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by Christopher Bara
Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Chi-Costa / Chi-Town Shoot-out, July 24-25, 2004
Replies: 56
Views: 44016

I'm possible for that week too.....to be honest though, it really was nice outside with the city skyline behind us and the sun overhead....not so sure you're going to get the same feel in a garage... People have been writing for ages how much they would like to see an event in a city, as opposed to ...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: The chicago underground, June 26, 2004...
Replies: 21
Views: 12367

Brother Dave.....sorry i missed ya again....Sidlo and the Freak Bro's put on a great event....locals were great...the St Lou guys are pure skateboarders..... Looks like they'll be doing it again later in the year though! At the very latest, i'll be seeing ya at the Bridge. You tap the kegs, i'll bri...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Dragon tail, two heights?
Replies: 9
Views: 8101

Thanks folks....On a related note, i'm glad you brought up that damn front truck. I put my rads on a Pistol DP board (Jeff, these were the ones that were on that Turner over the weekend....i re-tooled all day Sunday....that's the price ya pay for not finishing in the top 3, aye?) I lifted the rear l...
by Christopher Bara
Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: The chicago underground, June 26, 2004...
Replies: 21
Views: 12367

How friggin' great was that?...... Alan, you and the Chi-town guys put on a great race. Just further proof that you dont need big sponsors, huge advertizing and months of planning to host a great event. Just great brothers, a great location, smooth pavement, a great city and allot of stoke. Thanks f...
by Christopher Bara
Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Kill City Racing - Detroit
Replies: 19
Views: 10729

No Doubt Jeff.....you brought allot of energy with you to the race and that's one of the things that made it a great day.... It's good to finally see some of the midwest cities getting together for an event, even if it's a lil' outlaw job. Pleasure meetin' ya....and i know we'll be drinking in W V i...
by Christopher Bara
Sun Jun 27, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Dragon tail, two heights?
Replies: 9
Views: 8101

Dragon tail, two heights?

I'm was looking at my Dragon claw before i was about to add another 1/8" riser because of wheelbite and see that it looks to have a setting to put the trailing arms up higher and raise the profile. Is that what this adjustment is for (it came to me on the lower profile setting)...will raising the tr...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: The chicago underground, June 26, 2004...
Replies: 21
Views: 12367

you can count on at least one car-full of Detroiters there too Chris
by Christopher Bara
Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 4892

Av's.....for almost everything.....best combo for me is the Mango's up front and either whites or turq's in back....but i'd have to agree that if i only had one set, it'd be a pair of light greys and a pair of whites. write to Scott at Stillboardin.com for a great deal, he's clearing some out right ...
by Christopher Bara
Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: The chicago underground, June 26, 2004...
Replies: 21
Views: 12367

me too......any suggestions on where to stay Friday night?.....we may drive in the night before and head home after the race........is this park flat or hilly?
by Christopher Bara
Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:39 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: The chicago underground, June 26, 2004...
Replies: 21
Views: 12367

Hey Jeff....Alan dropped me a line on this gig earlier today... I'm going to see if i can get some of the crew up here to head down for the weekend....timing's tight...but there's always the chance.... what're y'all thinking......TS?......GS?........Hybrid?..... (just thinking about what kind of gea...
by Christopher Bara
Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Charleston WV race??
Replies: 8
Views: 7023

Charleston WV race??

keep us posted on that Lenny...that's only about a 7 hour hike from where i live....
that'd make for a great weekend....
is this festival a big party too?
by Christopher Bara
Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Kill City Racing - Detroit
Replies: 19
Views: 10729

heh heh...them Cobra Betty's would rip ya to shreds......and leave you beggin' for more....they dont play around here much anymore though!....always on tour... Glad to see you found the forum Ric.... We set up a rad new course today....this thing is so long your cant see the finish line...75 cones.....
by Christopher Bara
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Kill City Racing - Detroit
Replies: 19
Views: 10729

Sunday...
June 6...
noonish
The hill...
mid 70's, no rain until later in the day
If the front hill is repaved, lets try to reset that one, if not, then the new course we set up on the back.
Scotty's course up on the flat for kicks too?
all welcome
see ya there
by Christopher Bara
Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Kill City Racing - Detroit
Replies: 19
Views: 10729

the secret spot

now, dont that look like fun?
by Christopher Bara
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Kill City Racing - Detroit
Replies: 19
Views: 10729

