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by Erik Basil
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 334656

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

From the perspective of daily interaction with the companies that many look to for sponsorship of events, I can tell you that one of the reasons "sponsorship" for slalom comes solely from the true patriots is that it is the norm for event promoters/orgs to forget about the Race Report. The Race Repo...
by Erik Basil
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: A problem with image and perception.
Replies: 40
Views: 18514

Re: A problem with image and perception.

Okay okay, one more for you.

Image
Chris Leach, in flight.
by Erik Basil
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: A problem with image and perception.
Replies: 40
Views: 18514

Re: A problem with image and perception.

The stuff that looks good is speed, gnar and not old. http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/images/articles/20060227012013828_4.jpg This is not an example of what I'm talking about. http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/images/stories/AmyGS2.jpg This isn't either, but I like it. http://www.silverfis...
by Erik Basil
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 334656

Re: landyachtz

Anybody out there have a DIRECT connection to Landyachtz in Vancouver. I want to carry them in my shop in Cabo San Lucas. Please have them e-mail me ASAP (emeraldmgr@hotmail.com) Gracias! Call the number on their site and choose the voicemail/extension for Ryan. That's very darn direct. :D
by Erik Basil
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

Re: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish

Have you an event planned, either a local session or a race with solicited sponsors? Get the word out, both before and after! If you want more slalom skaters, then you want more non-slalom skaters to find out about slalom and slalom events. Scroll up for suggestions based on experience, offers for s...
by Erik Basil
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Forum software update phpBB 2.0.21->3.0.8
Replies: 6
Views: 3594

Re: Forum software update (soon to come) phpBB 2.0.21->3.0.8

Nicely done, fellas! Well worth it for the the functionality and the enhanced security and admin panel. Good stuff.
by Erik Basil
Wed May 25, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Free Slalom Stickers!
Replies: 5
Views: 3759

It's a great idea for anywhere. All my ideas are gr... er, nvm. Really, if you want to do it out of the ISSA site, it's simple and easy if you use the SASE method, since this resolves the issues with postage, envelopes, the time to address them and **sales tax**. It does take some time, however and ...
by Erik Basil
Tue May 24, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Free Slalom Stickers!
Replies: 5
Views: 3759

Free Slalom Stickers!

...yeah. Okay, here's the deal: if you have'em and want'em sent out to people around the world, send 'em to me. Then, they're free to me (ha!) and free to anyone who either asks for them or who I think needs'em. Silverfish Longboarding sends out decals for free, if ya send us an SASE. As part of the...
by Erik Basil
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Anyone near an IGSA event? Or traveling to one?
Replies: 3
Views: 2785

It's a great idea, and one that's been discussed at some length in the past. The key detail is going to be the need for "ISSA" folks to set, operate and time the course while the IGSA folks are "done for the day", because the IGSA folks aren't actually ever really done for the day and have a lot goi...
by Erik Basil
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Adrenalina Marathon Comes to San Diego
Replies: 2
Views: 2609

Changes to the event pending this week, FYI.
by Erik Basil
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Adrenalina Marathon Comes to San Diego
Replies: 2
Views: 2609

Adrenalina Marathon Comes to San Diego

$10,000.00 First Prize and you don't even have to Ollie... but you do need a solid pump. The first event, in Florida, was won by Jeff Vyain on a top-mount dialed in for pumping like a slalom deck. So, not slalom, but could you use a ten grand reason to cross-train? <CENTER> http://www.adrenalinaskat...
by Erik Basil
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Travelling timer kit needed
Replies: 20
Views: 9194

Marcus'/IGSA's system is a Tag Heuer timer, set up for one lane. It uses a cable connection between the top and bottom and has a diagnostic feature to help with the occasional glitch. The trigger at the finish is optical, like the door at a 7/11, and is very good.
by Erik Basil
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Travelling timer kit needed
Replies: 20
Views: 9194

Why don't you fellas see if Chris Chaput will sell ISSA his turn-key system? Timer, LED boards, etc...
by Erik Basil
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 10995

Ron, you know my support for your kit idea and, for me, it's just a matter of us doing it, getting it done. We can bring mfgr and other support to it, if what we come up with is cool. We can't wait for the sun to arrive to get on this, though.
by Erik Basil
Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 10995

Three Questions:

--Which ReBirth did you f'ing start?
--How's that coming along?
--Where's the kit?
by Erik Basil
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The Logos for the Shirts that will Save Slalom
Replies: 29
Views: 12979

