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by Paul Keleher
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: [WTB] front truck
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

http://www.octanesport.com/

look for the link for Virage trucks

Nice, well made, very turny, podium finish on the weekend

Fronts available...talk to Mr Stride

Paul K
by Paul Keleher
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virages in Action
Replies: 11
Views: 6024

Looks like you lot had a good day yesterday, with Virages coming a "Very Close" 2nd
by Paul Keleher
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virages in Action
Replies: 11
Views: 6024

Mike,

don't you think people who use french terms in English contexts are so Passé
by Paul Keleher
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: DOMINIK KOWALSKI - Perfect season 2008!
Replies: 20
Views: 8469

Sam,

is that you.....?

the flat chested one i mean!!

Paul
by Paul Keleher
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New trucks for 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 23483

This might sound a bit daft...but i kind of like the machining lines....
by Paul Keleher
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Junior World Championships - Gothenburg 2008
Replies: 39
Views: 15218

Don, I used to have a "fear" of start ramps, and although i say a 3m would terrify me, i would still go down it. However, in order to make any of these events a "world class" event, i believe that the organisers should focus less on how big the start ramp is, and more on obtaining the services of a ...
by Paul Keleher
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Junior World Championships - Gothenburg 2008
Replies: 39
Views: 15218

Funnny Wes......
by Paul Keleher
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Junior World Championships - Gothenburg 2008
Replies: 39
Views: 15218

Can I make a quick comment about start ramps here..... Why is there a new trand for huge ramps.... You say that this race is for "experienced "racers, now i may not be considered that much of a seasoned racer, but i have raced in Greuningan twice, raced at the Worlds in Brixlegg, raced in various ev...
by Paul Keleher
Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: CADWELL PARK Race Track, England February 4th, 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 3089

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by Paul Keleher
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: hanger facing tool?
Replies: 4
Views: 6941

I think it was a counterbore with a 5/16" removable pilot
by Paul Keleher
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Timerless "races"
Replies: 5
Views: 3741

We did "timerless" racing a few years back in Eastbourne. basically as pat says....max cone count and first across the line, but rather that have a qualifying time, we ran "order out of the Hat" and operated a double elimination system, so basically if the 2 fastest racers met up in the first round,...
by Paul Keleher
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Carbon decks ready for sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 12170

Mikes model (Named "Street"), does have concave, although no camber and a decent kick, for giving good foot placement for more "surfy" stances.

Contact the guys at Gecko direct, or mike stride at www.octanesports.com

Paul
by Paul Keleher
Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: wtb very stiff foamcore
Replies: 13
Views: 5941

foamies for big guys. check out www.geckodecks.com they are based in the UK and will produce decks for your weight. i weigh in at 230 lbs and the one they made for me has the perfect amount of flex without being like a soggy noodle. if you contact them ask for the CCR model, its not shown on the web...
by Paul Keleher
Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Carbon decks ready for sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 12170

Marcus,

As its a bit of a development board this one Doesn't have any concave, although there are plans to produce it with a very mellow amount (not quite as extreme as some other decks out there.


Paul
by Paul Keleher
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Carbon decks ready for sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 12170

Marcus,

which model, the street or my custom

Paul
by Paul Keleher
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Wasteland 3: London SLALOM, Sept 10, 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 4908

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by Paul Keleher
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: NEXT YEAR THE EUROS IN BRIXLEGG?
Replies: 30
Views: 23918

Donald, Overall the event was excellent and generally us Brits had a cracking good time. My only criticism, albeit very small, is the timing. Now i know the trakmate on the day worked well, although i am a little suspect of my SS 2nd runtime...perhaps the battery was dying! anyway, i feel as this wa...
by Paul Keleher
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Airflow
Topic: Dewedging The OS?
Replies: 9
Views: 8209

Get hold of the khiro rail wedge kit, then work your way up, until you get to a point which you like

i think i have mine on the third set ( about 3 deg ) which made a significant difference over flat.

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by Paul Keleher
Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: TIME FRAMES FOR THE EVENT/SCHEDULE PLEASE READ
Replies: 38
Views: 31308

the website has been updated!!

