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The Swoop bike is a fictional Star Wars vehicle. Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ...

Swoop bikes have powerful thrusters allowing them to reach speeds of up to 500km/h
Swoop bikes have powerful thrusters allowing them to reach speeds of up to 500km/h

Swoop racing is a very popular sport in the Old Republic times (3,956 years before the Battle of Yavin), with simulcast hyperspace beacons instantly relaying results to countless worlds. Racers that consistently win can expect to gain a loyal following of fans, along with a sizeable amount of money, although sponsors often claim a large percentage of any earnings. Taris was the hub of the swoop racing circuit, despite a number of gangs and nefarious individuals that attempt to influence outcomes through intimidation. Other swoop bike circuits were found on Tatooine and Manaan. Image File history File links Swoop. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... Taris is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ... Manaanis a fictional planetin the Star Warsuniverse. ...

Model of a Swoop Bike
Model of a Swoop Bike

Since swoop bikes lack all of the subsystems that weigh down more comfortable or practical vehicles, it is relatively inexpensive to build. Most are little more than a small cockpit mounted on as large a power source as can be found. The official circuit does have some size regulations to keep the field even, but they are mostly ignored. There is, however, a functional barrier on how powerful a repulsorlift engine can be before the energy output starts to do unpleasant things to the organic creature attempting to straddle it. As a result, most swoop bikes are similar in size, differing mainly in the application of shielding and the monitoring of energy flow. Image File history File links SwoopBike1. ... Image File history File links SwoopBike1. ...


Unlike podracing swoop bike racers did not race all together. The track was a straight line filled with obstacles. There would be three rounds. The racers who pass the finish line with the lowest time would go on to the next round. In the final round the racer with the lowest time would win the race and receive a prize. Podracing is the name for a fictional racing sport known in the Star Wars universe. ...


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Swoop bike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (332 words)
Swoop racing is a very popular sport in the Old Republic times (3,956 years before the Battle of Yavin), with simulcast hyperspace beacons instantly relaying results to countless worlds.
Taris was the hub of the swoop racing circuit, despite a number of gangs and nefarious individuals that attempt to influence outcomes through intimidation.
As a result, most swoop bikes are similar in size, differing mainly in the application of shielding and the monitoring of energy flow.
OAFE - Clone Wars: Durge w/ Swoop Bike review (676 words)
His swoop bike is a high-performance craft with exceptional speed and challenges even the most skilled pilots.
To accomodate the swoop bike, Durge moves at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, chest, hips and knees.
The swoop bike is a nice update of a vehicle that first showed up in Lucas's last big multi-media push, 1996's "Shadows of the Empire." 9 1/4" long, this green speedster has obviously seen some rough use: the paintjob is worn and there are a few bumps and dings on the chassis.
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