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by Sam Gordon
Wed May 02, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: England
Topic: CYCLOLAUNCH Dual Slalom, Gravesend - June 10th 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

CYCLOLAUNCH Dual Slalom, Gravesend - June 10th 2012

Gravesend it may be, but this is a new beginning for the Cyclopark track in Kent.

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by Sam Gordon
Wed May 02, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Hog Hill 'Open Season' 19/20th May 2012 - Slalom & Freeride
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Re: Hog Hill 'Open Season' 19/20th May 2012 - Slalom & Freer

One of the favourite skate locations of Europe, Hog Hill has marked its name on the race calendar with its fine hills and better cafe. Come along and race against some of the best in the world, or simply cruise the hills at your own speed. Details: here: http://hoghillskating.blogspot.co.uk/ Signup ...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2012] The RUSH: 8 July - Brands Hatch [Cancelled]
Replies: 3
Views: 1986

[2012] The RUSH: 8 July - Brands Hatch [Cancelled]

THE best slalom hill in the UK and skated on by racing legends for five decades. http://www.ukslalomskateboarding.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/14-Edit-for-web.jpg Giant Slalom and 100 Cone Challenge Facebook event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/267120890047683/ Video: http://yout...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2012] RAZORBACK GAMES - June 30/ July 1st [Prime]
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

Re: 2012 RAZORBACK GAMES - June 30/ July 1st

Slalom Sponsors: http://www.octanesport.com/ http://www.pavel-skates.com/cms/ http://www.seismicskate.com/ Freeride Sponsors: http://www.newtons-shred.co.uk/ Did skating ever need the Olympics? Well, the Hog Hill circuit is a fine by product of said event. In its honour, here's the RAZORBACK GAMES. ...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2012] RAZORBACK GAMES - June 30/ July 1st [Prime]
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

[2012] RAZORBACK GAMES - June 30/ July 1st [Prime]

You said you were ambivalent towards a skate Olympics.
WE GIVE YOU:

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Poster Design: http://www.octanesport.com/
by Sam Gordon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2012] CYCLOLAUNCH Dual Slalom, Gravesend - June 10th
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Re: CYCLOLAUNCH Dual Slalom, Gravesend - June 10th 2012

From 1:30pm 'til the light fades. Sponsors: Octane Sport: http://www.octanesport.com/ Seismic Skate Systems: http://www.seismicskate.com/ Hybrid slalom at http://www.cyclopark.com/ This is a welcome return to a new location that has a fantastic sloped straight for slalom and a skatepark attached. Th...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2012] CYCLOLAUNCH Dual Slalom, Gravesend - June 10th
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

[2012] CYCLOLAUNCH Dual Slalom, Gravesend - June 10th

Gravesend it may be, but this is a new beginning for the Cyclopark track in Kent.

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by Sam Gordon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2012]Hog Hill 'Open Season' 19/20 May - Slalom & Freeride
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Re: Hog Hill 'Open Season' 19/20th May 2012 - Slalom & Freer

One of the favourite skate locations of Europe, Hog Hill has marked its name on the race calendar with its fine hills and better cafe. Come along and race against some of the best in the world, or simply cruise the hills at your own speed. Details: here: http://hoghillskating.blogspot.co.uk/ Signup ...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: 2012 Contest Calendar
Topic: Thread to discuss Dates, Status voting etc. for 2012
Replies: 114
Views: 61949

Re: 2012 International Slalom Contest Schedule

Hi Peter, News just in from the UK: 'Hog Hill 1' (May 19/20) is now titled 'Hog Hill Open Season 2012' and has a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/126367277494166/ 'Hog Hill 2' (June 30/ July 1) is now titled '2012 Razorback Games' and will be a slalom version of the Olympics. Can ...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: 2012 Contest Calendar
Topic: Thread to discuss Dates, Status voting etc. for 2012
Replies: 114
Views: 61949

Re: 2012 International Slalom Contest Schedule

Name: CYCLOLAUNCH Dual Slalom Format: Hybrid slalom Date: 10th June 1:30pm-8:00pm Location: Gravesend, Kent Sanction: PLAIN Contact: Sam Gordon jsbgordon@gmail.com Facebook Forum: https://www.facebook.com/events/365492316824219/ We have been invited back as part of the sports events to celebrate the...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: England
Topic: SkAte2: Pump+Grind
Replies: 9
Views: 5202

Re: SkAte2: Pump+Grind

Now Cyclopark are 99% certain that we'll have first usage of the skatepark. Very close indeed. Hoping to hear about the 1% on Friday 24th February.

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This image in no way relates to the one in the post above.

