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by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: 2008 World Championships - Gothenburg, Sweden
Topic: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF SLALOM SKATEBOARDING, GOTHENBURG, 1-3
Replies: 148
Views: 81356

Donald Campbell wrote:hey steve you gotta be there or you're totally square!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm working on it, talking to my Swedish friends in San Pedro for how they fly there reasonably .... oh yeah, all about the round!
by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Europe 2008 - Statuses and Championships
Replies: 95
Views: 51920

Hey Euro's, could you look at:

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... php?t=5612

... and let me know what's missing? I'm trying to pull the pieces together and want to make I don't miss anything or insult anyone's national pride too bad.

Merci
by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: 2008 World Championships - Gothenburg, Sweden
Topic: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF SLALOM SKATEBOARDING, GOTHENBURG, 1-3
Replies: 148
Views: 81356

Has Major status been received? Is Gothenberg going to be the Worlds this year? Will global warming turn Sweden into tropical paradise?
by Steve Collins
Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: manx vs zigzag
Replies: 4
Views: 4199

HotSpots......69x51
Manx............69x52
ZigZags........70x53
Avalons........68x55

Advice can be helpful if you haven't tried something yet. In the end you have to trust your own experience. Try every wheel you can.
by Steve Collins
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: Gog-O-Naut
Replies: 60
Views: 35890

by Steve Collins
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 240163

they may have been, it was posted here among some of other usual places:

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... php?t=4674

i bet you'd have liked the course, fast and tricky
by Steve Collins
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 240163

race results

All of the following events received Basic Sanctioning by the ISSA. Harbor Hybrid (name changed from Nature's Outlaw ), June 3, 2007 Event: Hybrid Slalom, Open 1 "Chris" "Chaput" USA 9.73 2 "Kevin" "Dunne" USA 9.89 3 "Mike" "Maysey" USA 10.01 4 "Brent" "Kosick" USA 10.13 5 "Lynn" "Kramer" USA 10.38 ...
by Steve Collins
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: No More Six-Wheelers At ISSA-Sanctioned Slalom Races
Replies: 52
Views: 21183

I don't think anyone will be planning to set a "tight" course that is a straight row of 2.5m cones. My understanding of the 2.5m limit is to allow a course with good variation to have a few gates here and there that are longer and maybe with a bigger offset. For example, a course with a reasonable s...
by Steve Collins
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: new board design from down under
Replies: 10
Views: 7779

Thanks for posting that. Amazing. I'm blown away. Are you planning any production? Please post more performance reviews
by Steve Collins
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: No More Six-Wheelers At ISSA-Sanctioned Slalom Races
Replies: 52
Views: 21183

All the 6-wheel restriction does is undermine the legitimacy of ISSA sanctioning.
by Steve Collins
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 240163

I would be glad to help as West Atlantic Calendar Administrator for 2008.
by Steve Collins
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2007 - 2008 Race scheduling
Replies: 35
Views: 15197

Re: Harbor 100 11NOV

Thanks Pat. Unfortunately I made a mistake on the date. It's supposed to be November 10th, Saturday. I'll send an updated PDF. Sanction 2007-046 Harbor 100 Sanction: BASIC Sanction Application: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/2007-Contest-Sanctions/USA-CA-NOV11.pdf Format: Tight 100 cone Date...
by Steve Collins
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2008 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 3
Views: 3721

Congratulations Gary, Peter, Paul and Wes. I'm sure you will all be excellent board members.
by Steve Collins
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: [2007] ZIGZAG ATTACK September 30th
Replies: 4
Views: 5051

oh man that sounds like so much fun, I would kill to get there

the trophy kicks ass too
by Steve Collins
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: abec11 reflex 83a..... who like?
Replies: 5
Views: 2654

two things:

Reflex urethane doesn't come in 75a. I think the softest reflex is 77a (pink).

