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by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: newbie looking for slalom setup
Replies: 14
Views: 6480

Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

I have a nice Roe that would work
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Arena
Topic: 2002 Red Bull Banked Slalom race
Replies: 1
Views: 2878

Re: 2002 Red Bull Banked Slalom race

I approve this message
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: New to slalom, quick set up info
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

Re: New to slalom, quick set up info

that's a great setup!

perfect for beginner through intermediate and even past that

Put the Tracker in the back and wedge it with the thin part towards the front. Bennett goes in the front with same kind of wedging.
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wes Tucker R.I.P.
Replies: 6
Views: 6687

Wes Tucker R.I.P.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Racers/USA/WesleyTucker/WT-cyber-550-sepia.jpg Our friend and fellow skater Wes Tucker has passed away Many, if not all of you knew him and I'm sure you all have a story about him. We should share them here. Wes was sometimes a kook and a pain, but we all know he w...
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

That's awesome Bernie!!! The Pennies have caught on here as well. We've been featuring kids races at most of our East Coast races here in the States. And we also have a Vintage class at the Farm Series of slalom races for the past 10 years - nothing after 1978. Your idea kinda combines them - love i...
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas, after Stuttgart, for future races
Replies: 30
Views: 14406

Re: Ideas, after Stuttgart, for future races

fatboy i put my name and richys name as an example no bad bloood here intended in slalom all the organizers do in general is ask for schwag,similar to street or pool contests when money comes into the game the sponsor approach is much different from that. they want to know how the contest is run,ho...
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas, after Stuttgart, for future races
Replies: 30
Views: 14406

Re: Ideas, after Stuttgart, for future races

I too have sponsored many races in the past - WAYYYY too many races for such a small company!!!! But I believe in the sport as do Richy and Donald I have never been asked my opinion or input on ANY race that I have helped sponsor, so I am intrigued by Donald's statements about his bowl contest. He j...
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas, after Stuttgart, for future races
Replies: 30
Views: 14406

Re: Ideas, after Stuttgart, for future races

I think that there might be a school of thought that running the Pros later in the day keeps the crowd. Once the Pros are done, spectators will hang around for a little while and then they’ll leave as the action isn’t as high. But given the fact that we attract dozens of spectators to events, it rea...
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Anyone that was at Farm #4 - my first - will remember my "tripod" finish. I did that very same "lose the spacer" drill and my wheel heated up and came off the bearings, leaving me to finish on only 3 But I did indeed finish! And I popped the board up at the end so I didn't damage the tape strip Mayb...
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: [2012] 9th Annual Dovercourt Open/Canadian National Champs
Replies: 8
Views: 3707

Re: 9th Annual Dovercourt Open/Canadian National Championshi

Yeah, that's right - Team Fatboy on the podium!!!!

Pie will be waiting for Lisa when she gets to Jersey this week!!!!
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

My apologies I believe I have misspoken The event in Akron will have to be shelved for now There are too many other races going on at the same time and the week before and after Neil feels, and rightly so, that this will further divide the small pool that is travelling slalom racers. But big thanks ...
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

Hey Sniffy! Yup, Neil "Dr No" Orta has taken the reigns for this! He has applied for race status and I believe it will be a Main, but don't quote me on that. I'm not a race marshall. Anyway, Neil puts on good races and is a swell guy to boot. So support him with this race if you are anywhere near Oh...
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu May 24, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Happy Birthday my brother from another mother!!!!!!
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

UPDATE!!! as I said, this is going to happen. The IGSA is putting on a race in Akron, Ohio this Fall. They would like to do a slalom race as well on the sweet Derby hill at the same time. I must stress how GREAT of an opportunity this is for slalom, longboarding, DH, and skateboarding in general!!! ...
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: HUGE slalom opportunity in Akron!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

HUGE slalom opportunity in Akron!!!

Aloha fellow skateboarders! Fatboy and skateboarding need YOUR help! As you may or may not know, I've been working with the All American Soap Box Derby Association. I was approached by them through Michael Brooke to be part of a skateboard exhibition that was put on at their World Championships a fe...
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim's Pastor Peggi Boyce dies of heart attack
Replies: 7
Views: 4117

Re: Antrim's Pastor Peggi Boyce dies of heart attack

I looked forward to Pastor Peggi's blessing every year - truly was a highlight. She took the time to come up with a new blessing every year and they were always entertaining - like her. And she always took the time to chat with the skaters, whether it was at the race or at breakfast. I was priveledg...
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2012 ISSA Board nominee: Neil Orta - USA [Declined]
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

2012 ISSA Board nominee: Neil Orta - USA [Declined]

I nominate Neil "Dr No" Orta for the ISSA Board of Directors
Neil, please tell us if you accept, a little of your background, and what you can do for the ISSA.
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: Join the ISSA NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 12334

Re: Join the ISSA NOW!

Fatty is paid
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

The organizers were approached well in advance. I personally asked them what kind of status they wanted.

They told me that the race was for fun, not for points.

The results would be nice to know, but that was not the spirit of the event.
by Ron Barbagallo
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

You rock, Neil

Thanks for all your help!
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

Slalom Skateboarding and the All American Soap Box Derby Overall goal - To make Akron, Ohio the epicenter of gravity sports in the US How can slalom skateboarding help and support this? By putting on events showcasing not only the amazing hill at the All American Soap Box Derby, but the great city o...
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

Re: who wants to help expand slalom racing?

