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by Sam Gordon
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Setup
Replies: 0
Views: 3931

Virage Setup

How do you run yours? Here's a few general setup suggestions: If you prefer a quicker turning front truck to see you rapidly around the cones then you could do a lot worse than running a pair of Khiro barrels up front as below: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/3376186791_df5c72e3d4_b.jpg http://...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Front Production Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 4835

Riser angles

Why 3 and 5 degree risers? Greater adjustability. Here are a few compound riser variables to show possible angles: 3 5 3+3=6 3+5=8 3+3+3=9 5=5=10 5+3+3=11 3+3+3+3=12 5+5+3=13 5+3+3+3=14 5+5+5=15 The front truck has been effectively pre-wedged straight out of the box to the steep angle of 55 degrees....
by Sam Gordon
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 30690

Team

Just hold on a goddam second... Isn't Pelle the chap who forgot his flight departure time at the GOG race, thinking 16:00 meant 6pm? Isn't Pelle's best Giant Slalom result recorded when all he wore was a lime mankini? Doesn't Pelle gauge his tan from the 'commonly requested hardwods' colour scale? I...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16175

Tight?

I'm sitting tighter than a blowfish's backside.

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Think I've just vacuumed myself to this charming girl's hand.
by Sam Gordon
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16175

Pelle

Holy Crap.
Does this mean I have to wear a lime green mankini from here on?

Sam


Nice one Pelle!
by Sam Gordon
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Production Version Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 7663

Virage finish

You got it, Pelle. These are the only trucks that are 'Ribbed For Pleasure.'
by Sam Gordon
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: JISSA
Replies: 130
Views: 39359

Rip van Winkle

How do all you guys post in March when it's still late February? Damn frick'n analogue watch.
by Sam Gordon
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: DOMINIK KOWALSKI - Perfect season 2008!
Replies: 20
Views: 8333

This bus?

Yeah. You lend your camera to a supposed 'friend' for ten seconds... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2647463872_d4d79f06df.jpg He could've at least changed the exposure to give the guy on the right a bit of a tanned look. And weight. And focused better. And whilst we're on the records page, wasn...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16175

Sell my G.O.G.s Carsten??? Never! Damien Hirst has offered to preserve the trucks in Formaldehyde and display them in the Saatchi gallery where they will attain their deserved value as true high art. http://www.galerieweishaupt.de/logo%20bilder/DAMIEN-HIRST.jpg I said, "Oi Damien, No! You can stick ...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16175

Rear of the year

Thanks Michael!

No shame in appreciating fine booty, as our Eirish cousins will vouch:

http://www.peoplesrepublicofcork.com/~p ... p?t=148589

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One for Pelle there.
by Sam Gordon
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12764

Conversion

If you use this popular currency converter: http://www.xe.com/ Then this fine product comes in at the even more reasonable $123.78 http://web.me.com/samgordon/Site/Skate_Blog/Entries/2009/1/17_Virage_Testing_files/shapeimage_1.jpg But with every Virage pre-order the UK economy improves and the Pound...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - London: 5th April
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

Here's the gen on couse setup: Cone spacing can vary according to wind direction and variable conditions on the day - in other words, if the wind is behind you then speed is increased with the corresponding increase in cone distance. Similarly, if the track is greasy then the offsets will be reduced...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - London: 5th April
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

Training

As regards practice on other parts of the track: We have a pencil booking for the 0.5 km track on Sunday afternoon. http://www.vision-rcl.org.uk/images/1track6.gif http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2975048089_ebc37451fe.jpg Just to give you an idea of the scale of this shorter track, the bottom ri...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - London: 5th April
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

[2009] Hog Hill Hot Cross Slalom - London: 5th April

Sign up here: http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registration.asp?ContestID=409 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/Hotcrossfun.jpg http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1533151/the_cracklin_hog_hill_london_20_07_08/ A dual lane hybrid slalom with start ramps at Redbridge Cycle Centre starting at 12:00...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 62345

Accommodation

Thanks for the offer to check accommodation, Ramon; it might be useful for others.

I've booked Paul Price, David O and myself into the Hotel California on the North East side. It's above PapaJoe's Bar.

We can check out any time we like.

Sam

Now includes Louis and Rob!
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 62345

Location, location, location

Thanks Ramon.

Are there any more details as to the schedule, and is there a better area of Zurich in which to stay that might have good access to both the old part of town/ lake/ bars and of course, the race site?

