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by James Peters
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Slalom Jam - Salem - Sept 19th 2010 [Cancelled]
Replies: 3
Views: 3252

Not sure if this is happening or will be postponed, Pat / Paul will have to make the weather call...
by James Peters
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas for Improving Slalom
Replies: 27
Views: 16468

There was lots of feedback from the DH crowd on Facebook. They all had a blast & loved the cones & jumps. It sure looked fun to me. I'm going to try my hardest to attend next year! I hear that, Facebook has been a great play by play for DH and slalom esp. over the past couple years. I'm mostly thin...
by James Peters
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon Nov 6 2010, Florida
Replies: 0
Views: 1870

Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon Nov 6 2010, Florida

http://www.adrenalinaskateboardmarathon.com/ http://www.active.com/community-services/hallandale-beach-fl/the-adrenalina-skateboard-marathon-2010 There's a tiny little $17,500 incentive if you make the podium. $10000 - 1st $5000 - 2nd $2500 - 3rd Plus tons of schwag for the rest! Time: November 6, 2...
by James Peters
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas for Improving Slalom
Replies: 27
Views: 16468

Re: ideas for Improving Slalom

It was a blast just to watch -- Skip's street slalom course was ground breaking and I'm surprised there isn't a little more yakking about it places online where slalom matters!! In fact I think these guys are pointing out a huge part of what drives the grassroots, organic growth thing this thread is...
by James Peters
Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Slalom Jam - Salem - Sept 19th 2010 [Cancelled]
Replies: 3
Views: 3252

Slalom Jam - Salem - Sept 19th 2010 [Cancelled]

REPOST of Pat Chewning's post from the Banter thread: Status: BASIC Date: Sunday Sept 19 2010 Time: 10:00 AM Location: USA, Oregon, Salem (Soap Box Derby Hill) Organizers: Pat Chewning and Cascade Slalom (pchewn@comcast.net) Format: Jam format, 2 courses (GS-ish slalom, and Hybrid-ish slalom) at lea...
by James Peters
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 335356

Yowch! Good to see that out Pat. Also great that Salem Slalom is happening the 19th!! Hope to make it. Stoked I got to race against Michael Dong at Cathlamet -- look closely, I'm in the lead!! http://home.comcast.net/~pavedwave/images/events_CDC2010_08.jpg a short-lived moment :-D More shots from th...
by James Peters
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas for Improving Slalom
Replies: 27
Views: 16468

Re: ideas for Improving Slalom

I think we need to work on the format of the sport for one thing. We can't keep slalom in the 70's if we want skaters of this generation to embrace it. Chasing plastic cones around and calculating a winner after penalties, hasn't changed in over 30 years. We need to make racing more fun, more simpl...
by James Peters
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 30814

Thanks Jonathan, since there's already 3 events listed over there I wonder if someone on the B.O.D. could make the executive declaration to delay this "one stop site" development to 2011 and for now just go with what works. I know the rest of ncdsa is pretty clunky, but the sign up pages have been t...
by James Peters
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 30814

Even though the NCDSA forum is basically on life support, their Contest Calendar still seems to be an efficient place to keep these dates straight.

http://67.139.161.195/contests.asp?year=2010

Are we still going to use that as our primary sign-up and info space for 2010?
by James Peters
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: continuous axle on precision hangar
Replies: 3
Views: 4575

Thanks for the sanity check Pat. Even if I could somehow bend the axles smoothly, not those exact sharp angles as depicted by the yellow line, it was that embedding / die-casting process you mention that concerned me the most. I was thinking that replacement would basically mean replacing the entire...
by James Peters
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: continuous axle on precision hangar
Replies: 3
Views: 4575

continuous axle on precision hangar

Thought I'd toss this in here to see if any ideas on validity of design and difficulty of execution. I've wondered a long time whether it would be worth the effort to pre-bend a single, continuous axle, instead of having two separate split axle parts threaded into the hangar. Something like this: ht...
by James Peters
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50737

Not necessarily. The World Ranking is based on points accrued at various events. A third place at a major is will lead to a higher ranking than a win at a Prime. What I'm advocating, though, is the win is a win whether it's a Major, Main or Prime. The most wins is a world record holder. ok, then re...
by James Peters
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50737

Oh, and these are WINS IN RACES, not overalls for the weekend....We should also recognize this achievement. ....(Guinness World Records are) not, however, the type of records the ISSA should be calculating. Let's determined who's the record holders based on performances at OUR SANCTIONED EVENTS. We...
by James Peters
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50737

the first step to get a decent world record is the implementation of a timing system-not a stopwatch. if guinness wants to walk the stopwatch way then it is totally uninteresting and contraproductive to any effort any race organizer has ever made when he put down a race. This is a Non-Issue: Guinne...
by James Peters
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50737

