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by Steve Collins
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: The BTS 200 Pro Timer
Replies: 19
Views: 14933

Hey there Greg. I hope all is well and you're getting your fill of rolling. Life continues to be good Stateside. I never heard back about the timers you were building. No sweat, I know how it gets. I went ahead and bought a used Trakmate from SixtySix. It works great. If/when you start selling timer...
by Steve Collins
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2007] Los Angeles: Harbor 77 - 2/10/07
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

Final Results:

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Rained out after the first complete heat. Had a great time anyway.
by Steve Collins
Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: Ramp Failure Video In Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 15865

That was some absurdly thin wood on that ramp.
by Steve Collins
Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2007] Los Angeles: Harbor 77 - 2/10/07
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

[2007] Los Angeles: Harbor 77 - 2/10/07

Harbor 77 outlaw slalom race 10 February 2007, 7pm 1977 Crescent Ave., San Pedro California USA signup at ncdsa is available but not required: http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registration.asp?ContestID=282 & paypal $15 to southswell@cox.net or just show up on race night with $15 (free entry for local k...
by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: The BTS 200 Pro Timer
Replies: 19
Views: 14933

Greg, I want to buy one of these from you. I'm assuming that for PayPal I should use the email address listed above. I already have tape switches. I'm also assuming the package will include directions on which wires in the (4 - 6?) conductor cable I should be connecting my tape switches to. Can't wa...
by Steve Collins
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site sponsor schedule 2007
Replies: 30
Views: 23786

I'll cover February & August

Payment received, thank you!
by Steve Collins
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Skaterbuilt
Topic: Sorry we have been away for so long...
Replies: 19
Views: 14427

Looks like the friendly rivalry is starting up just fine.
by Steve Collins
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: FT: Split fire 90mm
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

Carl, PM me an offer.

Steve
by Steve Collins
Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: FT: Split fire 90mm
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

I'd trade for a Radikal front I have an Indy 101, narrowed to 88mm, hangers perfectly faced, 8mm axle added which can go to 100mm wide, true sphere steel ball pivot in brass bearing seat upgrade (better than any ball pivot upgrade you've ever seen). Includes custom trimmed yellow stimulator bushings...
by Steve Collins
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: 2007 World Championships
Replies: 38
Views: 35487

I'm also 100% behind the DHB getting the Worlds for 2007. There's another thread where I raised the issue of rules. I want to make it clear that I have no position on what the rules should be, just that they be clearly stated as far as possible in advance of the race. Regardless of how it all works ...
by Steve Collins
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2007] Region West Atlantic (World Championships 2007)
Replies: 14
Views: 12648

Wax, I agree completely, organizers should make all of the rules decisions for their races. In the case of regional competitions, it shouldn't even be an issue. This case is special, since it's the "Worlds". It's the one big international race for everybody. I infer that your position is that even f...
by Steve Collins
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2007] Region West Atlantic (World Championships 2007)
Replies: 14
Views: 12648

Who will set the equipment rules for the 2007 Worlds if it is held by the Downhillbillies?
by Steve Collins
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] Los Angeles: Harbor Hundred Cone: 11/11/06
Replies: 1
Views: 3409

Harbor Hundred Official Results:

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Thanks to everybody who came to race, help run the event or just watch. You all made it a spectacular night. More to follow!
by Steve Collins
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: GR- 16. Skaters ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5335

I'm OK with it as long as it's not a requirement for entering the race. I'll never forget that day when Jim Korten walked up to me at Morro Bay and I thought he was just another homeless panhandler.
by Steve Collins
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SPSR- 4. DISQUALIFICATION
Replies: 28
Views: 19235

I would add:

The race organizers may decide to give a false start penalty rather than have false starts lead to disqualification.

The race organizers may decide that a certain number of cones hit also will lead to disqualification. A rule of thumb may be >10% or >15% of the total cones.
by Steve Collins
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23588

Fred: I used trimmed stims, with washers to keep the stack height the same. Back truck was a midtrack.
by Steve Collins
Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SPSR- 7. CONE DISPLACEMENTS
Replies: 3
Views: 2937

I think we need the "cone out of circle" rule, but I don't think we need to specify what the cone penalty will be.
by Steve Collins
Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SPSR- 8. SAFETY GEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 6394

I would suggest revising the rule to read: "A helmet must be worn."