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: England
Topic: SkAte2: Pump+Grind
Replies: 9
Views: 5202

Re: SkAte2: Pump+Grind

Apparently this museum bridges the interest gap for boys from aged six to eleven:

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http://donglutsdinosaurs.com/exhibits-1/


If there were sites like this in the seventies, we'd've never got into skateboards.
by Sam Gordon
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: England
Topic: SkAte2: Pump+Grind
Replies: 9
Views: 5202

Re: SkAte2: Pump+Grind

Ordeal? We could just run the gauntlet uphill without a skateboard:

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by Sam Gordon
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: England
Topic: SkAte2: Pump+Grind
Replies: 9
Views: 5202

Re: SkAte2: Pump+Grind

Just the ONE hundred cones, Jonathan?

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The bridge in the picture at the top can be seen in this aerial view, centre top third (LHS of circuit). We have enough track to make you dizzy.
Now, if only we could angle it a bit further...

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Contest Calendar
Topic: Thread to discuss Dates, Status voting etc. for 2012
Replies: 114
Views: 61949

Re: 2012 International Slalom Contest Schedule

The Euros have often been run on a shoestring, think Switzerland and Amsterdam for example. From a UK perspective, we have found the Czech races to be some of the more consistently organised and enthusiastically run. One of the key factors to a successful event is not so much the ephemera around the...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: 2012 Contest Calendar
Topic: Thread to discuss Dates, Status voting etc. for 2012
Replies: 114
Views: 61949

Re: 2012 International Slalom Contest Schedule

Would it be sensible to run Liberec as the Euros/ Worlds? What do the organisers think?

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: England
Topic: SkAte2: Pump+Grind
Replies: 9
Views: 5202

Re: SkAte2: Pump+Grind

Registration now up on the old 'Other Site:'

http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registrati ... testID=538

Let's blow away the Winter!!!
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 294283

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Hi Robert, I signed in through the Slalomranking section and then registered for my own races as a test. It seemed to work. Don't know whether I'll turn up to them though.
by Sam Gordon
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: England
Topic: SkAte2: Pump+Grind
Replies: 9
Views: 5202

SkAte2: Pump+Grind

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1:00am until Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 5:00pm Where: A2 Cyclopark, Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 9AF (For Sat Nav please use DA11 7NP) Description: Hybrid slalom and single lane giant slalom at http://www.cyclopark.com/ http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6703229...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 294283

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Good work, gents.

As a matter of interest, how does the banner sponsor at the top of the page vary from the monthly site sponsor, and on what terms is it held?
by Sam Gordon
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: 2012 Site Sponsor Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 8607

Re: 2012 Site Sponsor Schedule

June or July please, whichever is not taken! The former is probably best. Paypal is with you know. Can we please link to: http://www.ukslalomskateboarding.org.uk/ http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6514952985_39834c85bc.jpg Nigel, we need more black on the left hand side of the logo!!! Thanks JBH Sam
by Sam Gordon
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships UK: 6-7 Aug

Thanks Dalibor, impressive racing in the Giant Slalom! It was great to have the Slalom Gang Bang Team over in the UK, especially after we have enjoyed such hospitality and well organised events in the Czech Republic. Here are a few pictures from the weekend: http://www.flickr.com/photos/samg/sets/72...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships UK: 6-7 Aug

Given the high volume of racers entered for the BOSC and the time limits imposed on us by Redbridge Council, we will endeavour to run an A and B group of sixteen racers in each class for the Hybrid. If time is pressed then the group sizes will be broken down to one group of sixteen and one group of ...
by Sam Gordon
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships UK: 6-7 Aug

Mini site with registration & payment details is here: https://sites.google.com/site/hoghillboscfreerideaugust2011/home Friday 05.08.2011 6:00pm - Informal meet & greet at the Lambourne End Centre: http://www.lambourne-end.org.uk/html/contact.htm Thereafter at the nearest pub: http://www.millerandca...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships UK: 6-7 Aug

Of course; the best-selling Roadster!
And what a great number plate. Did you steal it off Chaput?
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships UK: 6-7 Aug

http://www.pavel-skates.com/cms/templates/PavelSkates/images/pavel_logo.gif Donald at Pavel Skates will not only be invading Britain at dawn with the entire Gang of Germany, but will also help provide product and have a Pavel stall at the race site: http://www.pavel-skates.com/cms/ Welcome invasion...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships UK: 6-7 Aug

http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/skin/frontend/default/octane/images/logo.png Main event sponsors Octane Sport http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/ have very kindly offered up prize money for the Over All Combined top three finishers in the BOSC . 1st Place: 150 Euros 2nd Place: 100 Euros 3rd Place ...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule
Replies: 57
Views: 16955

Re: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule

Thanks Jani.
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule
Replies: 57
Views: 16955

Re: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule

Would it be possible that as site sponsor, we could have a link to the UKSSA with the graphic above as discussed? There seem to be various graphic sponsor links floating around the site. We'd love to be amongst them, if only for a month! Link here: http://www.ukslalomskateboarding.com/ Graphic here:...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug 11

Prices now reduced!

We are now doing £10 for each day with £10 camping.

