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by Martin Drayton
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: My Gecko
Replies: 55
Views: 41453

Re: My Gecko

I'm glad it's gone to a good home Alec...enjoy!
My you both have a long, happy and successful career together!
by Martin Drayton
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: NEW-GS/Hybrid Deck... Want one?
Replies: 0
Views: 1624

NEW-GS/Hybrid Deck... Want one?

OK folks...We have a once in a lifetime opportunity. Jeff @ Gecko can produce the new GS/Hybrid for 200 GBP but only if 50 are ordered due to the rising cost of the premium materials used in it's construction. It's 34" long and wheelbases options due to the drilling patterns are 20, 21, & 22". We ne...
by Martin Drayton
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Brasil
Topic: 3º Independencia Ao Logboard 2012 Slalom Results Brasil
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: 3º Independencia Ao Logboard 2012 Slalom Results Brasil

Jonathan Harms wrote:Mig, where was the video you mentioned?
Right after the results, you'll see a link!
by Martin Drayton
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Brasil
Topic: 3º Independencia Ao Logboard 2012 Slalom Results Brasil
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: 3º Independencia Ao Logboard 2012 Slalom Results Brasil

Great pics, thanks for posting!
by Martin Drayton
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Prototype Hybrid/GS...first pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Re: Prototype Hybrid/GS...first pics.

Production GS/Hybrid being mounted up as I write...pics soon!
by Martin Drayton
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: 2011 Utah
Replies: 36
Views: 23733

Re: 2011 Utah

Don't be modest Kevin, you were rippin'...I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have to go to Worlds or Nationals one day, you'll scare the crap out of them!
by Martin Drayton
Tue May 31, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] SLALOM ST. LOUIS #9
Replies: 16
Views: 10718

Nice one Paul, wish I had been there to see it!
by Martin Drayton
Sun May 29, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: 2011 Utah
Replies: 36
Views: 23733

Er...you might want to tell the Snow Gods too, we just had another couple of inches. Maybe we should be done wit it and all go ride Snowbird?
by Martin Drayton
Thu May 12, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Happy Birthday Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Thanks!

Sorry didn't see this til just now-thanks!
by Martin Drayton
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: 2011 Utah
Replies: 36
Views: 23733

Re: Slalom Park?

New slalom training ground? Whaddya think? http://i52.tinypic.com/qybwoh.jpg There's been a lot of new interest over on that "other" skateboarding site. Attempting to have a session in Herriman 4/16 in the evening (weather permitting.) If anyone is interested, PM me for directions. Looks good, is t...
by Martin Drayton
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Pavel
Topic: PAUL PRICE ROADSTER
Replies: 77
Views: 84803

Keep on rollin'...

Happy Birthday to Paul Price, designer of one of my 2 favourite slalom boards ;-) ,have a great birthday...see you at the Bar!

Your friend,

Martin
by Martin Drayton
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: 50 years and still rollin'...
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

50 years and still rollin'...

Celebrating my 50th year, 25 years of snowboarding and 33 years skating...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MDSuZ3Rk8M
by Martin Drayton
Mon May 31, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions 2010.
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Just passing this on... Christopher Peddecord May 26 at 10:36am Martin, Nice photos, glad to see you guys are still hitting it up! Anyhow, I've still got a bunch of equipment gathering dust around here and quite simply my primary form of employment forbids me from skating. And snowboarding. It's god...
by Martin Drayton
Sun May 30, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions 2010.
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

What a great get-together! The pics from the session are here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1 ... 7de2b1b636
Enjoy...

MD
by Martin Drayton
Fri May 07, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: The 'Old' Lizard turns 50....
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Thanks Gary,
And an early Happy Birthday to you on the 11th. I'm having a 'Boy's' Day today, my best friend of 30+ years, Paul Price is taking me to an Air Force museum, am all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet....then firing automatic weapons on a range! Pretty cool!

