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by Maria Carrasco
Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Contest Schedule 2004
Replies: 54
Views: 59705

Calendar/Events Update

Hi Guys -- I think this is a great effort to help keep people informed about what's being planned. I check here all the time to see "what's up". I notice that some of the dates listed here are falling on "mid-week days" and want to know for sure if these are accurate dates on the 2004 calendar or if...
by Maria Carrasco
Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: SK8KINGS ON LINE
Replies: 0
Views: 1168

SK8KINGS ON LINE

Stopping in to say Happy New Year to all our slalom friends. I just escaped from website land and thought you might like to check out our new SK8KINGS site that finally went on-line last night. Check it out: SK8KINGS WEB SITE Lots of pics and video of people you know -- and more slalom stuff to come...
by Maria Carrasco
Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2004] [Pre-announcement] Grueningen race
Replies: 9
Views: 5175

Contest Calendar

Great idea -- I have bookmarked for easy access. Might even be more user friendly (easier to find) if it was in it's own forum heading. Thanks for the "directions"! ;)
by Maria Carrasco
Mon Nov 24, 2003 6:03 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2004] [Pre-announcement] Grueningen race
Replies: 9
Views: 5175

Contest Calendar

Jani - I'm not sure where the contest calendar is that you are referring to. Can you make a link here? Thanks!
by Maria Carrasco
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2004] [Pre-announcement] Grueningen race
Replies: 9
Views: 5175

Thanks for the Info

Just wanted to say "Hi" to all our far away friends and "Thanks" for keeping the info flow going! Richy and I will do our best to be abroad for a month -- especially if there are race destinations to plan a trip around. This time though -- we will bring more "summer" clothes and less luggage. Would ...
by Maria Carrasco
Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:29 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 2004 European Schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 10022

Europe is calling

Pierre -- I am imagining ... and I like the picture! Thanks for the info -- looking forward to more!
by Maria Carrasco
Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:36 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 2004 European Schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 10022

2004 European Schedule?

Hello all! 2003 is coming to a close -- what a great year! Really enjoyed going to Brands/England and Grun/Switzerland -- can't wait to start planning for 2004. Have already heard Paris is planned for May 28 - June 1 and want to put together a trip to be there for that. Have had several conversation...
by Maria Carrasco
Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:14 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Slalom on Fuel Network
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

Just to update on the Surge segments -- Have completed WLAC Scene '03 and Jammin Freestyle I. Check it out on the Fuel Network.

I am launching my new web site OffTheRailsTV.com hopefully on Sept 1 -- including streaming video of some of the above segments.

More to follow -- Cheers!
by Maria Carrasco
Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:54 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Slalom on Fuel Network
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

Just checking in with everyone. Been holed up in the edit bay -- working through my footage backlog! Just put the finishing touches on my action-packed Bahne-Cadillac SlalomX segment -- and shipped off the DeathRace '03 segment last week. These and more will be airing on "Surge" on the new Fuel netw...
by Maria Carrasco
Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Racing and MAYBE getting HURT in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 8401

Pat -- your points 3) and 4) are exactly the reasons we chose to buy travel insurance coverage for our European travel. I never expect Richy to hit the pavement but I felt alot better knowing we were prepared for the worst case scenario. <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Maria Carrasco on ...
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:40 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Racing and MAYBE getting HURT in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 8401

Wes E - right on -- checked with those co's (I too have Rick Steves). Here is the company we used -- http://www.worldtrips.com Wes T -- they do offer domestic coverage too. Think I linked to them from Frommers.com or maybe EasyJet.com -- can't remember now. The wording in the rider is vague and does...
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Racing and MAYBE getting HURT in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 8401

Can't speak for every country or every situation but I recently had to consider this for our trip to Brands and Grueningen. What I found out was that our US medical insurance would only cover per schedule ($$) as they would here. There are no foreign "contract" facilities and it would be at the disc...
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Richy and Maria Swiss fund
Replies: 17
Views: 7796

Thanks again Glenn for your thoughtfulness! We're in Uster and its Friday. Having a BLAST all the way through!! Switzerland is really beautiful and England was awesome. It was hard to leave there and it will be hard to leave here on Monday. Don't worry I've been shooting plenty of video and planning...
by Maria Carrasco
Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 58644

Hi Slalom Friends... England was a blast! Great hanging with the locals and racing at Brands! Thanks all for your hospitality ... Mr. Stride you are a true gent and Simon Levene -- Brighton rocks!! Richy and I are in Zurich today in the internet cafe at the moment. Really warm and very beautiful pla...
by Maria Carrasco
Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:51 am
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 58644

Tomorrow's the big day. Just in case anyone wants to know -- here is our plan . . . We're arriving in London Friday night (June 13) about 9-ish and staying at the Huttons Hotel on Belgrave near Victoria Station (44 20) 78343726 (till our early Thursday morning flight to Zurich.) Going to Brands race...
by Maria Carrasco
Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 58644

