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Twenty60 at Newton's Nation

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By Flynny - Posted on 13 July 2010

Friday, 26 November, 2010 - 09:00
72 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Meeting Point: 

McPhillamy Park, mt Panorama Bathurst


2060 DH Newtons Nation

The Twenty60 Downhill registration is now open! With a prize purse of $5K up for grabs Twenty60 will be up there with the biggest downhill events in Australia. To join many of Australia's elite riders, and next generation of up & coming talent, jump online at the link below and register now. Here's your chance to compete at Newton's Nation alongside Australia's best and battle it out at one of the most exhilarating competitions of the weekend!

Entries before the 15th of October includes a Big Kahuna festival/camping pass into the best action sport and music festival on the planet

Friday will be Practice.

Saturday morning more practice followed by u19 and Elite seeding runs in the afternoon with $500 up for grabs to the fastest time of the day.

Sunday Morning compulsory practice. Sunday afternoon categories race for fame and glory then in a slight twist to the usual format the top 50 times from across all categories Race for cash in the Twenty60 Champions league.

In the mens we have $2060 for first
$800 Second
$400 Third
$200 Forth
$100 Fifth

For the women
$720 First
$200 Second
$100 third

Entries are strictly pre entry only so get in early 'cause it's going to go off

Who's in?
Flynny, Carlgroover
Flynny Carlgroover
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
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Simon O'Brien, the X Games Flatlander Gold Medallist has confirmed his attendance at Newton's Nation!

For those who don't know what Flatland is, it's a freestyle BMX riding style performed on smooth flat surfaces that don't include ramps, jumps or grind rails, think freestyle BMX mixed with a blend of breakdancing and you've got it! The Flow Zone at Newton's will play host to the BMX Flatland where you can watch Simon perform his awe inspiring tricks and spins, along with some of the most talented and daring action sportspeople out there.

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Newton's Nation will play host to the inaugural Uprising BMX dirt competition, which will be staking its claim as the premier BMX competition in Australia.

The Uprising, as the name suggests, is all about going up. But what goes up must come down – some more gracefully than others. The competition is open to everyone; however our jumps will be built to test riders of the highest caliber. Let's just say it's all in the name of testing Newton's theory of gravity!

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Newton's Nation is bringing 'Buggy Rollin' to Australia for the first time ever! Buggy Rollin', AKA Jean-Yves Blondeau is a French designer who is best known for creating the 31-wheel roller suit. This suit places a number of rollers (similar to those found on rollerblades) on most of the major joints, the torso, and the back. The wearer can ride in a variety of positions (rollerblade, on back, on torso, on all fours and more) at speeds of up to 60 mph (96 km/h). Buggy Rollin' has featured on television shows in several countries and two of his suits can be seen in the 2008 Jim Carrey film Yes Man. He claims his fastest time yet is 116 km/h, his highest jump is 5m 70!

Of the four sports zones at Newton's Nation, the G-Force Zone will be where all the skate action unfolds. Arguably the most intense area of the festival, this is where Buggy Rollin' plans on breaking his personal best speed in what will be one of THE spectator highlights of the festival.

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Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) has changed the date for Round 2 of their 2010-2011 National Series to avoid a date clash with Newton's Nation. The new date has been changed to January 15th – 16th 2011.

Newton's Nation will include the Mountain Bike 2060 Downhill race, and MTBA are ensuring all riders have the opportunity to compete at Newton's without having to forego championship points. The $5K prize purse places 2060 up there with the biggest downhill races in Australia, with Newton's staking its claim as one of the "can't miss" Mountain Bike events of 2010!

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Newton's Nation is excited to announce the 1st release music line up and early bird ticket release exclusively to our passport members; public release is on Monday 2nd August.
The impressive music line up at Newton's will feature some of Australia’s best live rock, hip hop, dance and indie artists on the main stage and across the four DJ 'Transmission Towers' spread throughout the festival site. Just some of the acts topping the bill over the three day festival are; Bliss N Eso, Birds of Tokyo, You Am I, Operator Please, Children Collide, Funkoars, Philadeplphia Grand Jury, The Novocaines with more to be announced!

We are also thrilled to announce that Bliss N Eso will be providing a currently unreleased single from their new album ’Running on AIr’ as the sound track for Newton's Nation.

