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Freeborders in the News

By December 14, 2011May 19th, 20143 Comments

Props to Tyler Murgo (US) and Owen Carless (AU) who were featured in their local newspapers this week.

The Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser hit Owen up for a story on freebording in Campbelltown where, “people visit Campbelltown from all over Sydney to use the long, steep, smooth hills with no traffic that are found in the area.” East Bay RI talked to Tyler about being “one of the youngest, and most promising talents in the sport.”

Nice work, guys!

Check out links to their full stories below.

Riding With Freebord Pros
Bristol boy gets invite from pro team
By Eric Dickervitz

BRISTOL — Though not many around here have heard of freebording, a Mt. Hope High School senior was recently dubbed a standout rider in the sport, an honor bestowed on him by professional freeborders.

Freebording (spelled without an “a”) is one of the latest extreme sports to gather an enthusiastic, if not commercial, following, mostly on the West Coast and in Europe. But one of the youngest, and most promising talents in the sport, lives in Bristol.

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He flies free as a bord
By Scott Dougherty

CAMPBELLTOWN — has many snowboarders who trek six hours to get their adrenalin fix in winter — but one local thinks the city’s landscapes can give the same fix all year round.

Bradbury’s Owen Carless said Campbelltown is ideal for the sport of freebording.

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Progression and innovation is what drives us. Through years of evolution and rider driven design, Freebord has engineered a setup that rides exactly like a snowboard on pavement.


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