I have a number of bushings I've made from 75a regular Abec11 urethane. The stuff is the s###. It's really good, as good or better than Stimulator urethane.
by Steve Collins
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: North America
Topic: La Costa Open Update...
Replies: 7
Views: 5031

Kevin, Thanks for the update and for you all putting the La Costa race on. I'm totally stoked that it's going to be at Pump Station. I love that place. I've always want to see a dual tight there too. Can't wait. Woo hoo!
by Steve Collins
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: SHORTENING A FOAM CORE DECK!
Replies: 3
Views: 4094

I would recommend not trying to shorten the board and just getting used to riding it with a big nose. It's doubtful you could recreate the structural integrity of the glass box to be anywhere near as strong as the way it was originally built. Maybe a toe stop could help you locate your front foot so...
by Steve Collins
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SPSR- 1. SLALOM COURSE
Replies: 45
Views: 31438

Thanks Wes. I'm probably going to borrow some of the construction from Byrd's design. I drew Byrd's design, then raised the platform 12" and enlarged the ramp x 1.33333 to make it fit. The resulting ramp length was 8'-8", so still about 2' shorter than the one I drew. Makes me wonder if mine is too ...
by Steve Collins
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SPSR- 1. SLALOM COURSE
Replies: 45
Views: 31438

Thanks for the comments Eric and Wes. I realize that the Byrd ramps are already the defacto standard, at least Stateside. I raced in both of the last two La Costas which, I believe used variations of the Byrd design. They were great. I just want to make something a little taller and longer. Two othe...
by Steve Collins
Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SPSR- 1. SLALOM COURSE
Replies: 45
Views: 31438

I agree that a ramp should be included if at all possible. I also agree that lower-sanctioned events should not be required to have ramps. Not requiring big equipment like ramps will make it easier for small local organizers to put on small local races, but still be able to be part of the overall in...
by Steve Collins
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: IGSA rulebook - ISSA rulebook
Replies: 10
Views: 5277

RULES OVERHAUL

I propose that a copy of the most current rules be circulated by email to every known slalom participant (and also posted) with a fixed date for comments, additions and revisions to be returned. I am willing to collate all the comments together into a document for subsequent distribution and review....
by Steve Collins
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: GS Truck Setup
Replies: 5
Views: 5515

One of my favorite front trucks for GS is the Midtrack, which is has essentially the same geometry as the Dart and RTS. Mine has a modded axle and is spaced out to 105mm. I think the "bent pivot" geometry can make for a good GS front end.
by Steve Collins
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2007 - 2008 Race scheduling
Replies: 35
Views: 15197

Equinox at Peck Park

Hey all, Equinox Race at Peck Park Requesting Basic sanction (Emailed to Pat & Corky) Format: Tight Slalom Location: Peck Park, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA Date/Time: 23 September 2007, 2pm Contact: Steve Collins, southswell(AT)cox(DOT)net Signup: http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registratio...
by Steve Collins
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Autumnal Equinox Race in San Pedro at Peck Park
Replies: 0
Views: 2684

Autumnal Equinox Race in San Pedro at Peck Park

Hey everybody, there's going to be a tight slalom race at the new Harbor Skateboard Racing spot at Peck Park. The date is September 23rd, 2007. Entry is $20 and includes a t-shirt. So far Pocket Pistols and Abec 11 have agreed to sponsor. Skaterbuilt will likely be sponsoring as well: http://www.ncd...
by Steve Collins
Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Do YOU own and ride a 6-wheeled slalom skateboard?
Replies: 33
Views: 19432

I've got a deck with three Indy 101's.

