A little delayed but never too late to preesh the Melbourne crew for this feature article in their local Aussie newspaper.
SNOWBOARDING is a popular winter sport in Victoria but those doing its warm weather equivalent can just about be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Freebording (sic) is snowboarding without the snow, done on a specialised six-wheeled skateboard.
Northcote teenagers Mattheus, 15, Nick, 15, and Jesse, 19, are hoping to put the sport on the map with some media attention they say has been sadly lacking.
“There’s only about eight people doing it in Victoria because not many people know about it,” Nick said.
“It’s so much fun because you can do slides and spins you can’t do on any other boards.”
The central wheels allow the rider to turn freely in all directions and the boards are designed to travel at speed down paved hills.
Nick said Northcote’s hills made it perfect territory for freebording and he hoped others would take up the sport.
Jesse said freebording allowed him to express himself.
“You get a great adrenalin rush when you’re going downhill fast,” he said.
“The fastest I’ve gone is 65kmh down Mt Dandenong.”
Nice job guys. One question remains: where was Meanis?