Do it, and I'll update the shirt design.
by Erik Basil
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The Logos for the Shirts that will Save Slalom
Replies: 29
Views: 12979

Hey, come up with a better logo and the same thing can happen for the new logo in another 15-minutes of effort on my part. The point I sought to make is one I'd posted on earlier: you want an ISSA shirt? Easily done. No upfront costs, no mailing, no grief, not much profit, no losses. Bada bing, bada...
by Erik Basil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 84464

Thanks to whoever it was that pointed to this thread in another posting. I agree there are some nice logos up above.
by Erik Basil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The Logos for the Shirts that will Save Slalom
Replies: 29
Views: 12979

While you're working, a committee of one has prepared a tee-shirt using the existing logo: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... php?t=7679

Consider slalom saved. Now, for cancer.
by Erik Basil
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: ISSA Tee Shirts Available Now!
Replies: 0
Views: 1798

ISSA Tee Shirts Available Now!

The Winter 2010 ISSA Slalom Racer tee-shirts are available now, featuring a broad ISSA logo across the shoulders of a heavy duty tee, in your selection of colors. Show your support and stoke for slalom! http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/attachments/slalom-skateboarding/55752d1291854954-i-s...
by Erik Basil
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The Logos for the Shirts that will Save Slalom
Replies: 29
Views: 12979

The logo in the downloadable packet is monochrome...maybe duo-tone if you play with it. That's it? That's the official logo?

Who can convert that thing into a large-sized image file for me?
by Erik Basil
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

Renewed Offer to the Board and ISSA supporters: if you have a skater that develops coverage of an event with photos, prepare two versions of the coverage: one with text and photos and a longer version with full results and stats. We'll run the short one, front page on Silverfish with over 23k unique...
by Erik Basil
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The Logos for the Shirts that will Save Slalom
Replies: 29
Views: 12979

The Logos for the Shirts that will Save Slalom

Image

Hey, I found a whole lotta logos. A Whole Lotta..

Link

Is the skateboard one in there "oh-fishal"?
by Erik Basil
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98319

John, If you're interested in a timing system to borrow, give Chris Chaput a call. He's got a turn-key setup with LED boards and more. Works great. If you get him motivated, maybe we'll sponsor a series in SoCal or something. Never know.
by Erik Basil
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett Love
Replies: 4
Views: 4636

I've definitely got the Bennett love, too. I've got offset rear on the back of a TS board, and 4.3, 5.0 and 6.0 on either the front or both ends of several boards ranging from an Axe 2 to a 45" gun.
by Erik Basil
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

...but not better-looking!
by Erik Basil
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

Brothers and Sisters of the Revolution: 2011 is upon you. If you've got a series, a race, a clinic or a massive event with $15,000.00 in purse money, please do Slalom Skateboarding a favor and tell the world about it, before, during and after your event. Silverfish Longboarding suggests you purchase...
by Erik Basil
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: California
Topic: [2008] So Cal Outlaw Series Finale - Sat Oct 25
Replies: 7
Views: 4513

Let's talk at ASR: make the show worthwhile, if only for a moment. :D
by Erik Basil
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: California
Topic: [2008] So Cal Outlaw Series Finale - Sat Oct 25
Replies: 7
Views: 4513

Which weekend? Any place a guy could spend $17k in sponsorship money?
by Erik Basil
Thu May 27, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Fibreflex
Topic: IS FIBREFLEX STILL IN BUSINESS????
Replies: 2
Views: 5149

Way yes, they're still in business.

They've just in the past several week released a Leemo repop with concave and carbon fiber... old school ski style slalom with very updated construction.
by Erik Basil
Fri May 21, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: Grippins
Replies: 2
Views: 2489

The reflex urethane, 80a Grippins are called "fresh fish" and the 100-sets poured go on sale today, at noon pacific, on Silverfish Longboarding.com, and for a discounted price... gettem while you can. Front page, click button, enjoy.
by Erik Basil
Wed May 05, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

2010, offer still good

So, here we are in 2010. If your events are full and your sponsors satisfied you've gotten the word out to the attendees, then you don't need the internet! On the other hand, if you'd like more skaters and would like to ensure your sponsors' largesse reaches a lot of people, consider taking the time...
by Erik Basil
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: #1 slalom brand in Concrete Wave Magazine Reader's Choice?
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

Some of the voting was, shall we say, a little "wacky". Great to see Fullbag on the list!
by Erik Basil
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

Back atcha, Jani!
Whoo! That article was from 2002, and it appears from the logs that the photos were hosted elsewhere (that pre-dates our photo hosting). Heck, that's back when Fatboy was Slimkid... I'll put that one in our hopper of articles to update.
by Erik Basil
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

