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by Wesley Tucker
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Newbie Slalom Raw run
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

Re: Newbie Slalom Raw run

Ben,

Where are you? That is a sweet spot.
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Sealed Or Shielded Bearings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Sealed Or Shielded Bearings?

So what are you doing?

• Sealed and riding til they give up and get new.
• Shielded and doing a maintenance and lubrication routine.

Do you have the tools for working on shielded bearings? (The little gizmos for removing the retaining ring.)
by Wesley Tucker
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 292366

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Nine years ago today it was raining so hard on Folly Beach you could barely see across the street. Eventually, everyone moved to the Visitor Center Bus Terminal where we interrupted somebody's wedding reception. The racing lasted well into the wee hours of the morning. Some guy (don't know who) slal...
by Wesley Tucker
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011

Hey, CFav,

Do you know off hand how much is the toll to get from Chicago to Beloit?
by Wesley Tucker
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Re: Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011

If anyone is interested (and I know you are) I am getting my Priceline bids accepted for all my rooms on this trip for $50.00 a night in 3-Star hotels. Downtown Louisville on the way up, downtown Madison for the weekend and downtown Chicago (the Sheraton north of the river) on the way home. If you h...
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule
Replies: 57
Views: 16837

Re: 2011 Site Sponsor Schedule

Well, it's fixed now so someone got it figured out.
by Wesley Tucker
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6331

Wiggle War, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18-19 2011

So, who's going? It's a Prime.
by Wesley Tucker
Tue May 31, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14138

Just a fantastic weekend! For me everything about all five days from Thursday through Monday was spectacular. The Daggers put on a great race in a great venue and attracted a great crowd. And all I have to say is anyone who disparages the idea of "straight" slalom hasn't tried to run 90 cones "S"d a...
by Wesley Tucker
Thu May 26, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14138

Are you sure?
by Wesley Tucker
Sun May 22, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: [Sold] Radikals for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2838

Copy the URL to the end of ".jpg." If there is code after the JPEG tag delete it.

Put [img]at%20the%20front%20of%20the%20URL%20and[/img] after.

That should do it.
by Wesley Tucker
Sat May 21, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 292366

Just got off the phone with Marion Karr. He's been in the ER for four hours. He was bombing a section of trail when a pine cone got him a bit squirrely. He decided to head for what looked like a bed of pine straw before bailing. What he didn't know was under the pine straw is rock. He's got a knee c...
by Wesley Tucker
Fri May 20, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14138

Stephen Lavin wrote:Hey sure nobody cares too much but I'll be there for Sunday's races (drive in. drive out) - can't make Saturday and an overnight.
Slacker.
by Wesley Tucker
Thu May 19, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14138

So, I Priceline my room. Get the bid I want. Computer tells me, "Marriott Union Station." I figure great, I'm staying down by the train station.

Nope.

I'm staying IN the train station:

Image

That is just so ******* cool!
by Wesley Tucker
Mon May 16, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14138

The BBQ Rib Festival will be happening again downtown:

http://hometownonline.blogspot.com/2011 ... to-st.html
by Wesley Tucker
Sat May 14, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Curt Chapman wrote:Thanks Mig. We're on the same page...

Wes, have you actually used your timer on the hill yet?
Yes.
by Wesley Tucker
Sat May 14, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

I pick up my board, put my glove over the timer and walk behind the transmitter. And that stops the timer from recording the time for "lap 2" ? ? ? ? Does on mine. IR is line of sight. If the receiver doesn't see the transmitter (or vice versa) then there's no activation. Just be sure to do it to b...
by Wesley Tucker
Sat May 14, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

I pick up my board, put my glove over the timer and walk behind the transmitter.
by Wesley Tucker
Tue May 10, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Mark, Only two beacons are needed for head to head just like single lane. But there will be a need for two timers. Back in the old days of dinosaurs and when the oil was young TrakMate did not do anything except measure tape-to-tape times - no tone, no independent start, no false start. Just hit the...
by Wesley Tucker
Sun May 01, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 292366

"May site costs paid by Steve Lavin"

Or may not.