Martin
by Martin Drayton
Fri May 07, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: The 'Old' Lizard turns 50....
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

The 'Old' Lizard turns 50....

by Martin Drayton
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB Roe Racing Drayton Model
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Sorry...I don't even have one. Try Utah Trish (Erickson), she might. She had one of my Protos a few years back.
by Martin Drayton
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: 2010.....
Replies: 3
Views: 2295

I will once it stops snowing, then I'll get my boards out of storage! There are rumours that they may extend the season again from the 11th - 18th April...
by Martin Drayton
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snowboarding
Replies: 9
Views: 4446

Cool to see a Gecko in there too! My carving board of choice? Donek Race Custom!
by Martin Drayton
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim Can/Am Sept. 18, 19 & 20, 2009
Replies: 87
Views: 42522

Congrats to all the winners, but especially to Mr. Clean, Paul Price! Wicked performance, wish I had been there to see it...
by Martin Drayton
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: [2009] Action Sports Weekend - Park City?
Replies: 12
Views: 6274

The Action Sports Weekend is the last weekend in August and I'm sure patrick could be persuaded to include a slalom demo somewhere.... maybe the Miners Park like before. But getting Main Street is a 4-6 month minimum process Curt. I went to 4 meetings with the Mayor, Town Council, Retailers Assoc an...
by Martin Drayton
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: [2009] Action Sports Weekend - Park City?
Replies: 12
Views: 6274

Hi Bob, looks like there isn't enough lead time to do a race at the same time... :(
As for a Hardbooter Race, it was something Dave said to me at the end of the winter and I haven't heard anything since. maybe Curt could chat to him?

MD
by Martin Drayton
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: [2009] Action Sports Weekend - Park City?
Replies: 12
Views: 6274

Re: New ashphalt....

News just in, they are resurfacing Main Street on monday....Hmmmm. Maybe its not too late to add a slalom event... MD Are you serious Martin? Let's do it! Main Street, Park City resurfaced on Monday... smooth as a baby's bottom! http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk21/emdee406/0728090924-00.jpg htt...
by Martin Drayton
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions... Summer 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 13433

I'll keep ya posted...my ankle is STILL sore!
Did you hear? They re-paved main Street, Park City...smooth as a baby's bottom!
by Martin Drayton
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: [2009] Action Sports Weekend - Park City?
Replies: 12
Views: 6274

New ashphalt....

News just in, they are resurfacing Main Street on monday....Hmmmm. Maybe its not too late to add a slalom event...

MD
by Martin Drayton
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Prototype Hybrid/GS...first pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Good Job, Martin! How much this deck will cost? We still don't know Bruno, but I'm guessing about the same as the Tight board around $300-$320. This late in the season, it is likely that production may have to wait until the Spring (it will be worth the wait!), but contact jeff@geckoheadgear.com an...
by Martin Drayton
Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Prototype Hybrid/GS...first pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Hi Seb,

Mike is very much still on Gecko, but at present only has the Tight Slalom SLE which he won an excellent Bronze in the Am Tight. Once he gets a Hybrid/GS model, you guys are in trouble!
When we sang our version of "Big Tail...." you really made me laugh!

MD

ps. Bisous pour Emilie!
by Martin Drayton
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Prototype Hybrid/GS...first pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Well, the deck performed well for me at Hood River with a 5th in GS and a Bronze medal in the Hybrid....two events I am notoriously bad at! I look forward to riding it more than the 2 hours I spent on it prior to the event! On a sidenote, Geckos scored 2 Bronze medals and one Gold (under the feet of...
by Martin Drayton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Masters category, Merging Pro/Am, Race attendance...
Replies: 42
Views: 17856

To echo what Ramon said on the view of courses, personally I think as a Pro you should be doing more technically difficult courses, NOT just going faster as seems to be the American way of looking at it. Should we have a Masters group Gustavs? How much time do you have to train? I'm guessing as a st...
by Martin Drayton
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: World/Hood river
Replies: 15
Views: 6692

Cheers matey, looking forward to ONE beer (anti-inflamms/painkillers permitting)! But really looking forward to finally meeting one of my childhood idols from the issue of "Skateboarder" showing the G&S guys racing at the Catalina Classic in 1977...dude, you were on my wall right alongside Farrah! I...
by Martin Drayton
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: World/Hood river
Replies: 15
Views: 6692

Great news Curt, can't believe we never got together when we live 7 miles apart, but will skate together at Hood!

Saw the Doc today and the news was good. Keep it heavily strapped, wear the walking boot when not skating and grit my teeth! See ya there...

MD
by Martin Drayton
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: World/Hood river
Replies: 15
Views: 6692

Nice one! I see the Doctor in the morning...we'll see what he says.

MD
by Martin Drayton
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Worlds in Hood River, OR
Replies: 19
Views: 12880

4 days before the World Champs I am on crutches wearing a black velcro boot. Due to a colleague's lack of ability I got injured working on the zip line.
Am I pissed off? Doesn't even cover it.
Am I still going....YES!

