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by Paul Howard
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

I finally got out and rode the Modified TTC and it works Great!!! I rode the same board through the course 5+ times with my Phase 1 Rear Splitfire "Dialed-in", then changed to the TTC, got it "dialed-in", then rode as fast and hard through the course as possible and it was very, very similar, good s...
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

OK, finally I finished this project, hopefully all the pictures leave no questions unanswered, but this is only one way to do things, there might be better ways out there. Thanks for checking this out.
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

More pictures, including the milling machine used after my friend's insistance, glad I listened, but you can do this without a milling machine if you take your time and proceed slow and careful.
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Finishing the 1st TTC-Rebuild, Done!!

Here's the rest of this project:
by Paul Howard
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Finishing the 1st TTC-Rebuild, Done!!

Finally, I'm done with the 1st TTC-rebuild project. I was going to do this completely at home then a friend of mine with access to his friends metal machine shop told me to swing by so I did a few things there. If you have access to a milling machine, I HIGHLY recommend using one, if not, this proje...
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Pierre's Front Foot-stopper........

Pierre Gravels' front foot stopper. http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/Miscellaneous/Alu-footstop.jpg Finished product, check out the link for how to make this nice piece of work yourself. Thanks Pierre!! http://pierregraveldesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/aluminium_footstop.pdf?fbclid=Iw...
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Riptide bushings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: Riptide bushings?

YES!!!!!!!! I recently got a big batch of softer 62a, 65a, and 70a cone and barrels to go in my SK8Kings 2X Front truck. These seem like they'll work great by swirling around in my driveway. I hope to soon put them through a tight techy course. As advertised, they seem to "squish"/compress more than...
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

OK, more of the same Re-drilling theme: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/Miscellaneous/Truck-stuff-018.JPG Look closely at the axle-to-axle wheelbases, same rear trucks (Asphalt Playground Phase 1 Splitfires) but Subsonic has a Tracker RT-X, and the other Powell Cab has a Sk8kings 2X front, ...
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

OK, so here's a tangent on another current project, RE-drilling a deck for different wheelbase or different truck, etc. This is generally common knowledge, but for those who haven't done this but are thinking about it, this is for you. http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/Miscellaneous/Truck-stu...
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

Maurizio Montigiani's interesting hybrid rear truck:

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Thanks Maurizio!
by Paul Howard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

OK, so here's another attempt at putting pictures on formatted differently so hopefully they're more easily viewed. These are the next steps in my TTC rebuild. The pictures are in reverse order (sorry!) so start at the bottom and work your way up. The "Sharpee" marker is to mark the new facet and ke...
by Paul Howard
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/TTC/TTC-003.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/TTC/TTC-004.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/TTC/TTC-005.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/TTC/TTC-006.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/TTC/TTC-007.JPG http://www.sla...
by Paul Howard
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

Hmm, Interesting, somehow this thread is now in a more noticeable and easier to find place than I remember when I first started, so THANKS!!! to whoever moved it and made that change (unless I'm imagining a change that isn't really there?). My first thing I'm going to try post as I slowly have time ...
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

Re: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

Hey, yeah, I saw that thread and that's kinda what I want to do here. Everyone is welcome to post anything they do to modify or make anything slalom related with boards, wheels, trucks, etc, or if you do a thing to your skatepark board that is also applicable to a slalom deck (such as home-made nose...
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 2317

"Slalom Shop" DIY modifications and making slalom stuff.

Hi, I've been modifying a LOT of my equipment since I got into skateboarding, and especially in Slalom racing. I figured I'd post "how-to" pictures and postings so people can see cheap lo-tech ways to make their equipment better, especially if they're on a budget. Anyone who does similar Do-it-yours...
by Paul Howard
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: 2016 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2016 - Announce your events here
Replies: 40
Views: 22055

Re: 2016 - Announce your events here

Slalom! 'Cause you Gotta!! -n-BBQ!!! Speculating the date, currently listed as Sunday June 5th 2016, but subject to change after investigating more details. Signup on http://www.ncdsa.com "Contest Calender" Salem Oregon, Bush Park Soap Box Derby Hill The usual 2 courses, one big easy for beginners G...
by Paul Howard
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Salem Oregon Slalom BBQ 2014!
Replies: 0
Views: 3404

Salem Oregon Slalom BBQ 2014!

