'Be the influence' National Boarder-X series
Boarder-X has been the dream of of just about every skate boarder since the beginning of time. We have all seen it half attempted overseas on a number of occasions over the last decade. The problem with boarder-x is its not something you can half do, its one of those events that is either go big or go home. Well Newton's Nation and ASRA decided to go big!!!
BoarderX is a pop up skatepark that can be used for skateboard racing and skateboard demonstrations. The whole park is designed to fit into two shipping containers like russian dolls. One container is used as a structure to build the drop in ramp and the other container is a feature skaters can skate through.
What makes boarderX the perfect urban skateboard even is it is spectacular to watch and every type of longbaorder or skateboarder can partipate. Although skaters see it as a longbaord event, it is skateboarders on their double kicks that usually excel and win!
We partnered up with the Australian National Preventive Health Agency’s - Be the Influence campaign to undertake a massive set of events that ran from Oct 26th, 2013 to Nov 16th. The world first toured toured Sydney, followed by Newcastle then Brisbane and Melbourne.
In 2015 we partnered with Wollongong Council to bring BoarderX to the Crown Street in Wollongong. Over 10,000 people over a 24 hour period watched and enjoyed skateboarding on Crown Street Mall.
ASRA is planning more BoarderX events, if you want to host an event or have an idea of where we can set up these ramps, please contact us online.
For information about how to be the influence drop everything and point your browser at www.tacklingbingedrinking.gov.au
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