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by Hans Koraeus
Sun Jan 12, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Folly Beach Race Course
Replies: 7
Views: 6672

Great! Having the course from bottom and up really makes a big difference. Now you can really ride it on screen. The course itself looks/feels good enough for me but then again i'm not a course setter pro. Have to ask Gilmour about that. The only thing I don't like (I just had to find something to c...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Jan 11, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who is open, who is pro?
Replies: 59
Views: 32308

Chris, The ability level is a problem when doing competitions. I know it beacuse when I started to enter some slalom competitions with Jani in the 90's I had to compete with him and all these other extreamly good riders as there where not enough beginners to have us separated. That was really depres...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Jan 11, 2003 5:43 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who is open, who is pro?
Replies: 59
Views: 32308

Brian, I was administrating the ISSA ranking a couple of years until the european slalom scene went dead end of 1995. That ranking was meant as a world ranking. It would be great to start up that work again. But there are some things we have to clarify before that. That's why I'm pushing for a place...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Jan 11, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Folly Beach Race Course
Replies: 7
Views: 6672

Nice drawing!

I wish it would have been done the other way around though, i.e. start at the bottom and the finish at the top. That way it's much easier running through it in your head on screen.
by Hans Koraeus
Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: USSSF online
Replies: 3
Views: 2196

Great artwork they've got there. But I found it a little bit slow to open up. I bet those images can be optimized a lot.
by Hans Koraeus
Thu Jan 09, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skyhooks: Cheating or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 13365

Skyhooks: Cheating or not?

I saw a picture of a slalom board in the "General slalom skateboard deck discussion" with a skyhook in front. This to avoid the front foot from moving. Through the years I have seen many simular constructions like this used now and then and I've always thought of it as a cheat. But it seems like nob...
by Hans Koraeus
Thu Jan 09, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: More Tight racing in 2003
Replies: 128
Views: 80732

Eric, you shouldn't take Adams comment as anything else than his personal. I.e. a punch as good as anyones in this matter. So you should not demand of him to be neutral unless he is speaking as moderator. But I agree it is a problem to know weather it was intended from his part to speak as moderator...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Jan 06, 2003 9:26 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: More Tight racing in 2003
Replies: 128
Views: 80732

Wes, I'm in favor of cones per second rather than "wiggle per second" even though wiggles per second might be better in bed. This is because wps depends on your equipment (Gentlemen! No nasty thoughts please) while cones per second are not. At least almost not. Once again, this is an interesting top...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:31 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: More Tight racing in 2003
Replies: 128
Views: 80732

Hans, what a wonderfully intelligent post.
Well, thank YOU. You really got me flattered there. :oops:
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:16 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wanted! Skoldberg and Sweeny
Replies: 9
Views: 3901

I would like to come in contact with Bob Skoldberg and Martin Sweeny regarding a project I'm working on.

If anyone feels they can share their e-mail address(es) through away a mail to my e-mail address below (the little letter icon).
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:56 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: More Tight racing in 2003
Replies: 128
Views: 80732

This discussion is the main reason why ISSA (International Skateboard Slalom Association) was created many, many years ago. But then again when did we humans learn from our history. Sure the current ISSA rules could need to be overlooked again but the purpose stays the same. There is a need for all ...
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Dec 31, 2002 4:43 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Personal slalom goals for 2003
Replies: 33
Views: 16347

1. Get up on a slalom board again
2. Get that damn thing moving faster
3. Enter a competition
4. Get a nice looking photo of me doing it to put under my name in this forum. (The "nice looking" bit will be the real challenge.)
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Dec 31, 2002 4:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Speed [off topic]
Replies: 36
Views: 23694

It's "off topic" all right. Hopefully "off forum" very soon...
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:54 pm
Forum: Arena
Topic: Skatepark slalom
Replies: 37
Views: 39955

Yes, yes, yes! It works! After a quick look at the CAD/CAM scene on the web I very quickly lost my enthusiasm. It's a jungle and totaly another world. Since I'm a programmer myself I thought I would be able to understand such a program. But the one I tried was like rocket science to me. The same nig...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Dec 16, 2002 8:10 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

John, about problems with a tapeswitch on the first cone I can only speak for myself (not very experienced slalom skater). I guess if you use a tapeswitch that is too high it would be annoying. The only tapeswitches I have experience of is Jani's (that has been used on many european competitions for...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Dec 15, 2002 1:41 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

The fact that the start is at the first cone and finishes at the last cone (we could assume at the edge of the cone not the center of the cone) and that the start is open...makes the start a non issue. John, I'm afraid to say that if you assume start and finish at the edge of the cone it is an issu...
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Dec 13, 2002 3:10 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Yahoo slalom class
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

This sounds great! I have plans on something similar. Gary or anyone else with an opinion. Any tips about about how to organize beginner classes for slalom? What to start with and so on. Should one go directly for a simple mini course of 5-6 cones? Timing runs from the beginning? Or is there need fo...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:44 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