Friday TS
Saturday SS
Sunday GS

Questions answered,

many thanks
by Paul Keleher
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: TIME FRAMES FOR THE EVENT/SCHEDULE PLEASE READ
Replies: 38
Views: 31308

Yeah, Ok but all joking apart Which one of the below is the correct running order....some of us would actually like to know.... plus some other bits of vital information would be useful, like the names of the strasse, the races are taking place on? is there parking available at each race site? Is th...
by Paul Keleher
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Version 2
Replies: 0
Views: 3118

Version 2

Just thought i would post a couple of pics of the next version of my deck, Its a little fatter all round ( bit like me!!) and wider in the tail. Again still a classic fullnose shape. Made in Cornwall, UK, from the finest materials available Top View http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/paultk1/Ima...
by Paul Keleher
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: TIME FRAMES FOR THE EVENT/SCHEDULE PLEASE READ
Replies: 38
Views: 31308

Sooooo.......

just for confirmation is the order of events:-

Friday--------TS
Saturday-----GS
Sunday-------SS

(as per the website, kindly pointed out by J-Rad)

OR

Friday--------TS
Saturday-----SS
Sunday-------GS

(as per Dons post at the top of this thread)
by Paul Keleher
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: Changes/improvements for brixlegg - your opinion is wanted
Replies: 43
Views: 39213

Vincent Berruchon wrote: a little mistake can make anyone hits 3 or 4 cones and so eliminate some of the best riders
Vinzz..

Missed that bit,

a little mistake and hit 3-4 cones.....well..thats racing!!

eliminate the best racers.....well thats racing and tough luck!!
by Paul Keleher
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: Changes/improvements for brixlegg - your opinion is wanted
Replies: 43
Views: 39213

Marcus....

I was being diplomatic, which is why i didn't name names!!
by Paul Keleher
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: Changes/improvements for brixlegg - your opinion is wanted
Replies: 43
Views: 39213

I suppose you hadn't seen some really tight special pro races like we had in Gruningen, Paris or Stockholm or you woudn't think about that.! Vinzz, I was in Gruningan Last year!! and i did think about it...and if applied would have changed the qualification in both Pro's and Ams and a fair bit of t...
by Paul Keleher
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: Changes/improvements for brixlegg - your opinion is wanted
Replies: 43
Views: 39213

Don, Personally i would like to see a max hit cones introduced....such as 10% then DQ so on a 40 cone course, you can hit 4 cones, on your 5th your DQ'd the unlimited cone hits of certain competitions becomes a bit of a farce...slalom is about using you skill to go round the cones, not get down the ...
by Paul Keleher
Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2006] Slalom Skateboard World Cup Hannover, June 3-4 2006
Replies: 134
Views: 113786

Any results available yet!
by Paul Keleher
Tue May 16, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Pintail
Replies: 3
Views: 4887

Chris, It has a foam core! I have ridden that actually set-up and i weigh in at 240lbs...and it flexes just enough, without feeling "mushy" and gives a great ride. i though it may give up under my weight, but i had my front foot toes on the bolts and my rear foot about 6 inches inside the rear bolt ...
by Paul Keleher
Wed May 10, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Carbon decks ready for sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 12170

Gecko can also produce regular shapes although it would be a custom build. This is classic, full nosed deck, 30" long 20"ish wheelbase built for me at my hefty 240lbs http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/paultk1/Image007.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/paultk1/Image006.jpg . As you can ...
by Paul Keleher
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wanted, ROE unlimited
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Wanted, ROE unlimited

Does anyone out there have a Foam core (2004) or Torsion Core (2005) ROE unlimited in Extra stiff that they might want to Sell.

Drop me a PM if you do

cheers

Paul K
by Paul Keleher
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Races 2006
Replies: 70
Views: 48671

J-rad

good news on the early dates, hope they are confirmed soon, especially as they don't co-incide with fathers day in the UK

Paul K
by Paul Keleher
Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: Bearing stuck on 8 mm axle
Replies: 8
Views: 7657

I had a similar problem with an Airflow OS truck, the outer bearing stuck on. i managed to lock 2 regulalr nuts together on the axle and wind the axle out of the hanger, enabling me to remove the wheel. then with the one bearing and axle, positioned the whole set ontop of a vice making sure the "inn...
by Paul Keleher
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA is down?
Replies: 40
Views: 26001

Very good John.....

