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by Daniel Gesmer
Mon May 23, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Black 3DMs
Replies: 7
Views: 6816

94A black 3dm Cambrias and Avalons

As far as I can tell, 3dm may be the only brand offering grip-oriented wheels in such hard duros.

Regarding duro precision, it's typical for all wheels to have at least ±2 point tolerance in their specification. More than that, I take it up with the factory.
by Daniel Gesmer
Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2005] Paris Slalom World Cup 2005
Replies: 130
Views: 93057

Low airfares from America to Europe

TODAY ONLY (Saturday March 26)

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Sale on flights to Europe

Any Americans still thinking of attending the Trocadero event (May 14 - 16), take note!
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: the new front split
Replies: 32
Views: 38795

I heard there's a long waiting list to join the Spliff Fire team. But short-term memory problems are rampant on Team Spliff. The mid-race space-outs are particularly embarrassing. But when these guys are fast, they're truly... smokin'!
by Daniel Gesmer
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Top speed on Seismics?
Replies: 13
Views: 12554

Obviously, steel bushings were used only in races where the object was to go straight down a straight course as fast as possible.
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Seismic / 3dm Webshop
Replies: 0
Views: 4297

Seismic / 3dm Webshop

http://store.yahoo.com/3dm-sport

For other inquiries:

Seismic Skate Systems, Inc.
1630A 30th St., PMB 257
Boulder, CO 80301-1014 USA
Tel : +1 303-440-9449
info@seismicskate.com
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: NOW AVAILABLE: Pre-trimmed 3dm Avalons & Avilas
Replies: 0
Views: 3883

NOW AVAILABLE: Pre-trimmed 3dm Avalons & Avilas

For the demanding racer... We just made a batch of wheels with pre-trimmed outer lips. 68mm Avalons in 4mm and 7mm trims 4mm trim (51mm wide instead of standard 55mm) 7mm trim (48mm wide instead of standard 55mm) blue 78A, white 80A, green 82A, yellow 86A and purple 90A available SRP $14.00 each 75m...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: 3dm Ordering Information
Replies: 1
Views: 3800

Seismic / 3dm Web Shop

Actually, we have a full web store at:

http://store.yahoo.com/3dm-sport

The old 3dm website (www.3dm-sport.com) has not been updated in a long, long time.
by Daniel Gesmer
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Top speed on Seismics?
Replies: 13
Views: 12554

If you want to go in a straight line as fast as possible, then you really just need trucks that are as stable as possible and that turn as little as necessary.

Some of the elite downhill racers in the 1970s even went so far as to use steel bushings in their trucks.
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Seismic history
Replies: 2
Views: 4009

Evolution of Seismic trucks

Hi Eric, It's funny that I'm answering your questions on this website, since we both live in the same town! To begin with, the last time Seismic trucks were manufactured in Germany was 1994. They came in 110mm, 135mm, 146mm and 157mm widths. Springs were available in silver Extra-Light, red Light, g...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:23 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: The New ISSA 2004 - Relaunch 2006
Replies: 65
Views: 63218

Daniel Ridoli

Didn't he compete in the 2003 Antibes race?
by Daniel Gesmer
Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Site ownership transfer - November 28, 2004
Replies: 7
Views: 5267

Revival of ISSA

In my opinion, it is high time for slalom to once again have the guidance and support of a truly representative international governing body. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the ISSA, often under the direction of Jani Soderhall, was of invaluable service to the European slalom scene. I can think of no...
by Daniel Gesmer
Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: The New ISSA 2004 - Relaunch 2006
Replies: 65
Views: 63218

ISSA Revival

In my opinion, it is high time for slalom to once again have the guidance and support of a truly representative international governing body. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the ISSA, often under the direction of Jani Soderhall, was of invaluable service to the European slalom scene. I can think of no...
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: 3dm
Topic: Changing materials ?
Replies: 34
Views: 53826

3dm wheels

Ramón - Your second photo shows a surface wear pattern that is well within the expected wear parameters for ANY softer wheel used in a slalom application. This is not "a mistake" or a "defective" wheel. This a wheel that has been used and worn. Please understand that with any softer, traction-orient...
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: 3dm
Topic: Changing materials ?
Replies: 34
Views: 53826

