Monday, April 14, 2008

Show 702 Monday 14 April

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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s guest is Josh. He’s a skateboarder and snowboarder from New Zealand. He’s originally from Kaikoura and he moved to Methven when he was about 14 and that’s where he started snowboarding.

He started skateboarding when he was about 8 and the first thing I asked him was whether many people in Kaikoura were into skateboarding at that time.

Oh yeah, there was about a solid ten, ten of us guys that used to do it.


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Yesterday a man in Italy ate his ballot paper in protest at the country's politicians.

A 41-year-old businessman has been charged with destroying election materials after he ate his ballot paper to protest against “the system”.
Reuters reported that he said all Italian politicians are crap.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 14th of April.
Kia Ora

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Sarah How many years have you been coming to Niseko?

Josh Ah, this is my third season, this year. Good times, love the powder.

Sarah Which do you prefer New Zealand or Niseko?

Josh I like the powder here better than New Zealand but the riding’s still really enjoyable in New Zealand.

Sarah Have you been in any competitions this year?

Josh Ah, I did one last week actually and placed third. At the Niseko Freestyle Session. It was good times. Won a hundred dollars and a box of potatoes.

Sarah What kind of competition was it?

Josh It was a one make (?) jump into a hipper (?) hip jump.

Sarah What does that mean?

Josh Jump and then you ... onto the side. So you come off here and land on the side, instead of going straight.

Sarah What’s your favourite kind of jump to do?

Josh Oh, enjoy landing in pow (?), off mushies (?), good fun. But park jumps are good fun as well, learning new tricks.

Sarah What kind of conditions do you like?

Josh Ah blue burn (?) and sun’s out and meter fresh.

Sarah Is it like that very often?

Josh Oh, every now and again over here, it’s good.

Sarah Who are your sponsors?

Josh I’ve got, ah, Cheapskates, that’s a shop in New Zealand, 540s, New Zealand, ah, Skullcandy and I just got a new one at the end of last season, Morrow Snowboards, they’re helping me out.

Sarah Do you skate at the Loaf Bowl much?

Josh Yeah, I go down there quite a lot. Me and Trev go down for a skate every now and again. I had the pleasure of skating with Shaun White the other, the other day, it was a good fun session.

Sarah What’s your skatepark at home like?

Josh Well the one in Kaikoura is concrete, outside and it’s ah, outdoor, right next to the sea ... so you’re skateboarding and it’s more street. So, rails and ah pyrimid (?) and yeah, and then Trev’s indoor skatepark is similar to Loaf Lounge, trannie, lots of trannie (?)

Sarah Lots of what?

Josh Transition, ah, like ramps, half pipe and quarter pipe.

Sarah Are lots of kids doing it these days in New Zealand?

Josh Oh yeah, there’s quite a few in Christchurch, little rippers (?) ... thirteen ... twice as good as me.

Sarah Do you surf?

Josh Oh, I surf a little bit, yeah, my hometown is um, right next to the sea. So yeah, about 5 minutes drive to the closest surfing beach. So, yeah, do a little bit, not very good, but still enjoy it.
Sarah You like snowboarding better?

Josh Yeah enjoy snowboarding and skateboarding a lot more.

Sarah What’s your dream for the future?

Josh Oh, just carry on snowboarding and skateboarding and hang out with the boys.


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