How many of us have made that typo before?
by Paul Keleher
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA is down?
Replies: 40
Views: 26001

Has it gone again!!
by Paul Keleher
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Axles Size : what to choose? what to expect?
Replies: 15
Views: 12742

Vinzz... this is just from memory, and use of a ruler if you have a stock "dragon claw" front truck, ( not a narrow one!!" the following axles will give you the "between the bearings" hanger width within a mm 1/4"----------87mm 3/8"----------93mm 1/2"---------100mm 5/8"---------105mm 3/4"---------11...
by Paul Keleher
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Stockholm 2005 video
Replies: 31
Views: 20368

Carsten,

That would be "Dead or Alive".....Dr & the medics did "spirit in the sky"

Paul K
by Paul Keleher
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Stockholm 2005 video
Replies: 31
Views: 20368

Funny how you never look as good on Video, as you feel when you are actually racing!!

i know that feeling Far too well!!

Also as well as the camera adding 10lbs (4.5kg) to you weight, it also seems to add about 2 seconds to your time

Paul K
by Paul Keleher
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Idea for a race
Replies: 37
Views: 32427

On the whole, i agree with J-rad. But... what i would like to see, instead of a "free for all practice session" would be to pin it down to 4 or 5 timed practice runs, with your fastest time counting as qualifying. I'm sure some people will agree that some of your practice/warm-up runs feel faster th...
by Paul Keleher
Mon May 16, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: general bearing question
Replies: 3
Views: 4485

The term that's generally associated with bearings is "ABEC". ABEC is the acronym for Annular Bearing Engineering Council , the standards committee of the Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association (an industry group) that determines the requirements for each level of bearing precision. The hig...
by Paul Keleher
Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Tape Switches
Replies: 17
Views: 13449

Jani,

i've just had confirmation from the manufacturer that the mats can be cut down, as long as we can find a way to re-seal the "bag" after to stop moisture & dirt getting in...i'm thinking super glue & duct tape!!
by Paul Keleher
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Pumping a Bahne, please help.
Replies: 7
Views: 4479

yup, small planet is a shop. keep you eyes open on the forums as in the summer, there is a slalom comp in eastbourne sometime in july, also likely is brands hatch. during the summer there are also slalom sessions in hyde park on Tuesday and thursdays ( also watch the forums) but that may be a bit of...
by Paul Keleher
Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Pumping a Bahne, please help.
Replies: 7
Views: 4479

Mike, one of the best slalomers in the UK lives in Brighton...Simon Levene..... if you are ever passing that way drop into "small planet" as a couple of guys there slalom. also during the summer, there are occasional slalom sessions on friday afternoon/eveninigs on brighton seafront. keep your eyes ...
by Paul Keleher
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Where are Vlad and Gilmour?
Replies: 11
Views: 5445

Steve,

what part of the above translates as

"You could exactly sit in one place long enough in order to begin to slowly accumulate twigs and bits of paper and dirt. You is final they would grow into the hairy small hut, the small mound in the landscape."

doncha just love Babelfish!!
by Paul Keleher
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skate bags
Replies: 36
Views: 34175

Don't forget the EDGER back,

similar to the ALVA bag

<img src="http://tailtap.com/images/edgerbag.jpg">
by Paul Keleher
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Atypical Turner Boards
Replies: 22
Views: 23207

Jim,

i gotta say, that is a supurb looking board!!

Are we going to see it at a HP session this year

Paul K
by Paul Keleher
Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 573557

Jeff,

Looking at the clip at the bottom of your post, surely a more acurate statement would be

Xmas with the GoNads!!

have a good one

Paul K
by Paul Keleher
Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA is down?
Replies: 40
Views: 26001

Dunno,

Can't seem to get to the site to find out

anyone else having trouble getting to ncdsa?
by Paul Keleher
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wintertraining
Replies: 26
Views: 14264

anyone got any suggestions that dosn't actually involve "snowboarding"

Distinct Lack of snow in London,

Also Distinct Lack of Dry Pavement...so actually Slaloming is out!!
by Paul Keleher
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2005] Slalom Skateboard World Cup Grüningen 2005
Replies: 38
Views: 28966

I imagine there will be a fair showing of brits again
by Paul Keleher
Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Help me select a deck
Replies: 8
Views: 5176

it you want a bit of concave, consider the airflow c-81.....have a search around on this forum