3dm wheels

Ramon - The 3dm wheel shown in your photo is a light grey 85A Avalon that was molded when Howard Gordon still owned the brand. (I've never molded any grey wheels.) I have no way of knowing how old it is, or what channels it moved through before reaching you. As for "mistakes", an agreement is in pla...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Jun 30, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: 3dm
Topic: Changing materials ?
Replies: 34
Views: 53826

3dm by Seismic wheels

Donald - The Peak has bought some wheels molded under my ownership, and *many* wheels molded under Howard Gordon's ownership. It is normal for "meaty" wheels like these to have a few bubbles on the inside face. These don't effect performance, but Howard Gordon worked out an agreement with the factor...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: 3dm
Topic: Changing materials ?
Replies: 34
Views: 53826

3dm by Seismic wheels

Donald - I have never sold any wheels directly to Dealer Boardshop in Cologne. The wheels in question may have come from small lots that I recently shipped to two German distributors, Pogo and The Peak. They may also have come from a batch that was molded before I took over the 3dm wheel line. I hav...
by Daniel Gesmer
Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: 3dm
Topic: Changing materials ?
Replies: 34
Views: 53826

3dm by Seismic wheels

The 3dm by Seismic wheel line is molded at the same factory as always, using the same dies and the same high-quality materials and processes. Only the colors, and a few of the duros, have changed. Michael Stride of Octane Sport in the UK is one of my biggest customers in the world. He recently recei...
by Daniel Gesmer
Fri May 28, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2004] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 20
Views: 15618

Division of America

I was born and raised in Illinois, which is often referred to as the "Midwest."

It might be simpler to create a third regional division of the U.S. called "Central"!
by Daniel Gesmer
Sun May 23, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: UKSSA withdraw support
Replies: 28
Views: 22381

Daniel Gesmer

Gentlemen - The new World Ranking is obviously not perfect, and the people who created it would be the first to admit so. Statistical analysis of race results around the world is challenging stuff! The ranking was a sincere attempt to create a useful tool. There's no conspiracy afoot! I know that Ja...
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu May 06, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: NOS 100% German-made Seismic trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

NOS German 110s

There's only two (2) sets of the 110s. So if you want them, you'd better act fast...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed May 05, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: NOS 100% German-made Seismic trucks
Replies: 0
Views: 2956

NOS 100% German-made Seismic trucks

For sale: Last remaining inventory of NOS 100% German-made Seismic trucks 2 pairs of 110mm composite trucks w/silver Extra-Light springs featuring hollow steel axles (8.0mm diameter) w/extra-long, externally-threaded tips and wheel nuts 2 pairs of 146mm composite trucks w/red Light springs featuring...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed May 05, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: NOS 100% German-made Seismic trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

NOS 100% German-made Seismic trucks

For sale: Last remaining inventory of NOS 100% German-made Seismic trucks 2 pairs of 110mm composite trucks w/silver Extra-Light springs featuring hollow steel axles (8.0mm diameter) w/extra-long, externally-threaded tips and wheel nuts 2 pairs of 146mm composite trucks w/red Light springs featuring...
by Daniel Gesmer
Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Turner - 3dm Cambria Colours?
Replies: 13
Views: 11275

3dm wheel color scheme

In the future, we will probably implement a new color scheme that does not rely on variations of grey to distinguish durometers. The old system can be confusing, since what looks like "light grey" to one person might seem "medium grey" to another.

...Dan
by Daniel Gesmer
Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Top speed on Seismics?
Replies: 13
Views: 12554

Trucks and speed

Shihan Qu -

You need to be more specific in your questioning. Trucks are the nervous system of your skateboard, and their relationship to overall performance at various speeds is complex and multi-faceted.

What sort of skateboarding do you do?

...Dan
by Daniel Gesmer
Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: NoSchoolz = Great Park AND Slalom Wheel
Replies: 29
Views: 30506

Seismic 105s

Wheels with deeply center-set bearings will often not fit onto the Seismic 105mm (7-inch) trucks. The inner wheel lip will often run into the outer wall of the hanger spring chamber. This is almost never a problem with the Seismic 130mm (8-inch trucks), and never ever a problem with the 155mm (9-inc...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: 3dm / Seismic
Replies: 8
Views: 9128

Seismic purchases 3dm

In the mid-1990s, Seismic manufactured a 66mm 78A cruising wheel called the Richter 7.1. We developed these as part of a plan to market complete, ready-to-roll racing boards, in collaboration with legendary deck maker Bob Turner. The original plan was a bit ahead of its time, but through 1996 we sol...
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Thank you Daniel Gesmer
Replies: 4
Views: 5406

You're welcome, Adam Trahan!

