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by Christopher Bara
Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

exactly...and how many you go to......
but i guess "it is what it is"....it's only a problem if folks put too much weight into it

We all know what races are the best run and most competative

which riders are the fastest....

...and all that
by Christopher Bara
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

what do i get for my $25?
by Christopher Bara
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

interesting thing about Chicago is your Outlaw spot is probably one of the most scenic downtown spots in the nation........great pavement....spectators......it kind of goes against every preconception of what an outlaw spot is, ya know? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/KCRChrisB/Chicago%202004...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

shortened version.

Don, you hit the nail right on the head

by the way....mark your calendars

Buckeye Series dates
March 11/12
April 8/9
May 13/14
(race on saturdays, rain date on sundays)

The Buckeye Open still the grand daddy on June 23-24-25

more to come soon
by Christopher Bara
Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

why not come up with a scoring system for the states, that incorporates all the races, east and west, in a rank order based on size, scope and destination?
by Christopher Bara
Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

two primes....in the fastest growing region in the states.....
talk about a buzzkill for "growing the sport"

(besides, i thought we had 3 primes?)
by Christopher Bara
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

maybe i'm just an idiot, but i'm confused here.
If St Louis has been going on for years,
always the same weekend,
always the same location.
A two day event at a great race site,
after-race party,
the whole nine...

why isnt it a prime?....this should be a no-brainer

wtf?
by Christopher Bara
Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Wefunk
Topic: back to the oldschool
Replies: 17
Views: 16592

nose guards

Hey Ted, since youre in the states, just go to the auto supply shop and buy some door edge guards. They come in black, white and chrome. Slotted rubber strips with silicone adhesive in the middle......cut it to the length you want, cut a "v" at the center point, so it folds back without bunching up ...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner Eurofighter
Replies: 25
Views: 21446

I used a drilling template that a friend had made....it had two 2" thick metal blocks with the old school patern that slid metal rods so you can make sure they're drilled straight....once youre positive it's centered correctly....even with that, it was tough because of the big camber on the board. I...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner Eurofighter
Replies: 25
Views: 21446

After several different set ups, this is how i now run my Euro... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/KCRChrisB/Turners/100_0470.jpg Now, since you asked, here you go..... It's a fun little board....fun....and little... The set up with Av's doesnt feel very comfortable going slow, but when you're...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Southern Culture On The Skids
Replies: 345
Views: 269172

No Texas for me this year...I know Greg's considering it.....It's tempting though...it's been so grey here for so damn long i forgot what the sunshine looks like.. Superbowl tickets....suuuure....this is the first time there'll be two pro teams playing each other on Ford Field !! .........i'll be wa...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Southern Culture On The Skids
Replies: 345
Views: 269172

OK....i've been in a non-posting mood lately, but Tuck...i couldnt resist.... Fadell and i spent 6 weekends indoors because it was below freezing and 2 feet of snow. The day after Christmas we got out, but most of the hills were covered in slush, so we made do with one and just set up the cones wide...
by Christopher Bara
Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom picture of the year 2005
Replies: 75
Views: 52047

yeah, yeah....it is....and i know she's actually older than 13...and i took special care not to glance her way at the race....I know NCL's a proud papa....just tryin' to keep the wolves at bay
by Christopher Bara
Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom picture of the year 2005
Replies: 75
Views: 52047

I know Flounders since he's the one that shoots those shots from the ground up....laying down right next to the cone......scares the SHIT out of ya sometimes!

I'm guessing Fadells is the one with the GF imprinted on it? (heh heh)

That downhill blur shot at the top is a good one too
by Christopher Bara
Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom picture of the year 2005
Replies: 75
Views: 52047

heh heh....Don.....those girls are, like, 13 years old....

(that's not a Fadell shot...it's mine...i just tossed it in for something that looks a bit different)
by Christopher Bara
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom picture of the year 2005
Replies: 75
Views: 52047

sorry folks...you cant have a "best picture" contest without inviting Fadell to the forum...then anybody else can vote on who's pics are second best (P.S. Here's Noah Heinle and Chris Barker fighting to the end at the Dixie Cup) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/KCRChrisB/Dixie%20Cup%202005/Cop...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom St. Louis
Replies: 3
Views: 3210

I cant believe that folks would vote this as a basic instead of a Prime....Last years race was a great time....I'll lay 10 to 1 half the votors in this poll have no idea what the venues look like, outside of the one they want to win.... maybe if folks saw the course, they'd know....... You're gettin...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Chicago Shoot Out
Replies: 2
Views: 2777

Hey Chris......what location is this going to be at in 06? And is this going to be a two race event?
by Christopher Bara
Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The Farm (Vista, New York)
Replies: 2
Views: 2812

If this race gets open up to a MAIN in 06, as it appears to be headed, will the number of opennings be expanded to more than 50 skaters?
by Christopher Bara
Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The Buckeye Open (Columbus, Ohio)
Replies: 5
Views: 4365

To those thinking this is a BASIC.....are you aware this is Mollicas race? On THIS hill?? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/KCRChrisB/w%20stuff%20w/fub9yq.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/KCRChrisB/w%20stuff%20w/fubaeq.jpg We've raced there in 05 And there's nothing basic about this h...
by Christopher Bara
Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What's It All About?
Replies: 8
Views: 5068

i know...lets set up a poll to decide when to end it!

heh heh heeee

12/30 sounds good to me
by Christopher Bara
Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

The votings a good idea WT....

I'm one of the guys who clicked on your last "question A" poll but didnt vote.....only because i wasnt really clear on what you were asking.....I think a few other folk did that too
by Christopher Bara
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Racing Preference Poll "A"
Replies: 10
Views: 8125

hey Marion.....Kill City is basically a non-team....kinda like the X-men....so just by NOT being a member automatically would make you a member.