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For those not riding and just wanting to check out the action and music LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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Crimmins Brothers set to rip it up with the best of the best


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Road gap

Road gap

First switch back again

Bottom jump


Bottom jump

First switch back

big sweeping berm.



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Newtons Nation: Top road under construction

Two of our best trail fairies, Duke and da Barm putting together a little something for the top road gap

Top Gap

Fresh trail
Scud test pilots some virgin trail

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Ok all, big news

If you enter the race before October the 15th your registration fee includes

• Registration fee includes free Big Kahuna festival pass + camping which gives you access to the full festival site for 3 days & 2 nights.

• Crew, family & friends of competitors will be given a 10% discount off the Big Kahuna pass, only when redeemed within the specified time period.

• If crew, family & friends intend camping with the competitor they are accompanying, they must purchase a valid camping pass for each night they wish to stay.

After you register I'll post you out the newsletter which explains how to redeem the discounts. It's taken a lot of negotiation to get the family discount, please don't abuse it.

For those who have already registered I'll email the info to you ASAP

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Word is Sam Hill is set to demolish the 2060 Course at Newtons Nation!

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If you like extreme sports and great music, winning this competition might just blow your mind.

Over the weekend of November 26-28, Newton's Nation will welcome more than 10,000 revelers to Bathurst's Mount Panorama and play host to world class action sports and some of the best bands and DJs in the country.

Headliners include Bliss N Eso, Birds Of Tokyo, You Am I, Children Collide, Operator Please and Philadelphia Grand Jury.

This unique event will showcase the best of skate, BMX, mountain biking, wake, luge, scooter and Parkour, with a heavy focus on spectator participation.

There'll also be an open air cinema screening the best in action sport films, along with licensed bars, food stalls and night markets.

Nowhere in Australia has this combination of action sports and live music come together in such a sensory overload. Yeeww!

[v]music is giving away a massive Newton's Nation prize pack, which includes tickets to the event, flights and accomodation, merch, a Chemical Storm snowboard, a Chemical Syorm skateboard and a money-can't-buy meet and greet with Bliss N Eso! A-bloody-mazing!

There's also two minor prizes of passes to the event.

For your chance to win, just tell us in 200 words or less what alternative extreme sport would you like to see included in Newton’s Nation next year and why.

Major prize:

* 2 x return flights from the winner's nearest capital city to Sydney + return transfers for two people from Sydney to Bathurst
* 2 x Big Kahuna passes to Newton’s Nation
* 2 x nights accommodation in the tent hotel at Newton's Nation for two people
* 2 x Newton's Nation merchandise packs
* Chemical Storm snowboard
* Chemical Storm skateboard
* Meet and greet with Bliss N Eso

Minor prizes

* 2 x 2 day pass to Newton's Nation (transport not included)

The comp is open until October 10, so get amongst it!

click to enter

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Pleased to announce Blackman Bicycles is the official tech support for DH at Newtons Nation!
hope to see you all there.

They'll have the tent pitched on the hill to offer killer deals on part and their best mechanics on hand to get you back on you bike asap

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Ok guy's if you've entered before today you should have received an email with your competitor information sheet.

A few emails have bounced so if you haven't received this pm me with a valid email address and I'll get one out to you.

So far it looks like we've got a big crew of Qlders looking to come down and dominate so NSW and Vic riders need to get in and show them who is boss...

Should be a great event.

And remember, it more than just a DH race

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Nathan Rennie and Chris Kovarik have signaled the intention to tear shit up and reek havoc on the 2060DH course!!!!

more featured riders here

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Jill Kintner Bryn Atkinson and Justin Havukainen confirmed on the start list

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Entries close today, Friday the 19th.

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Can't wait for this, not only some of the worlds best doing the MTB downhill but a lot of the other gravity sports are going to be great to see.
We are going for Saturday and night, I'm surprised more of the NoBMoB haven't clicked the star considering what's on offer.
Flynny is there a timetable for the sports events and the bands playing? Thinking I might come out for Sunday if I'm not too worn out from Saturday night.

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John I've got a rough timetable but I'm not sure if it is the final one. I think the official one will be out and on the Newtons site this week.

I'm hanging to watch the downhill skate boards. Those guys put on a great show the last 2 years

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Final competitor info and full sports time table available

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Here's the start list. If you're not on here but should be you better let me know and have a good excuse why the rego stuffed up

Remember it's a slightly format different from normal. Everyone gets their race run and anyone with a time in the top 50 overall qualifies for the dash for cash at the end.

