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by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] Wiggle War July 18-19
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Re: Wiggle War update

Sorry it took me 'till today, but here are the complete results: Tight Slalom – A 1 Jason Yerke 2 Steve Pederson 3 Paul Price 4 Derek Yerke 5 Todd Oles 6 Joe Behm 7 Dave Larson 8 Keenan Thompson 9 Steve Delvoye 10 Chris Favero 11 Steve Lavin 12 Mike Atkinson 13 Lenny Poage 14 Nathan Favaro 15 Jordan...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] Wiggle War July 18-19
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Re: Wiggle War update

Holy Jeebus! I made a mistake on the Saturday afternoon race location. Thanks to Steve Pederson for noticing. The race is at S Walker Way and Linnerud.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6621

Re: Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011

One week from today!!!!! They only went as far out as Friday on this morning's weather forecast, but it's supposed to be sunny and mid-70's. Let's all hope and pray it lasts all weekend! The orange barrels are going up on Main St. I was really hoping they could hold off on that until after the Wiggl...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] Wiggle War July 18-19
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

[2011] Wiggle War July 18-19

One week from today!!!!! They only went as far out as Friday on this morning's weather forecast, but it's supposed to be sunny and mid-70's. Let's all hope and pray it lasts all weekend! The orange barrels are going up on Main St. I was really hoping they could hold off on that until after the Wiggl...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue May 24, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14577

Really, really, really hoping the weather holds out for you guys.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14577

Marcos Soulsby-Monroy wrote:I'll be there. Didn't think that I would get the time off but got lucky! :)
Don't gotta be always braggin' about gettin' lucky. 8-)
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14577

I'm in. Somebody has to come in last place. Proud to do my part.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] No Wiggle War 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1749

[2010] No Wiggle War 2010

Sorry my friends – No Wiggle War in 2010. Got a lot of personal stuff going on in my life and I need to take a year off. I prolly won’t be able to go to any other contests this year either. I’ll be thinking of you all though and following your exploits on the forums. Have fun!
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: Preliminary 2010 race dates
Replies: 15
Views: 8064

Preliminary 2010 race dates

I'll jump in. The Wiggle War will be June 19 & 20 in 2010. We'll prolly have a little informal / unofficial tom-foolery Friday night the 18th for those that arrive early. If we don't get rained out this year.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 29858

The wiggle war is always locked in at 3rd weekend of June. June 19&20 in 2010.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2009] Wiggle War IV - The time is almost upon us!
Replies: 0
Views: 1662

[2009] Wiggle War IV - The time is almost upon us!

OK. It's June. It's only 16 days away. For those of you heading to my house Friday evening: Google-map your way to 1708 rustic Dr Sun Prairie, WI 53590 For those of you heading straight for the race Saturday morning: Google-map your way to 301 Blankenheim Rd Sun Prairie, WI 53590. There will be zill...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Thu May 28, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Where's The Next Race Going To Happen?
Replies: 20
Views: 8376

The Guy that started up the race in Batavia IL this past March is only 15 yrs old. He did not have a slalom board of his own or any cones. He asked on Silverfish if anyone would come if he threw a race. There aren't enough races in the Midwest, so the idea took off. People agreed to bring cones and ...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 15104

Do you accept bribes? I have a Canadian $20 bill at home. I'm just sayin ... I can make the trip worth your while.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 15104

Man, I really wish I could have been there. I'm lovin' the photos ... but that's not the same. :-(
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 15104

YES!!!!! The Midwest needs more annual races. St Louis, Batavia, Sun Prairie.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 81265

I like the logo with a skater on it. It makes me want to grab my board, get out there and start dodging cones.

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Or maybe it's just that it's February and it's been cold and icy and I haven't done any slalom in a couple of months. :-(
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Good spots in Chicago?
Replies: 12
Views: 8248

There's going to be a contest in Arlington Heights March 21. Chi+ill will be there. The guy setting it up (Phil I.) is a member of Chicago Longboard Society. I think you are too, aren't you Larry? I was kinda hoping for a big turnout from CLS members.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: The current Chixill should not be broken!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 13155

AMEN! I love my Sled and my 8 ply G/S board too.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 63777

OK. I confess. Born Sept 13, 1959. I'm forty-friggin-eight years old.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Sun Prairie Wiggle War
Replies: 6
Views: 4908

Yeah ... I remember getting the 1st one together in 2006. I do believe you were the first one to sign up and the one that contacted the Chi+ill brethren. This race owes a lot to you. Maybe each year we should have a special trophy we give out to the guy or girl that brings the most stoke to the even...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed May 21, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: PRIME Time
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Little update - 2 of the Madison TV stations are covering it. WMTV - the NBC affiliate and the Madison CW station (I forgot their call letters). Woo-hoo! We're all gonna be TV stars. In Madison anyway.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2008] Entry fees
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

OK. Just got back from the weightlifting competition. I know why the entry fee was so high. Cool t-shirts. And they don't have a list of 50 sponsors on the back. 2 cool graphics. One on the front of the shirt and one on the back. Cool trophies too. Oh, and did I mention? I came home with TWO trophie...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2008] Entry fees
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

Of course Mr. Oles. Will you be dining alone? Again?
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2008] Entry fees
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

I was thinking more about it on the way home from work. I just want to make the racers happy. I know I'm never gonna be in a place where I'm standing on the podium collecting cash. I also remember reading here on the ISSA forum that the key to longevity for any event is to keep it evolving. I'm tryi...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2008] Entry fees
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

Once I started reading that I remembered reading it last winter. Thanks for reminding me.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: PRIME Time
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

