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by Sam Gordon
Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:17 am
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: TnR Designs foot stop
Replies: 23
Views: 24876

Placed as far forward as possible, this Tnr block allows the foot to be right over the front truck (in this case a Radikal) whilst preventing 'foot creep' over a comparatively short nose. The block is a simple design, beautifully engineered and one that will accomodate both goofy and regular riders....
by Sam Gordon
Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:52 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: S-Camber PS
Replies: 35
Views: 35775

Dodgy rear

Good call TK. http://slalomskateboarder.com/Boards/RoeRacing/SCamberBaseXmas.jpg http://slalomskateboarder.com/Trucks/Radikal/DragonsTailRear01.jpg The first image does not show it too well, but the rear Radikal is wedged with a 12 degree Swiss MDF block (fat side to tail), on top of which I've adde...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Dec 04, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: S-Camber PS
Replies: 35
Views: 35775

Ye-S!

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Wedge the hell out of the back truck, wind it up and watch it go.
by Sam Gordon
Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: 3dm
Topic: 30"
Replies: 6
Views: 7447

He's living in a Winter Wonderland of Santa's knee fantasy.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Boards/3dm/3dm-plank2.jpg http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Boards/Turner/Turner_GS.jpg I'd like to try this full-tailed 3dm plank shape using the construcion technique of the early GS Hybrid and fine tuned with a bit of PPS's C Block Kit. In the interim, how is th...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Fibreflex
Topic: model "Response"
Replies: 17
Views: 19383

FibreFlex re-issues and Response TS

http://64.49.221.210/pix/samg/102_0213_IMG.JPG http://64.49.221.210/pix/samg/102_0212_IMG.JPG FibreFlex have always had a glowing slalom history that has been kept in the public eye in recent years by team members Siale, Attila, Sharon Sidlo and Paul Price to name but a few. With such excellent rid...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Oct 31, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: The New line
Replies: 26
Views: 22330

Images of the Recent Roe productions under discussion:

http://homepage.mac.com/garyholl/.cv/garyholl/Sites/.Pictures/Gary's%20Sponsors/HOLL28.25_1.JPG-thumb_140_105.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/garyholl/.cv/garyholl/Sites/.Pictures/Gary's%20Sponsors/HOLL31_1.JPG-thumb_140_105.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/garyholl/.cv/garyholl/Sites/.Pictures/Gary's%20Spo...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: Airflow Slalom Skateboards
Replies: 6
Views: 7157

Greuningen 2003

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/Greuningen/ChrisHart.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/Greuningen/Anastasia.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/Greuningen/Leon.JPG Airflow riders Chris Hart and Nastasja Wolfensberger at Greuningen with the UK's Leon Clark on the A...
by Sam Gordon
Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: England
Topic: UK riders then - now
Replies: 7
Views: 5869

Brits abroad: Greuningen 2003

Reckon as the thighs might look something a little bit like these: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/Greuningen/Leon.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/Greuningen/JimNutsack.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/Greuningen/Paul%20Price.JPG http://www.slalomskateboarder....
by Sam Gordon
Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:16 pm
Forum: Racer Profiles
Topic: Soderhall, Jani - Sweden
Replies: 3
Views: 5763

Mr Soderhall

Contrary to the avatar, Jani does actually ride his board:

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But to quote Nastasja from Airflow: "Some people only need one run."
by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: The New line
Replies: 26
Views: 22330

Roe Website

In addition, would it be possible to include details of the typical recommended wheelbase for each deck? For example, There are little clues as to the design purpose between the Holl 31" and the Bullet. Both look good, but would one be better suited to 'hybrid' or short-spaced GS than another? ...an...
by Sam Gordon
Sat Oct 18, 2003 11:49 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Slalom Board Kicktail. Construction & Function.
Replies: 29
Views: 26668

He's answering a question from half a bloomin' month ago:

Chris Stepanek wrote:GS s-camber anyone??? :smile:
Chris, Bullet PS GS mild S-Camber. Count me in!
by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Slalom Board Kicktail. Construction & Function.
Replies: 29
Views: 26668

Well spotted Glen! The deck is one of Gareth's pre production Crossfires with the kevlar base and came with the double drilling. Because the board is so stiff for my weight (10 stone) I used the outer holes in order to get a bit of compliance, but also to have a wheelbase around 17 1/2 inches. These...
by Sam Gordon
Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:23 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Slalom Board Kicktail. Construction & Function.
Replies: 29
Views: 26668

Slalom kicktails

Having seen various slalom kicktails in use at Grueningen to good effect, I thought I'd pre-empt Gareth's S-Camber design and knock one up myself. My main interest was not so much to increase pump leverage, but more a way of giving a rapid foot locator to the pushing rear foot. In such a way the kic...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003] European Championships - Results & first impressi
Replies: 37
Views: 42740

Corky,

I thought you did too darn well for a sick man. Next year I'm relying on a pan-European epidemic to boost my position.

...and I'll start buying the Guardian newspaper to see the results printed troothfully to, right Jon?
by Sam Gordon
Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: The New line
Replies: 26
Views: 22330

If the website is still in the development stage, then one feature that might be included would be the capacity to overlay the line-drawings of each deck with another. If the front truck mounting point was used as a centre marker, then a potential customer could compare and contrast foot spacing dis...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: LAZER TRUCKS
Replies: 21
Views: 15988

Jon, Jim Slater swears by the wider version of these trucks. Jim 'Nutsack' covets and recommends them too. Both guys demonstrate how tight UK slalom should be done, and having seen what Luca's running at Grunigen it pretty soon becomes clear that some of the older products have a geometry better sui...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New England Striper Fishing
Replies: 20
Views: 9056

Checked out Farlow's http://www.farlows.co.uk/ this am for JR Hartley's tome on Z-Flex and the Dogtown phenomenon. No sign. They did, however, offer me a dual-purpose dog that could both ollie and carve. Down boy.
by Sam Gordon
Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: 2003 Cross-Fire (Tight Slalom)
Replies: 23
Views: 17996

I ran one of the Kevlar-based pre-production CrossFires on the flat at Hyde Park, following Paul Price's Thursday markings as closely as was viable (6-7ft mixed offset). At the end of the couse I put eight cones straight, five feet each apart in order to test the TS capacity of this deck. The CrossF...
by Sam Gordon
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Antibes, Euro Championships, 20-21 Sept
Replies: 40
Views: 30909

For UK skaters thinking about heading on down to Antibes for the last rays of Summer, Easyjet.com are currently offering flights to Nice for around £100 if you head out on the Friday (19 Sept) from Gatwick and return Sunday (21 Sept) evening. Nice is about 12km from Antibes, apparently. <font size=-...
by Sam Gordon
Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Tall Risers in Back
Replies: 1
Views: 3004

The Swiss boards do have a cambered flex similar to the arched back of a hissing cat. With a comparatively soft flex to the American equivalent, there is greater inversion when the deck is down-weighted in pump and so approaches a 'bottoming out' situation. This greater flex and liveliness is in par...
by Sam Gordon
Fri Jan 03, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Indiana Skateboards
Replies: 10
Views: 11593

Leo, it's best that I answer in place of Jani as regards the above featured boards (it's a posession thing). The Indiana was set up to do the Eastbourne offset slalom course (6-8ft) set by Clingfilm, with a single skyhook from http://www.lushlongboards.com used as a footblock. If you look at the dir...