------
EDIT: Took off the front Indy. Now I have a widened Midtrack on there which is much smoother at speed.
by Steve Collins
Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: REAR TRUCK PICTURES
Replies: 59
Views: 54098

can you put a front hanger on a rear baseplate?
by Steve Collins
Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: FADELL PRO MODEL
Replies: 37
Views: 29419

Faster, faster, Pussycat, kill kill!
by Steve Collins
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: SHOULD 6-WHEELERS BE ALLOWED AT A GS RACE???
Replies: 41
Views: 32067

Pat, that looks to be a good start, thanks. What is your reasoning for prohibiting the dynamic flex and truck adjustments? I've never heard of anything like that and find myself wondering if that might be precluding some useful innovation. Also, as for bindings, it would be interesting to see what t...
by Steve Collins
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: IGSA rulebook - ISSA rulebook
Replies: 10
Views: 5277

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=174 I agree it would be good to complete the above process. Right now the polls only ask if we need each rule. At the risk of having the finger pointed at me to do so, I suggest that someone needs to set up a good procedure for modifying, addin...
by Steve Collins
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: The BTS 200 Pro Timer
Replies: 19
Views: 14933

Dope it is Haggy! [Hey, my favorite surf spot is Haggs] Greg, we didn't use the split because the course was too short to comfortably give enough operator time. I'm looking forward to using it on the next long GS race. ===Other observations: --The switches being live at all times was a non-issue. I ...
by Steve Collins
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: The BTS 200 Pro Timer
Replies: 19
Views: 14933

Greg, we used the timer to run the Harbor Hybrid race yesterday. It worked perfectly. I'm totally stoked on it!
by Steve Collins
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: criddle?
Replies: 50
Views: 42354

Thanks for the links. It seems to me that a minor elaboration on what constitutes having "missed a cone" might be in order. For example: "A racer will have missed a cone if he/she passes the cone on the wrong side and does not displace it" (referring to the definition of a "displaced" cone). P.S. At...
by Steve Collins
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: criddle?
Replies: 50
Views: 42354

OK, I understand what you're saying and it does make sense. I'd like to put it to vote to get an 'official' position on it. Not that I have a problem with you and Corky just saying it is so, but to get 'official' finality ... that is, unless there is already a clear and accepted rule in place somewh...
by Steve Collins
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: criddle?
Replies: 50
Views: 42354

Re: That's not a Criddle!

If Kevin passed the cone on the "INSIDE" (the wrong side of the cone), touched the cone and it moved 1/2" (not outside the circle), and not tipped over --- then that's not a Criddle at all. That's a DQ! Unless I'm missing something ........ Pat, you're saying that if he had hit the cone slightly ha...
by Steve Collins
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: criddle?
Replies: 50
Views: 42354

I saw Kevin Dunne pull the most amazing criddle today at the Peck Park race. The prevailing strategy of the course was to criddle this one nasty offset on the top section, to set up for the following drop-in section with a better line. Kevin went neatly inside the cone and ever-so-lightly touched it...
by Steve Collins
Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: California
Topic: Harbor Hybrid Showdown
Replies: 1
Views: 3010

Hey folks, the race is this weekend. If you aren't going to the big races in Hannover or Oregon and you happen to be near Los Angeles, then come on down to our funky little outlaw race and barbeque for some fun and socializing. Tim, Billy & myself will be there all day to hold our BBQ spot so come a...
by Steve Collins
Tue May 29, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: A PVD Question With An Answer Not Affecting Me In The Least
Replies: 7
Views: 6855

I regularly make bushings out of Abec11 77mm Strikers with a hole saw and subsequent processing on my drill press. It seems to me that there's plenty of material in there for a PVD rectangular bushing. If you are making your own bushings, I recommend using the Abec11 wheels rather than the available...
by Steve Collins
Thu May 24, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: anyone know a good, cheap slalom truck?
Replies: 5
Views: 5290

Luke,

I agree with Wes on the trucks. Those are pretty much the only inexpensive trucks out there. Get them.

I disagree on the wheels. Avalons are not beginner wheels. Get ZigZags, HotSpots or Manx. They do everything Avalons do but without the fussiness.