Thanks again Chris. I have done some internet searches for Grueningen but there isn't much info out there (at least in English) . . . So I'm still not sure of some logistics- namely -- How far is Grueningen from Zurich by train? We're flying into Zurich on EasyJet on Thursday early a.m. Thinking we ...
by Maria Carrasco
Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:17 am
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 58644

Wow -- it's almost that time. Are there any other lodging recommendations for the area near the race site? We are actually leaving for London on June 12 so I'll need to make some reservations soon. Thanks for any suggestions!
by Maria Carrasco
Wed May 21, 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 58644

Yes Chris -- it is confirmed -- we have plane tickets!! Decided that the new car could wait and we are applying the "down payment" to this trip instead . . . Also treating it as a belated wedding anniversary trip of sorts too. We are both so looking forward to this trip and racing with all of you. W...
by Maria Carrasco
Wed May 21, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: German SER team on TV, 2003
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

Thanks for posting this movie . . . cool to see them showing a mix of slalom and flatland/freestyle. Kind of reminds me of the WLAC "mix". Now if we can just get an English transcript :wink:

Really looking forward to meeting up with these guys in June across the pond!
by Maria Carrasco
Tue May 20, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: California
Topic: West LA College Results
Replies: 3
Views: 3646

Good work Rene . . . we'll make a journalist out of you yet. :wink:
by Maria Carrasco
Tue May 20, 2003 8:58 am
Forum: North America
Topic: SF Gravity Fest 2003 - Video/Stills coming soon . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 1236

SF Gravity Fest 2003 - Video/Stills coming soon . . .

Richy and I just watched 2 of the 5 reels I shot at the Gravity Fest event tonight. Just like being there again . . . some very cool action -- alot of racers were really rippin it up! Will be making a video on this one for sure. Also will try to post some grabs after I get some stuff in the computer...
by Maria Carrasco
Mon May 19, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Season Opener Rocked!! May 18, 2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2918

WLAC was super cool as usual and the season opener had a great turn out! Way to go SSS -- Brown Bomber was smokin and Attila was a force today! Josh good job. Here's a pic of the top three enjoying the moment . . . http://members.aol.com/sk8kings/winners2.jpg Great to meet Baby Bianca for the first ...
by Maria Carrasco
Wed May 14, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003] UK events schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 2416

Where can I find full details on the Brand's Hatch race? Trying to arrange a trip from California to London for this race and then head to Switzerland for the race the following weekend if possible. Lot's of info on Switzerland but haven't seen much on the UK event. Any help would be appreciated! Th...
by Maria Carrasco
Wed May 14, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 58644

Sounds like a really great time! Working on travel arrangements now for the Brown Bomber and his trusty sidekick with the camera always rolling . . . ha ha Really hoping to make it to this one!
by Maria Carrasco
Thu May 08, 2003 2:37 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

Back from San Fran and hit the ground running . . . here are the results of a rad day of racing . . . more info and pics to follow: <b><u>Men’s Pro</b></u> 1st -- Richy “Brown Bomber” Carrasco -- 21.563 2nd – Mike Maysey – 21.874 3rd -- Steve Olson – 21.998 4th – Paul Dunn – 22.096 5th – David Hacke...
by Maria Carrasco
Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

Big Props to our latest product sponsors:

Clive Bags
Bell Sports
Madrid Skateboards
Dragon Optical Sunglasses
Juice Magazine

Should be plenty of prizes and schwag to keep everybody happy! Counting down . . .
by Maria Carrasco
Sat Apr 26, 2003 5:57 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

Check out event listing on:Skateboard.com

Go to official:SF Gravity Fest Site

Go to:
Weather Forecast


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by Maria Carrasco
Sat Apr 26, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: WLAC 2003 Series Schedule Announced!
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

The WLAC/IGSA Slalom Racing Schedule has been announced!

Check it out at: <b><a href="http://www.gravity-sports.com/news/2003 ... .htm">WLAC Racing Schedule</a></b>

Season opener is Sunday, May 18!!
by Maria Carrasco
Sat Apr 26, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: California
Topic: 2003 Schedule Posted - Opener May 18
Replies: 3
Views: 2904

The WLAC/IGSA Slalom Racing Schedule has been announced!

Check it out at: <b><a href="http://www.gravity-sports.com/news/2003 ... .htm">WLAC Racing Schedule</a></b>

Season opener is Sunday, May 18!!
by Maria Carrasco
Thu Apr 24, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

<b>SoulStudio.com</b> has donated some sets of Powell wheels to the prize pool and <b>Stifle Clothing</b> has donated logo tee-shirts to be awarded to the winners of the Open, Women and Junior classes. Thanks Stan Strocher and Mark Froke! <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Maria Carrasco on...
by Maria Carrasco
Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

The gang at <b>Purple Skunk</b> (supporting longboarding and slalom in NorCal for 10 years) have donated lots of goodies to the prize pool and have also generously offered a <b>discount to all registered slalom race entrants for any equipment that they need.</b> Visit Purple Skunk at: Purple Skunk 5...
by Maria Carrasco
Sun Apr 20, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

Latest additions to the prize pool – <b>Pocket Pistols</b> cool logo tees and several packs of <b> “Billys” </b> skateboard hardware. Thanks Chicken Deck and Bill Wahl!
by Maria Carrasco
Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:18 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

<b>Bahne Skateboards</b> has donated a Bahne Black Hill complete to be awarded to the fastest time of the day from the junior classes.