Sam Hill: Elite mens
Nathan Rennie Elite mens
ChrisKovarik Elite mens
Bryn Atkinson Elite mens
Cillian Kennedy Elite mens
Rick Boyer Elite mens
Timothy Eaton Elite mens
Tom Lewis Elite mens
Rhys Akinson Elite mens
Justin Havukainen Elite mens
Matt Walker Elite mens
Luke Newcombe Elite mens
Mal Mcmannus Elite mens
Dave Grupe Elite mens
Tim Cox Elite mens
Robbie McNaughton Elite mens
Regan Arthur Elite mens
Aaron Bashford Elite mens
Peter Hicks Elite mens
Hugh Mansfield Elite mens
Bruce Moir Elite mens
Ben Perrow Elite mens
Nicholas Shields Elite mens
Nicholas Bailly Elite mens
Jonothan Taylor Elite mens
Steven Charnock Elite mens
Jarrad Connolly Elite mens
Ben Cory Elite mens
Brendan Cronk Elite mens
Steven Cutjar Elite mens
Mathew Dodd Elite mens
Kye Hore Elite mens
Grant Jones Elite mens
Lucas Kuncewicz Elite mens
Ricky Lee Elite mens
Chris Martin Elite mens
Ben Morrison Elite mens
James Smail Elite mens
Josh Smith Elite mens
Joel Walker Elite mens
Luke Agguire Elite mens
Jill Kintner Elite Women
Danielle Beecroft Elite Women
JoanneFox Elite Women
Kelly Hughes Elite Women
Julieanne McVey Elite Women
Vanessa Thompson Elite Women
Coleen Boyes masters female
Vanessa Suarez B Grade Female
ThomasCrimmins U19
Daniel Bender U19
Matt Kelly U19
Jordan Mccoll U19
Jack Moir U19
RobbieTrotter U19
Jackson Crowe U19
Dean Evans U19
JamesGreen U19
Benjamin Leslie U19
David McMillan U19
Graeme Mudd U19
Zenon Murtagh U19
Phillip Piazza U19
Rhys Shelley U19
Ned Simes U19
Joe Vejvoda U19
Brandon Yrttiaho U19
Ty Bowmaker U17
Ethan Djordjev U17
Luke Ellison U17
Cameron Ford U17
Michael Hanrahan U17
Michael McClean U17
Lyndon Nugent U17
William Roberts U17
Liam Towers U17
Louie Van Der Hecht U17
Jacob Walker U17
Wade Budden U17
Martin Clarke Veteran men 30+
Brett Blackman Veteran men 30+
Joel Davis Veteran men 30+
Rick Khoe Veteran men 30+
David Sharp Veteran men 30+
Greg Westman Veteran men 30+
Joe Champman Veteran men 30+
Darren Willis Masters men 30+
Michael Chance Masters Men 40 +
Stephen Andreasen Masters Men 40 +
Justin Barnes Masters Men 40 +
Brad Thompson Masters Men 40 +
Steve Humphries Super masters 5-+
Andrew Crimmins U15
Joel Willis U15
Lachlan Gray U15
Liam Parker U15
David Maggs U15
Matthew McCorkell U15
Liam Westman U15
Damien Diskin B Grade Men
Travis Coulter B Grade Men
Liam Bower B Grade Men
Mikhail Chai B Grade Men
Thomas Claridge B Grade Men
Dave Dobson B Grade Men
Dylan Ford B Grade Men
Mitch Lyons B Grade Men
Hamish Goff C Grade Men
Les Crowe C Grade Men
Stuart Cunneen C Grade Men
Mark Dale C Grade Men
Adam Deschamps C Grade Men
William Marriott C Grade Men
Todd Palmer C Grade Men
Joss Wholohan C Grade Men
Peter Portelli C Grade Men

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Ok so the next Newtons Nations has been moved to April 2012.

This gets it out of the End of Year exams/HSC/Schoolies period and gets in into the Uni term which will hopefully see a bigger crowd roll up and also put it in the State Series time slot....

At first we thought the 2060DH wouldn't be able to go ahead as we lost access to the Nature Reserve due to a change in the Management committee.

However the guys from Newtons Nations and Bathurst Council look to have secured us another spot.
Steeper, rougher, faster than the one we already got.


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