Log in, Registration and Paypal payment on the microsite just here: https://sites.google.com/site/hoghillbo ... t2011/home

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Photo: Ian Stone
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Glastonbury Ales Love Monkey Open Slalom Championships @NASS
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Re: Glastonbury Ales Love Monkey Open Slalom Championships @

Congratulations to Slipa for his 'rising from the dead' to take the overall at NASS this year. http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6146/5926475310_6d1e8b61ce_z.jpg Pavel rider Louis 'Slipa' Selby Here are the final placings: Louis Selby Mike Allison Mmedo Duffort Bruno Oliveira Sam Gordon Paul T-C Sam Sl...
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug 11

Fourth edition!!! Once again we return to the best purpose built slalom facility in a major European capital. Unlike many other high profile events, we have on site cafe, changing rooms, perfect tarmac and a campsite that provides some of the best home grown meat in the country. And public liability...
by Sam Gordon
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Hog Hill Open Season 11th - 12th June 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Hog Hill Open Season 11th - 12th June 2011

If you've found yourself in the UK, no matter if you are with or without board, dammit but there's just one place you should head... This weekend: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5552616997_ca53718795_z.jpg Full details: https://sites.google.com/site/hoghillosjune2011/ Facebook Group: http://www...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 13624

Re: Does anyone care about ranking?

I do care about the ranking. Corky's not inconsiderable effort is a fine historical document of our sport over the last decade. Think how we like to look back at the names and pictures in old skate magazines. This is a comparable reference. Most of us know that we are not in the ranked position that...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: KATHRIN SEHL PRO MODEL
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

Re: KATHRIN SEHL PRO MODEL

Hi Donald, Any of Ella's or Kathrin's decks coming over to Hog Hill to tempt the UK riders? http://www.pavel-skates.com/cms/images/stories/Boards-Slalom/sehl.jpg http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/180124_10150108322454521_510589520_6070132_1695818_n.jpg http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hph...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 294283

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Agree with Rob; great work.
Don't forget your site sponsors!
by Sam Gordon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule
Replies: 57
Views: 16955

Re: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule

Could we possibly update the monthly site sponsor in order to keep certain parties happy? I know that when the UKSSA's turn comes around, we want to be featured from 12:01 am on July 1 onwards. You can forget about updating after that!

Thank you,

Sam
by Sam Gordon
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule
Replies: 57
Views: 16955

UKSSA logo

I'm all for that!
Maybe for July we try the white background version?
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Or even the hotsexy high octane version: Image
by Sam Gordon
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Amsterdam Slalom Series #5 May 6-7-8 [MAIN]
Replies: 67
Views: 26933

Pictures

Fine by me!
by Sam Gordon
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

[2011] Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116028938469851 http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5273/5885521929_4d6453ef41_z.jpg British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 August 2011 Where: Hog Hill http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=547291&Y=191903&A=Y&Z=110 Closest tube station: Fairlop, it's a fai...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: England
Topic: Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug 11
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

Freeride & British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 Aug 11

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116028938469851 http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4686258638_3389065cc6_b.jpg British Open Slalom Championships: 6-7 August 2011 BE AWARE: Friday 5th August afternoon may be used for qualifying, pending permissions. Where: Hog Hill http://www.street...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Latvia
Topic: Gints Gailitis 1964 - 2011 R.I.P ;(
Replies: 32
Views: 22504

Very sorry to hear this sad news. Gints' race times were always a measure that I would try to approach. Competition is most exciting when times are close. With Gustav's fast times, the Gailitis family has provided a dynasty of competition and aspiration. My thoughts and condolences go out to the Gai...
by Sam Gordon
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: England
Topic: X in the City: 22-24th October 2010 [Cancelled]
Replies: 11
Views: 6440

X in the City

Hi Robert, Unfortunately this competition will not now go ahead. The event organiser realised that in order to make it work to the best of his capacity, there would have to be much more preparation given the volume of different sports organisations and styles of display involved. The April revised d...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] European Sanctions surrounding the UK events
Replies: 6
Views: 3197

Damn those Czechs! Actually, the CZ team put on the best and most organised races of the year, so let's do nothing to hinder their good work. Both Hradek Kralove and Policka are memorable for all of the right reasons. The guys step up to the mark every time and add value to every event. In reality, ...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2011] European Sanctions surrounding the UK events
Replies: 6
Views: 3197

[2011] European Sanctions surrounding the UK events

Having lost quite a bit of money last year in hosting a race where just one International made an appearance, would it be at all possible that no high-rated sanctions are handed-out in the weeks surrounding the UK event? We have, after all, booked the time, paid for the hills, insurance and camping ...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 294283

Voting

No worries Pat; that seemed very straight forward.
by Sam Gordon
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule
Replies: 57
Views: 16955

July Payment

Please put the UKSSA down for July 2011 sponsorship with a link to the Association Website at:

http://www.ukslalomskateboarding.com/

Payment has been made.

Thank you,

Sam