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by Hans Koraeus
Wed May 28, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Shoulder Injuries
Replies: 8
Views: 5441

Maybe we should start protecting our shoulders and hips as well. Seeing Simon Levene slamming his shoulder in Paris and laying on the ground for 10 minutes was not a pretty sight. Falling with control/body facing down the hill is ok. We have our kneepads and wristguards. But if you get the slightest...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed May 28, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 569030

Henry,

I think Eric is having this "driving syndrome". You know people who are really nice and friendly but when they get into a car and start driving they lose control of their social behaviour. Maybe in our digital age we have a new syndrome "the forum syndrome" that is spreading.
by Hans Koraeus
Mon May 26, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Paris] Paris World Cup first impressions
Replies: 24
Views: 29117

Trocadero in Paris is a skate mecca. We should always at least once a day get down on our knees turning our heads in the direction of the eiffeltower and remember all the skate history that has past by there. And now we have another happening incrusted in the Trocadero stone of history. Seriously, t...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon May 26, 2003 5:03 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: We CAN share the course with inline skaters
Replies: 11
Views: 4631

This is not to be rude but I don't see much simularities between skating and rollerskating. For me it's two different worlds. Off course we could use the same course but so we could with others as well. Bmx'ers, joggers and wheelchairs. Not that I would give them the finger if they wanted to try out...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon May 26, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: John Gilmours Begineer Slalom Courses
Replies: 36
Views: 20519

I just reread Eric Groffs post above about breaking. JG-You can talk all this Braking crap you want, as far as I'm concerned I hope it never plays a part in RACING, skateboards dont have brakes. Your analogys of slalom racing will only deter those that want to get involved from doing so. I wast just...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon May 26, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: More Tight racing in 2003
Replies: 128
Views: 81092

Tight slalom may be fun but you you really need a proper setup for it. If not it's depressing. I rode JG's and Vlad's tight courses at Trocadero (Paris) before this weekend and it was no fun with my setup. My board was set up to get speed only. That gave me way to much speed in their course. For tig...
by Hans Koraeus
Thu May 15, 2003 6:34 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Paris, France: 24-25 May, 2003 - Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 45830

I'll be in Paris from Wednesday. And I will need some hard drilling every day to not make a fool of myself. So I guess we will all meet up at Trocadero before the sun goes down every night before the weekend. I take back my early intention to want to run the 2m tight slalom. With my board (with Trac...
by Hans Koraeus
Thu May 15, 2003 6:01 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Paris] US team in Paris 2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Mix that with the Europeans: a big bunch of slalom newbies, a couple of awakened skaters and a group of seasoned pro's and we will have a great mixed "salade de Paris".
by Hans Koraeus
Thu May 15, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum:
Topic: Start Ramps for 5.5 ft.
Replies: 10
Views: 9164

Chris, The ISSA rules says the following about start ramps... "A starting ramp is compulsory, and it shall have a height of at least 1.8 m and a maximum angle of 20 degrees." This rule is however something that have been under much discussion. With a downhill course there is normally no need for thi...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun May 11, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Swedish-Canadian skate final
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Congratulations Canada!

Wasn't our turn this time neither. :sad:
by Hans Koraeus
Sun May 11, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Swedish-Canadian skate final
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Ice skating that is. World champions most likely to be the Swedes. They have had some unlucky world championships so now it's time to get that gold back to Sweden again.

When will we see a final between a Canadian and a Swede in the skateboard slalom world championships?
by Hans Koraeus
Mon May 05, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Paris, France: 24-25 May, 2003 - Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 45830

Jani, keep it as you have planned. But just to clarify my point... Yes, most Pro's would beat the AM's but that doesn't matter since they don't compete in the same group. In the end there would be 2 different result-lists anyway, PRO and AM. PRO's are normally sponsored and goes for the cash. AM's a...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun May 04, 2003 12:55 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Paris, France: 24-25 May, 2003 - Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 45830

Jani, That's a good idea even though the chance of me being one of the top 3 amateurs is minim. John, Not so good idea for you. Personally I don't like this separation in PRO and AM courses. Why not see them as two different disciplines and people decide which they want to enter. I agree with Jani t...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat May 03, 2003 5:58 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Election Announcement.
Replies: 4
Views: 2945

Brady, After reading your post, I am perplexed on several issues... 1. "Why is Adam even thinking of relenquishing editorial control?" Firstly, editorial control will not be abandoned if Adam would leave his head moderator title to someone else. Secondly, there are already many other topic moderator...
by Hans Koraeus
Thu May 01, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Paris - 24-25 maj, 2003 - Svenskt deltagande
Replies: 6
Views: 4353

Om du inte kan ta ledigt alls kan du nog bara ställa upp på "Tight slalom" på söndag morgon. Om du tar ledigt på måndagen kan du vara med på storslalomen också på söndag eftermiddag.