Let us know what you decide, Steve.
by Wesley Tucker
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Robo, I don't know what to tell you. I received no e-mails after ordering except a confirmation of receipt for my payment from eBay through PayPal. Twenty days later I got a little box delivered registered U.S. mail I had to sign for to receive. I don't know that the e-mail you received from DHL is ...
by Wesley Tucker
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: TO SUPPORT THE ISSA OR NOT
Replies: 15
Views: 5848

Rick Stanziale wrote:
Wesley Tucker wrote:So . . . Trade Street . . . how's the asphalt?
It was all a dream, I read it in Concrete Wave magazine.
Bastage!
by Wesley Tucker
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: TO SUPPORT THE ISSA OR NOT
Replies: 15
Views: 5848

So . . . Trade Street . . . how's the asphalt?
by Wesley Tucker
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Got here today. 20 days shipping. Was surprised to see it ships with pieces of Velcro. Cool.

Need batteries.

Three weeks from Singapore shipped by Registered Mail. Not bad.
by Wesley Tucker
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] SLALOM ST. LOUIS #9
Replies: 16
Views: 10775

Stephen Lavin wrote:It's on.... thank God
You're welcome.
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Ordered mine.

Went ahead and got two timers and two boxes for $90.00.

Got to go buy some Velcro at the Home Depot and that'll be that.

Then wait a couple of weeks. I did not spring for the extra shipping.
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Thanks, Steve. It makes sense now. The box transmits an IR signal across the road. A stopped timer passes a box and starts. A running timer passes a box and stops. Two boxes will suffice for one lane. Four boxes will work for dual lane but without a common start. Just two racers start, elapsed time ...
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Someone please explain this to me. It's a lap timer. Meaning pass the beam and start the clock, pass the beam and stop the clock. Correct? The price is the timer and two IR boxes. Is this correct? Do I need to purchase two more boxes to make it work for slalom? One pair at the top of the hill, one p...
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

Steve Pederson wrote:Thanks for the heads up. The timer works!
Steve,

Did you get some Velcro tape so you can move it from board to board?
by Wesley Tucker
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: My New F1 style starter
Replies: 31
Views: 14658

Well, Michael, we'll have to agree to disagree. The timing of a regular beep pattern is easily learned in practice. Hear it twice and it's down. During eliminations the aggressiveness of a perfectly timed start makes for better racing. Two skaters just standing there with a finger in their ears unti...
by Wesley Tucker
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: My New F1 style starter
Replies: 31
Views: 14658

Michael Stride wrote:A couple of things I don't like about the drag tree lights is they light downwards... Just seems ' wrong' to me.
Well, you know Mike, you can always just turn it upside down:

Image

Just sayin' . . . .
by Wesley Tucker
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: My New F1 style starter
Replies: 31
Views: 14658

Michael Stride wrote:Oh and Wes, I though the tree went Red, YELLOW YELLOW YELLOW then Green or Red?

Or are YOU colour blind???????
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
RED ON FALSE START

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by Wesley Tucker
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: My New F1 style starter
Replies: 31
Views: 14658

A few reasons Wes... I know two UK rCers who are colour blind... Also this mimics a Formula One start sequence. Actually the green light on the last light would not be correct as you don't go on when the last light lights.... But when it extinguishes after a random interval of zero to five seconds....
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: My New F1 style starter
Replies: 31
Views: 14658

Mike, Not a criticism but a question: You've got five LED lights for counting down to the start. Any reason the fourth lights can't be yellow and the fifth lights green? When they were counting off I kind of expected it but then got two more red lights and the tone. Just wondering. Fantastic system ...
by Wesley Tucker
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Winter Sessions - Fountainhead
Replies: 28
Views: 15310

Re: Sorry..

..stepped away for a minute. Yeah, I'm back around after spending time traveling to Russia, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador...all the vacation hotspots. It should be stated that DC street skating legend Brian Tucci, wants to host a slalom race in DC this summer. Nothing major, just something low-k...
by Wesley Tucker
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Cheap Timer
Replies: 49
Views: 30261

(from the sumomoto website) The Lap Timer (Receiver): <UP>: The LCD shows one lap backward; <DOWN>: The LCD shows one lap forward; <SUM>: Summary; Slowest lap time, fastest lap time, Total time and average lap time; Mark, does the timer ONLY remember one "lap" backward and forward? Or does it remem...
by Wesley Tucker
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] Asheville Mountain Sports Festival, May 28, 29
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

[2011] Asheville Mountain Sports Festival, May 28, 29

I drove up to Asheville today to meet with Philip and take a look at the spots for the Asheville Mountain Sports Festival slalom races. Philip has scopred out a new development on the west side of town vacant of any occupants. Some model homes are at the entrance but the developer is very enthusiast...
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Front page updates early 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

How about some more pro results?