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: England
Topic: World Champs in the UK 2009?
Replies: 9
Views: 7091

UK Worlds

It's a good question Spike. There are three key factors that you need to have in place in order to consider hosting the Worlds: location, funding and organisation. Hog Hill (Redbridge Cycle Centre) is a great place for dual slalom. Where we have hired on the shorter circuit would be perfect for a wo...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Batz Island Slalom 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 7125

Callot

Batz always looks like a excellent event. Getting there is as much as an adventure as is the skating. It's a shame that it falls during the family gathering time. Callot, however, does not. Are there accurate dates for this June competition so that we can check out transport and accommodation? http:...
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: TEENAGE WARNING
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Underpants

Louis goes commando.

Allegedly.
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: TEENAGE WARNING
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Louis 'Slipa' Selby

'Slipa' has been charging like a scimitar through silk all of last year and by the end of this one he should be the UK's number one ranked rider. There are a few indigenous old folk who will be using standard darstardly tactics to prevent such a situation. Booze and girls usually does the trick with...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 62345

Tunnel Race 2

Hello gents, is there any further information on this event, such as start time of race and accurate location? Would it be sensible to stay in Zurich, or is the tunnel in a town on the Zurich environs? I'm under local pressure to do something different on this weekend, so have to be armed with detai...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 62345

Tunnel Flight

Here's one for the English skaters: http://www.swiss.com/web/EN/Pages/index.aspx?Country=GB Swisssair Outbound flight: London (London Heathrow) - Zurich Fri. 24.04.2009 19:50 LHR - 22:35 ZRHLX 339Economy Saver(E) Swissair Inbound flight: Zurich - London (London Heathrow) Sun. 26.04.2009 20:25 ZRH - ...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Cadwell Park GS Jam Sunday 8th February
Replies: 6
Views: 3682

Victory

That's one gift you won't be getting at Christmas.

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] Cadwell Park GS Jam Sunday 8th February
Replies: 6
Views: 3682

airport

Hi Pelle,

Let us know to which airport and on which flight you might be headed. We can then work out what might be the best transit route to Cadwell.

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 17784

Site Sponsorship

In that case please put me down for May.
Please can it have my name including a link to this website:
http://ukslalomskateboarding.com/

And do we paypal this address?
issa@slalomskateboarder.com

Thanks,



Sam

Now paid!
by Sam Gordon
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 17784

Site Sponsor Schedule 2009

Has this been discussed and sorted as yet? Is the site now covered for funds for the forseeable future? If not then count me in for a month sponsorship next year. Sam I'm hijacking Sam's topic here to handle the signups! ========================== Site sponsor schedule 2009 =========================...
by Sam Gordon
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 plans
Replies: 43
Views: 25687

Season 2009

Good on Ramon for getting the ball rolling for a 2009 Contest Calendar.

Has this now been posted somewhere that is not immediately obvious, or could one possibly be set up to mimic last year's layout? It is a very helpful planning resource.

Thanks!

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Pavel
Topic: TOP SCORER
Replies: 6
Views: 3973

Kowalski

Damn fine sickeningly good ambassadorski.

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Congratulations!
by Sam Gordon
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Hog Hill GS: London - Sunday 26th October 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 2864

Weather

Here's what the Beeb think about the weekend weather:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0008
by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Status Marshals 2008 (and 2009)
Replies: 35
Views: 16284

Marshall

Thanks gents, but like Guillaume I'm a little pushed for time, so couldn't make a fair crack at this role. Us Brits'll have a chat about it at the Hog Hill GS race on Sunday (if it rains).

Sam


Always avoided the army, although they do have some very fine discipline techniques.
by Sam Gordon
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: 2012 Worlds in London
Replies: 9
Views: 3946

Hog Hill GS: London - Sunday 26th October 2008

Save a few quid now and enter a REAL event in London:

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by Sam Gordon
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: World Paul Price Day...
Replies: 8
Views: 4807

Happy Birthday Paul.

Cheers!

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by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: NEW AXE FOAMCORES AND THE THE NEW C.I.V.
Replies: 26
Views: 19206

Where's Mike?

Oh.

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by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: NEW AXE FOAMCORES AND THE THE NEW C.I.V.
Replies: 26
Views: 19206

Where's Mike?

Haven't seen nor heard from Civ in quite a while now.

Some say he's been involved in underhand shullduggery to turn a quick buck on the back of the collapsing Western economy.

Personally, I haven't seen any evidence to back that up.


Sam
by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Hog Hill GS: London - Sunday 26th October 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 2864

Hog Hill GS: London - Sunday 26th October 2008

Fancie a quickie? http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registration.asp?ContestID=399 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2931455352_9f24a82cee_o.jpg Single lane GS with start ramp. Best of three runs, time and conditions allowing! Entry includes freeride hill and LDP use of the lower circuit. Racer sign up...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Désaxé World Cup, Grenoble, Sept 13-14 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 107
Views: 73399

Grenoble pictures

http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/sets/72157607297468784/ <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/2858219896/" title="DSC01361 by samg, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2858219896_4a25ba1e70_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC01361"></a> http://farm4.static.flickr.co...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 176
Views: 71364

Results

He he!