Wow, well thank you very much for writing such kind things about me, Adam. But I'm somewhat bewildered that you should do so right after spending ten minutes listening to me rant about difficult customers!

Thanks for all that you are doing, too, Adam!
...Dan
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:39 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Use of a Wireless LAN or bluetooth for slalom competitions
Replies: 15
Views: 11773

Publishing Excel data to the web

Mickey, get in touch with me anytime at SeismicSK8@aol.com Does Excel offer any built-in features for publishing straight to the web? This would be very straightforward if the race database were programmed in FileMaker instead of Excel. World Cup Skateboarding (managers of most of the world's elite ...
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:38 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Metal 105's
Replies: 3
Views: 4457

P.S. Mike, you're the very first person to ever report this to me. I assume these are plastic not metal trucks. Send them in for an inspection if you like.
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Metal 105's
Replies: 3
Views: 4457

A properly assembled and adjusted Seismic truck has no dead or flat spots in the neutral position, and I have heard no such reports from anyone using the new metal trucks. Regarding the 105mm aluminum trucks, available in both quick-turning 45-degree and stable-turning 30-degree geometries, I'm plea...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: FULL ALUMINUM LINE AVAILABLE NOW!
Replies: 0
Views: 8390

AVAILABLE NOW FROM SEISMIC: 105s, 130s, 155s and 180s in both Quick-Turn and Stable-Turn geometries Metal coil springs with improved rate profiles, now in 8 strengths: Bone Max-Light, Bright Green Super-Light, Yellow Extra-Light, Red Light, Dark Green Medium, Purple Heavy, Blue Extra-Heavy, and Blac...
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: AVAILABLE NOW!
Replies: 26
Views: 26139

The spring adjustment screws are supposed to be very easy to turn, but they can be a bit "sticky" on some sets due to a variety of factory tolerance issues. Usually they loosen up after being worked in, as William says. But if yours stay "frozen" then something may be wrong. Feel free to call me to ...
by Daniel Gesmer
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:42 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Seismic Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 4458

P.S. At the same time that we designed and molded the wheels, we were planning a complete skateboard that was to be called the Seismic Richter 7.1. It was to feature slalom decks hand-made by the master himself, Bob Turner, assembled with Seismic trucks and the wheels pictured above. Bob made a shor...
by Daniel Gesmer
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Seismic Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 4458

Yes, we molded several thousand of those wheels in the mid-1990s! The Seismic Richter 7.1 was 66mm tall, and 78A. It was excellent for carving and slalom, at a time when no one cared about those things. Who knows, maybe we'll do wheels again someday...
by Daniel Gesmer
Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:54 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Seismic T-shirts & Caps
Replies: 0
Views: 2973

Seismic T-shirts are now available in sizes M, L and XL as follows: - black with standard black-and-blue logo - dark blue with black-and-gray logo - red with black-and-gray logo http://www.ncdsa.com/seismic/MoreWebPics/BlackTSm.jpg http://www.ncdsa.com/seismic/MoreWebPics/BlueTSm.jpg http://www.ncds...
by Daniel Gesmer
Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:10 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: AVAILABLE NOW!
Replies: 26
Views: 26139

Jeff,

Yes, the Seismic website is now in the process of a major overhaul/update. It will hopefully go online within the next 7 - 10 days.
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: AVAILABLE NOW!
Replies: 26
Views: 26139

The 130s, 155s and Quick-Turn 180s will be available in late August / early September.

Also available now: Seismic-brand T-shirts, caps and slalom cones!...

The photos in my first post do show up when I view it on my own computer.
by Daniel Gesmer
Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: AVAILABLE NOW!
Replies: 26
Views: 26139

Seismic 105mm aluminum trucks (6.8" axle) Stable-Turn 30° geometry Yellow Extra-Light springs (with revised, fully-progressive rate profile!) Recommended for: narrow street & downhill boards; rear of tight slalom boards http://www.ncdsa.com/seismic/AvailableNow/105/30.jpg Seismic 105mm aluminum truc...
by Daniel Gesmer
Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:54 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Deck in Four Wheels Down video...
Replies: 5
Views: 5754

Oh yeah, the bearings are Ninja-brand ABEC somethings, and the deck is a simple 7-ply maple laminate from the 1970s. It has a rocker contour (think of an upside-down slalom deck), with no concave whatsoever.