Thanks very much Jack!
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Apr 18, 2003 9:27 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

Latest Product Sponsors to the Prize Pool are:

<b>Glen Darcey/Creative License Media </b>-- two copies of “This Is Not Skateboarding”
<b>Independent</b> -- some cool Indy items
<b>Pure Guts<b> -- 6 Pure Guts Shirts

Thanks Glen, Indy, Judi, and Ron!
by Maria Carrasco
Thu Apr 17, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

We are making a change to the previously announced “open” racing format. There will now be Men’s Pro, Men’s Open, Women’s Combined, Boy’s and Girl’s divisions. Age cut-off for Boy’s and Girl’s classes is 16. All racers will run the same course based on sign-in order and times will be categorized acc...
by Maria Carrasco
Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

Product sponsorships are underway -- 3DM/Turner Wheels have generously offered to donate wheels to the prize purse and Comet Skateboards have pledged at least two decks! Thanks Howard and Jonathan! We're just about three weeks away on <b>Sunday, May 4</b>. Can’t wait! We will have women’s and junior...
by Maria Carrasco
Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] Bahne-Cadillac Slalomcross
Replies: 31
Views: 27261

What a great event this past weekend. Thanks Jack and Stan – your attention to detail is amazing – trophies, product prizes, t-shirts, goodie bags, food vendors, great scenery . . . Wow! Thanks to all the racers, families and helpers who all did their part to make the event memorable –it was great t...
by Maria Carrasco
Thu Apr 10, 2003 1:34 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Richy and Maria Swiss fund
Replies: 17
Views: 7796

Hi Chris -- Richy and I are really looking forward to making this trip. Thinking about flying into Belgium and making our way via train to the race. Haven't been to Switzerland before. Could use some advice on the train route and what station to plan for in Switzerland if you know. Ideally we will f...
by Maria Carrasco
Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: www.slalomskateboarder.com Banners for RACE DISPLAY!
Replies: 10
Views: 3501

Adam -- We would be more than happy to display your banner at the San Francisco Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge on May 4, 2003.

Please contact me via e-mail for shipping address. Thanks again for all you do!
by Maria Carrasco
Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:00 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Comment on Ed Economy
Replies: 7
Views: 3490

Ed Economasher RULES! Richy nicknames everybody he likes . . . :wink:
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:43 am
Forum: North America
Topic: San Fran Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge '03
Replies: 0
Views: 1127

See the "Races and Results" Forum for full details of this event scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2003. Can't wait to be in the "City by the Bay"!
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 7936

Announcing S.F. Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge - May 4, 2003

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 4, 2003 for the SAN FRANCISCO GRAVITY FEST SLALOM CHALLENGE . . . Organized by: Richy & Maria Carrasco/SK8KINGS.COM in tandem with Gary Holl & Erik Takaoka/Midtown Racing by invitation of Robert Wurgaft/Gravity Fest. Location: San Francisco Gravity Festival IGSA N...
by Maria Carrasco
Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:27 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] Lake Elsinore: Let us know the results!
Replies: 5
Views: 6009

Wow Glenn -- Great timing on those shots! You're gettin pretty good with that thing! :wink: Lighting conditions and wind/dust were really a challenge for those of us behind the lens. . . Racing was radical and we definitely had our share of "bumps" along the way . . . good memories and bad . . . Esp...
by Maria Carrasco
Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Midtown Summer Series - Info
Replies: 17
Views: 8663

Gary -- Can you send me a private e-mail? I have some info for you but you don't have an e-mail link on this forum and I wasn't able to find one on your web site either? Thanks!
by Maria Carrasco
Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:56 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Slalom! [stickers - banners - patches]
Replies: 14
Views: 8014

Adam -- Any feedback on this yet? I have sent out a couple of feelers to contacts I have to try to get the line on "low cost" alternatives -- especially for banners. If I get some good info -- I'll pass on.
by Maria Carrasco
Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Seeking photo to use for promotional material
Replies: 1
Views: 1836

Pat -- Have you had a good response to this request? Most of my "photos" come from video grabs and as a result are lower resolution -- usually look great on the web or other display but not superior for print. Let me know if I can help with your specific needs.
by Maria Carrasco
Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Midtown Summer Series - Info
Replies: 17
Views: 8663

Gary -- you can use my e-mail (probably safer since I'm the "calendar monitor". . .) There isn't an e-mail link for you here so just posting public for now. Thanks for holding a spot for Richy (360king@sk8kings.com) :wink:
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Midtown Summer Series - Info
Replies: 17
Views: 8663

Just marked the May 18 GGP on our calendar! SF here we come! :cool:
by Maria Carrasco
Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:54 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] Breckenridge High Peaks Drifter 2003
Replies: 10
Views: 14922

Gary -- awesome job of organizing and advance notice. Does this mean we can start booking travel? Had "too much fun" last year -- can't wait to do it again!