After all, the ISSA and the majority of those participating in this sport are open skaters.

But knowing who leads in the pro ranks back in 2007 is really interesting.
by Wesley Tucker
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] Texas Sizzler, Houston, March 26-27 [MAIN]
Replies: 56
Views: 35072

My few Hockley hill photos. From the top: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/2011Sizzler/HSBD2-27-11-5.jpg From the bottom: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/2011Sizzler/HSBD2-27-11-6.jpg The start ramps for the "A" bracket. The fence rails are straight. The ramp is canted downhill ...
by Wesley Tucker
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: AXE
Topic: My New Axe Ultimate III
Replies: 0
Views: 1652

My New Axe Ultimate III

Finally finished setting up my Christmas present today. Axe Ultimate III (carbon fiber reinforced wood core), Radical Dragon's Claw front with shaved 84a Avalons front, CZ Truck rear, shaved 80a Avalons rear, PT ceramics all around. http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Boards/Sk8Kings/WTAxeUltimateIII-...
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29
Replies: 32
Views: 14138

2011 Slalom St. Louis - May 28-29

JBH has this on the contest calendar as of January 6 so I am going to assume it's a go. I laid off thinking about it UNTIL the Cardinals published their 2011 schedule. Good news: the Cards are AT Colorado that weekend. So, that means the downtown hotels are dry as a bone and willing to negotiate. Ha...
by Wesley Tucker
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

OK. I said yesterday "last update." Well, I lied. Got up there today and set the course. Here's a pic looking down the course: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/SoutheastUSASlalomSeries/Exit32-2-12-Outlawcourse-1.jpg And two looking up the course: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Contests/...
by Wesley Tucker
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

Got out the TrakMate and did a thorough test. Everything is fabulous, simply fabulous. Curiously, the last time I used it was the Outlaw we had in the same spot in October of '09. That's just too long to go between setting a course and getting a time.
by Wesley Tucker
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

This is the last update before Saturday's racing. Weather is looking great. Literally a ZERO PERCENT chance of rain and an expected high of 59. We had a weather scare here in Columbia today but it was just a tempest in a teapot. All kinds of crying and hysterics over the possibility of snow. Got up ...
by Wesley Tucker
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

Things are looking good this far out.

ZERO % chance of rain, highs in the upper '50s.

Still on for Saturday, February 12, 11:00 AM.
by Wesley Tucker
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

No Race This Weekend, FEBRUARY 5!

Saturday chance of rain at 90%

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/29201

Will keep an eye on Saturday, 2/12
by Wesley Tucker
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 292366

Was talking to Marion on the phone last night and during the conversation he got a text message. DHB Darren Hodges' father passed away yesterday. No more details as of this morning.
by Wesley Tucker
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

The five-day forecast has it warmer (upper '50s) . . . and a 40% chance of rain.

Keep an eye on it. I'll call it Thursday.

And don't hesitate to speak up and suggest a delay. February 12 is just as good a Saturday as the 5th.
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

[2011] South Carolina Outlaw, (RESCHEDULED) February 12

Anyone wanna race? Weekend Outlaw, Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:00 AM until we get tired and quit. Location: Walter Brown Industrial Park, Commerce Drive, Ridgeway, South Carolina at Exit 32 on I-77 (25 miles north of Columbia.) Directions: Take I-77 to Exit 32 at mile marker 32. Take Peach Road w...
by Wesley Tucker
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: [2011] Texas Sizzler, Houston, March 26-27 [MAIN]
Replies: 56
Views: 35072

Jeremy Coffman wrote:So how is the run out on this hill?
Don't you know?

EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS!
by Wesley Tucker
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Travelling timer kit needed
Replies: 20
Views: 8033

Rick Stanziale wrote:Whatever happened to the Radikal Ramp Trailer?
Last I heard it's sitting in a storage shed somewhere near Morro Bay. I think Jack said Stan Strocher or Adrian Pina has it.