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by Steve Collins
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: Wedging a front Splitfire 90mm or not ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7300

I ran my front Split on a 60 degree Randal luge baseplate & it worked great
by Steve Collins
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Flex on the E Series Chicken Dagger
Replies: 1
Views: 3291

The flex is good, partly due to the epoxy/glass layers and the concave, which also stiffens it up torsionally. Your weight would probably call for a medium flex.

I weigh 210 and have the stiff flex which works perfect for me in all kinds of GS
by Steve Collins
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal service...???
Replies: 45
Views: 42493

Keith Hollien wrote:... I personally could not believe that one person could get so many orders wrong...
ah, yes, but she sure was a barrel of laughs there for a bit, eh?
by Steve Collins
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Removing members with 0 posts?
Replies: 3
Views: 5165

Re: Removing members with 0 posts?

Jani Soderhall wrote:Site members who never post anything at all, is there really a reason to keep them?
Yes, keep them. Many may be lurkers, interested, learning, but perhaps intimidated about posting or just interested in reading only.
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: indy 101's on ebay - HURRY!
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

by Steve Collins
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: indy 101's on ebay - HURRY!
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Those 101's keep appearing on Ebay, but it can't go on forever. Who knows, this may be the last set:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-Independent-Ska ... dZViewItem
by Steve Collins
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Good Deal on Cones
Replies: 0
Views: 979

Good Deal on Cones

$1.50 per cone on Ebay, 3 sets of 50 available:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Seismic-skatebo ... dZViewItem
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Axle Lock Nut Specs?
Replies: 1
Views: 3770

5/16-24
by Steve Collins
Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Pump Station Tight, March 4, 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3737

Pump Station Tight, March 4, 2006

Check it out, TS at the Pump Station:

http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registrati ... testID=214
by Steve Collins
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: wheel duro
Replies: 15
Views: 7943

Or that, haha! (i guess he was asking for the best all-around duro) Ya, I was going for all around. Since I'm new, I'm not gonna have like 5 different boards for TS,GS,etc. The demands of GS & TS are very different. You really should have a different board & wheels for each, even if you are just a ...
by Steve Collins
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: ISSA re-launch 2006
Replies: 47
Views: 44839

more races

I think the ISSA will do a lot of good if it can help more races to happen and help them run better, by standardizing and providing information to local organizers.
by Steve Collins
Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site sponsor schedule 2006 - Complete, thanks!
Replies: 31
Views: 30608

I'll do September
by Steve Collins
Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Independent
Topic: Independent Ordering Information
Replies: 2
Views: 5415

FYI: Independent is no longer making or selling 101/109's, which are becoming increasingly rare. I found some on Ebay, all from the same seller (not me): http://cgi.ebay.com/Skateboard-trucks-old-FREESTYLE-Independent-101-NEW_W0QQitemZ8743224120QQcategoryZ16265QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem http://cgi.ebay.co...
by Steve Collins
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB: Indy 109s
Replies: 3
Views: 1725

those trucks aren't made anymore and are very hard to find ... good luck ... I'm not parting with mine
by Steve Collins
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: 3rd Generation ?
Replies: 58
Views: 62711

Wesley Tucker wrote:Duh.
Wes, my kids get timeouts for talking to grownups like that.

Ramon, the increased precision and geometric accuracy should appeal to us gear geeks, not that it will help any of us beat you. Then again, your question was a little facetious, no?
by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Surely Indy Kingpins aren't a custom hardware piece?
Replies: 3
Views: 4359

I've used JB Weld on a number of different kingpins and recommend it. It's also easy to knock the kingpin back out. Scrape off the old JB Weld and do it again. An extra benefit is the removal of slop. Just make sure you wipe off the epoxy from the threads.
by Steve Collins
Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: What's It All About?
Replies: 8
Views: 5146

Wes, is your intention to try to get the status assigned to races this way?
by Steve Collins
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Newbie question on Cups and bushings
Replies: 7
Views: 6934

hey hey Most would say barrells are turnier than inserts, depending on duro and tightness and what it is that you personally like. Most use soft in front, med/hard in back. The pivot cup is for replacing your thrashed one, pry it out. Graphite powder inside the cup helps its action. I think harder i...
by Steve Collins
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tandem Skating
Replies: 2
Views: 2996

