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by Tod Oles
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: First time board setup: truck angles on a Skaterbuilt Hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Re: First time board setup: truck angles on a Skaterbuilt Hy

Hi Tim, You have all the right pieces and you're assuming correctly that moving the rear truck back is the current trend with a kicktailed board. I've started new slalomers on 16-18in. wheelbases and had good luck getting them accelerating through cones with very "dead" rear steering angles and bush...
by Tod Oles
Tue May 31, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] SLALOM ST. LOUIS #9
Replies: 16
Views: 10607

Paul made damn sure that the low qualifier wasn't gonna make it back to the finals.... and I love him for that :-)

Nice job Paul and Jonathan!!! you guys tore it it up!!!

HUGE!! props to St. Louis for putting on a great race again and again and again..........

Later, Tod
by Tod Oles
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Welcome Peter Metzger to CHIxILL
Replies: 28
Views: 11288

Cool, I'll be in need of a road trip by then... keep us posted
by Tod Oles
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Brasil
Topic: 2 GIANT SLALOM OSASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 6919

Thiago, I like your setup!! :-) Congratulations!!
by Tod Oles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Brasil
Topic: CHIxILL NEVER DIE>>> The Brazilians warm up the new
Replies: 4
Views: 2889

Sammy,

Our best to you and yours. I hope 2009 is good to you all !!!
by Tod Oles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: very small course layouts
Replies: 4
Views: 3223

Brian, If you practice these simple courses you'll start to realize which side you're weak at...then be sure to practice your weak side the most... Remember when I I suggested you watch Dave Pirnack? IMHO I feel he has a very balanced and squared up technique (heelside turns are near equal power to ...
by Tod Oles
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Front truck on a budget
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Joe, I'd have to go along with Ron and suggest the RTS... If you're setting your deck up correctly for slalom i.e. w/ the rear truk steering less than the front... the rear truk actually tracks INSIDE the line the front is tracking on in a turn... so a wider rear truk will have more chance to do the...
by Tod Oles
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Chi+Ill in Batavia
Replies: 5
Views: 3506

=ChiXill=

putting the "urban" back in suburban
by Tod Oles
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate does it have beeps?
Replies: 10
Views: 5278

uh uh.... ah uh "abuzz"


you're so funny Beavus :-)
by Tod Oles
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Welcome Peter Metzger to CHIxILL
Replies: 28
Views: 11288

Sure, but be forewarned of the bar bill...
by Tod Oles
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: Gog-O-Naut
Replies: 60
Views: 34430

Joe Iacovelli sings slalom's theme song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgVwfeCgZKQ
by Tod Oles
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Welcome Peter Metzger to CHIxILL
Replies: 28
Views: 11288

Yeah Peter,

Glad you joined in on your hi-jacked thread :-)

Have no worries about Texas, they're a great bunch of hosts
and will be glad to show you some (manly and heterosexual!) love I'm sure...
hehehe

later, T.O.
by Tod Oles
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Welcome Peter Metzger to CHIxILL
Replies: 28
Views: 11288

Yup, That'll work!!
Get rid of the rugs and skate the hardwood... :-)
by Tod Oles
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Welcome Peter Metzger to CHIxILL
Replies: 28
Views: 11288

Glad you like it Larry!
do you have it set up yet??
by Tod Oles
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Detroit Slalom Sessions
Replies: 24
Views: 13611

Peter,

I hope you can link up with Bara or Fadell.... Talk about "stoke"!!!

Glad you're diggin slalom....Chixill and have fun!!

T.O.
by Tod Oles
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Welcome Peter Metzger to CHIxILL
Replies: 28
Views: 11288

Wesley Tucker wrote:It's a piece of wood, right?

I'm just askin' . . .
How apropos from an Ick owner. Have another sip of single malt and a cigar.... :-)

How ya been ???
by Tod Oles
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: Welcome Peter Metzger to CHIxILL
Replies: 28
Views: 11288

Larry, the Midnite Special is slightly concave and cambered... I foam wedged the rails and cut a wedge kicktail for it and loved it!! The Sled Zep is as full shaped in front as the Special with a trimmer tail and has a rather aggressive "warp" style kicktail... this was a dream deck of mine and Cfav...
by Tod Oles
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: New trucks for 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 22964

Wes,

I trenched through an unmarked communications line to our local Fastenal and thus
I'm banned from the entire franchise.... I was amazed at how much their business
relies on a functioning computer... :-)


BTW Paul,
I like the milling marks as well ... I'll be daft right along with ya
by Tod Oles
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: New trucks for 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 22964

Michael,

IMHO,

A 60* baseplate for that spherical hanger would
cure a lot of front truck mounting troubles
(less wedges, bent hardware...swearing, etc...)
and maybe a better match for the dead rear angle you're offering.

the peanut gallery has spoken, carry on.