See ya there...

MD
by Martin Drayton
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Prototype Hybrid/GS...first pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Prototype Hybrid/GS...first pics.

Heres the new quiver just in time for Hood River...both with the new "Crowbar" footstops. http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk21/emdee406/Geckoundersides1.jpg The SLE tight slalom model, 30" with 18-19" wheelbase... http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk21/emdee406/Geckoquiver2.jpg Now joined by the...
by Martin Drayton
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: World/Hood river
Replies: 15
Views: 6692

Should be fun times! You do know that you, Gib and I are in the same division now? Get some practice in old man!

MD
by Martin Drayton
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Hybrid/GS?
Replies: 7
Views: 4816

Oh yes, and its everything I hoped it would be! Going out for another early morning spin tomorrow around 7.45, maybe see you then?

MD
by Martin Drayton
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Hybrid/GS?
Replies: 7
Views: 4816

Ssshhhhh!!!!! Don't tell anyone, but I've got what may be the final prototype of the HGS deck in time to take it to Hood River. With some design input from George Pappas and others, this deck should put smiles on faces...
See ya in Oregon.

MD
by Martin Drayton
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions... Summer 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 13433

Sorry, I have to be at work 8.30am....don't think I can crawl out of my pit earlier than that!

MD
by Martin Drayton
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Worlds in Hood River, OR
Replies: 19
Views: 12880

Re: Fun Times Great Skateboarding

I dont understand why there are not more people signed up for the Worlds in Hood River, as of this date. I am really looking forward to going back to Hood River. Every day I wake up and wonder why I am not living there, so beautiful. Surely a sportsman's dream of a place. An excellent place for the...
by Martin Drayton
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8325

Thanks for the quick response and info, looks like the 17 of us are going to have a blast! I'm sure most of those on the NCDSA page will pay up eventually. Come on everyone else... you know you want to go!

MD
by Martin Drayton
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8325

Hi Pat, Looking at the poster, the format for the last 2 days seems very different to the norm.ie. having the qualifying for two different events on one day and the finals for the same two events the next day. Am I reading that correctly? Plus qualifying and finals are at two different locations...a...
by Martin Drayton
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions... Summer 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 13433

Miss Trish, let me know when you have free time on your schedule...I've done a couple of early morning sessions before work (and rain!) and yesterday got a 14.00 second raw on the TS course (2 cones down). Lets do some Hybrid and hit the BIG hill! The resort has now switched to longer hours (10am-8....
by Martin Drayton
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions... Summer 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 13433

Bob - I'm afraid work means no weekends for me this summer :(... Curt - As of next week, my only day off will be Wednesday, which I'm guessing will become a "Family" Day, but there are times it will co-incide with Maya's Summer camps and I'll make it down on a lunchtime. Trish and I have managed a ...
by Martin Drayton
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions... Summer 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 13433

Nice, I'll try to come on a rare day off...
- What time do you usually start/finish?
- Are you there this friday?
- ever do it after work?

MD
by Martin Drayton
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Fatboy
Topic: F Beam
Replies: 7
Views: 6424

F-cool.....MD
by Martin Drayton
Sun May 31, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 62237

Re: Older

While you young bucks are just turning 45, I got a membership "come on" packet in the mail yesterday from AARP. Screw that, your as old as you act, right? I am going to ride my skateboard today, and crank some music up really loud in protest to my mailer. AND I listen to music loud because I want t...
by Martin Drayton
Fri May 29, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions... Summer 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 13433

We will keep you posted Bob... Trish and I had a great slalom session today. Normally there is a slight headwind making the tricky course slightly easier, but today there was no wind and we flew! It definitely made it tougher, but we learnt a lot about wheel choice! See you soon, MD ps.Trish said sh...
by Martin Drayton
Wed May 27, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: Utah Skate sessions... Summer 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 13433

So, did anyone make the trek, or was it totally rained out? Rained most all day at my place..... When's the next attempted session? I braved it as I was nearest and was rewarded with 1 1/2 hrs of clear blue sky overhead while I watched the rain divide and pass me heading for Park City and Kamas...s...
by Martin Drayton
Tue May 26, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: 2009 Krispy Hill Outlaw, May 23, 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7919

Wow! Nice one in the Tight Old Guy...I'm sending you a big (manly) hug Claude!

MDx