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by Sam Gordon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage ordering information
Replies: 8
Views: 5915

The Vite is a responsive, fast turning truck for use in tight slalom. In the video above, I am trying out a combination of longer carves and snappy shorter turns whilst freeriding down the Serpentine. The mini cone section was very wide and had been set up by some young French bladers who are now tr...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage ordering information
Replies: 8
Views: 5915

Virage Vite

Super agile.
Vite is emblazoned across Gotham City.

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Ready?
by Sam Gordon
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 66115

Testing...testing...testing...

THAT sort of knobbling I can accept! Michael and I have been testing the Vite on the flat in Hyde Park today. It's turning action is buttery smooth with quick turn initiation when run flat to the deck (zero riser angle). Despite my initial concerns that the front end might be too twitchy, the board ...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 66115

Iron Man

Good to hear that you are glued back together and have come out fighting!

Here's a picture of your bony metallic tail:


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by Sam Gordon
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 66115

Santa's Nutsack

Pelle's alive!!! A few things need developing, but that is all part of the testing process. For example, the baseplate has a super wedge on it that is comparable to a 12/15 degree angled riser. Whilst this might suit the LDP crowd, it might be too fast turning for a slalom truck where progression an...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 66115

Of course you can, Pelle.

Here it is looking a li'l bit saucy:


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Tighten your bolts in its deep Englissch Channels.
by Sam Gordon
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 33465

We also allow Canucks

Don't worry Eddy, at NASS Festival we keep 'em running! http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/sets/72157621224968991/ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3459/3713945407_f1a9b17698_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/3714758408_eda27992f6_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3531/3713949329_1e1184c48d_...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 33465

Paris World Cup

We'd like to see you in Paris too, Eddy!

Jani, any resumption on the French World Cup after last year's temporary hiatus? Paris is the event that really kick-starts the European slalom year.


Sam
by Sam Gordon
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 33465

Arches

Helpful. Actually these are prone to collapse, we did have an incident where the arch deflated without warning onto a competitor and were lucky that the outcome, although stressful, was not similar to that of my Pavel team mate Eddy. We immediately ceased racing, made sure that the racer had the pro...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: England
Topic: British Open Slalom Championships, August 6-8, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 11039

Hog Hill 2010

Updated!
by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: England
Topic: British Open Slalom Championships, August 6-8, 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 11039

British Open Slalom Championships, August 6-8, 2010

Website: http://www.wix.com/Sam2msl/BOSC-2010 Sign Up: http://67.139.161.195/contest_registration.asp?ContestID=466#signup http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4699622828_eb57538015_b.jpg Entry Fees: Friday/ Saturday = £20.00 Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday =£30.00 (£15.00 per day) £10 for one night of camp...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 33465

British Open Slalom Championships 2010

If this leads on to the 2010 Contest Calendar, then please pencil in this little number: British Open Slalom Championships 2010: Friday 6th/ Saturday 7th/ Sunday 8th August. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/3929457045_dc8f4c27d2.jpg In Laaandaaan, innit. Please excuse the clashing dates with the ...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 33465

The Sizzler website already looks fantastic for 2010. Talk about prepared. What a great way to start! Is there a race diary for 2010 so that we can plan what dates might be available? I'm hoping to run a bash at Hog Hill again, but need to book the track in good time. And do a legion of sundances. Sam
by Sam Gordon
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 18677

Hog Hill Blighty Championships, June 2009

The following month sees us back on home shores. In fact, as shared organiser of the Hog Hill race, its a chance to give something back. Well, that's what the public face prefers to believe. The real agenda is to give British skaters a taste of good competition and encourage them to try the odd race...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 18677

Airflow Slalombrunch, May 2009

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/3540607078_17c1c9c3ea_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3598/3539857305_2f8be720b7_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3539990457_de7005f21f_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2264/3539835745_f961c0ed6f_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/3539815...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 18677

Virage Team Review, April 2009

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Rob, Pelle, Michael, Sam and Pies.

Team shirt: Pie-factory camouflage.
by Sam Gordon
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 18677

Virage Team Review, April 2009

Those shorts. Well, Pelle had gone home. Someone had to handcuff down standards. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3921256956_b7c0d34051.jpg 6th Place Tunnel Slalom World Cup - Am Group http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ofsjlPzH7r4/Sf6DZglVgQI/AAAAAAAAA0o/vzN3_Ep2l_o/s720/P1000701a.jpg Harms Pics He was sent ...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] European Slalom Championships POLICKA Aug 7-9 [MAJOR]
Replies: 93
Views: 72792

Thanks very much to the Czeck Team for putting on a really great event with variation and entertainment worthy of a European Championships. The hospitality was super good and my head and ribs are still recovering. Here's a few shots from the English perspective: Watch in on slideshow at full speed: ...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] European Slalom Championships POLICKA Aug 7-9 [MAJOR]
Replies: 93
Views: 72792

Phew; thanks Radim! Now just have to pack four days of skate mullarkey into less than 15kg. Damn Ryanair. Let's pray I don't come back with a second suitcase full of first prizes and sunbleached Swedish scalps.
by Sam Gordon
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] European Slalom Championships POLICKA Aug 7-9 [MAJOR]
Replies: 93
Views: 72792

That'll be the Roman Senate. Nerds.

