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by Chuck Gill
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wes Tucker R.I.P.
Replies: 6
Views: 6913

Re: Wes Tucker R.I.P.

Damn, I just now heard the news. I only met WT twice in person, at races in Charleston and Athens. But I stayed in touch with Wes on and off since then, and especially lately in facebook (when I could stomach the place). I suspect he would be pleased that many of you would think of him as a kook and...
by Chuck Gill
Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Fatboy
Topic: New Fatboy!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4526

New Fatboy!!!

Just in this week...my new "cockroach fish" hybrid. 30.5 at the crotch of the tail, 19.5 & 20.5 WB, 9.25 W...elements of several of my favorite decks in the shape with further refinements. Fits my stance perfectly, looks like a vintage surfboard, beautiful woodwork from Fats! Stiff even under my fat...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Different Sites For Spreading The Slalom Word
Replies: 6
Views: 4005

Floridaskater.com is not a kickflipper site, it is mostly old school surf-skaters. Most of the guys there don't care much for slalom, but there is starting to be some interest in downhill (in South Florida no less!) so who knows what can happen? Good idea to mention races on there though...you will ...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: What's Everyone Resolving To Accomplish This Year?
Replies: 15
Views: 8378

Dave...Holy cow! What characterized it as "severe"? I hope mine doesn't take as long. I can already feel all kinds of progress this week, although I tweaked it pretty bad this morning wrapping a towel around myself after my shower. Go figure. I've already been able to stop taking anything for pain, ...
by Chuck Gill
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: What's Everyone Resolving To Accomplish This Year?
Replies: 15
Views: 8378

Wesley, I'd love to make a race or two but I don't know what life will look like after this spring. My wife and I have spent the last year undergoing the process of adopting a baby from China (hence the "someone in China is pregnant" clue previously). We should be travelling to get her in May or so....
by Chuck Gill
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: What's Everyone Resolving To Accomplish This Year?
Replies: 15
Views: 8378

So...

What are your resolutions for this year?
by Chuck Gill
Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: It's everybody's favorite time of the year!
Replies: 13
Views: 7173

We're pretty well dug out from the mess that was Frances, but the most lingering problem is that the local skatepark will be closed for the third weekend in a row come this Sunday! The Horror!

I might actually have to drag a slalom board and some cones out if I'm gonna get my skate on.
by Chuck Gill
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Southern Culture On The Skids
Replies: 345
Views: 265425

No, I'm not pregnant. Neither is my wife.

But someone in China is...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:35 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Southern Culture On The Skids
Replies: 345
Views: 265425

Yeah, well your trucks suck!! Races on my itinerary...nope. Big changes coming in our household, time and money have both been in very short supply this year. Time will soon start to become more abundant, but money remains an issue. I would love to make it to Athens this year (my god, did I just say...
by Chuck Gill
Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Southern Culture On The Skids
Replies: 345
Views: 265425

???

What #@!*&%+ College World Series? They play baseball in college? Georgia Tech has a baseball team?

Ummmm....to Hell with Georgia!!!!
by Chuck Gill
Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: URGENT REQUEST, help with IP stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 1978

Thanks Adam! I'll give it a shot.
by Chuck Gill
Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: URGENT REQUEST, help with IP stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 1978

URGENT REQUEST, help with IP stuff

A website I help out with (non-skateboard related) is having problems with a particularly virulent troll. I need to find a website that can tell us what ISP is providing his service based upon his IP address...I am pretty sure such a site exists but I'm pretty clueless whenit comes to that sort of t...
by Chuck Gill
Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 573463

RACE?

Joe, I'd love to race you at the Gathering if I end up going. Unfortunately there isn't going to be much in the budget for travelling this year...my wife and I are about to start the process of adopting a baby and I'm gonna need every penny I can get for that. But if I make it, I'll race you...one c...
by Chuck Gill
Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:09 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 573463

Not to be nit-picky or anything, but Billboard 1998 was hardly the first use of that image.

Funny you mention disco dancing, my wife accused me of looking like I was dancing when she saw a video of me slaloming (yeah, a dancing bear maybe).
by Chuck Gill
Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 573463

Wha?

I was happy as a clam to see those pics of JC posted, didn't care who did what with 'em. I was so happy I invented a new move at the skatepark on the 1st annual Day After Christmas Where's Patio? Old Skool session. It's called the "frontside Johnny Cash". I wish I had a picture of me doing it to pos...
by Chuck Gill
Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:58 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: new trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 6405

I ride the older composite Seismics on my park board and they have held up just fine. Granted I don't "do air" but I do ride hard and slide a lot. Also, I have been known to get pissed at the occasional clueless little kid who drops in in front of us speedy old farts and shoot my board into the fenc...
by Chuck Gill
Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What's in your Quiver?
Replies: 22
Views: 20225

Quiver, slalom and otherwise

Slalom: Custom Roe 28" Cockroach, Radikals, Cambrias, PTs. Roe Hester, RT-X front, factory offset RT-X rear, Avalons, PTs. Pocket Pistol Super G, RT-X 129 front, privateer offset RT-X rear, Avalons, PTs. FibreFlex Leemo, G-truck front, original Gen 1 Radikal rear, Flashbacks, PTs. Truck configuratio...
by Chuck Gill
Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: NoSchoolz = Great Park AND Slalom Wheel
Replies: 29
Views: 30509

Shaving urethane

A disk sander on an electric drill works pretty okay, too. But you will probably want a dial caliper to make sure you are trimming them evenly at "all 4 corners". I have been told this time and time again, always wear some sort of mask or respirator when machining urethane. I *didn't* before the Geo...
by Chuck Gill
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:44 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: 2003 Cross-Fire (Tight Slalom)
Replies: 23
Views: 18111

Something along those lines, but 2 or 3 inches longer.