The advantage with freeform cone spacing is that you can set it to fit the slope you are using. Since 100 cones is a long way it's hard to get a perfect slope (even though I agree that we don't know what the perfect slope is yet). If steep you might want to set longer spacing. If flat you might want...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Dec 07, 2002 5:49 am
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: Ramp Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 6486

Andy, I agree that it's possible to do a "well set-up starting situation" without a ramp. But that's only half of the problem solved. It's the skaters doing foot pushes that gives me a feeling of practice session more than a serious/professional contest feeling. This doesn't mean you can't have a re...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Dec 07, 2002 5:08 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

Chris, that's the best I've seen so far. I think we are closing in on the official rules here. 1. 100 straight full sized cones, timed from first to last. 2. A cone penalty (and possible cap for a DQ) Blaze into a 100 cone straight course with whatever start you like, on any hill, with any slope, wi...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Dec 07, 2002 3:32 am
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: Ramp Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 6486

Brian, I agree that you do need start ramps to make your competition look more professional and yes it makes location selection a lot easier. I don't agree with John in the sense of the need of a hill to do a slalom competition. In the worst scenario (totally flat) you will just have to skip the gia...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Dec 04, 2002 6:42 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

It's quite amazing how we get all this discussion on the rules when the initial idea was to make the rules so damn simple. I fear the day we will start to talk about the rules for the already existing disciplines. I don't see the 100-cones thing as a media spectable. It's a discipline like the other...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:42 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

Vlad, For most of us the record is not within our reach anyway but that doesn't mean we can't get serious about it. It's just that there are offical and not official results. And the fastest skaters may go for the world record. If that's not reached they have the worlds fastest time of the year that...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:54 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

Gary, Of course you can compare since the rules are (apart from the 100 cones)... - Whatever hill you like. - Start with as much speed as you like. The thing is to get into the course in your max cone speed and keep that speed until the end. It's as simple as that (in theory). The tricky thing is th...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Dec 02, 2002 8:02 pm
Forum: Helmet, Pads, Wrist guards & Sliding gloves
Topic: Proof of working kneepads?
Replies: 12
Views: 11630

Is there anyone with own experience of kneepads really working? I.e. doing slalom down an asphalt road in full speed, bailing, sliding on your knees with the kneepads and afterwards still having the kneepads ON your knees.

Or is the only true solution buying a pair of Gilmours leather pants?
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Dec 01, 2002 5:16 pm
Forum: Arena
Topic: Skatepark slalom
Replies: 37
Views: 39955

I have some nice ideas but it's difficult to contribute in a good way. It would be great with a 3D modelling program. Anyone into CAD/CAM or knows an easy to use program for this task?
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:47 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 26769

I don't think one can say generally that slalom is extreme or not. I guess most of the time it's not but it doesn't mean it can't be. Already the word extreme is very personal. What is extreme for one person might not be extreme for another. Often we mistake extreme for being dangerous but it's not ...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Nov 30, 2002 11:48 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euro comps 2003 (schedule and US participation)
Replies: 61
Views: 37565

Joachim,

What is the "SlalomEuroRacing" site adding to what we already have on this site? Isn't it better to put all our efforts into making this site and forum roll.
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:02 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 80839

I think it will be a very hard task (notice that I don't say impossible although I think it's closer to impossible than very hard) to beat Giammarco's record. To make it happen you will need... - The quickest tight slalomer around. - The most well trained slalomer around. - The perfect cone distance...
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:16 pm
Forum: Arena
Topic: Skatepark slalom
Replies: 37
Views: 39955

Skatepark slalom

Imagine the following scenario: Your hometown wants to do something for the kids in town. They have decided to build a "top of the art" skatepark. The money for it has been approved. They have found a person to design the pool(s), streetstyle and freestyle areas. Now they have heard something about ...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Säsongen 2003?
Replies: 13
Views: 8276

Jag har funderat på att göra ett försök här nere i Malmö. Jag ska göra lite "research" innan våren kommer för att se om det finns något gryende slalom intresse. Problemet är som alltid... - en tidtagaranläggning. Kunde man köpa detta av 161 kanske? - en startramp. Kanske inte 100% nödvändigt för ons...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Nov 17, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: FCR race videos
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

I found this information on the web... ___________________________________ Have just burned some more DVDs of the FCR Series. I now have copies of: La Costa 2001 (includes 20 minutes of VINTAGE 70's La Costa) Battle by the Bay 2002 - San Francisco Catalina Classic 2002 Sierra Cup 2002 - Lake Tahoe B...
by Hans Koraeus
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:26 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Course Diagram's (ideas, thoughts?)
Replies: 10
Views: 9817

Glenn, I found the link I was talking about in the topic "Course setting equipment and canned courses". http://www.roeslalom.com/SampleTight.xls I think this is the way to go. Forget about MS Paint. That's to much work and will never be exact enough. In the same forum topic above there is also a ver...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Nov 11, 2002 5:12 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Course Diagram's (ideas, thoughts?)
Replies: 10
Views: 9817