When I was a little kid (early 60's) tandem surfing was a big deal and a lot of people were doing it. When boards got smaller in the late 60's and early 70's, tandem surfing pretty much disappeared. It seems like long skateboards are a natural for a revivial of the sport, if the ascendent partner do...
by Steve Collins
Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: 3rd Generation ?
Replies: 58
Views: 62711

Robert Sydia wrote:Mig:

How do you have your rear split fire set-up?
JimZ fat bushing bottom (similar hardness to hard stim but bigger), trimmed hard stim top

Randal DH 35 degree baseplate

no additional wedging

kicks ass
by Steve Collins
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: Pavel
Topic: Isn't she SEXY ?!
Replies: 8
Views: 4976

sweet alright

could you post a pic that looks down the deck to show the concave better?

danke
by Steve Collins
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Weekend in LA...Anyone around?
Replies: 5
Views: 4438

Martin - sounds great, I'll give you a ring - I'm at 310-415-7587
by Steve Collins
Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: 3rd Generation ?
Replies: 58
Views: 62711

schplit fahr

I agree, the pivot refinement is an aesthetic improvement as well.

Now when is somebody going to produce RII-replacement precision baseplates (please)?
by Steve Collins
Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: 3rd Generation ?
Replies: 58
Views: 62711

are the 3's basically the same, geometry-wise, as the previous versions?
by Steve Collins
Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: California
Topic: Weekend in LA...Anyone around?
Replies: 5
Views: 4438

lotus land

Martin, Steve told me you were coming, I'm trying to reschedule my weekend to be there and look forward to meeting you. Have a safe trip!
by Steve Collins
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 66566

= 45 =

May 26th, 1960
by Steve Collins
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: C-Flex?
Replies: 7
Views: 5822

Jani Soderhall wrote:What kind of $'s? AUD or USD or HKD or whichever?

/Jani
It looks like $198 AUD per truck
by Steve Collins
Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: C-Flex?
Replies: 7
Views: 5822

What Wes said. =================================== PayPal yields this information: About C_Flex Innovations: To protect your security, PayPal offers information on the status of this member. Seller Reputation: (0) Verified Buyers Account Status: Unverified Account Type: AU Business Account Creation ...
by Steve Collins
Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: General Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 13971

Adam, if you really want to know what grips best, take a close look at the wheels that the guys who are winning races are riding. Different riders have different results with different wheels. Results are what matter. Grippier usually means faster, at least as far as slalom goes. Look at what the fa...
by Steve Collins
Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Accommodation
Replies: 21
Views: 13408

Room at Worlds

I may not be going to the Worlds after all. My reservation at the Pleasant Inn may be available. It's for a 3 bed room, checking in the afternoon of Sept. 13 & checking out the morn of Sept. 18. If I do go I'll still need at least one and possibly two other people to share the cost ($115/night or $3...
by Steve Collins
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: how to measure wb?
Replies: 4
Views: 3810

W/B

Yes, wheelbase is typically measured from inner hole to inner hole. If you put one board's wheels next to another board's wheels to compare wheelbases, then the comparison is axle to axle. The inner hole measurement doesn't take into account factors such as offsets and wedging, which do affect the a...
by Steve Collins
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: PP dimensions?
Replies: 7
Views: 4115

I noticed before that Mozilla doesn't display the details of the decks, but Internet Explorer does. Here's what I cut & pasted from the PPS site: Superlight Series Slalom Decks ============================== Stealth Cutaway T/S 30 3/8" x 8 1/2" Wheelbase 18" or 19" TS/Hybrid 30.5" x 8" Wheelbase 18....
by Steve Collins
Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Trip to the Worlds
Replies: 23
Views: 16853

ride to & fro, room to share

I'm driving from Los Angeles to Morro Bay on Tuesday and will be driving back down on Sunday night. If you'd like to share a little gas, I've got at seat or two available in my car. I've also got a room reserved at the Pleasant Inn with 3 beds that I need to share in order to afford. Let me know if ...
by Steve Collins
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Rear Split Angle
Replies: 6
Views: 5000