Come to think of it, that is starting to look an awful lot like the Unlimited.
by Chuck Gill
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:12 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: 2003 Cross-Fire (Tight Slalom)
Replies: 23
Views: 18111

Custom PS

Gareth, can you make custom shapes in the Performance Series laminates?
by Chuck Gill
Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Joe Strummer...
Replies: 6
Views: 3643

Punk Rock

Rick...shouldn'ta got me started LOL. I just talked to Randy yesterday...there is a good bit of interest in putting out a Neon Christ 20 year retrospective next year (June '84 was when their record came out). Hopefully it will happen. We have all been hoping for a reunion show, but since the rocksta...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Joe Strummer...
Replies: 6
Views: 3643

Rudie Can't Fail

Man, that 1982 show at the Fox was EPIC! Rooster and the Red tops (local rockabilly band...the singer pointed me to the tattoo artist who would end up giving me my first work) opened. Out came the Clash...4 seconds into the set the crowd got up and ran to the front....my friends and i were among the...
by Chuck Gill
Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Fibreflex
Topic: G&S Fibreflex please dont let us down, again...
Replies: 25
Views: 23903

Ric - I've had to do my share of waiting for FibreFlexes to come out. I guess that's just part of the deal, you get what you can when you can. They have some great shapes which make for great decks if you get the flex matched to your needs. Keep your eyes open and be ready to jump when they are bein...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:18 am
Forum: Fibreflex
Topic: G&S Fibreflex please dont let us down, again...
Replies: 25
Views: 23903

Who, Me?

"S." - (I thought FULL NAMES were required here?) - Ric could also have made a valid point and expressed the frustrations of many skaters had he been a little NICER about it. "I'm gonna take my ball and go home, and my friend at the ball store is gonna take his and go home too" isn't the NICEST way ...
by Chuck Gill
Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Fibreflex
Topic: G&S Fibreflex please dont let us down, again...
Replies: 25
Views: 23903

Gosh Ric, if money is so cheap and loans are so easy to come by and you are so interested in Fibreflex production, why don't YOU take out a loan and invest in the company...that way YOU can do something positive for the sport instead of just bitching about how Debs isn't taking care of you personall...
by Chuck Gill
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Straight Parallel Slalom
Replies: 5
Views: 5847

straight parallel tight

Fun to race, boring to practice.
by Chuck Gill
Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 573463

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The (Slalom) Forum...

...on "the other" site. Actually two things. I removed a certain cookie from my 'puter and lo, I can once again submit ratings. And I noticed a certain very innocent post I made is gone. I guess some people don't like me LOL.

It really sucks there the last few days.
by Chuck Gill
Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 573463

Adam Who?

Mr. trah_n...I tried to give you a "best of" vote just for making it onto "the other" board. After bouncing twice, I came to the conclusion I must be one of the two people "the other Adam" referred to as "losing their ratings privileges". If I am, it would appear I am not the one he contacted about ...
by Chuck Gill
Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help with a slalom-related MATH PROBLEM
Replies: 8
Views: 3852

Damn liberal arts majors. Anyway, I have no idea what that equation you posted was all about, but an easier version would be S = 3600 D / 5280 T or, simplified S = 45 D / 66 T where: S = speed in miles per hour D = course length in feet T = elapsed time in seconds Note: This will give your apparent ...
by Chuck Gill
Sat Sep 27, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: It's time for the Southeast to scope out a regular slalom sp
Replies: 24
Views: 12061

Wesley, when I lived in Atlanta I was riding 10 x 30 with sixtracks, so looking for slalom spots wasn't exactly on my radar. That said, there are SO many hills in the area it wouldn't take long for an enterprising person with an eagle eye to find something - probably even several spots. Heck, there ...
by Chuck Gill
Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:52 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: The Varsity
Replies: 9
Views: 4555

I don't care who's coming or what they're bringing, I'm going to the V. ps...did y'all enjoy Vidalia season? pps...does the V put slaw on their chili cheese dogs? I thought you had to go to Zesto's for foot longs to get that sort of thing. <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Chuck Gill on 20...
by Chuck Gill
Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Help Wanted with a 3DM wheel trimming.
Replies: 2
Views: 4524

Try McCree....he might.
by Chuck Gill
Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Speed [off topic]
Replies: 36
Views: 24150

Buying used Ford Escorts is the most fun. I get to call people up on the phone and say, "Hi, I'm calling about the ad for the escort you have in the paper." Invariably there will be a pause on the other end of the line until they realize that is in fact the type of car they took an ad out in the pap...
by Chuck Gill
Sat Aug 09, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Speed [off topic]
Replies: 36
Views: 24150

I've had my 1994 Escort up to 90 mph. It will go faster but at 90 the duct tape holding the back bumper together starts tearing off. Then part of the bumper starts scraping against the rest, and it makes a creaking sound. So I slowed down again. Did I ever tell y'all about the time I rear-ended a BM...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sloppy drunks who slalom
Replies: 25
Views: 13323

Blanton's.