You can pay at race day. The first year I tried to get people to pay up front, but I think only 1 or 2 people did. Last year I think one person did. So, pay when you come. Yeah, we always have a little free time. There's time between the slalom and downhill events for people to get some lunch. Last ...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: PRIME Time
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Well ... The first 2 years, the Saturday morning event was straight, tight slalom. In 2006 it was single lane, 5.5' centers. In 2007 it was dual lane 6' centers. Not exactly straight because the road itself curves, but there were no offset cones, just following the gentle arc of the road. I guess I'...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2008] Entry fees
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

[2008] Entry fees

I just signed up for a weightlifting competition. I know. Me. Right? But the point is, there are 2 events - bench press and dead lift. The entry fee is $35 PER EVENT ... and spectators pay $2 each. As an unsposored skater that has to pay his own entry fees, I hesitate to ask, but are we charging eno...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: PRIME Time
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Steve's right too - I am a nice guy. =P

I forgot to mention: The downhill race is NOT part of the ISSA sanction. It's just another bit of fun we throw in.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: PRIME Time
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

PRIME Time

The 3rd Annual Wiggle War in Sun Prairie, WI has been designated PRIME by the ISSA. It's Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22. On Saturday morning we have dual lane tight slalom. On Saturday afternoon we have a downhill race. On Sunday we do giant slalom. There are full details over on the ncdsa sign...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 35865

Wesley Tucker wrote: Why would I ever consider spending any of my hard earned cash on a passport when I can travel to the Wisconsin Dells without papers?
Hey - Sun Prairie is only an hour away from the Dells. Come to my race in June and you can take a trip to the Dells too!
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: superbowl XLII
Replies: 5
Views: 4536

So ... you two gonna buy Topsider a beer or something?
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: western michigan?
Replies: 11
Views: 7866

Some great big mudda fuggin hills up in da UP, eh? Could have some sphincter-puckering Super-G action for sure. That would be AWESOME!
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: cold, wintery slalom...and wheels?
Replies: 7
Views: 3745

A couple years ago we had a good hard frost overnight. The road surfaces were coated with fine white crystals. I went to my favorite parking lot and set out the cones. I figured a couple passes through and the heat from my wheels would melt a path through the frost. The first several passes I couldn...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: travel to the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 3448

Retinal scans? Do they work for blind people?
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: THE DECLINE OF RACES
Replies: 26
Views: 10940

When I lived in Alaska we used to say: "Summer in Alaska is great. When it falls on a weekend you can have some friends over for a bar-b-que."
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: THE DECLINE OF RACES
Replies: 26
Views: 10940

I would come to Lansing for a race ... :-)
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: THE DECLINE OF RACES
Replies: 26
Views: 10940

Yeah - I've put fliers up in local skate shops and the schools in the area. Freedom Skateboards in Madison has been a big help. I also put the word out via the ISSA, NCDSA, and SilverFish forums. Cfav and all the Chi+ill crew have helped a great deal too. Elizabeth from Sk8trip saw the event on eith...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: THE DECLINE OF RACES
Replies: 26
Views: 10940

Let's not have too much expectations on first year events. It's rarely a highlight. Organizers need at least a year or two to get their act together and do a good job. The first year it's most often overwhelming. I put on a modest little race in Wisconsin each June. 2008 will be the 3rd year. Mine ...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Viking Land Urban Slalom
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Life is good here. I don't get to skate as much as I'd like, but who does? Say "hey" to your family from us too.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Viking Land Urban Slalom
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Isn't there any way you could host a race there? Looks like a GREAT venue. Hey - maybe the homeless would cone-head for it in return for a couple free hot dogs or something.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Sun Praire WI. Race
Replies: 28
Views: 20654

Dan-O : Thanks for coming! You were really rippin it up!

Burt : Thanks for posting that video. I really hope you can make it back next year. Maybe you can get your son to join us
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Cone colors
Replies: 15
Views: 14867

Dominik Kowalski wrote:green=not pretty....
My daughter has a bunch of the green ones. ABEC 11 stickers look great on 'em. Not that it has anything to do with the functionality of the cones themselves ... I'm just sayin.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Cone colors
Replies: 15
Views: 14867

I use the red/toeside, white/heelside as a training tool for tight slalom. It helps me figure out what I might be doing wrong if after a run I turn around and see that I've knocked over 1 white cone and 7 red cones. Red cones look prettier in photos. White cones are higher visibility. I skate at nig...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Counting Cones (Taking Inventory)
Replies: 12
Views: 10208

Thanks for the idea about the return address labels. I've always been fortunate enough to return with all my cones (25 red 3DM, 26 white Seismic).

I considered drilling a small hole (1/8") near the base of each cone to mark it, but I never got around to it. I like your idea better.
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Sun Praire WI. Race
Replies: 28
Views: 20654

^^^^ And look at the two young-n-pretties checkin out his cute butt. ;-)
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Sun Praire WI. Race
Replies: 28
Views: 20654

Thanks to all of you for coming! No point in having a race if nobody comes! These races are truely the highlight of my life. The skating is so much fun, but even more than that - it's the people ... of course you know I mean all of YOU. ** GROUP HUG ** I got an e-mail from the Colonial Club today - ...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: [2007] slalom st louis '07
Replies: 83
Views: 73169

GREAT VID!
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Wed May 30, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: [2007] slalom st louis '07
Replies: 83
Views: 73169

Hey Paul - Love to have you come to the Sun Prairie race. The problem with you and all the people that have signed up so far is that you're too fast. It ensures a LAST place finish again for me this year. So if you're coming, bring some slow friends so I can have a chance at climbing out of the cell...
by Tom Mangelsdorf
Tue May 29, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: [2007] slalom st louis '07
Replies: 83
Views: 73169

Talk about going the extra mile. JBH et al got a weed burner to manually speed the drying process on the road. Tedious, manual labor, but they did it. 1st class operation all the way. Thanks guys!