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A known killer.

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A bunch of Vikings wondering how to launch a longboat into the town fountain.
by Sam Gordon
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] European Slalom Championships POLICKA Aug 7-9 [MAJOR]
Replies: 93
Views: 72792

Accommodation

Thanks Radim and Robert. I have made a reservation at the Hotel Pivovar for their apartment to hold the UK crew, having spoken with a helpful chap called Neumann (Karel was not available). At least I think a reservation has been made. Bit of a language barrier. I could've booked a week-long wedding ...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] European Slalom Championships POLICKA Aug 7-9 [MAJOR]
Replies: 93
Views: 72792

Policka Accommodation

We seem to be having a little difficulty sorting out accommodation for the UK bunch (Paul Price/ Louis Selby and Sam Gordon). I sent this message to both Hotel Pivovar and Restaurace a pension Na Parkánech (where we stayed last year) but have had no response: "Hello Hotel Pivovar, Do you have accomm...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Love Monkey British Open Championships 11/12 July
Replies: 8
Views: 8201

Results

Saturday saw bucketloads of rain, so Paul from Glastonbury Ales coated our insides with Love Monkey ale in order to 'drink the sky blue.' It nearly worked. Here are the results of the Tight Slalom course as set by Chris Linford, based on qualifying times: TS Results 1 Sam Gordon 2 Mmedo Duffort 3 Mi...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

More Pictures:

All of the following are by Ed except the first which is by Martijn http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/3681512032_b53f0c0222.jpg City of London from The Hill http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww58/Cancerkid/DSC_3811.jpg Sam vs Donald http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww58/Cancerkid/DSC_3816.jpg N...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Hybrid Slalom H2H Results

Just in from CCR HQ:

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by Sam Gordon
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Blighty Shots

Official photographer: http://www.sportinpictures.com/ http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/sportinpictures/gallery/28-06-2009-Hybrid-Dual-Slalom-Made-in-England-Blighty-Championhips-UKSSA-Redbridge-CC/G0000t5lzwhhFr1k/ http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/sportinpictures/gallery/28-06-2009-Giant-Slalom-Made-in-Eng...
by Sam Gordon
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Do what?

Please remember that for insurance purposes you must sign a disclaimer before you can skate on the track. And you must wear a helmet too. Thankyou!

See you all later,

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: Request Race Scheduling In This Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 20087

Turn and Burn 2009, Brighton 2009

Please add to the calendar: Turn and Burn 2009 Format: Head to Head, Straight course and ramp start Date: 4th July 2009 Location: Brighton, South Coast UK Sanction: asking for BASIC Contact: Ian Sutherland-Cranfield, harbourmalibuclub@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://www.paddleroundthepier.com/slalom_s...
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Weekend weather

Check out whether you are going to need raincoats and Sou'westers or Speedos and flip-flops here:

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/HOME/

Type in the postcode IG6 3HP for 'accurate' details. Image

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by Sam Gordon
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Holy smoke

So that's where the Pavel design inspiration comes from: http://www.thebestwurst.com/images/bratwurst-isthebomb.jpg http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h273/Kowalskido/DSC_0254.jpg Reckon it'll be super hot with a dash of English mustard on it! I'm sure that I'm first among many to say that we are all...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Tight

On the list, Mike. (And ask Pelle about packing if you can find out where he lives). Now there's a man who likes his tight!

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Where's Pelle?
by Sam Gordon
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Race Sponsors

Gold Sponsors: http://www.pavel-skates.com/neu/images/93.jpg http://pavel-skates.com/neu/index.php http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3392978935_88e5a651cb.jpg http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/ Silver sponsors: http://www.brianfleischmann.com/images/gofast_big.gif http://www.gofastsports.co.uk/uk/...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Camping

Hi Paul, The camping is entirely separate from the race entry fee and is £10.00 per head. I'll add you to the list of happy campers above. 'This includes camping ground, shower and toilet facilities, but you have to provide your own tent and cooking facilities.' There is no internal accommodation av...
by Sam Gordon
Wed May 20, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Accurate location

... is available on the UKSSA site here: http://www.ukslalomskateboarding.com/hh.htm http://www.ukslalomskateboarding.com/hhent.jpg Visual screen grab http://www.ukslalomskateboarding.com/hhent2.jpg Map grab The nearest undergroud station is "Fairlop" on the central line. Its about a mile away. See ...
by Sam Gordon
Wed May 20, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Campsite