Or any of Mr. Daniel's quality offerings.

Or even cross the Atlantic for some Bushmill's.
by Chuck Gill
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:52 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Down South At Da' Farm
Replies: 1
Views: 1830

Binky was at Kona.

I will be at Athens.
by Chuck Gill
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sloppy drunks who slalom
Replies: 25
Views: 13323

At least it was only Beam, and not a quality whiskey.
by Chuck Gill
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:01 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom Skateboard Brochure (200K art files enclosed)
Replies: 34
Views: 21860

Teriffic job, Wesley! You might be able to mention this is a sport where absolute beginners can skate alongside World Champions, who will freely share information and tips. Also, I don't know if it would bea fun "gee-whiz" fact or counter-productive, but perhaps it would be worth mentioning that the...
by Chuck Gill
Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:08 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: One Year Ago Today
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

On 2003-06-22 09:44, Wesley Tucker wrote: Oh, today? Not a cloud in the sky, temps in the '80s and humidity around 60%. About where it always is in June 22 around here . . . except when we plan a skateboard race. And the next one will be....when? Howzabout another race in that beautiful bus terminal?
by Chuck Gill
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sloppy drunks who slalom
Replies: 25
Views: 13323

Oh wait...vodka and Red Bull qualifies as a mixed drink, right? I can get behind that...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sloppy drunks who slalom
Replies: 25
Views: 13323

What's with all this "mixed drinks" nonsense? All that is needed is: 1 glass, 1 botle of bourbon (make mine Blanton's). Nothing else. No water. No ice. Nothing... Prediction...Team Radikal is in Breckenridge...you KNOW there will be some cocktails flowing. <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by:...
by Chuck Gill
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:39 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Do you have a slalom Favorite?
Replies: 28
Views: 16358

Some people calls 'em speed chutes, I call 'em a sling of straight cones mmmmmm.
by Chuck Gill
Fri May 23, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Southern Slalom Memories
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Summer of '75, my brother and all my friends had taken up skateboarding. I had saved up $25 and was looking at a new fishing pole. My brother convinced me I should geta a skateboard instead. Bahne 24" green fiberglass, Chicagos and Cadillacs. Spent that summer learning to ride, how to push (I was he...
by Chuck Gill
Fri May 23, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Going To The Bank For A Good Racing Board
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

I was just kind of thinking about this yesterday. I was trying to convince a coworker he should aim higher than the $1500 or so he wanted to spend on a new road bicycle. Like maybe double that for a low-end Merlin or something. Then I caught myself remembering how much heartache it caused me when I ...
by Chuck Gill
Thu May 22, 2003 5:54 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Concrete Wave Vol. 1, No. 4
Replies: 5
Views: 2385

Wesley - I got a couple of spares of #3. Email me with your address, I'll send you one.

fivedimegill(remove this part)@msn.com
by Chuck Gill
Wed Apr 30, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Trocadero - right slope for TS?
Replies: 56
Views: 36549

Wanna hear something really funny? In another post, another site long ago and far away, a certain reactionary Californian asked me "What hate group do you belong to?" I think he was trying to offend me. Go figure.
by Chuck Gill
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: Ridden a RoeRacing deck...post a review!
Replies: 80
Views: 84345

I just got a new deck I had Gareth custom-build for me, and it has exceeded all my expectations! I needed a deck for tighter courses, and I had a specific idea in mind. I asked Gareth to make something that borrowed from the front end of a Hester Nina and the back end of a FibrFlex GS Lite. The resu...
by Chuck Gill
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:30 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Where is it not raining this weekend?
Replies: 13
Views: 6249

Nah, those little plastic "fences" look like construction is either underway or will start shortly. Construction giveth and construction taketh away. My first spot, found about a year ago and set up with painted dots every two feet to aid in course setting, was recently bulldozed. Seems a little fie...
by Chuck Gill
Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:05 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 5860

Alan, come out and ride with us on weekends when we get together, you'll learn a lot hanging out with others. We still get together to ride that overpass, and the other hill by the theater in WPB is always an option. Brady knows the lowdown on these, and has a few spots down there as well. On the da...
by Chuck Gill
Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Brains and eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

Both my parents claimed to have eaten brains and eggs as kids...and enjoyed it. They said it tasted like deviled ham. I got them each a can of pork brains in milk gravy for their Christmas stockings several years ago, they said they would eat it, but never did. It's real hard to find cans of pork br...