Posts Tagged ‘rollerblade’

Sunday Streets in the Mission District to Feature New RollerSoccer Sport

Friday, June 5th, 2009

You know all about rollersoccer, right? It’s not listed in the English language Wikipedia but the French one says it’s “un sport hybride qui consiste à jouer au football sur des rollers.” And it was created by a local - see?

“Ce sport est né dans les années 1990 à San Francisco aux États-Unis, crée par Zack Phillips.”

This Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Capp and 24th Street, you’ll be able to see a demonstration of this new sport. It’s all a part of Sunday Streets in the Mission District.

Here’s Zacharias “ZackDaddy” Phillips dribbling his way down the Embarcadero at the Northern Waterfront  Sunday Streets in April, with lovable sidekick R2D2 beeping away:

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Check the close-up featuring unique hemispheric tattoos:

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See you there this Sunday!

San Francisco Inline Marathon – World Champions Compete in Golden Gate Park

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Inline Speed Skating – it’s an actual sport. This was the scene yesterday in GGP, where speedy skaters managed not to kill any babies in strollers. (How’s that, NIMBY’s?)

Read all about it.

Competitors tended to bunch up into clumps on the straights and then stretch out into a line in the high-speed turns. Click to enlarge:

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A sprint to the finish line. Wouter Hebbrecht managed to hold off this group and attain second place.

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Nastassia Hamor, in blue, gets a chance to rest while slowing down for a hairpin turn. She came in fourth place:

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Top Finishers:

Men:

  1. Joey Mantia 1:15:40.183
  2. Wouter Hebbrecht
  3. Brian Talley
  4. Donnie Beck
  5. Adam Miller

Women

  1. Sara Sayasane 1:27:33.345
  2. Helen Havam
  3. Peggy Girgenti
  4. Nastassia Hamor
  5. Mechelle Busby 

See you next year!

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