As a matter of interest, have I missed where the European overall Pro and Am results are listed, or are these still in the process of being worked out?

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 176
Views: 71364

Sports Watch

Did anyone notice one of the multi-talented Hadestrand boys leading out the peleton amongst the framed photographs in the cycle track cafe? http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/2774888577_7544aa6a61.jpg In another world I'd suggest that Berlin Ollie is just over his left shoulder, with Ramon and Cars...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 176
Views: 71364

Amsterdam snaps

http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/sets/72157606814083746/ <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/2775012173/" title="DSC01202 by samg, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2775012173_3cb6feb20d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01202"></a> Thanks Flavio, Donald and the Du...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: POLICKA SLALOM WORLD CUP 2008 - 9-10 AUG - [MAIN]
Replies: 73
Views: 29416

Thanks

Thanks very much for putting on a great race and head-pulping after-party. Here's a few pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/sets/72157606682555214/ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2755136066_da9a97bf10_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/2755152838_5fa8dbbf2c.jpg http://farm4.stati...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: POLICKA SLALOM WORLD CUP 2008 - 9-10 AUG - [MAIN]
Replies: 73
Views: 29416

Transit

I've just received a text from Louis Selby to say that he is in travelling down from Berlin and will not be able to make the shuttle at Prague and so will head to Policka by train. He should arrive much later this evening. Please delete him from the shuttle list. If anyone else reads this, and is ta...
by Sam Gordon
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: POLICKA SLALOM WORLD CUP 2008 - 9-10 AUG - [MAIN]
Replies: 73
Views: 29416

Accommodation

Thanks for booking accommodation. It looks like UK skaters Sam Gordon and Paul Price will not require the shuttle service, but will need to know the location of the accommodation. I've checked lightly, but cannot see an address or website for where we are staying. Is there any information available?...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: 2008 World Championships - Gothenburg, Sweden
Topic: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF SLALOM SKATEBOARDING, GOTHENBURG, 1-3
Replies: 148
Views: 79342

Worlds Pictures

http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/sets/72157606550490402/ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/2732238789_e97d5055b0_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2733071542_e41d0476f2.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2732377023_99ebca0849_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2732375079_f0f8...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: My Gecko
Replies: 55
Views: 41685

Gothenburg

That's exactly where he'll hit his peak, Robert. Then he's off to downtune in Beijing, replacing Dwayne Chambers in the 100m sprint.
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Gecko
Topic: My Gecko
Replies: 55
Views: 41685

Hog Hill

Just for accuracy as opposed to PR sake, Louis crashed in qualifying, so would have met Martin one round further on in the competition, had he beaten Chris Linford in the top bracket section. All racers were welcome to help with the bracketing and indeed a request was made to help speed up the situa...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: POLICKA SLALOM WORLD CUP 2008 - 9-10 AUG - [MAIN]
Replies: 73
Views: 29416

Accommodation and shuttle

Dammit if Louis is in and Pelle is in, then I'm in. Please book Sam Gordon and the ubiquitous Paul Price for accommodation on Friday the 8th and Saturday 9th August. And book us on the shuttle too. We're looking into the posibility of hiring a car because of a return flight on the Sunday, so the shu...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Hog Hill Slalom: THE CRACKLING - London 20 July 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3239

T-Shirts

Hi Spike, the type graphic will indeed appear on a black t-shirt and should be available through Michael Stride at Octane Sport soon: http://www.octanesport.com/ . The Hog image won't be on the shirt because it is a borrowed graphic and therefore copyright reasons prevent its usage. This comp should...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Hog Hill Slalom: THE CRACKLING - London 20 July 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3239

Hog Hill Slalom: THE CRACKLING - London 20 July 2008

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/HOGnewidea-1.jpg Now official, here's a slalom race date for your diaries: Sunday 20th July 2008 The Crackling contest registration: http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registration.asp?ContestID=386 We have the track from 12:00 until 4:00pm on Sunday (includ...
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: British Open Slalom Championships, June 13-15 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 6485

Love Monkey British open Slalom Championsships 2008 RESULTS

Day 1 Hybrid Slalom:
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Day 2 Tight Slalom:
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Pics by Paul Price
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: flowing around
Replies: 31
Views: 20990

Love Monkey British Open Slalom Champioships, NASS 2008

Wax, here's one for you. The British Open Slalom Championship this weekend was sponsored by a new micro-brewery called Glastonbury Ales. Free beer for competitors and a keg for the winner. That was all the inspiration Paul Price needed, getting first place on both days. http://www.glastonburyales.co...