All IMHO, of course.
by Steve Collins
Mon May 21, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: The BTS 200 Pro Timer
Replies: 19
Views: 14933

Hey Greg, I got the timer, I'm stoked! Nice looking work. I can't wait to fire this baby up. We've got a single lane hybrid race in two weeks and I highly suspect the BTS 1000 will be performing the honors. Pics and review to follow. Thanks bro!
by Steve Collins
Sun May 20, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Smokestack
Replies: 2
Views: 4100

I use mine for super tight. I need more tail for the big courses, where I use my E-Dagger. Front: Bennett Pro w/ 8mm axle & trimmed yellow Stims Back: Airflow 90mm w/ homemade 88a bushings 66mm 86a ZigZags and Biltins all around The above works perfectly, like a magic board. I haven't modded the dec...
by Steve Collins
Tue May 15, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Harbor Hybrid Showdown
Replies: 1
Views: 3010

Harbor Hybrid Showdown

There's a little outlaw single lane hybrid race that's going to happen early next month in Los Angeles: Harbor Hybrid Showdown single lane timed outlaw slalom race June 3, 2007, 3-6pm Course setter: Evans or Maysey Entry: $20 Prizes: 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, 10% Silverfish signup: http://www.silverfishlo...
by Steve Collins
Tue May 15, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: So...
Replies: 59
Views: 52963

I've had an Airflow truck for a few years and, strangely, have never lost a nut. I wonder if it would be worthwhile for Airflow to produce a 5/16"x24 thread option. It would really only be those little axle bits that would be different. BTW, my skate tool works on my Airflow's metric nuts, sort of. ...
by Steve Collins
Sat May 12, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Stupid wheel question?
Replies: 12
Views: 6457

buck wheels

I remeber Jack Smith winning a JPL on a setup that had front wheels that were taller than the back:

viewtopic.php?t=1618&highlight=jpl

Ever since I saw Jack's writeup from that race, I look at the trees before a run ...
by Steve Collins
Fri May 11, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: GILMOURIAN CURVE
Replies: 9
Views: 5242

I thought a Gilmourian curve was one where you have to float your body weight off to the side to be able to reenter at the right place further down the line.
by Steve Collins
Wed May 09, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: So...
Replies: 59
Views: 52963

the Airflow followed the TTC and solved some of its problems, such as too much material, lack of bushing seats and bad pivot. The Splitfire R1 was almost an exact copy of the Airflow, with better axle material and a slightly better pivot. I don't know if Airflow has improved their axle material or p...
by Steve Collins
Mon May 07, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB Indy off set PPS trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

It will be hard to find someone who will let one of those go, partly due to the (increasing) rarity, partly due to Indy loyalty. If you must have one, I recommend finding an Indy 101 and having a machinist offset it for you. It's not hard to do. Make sure your machinist uses good quality steel. FWIW...
by Steve Collins
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal Ordering Information
Replies: 13
Views: 11882

Keith, are the new rears available? I'd sure love to pick up one or two.

Thanks
by Steve Collins
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 240163

I have not got any results from any Harbor 100 11/11/06. ... Corky, thanks for letting me know. It's another reminder for me to verify with an intended recipient that an email was actually received. I am sending you an email with the results, but for redundancy's sake, am posting them here as well:...
by Steve Collins
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 240163

Corky - Thanks for your efforts. It's always fun to see the updated status. One thing, I noticed that the Harbor 100 held on 11/11/06 in San Pedro, CA, USA seems to not be included. Was that an oversight? I thought I had followed the 2006 rules for Basic status and had sent in the results. Please le...
by Steve Collins
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: fixing my radikal
Replies: 29
Views: 22911

A trick I learned from my buddy the slalom gear wizard: Put a 3/8 bolt in an electric hand drill and put that into the hanger bearing with washers for clearance and nuts on each side to lock it in. Then run the drill for 10 or 15 minutes, rocking it side to side and all around. The bearing moves as ...