Wes, you are indeed correct As is Jani There are all of those details you are speaking of. What I am trying to find is someone in the general area who wants to get involved with this. You, I, Lenny, Marion, Joe I, Claude, etc all have plenty of knowledge about these details. And I'm sure a lot of us...
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: who wants to help expand slalom racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 8523

who wants to help expand slalom racing?

Aloha fellow skateboarders! Fatboy and slalom skateboarding need YOUR help! As you may or may not know, I’ve been working with the All American Soap Box Derby Association. I was approached by them through Michael Brooke to be part of a skateboard exhibition that was put on at their World Championshi...
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Aloha fellow skateboarders! Fatboy and slalom skateboarding need YOUR help! As you may or may not know, I’ve been working with the All American Soap Box Derby Association. I was approached by them through Michael Brooke to be part of a skateboard exhibition that was put on at their World Championshi...
by Ron Barbagallo
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: ISSA World Ranking - 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 33264

Re: ISSA World Ranking - 2011

thanks Corky!

I looked under Men Am and I was in there, but it showed (-1) races attended - that's what threw me off
by Ron Barbagallo
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: ISSA World Ranking - 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 33264

Re: ISSA World Ranking - 2011

my name was used

I remember because people who didn't know me called me Ron and it threw me off - I never knew when it was my turn to race!
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: ISSA World Ranking - 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 33264

Re: ISSA World Ranking - 2011

not that it matters or that I'm complaining, but I raced at both Antrim and the Worlds and my results show no races attended
by Ron Barbagallo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Happy Birthday Harmsy!!
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Course Poachers!
Replies: 11
Views: 4293

Re: Course Poachers!

I agree that pros should be run early, but maybe not first. First of all, the first few races may have timer issues - they should be sorted out with ams. Second of all, spectators may be inclined to leave after the pros. I think maybe juniors first - there aren't many of them, and they're "cute", or...
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

I know it's all over Facebook, but that's blocked at work

Can someone post times for the Worlds?

Oh, and props to Karl for taking a DNR on the Pro Hybrid so that the runs could count - classy!
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Entered!!!
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Hello from NYC!
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

Re: Hello from NYC!

Hey Jeff - welcome aboard!

I'm in Dirty Jersey. I think I might be making it to the Adrenalina on Saturday - look for me, I'm the fat guy who looks lost ;)

Fatboy
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 13510

Re: Does anyone care about ranking?

Can't disagree with Steve and Donald's logic. There just aren't enough "Pros" or people who wanna call themselves Pros anymore to warrant a seperate division. Perhaps the Pro division should have some requirements? But then again if the requirement was that if you win X number of Am races you become...
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue May 24, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Free Slalom Stickers!
Replies: 5
Views: 3227

I'll get some Fatboy stickers for ya' E
by Ron Barbagallo
Fri May 20, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: [2011] KHRT Outlaw Slalom #1
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

sorry I can't be there!

I know you'll have a great time. Enjoy a shwarma for me!

Tell all my Canadian brothers and sisters that I love and miss them.

Lookin' to make it up there for the Worlds
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed May 18, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: [2011] KHRT Outlaw Slalom #1
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Poutine Poutine!!
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed May 18, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Canada
Topic: [2011] KHRT Outlaw Slalom #1
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

what was my time?
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOMINIK!
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

sorry I'm late - Happy Birthday Dom!
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: 2011 World Championships - Ottawa, Canada
Topic: World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 12397

Bollocks!!! Mig told me there was pie and boobies on that site!

I distrust Canadians on the whole now!
by Ron Barbagallo
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Front page updates early 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

I'm guessing it went unnoticed because most people, myself included, have the forum page bookmarked and completely bypass the front page
by Ron Barbagallo
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: A problem with image and perception.
Replies: 40
Views: 16489

orrrrrrrrrrrrrrr we could just post videos of topless chicks running cones and win them all over
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Race Organization and Promotion Assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 4036

cool - glad this is still around

I think it's important that all that kind of info is available in one spot

makes throwing a race a lot less intimidating
by Ron Barbagallo
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] Texas Sizzler, Houston, March 26-27 [MAIN]
Replies: 56
Views: 35032

Rubbin' is racin'
by Ron Barbagallo
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: [2010] NH Slalom Clinics & Outlaw Series
Replies: 26
Views: 9454

this does NOT qualify as a Pro/Am in compliance with the current BOD!!!!

you need 16 pros dammit!!!!
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

and please note me holding the tent post so that the ac cable is above head decapitating height!
by Ron Barbagallo
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: Question for 2011 - status applications and Worlds location?
Replies: 15
Views: 5277

SILENCE, UPSTART ZAMBONI DRIVER!!!

LOWER YOUR HEAD WHEN ADDRESSING THE BOD!!!!



hahahahahaha - just kidding Claude! I saw a sanction form floating around a coupla days ago, I think they're just doing final tweaks on it before posting it.
by Ron Barbagallo
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: SlalomRanking.com 2010
Replies: 84
Views: 33320

<center>Ok, here we go. First version 1.0 of the World Ranking for 2010. See if you can find any errors. Deadline for changes Jan 31. Slalomranking.com Ver 1.0 </center> I've seen Lynn Kramer in a sports bra, I'm pretty sure she's a girl She should probably not be in the Amateur Men standings
by Ron Barbagallo
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 291544

Mele Kalikimaka Mothertruckers!!!