UK Series ’14 – Round 3

It’s probably safe to say the majority of Mountainboarders haven’t followed much of this Football World Cup thing, so we thought we’d do our own take on the World Cup, and what better place to do it at than the ATBA-UK Series Round 4 at Another World Adventure Centre.

Another World Adventure Centre is a new addition to the ATBA-UK Calendar this year. Located up in the rolling hill of Halifax, it was the host of Round 3’s Boardercross and Freestyle disciplines. To stick to our World Cup theme; we caught up with and interviewed some of the riders who have ties with different countries around the world. Some of these ties were pretty small.. but there are ties.

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First up, representing Italy from the Groms category:

What is your name and where do you come from?
My name is Matt Beletatti and I’m from Cheshire.

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Yes.

Fantastic, and what’s your overall opinion of the weekend at Another World Adventure Centre?
It’s been fun and exciting. The racing was fast and slippy and it’s also fun.

Did you prefer the 3 man racing here to the 4 man racing you have done before?
Probably the three man racing because we were a lot closer to each other.

Does that make it a lot more exciting?
Yep.

Do you prefer BoarderX or Freestyle?
Probably BoarderX.

Who do you enjoy racing with?
Josh (Hale) and Fin (Davies) because they are the same stage as me and similar ability.

How well did you do in the Freestyle?
Yea I think so.

Did you do all the tricks you wanted to do?
Yea except for a 180.

Some fun quick fire question for you: What colour are you tyres?
Black.

Do you have a pair of lucky underwear?
Haha, no.

If you had a Mountainboarding Boarding Pet, what would it be and what would it’s name be?
A dog, called Bobby.

What kind of dog?
Springer Spaniel.

What would your gladiotor name be?
Sir Billongo.

Thanks very much for your time Matt.

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Sort of from the Country of Wales in the Juniors:

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You’re not going to hit me?

I’d never hit you… First of all, Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Piers (Sutton) and I’m actually born in Newcastle but I moved to Wales when I was like three.

And Where’s your local centre? 
Actually it’s The Edge but Hale’s (Superbole) is amazing so I go there.

Remolition_Another_World_Round3_029What do you think of the weekend overall at Another World Adventure Centre?
It’s.. urmm… weeaahhh. The track is pretty good, pretty lary at bits but yea, it’s good.

What did you think of the 3 man racing, did you prefer it to the usual 4?
It’s alright if there is enough people to do it, like.. it’s alright if there is a multiple of 3 and it was all even but we had a four so we had to do some crazy 2 mans.

Did you do the freestyle? 
I did!

You did do the freestyle…
I did…

What did you think of the Freestyle?
Urrrmmmm.. ehh.. Can I say I didn’t like it?

You can, what made you not like it?
All the transitions, and you were going too fast into too small and too steep. Does that make sense?

That makes sense. Did you have fun at the party, watching the bands?
Yea, James Hirst was killing it and Ash on the kit!

Some quick fire questions: What colour are you tyres?
Errr.. I have 2 red, 1 black and 1 grey today.

Do you have a pair of lucky underwear?
I do, look.. Mr Happy.

Some Yellow Mr Happy underwear, lovely. (I can assure you he got these from his tent, a didn’t just pull down his kecks)
If you had a Mountainboarding Pet, what would it be and what would it’s name be?
A pug, and Sir !$%@s-a-lot.

I’ll edit that to Sir Poos-a-lot so we can use that…
But it’s not as good then.

Sorry Piers. If you had a gladiator name what would it be?
Sir Piers of awesomeness.

And if you had a one on one match who would it be against?
(Stu) Wong

Thanks very much Piers.

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Photos: Best of Boardercross

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Representing France-ish in the Master’s Category:

Who are you and where are you from?
My name’s Raph La Roche, I’m the Chairman of ATBA-UK and owner of Ironsides MBC.

What did you think of the overall weekend at Another World Adventure Centre?
I thought it was a really sick weekend, it was nice to come to a new centre. For an old rider it is nice to ride a new track and I think it is definitely by far the best Junior BoarderX track in the country.

Did you prefer the 3 man to the usual 4 man?
I enjoyed it being different for a change.

What was your overal opinion of the freestyle?
Urrrmmm… The third jump just needs a bit more settling, probably by Joe Dickson because he knows his stuff.

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That’s fair enough, you had a good time at the party Saturday night?
I had a wicked night at the party; it as nice to have a mosh pit, it was nice to have a drink and it was nice to see so many Mountainboarders bouncing about having a wicked time.

Some quick fire questions: what colour are your tyres?
Black.

Do you have a pair of lucky underwear?
A pair of lucky underwear?? No, just clean ones. Actually I’m camping so that’s a lie.

Haha! If you had a Mountainboarding pet, what would it be and what would it’s name be?
It would probably be… my dog Manson.

What would your gladiator name be?
Gluttious Maximus.

Thank you very much Raph!

You know what your Gluttious Maximus is don’t ya?
No idea. 
It’s your arse cheek!

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Flying the flag for England from the Pro’s Category:

Who are you and where are you from?
Alex (Smith) from Yorkshire.