T.O.
by Tod Oles
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New trucks for 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 22964

Michael,

Looks nice!!

Allen hex axles would help some folks from smashing outer seals......
(not that I've ever done that... cough cough :-)

Good luck with your venture,

Tod
by Tod Oles
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Good spots in Chicago?
Replies: 12
Views: 7912

Larry Schild wrote:And what happened to ChiXill?
Depends who's askin ;-)
Cfav ^^ up there is the man from the city. hit'm up...
by Tod Oles
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Brasil
Topic: [MAIN] Open Brazilian Championship, Dec 13-14, 2008
Replies: 62
Views: 34316

Wes, I think the home team may have an advantage with the conditions, i.e. the sun is pretty high and intense down there south of the half court line... Mr. Kolwalski might keep his tan in tune under a disco ball and I think Fadell might be genetically pardoned, but Konigshausen sounds pretty "sunbu...
by Tod Oles
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Anyone remember the Bridge Day slalom races in Fayetteville?
Replies: 10
Views: 6398

Lenny,

Just be sure to keep Dave clear of hot tubs.... he takes "hanging out" a bit to literally sometimes. :-)


Here's a shot down the course in "04"

Greg Fadell left lane, me in the other...
Image
Photo by Chris Bara

T.O.
by Tod Oles
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 41406

Jonathan,

Great pictures!! thanks for sharing..... Totally bummed I wasn't there.

T.O.
by Tod Oles
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: The current Chixill should not be broken!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 12397

Sammy,

Chris is pretty busy with a new resturant he opened in downtown Chicago...
I'm happy to hear that the boards he sent are still serving you well...

I'll talk to Chris sometime this week and see what's up.

Later, Tod
by Tod Oles
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Front truck push
Replies: 12
Views: 4269

Reducing wedge won't let the front steer as acutely across the fall line ... so it should stick even better?? Are you letting your weight get a little biased towards the rear? (I did this when I first started. Like I was trying to kickturn my toe side turns out of habit from ramp riding...) Just a t...
by Tod Oles
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Sun Prairie Wiggle War
Replies: 6
Views: 4723

Thanks again to the Mangelsdorf family for the race organization, the food, a most excellent bed and for just being the darn nicest people you'll ever run into!! Keep practicing Katie!! I want to see you beat dad next year :-) Jonathan, Thanks for toting the timer up and setting courses... OH, and t...
by Tod Oles
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Good spots in Chicago?
Replies: 12
Views: 7912

Mike, have you tried posting over at silverfishlongboarding??

link for the midwest with Chitown threads: http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/midwest/

Later, Tod
by Tod Oles
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: My Gecko
Replies: 55
Views: 41242

Stephen,

This is America..... You're in hell already, so... save the gas money...

Luv Satan, errr I mean Tod
by Tod Oles
Tue May 27, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: My Gecko
Replies: 55
Views: 41242

I was given a gracious go on Lavin's setup this past weekend and although I have my own design, I too was very impressed with the overall execution of this stunning deck! Also, I observed Ol' Topsider wearing proper skate shoes this weekend.... Maybe to extract every once of performance he could out...
by Tod Oles
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: zigs losing traction?
Replies: 10
Views: 8309

Doug, I take 20* of steering out of an RTS on a flat deck. (never had it on a kicked deck) you'll need a pile of wedges to detune it on a kicktailed deck..... at least to my liking... :-) Something I've played with off and on with my kicktail decks is to move the rear truck as far back and up the ki...
by Tod Oles
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: zigs losing traction?
Replies: 10
Views: 8309

Doug, If you ride heavily surf stance biased, you're toeside position will be the most powerful side since you're using all of your bodies most powerful muscle groups all in one thrust... If you angle your toes more forward pointing to the nose you'll see that your toe side pump will diminish a litt...
by Tod Oles
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: Gog-O-Naut
Replies: 60
Views: 34430

The Guitar Geeks' comedian>>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQQIT4SJHpY
by Tod Oles
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett Truk Question
Replies: 14
Views: 9687

Yeah Wes, It does look to be pinned as the drilling looks to be off center to the axle which makes sense engineering wise... I posted elsewere that I'd like to see Bennett conquer a small run of specialty "racing" trucks on the front end of manufacture and hopefully keep the costs down for newbs on ...
by Tod Oles
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett Truk Question
Replies: 14
Views: 9687

It looks to me that these hangers are cross drilled in a position that suggests that a roll pin
is being driven through to secure the axles.

