Shred Shed visitor Fabian Laute took a hop over to Maui for a few days. He had a chance to meet the precious Poli poli once again i herd it claimed as the best road in the world. I couldn't agree more. Check out Fabian shredding a raw run on a section of the hill.
October is around the corner and you should be gearing up
for the second event of the HWOS, BUT this is the first event to take place on
the Big Island, we call it Lurkers Playground and this is one race you are not
going to want to miss. The course is fast, with speeds up to and exceeding
50mph with a pack. I suggest you be prepared for high speeds and fast turns.
There is no need for drifting though, but this course IS a balls to the walls
speed style rush.
If you care for a sneak peek at the racecourse check out
Mason Valenzuela’s Big Island episode two or Follow the link http://vimeo.com/45875700
For those of you with no place to stay, bring your camping
gear, there will be people camping at a state campsite close to the racecourse.
To camp here there is a small fee, 6 dollars a night to be exact, for the
permit to camp there. It is on a “beach” so it won’t be super cold. By beach I
mean river mouth. If you would like to look up the campsite online, it is Kole
Kole beach park.
If you will be camping with the group, email StokedSkaters@aol.com, so that we can
get the permit in order before everyone shows up.
Even though this event is half points, the course and the
surrounding hills without a doubt are going to make your trip more than worth
it. Directly above the campsite is an epic bomb, not the racecourse, but surely
a hill you will remember.
To register please email StokedSkaters@aol.com. Include your
Name, age, email/phone number and which event you are signing up for. When you
receive a confirmation email you are IN! All information on where and when to
meet on the jam day will be included in the email. All $15 entry fee's will be
collected on the day of the race.
Please don't send your name in for registration and not show
up, If this happens more then once you will no be allowed to enter the next
HWOS event. If you have sent your name and can not make it, please email to let
us know. IF ALL SPOTS ARE NOT FULL, we will allow entry the day of the sesh for
$5 extra. Please check back to the site within 2 days of each event to see the
status on entrys.
REMEMBER FOR THIS AND EVERY HWOS EVENT... same as always,
(THE GOLDEN RULE)
THIS IS A JAM SESSION
WITH FRIENDS, NOT A RACE. We are still at a " outlaw " status as
legit as the events may be. And to keep them going, we need to make sure to
stick to this.^^^
Also, this is a SKATERS ONLY event... please don't bring any
spectators. We don't want to overwhelm the people in the zones we are cruising
BIG MAHALO's for taking the time to read this. Please
remember to send in your name if you want to make it out. See everyone on Oct
20th for a good time of wheel turning!
Saturday, September 15th was the first event of 6 events in the 2012 – 2013
Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series and I gotta give it a big CHEEHOO! What a start to
the season!We had nearly 50 racers out
on the beautiful, sunny, North Shore of Oahu ready to race.
gathered at the beach on the bottom of the mountain to get registered and get brackets set. Once everyone stocked up on water for the day we decided to head
up the mountain.
arriving at the top, there was a Hawaii forest police officer just leisurely
relaxing in his car at the entrance of the course. So we instantly signaled all
arriving skaters to turn around and head back to the beach. This was a nice
little wake up call to remind everyone that this IS an outlaw race, and not
everything can be perfect. So we took an hour break, and headed back up the
he was gone, so we all started our hike into the race course. You walk a dirt
road for about 15 minutes then out of no where, Butter,flowing curves appear on
the tip of a Hawaiian mountain ridge… to top it off, its closed to cars!
finally getting to the race course, there was a BIG puddle and some mud across
the road. BUT our downhill community grabbed shovels and booms and made it
nearly perfect in minutes.So practice
runs got underway.
everyone was looking comfortable on the course, we got underway with the first,
prelim round. Several riders were seated in the next round to even out the
bracket, so this round determined who would make it into the main event.
because this was only the first round, there was no shortage of shreddage. Fast
starts ( pushes and throw downs ), tight packs and intense passes were all seen
from the very first heat!
8 heats of battling it out, the top 2 racers from every round moved on up to
the top 32 bracket. With this course being fairly mellow, no drifts, just tuck,
go and find the right line… these next few rounds got HEAVY.
had their game face on, all riders on point, fighting to make it across the
finish in 1st or 2nd. As the battle continued on, the top
2 moved up once again… giving us out top 16 racers.
the brackets are full of some of Hawaii’s best downhill skateboarders,
including Sector 9’s Ethan Lau, last years event winner Nikko Kamanuwai,
H.W.O.S x2 overall winner Mackenzie Yoshida to name a few.
but tight, top notch, Hawaiian racing this round. Every heat staying in one
pack, nearly connected from start to finish… going for the winning lines.
These heats were getting so close we needed to start sending riders to the
finish just to watch CLOSLEY to see who came across that line first.
the battle moved on, it came down to our top 8, the semi finals. Making it was
Nikko vs Maika vs Ethan vs Will and Cookie vs Keola vs Rhys vs Mackenzie. In the
first semi final, the racing was tight! So tight that they needed a redo
between Maika, Nikko and Ethan just to see who would move on. And in the redo
Nikko and Ethan held on strong making the finals for their 2nd year
in a row. In the second semi, Rhys kept a good lead in front as the other 3
fought for second… Keola ending up in the number 2 spot!
finals are Nikko, Ethan, Rhys, Keola and the semis are Cookie, Mackenzie, Will
the consi finals, all racers were in a line dropping into the first dip Maika
leading the pack. Mackenzie, cookie and Will closely following, tucking,
drafting and bumping their way to the finish.
the finals, all riders stayed close. Every rider in a perfect tuck, not budging
they round the last corner, making it across the finish line first, for the SECOND
year in a row was NIKKO Kamanuwai!
the finals we all headed down to the beach for the awards. Riders were treated
with a load of boards, trucks, gloves, wheels, refreshments and a Hawaiian sun
setting into the Pacific Ocean.
the skaters who came out left with smiles and stoke. It was a full day of wheel
turning and positive vibes. That’s what the Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series is all
Today was the start of the 2012 - 2013 Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series and we couldn't have asked for a better day. The weather was epic, the racing was intense and the vibes were good! Thanks to all the skaters and everyone who supported the first event.