Just a reminder to event promoters and skaters who enjoy events and want to get the word out: Silverfish supports this goofy slalom thing and will run your stories, galleries and promotionals if you'd like to avail yourself of the opportunity. It's late 2009, and roughly 15,000 different people, com...
by Erik Basil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Snowbound slalomer seeks solace in San Diego Slalom Scene
Replies: 7
Views: 4957

If you don't email people directly, try posting in the Calif/Hawaii "regional forums" on Silverfish. There's a very active slalom community in San Diego and I'm sure you'll find either something going on or skaters willing to make a day at Pumpstation, Loretta or Clairemont HS.
by Erik Basil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Swag at races
Replies: 9
Views: 5535

Who's got events planned in '09 with cash for the winners and schwag for the crowd?
by Erik Basil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 84464

As someone that writes articles, coverage and promotionals for events or news related to ISSA in some manner, I am very happy to see this discussion regarding the need for an established logo. Branding is important and, on the most simple level, people need some consistent logo we can insert into fl...
by Erik Basil
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: SIGNUP FOR PETITION AGAINST FLATLAND SLALOM
Replies: 38
Views: 12194

"Flat is dry hump."
--George Pappas

Classic and I agree.
by Erik Basil
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Q: Making Vintage G&S FibreFlex Skateboards Back In The
Replies: 3
Views: 3785

The Botuff used in early Fibreflex boards (and also in the up to the end repops) is and was a pre-cured, oriented strand fiberglass product that was manufactured in San Marcos, California then trucked down to San Diego proper for lamination onto the wooden blanks. Older boards, including my 1978 Tea...
by Erik Basil
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: [2008] Send George Pappas to Sweden for the Worlds
Replies: 8
Views: 7396

I heard George is over the top, thanks to a corporate sponsorship! No, not Mattel or Honda.
by Erik Basil
Wed May 21, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Race & Event Promo, Coverage: Silverfish
Replies: 19
Views: 11040

Just a reminder: our offer to provide free promotional and post-event coverage remains open to ISSA-related slalom events. Frankly, if you're racing skateboards, we'll do our best to get the word out to the roughly 8,000 people that visit the 'Fish each day in '08. As above: write/type in Word or co...
by Erik Basil
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Speedboarding Video -15 minutes!
Replies: 0
Views: 1564

Speedboarding Video -15 minutes!

Orangefiist just released a 15 minute vid from the Festival of Speed in '07. Right now, it's streaming on their site in widescreen or you can d/l it from the 'fish if you want (go broadband if you're gonna stream it, of course). Click it to Hit it. If you haven't seen speedboarding before, this is a...
by Erik Basil
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: viking wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 5348

Yep, that's a Moska core and evidence of their expanding contract-wheels business. Global economy, folks!
by Erik Basil
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: Racer X Cone Crusher By Pocket Pistols Racing
Replies: 15
Views: 14834

There's been a lot of interest in these new Pocket Pistol wheels and a fair amount of discussion. Here's an active thread on the 'fish: Pre-Coned Wheels
by Erik Basil
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Gecko
Topic: Gecko Superlight MD Limited Edition SL model - photos...
Replies: 35
Views: 21118

Here's more info and photos of the Gecko decks,Article on Silverfish.
by Erik Basil
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Should The ISSA Address The Issue Of Racing And Weather?
Replies: 18
Views: 9716

Zack, I think you're right on at least some level, which is why I think it's appropriate for races to be called off when we wake up and it's raining, or just stopped, for example. In some cases, though, when people are traveling a long way and there's a chance of bad weather, I think it's fair to an...
by Erik Basil
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Should The ISSA Address The Issue Of Racing And Weather?
Replies: 18
Views: 9716

When skaters may be driving for hours to the race, I think it's appropriate and considerate to set a drop-dead date/time at which point the race organizer will call the race as on, or cancelled for rain/snow/sleet/riots/volcanic activity, etc... The situation can and does dictate how far in advance ...
by Erik Basil
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Should The ISSA Address The Issue Of Racing And Weather?
Replies: 18
Views: 9716

I think that, if there's a chance of rain, it's the responsibility of the race organizer to announce what the plan is for rain and when the drop-dead will be. Speedboarding in the rain is one thing, but slalom racing that way is just nuts.
by Erik Basil
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 33157

There are good reasons for rules that allow use of the Tracker cones and/or "cheer cones", despite the current proliferation of the expensive Turner/Seismic cones.