Description: TMK is suitable for beginners to get their first taste of downhill in a safe controlled environment. The track goes around a lake. There are 2 short DH sections at 200 m each. Max speeds are 44 km/h. Non-technical. The rest of the track is pretty flat which is good for cruising. Nice surroundings as it is a public park, with the Kuala Lumpur city skyline visible not far away.
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010
Venue: Janda Baik
Time: 15:00 - 18:00
Where to meet: Genting Sempah rest area (along Karak highway, on the way to Genting Highlands)
Description: Janda Baik is a nice 3.6 km run for the aspiring beginners to take their DH obsessions onto a real road. Traffic is minimal, being out in the middle of nowhere (jungle). Dogs and monkeys are roaming about sometimes. Max speeds are 75 km/h (street luge), 70 km/h (classic luge), 55-65 km/h (downhill skateboard). The top half is VERY rough with lots of turns, whereas the bottom half is much smoother with less turns, but speed picks up fast at the very end.
2 more session on Saturday and Sunday. Will be updating by tomorrow night
The competition in Taiping was held 2 days ago (on Thursday) as side event in conjunction of International Eco Adventure 2009. Results as follow:
Game of S.K.A.T.E
1st - Adam Kepong; 2nd - Yuki Miyasaka; 3rd - Arina Fikri
High Ollie - Adam Kepong
Square Rail Best Trick - Fuad Saifullah (nollie crooked grind)
As for today comp, it was bit of surprised and last minute. I only knew about this comp when i was in Taiping 2 days ago and wasn't able to post it on the web due to unclear information given to me. Heard that every state JBS have selected 5 skaters to represent each state without any selection but only by random pick. Yet the mini ramp comp was cancelled due to circumstances and was replaced with Game of S.K.A.T.E which we did it on a rough tar road (well what other choices do we have?)
Here's the rseults for Game of S.K.A.T.E
1st - Adam Zari; 2nd - Arina Fikri; 3rd - Yuki Miyasaka; 4th - Eyman TK; 5th - Shah Alif