"Something Wonderful, Something Slalom!"

Tentatively scheduled May 18th Sunday 2014 at Bush Park in Salem Oregon.

Info and signup are on http://www.ncdsa.com

Hope to see you there - Paul
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wes Tucker R.I.P.
Replies: 6
Views: 6357

Re: Wes Tucker R.I.P.

Wow, I just found out about WT's passing away while stumbling on a random login to www.ncdsa.com. Dang, Double Dang. I'll miss that guy even though he lives almost as diagonally across the lower 48 as I can from him, and it's good too, since really, I can't stand that guy. OK, "that" was for Wesleys...
by Paul Howard
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Which Fibreflex Slalom model is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

Re: Which Fibreflex Slalom model is this?

Dennis's Picture - Small world, I know Dennis Allgeier, and he would likely know since he collects a lot of stuff and really tries to collect Fiberflex decks. I didn't think about the 1990's Jim Gray model, so the deck you have very well could be from that run in the 1990's.

Adios - Paul
by Paul Howard
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8223

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

That's a good idea with the "Penny-Slalom" thing. Gosh I want to get my house-structural stuff done SOOOOOOOOO bad and resume putting on noncompetitive slalom BBQ events In Salem Oregon again, I really miss seeing the old faces from here in the Northwest and all the new faces the BBQ attracts. Unfor...
by Paul Howard
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Which Fibreflex Slalom model is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

Re: Which Fibreflex Slalom model is this?

Hey Dan, I don't know the model name but I'm guessing by looking at the "new school"(I hate that term by the way) hole pattern drilled into your deck (I'm guessing the "Old-pattern" that currently has those Seismics mounted in them was done with 2 extra holes drilled after purchase to accomodate tho...
by Paul Howard
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalomcross
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: Slalomcross

Hey Curt, Are you in the SLC or Park City area? If so, say "Hey" to Martin, Trish or anyone else around there who knows me. Another tip for slalomcross - If the other guy is bigger than you and gets ahead of you in the first slalom section of the course, then duck and tuck as tight and small as you ...
by Paul Howard
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalomcross
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: Slalomcross

Slalomcross and it's "rules" and "timing": Are you putting on a race? You can time it however you want, first of all I'm guessing you know "what" slalomcross is, but in case you don't, it goes something like this generally: 1) It's a head-to-head dual racer format. 2) The beginning section is 2 "sla...
by Paul Howard
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: Perfect spacers...who's got em?
Replies: 11
Views: 14771

Re: Perfect spacers...who's got em?

Funny seeing this topic come up again, but it's a very valid one. I'm still using several sets of and keeping my extra "spare" set of genuine "JBH's Machinist Made Steel Spacers". The very bestest of the best ever. Just like Tracker Stimulator Bushings(......a moment of silence please....). Thanks a...
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: A problem with image and perception.
Replies: 40
Views: 15954

Re: A problem with image and perception.

OK, so I think we're mostly on the same page here, I don't wish to "ban" 100 straight, it is hard to do (I have actually done it multiple times) and I see the reason for wanting to standardize something for world records, but I still say do it early or late or something so the main crowds see someth...
by Paul Howard
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: A problem with image and perception.
Replies: 40
Views: 15954

Re: A problem with image and perception.

In the words of Richard Milhouse Nixon, "Let me make this, perfectly clear" Just so noone is misunderstanding me, I'm NOT saying anything against "Tight Slalom" per se, tight slalom that is NOT on a straight line and has curves, offsets, etc is a crowd pleaser for sure like anything else and In my o...
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: A problem with image and perception.
Replies: 40
Views: 15954

Re: A problem with image and perception.