I think the idea of cone penalties complicates matters far too much. Keep it simple, clean runs only, even on the 100. If you can't do that, you're not WR material. Otherwise, it's just a matter of finding the steepest hill and plowing all the cones. Age group records, it's fine for us to track them...
by James Peters
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Pressure switch as a replacement for expensive Tape Switches
Replies: 4
Views: 5405

Do you duct tape down the whole switch on these as you would on the tape switch? I tape a small piece down right where the tube is pushed onto the switch, then pull the tube straight over the line, pulling a little to give some tension, tape down the other end with another small piece -- then tape ...
by James Peters
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Silverfish Fritzed
Replies: 25
Views: 10227

the fish is lookin pretty fried today, which sucks cuz i needed some advice on spandex for this year

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by James Peters
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Pressure switch as a replacement for expensive Tape Switches
Replies: 4
Views: 5405

2nd impression from our last session a week ago-- 100% reliable! Just had to *pull the tubes taut* before duct-taping them down. Worked awesomely. http://home.comcast.net/~pavedwave/images/gear_timingsystemTubesContacts.jpg http://home.comcast.net/~pavedwave/images/gear_timingsystemTubesFull.jpg Bri...
by James Peters
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: New world record: 195 miles in 24 hours
Replies: 6
Views: 3537

thanks guys, cool to find this here--

komo4 in seattle did a nice clip, shooting us as we rode day and night, and did a short interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmK6jGT-eYg

my plug for CSA got trimmed-- but i got 'slalom skateboarding' in there! ;-)

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by James Peters
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Pressure switch as a replacement for expensive Tape Switches
Replies: 4
Views: 5405

pat 1st impressions from last week --- these worked pretty well!! michael did a "pro" soldering job and refreshed all the connections. the start line was 100% reliable. the finish line, we had to give it one final pump while crossing the line, and it was about 75% reliable. that could have been due ...
by James Peters
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SHOULD 6-WHEELERS BE ALLOWED AT A GS RACE???
Replies: 41
Views: 32442

overhanging foot stops i can already see the fine line on bindings prohibition. some of us are riding fairly sophisticated mechanisms affixed to the board, things like skyhooks or other custom metal pieces that grip the shoes. even foam blocks that are trimmed to 'cup' the whole front edge of a sho...
by James Peters
Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Hood River 2007
Replies: 5
Views: 5773

hey cat, are you staying in portland thurs night then hood friday night? i'll shoot your note here to the CSA email list, lot of those guys don't check this forum much. i rarely come here myself except had to vote on that silly 6-wheeler poll ;-) we'll be rolling through portland en route to hood ri...
by James Peters
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: New Winter cyber location for Seattle guys?
Replies: 4
Views: 5645

seattle cyber sesh

Sunday 2/26 8-11 a.m., at "The Cell".. getta hold of me by tonight if you can make it! (pavedwave@comcast.net)
by James Peters
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: seattle park/banked slalom, and setups
Replies: 10
Views: 9732

pool slalom setups

chris, pauli et al, thanks for the ideas and insight about this stuff, all new to me -- and Dan, Dave, Tim, John and Brad for the sessions at Auburn and Burien last few weeks! little viddy -- http://media.putfile.com/Park-Slalom---Jackman-Peters-Hughes I think this sh*tBird's gonna be my "main" ride...
by James Peters
Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: seattle park/banked slalom, and setups
Replies: 10
Views: 9732

Is it Auburn? That was from Gareth/Pat's slalom planning comment, with the question mark... if theres some cool banks in Auburn fill me in pls! Great, I've got Indys, just didn't think they're turny enough, and Bombers, actually from Gravity. And I got park skills... that suck! I will get out. Hopin...
by James Peters
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: New Winter cyber location for Seattle guys?
Replies: 4
Views: 5645

Sunday's the plan -- if weather keeps lookin' nice I'm sure we'll move to our "north" hill and set a course, wouldn't that be a switch?? The garage has been serving nicely when its nasty out. Will know more by Friday/Saturday how its lookin and mail you. If garage we meet in the 7--9 a.m. range - if...
by James Peters
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: seattle park/banked slalom, and setups
Replies: 10
Views: 9732

seattle park/banked slalom, and setups

re: possible upcoming slalom gigs, is the Banked Slalom at Kent (?) and the idea of a Mukilteo park slalom two separate things? Do we have something resembling a 'ditch' around here?? That would be sweet. On another note, my park skillls blow. If anyone has ideas for a park slalom setup for me I'm a...
by James Peters
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: New Winter cyber location for Seattle guys?
Replies: 4
Views: 5645

hey dan, no pics but got vid of corey, john and I a few weeks back running "the trap" there. its not really THAT dark its just the camera... http://home.comcast.net/~jampet99/images/trappin.wmv email or PM and I'll send u the details, etc... surface is a little better than the bat cave. Next session...