! You don't want to miss this race!!!

For complete registration information go to http://www.maryhillfestivalofspeed.com
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http://www.igsaworldcup.com
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Teutonia Added to IGSA World Cup Schedule

Post by Marcus Rietema » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:45 am

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The IGSA is excited to announce the addition of the Malarrara Pro Teutonia World Cup to the 2008 IGSA World Cup Series. Teutonia, Brazil will be the location of the fastest downhill skateboard and street luge event in history October 24-26, 2008. Last year GPS registered speeds of over 125km/h (77.6 mph) were reached in Downhill Skateboard and over 139km/h (86.3 mph) for Street Luge. The IGSA will be using a precision Tag Hauer speed trap this year to establish Official IGSA World Speed Records.

For additional information please visit www.IGSAworldcup.com
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Post by Marcus Rietema » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:02 am

Maryhill on NBC's Jeep World of Adventure Sports

For those of you who were unable to watch the “Jeep World of Adventure Sports” program featuring the Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Championships, follow the link to view the video.

http://www.igsaworldcup.com

The event was shown by NBC Sports throughout the U.S. and Canada on Saturday, October 11 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET (11:30 am – 2:00pm ET). Although we don’t have the actual Neilson ratings yet, the program is typically seen by approximately 1 million households. Aura 360 did a really nice job covering the event and we look forward to more programming featuring IGSA World Cup Series Downhill Skateboarding in the future.
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Final 2008 IGSA World Cup Series Points

Post by Marcus Rietema » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:32 am

Glendora, California, USA- The final 2008 IGSA World Cup Series points have been tabulated and the Champions have been announced in each category. There was a record level of participation in most of the classes despite tough economic conditions around the world. Participation in Downhill Skateboarding increased by 17 percent with a total of 538 racers taking starts in IGSA sanctioned events. The fight for the World Cup Series Championship spanned five continents and included nearly every top downhill skateboarder. These facts make Scoot Smith's 2008 performance even more impressive.


2008 IGSA World Cup Series
Downhill Skateboarding Top Ten


1. Scoot Smith, Canada
2. Mischo Erban, Canada
3. Kevin Reimer, Canada
4. Mike Zietsman, South Africa
5. Erik Lundberg, Sweden
6. Martin Siegrist, Switzerland
7. Olivier Bareaud, France
8. Pete Connolly, Great Britain
9. Patrick Rizzo, United States
10. Jackson Shapiera, Australia

To view the full story and the complete final points go to www.IGSAworldcup.com
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