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by Spike Taylor
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Love Monkey British Open Championships 11/12 July
Replies: 8
Views: 8381

I skate up here with a bloke that looks like that!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Can Slalomcross and Banked Slalom be Sanctioned by ISSA?
Replies: 18
Views: 11360

I had a go at a Snowboard Cross track in France last month, are the skate ones similar, rollers, banks and small jumps?

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Front Truck development pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 5458

Looking good boys!
Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Interlagos 2008 Slalom Race video
Replies: 3
Views: 2629

Looks wicked mate, and a million miles away from where I am, just rain and cold!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: England
Topic: World Champs in the UK 2009?
Replies: 9
Views: 8487

World Champs in the UK 2009?

From what i hear we now have some kick-ass tracks Down South, has anyone thought of holding the Worlds in Blighty?

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Dos Chi Chi´s.
Replies: 1
Views: 1849

NIIIIIIICE!

Funny as.....

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: PAUL PRICE ROADSTER
Replies: 77
Views: 94972

Nice one mate!
Rule Brittania.
Spike
by Spike Taylor
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Impromptu Slalom sesh! Saturday 22nd november.
Replies: 1
Views: 2946

What a rad session! There were only 4 of us skating, but lots of the snowboarders who turned up to ride the dry Slpoe were impressed and want to try it. The bloody North-East weather cut it a bit short, but we then just adlourned to the slope and rode our snowboards. (the rental ones were really sh*...
by Spike Taylor
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Cadwell Park GS Jam Sunday 8th February
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

See if I can get me arse in gear this time! We had a boss get together last saturday in Sunderland, 4 of us doing slalom, its a start!
Nice one Mike.

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Impromptu Slalom sesh! Saturday 22nd november.
Replies: 1
Views: 2946

Impromptu Slalom sesh! Saturday 22nd november.

While we are doing a tune up this Saturday on the dry ski slope for the Uni Xmas snoboard trip to Val D'Isere, a few of us are going to skate in the car park. So anyone who fancies a bit of cone dodging, general pratting about and/or giving the slope a hammering let me know. 1pm kick -off. The addre...
by Spike Taylor
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Footblock
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

I use a long bolt with a Khiro black bushing, I can't think of any other use for them!

Spike
by Spike Taylor
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: FullBag Skates
Topic: New boards!
Replies: 45
Views: 35538

Are there any of these floating around the UK? There should be, they look champion.

Spike
by Spike Taylor
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Amsterdam Sept 4-5-6, 2009 (discussion)
Replies: 41
Views: 26533

A skate and a schmoke, I could be in!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Curious about how far behind I am after a few years..
Replies: 6
Views: 3682

Do what i do Matt, just wait for the guys with dosh to get their new rigs and sell the old ones for cheap! I've picked up some quality kit like that and now own two wicked set ups.

Spike
by Spike Taylor
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Re: New Octane brand
Replies: 42
Views: 25891

PLEASE,out of respect, no comments from Park City, Hove .....or anywhere really Martin. You have some cheek you really do. I do not need to tell you how I feel because you KNOW. And I do not need to ask how you feel. Again because I KNOW. And nothing you say can change my feeling of compassion for ...
by Spike Taylor
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Re: New Octane brand
Replies: 42
Views: 25891

Newcastle are playin West Brom, I'm off! Oh, and as for skate friends you might know, check out my Facebook.
Good luck with your board, I'll tell Kaliber not to be offended.
by Spike Taylor
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Re: New Octane brand
Replies: 42
Views: 25891

I didn't know it was a performance issue, just asked a bloody question. What is with you blokes I don't come to your races so I don't exist? Most of them 300 or 400 miles away and not easy to afford on a grant. I have skated with several UK skaters, mostly downhillers and lugers who are more chilled...
by Spike Taylor
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Helmet, Pads, Wrist guards & Sliding gloves
Topic: Ankle support.
Replies: 5
Views: 7121

Thanks again guys, all healed up and ready to rock, except its bloody winter now. I'll just ahve to go on the Uni snowboard trip instead!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: SLOW MOTION SLALOM
Replies: 5
Views: 4337

I have learned so much from this vid, nice one!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Re: New Octane brand
Replies: 42
Views: 25891

Calm down Micheal!