If more safety gear absolutely has to be required, then it might start with hand coverage. My feeling is that all safety gear besides the helmet should be optional.
by Steve Collins
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Airflow
Topic: i cant take out my bearings from the OS axles!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 7677

I had this same problem with my Airflow. My bearings fit very tighly on the axles and one could not be removed. I made the big mistake of trying to wedge it off with a screwdriver and hammer and damaged the axle slightly. After the bearing was removed I was fortunately able to sand the axle smooth a...
by Steve Collins
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23588

Paul - thanks for the review. I had a similar experience with a Bennett, albeit an old one. I haven't tried the new ones. What I found was that my Bennett Pro, if wedged the same as I would an Indy or RTX, turned too far, too fast. I was "pulling my turns", like you might "pull your punches". It was...
by Steve Collins
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: REAR TRUCK PICTURES
Replies: 59
Views: 54098

I heard a rumor of $420 US per set. Is that right?
by Steve Collins
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] Los Angeles: Harbor Hundred Cone: 11/11/06
Replies: 1
Views: 3409

[2006] Los Angeles: Harbor Hundred Cone: 11/11/06

100 cone slalom race at the Los Angeles Harbor Saturday night, November 11th, 2006 2066 Crescent Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731 Warmup: 6:45pm Timed Runs 7:30-10pm Low-slope bike path course: 100x6' cones Final places: determined by racers single fastest time Helmet required, pads recommended $10 entry, ...
by Steve Collins
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Should I enter...?
Replies: 9
Views: 5816

My first two slalom races were tight at Bicknell and giant at La Costa, both in 2004.

I was incredibly stoked by both and on a high for weeks afterwards.

Go for it, you'll dig it!
by Steve Collins
Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA.com no more
Replies: 44
Views: 30772

I do agree that there needs to be a neutral location for race signups, not based on politics but on kindly inclusion of all skate sites. Adam is very possessive of his website traffic and has often run scripts that mess with links to other sites. That is not a neutral tactic. I don't know if he stil...
by Steve Collins
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA.com no more
Replies: 44
Views: 30772

Wes, I didn't ask you to justify your comments or the things you said you would do. I asked you to explain. Maybe I should have asked, "Was it just political speech at all on a skateboard website or was it just that particular political speech?". Just wondering. We ask each other all sorts of things...
by Steve Collins
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA.com no more
Replies: 44
Views: 30772

Donald Campbell wrote:ok wesley

is it because of the impeach page or what are your reasons?
and what does impeach mean?
care to explain?
to impeach a President is to bring him to trial for high crimes or misdemeanors
by Steve Collins
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA.com no more
Replies: 44
Views: 30772

Re: NCDSA.com no more

I'm also going to have to seriously consider whether or not I will give money to companies that pay Adam. Again, everyone can do what they please with their money. I also can do what I please with mine. I have no desire to in anyway see any of my money go for Adam's benefit. Wesley, I can't speak f...
by Steve Collins
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA.com no more
Replies: 44
Views: 30772

If he had posted a page that said something like, "liberals are terrorist appeasers" or "real men don't question their commander in chief" would you have been as offended? In other words, is it simply because you disagree with his political perspective? Surely this isn't the first time you've seen a...
by Steve Collins
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Bicknell TS - August 7th, 2006, 8pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4725

BICKNELL UPDATE

(copied from slalom forum at ncdsa. Additional text & photos are to be found there) Dave wrote: Hey all...a coupla changes have been made for the Bicknell Hill TS Challenge... 1) The top 3 racers will split the cash purse 50%-30%-20%...no more winner take all. 2) The official race course has been ma...
by Steve Collins
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: California
Topic: The ENCINITAS OPEN: Sept 15-17th 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 11553

UPDATED ENCINITAS OPEN POSTER

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by Steve Collins
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: California
Topic: The ENCINITAS OPEN: Sept 15-17th 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 11553

Erik, Silverfish has done a great job of publicizing the event. I'm also aware that you have put in a good deal of time and efort to help get the final approval from Encinitas. Many thanks for that. ======================================== The updated information which is at NCDSA is as follows: "Pl...
by Steve Collins
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: California
Topic: The ENCINITAS OPEN: Sept 15-17th 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 11553

Remember to visit the NCDSA.COM contest calendar for the actual sign up and information from La Costa Boys Racing. Hope to see you all there.
by Steve Collins
Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: A question of style....
Replies: 6
Views: 4245

FRONT FOOT

Marty, I've never skated parallel seriously, so I can't add much for the transition to surf stance. What I can say is that my surf stance has been helped greatly by focusing on turning primarily with my front foot. Drive from both, turn from front. I'm naturally mongo so I've been a tail steerer all...
by Steve Collins
Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: A question of style....
Replies: 6
Views: 4245