Good input you've had on the rankings thread
by Christopher Bara
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Racing Preference Poll "A"
Replies: 10
Views: 8125

It's kind of an open ended question....does close to home mean i can do it without staying overnight?.....are the races on the same day?......I may travel to a MAIN before going to a LOCAL that's near home to get more experience, or as Hans and Ramon said, if the hill is better....The points themsel...
by Christopher Bara
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

Some of the crew from Buckeye 2005....I'm guessing about the same size as other "traditional races" were in their first years... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/KCRChrisB/Buckeye01%20LaborDay2005/000_0046_0001.jpg Forget all that though...the location is perfect....the pavement is perfect.......
by Christopher Bara
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

4 weeks to go till deadline. All kinds of people stepping forward East of the Miss The West's forum is completely quiet. We have too many races for the Mains/Primes alloted to the East The west still has one more prime and one more main over the east, and no races posted to fill those slots. It's ti...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: NOS completes and more
Replies: 5
Views: 2649

Red C-62's are spoken for.

Thanks G

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by Christopher Bara
Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

for geographical clarity, the east/west boundary should remain the Mississippi....with St Louis given the option.... West, one major, one main East, three main If we can just all settle on that, we can move on to deciding which venue gets what status There's only 31 days left to figure this out. We ...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

you'll never have to twist my arm to get me to come to Toronto, Civ....i love that town
Just didnt want to see any status races falling by the wayside
by Christopher Bara
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

Here's a little more food for thought. Canada is awarded (1) Main and (1) Prime. Yet in 2005 they only had ONE slalom race in Canada, the Dovercourt. Does that mean the Dovercourt was awarded MAIN status? And if it WASNT given a Main status, then did another one go by the wayside? I mean, either way...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

I've been reading this thread with indiference for a while now...if only because the answer is clear and nobody is willing to pull the friggin trigger. The west has (2) big races on the dockets for 06, Hood and Breck. there has been NO talk of anything else. The East has (4) big races to deal with, ...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What are your goals for 2006?
Replies: 67
Views: 46933

I'm gonna break my rusty cage
by Christopher Bara
Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

OK...in looking at this and the USA West site...the East has 2 mains or 1 major/1 main.... The West has 3 mains or 1 major/2 mains One of the races on the calendar for the West is Morro, which we already know wont be the world championship for 2006. The east is filling up fast. Main candidates alrea...
by Christopher Bara
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic
Replies: 9
Views: 8219

As good as the Dixie cup was...and will be, it's pretty tough to say the Major should go anywhere other than Breck,....it's the US championship...and they have tradition on their side
by Christopher Bara
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

I'm doing a little maintenance on it Claude....check your Email
by Christopher Bara
Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

Right on Goad....St Louis is Prime.......

start the petition
by Christopher Bara
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

Columbus Slalom Series: Kenny and i will work out some details over the next couple weeks, but looking at the 2005 calendar for time gaps, it looks like there'll be a race at the Columbus Derby hill the 2nd Saturday of every month, March thru June....possibly July as well. It's almost as steep as Ho...
by Christopher Bara
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 162459

Far be it from me to post my opinion..... but after talking to Gale, i got the impression that there wasnt going to be a W.V. race in 2006. Let's try not to get ourselves in another SNAFU similar to this years Dixie Cup. However, in comparing one venue to another, the St Louis race is more of a Prim...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

Marion....DHB's....you put on a great show....i could say what the others have said about this past weekend, but i'll let the pictures do the talking...and if you weren't there.....this is the kind of stuff you missed http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/KCRChrisB/Dixie%20Cup%202005/100_0317.jpg T...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

Hey Canadian Chris...your link works great....for all the talk of hobby hill....picture number 122 says it best....before you think it's "any old hill"...those 4 cones on the left hand side on the bottom (across from the guy with the red shirt, jeans and white hat) are on flat land .....that gives a...
by Christopher Bara
Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

7:30 am

Time to go pick up Greg and Steve

700 miles to the last big race of 2005

See y'all tonight
by Christopher Bara
Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 100786

Corky came up with the system... Corkly manages the site.... The case was made to change the points for the race.... It was a denied.... It's within the guidelines to deny the request... done deal let's move on We're missing the forest for the trees...it's the race that's important, .....the race wo...
by Christopher Bara
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

Hey soldier, do you know whose in command here?


Ain't you?
by Christopher Bara
Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

You smell that? Do you smell that?... Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, yo...
by Christopher Bara
Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

Dont lose too much sleep over it Marion.....a good race isnt dependent on the "status" anyway...good people...a good venue...keeping the action moving....a good party...that's all the stuff that makes up a good race...all you can do is state your case on the status level and if it doesnt work out, n...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 100786

top ranked skaters who are not attending the race, and who are really into the points system, will object...though not likely in this forum...I think that's what Jack is getting at...

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by Christopher Bara
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

no prob Mike....i've got plenty of others

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by Christopher Bara
Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

I'm sorry Mike

But i cant

It's kinda like "modified tourettes syndrome"

cheer up...

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pe'pe' loves you
by Christopher Bara
Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 100786

I was originally thinking along the same lines as Troy..."F* it, who cares, lets race"... especially since i'm not in a points hunt and really dont give it much thought but... The WV race was cancelled long ago. The east has nothing to designate as a "prime" race (i dont think, what was Athens?) Thi...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 174168

hard to say...it's about an 11 hour drive from my place...depending on traffic, rest stops and speed traps....7:00ish?