I’m sorry that I have to redirect you guys to a thread on another site, but this is rather important and needs everyones attention. Please take your time reading through the thread.
I don’t mind if this topic is expanded here in this thread at all.
For those that can’t be bothered clicking links or joining another site just to post an oppinion here is a copy of the subject matter at hand.
Mick Mulhall - For the love of skateboarding.
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Should we move this topic to another thread where a positive name may attract a broader point of view? I mean it’s about time that a likeminded group of people on this site should pool ideas and start gettin shit happening for skateboarding in this country.
The first thing I’m going to do is propose a Summer Series to the managers of Monster. Maybe 2 street comps, 2 mini comps, 2 vert comps, and a finals. I may let them talk me down to 1 comp and a finals. But not easily. 2 comps for the locals, and 1 Nationals Comp is what I would like to do. I’d also like to do some events for the lads who regularly do slalom in P5 at the Bush.
The Nationals will also act as the local events series final. And if World Cup would agree to do an event, that may be another comp alltogether.
Sorry to the lads that are reading this. I’m going to type some of my thoughts while they’re still there. I may ramble. You have been warned!
I beleive that part of the role Monster skatepark plays in skateboarding is crucial at the moment. I think that in the eyes of the people that own Monster (the owners being Sydney Olympic Park Authority), if we as the skateboarding community and the operators of Monster (those gems of lads at ARD) were to organise events that promoted skateboarding and the skatepark, SOPA would see the park as a viable addition to their list of activities. This would ensure the success of the skatepark and guarantee it’s continued existence. *New note. I really don’t want to lose that vert ramp. I love that thing like it was my only child. I would love it more if it was wider.
I think that it would also impress SOPA and the wider sporting community to see that we skateboarders were taking control of the sports progression within Australia. This could entail larger grants for skateboarding related events and facilities.
I have no doubt what-so-ever that corporate sponsorship will weasel it’s way into our bussiness as usual, but this is actually a good thing for those who want to earn a PROPER living from doing something that they love. Skateboarding!
They used to have the Commonwealth Bank Cup for that game that I beleive a lot of skaters are 1000 times more talented than any of the people who play that game. Why not have the Commonwealth Bank Cup of skateboarding. Those guys have ALL the money dont they? I guess you could get them to sponsor a national series for amatuers.
I’m guessing that as Redbull, X-BOX 360, and Samsung are the main sponsors of Monster, we could expect a major contest, or all of them, to be cashed up by a pick of the litter. Wouldn’t it be nice to win an x-box 360 and a huge flat screen for winning your local comp? Yeah, it would wouldn’t it.
*REMINDER! Call the powers asap and get this shit happening pronto bitch! To have all this organised by next summer is gonna take some serious logistics.
Please poeple back me up on this one. I wont be able to handle all this on my own. I feel my hair falling out as I type this.
I’m going to create a new thread for this topic and leave details of where and how I can be contacted. It’s about time I got of my lazy arse and did something for skateboarding, as it has done so much for me. Anyone who thinks they can help in any way, you are more than welcome to contact me. Whether it be to offer sponsorship, judging, volunteering on contests days, dj’s, website design, artists, videographers, photographers, gypsies, whatever… go ahead and hit send. I’ll try to be more diligent in my replies to peoples mail. I promise!
If people want to contact me privately regarding these topics, to provide support or advice, or offer any sort of assistance, the e-mail address follows.