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by Jonathan Harms
Fri May 21, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

I thought you sweaty, stinky Texans were gonna post up at P. Graf's house? He said he's got room. Bit of a drive, as Lou can attest, but hey, the price is right. Other ideas: Steve Pederson is staying at the Ramada near the airport and said he might have some room. And Hotwire.com has 3-star hotel r...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed May 19, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

Hope you can make it, Aaron. If you do need a place to stay, get in touch. We'll find you a spot.

Or if you just want us to fill you to the gills with caffeine and boot you in the ass for the drive back, we can do that too. We're flexible. :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Tue May 18, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

Stephen Lavin wrote:very very bummed that I will not be attending this year
As are we. :-( But if I understand correctly, it's because of Maxx's graduation? In which case, congratulations!
by Jonathan Harms
Tue May 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

Us too, Lenny. Maybe someday soon we can return the favor! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Wed May 12, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 287408

Re: DH

Front page of the Sports, there I am in taking turn three in my dorky leathers and all my slowness. Photographically speaking, though, that photo of you is a very striking image--well lit, dynamically composed, clear face shot, etc. I bet Dan G. is happy with it, too. Never fails that the biggest k...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon May 10, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: New modular training ramps
Replies: 59
Views: 32095

Yup! Thought so. When it came time to send my 1990 323 to the great parking lot in the sky in early 2008, I was chagrined to learn that I couldn't just replace it with my new dream car, the Protege5, because the P5 simply was no more and had been supplanted by the Mazda3. The 3 is a very cool car in...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon May 10, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: New modular training ramps
Replies: 59
Views: 32095

Off topic: Is that a Protege5? I always loved that car's styling.
by Jonathan Harms
Thu May 06, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 287408

Glad to hear it's (likely) not bad enough to require a major fix or major $$$.

Note to self: If car needs work, call Willy. ;-)
by Jonathan Harms
Wed May 05, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Texas sk8r needs hookup!
Replies: 4
Views: 2977

I think Jourdan has quite an extensive snowboard background, so maybe he can help "translate" skate slalom for a crossover snowboarder. Not sure if Jourdan was more of a racer or a freestyler, but hey, it's worth a mention.
by Jonathan Harms
Tue May 04, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: TS/Hybrid deck for big guys
Replies: 14
Views: 6201

Ha ha! I was wondering if you might end up reading this! Honestly, I'm not trying to guilt-trip you. Just relaying information. :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Mon May 03, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: TS/Hybrid deck for big guys
Replies: 14
Views: 6201

Re: TS/Hybrid deck for big guys

So I guess I need to start looking for a TS/Hybrid deck. (Kinda sucks since GS scares the hell outta me.) I weigh 280lbs, and am not overly light on my feet. So when I try to pump, I am probably flexing the deck quite a bit. I assume this means that a carbon fiber or kevlar deck is probably not the...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

There's not a ton of stuff to do at Babler besides hike, bike or fly a kite. There used to be a public swimming pool, but I'm pretty sure that has been closed for a few years. So the zoo would be a good bet. The St. Louis Science Center is also right there on the other side of the highway from Fores...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

Ha ha! Good one, Lavin.

Aaron, lemme do a bit of digging on the lake/park/camping thing. I'm sure there must be at least one or two, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment and have to step away from the 'puter for the evening. I'll get back to you.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

Thanks, Willy!

He said pumped. Heh heh... :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

Cool, Aaron, glad to hear it. Last year Josh Vantine came over from KC. It was his first race ever, too, and he said he had a good time. Saw him in Austin, TX a few weeks ago, too. How long have you been doing slalom? Do you ride also longboards, street or those amazing skateparks around KC? Come on...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS
Replies: 40
Views: 23873

[2010] SLALOM ST. LOUIS

Registration is open! We're still workin' on getting a contest sign-up integrated into this site, so for this year, it's once again at

http://67.139.161.195/contest_registrat ... testID=458.

Sign up and come on down/up/out/over!
by Jonathan Harms
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 287408

Yeah, hopefully he'll be out of the "Funny Little Scooter to Hold Up Your Broken Foot in a Cast Division" by then.
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 287408

By the way, sign-up for this year's Slalom St. Louis race will be up either tonight or tomorrow.
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 287408

Cool site, Jerome! I like the mixture of various types of skating.

And yes, I write switch if I need to. It helps my regular writing too. ;-)
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 287408

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by Jonathan Harms
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jeff Goad, $77, and a skateboard.
Replies: 36
Views: 16668

Re: Confession

Rick Stanziale wrote:
I finished off the sword, filled it with my own urine, and had intentions of gifting it back to you
Goad has a filter for that.
by Jonathan Harms
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: MEZE SLALOM - April 3, 4, 5 2010 - Mèze (34, FRANCE)
Replies: 49
Views: 32020

Pat, I'm still savoring the idea before proposing it formally. In the day-to-day busy-ness of my life (and my mind), perhaps there's some negative nuance of it I've failed to notice. It's something I think I'd like to see, but not (yet) enough to act on it.
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: MEZE SLALOM - April 3, 4, 5 2010 - Mèze (34, FRANCE)
Replies: 49
Views: 32020

I notice that in the single-lane events you based the results on the sum of each rider's best two times, instead of just on the one fastest time. I would like to see this become the standard way of doing most, if not all, single-lane races. Combining two times would greatly reduce the influence of h...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: MEZE SLALOM - April 3, 4, 5 2010 - Mèze (34, FRANCE)
Replies: 49
Views: 32020

Helicopter landing zone? And people think the USA is too concerned with liability issues. :-( Guillaume, I'm sorry to hear about the ridiculous obstacles you had to overcome just to have a slalom race. What a shame. But I congratulate you for communicating everything to the racers as best you could,...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Texas Sizzler, March 27-28
Replies: 178
Views: 67545

That is a beauty of a poster. I wonder if even Henry has one of his own. Who knows, he might actually want to buy it from you! He gets the poster, and you end up with his autograph anyway--on a check! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Texas Sizzler, March 27-28
Replies: 178
Views: 67545

Hey, I'm up for that. I skated there with Big Ryan on opening day last November. Yee haw!