Thanks for your kudos. Yes, I was hauling ass in parts of that video.
by Daniel Gesmer
Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Deck in Four Wheels Down video...
Replies: 5
Views: 5754

In "Four Wheels Down," I rode the same freestyle setup I've been using for several years. The deck is a rocker blank from the 1970s (!) that I shaped by hand, about 27.5" long and 7.25" wide. The trucks are original composite Seismics, machined down to 120mm wide, with Extra-Light springs in front a...
by Daniel Gesmer
Sun Jun 01, 2003 6:20 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Silver Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 5249

No, the silver-colored springs in your old G-Trucks are not the same as the silver-colored springs installed in Seismic-brand trucks made at our German factory in the early 1990s... For several years in the mid and late 1990s, Elfgen Sportprodukts manufactured the G-Truck for sale in Germany under l...
by Daniel Gesmer
Sat Apr 19, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Coming Soon!...
Replies: 16
Views: 15585

In May 2003, Seismic will introduce a new truck line that will radically multiply the discerning skater's tuning options. An outline of the main points is below. Four All-Metal Hanger Widths 105mm (6.8" axle) 130mm (7.8" axle) 155mm (8.8" axle) 180mm (9.8" axle) Both New School and Old School Mounti...
by Daniel Gesmer
Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:36 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Any news at Seismic?
Replies: 7
Views: 7197

Aaron, the new models will be available next month (May 2003), at suggested retail prices (in the U.S.) of $26 - $29 per truck, depending on hanger width. The new specification of the yellow Extra-Light spring will feature a progressive rate profile very similar to the original German silver Extra-L...
by Daniel Gesmer
Sun Dec 29, 2002 2:48 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Raised Heel??
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Andy, my theory, which I did not explain earlier, is this: Holding the rear heel down may have the effect of prolonging the duration of the pumping thrust off of that heel, thus increasing power and acceleration. And technically, shifting most or all of your weight to the rear toe does not necessita...
by Daniel Gesmer
Sat Dec 28, 2002 9:12 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Raised Heel??
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Brian, the raised heel is simply the natural result of the fact that racers drive off their rear foot to initiate a frontside pump. Technically it's not necessary to lift your heel as you follow through from the thrust - and I've played with the theory that you get more power if you keep your heel d...
by Daniel Gesmer
Sat Dec 28, 2002 9:00 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: World Parallel Stance Championship.
Replies: 47
Views: 28038

Heck, I'm down for this challenge! Don't know about Jack, but I think I can give Bruce and Wes a run for their money. I'll skate absolutely strict parallel, too - get out your rulers!
by Daniel Gesmer
Fri Dec 27, 2002 10:07 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: Marcus at Obs! contest 1987?
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Say hello to Marcus for me, too!

...Dan G
by Daniel Gesmer
Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:35 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: 105mm Seismic ???
Replies: 2
Views: 3923

The new line of trucks will include 105mm, 130mm, 155mm and 180mm hanger widths. All hangers will accommodate every commonly-available wheel standard.

More details to come...
by Daniel Gesmer
Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:59 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2002] World Slalom Championships - Official Results
Replies: 8
Views: 7001

[FCR 2002] World Slalom Championships - Official Results

2002 FCR World Slalom Championships Giant Slalom Race - October 12 in Avila Beach, California Official Results PRO DIVISION 1 Charlie Ransom 2 Gary Cross 3 Barrett Deck 4 Paul Dunn 5 John Hutson 5 Mike Maysey 5 Richie Carrasco 5 Steve Olson 9 Chris Chaput 9 Don Fisher 9 Gary Fluitt 9 Bill Wahl 9 Ga...
by Daniel Gesmer
Fri Sep 13, 2002 7:25 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: G-Trucks
Replies: 12
Views: 11036

For several years in the late 1990s, Elfgen Sportprodukts manufactured the G-Truck for sale in Germany under license from Seismic. Elfgen used our original tooling to mold the body parts, but the similarities ended there. Elfgen removed important parts, like the bushings in the hanger and baseplate....