Thanks Michael, http://www.bbc.co.uk/britishfilm/summer/images/text/h1/carryoncamping.jpg We have suggested to the Lamborne End Centre that there will be a maximum of thirty in our group. Camping reserved for: Steve Munchh Gabe Steptoe Sam Gordon + pub Tony & Jude Lord Rob Ashby Paul Price Mmedo 184...
by Sam Gordon
Mon May 18, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Airflow Slalombrunch, Thalwil ZH, CH, May 16-17
Replies: 35
Views: 22806

Snaps

Big thanks to Ramon for all of the hard work at the weekend ON HIS BIRTHDAY and to Chris and the team for a great couple of days in the Swiss hills above the Zurichsee. Team UK have all returned with sunstroke and both mental and physical exhaustion. Oh, and a sizeable cow in Rob's skatebag. http://...
by Sam Gordon
Fri May 15, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Désaxé World Cup, GRENOBLE, June 27-28 [MAIN]
Replies: 105
Views: 70423

Blighty Championships

Hi Michael,

Could you possibly post travel directions to the race that you are sponsoring and helping to organise on the same date just here:

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... 2577#62577

That, too, would be a great help.

Cheers!


Sam
by Sam Gordon
Wed May 13, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Game plan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3454760115_a0c2e190a8.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3454807591_6ee25f978f.jpg Setup for the Hybrid Dual Slalom on the Saturday will start at 12:00 noon. This will include the putting up of ramps, course setting and laying down of timing gear. Race regis...
by Sam Gordon
Fri May 01, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Airflow Slalombrunch, Thalwil ZH, CH, May 16-17
Replies: 35
Views: 22806

Thanks Ramon. 120-140 CHF. The camping is looking more tempting! http://www.sternen-gattikon.ch/index.htm http://www.hotel-ami.ch/h-83101-E/preise/hotel-restaurant-sternen-in-gattikon-b.-thalwil-u.-zuerich.htm Sam Holy smoke. I paid for the May sponsorship of this site. Here's another slow, but bril...
by Sam Gordon
Fri May 01, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Airflow Slalombrunch, Thalwil ZH, CH, May 16-17
Replies: 35
Views: 22806

Accommodation

Hi Antonio, do you have details of the hotel at the bottom of the hill?
Or indeed if anyone knows... post it up soonest please!

Thankyou,

Sam
What do you mean camping is fun?
by Sam Gordon
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 71481

Results

Just as a point of historical interest, the cone penalty on the Am GS PDF is set at 0.1 seconds, where on the day the penalty was 0.2 seconds per cone. This puts me above Silvio, where infact, he beat me. What a great event of both city and country, industry and pastoral, commercial and domestic. Fr...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 71481

GS Results

Pro Giant Slalom

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Am Giant Slalom

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by Sam Gordon
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 71481

Tight Master

Well Pelle, we did try to knobble you by giving you a dead leg in the 'Pappas Challenge:' http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3477360603_178fcd7cfa.jpg It's a shame that you couldn't make the GS and the following excellent doo at Ramon's place. By the way, Martina sends her love: http://farm4.static...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 18677

Do, don't think!

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Librarian thought food. Faster through the system!
by Sam Gordon
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - London: 5th April
Replies: 6
Views: 7115

Hot X Pictures

Pictures are go: Hog Hill Slalom April 09 - a set on Flickr Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom 2009 - a set on Flickr HOG HILL LONDON 5TH APRIL 2009 - a set on Flickr http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3421992144_72d17f3c1d_b.jpg Semi-final. Sam takes Brazilian Bruno under grey British skies. http://farm4.s...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - London: 5th April
Replies: 6
Views: 7115

Results

Thanks Gustavs. I'm pretty sure that if you'd've been there then I'd've ben battling for third place. You can give Louis a run for his money later in the year! Sam Skateboard Racing - Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - April 5 Final Results Dual-Lane Hybrid Slalom April 5, 2009 • Redbridge Cycling Center –...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 72641

Juggling

I agree with Martin about the course difficulty. What point this does raise is this: How should a course be different for a category that could contain not only the best in the world, but also also allow the participation of those that have turned to skating late in the game? The mixed experience co...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 72641

Masters

In cycling I now race as a 'Veteran' being over 40. I was a 'Master' from 30 until 40. A 'Senior' from 18 to 30. A strong concern is that without more filtering categories existing in skateboard racing, the 'Master' category could become regarded as a backdoor way towards sandbagging. It seems that ...
by Sam Gordon
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th
Replies: 26
Views: 22059

Made in England: Blighty Championships - June 27th/ 28th

Sign up here: http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registration.asp?ContestID=420 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3611718414_f1165ef987_b.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3451716299_842b127367_m.jpg Location: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=51.598721,0.110078&spn=0.021513,0.064545&z=15
by Sam Gordon
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - London: 5th April
Replies: 6
Views: 7115

What we are hoping to run is a dual head to head on the regular course (same as is on Munchhh's video on the sign up) that will continue for the full time period. Louis will be setting the course to be quite open but still exciting. This should reduce cone penalties and speed up the racing.

Once qu...