Hey, I've said it before and I'll say it again, THERE IS NOTHING WORSE FOR THE NONSKATING PUBLIC OR THE NONSLALOMING SKATERS TO WITNESS THAN 100 CONE STRAIGHT & TIGHT SLALOM. Yes, I've done it, yes, I have admiration for how hard it is to do, but I don't participate in it anymore. We need to STOP PO...
by Paul Howard
Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 278532

Karen of the Dovercourt BBQ

Wow, I've never met this person but that's pretty harsh. She sounds like some of the Moms/Aunts/Wives that show up to my BBQ slalom event every spring and help out with the BBQ food table.

My thoughts go out to the family - Paul
by Paul Howard
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wider trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 2469

Yes

Hey, For Giant slalom, I tend to use a 127mm/5inch-ish hanger front and back with Abec 11 Grippins because they have center-set bearings and seem to work well for me on that width of truck(Tracker RT-X 8mm axle coversion 10deg pos wedge in front- fairly loose, Seismic 130mm 8mm conversion 5deg neg w...
by Paul Howard
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: POWERED SKATEBOARD RACING
Replies: 4
Views: 3027

Traditionalist Luddite Naysayer says.......

Hmmmm, OK, fine, really if anyone else wants to do that, go for it, really. I'm 47, relatively healthy and intact. Motorized sounds like a great way to become none of the former. I have a house with a mortgage to pay which I do with 1.5 jobs which depends on my physical abilities. My parents are in ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 278532

Wesleyschmesly's Tales of Slalom and Romance

Well Crafted!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed that, Thanks Man - Pauliwog
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: WTB: Friend needs a Pocket pistol 36
Replies: 2
Views: 4121

No Chickenwing for your for 1 year!

OK, I'm back from Wyoming and since I got no replies, I left the PPS Chickenwing(with TTC 120 rear, Tracker 8mm x 120mm front, Grippins 84back/88front) in Wyoming so I don't have to pack a slalom deck on the plane whenever I go back to Wyoming to visit family.

Schlater - Paul
by Paul Howard
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: WTB: Friend needs a Pocket pistol 36
Replies: 2
Views: 4121

Pocket Pistol ChickenWing???

Hey John, I don't have a 36" but I will soon likely be getting my Chickenwing-foam/ carbon/wood(I think they were about 34"???) back at the beginning of Sept. I don't know what stiffness it's rated at, but at my 150lbs it's a good medium feel to it, medium as in: not too floppy(like Mollica's decks)...
by Paul Howard
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Different Truck widths front/rear
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Different width front and rear trucks

Hey, Just like Claude said, you have to go out and ride and change what you can and figure out what works. Some like to have the front end narrower, some like to have the back end narrower. I ride with a 100mm rear Splitfire Phase I rear and for the point of the discussion we'll talk about Seismic H...
by Paul Howard
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What Does "Queering A Venue" Mean?
Replies: 38
Views: 15300

....If there's no BBQ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

.........Then it's just a "race". Show me the burgers. -P
by Paul Howard
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 5
Views: 2859

NO WAY!!!

Miss 'Ya Man! Well, kinda, Ok, yeah, really we all do, or something sorta like that.

Schlater -Paulskiivoxg
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Need Help setting up my new board
Replies: 5
Views: 3770

Gleb's Setup

Hey, what I would do with that Radikal Front is positive wedge it (small end pointing forward to steepen your turning pivot angle) 10-15 degrees, closer to 10 degrees for bigger faster more open courses and closer to 15 for the tighter courses. As far as your rear truck goes, I'm guessing you're rid...
by Paul Howard
Thu May 14, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: subsonic Polliwog
Replies: 4
Views: 4997

A Subsonic Follow up story for the Pauliwog 30 model.

