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Longboard champ to boycott ASP tour

Updated: March 18, 2011, 5:30 PM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN Action Sports

For years, women's longboarding has had to decide its ASP World Tour champion based on one event -- an imperfect system given the variables involved with competitive surfing.

This year, the women finally got what they wanted: the ASP informed them on Feb. 16 that a second event would be added in October, allowing them to combine points from two contests. The issue? It will take place on Hainan Island in China, and that does not sit well with at least one high-profile competitor.

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