And obviously you are the local for Another World Adventure Centre?
Yep.

As the local and son of the owner, how do you think the weekend has gone?
Ace. I couldn’t have hoped for anything better. Everything has gone really smoothly and everyone has enjoyed it a lot more than I thought they would. Really Good.

Awesome stuff, I certainly had a brilliant time at the party…
Yea, that was awesome.

What was your favourite event out of the Racing and the Freestyle?
Racing, I’m a BoarderX man.

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Do you prefer your track from the other centres you have been to?
Urm, it’s a tough one. It’s fun, I like to do different tracks and I like to get around a bit more.

Do you prefer the 3 man to the 4?
Nah, I prefer the 4 man.

Could there be plans to widen the track for next year?
I don’t know because it involves a lot of dirt and hardcore and stuff.

What did you think of the Freestyle, did it kick of as much as you liked?
Yea, it was good because I thought it was going to be way to quick but everyone just managed and found ways to get round that. There was some big tricks!

Yea definitely, people went huge. Who stood out the best for you?
Ash Mullholland.

Local boy Ash, the local hero. Some fun quick fire questions for you: What colour are your tyres?
Purple

Do you have a pair of lucky underwear?
No.

If you did what colour would they be?
Orange.

If you had a Mountainboard Pet, what would it be and what would it’s name be?
Pet?!
Yea, any animal you like…
Parrot called Paul.. haha.

What would your gladiator name be?
He Man.

Lovely, thanks very much Alex. Catch you at the next event!

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Photos: Party and Bands

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From the Masters category and representing Romania:

Who are you and where you from?
I’m Bobby from Transylvania

What did you think of the weekend overall at Another World Adventure Centre?
It was was amazing. I have to admit it wasn’t one of my best weekends but the rest, everything, the event and all was sick! The BoarderX, the Freestyle, the partying, live shows and especially the people… really awesome. Pure awesome.

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What was your favourite event out of the BoarderX and the Freestyle?
I think the BoarderX.

What did you think of the track and the 3 man from opposed to 4 man?
I love the track, I love the surface. I’m all for gravel which reminds me of home. The only down thing was that I’d like it to be twice as long.

And the 3 man to the 4 man?
That was sweet. It’s been quite a while since I’ve went through 3 people races, but it was sick.

What did you think of the Freestyle and the jumps?
Well… I’m not really the best person to talk about the jumps and all because I’m not a really good freestyler (We did this before the results, Bobby then went on to take 1st in the Masters Category!!) but apparently the Pros felt really good on it and same with everybody else. As far as I am concerned, I have to say I ate a bit too much dirt. haha.

That makes sense, some quick fire questions for you: What colour are your tyres?
Black.

Do you have a pair of lucky underwear?
Nope.

If you did what colour would they be?
Black.

If you had any animal as a Mountainboarding Pet, what would it be and what would it’s name be?
Tarantula…
… and it’s name?
Phil.

What would your gladiator name be?
Petrutz …
…and what does that translate to?
Little Peter!

Lovely. Thanks very much Bobby!

Aooo Aooooooo!

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Lastly but not leastly, sort of representing Scotland from the Seniors Category:

Who are you and where you from? 
I’m Ed Richardson from South Wales.

Where’s your local centre?
We have a small centre, BRD, I usually ride down in Pembrokeshire.

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What are your thoughts on the weekend overal at Another World Adventure Centre?
Yea, never been here before. Really pleased with the racing, real close. Good track for all abilities, was good to see everyone bombing it and having fun. And yea, the freestyle jam went well in all categories.

What was your favourite event out of the Freestyle and the BoarderX?
The BoarderX. The track was really good, just wish it was longer.

Did you prefer the 3 man racing or normal 4 man?
The 3 man was good, I think it works well on this track but I think the 4 man is better on the other tracks.

What was the opinion of the freestyle?
Yea it was good, not a great show of people who could have made it but it was good, the jumps were fun. Could have done with some music on the hill…

Some fun quick fire questions for you now: What colour are you tyres?
Black.

Do you have a pair of lucky underwear?
No…

If you did what colour would they be?
Green.

If you had a mountainboarding pet, any animal, what would it be and what would it’s name be?
Jesus… no I wouldn’t have Jesus. I’d actually have a dog. Yea, Mountainboarding Dog. Called Jonathan.

If you had a gladiator name, what would it be?
I don’t know any gladiator names..

Just make one up, Piers had Piers the Awesomeness..
You’ve stumped me there..

No worries, cheers for your time Ed.

Thank you.

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Photos: Best of Freestyle

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Huge well done, thank you and congratulations to all the Another World Adventure Centre Team, ATBA-UK Crew, and of course all you riders for a incredible event.

For all the results of R3 Boardercross and Freestyle @ Another World, and for the overall results so far go to the ATBA-UK Results page.

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Keep your eyes peeled on the ATBA-UK Youtube Channel for more videos and if you’d like some more photos head over to Mountainboard Media on Facebook for the rest of Andy’s awesome shots and some other galleries from other people.