I really like the idea of documenting slalom courses. Wasn't there a link somewhere in a forum topic to a program doing this? Anyway, I would prefer to see printouts of courses going from the bottom of the page and up. That gives you a better feel running it thru in your head on the screen. It could...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Nov 11, 2002 4:54 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Slalom Skateboarding in "Tony Hawk Pro Skater 6"
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

That's a great idea! Actually I have tried to get hold of Tony, Per (Welinder) and Rodney by e-mail recently in other matters but with no luck. I guess they get tons of e-mail and I probably get filtered out. I'll have a go again soon. But if you like playing games and want some slalom feeling I hav...
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Nov 08, 2002 4:32 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Slalom! [online] in full swing!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 21518

It's feels great to finally see SLALOM! on the net. The initial idea was already there in 1995. And I remember some initial tries to start something up. Unfortunatly the web hysteria came a little bit to late for us. The slaom scene in Europe went into sleep around -95 and so did we. The last SLALOM...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Nov 04, 2002 1:18 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Quote of the day...
Replies: 88
Views: 63388

John and Vlad, Come to think about it you left out one more important thing from your skills lists. Since I couldn't put any of your skills to myself I started to wonder... "Why am I doing slalom?". Well, the answer is to have fun. That's the skill I would like to add. To be able to have fun with it.
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Nov 04, 2002 12:57 am
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: cone size norm
Replies: 21
Views: 16086

This starts to be really funny doesn't it? With daniels comment in mind let's sum it all up again where x is any other simular cone. 1. Whatever cones are better than no cones. 2. Turner/AirFlow/x cones are better than whatever cones. And I forgot to add the third point... 3. My cones are better tha...
by Hans Koraeus
Mon Nov 04, 2002 12:29 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: International Tunnel Slalom Skateboard Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 4269

Second day special slalom. This was the day that we could have had some hopes for Jani. Special slalom is more his thing and the course setting was almost as tight as in the old european days. I.e. it was a perfect one for him. It was a little bit to hard for many others though and there was only 16...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Nov 03, 2002 3:04 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: International Tunnel Slalom Skateboard Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 4269

If I remember correctly it seems like Gianluca had stayed at Ridolis place on his way up to the competition. Ridoli is not very happy about the course settings these days. They don't fit the old european boards that are made for tighter courses. Though this may be correct the good news are that ther...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Nov 03, 2002 2:39 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: cone size norm
Replies: 21
Views: 16086

Well, well. It starting to get really deep here. Let's sum it all up. Whatever cones are better than no cones. Turner cones are better than whatever cones. End of story!? P.S. Etienne. I lived in Gentilly for 5,5 years. I saw some guys with longboards in the neighborhood now and then so maybe we hav...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Nov 02, 2002 11:50 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: International Tunnel Slalom Skateboard Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 4269

So once again Jani is the only swede in an international slalom competition. Let's hope there will be changes on this for next year. Well, once again he have not been standing on his skate since Morro Bay. Maybe he thinks he's too old to practice. That he has done enough of this in his youth and wil...
by Hans Koraeus
Sun Oct 13, 2002 2:58 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: FCR World Championships
Replies: 8
Views: 4055

Jani after his qualification ride... "I didn't have a chance! I was 1,5 seconds behind after the first run and 1 second behind in the second run.” This was not a discipline for Europeans. It seems like no European made it into the final. Many were not satisfied with the course setting. The first fou...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Oct 12, 2002 7:37 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: FCR World Championships
Replies: 8
Views: 4055

Latest news from Jani! After phone call from him Saturday, October 12th 09:00 (CA time). After two lonely days at Attila Beach (Wednesday and Thursday) without any skaters in sight finally Friday with the Qualifying Rounds came along. Racers in all classes not pre-seeded were to fight for a place in...
by Hans Koraeus
Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:53 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: FCR World Championships
Replies: 8
Views: 4055

There will be one Swede to enter the FCR World Championships in Avila Beach and Morro Bay, CA (October 11-13). Our "old" european champ Jani Söderhäll will make the effort to travel over there and take the pulse of the american slalom scene. Even though his physical shape is not on top rumours say h...
by Hans Koraeus
Wed Aug 28, 2002 1:56 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Eastbourne Euro Flatland Open
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

Jani Söderhäll has taken out his skateboard from the garage again. He was over in England on 28:th of July for the "Eastbourne Euro Flatland Open" to see if the old board and legs still could make it happen. And yes and no. His fourth place could have been better but for being his first competition ...
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Aug 24, 2002 4:59 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: www.ettsexett.com
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

A swedish web site for slalom skaters.
Selling slalom skateboards.
Organizing wednesday competitions in the Stockholm area.
Web site language: Swedish.
by Hans Koraeus
Sat Aug 24, 2002 4:37 am
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 0
Views: 1175

Welcome to the Swedish slalom skateboarding forum. The idea is to have this forum for all skate slalom activities with swedish connections in any way. It could be about local competitions, where to buy slalom equipment, other swedish skateboard/slalom web sites, general gossip or results from Swedes...