You should do what pleases you, why else skate? 1. yes 2. the faster skaters do what works best and none of them skate parallel. It's less stable and you can't turn as hard. At this point skating parallel is liking driving that old restored GT with the teak dash, you do it for the art, not the race....
by Steve Collins
Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Bicknell TS - August 7th, 2006, 8pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4725

BICKNELL SIGNUP

Formal announcement and signup at ncdsa.com:

http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registrati ... testID=264
by Steve Collins
Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Bicknell TS - August 7th, 2006, 8pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4725

event poster by Tim Kienitz

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nice work by Tim Kienitz
by Steve Collins
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Bicknell TS - August 7th, 2006, 8pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4725

Bicknell TS - August 7th, 2006, 8pm

Copied without permission from Dave Heggstrom's post at ncdsa: =============================================== Hey everybody...Floyd, Jesse Martinez, and myself have decided to run an outlaw TS on the famous Bicknell Hill south of the Santa Monica pier on full moon Thursday night, September 7th at 8...
by Steve Collins
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: DARK SIDE/BRIGHT SIDE OF THE CONE
Replies: 21
Views: 12572

everybody sucks

Bicknell II is ON

GoG trucks will come with a $33 coupon for Berlin hookers

skate wax is urban decoration

we got motherf***ing snakes
by Steve Collins
Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: A and B PROTOTYPES
Replies: 62
Views: 57845

Donald, Is there a chance that the final retail version of the front truck will have a kingpin that is not threaded into the baseplate? That is the primary problem with Radikals, as I'm sure you know. A second issue that would be nice to have solved with GoGs would be a "spherical" bearing that has ...
by Steve Collins
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal Availability
Replies: 27
Views: 22536

Jack

Any narrows?

Thanks
by Steve Collins
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: A and B PROTOTYPES
Replies: 62
Views: 57845

Donald, is the geometry exactly the same as Radikal?

-Distance from pivot to bushing seat
-Forward offset of axle from pivot axis ("caster")
-Distance from axle to bushing seat (on a line parallel to pivot axis)

I'm interested, thanks
by Steve Collins
Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: looking for pointers
Replies: 3
Views: 2910

What Wes said and ... I suggest you square your shoulders to the course. In the vid you're standing sideways. Square your shoulders to the course by rotating your body at the hips. Bend your knees and hold your arms at the same height on either side of you. When you turn right your right arm goes up...
by Steve Collins
Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Independent
Topic: Indy101 - Indy109
Replies: 23
Views: 20820

Start with Khiro white in front, red in back. If you want to dampen the front, mix whites and blues. If you need a stiffer back, go to yellow. The rail wedges are better than normal wedges for two big reasons: -Variety of angles: Normal wedges are only 5 & 9 degrees. Khiros can do any angle. -Stiffn...
by Steve Collins
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal front wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 13873

Ive wasted too much time. Ill buy elsewhere. It looks like you've wasted ... a day. It seems to me that there may be trucks here: http://bahne-skateboards.com/dragonsclaw.html Also, try contacting Jack. Set aside all the stuff you've heard from others. Try for yourself. radikaljack@yahoo.com. 1-877...
by Steve Collins
Sun May 14, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: Roe Slalom boards-- Availability and Greatness
Replies: 2
Views: 3990

My impression is that you're over thinking it. Try one, either one. It will likely be a great board. The other one would be a different but equally great board in its own way. If the one you get turns out to be a dog (unlikely), then sell it and get the other, or something else. The point is, just a...
by Steve Collins
Thu May 04, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal service...???
Replies: 45
Views: 42023

At the Bahne website there is this page: http://bahne-skateboards.com/slalomtrucks.html Which links to this page: http://bahne-skateboards.com/dragonsclaw.html which has an "order" button at the bottom That's where I got my Radikal. It shipped fast too. There is also this page: http://bahne-skateboa...
by Steve Collins
Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal service...???
Replies: 45
Views: 42023

Ted Hall wrote:So are Radikal trucks available? Or will they be at some point in the near future?
http://bahne-skateboards.com/slalomtrucks.html
by Steve Collins
Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Tracker Race Track S Offset
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

That truck is a great deal. It's good for anybody. Geezer's offsets are strong and straight and he doesn't make them anymore.
by Steve Collins
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Independent
Topic: Indy101 - Indy109
Replies: 23
Views: 20820

I think Indy is a really good stock front truck, good for all disciplines. I've wedged them with good success in front between 14 and 20 degrees. I have a couple of loaner boards with Indys on the front, wedged 18 degrees, using trimmed Stimulator/Radikal/Chaputhane bushings. Everybody loves them. I...