Interesting ... are those punched letters? Mine doesn't have any letters at all. In any case, it is likely that it's the same hanger, except for width. For the rear, my most successful bushing combo is a fat JimZ lower bushing and a trimmed blue Stim on top. When I had it on the front I liked a trim...
by Steve Collins
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Rear Split Angle
Replies: 6
Views: 5000

The "DS" stands for "Dragon Slayer", presumably because the inventor's uncle was named George and liked to ride horseback carrying a spear. I haven't seen the "DO" model. I suspect yours is actually a "DS" as well, since, I believe, that's the only SplitFire truck available right now. My truck is ac...
by Steve Collins
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Rear Split Angle
Replies: 6
Views: 5000

DS-100 on Randall DH 35 degree rear for GS

LOVE IT
by Steve Collins
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Cone colors
Replies: 15
Views: 15279

CONE COLORS

It's not a silly question. Cone visibilty and they way people respond to the color is important. I like white cones. For me, they make it easier to focus on the space between the cones. They are also easier for me to see at dusk, given the contrast. I have a spot that is basically a public street. I...
by Steve Collins
Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Tracker Stim question...Duros?
Replies: 8
Views: 11184

STIM BITS

I've got some yellow stims that are as hard as the blues. I also have some of the soft greens. My take is that the soft-yellows are the softest, followed by the soft-greens, then the medium-greens, then the hard-blues, with the hard-yellows being the hardest. I should add that my experience with sti...
by Steve Collins
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: New timing system for race organizers: Chronocone 2004
Replies: 53
Views: 59250

there's never enough time

Thanks Pat, I'm going to try your game pad suggestion as soon as my ribbon switches arrive.
by Steve Collins
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: New timing system for race organizers: Chronocone 2004
Replies: 53
Views: 59250

NEED TIMING SYSTEM

Pat, got any more of these?
by Steve Collins
Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: California
Topic: Capitola Classic Spring 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 5675

Sounds like fun. I bet a lot of racers from LA/OC would show.

Did I understand correctly, that one would qualify in GS for Hybrid finals?
by Steve Collins
Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Traction Lab
Replies: 24
Views: 28556

TORSION / AXLE

Jack, looks sweet. How'd it work for you that day at Pump? Am I correct in assuming that all of the parts are custom, that is, there are no stock Radikal parts in there?
by Steve Collins
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582742

cheap is as cheap does

[apologies in advance for long rant from intermediate skater] The new kid on the basic setup won't be expecting to hold his own against the seasoned rider whose back truck cost more than the kid's whole rig. On the other hand, when the kid gets hooked he'll start seriously tweaking his gear and savi...
by Steve Collins
Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582742

Harms - 6th at the Pump Station on Sunday. The 6 wheeler was Chris' little fun toy. No one else was riding one or has plans to ride one. My feeling is it was a fun experiment for Chris but did not make him any faster. Sorry about my previous sarcasm, there's just been so much flurry about Chris' 6 w...
by Steve Collins
Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582742

Yes, the slalom train is headed right that way, all skaters on board. We've already been assimilated out west and all the beautiful people are already riding 6 wheeled boards. Don't worry, your fear can still keep YOU safe. Just pull the covers up tight so you don't feel the advancing 6 wheeled hord...
by Steve Collins
Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WANTED full slalom setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

anything will work to get you started

my first setup was sold to me by Glenn about three years ago: Tracker RTS & RTX trucks Turner Cambria Wheels Comet Race Narrow Deck, stiff flex That's a perfect beginner setup. I think he asked 90 or 100 bucks for the whole deal. For me it really came alive with stock Indy 101's. Still love them Ind...
by Steve Collins
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Slalom Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Get the pocket pistol e-series

Best deck for the money by a long shot

The Dagger rips and the new Bomber-E is insane
by Steve Collins
Thu May 05, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: radikal or split?
Replies: 7
Views: 5589

I would recommend getting a splitfire DS (as opposed to the original splitfire). In my opinion this is the most versatile truck on the market due to the fact that it fits with any Randal baseplate. I run it in the rear with a 35 degree Randal baseplate, and this setup gives more traction than the T...