Se schemat för mer exakt info.
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:55 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Trocadero - right slope for TS?
Replies: 56
Views: 36131

Etienne, my comment was not against Eric. It was against the mentioned Europeans appearent gossip about the slalom race in Paris. Sending this privatley to Eric is their business but if they really cares about making a better slalom scene in Europe it would be good to also stand for it openly here i...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Apr 30, 2003 2:24 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Trocadero - right slope for TS?
Replies: 56
Views: 36131

I got a shitload of emails from Europeans that dont exactly agree with those that are putting on the Paris Race, words like "self serving" and "Sandbaggers" have been used A shitload with loads of shit I imagine. I can't understand how anyone can be against anyone putting on a slalom race. Especial...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Paris, France: 24-25 May, 2003 - Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 45830

As an amateur slalomer is it possible to race both the AM tight slalom and the PRO tight slalom? If the 2,5m distance works well maybe one would like to also have a go at the 2m distance. :smile:
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:47 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Paris - 24-25 maj, 2003 - Svenskt deltagande
Replies: 6
Views: 4353

Jag kommer! Mest för att stödja slalomtävlingar i Europa. Jag tror inte jag kan prestera något kanonåk. Och även om jag gjorde det skulle det inte räcka till ändå. Men roligt kan man ju ha ändå. Videokamera och digitalkamera måste med så vi kan göra ett riktigt bra reportage här på sajten senare. Al...
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Apr 22, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Virtual Slalom Course - Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 44629

Vlad, what about using same as for the 100 cone rules version 1.2. 100 cone rules ver 1.2 ------------------------------------------- 1. 100 straight "full sized" cones, timed from the middle of first cone to the middle of the last cone. 2. Cone penalty 0.1 sek for each "cone hit". - "Full sized" = ...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Trocadero - right slope for TS?
Replies: 56
Views: 36131

Oh, shit! It seems like the Paris event will be pulled off in May after all!? I'll have to start practice real quick and hard or I will get crushed! What I understood at the forum it is still not 100% but they have a "favorable mention" to get the green light. So don't book your flights just yet. An...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:13 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: New slalom spot in Sweden!?
Replies: 7
Views: 4715

Now there is a quicktime version of my little slalom clip as well. Much bigger though but better quality. Making Quicktime as 2Mb gave me too poor quality. So if you don't have a fast internet connection don't load the quicktime. Skate spot test movie (Real 2Mb) Skate spot test movie (Quicktime 7Mb)
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Arena
Topic: Transitions for banked slalom?
Replies: 0
Views: 3063

Transitions for banked slalom?

When doing bank slalom we are used to use whatever banks we come over. Happy enough finding some banks at all. But what would be the perfect bank transition for slalom if we could choose? Would it be "flat banks" or more like a "ramp transition bank" or an hybrid of them? What angle(s), height and w...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: New slalom spot in Sweden!?
Replies: 7
Views: 4715

It was time to test the hill with cones. I set up an easy slalom course and went for it. We had our digital camera with us and my girlfriend took some photos. She even took a small video sequence. The quality is not the best but when using it on the web that doesn't matter anyway. I edited a small f...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: Arena
Topic: Skatepark slalom
Replies: 37
Views: 40541

It was time to test the hill with cones. I set up an easy slalom course and went for it. We had our digital camera with us and my girlfriend took some photos. She even took a small video sequence. The quality is not the best but when using it on the web that doesn't matter anyway. I edited a small f...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What do you think will happen with skateboarding esp. slalom
Replies: 14
Views: 6366

Oh, I forgot future of slalom skateboarding. Logically I think slalom have the greatest potential to get really big. But still it havent been so since like 25 years or so. Either my logic is wrong or there is some other explanation why it have not worked. I mean slalom can be done by almost everyone...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 26, 2003 3:42 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Säsongen 2003?
Replies: 13
Views: 8389

Jag var ute i Söndags jag också. Här nere i Malmö är det verkligen vårkänning. Tyvärr har jag ingen att åka slalom med för tillfället. Förutom min flickvän förstås. :smile: Vi får väl se om jag kan snoka reda på någon som är intresserad. Men jag skulle gärna vilja ha en tidtagaranläggning innan dess...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 26, 2003 3:30 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What do you think will happen with skateboarding esp. slalom
Replies: 14
Views: 6366

I think skateboarding definatly will be a sport to count on in the future. For a sport to naturaly be socialy integrated into society it needs almost a man age (50-60) years or so). Why snowboarding did so well is because it finally was embrazed by the ski society. Unluckaly skateboarding do not hav...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 26, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who was better; USA or Europe racers ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6147

As Gilmour says it seems like when slalom was hot in USA it was not so hot in Europe and Vice versa. Maybe the coming years will be the very first in history having it going hot in both USA and Europe. The future will tell. My feeling is that as Hester says there have been two different schools of s...
by Hans Koraeus
Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: New slalom spot in Sweden!?
Replies: 7
Views: 4715

Two new pics added on this possible future slalom skate spot. Use the link above.