This would make the axle that much harder to extract if a different one were to be made and utilized...

maybe speed-dealer could clear this up??
by Tod Oles
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: kult family slalom spécial & new Tight hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 3282

Pierre,

Nice job!! looks like a great place to session, with the nice view in the back ground...
Looks like you need more cones :-)
by Tod Oles
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2008] Entry fees
Replies: 11
Views: 6173

There's only room for one at the top Tom.... ;-)

Claude, I left my web cam on again huh?? sorry, my bad
by Tod Oles
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2008] Entry fees
Replies: 11
Views: 6173

Tom Mangelsdorf wrote:I want my racers to be treated like heros when they come to Sun Prairie.
Tom, I'll take a 22oz Porterhouse....... medium rare :-)
by Tod Oles
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: Gog-O-Naut
Replies: 60
Views: 34430

I gots your WTF right here pals and gals>>> (mostly pals) :-?

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=oeikk3sXlvo
by Tod Oles
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: FS: PPS indy offset, and PPS redeye radikal complete
Replies: 10
Views: 3777

Joe I

Rick Floyd wrote:
Joe Iacovelli wrote:This post was from November. I bought everthing Aaron had.
...gear whore...
Rick, "gear" is an unnecessary adjective.... although he does have a lot...
I'll bet the word "bought" took on a different color also.... hmmm :-)
by Tod Oles
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: Gog-O-Naut
Replies: 60
Views: 34430

German

Donald,

Great vid!! the langauage always seems to add "hair" to me. I like it!

(WARNING jazz hijack)
I've been Jazz Pistol whipping my workouts as of late..... (maybe Donald has seen them)??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAshew_pCms
by Tod Oles
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: AXE
Topic: Celebrating 10 Years !
Replies: 7
Views: 5230

Maria and Richy,

We wish you all the best for the next 10yrs !!
It's been wonderful to hang out with you two over the past few seasons.

Sincerely, Tod and Kara
by Tod Oles
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Radikal Axle Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 4797

$$$$......I hear ya brother.....

You won't be sorry breaking the bank on some Radikals. The steering is probably
the most important part of the equation......

Tod
by Tod Oles
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Radikal Axle Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 4797

Gordon, If you're really into TS, be sure and invest in an assortment of wheel sizes also...as in smaller. Controlling your speed in super technical courses is easier while managing less inertia/mass... and don't be afraid to use smaller wheels just in front if you can't seem to "catch up" to the co...
by Tod Oles
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: turning around offset (Zig-Zag) wheel ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3604

a bit cheaper than a front truck....

Mark, If you're looking for quicker transitions for tighter courses try a smaller wheel diameter on the front truck like a 66mm Zig Zag or a 62mm Seismic Cambria. you'll give up some roll speed but sometimes that's the trade off you'll have to make to stay in bounds on more technical courses... the ...
by Tod Oles
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: Gog-O-Naut
Replies: 60
Views: 34430

Greg and all,

When you're a punk band out here in the cornfields of Illinois you gotta diversify....

http://vidsearch.myspace.com/index.cfm? ... d=22256817
by Tod Oles
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: CHIXILL Arrived in Brasil and stay presents in Grand Prix
Replies: 16
Views: 10561

Nice snippet from Bazil...

http://espnbrasil.terra.com.br/planetaexpn/#a_video

(Scroll down to) >>>> Programa do dia 21/11/2007

(The video is titled)>>>>
"Skate em Interlagos" ::: Competição de Downhill na pista da Fórmula1 (02:37)
by Tod Oles
Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: CHIXILL Arrived in Brasil and stay presents in Grand Prix
Replies: 16
Views: 10561

Sammy,

Well done with your top 10 finish!!!

How do the young kids view slalom racing there in Sao Paulo??
I have a feeling the Brazilians will have alot of influence in growing the sport...


Later, Tod (I'm happy that everyone liked the deck)
by Tod Oles
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Brasil
Topic: resultado
Replies: 20
Views: 8246

JBH, I'd like to have been able to hand deliver that thing.... :-)

Bob Burnquist on the starting ramp?? How CooL is that!!!

Thanks for the links Sammy!! and Congratulations on the top 10 finish!!!
by Tod Oles
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: FullBag Skates
Topic: Fullbag at Dixie
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Full bags indeed....... :-)

Howz it going Rob?? Good I take.....