The Wheelbase crew will be in NYC, and that general vicinity, from Oct 5th through the 12th. We’ll be lurking hard and shredding harder during our stay, and one of the events we’ll be attending is this one right here. Earthwing rippa, Steve Kong, sent us over this info detailing the event happenings. Anyway, we’ll see ya there. In the meantime, check out what Mr. Steve Kong has to say about the event and hit him up at the email below for the “to-be-announced” location and to get yourself signed up. Boom!
“Oh haii guys, this year, Earthwing is going to be doing something a little bit different. We will be holding a tech slidejam Sunday, October 9th. The popularity of techsliding plummeted insanely low as the popularity of freeriding began to rise. I could list a million reasons why, but i don’t really care to. If you techslide you know that it’s a very lonely sport at sessions and competitions. . . That’s why we’ve decided to hold a competition exclusively for techsliders.
This competition is not meant to exclude freeriding or soft wheel sliding (it’s fun as hell don’t get me wrong), but to get people pumped on techsliding. We will, however have a bouncy house at the hill for freeriders to play in during the competiton (ok, that was uncalled for. lol! ).
A techsliding setup usually consists double kick board (length and wheelbase are subjective) with traditional kingpin trucks (some use reverse kingpin trucks) and hard (very hard) wheels. Now, I know I’m probably going to get an assload of questions about what’s considered “hard”—I do not look forward to that. Don’t be a smartass. You damn well know what hard wheels are, and if you don’t then come by and check it out.
Please don’t screw around on the hill. Take the drinking, smoking, pyrotechnics of any sort elsewhere. If I catch you doing any of that stuff I may just forcibly remove you if you’re not much bigger than I am. . . or ill just get Josh Wright on your ass. I cannot express how much DOG SHITE will be in the grass. Please be careful where you sit. I don’t want anyone’s day ruined by a dog doody.
WEAR YOUR MOTHERLOVIN’ HELMETS OR APPEASE TO DARKTOWER WITH A BLOOD SACRIFICE!!!
P.S There will be a kicker & a polejam as well!!
. . . and finallly our judge & MC this year will be none other than the legendary CLIFF COLEMAN!!!
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU PLAN TO COMPETE!!! ENCLOSE YOUR NAME, AGE, & CLASS (AM, PRO, OPEN*). *open class considered intermediate