Kill City Racing - Detroit

For any of you in or near the Detroit area. Every Sunday, at about noon, we have a course set up at a private spot in Auburn Hills. We've got two great hills...one fast, one extremely fast...and some great flats too. We hold a timed race every couple weeks, different course every time (GS, TS, Hybri...
by Christopher Bara
Fri May 28, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2004] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 20
Views: 15802

Guys...that's a good point. With some priming from Gilmour i wrote a letter to this websites moderator (who IS that these days anyway) with a request to do a forum for the Midwest. It just seemed that it may be what we'd need to organize this "in between area". Look at it this way, we have the skate...
by Christopher Bara
Thu May 27, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

Jack, i'm not losing sleep over it or anything...just trying to get an idea over why some races are set up the way they are and why some promotors prefer ramps when it doesnt look like they really need them. As far as i can tell, their only purpose is because they look impressive..which is fine!...i...
by Christopher Bara
Wed May 26, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

see that's what i'm talking about....on a steep hill like they use on Da Farm, what's the actual purpose of a ramp?.....all it's going to do is throw you down with more speed so halfway thru, it becomes a "wiggle contest" with no need to pump ....which is fine i guess.....it's just that for two year...
by Christopher Bara
Wed May 26, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

Which jumps right to the next point perfectly. Why are start ramps so necessary even for skaters who are NOT beginners. Why have start ramps become such a staple item in slalom? Is it because of a lack of hills with a good pitch?... The course at G4 wasnt on a steep pitch, but had a push start and t...
by Christopher Bara
Wed May 26, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

And see Ricky, that's the kicker...it shouldnt have to mess her up like that. What i like about push or pump starting is it puts the control of the starting speed in the racers hands. In my opinion, if you can take a course full blast at the onset, and make all the gates with no problem, then the co...
by Christopher Bara
Wed May 26, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

Good thought..., we've got parks with roll ins...all the way up to Modern's at about 8 feet ..... but i'm not really tentative with rolling a ramp as it is pulling out on the gate with my arms....it's just that i've never done that before and i dont know how it'd feel....seems i'd throw myself off b...
by Christopher Bara
Wed May 26, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

That's a very good point John.....And in that case i'd have to agree..if there wasnt a really nice pitch, then a ramp may be the ticket....We havent had much chance yet to check out races out-state, so i know our view is probably "limited"....... Rich...didnt mean to sound like i was going off on ya...
by Christopher Bara
Tue May 25, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

Who said anything about being afraid of a 4' ramp? Let's clear this up....Rich....I'm not saying anybody should be afraid of the ramp, i'm just saying it gives an unfair advantage to people who get to use them more often...and that can detract new skaters. And if you think slalom is soft, then find ...
by Christopher Bara
Mon May 24, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 37228

Ramps suck This whole topic cracks me up. Slaloming is pure skateboarding....It's all about setting up the natural terrain into a challenging course and putting out everything you've got. If you want to ride ramps, that's fine.....go to the skatepark or your skatebro's backyard and do that..... Do t...
by Christopher Bara
Tue May 04, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The "Gathering" 2004
Replies: 166
Views: 109543

Hey Steve, did you actully ride that Sims Cutaway in the vintage race??.....tell ya what...you know i'm not a big fan of "wall hangers", but if if had that board in my clutches, i dont think it'd see the street! For anybody who read Eddies comment about the gun.... Saturday at that Mexican restauran...
by Christopher Bara
Mon May 03, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The "Gathering" 2004
Replies: 166
Views: 109543

Kill City Shirts

Hey Anthony, ...we didnt print any extras the first time thru because we didnt know how they'd turn out, but they're rad as hell, aye? (Gregs design)... They werent ready until the night before we left so they were a mystery to us too. Also, being the new kids on the circuit (we didnt really get org...
by Christopher Bara
Mon May 03, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The "Gathering" 2004
Replies: 166
Views: 109543

What a riot...we spent about 20 hours in the car there and back...about 1200 miles round trip ...and the G4 was worth every minute.... Mike and Brian, you guys did a great job putting Friday and Saturday together...I know you had allot of help from other as well, but you guys shouldered a ton of wor...
by Christopher Bara
Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The "Gathering" - Where you be staying at????
Replies: 14
Views: 6373

