Posts Tagged ‘Chairskating’

Sport News VIII

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Final Report European Wheelchair-Basketball Championship 2013 in Frankfurt

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Final Report European Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2013 in Frankfurt

End of the European Championship…!!!

The German women showed an impressive performance throughout the whole tournament in their matches.

Except for the heart-stopping final which they unfortunately lost with only one basket difference against Holland they have won all their matches.
They thrilled me the whole week. 2nd place, chapeau…!!!


Look closely, in Frankfurt they don’t only get a cup, but also a ”Bembel”.

A “Bembel“ is the traditional blue-and-grey stone ware jug, depository of the Hessian national drink apple cider. It is used to pour the drink into the legendary 0,3 l glass with rhomb design.
Source: Me ;-)

Back to the European Championship…

Our men played a tournament with quite some ups and downs, but secured with a sweeping match against Holland place 6 and the qualification for the next World Championship.

The men’s final was Great Britain vs. Turkey, an exciting match at eye level.

Great Britain won the match by one point.

They were singing “God save the Queen” so ghastly that they are probably hit with a lawsuit for criminal assault now.

They couldn’t spoil the mood of David the Chair skater & me. ;-)

I thought it was a bit of a shame that the two blocks of Turkish fans, who made a great atmosphere during the match by loudly cheering for their team, almost completely left the hall after the lost match and didn’t stay for the cup presentation of their team.

Now an unforgettable week is over where I haven’t only seen lots of sport, but also collected lots of material for new blogposts and built new contacts.

During the European Championship my desk has changed its colour without my interference from black to white. I think I have to take care about the backlog of administration now… grrr… Outside sun and 26°C ;-( and I am sitting here…

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Sport News VI, Chair Skating

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

I am asked frequently how it is to be “bonded” to the wheelchair…???

Usually I look down at me, smile and say, I don’t see any bonds.

The other day I was with my wheeler mate David in the new skate park next to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt when we heard that question again.

We were both grinning because just in this moment he really “bonded“ himself to his wheelchair to turn a round…

Frankfurt East meets Frankfurt West

David “Dat Lebbe” Lebuser,

the future German ChairSkating legend ;-)

For all who missed the report “To the limit in a chair ” on German television

Here the direct link to the media library.

He is one of the pioneers in our country who are shredding with their chair through the half pipe and do some tricks in the skater park.

When he rolls to the edge of the halfpipe he has enough space most of the times because the skaters and bikers stand still and watch extremely interested if the guy with the chair really wants to get down there.

“ChairSkating”

is already popular in the USA for some time, and even kids have fun with it.

Just have a look into Youtube under WCMX, there are a lot of cool videos.

Some weeks ago, the German Wheelchair Sport Association has organized a workshop for “Chairskating” with young people and of course David.
You should be quite fit to try out this sport.

When you pursue this sport reasonably with appropriate protection equipment and special wheelchair, the risk for injuries is manageable.

A hand cycle is fairly inappropriate for the half pipe ;-)

I have decided to engage in the future instead of Chair skating into Extreme Wheelchair Origami.

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