Ooops! I didn't mean any harm or to diss your deck. As for my source, I don't want to dob anyone in, if he was wrong, he was wrong. If he was right, you answered thats is a proto - no problem, but chill out mate! As for some of your other comments, I think they are a little harsh. Didn't you say its...
by Spike Taylor
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Re: New Octane brand
Replies: 42
Views: 25891

What are they like torsionally? I heard from a friend they might be a bit twisty at the mo. Any idea on the price yet Mike?

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 2012 Worlds in London
Replies: 9
Views: 5070

Michael Stride wrote:Yup. I once switched on the telly to see the 'Great North Run' and thought it was a news item on Geordies heading south.
Yeah, just like the old days coming 'sarf' to steal yer women.

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 2012 Worlds in London
Replies: 9
Views: 5070

Er...won't they jack up air fares etc? They always try to rip people off in Olympic years. Unless you hold it up here in the North East, no one wants to come here!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 176
Views: 85546

Flavio Badenes wrote:Michael Stride has just joined the riders list.
Now you lot are for it. Go Michael, win this one for Blighty! Show them how good you really are - Euro Champ!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Hybrid slalom tips please?
Replies: 4
Views: 2966

Well, thanks for the tips guys and the great advice. I DID follow that link...and sadly read it all (not enough dosh for the Pub tonight!) I think it is great to argue about rules on the internet so you have more time to spend racing at races. I think those pre printed courses will start something. ...
by Spike Taylor
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Hybrid slalom tips please?
Replies: 4
Views: 2966

Hybrid slalom tips please?

Thinking of entering a hybrid race, but don't know the real differences between that and tight slalom.
Any thoughts on the differences?
Will I be Ok on a slalom rig, if not, what should I be looking for?
What do i need to do technique wise?

Cheers,

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Hog Hill Slalom: THE CRACKLING - London 20 July 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3783

Tempted.

Might have to get me passport for coming south, pity its not a full day. Its a long way for a poor student to come for 4 hours. Are there anymore days planned?

Spike.

ps.Will that graphic be on a shirt?
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: My Gecko
Replies: 55
Views: 48396

The Improver!

From what I've heard, seems like good riders are becoming better, quicker! Its been called the Improver in my neck of the woods. Its the damned sexiest thing I've seen that you can ride without having to buy dinner for.

Spike
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: [Sold] FS: Pavel Iron Cross
Replies: 2
Views: 2125

Has it gone yet? Am I too late?

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Pavel
Topic: PAUL PRICE ROADSTER
Replies: 77
Views: 94972

Really cool to be able to follow the developement from the first page to now, wicked!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 55426

Just a casual observer.

You can tell me to shut up, but I have an opinion of some of the stuff you wrote mate, What is more important for a World Record ? - to show slalom with the best racers to the public or - to have one more event for big guy's where they can play in a secret place with them self. I don't want to attac...
by Spike Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: Racer X Cone Crusher By Pocket Pistols Racing
Replies: 15
Views: 16258

Duros?

Anyone know what duros these will come in?

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: The boards are here...and ready to rock!
Replies: 12
Views: 12349

Ripley's ride!

Well done Martin and Jeff, a real gem of a deck. I rode it at Cadwell its unbelievably good, cant wait to own one! It looks like something from HR Giger! AVP all the way! Thats what I was thinking...Total Alien sh*t from the future!!! OUTRAGEOUS looking decks! I'm glad I waited now, I'd be gutted n...
by Spike Taylor
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 ISSA Rules Update -- Section 5 (RACE RUNS)
Replies: 84
Views: 49612

Peter Klang wrote:Just to steer up the discussion. We will NEVER have a maximum cone count in Sweden.
No matter what

Not even for the World Championships? Really? What was the point of all the voting then, I'm puzzled.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, UK, February 3rd [PRIME]
Replies: 209
Views: 141835

Wicked ramps.

