Author Topic: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.  (Read 11695 times)

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French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« on: July 22, 2010, 06:36:10 PM »
A SPECTACULAR meet is being held in France later this year! I can't find the words to describe how brilliant this is... tho It's probably the next best thing to Capital Bocking on offer right now.

I've opted for the lazy option and posted a link to their website....CHECK IT OUT and decide for yourselves  :Cbiggrin:

http://french-contest-powerbocking-2010.over-blog.com/



French powerbocking contest teaser (just for those who doubt the awesomeness of these guys).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5oFdL2WnDM&feature=player_embedded#!

http://vimeo.com/12231156

http://vimeo.com/12487174

After watching this, Only took me 5 seconds to make my mind up. Is it worth it the trip over? Answer: hell yeah!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2010, 10:23:29 PM by GIZMOQUEEN »

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 07:21:10 PM »
Sounds Great Katy. il see if i can make it.   

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 09:46:39 PM »
It's open to people of all skills levels...It's not just an opportunity for the few to exhibit bocking talents, but a chance to make new friends, with the emphasis being on having fun!

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 11:46:38 PM »
but where is it? France is a big place.

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 10:50:12 AM »
its on the german/swizerland border near enough

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 06:34:25 PM »
but where is it? France is a big place.

All the info on their website, which Include a link to on my original post.

 here the map and ideas for modes of travel http://french-contest-powerbocking-2010.over-blog.com/pages/Transportation_Transport-3371360.html
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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 08:06:31 PM »
Looks good and could be fun but its a very long way  :Cwideeyed:
500 mile from London a few mile from strasbourg. Makes it an expensive trip :Cyes:

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 11:34:54 PM »
This looks pretty awesome. I'd encourage any that can attend, do so. At least I know that Henry Holloway went to the last French Competition and said it was a blast. I'm pretty sure it's what inspired him to hold SABO 2010 in Las Vegas.


I saw videos from the one last year and it looked pretty awesome. I know if I had the money I'd get my small group and fly over. These events are just getting better and better.
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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010, 07:56:37 PM »
Multi-map says only 11 hours for me by car.

Anyone need a lift?

 :Cbiggrin:
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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 08:50:59 PM »
Multi-map says only 11 hours for me by car.

Anyone need a lift?

 :Cbiggrin:

meeeeeeeeee

oh yeah I'm already friends with the camera guy  :Csmile:
« Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 08:55:28 PM by GIZMOQUEEN »

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2010, 11:26:48 PM »
we (a couple of belgians) had a good time with the people from hoff riser in prague yesterday and promised we would attend their event!

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 11:10:28 AM »
Hmm I have a couple of rather simple questions.

What exactly is it? What is the plan, where will it take place exactly.

Would be nice if the teaser videos actually teased the event. I would kinda like to have some real expectation of the event before driving all that way. The last thing I wanna do is drive 15 hours and find we're all at a poorly thought out location with no real plans and it turns a bit crappy.
I'm not suggesting that's what HoffRiser are going to do but I would really like to know some real details before driving a full day.

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2010, 11:43:51 AM »
i think most details are on the blog (see the link in the opening post).

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2010, 01:20:43 PM »
Ill take a lift if it's going spawny :P

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010, 05:52:24 PM »
I should probably add at this point that I wasn't actually serious about driving there.

Hmmmmmmm........Why did I buy these again?!?!?!?

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2010, 06:15:59 PM »
Hmm I have a couple of rather simple questions.

What exactly is it? What is the plan, where will it take place exactly.

Would be nice if the teaser videos actually teased the event. I would kinda like to have some real expectation of the event before driving all that way. The last thing I wanna do is drive 15 hours and find we're all at a poorly thought out location with no real plans and it turns a bit crappy.
I'm not suggesting that's what HoffRiser are going to do but I would really like to know some real details before driving a full day.

Locky thank you for taking an interested and highlighting a few things, which need clarifying.


The answers too all yours (and others) questions are on the website (link was include in my original post). Sorry I thought that would be adequate at the time.

To save people time navigating the website, I have linked questions to where their answers can be found on the website. (considered transposing the info over and listing underneath the relevant questions - but I'm not able to copy the text directly from the site).  


1.What exactly is it?

http://french-contest-powerbocking-2010.over-blog.com


2.What is the plan?

http://french-contest-powerbocking-2010.over-blog.com/pages/Jumping_Competition_Epreuves-3371346.html


3. where will it take place exactly?

http://french-contest-powerbocking-2010.over-blog.com/pages/Transportation_Transport-3371360.html


3. Costs & registration fees

http://french-contest-powerbocking-2010.over-blog.com/pages/Price_Reservation_Prix_Reservation-3392505.html

For more information you can also contact the organisers directly.
http://french-contest-powerbocking-2010.over-blog.com/pages/Contact-3371365.html


Just so your all clear - I'm not involved with hosting this event. The only reason I posted it on PJ was to share information on what's happening outside the UK.

-GIZ
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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2010, 07:11:50 PM »
I should probably add at this point that I wasn't actually serious about driving there.



Okay thanks for clearing that up - back to plan A, flying over.

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2010, 10:37:29 PM »
Lol, Katy where are you flying from? anddo you know the flight costs?

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 05:22:45 PM »
DC - I will look at travel costs tomorrow evening and get back too you, too tired at the moment.
 
One other thing, everyone that wants to attend The French Bocking contest needs to register before 1st of September.

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 05:59:48 PM »
If there were competitions for falling over or sitting on walls, then I might consider registering. lol
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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2010, 07:01:06 PM »
There a treasure hunt in the town centre,,, pretty sure you don't need be a bocking pro to take part in that :)

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2010, 07:41:01 PM »
DC had quick a look the price of flights and train fares for September.

A flight over will cost a 'whopping' £250, maybe it's the quickest route but not the cheapest ouch!

http://www.zugu.co.uk/flights/from-London/to-Entzheim/departing-24-September-2010/returning-27-September-2010/1/0/0?source=zugu-CFUK-BE-longtail

Train prices look a lot less scary and possibly less troublesome, when it comes to transporting stilts and luggage.
The train price varies with the time of day you want to travel - cheapest prices start from £115 (including train fares from Paris to Sarrebourg)

Eutrostar

http://www.eurostar.com/dynamic/_SvBoTravelFaresSelectTerm?_TMS=1280427970564&_DLG=SvBoTravelFaresSelectTerm&_LANG=UK&_AGENCY=ESTAR&CMD_PREVIOUS_TRAIN=1&PROPOSALS_STATE=OUTWARD_SELECTION&PROPOSALS_NUMPAGE=0

French train times

Tickets from Paris to Sarrebourg cost £50

http://www.raileurope.co.uk/default.aspx?tabid=1543

What do you think DC? It is do-able

Have also attached registration form and payment details Doc.

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2010, 08:16:27 PM »
what with gizmo doing all this leg work im actully quite tempted to go to this

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2010, 08:57:55 PM »
Driving isn't a bad idea. It's only 4/5 hours driving after calais. If you use tesco clubcard points to get the channel tunnel, it works out pretty well for 3 or more people. I just drove back from the south of France, thats 13 hours, so nothing compared to this event. :) I don't think i can go due to Uni, but anyone going have fun! :)

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Re: French Bocking Contest September 25th-26th 2010.
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2010, 09:00:11 PM »
this looks like a possible for me would love to dependant on who else deffinatly is attending!