I decided to followup here for the Pauliwog model as well. Same as the story as the Scout for bigger courses, the Pauliwog for me is my hands-down favorite deck of all time for tight slalom and especially "parking lot slalom". Jeeeze I LOVE this deck! I'm still using the wood-core with diagonal stri...
by Paul Howard
Thu May 14, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: SUBSONICSKATEBOARDS "SCOUT" MODEL
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

An addendum for the Scout

I guess I forgot to specify that I'm using the all-wood purple-stained version, the other one mentioned with fiberglass and carbon over the wood went to a 250lb+ Canadian (whose name I forgot at the moment, sorry) several years ago as part of a Subsonic "Bro-deal". Using the Same deck for the same t...
by Paul Howard
Thu May 14, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: SUBSONICSKATEBOARDS "SCOUT" MODEL
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

Subsonic Scout Followup

I was browsing and noticed my previous entry and since I'm still riding it I thought I'd add to it. It's now May 13th 2009. That is the one and only board I use on courses "bigger than tight". If the cones are 7ft apart or more, it always gets used. Even on 6' straight sections. I have it set up at ...
by Paul Howard
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Board choice
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

GREAT all around mixed use slalom decks??

Go to www.subsonicskateboards.com and go to the slalom section or the "future" icon and scroll though them, you can get all wood, wood and carbon, wood and triaxial fiberglass, several different concaves and with or without 2 different angles of kick under the back foot(it's not really a "kicktail" ...
by Paul Howard
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: SIGNUP FOR PETITION AGAINST FLATLAND SLALOM
Replies: 38
Views: 10731

My 2 Cents on flat

Personnally I like riding flat tight NONSTRAIGHT courses with lots of offsets, S-Curves, gimmie offsets, etc. It's good practice and builds one's pumping power and endurance. When I setup that kind of course, it usually draws passersby to stop and watch for awhile which is something to think about f...
by Paul Howard
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2008 Oregon State Games
Replies: 3
Views: 4541

State Games Sorta Stuff

Hey Pat and Everyone, that was really a fun weekend for sure! Thanks - P
by Paul Howard
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: new board design from down under
Replies: 10
Views: 7150

More comment

Hmmm, That certainly is an interesting idea for molded-in foot placement. Construction looks well done as well. My 2 Cents: Toe wings would bother me as I like to have my toes hanging off the edge, if my toes aren't hanging off an edge then I lose my footing on toe-side turns. I'm one of those non-c...
by Paul Howard
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: cold, wintery slalom...and wheels?
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Winter Slalom........

OK, Here's my 2 Cents: 1) It's always good to be able to 4 wheel slide around cones - Always Expect the Unexpected. Learn to slosh and slide around cones, it will be your safety net in the winter and other times as well, especially at races(for the most speed, you want to avoid sliding, but better t...
by Paul Howard
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2007] Some Sorta Slalom with Acorns in Salem - Alteration
Replies: 0
Views: 1710

[2007] Some Sorta Slalom with Acorns in Salem - Alteration

Hey, we decided to move the date and make it a 2 day event,

Oct 13th Saterday - 2 separate courses
Oct 14th Sunday - Head to head assmytrical courses
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Decks with kicktails-wedging
Replies: 25
Views: 24456

Add-On kicktails on a straight tailed deck

Yes, I COMPLETELY agree with every reason stated for having the kicktail added-on in a wedge form onto a straight tailed deck(which can be concave) as opposed to a laminated/bent kicktail. Solid, secure, safer, less squish and torsional twist to the rear truck mounting bolts, etc. That's my story an...
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2007 Oregon State Games
Replies: 2
Views: 5421

Cat's Pictures

Hey, Thanks again for the pictures, that was fun, glad you and everyone else made it to Salem. -Paul
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Hood River 2007
Replies: 5
Views: 5231

Cat's Pictures

Hey, I just saw these, that was fun and thanks for posting your pictures. - Paul
by Paul Howard
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Grey Turner Avalons
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

Grey Turner Avalons

Those wheels have served me well as well as their 3DM reincarnations. I still use them. I weighed at most 170lbs and now weigh 150lbs. For me the Grey 85A's were always a better Front wheel with the white 80A's in back. That was always and is still the "go anywhere and be safe" combination. I now mo...