Kill City Suites

We've got a couple rooms at the Summerfield too....Seven of us coming down for this one. Skaters from Canada?......do i hear an Extra Stock bottle cap popping off???
by Christopher Bara
Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Skateparks near Gaithersburg , Md.?
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Thanks Andy...those may work for me, but i'm not at the same level in vert as some of the guys i'm driving down with..I'll see what the other say...a few of them can rip up a park and they may want to find a pool...but i like the idea of having options nearby too....22 more days...
by Christopher Bara
Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Skateparks near Gaithersburg , Md.?
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Thanks folks.....it looks like we at least have a few options in that area....if that falls out, we can hit that place in mid-Oh that Wes is talking about (Westerfield or something like that)...that new park may be the best bet..last year we his Landsdown and it was filled with dirt...we'll be bring...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Skateparks near Gaithersburg , Md.?
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Skateparks near Gaithersburg , Md.?

Hey East-coasters....Since we're driving in 12 hours to get to the Gathering, we'd like to hit at least one nice skatepark while we're out there too. Are there any decent parks near the G4 site?...The map doesnt show any direct route to Landsdowne. Is Potomac Mills or St Mary's very far from Gaither...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The Gathering 2004 - Please Read
Replies: 40
Views: 27594

Andy..no matter what week...or which location...i'll be there looking to have a good time with some good folks....Hot BBQ...cold beer...fast skatin'.....warm weather and lotsa laughs.....
by Christopher Bara
Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The Gathering 2004 - Please Read
Replies: 40
Views: 27594

No question about it Eddy...i agree entirely. I just got back on a board recently, after nearly 18 years off and the first event my parters here and i went to was the Vintage and Longboard day at Vans Potomac. Everybody i met there was great...And it was nice to put faces on all the names i see on l...
by Christopher Bara
Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The Gathering 2004 - Please Read
Replies: 40
Views: 27594

Trying to be considerate of others?

I know i dont post here often, but i DO read this website all the time, and this time i actually have something to say. Personally, i'm fortunate enough to be able to make the 9 1/2 hour ride down on any weekend you pick, but I'm really surprised at some of the reasons i'm seeing for the votes being...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:21 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: 4th Annual VINTAGE SKATEBOARD & LONGBOARD DAY 11/22/03
Replies: 92
Views: 67275

Weekend in Virginny

Just wanted to say Thanks to everybody who made a 1350 mile round trip worth every minute in Virginia this weekend. Dave, Mike, Jeff, Eric, Brian, Curt, John, Joe, Anthony, Cabbage, Rasta, Wes, All the Outlaws, DC/DC...everybody else who we rapped with....you're the bomb...It's awesome to me that a ...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Mar 11, 2003 2:20 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: NOS QUICKSILVER
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

Selling a 1977 Sims/Powell 70kg Quicksilver. I was going to put this on the street but had second thoughts. Never mounted, never ridden. Still has all it's original camber.Has some minor nicks you'd expect from 25 years on the shelf, but is overall in fantastic condition. Would rather sell thru a si...
by Christopher Bara
Thu Dec 26, 2002 5:22 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Black Hill Slalom Board
Replies: 10
Views: 5490

I have to Agree...I AM NOT a professional skateboarder, but i AM pretty damn good. I also weigh in at 190 lbs and flexible slalom boards can get difficult....the biggest surprise is this black hill actually performs as well as it looks (forget the website, you've got to see this board "in person", i...
by Christopher Bara
Tue Dec 24, 2002 4:37 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Sold Out : NEW G-Truck 100mm conventional trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 3734

If youre looking for feedback on this G-truck, here ya go....I got my set this afternoon, bolted 'em right on my cutaway and though it's COLD outside, had to take 'em for a spin. Tell you what, they ride even nicer than they look. Turn on a dime, snap back quick and are VERY responsive. If you want ...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:04 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Wedges
Replies: 14
Views: 12610

Thanks Adam. Since road courses are basically UNKNOWN where i'm at, i really dont have much good info to rely on "in person". But you have GREAT info on this site! You're the SECOND guy in two days who told me the Av's are the only way to go. Time to put my pennies together. And wedges it is. Thanks...
by Christopher Bara
Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:25 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Wedges
Replies: 14
Views: 12610

OK guys....i've got a question along the same line. I've been riding for many moons, but ony recently started slalom, so i have ALOT to learn. One board i'm putting together is mostly for street and fun riding. It's a retro-style Fibreflex cutaway reissue with the tracker RTX/S set up and Hyper Stra...