I've never been off one, but they look bombproof!

Spike 'Sicknote' Taylor
by Spike Taylor
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: Re: A new Pavel Deck.....
Replies: 23
Views: 16914

Re: stopping by

i'm just trolling around today and thought i'd pop in on the Pavel thread to see what's up... Ya gotta love it.. hey Spike....remember this post on Gecko? "Due to recent chats with other manufacturers, I'm definately in for one too! Sent you a private message Martin." Spike. Funny thing about custo...
by Spike Taylor
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Helmet, Pads, Wrist guards & Sliding gloves
Topic: Ankle support.
Replies: 5
Views: 7121

Thanks for the great advice, I'm young so I will do my therapy to make sure its not a problem when I'm older. A mate from the volleyball club at Uni has some wicked cool braces and hes going to get some for me, thanks for the links too, thats champion!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Helmet, Pads, Wrist guards & Sliding gloves
Topic: Ankle support.
Replies: 5
Views: 7121

Ankle support.

Anyone got experience of ankle braces that give you support slaloming? Torn ankle ligaments mean I'm out of the game for a bit, but want some support when I come back.
Cheers,
Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: What shoe do you use?
Replies: 27
Views: 34537

Vox Hewitts baby, all the way! Street or slaom they are wicked.

Spike
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Superlight MD Limited Edition SL model - photos...
Replies: 35
Views: 23448

Due to recent chats with other manufacturers, I'm definately in for one too! Sent you a private message Martin.

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, UK, February 3rd [PRIME]
Replies: 209
Views: 141835

Good luck all, I'm out with torn ankle ligaments from Street Skating, another reason to switch to slalom I suppose. Was looking forward to seeing how much people are like their online personas ;) Next time round.

Spike
by Spike Taylor
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Montreal Crew Vid
Replies: 1
Views: 1880

Nice video Canucks!

You Canadians really seem to have a cool scene going, nice one! I can't get anyone else up here to even try it, maybe I'll just send them your link!
Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: Re: A new Pavel Deck.....
Replies: 23
Views: 16914

Re: Pavel Custom

Hey Spike, I'm pleased that you like the deck. Donald has really pulled-out all the stops, producing a machine with hi-tech materials in a superfast time. If you shoot him a mail at peek-a-boo@arcor.de he can give you the low-down on costs, design and ETA. Donald will be over in the UK for the Cadw...
by Spike Taylor
Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: California
Topic: never mind
Replies: 1
Views: 3302

How jealous am I? Its been raining here in the North of England for about a month!

Spike
by Spike Taylor
Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Europe 2008 - Statuses and Championships
Replies: 95
Views: 57890

Yup, I'd like to know too! Is this definitely happening? Right now flights are wicked cheap, I wanna book now mate! Is it just one day or two?

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: Re: A new Pavel Deck.....
Replies: 23
Views: 16914

Nice board! What would a deck like that cost to have made?
by Spike Taylor
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, UK, February 3rd [PRIME]
Replies: 209
Views: 141835

Looking forward to seeing all these famous people in the flesh and learning loads, wicked! Lets hope for dry weather. Do any of the Swedes coming use Exsexett boards? I would love to try one.

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: FADELL PRO MODEL
Replies: 37
Views: 32254

Looking forward to seeing it the flesh when you come to the UK! Cool that you are coming by the way!

Spike.
by Spike Taylor
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: No More Six-Wheelers At ISSA-Sanctioned Slalom Races
Replies: 52
Views: 24457

Sorry!

Well then who better to give his opinion!!!! ;)
by Spike Taylor
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: No More Six-Wheelers At ISSA-Sanctioned Slalom Races
Replies: 52
Views: 24457

Why bother calling it 'Tight"?

Isn't it a question of what skills are needed like the Latvian guy said? Isn't Tight Slalom supposed to show real technical skill and the ability to process cones quickly not just the same skills required for Hybrid and GS? Won't the spectators be bored if to them it looks like just the same event, ...