Note! By clicking on the link you enter the international forum.
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:32 am
Forum: Arena
Topic: Skatepark slalom
Replies: 37
Views: 40541

Here are some more pics at this possible future slalom hotspot. http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/images/Arena/Malmo_1787.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/images/Arena/Malmo_1788.JPG The last photo from the distance showing the side of the slope reveals another nice feature with this place. The...
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:15 am
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 58648

Wow! Paolo Gatti and Luca Giammarco! So Gianluca has pulled them in their ears. The continuation of the european slalom revival is alive & well.
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Mar 16, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Säsongen 2003?
Replies: 13
Views: 8389

Not to much, John, I'm afraid. Don't count on any major competition this year in Sweden.
But you are always welcome, of course. If you happen to pass by we will MAKE something happen.
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: ABC Points Ranking Details
Replies: 10
Views: 3965

Just a small comment about the name ABC. Isn't that a TV channel or something "over there". Even though very long I had prefered the full name "Asphaltplayground Bahne-Cadillac Ranking".
Better publicity for the sponsors too. :wink:
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:28 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Points ranking
Replies: 19
Views: 7309

I'm all for getting all competition results into a database in a standardized way as Gary said. As much as possible. That's the main objective. Once in there we can use it for all sorts of rankings and stuff.
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Equal Points ranking- the benefits.
Replies: 14
Views: 6054

Trying do make a world ranking is not the easiest thing to do. Especially to try and make it fair and make it possible to compare the ability of all skaters around the world. I don't know if the ABC ranking was really meant as a world ranking. I guess it must be seen more like a enlargement of the F...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: New slalom spot in Sweden!?
Replies: 7
Views: 4715

The weather is not nice to us skaters for the moment but here is something that might warm you up until the summer comes...

New swedish slalom spot
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Mar 12, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Arena
Topic: Skatepark slalom
Replies: 37
Views: 40541

What do you say about this as a possible ground for a slalom skatepark? When I saw it the first time it was like a sign from God. And it seems like he's a cool dude. There's no other explaination after this finding. And it have a completly skatable surface as well. At least half way down where it's ...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Mar 10, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Points ranking
Replies: 19
Views: 7309

This will be very interesting. ISSA has actually been working on the same thing since August last year. This has been done behind the scenes because we wanted to update the old ISSA ranking rules that was used for this purpose during the early 90's. We wanted to have a good as possible document to b...
by Hans Koraeus
Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Virtual Slalom Course - Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 44629

Here's another idea.

You could look at all the courses documented for this purpose as a sort of "template slalom courses".

So when you want to run some slalom you set your course according to one of the existing templates.

You run it, take the time and voilà!
You just did some "Template slalom".
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:45 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

I have a neat little device that measures degrees I got at Home Depot for about $9.00 Its a good way to a see what the pitch of a hill is and might contribute to the cause just for referance purposes. I found ARAB's posting about pitch measurement. Would be nice to have some more info of this neat ...
by Hans Koraeus
Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

John, I'm sending you over the graph with your values. Hopefully without any errors. One of the things I "tweaked" into my suggestion was to erase any "black holes". I.e. that someone could set a course with average cone distance between Super Tight and Super G that did not fit into any of the disci...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:21 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

So, here we go. Someone has to dare to do it. A first example of defining disciplines from cone distances. The main points behind the theory: - 5 distance groups that can be either straight or hybrid giving us 10 disciplines. - Average cone distance with Max and Min distances allowed in the course. ...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:37 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

About measuring the pitch of a hill. Didn't ARAB write somewhere he had found some "fancy tool/equipment" to do just this.

Wes
When I said "our brain" I didn't mean yours and mine specifically but rather human brains in general. I hope this will not make your world fall into pieces. :smile:
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Jan 20, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

Andy The average method works fine when using it as I described. But using it all alone as in your case I agrée that it doesn't work well. Having max and min cone distances for the disciplines though makes it impossible to do your proposed course. Wes Have you seen the film "A beautiful mind"? Well ...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

Offsets could be a parameter as well. But I wonder if that won't be resolved by itself using the cone distances. As I see it each discipline has a unique min and max AVERAGE cone distance. They also have min and max ALLOWED cone distances. So with a tight slalom course you will not have the same pos...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Jan 18, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

Wes, Don't feel to bad about disagreeing with me. Your thoughts are as good as anybody elses. I respect your thinking but you will not win me over until you have convinced me. I still think your way of seeing it will make it very delicat to decide weather a course is of one or another type. Since ri...
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:04 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Please define Tight Slalom
Replies: 34
Views: 34502

Glenn, are you a mind reader or what? As you know I have also been thinking about discipline definitions lately and I have come to almost the same discipline names as you. Or maybe it's just the only logical way to do it. :cool: In contrast to some others I think a discipline should be hard linked t...
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Jan 14, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Underachieving on purpose: why is it important?
Replies: 15
Views: 5777

Just some words on the pro/am concerns. The way I see it it's not correctly formulated the way I see it. Pro or amateaur is not an ability label. It's a personal choice you do weather you want to win cash or not. I think the pro/am label have been misused over the years in the skateboarding history....
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Jan 14, 2003 8:22 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Underachieving on purpose: why is it important?
Replies: 15
Views: 5777

Wes, I guess there are two ways to look at it. If you race only for fun and to meet friends you may not bother about what others do. But if you race to win I think tactics is a part of the game. And it may very well be the tactics that makes you win in some situations. But tactics are never easy. An...