Is it lit now?
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Texas Sizzler, March 27-28
Replies: 178
Views: 67545

Chad also ripped up the Round Rock skatepark last year. Where's the Friday evening session this year, boys?
by Jonathan Harms
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Pavel
Topic: snowmobile
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Wut in THEE hell?
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Texas Sizzler, March 27-28
Replies: 178
Views: 67545

Oops! I'm a (current) no-show on the list. I will get on that ASAP. And I bet a few others who intend to race also haven't actually signed up yet. This "wait 'til the last minute to sign up" approach has long been a problem for race organizers, including yours truly. I should know better by now. Sor...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom champions
Replies: 64
Views: 30611

Good eye, Wesley. I'm pretty sure I sent Jani the 2002 Men's champion (Chicken) but not the others. FWIW, I'm pretty sure it's Barret (one t), not Barrett.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Bob Biniak Died Today
Replies: 8
Views: 4186

RIP Bob...and I do mean "RIP IT"...I hope they are ready on the other side. It's been a tough last year for the DT crew. Damn. Best wishes to all Bob's friends and family. My thoughts exactly. I read about this a couple of days ago, and my thoughts went immediately to a certain East Coast aquacultu...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: New Facebook Group for Slalom
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

Then I want gOAd on mine.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: wheel duros- TS vs. GS
Replies: 6
Views: 5550

John, I agree with Jani, as I think most people would. Why? Because TS and GS typically make very different demands of a wheel. GS tends to have wider, more drawn-out turns (across the fall line) that favor traction, while TS tends to have much quicker, less offset turns (down the fall line) that fa...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: ISSA members 2010 - Complete listing
Replies: 46
Views: 26066

Paul Price wrote:Just paid my dues for 2010 but it took a lot of work to find out who to pay and how much.
Needs to be on the front page and as the top sticky in the forums
Good point, Paul. We've discussed how to make it easier and are working on doing so as soon as we can.
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: differences between tracker trucks - sk8kings Q.
Replies: 7
Views: 4126

Oi!
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: differences between tracker trucks - sk8kings Q.
Replies: 7
Views: 4126

Can't comment from experience, but I bet if you called or e-mailed these questions to Sk8Kings, they'd give you a good answer.
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Two Days of Turri at Toyland - April 10-11 [Prime]
Replies: 4
Views: 2561

I just realized the current rule book specifies that single-lane racing is decided by the best single time, so technically, deciding it on a two-run time isn't allowed. Not to open a whole can of worms here, but if the organizer(s) wanted to try the two-run format, I would vote in favor of allowing ...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Two Days of Turri at Toyland - April 10-11 [Prime]
Replies: 4
Views: 2561

Having skated this road before (one side of it, anyway), I'm sure the racing will be bad-ass as usual. One question for you and Jonny: Any chance you'd consider basing it on the best TWO-run combined time? That would at least partly eliminate the headwind/tailwind factor. I've been wanting to sugges...
by Jonathan Harms
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 232995

I'm pretty sure I've got the Chicago Cone Crusher results, as we used my laptop for it. If I can find them, I'll send them. Thanks for the heads-up.
by Jonathan Harms
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 29142

As Wesley says, various places have been used for sign-ups. I have no particular preference for one site over another, unless/until one consistently stands out. In the past, NCDSA has been that site (in my opinion). This site isn't there yet, although if sign-ups could be done here, it would be kind...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 29142

I can't say for sure yet, but the Board of Directors has been discussing ideas for integrating a "one-stop" sign-up location either on this site or on slalomranking.com. It's just discussion right now, as other things are taking even higher priority, but I am hoping it can be worked in sometime soon...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 International Slalom Contest Schedule
Replies: 34
Views: 44509

#4 - Ditch Slap was all banked slalom and one sort of cross-country race. No "standard" ISSA slalom disciplines as currently defined.

#5 - Lookout Mountain/Buffalo Bill Downhill was a downhill race only. No slalom.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 61816

Corky, thanks for the replies so far. Like Rick, I think I actually "get it" now. One final question, just to make sure I do understand: So if sound like a racer who fits into more than one category (such as Masters and Amateur, as Rick does) doesn't have to worry that one division will "rob" his/he...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 232995

I have e-mailed Gareth Roe to ask for results from the 2009 World Championships and the 2009 Oregon State Games, both of which are listed as "-" (not yet submitted) on slalomranking.com. If/when I get them, I will either convert them to text or ask for help from Rick F. or Steve P., and will send th...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 61816

Just to clarify how it works in the ranking system right now. Master points are calculated automatically from results if no master class is run. Note though that it is the AM or OPEN class results that are used in this case. If running a PRO/AM event it is the AM result only that are used for this....
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 61816

09/09/1964. The year of the Dragon.

Roar.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Texas Sizzler, March 27-28
Replies: 178
Views: 67545

He's alive! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 232995

1. Is a special site for the World Ranking like www.slalomranking.com wanted or important for the sport? A site to handle all the fun stuff around the slalom scene, results, pictures, event articles, calendars and rankings. A site where you dare send a potential sponsor or people who wanted to have...
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 232995

Sure the forum is needed and all the hard discussion aso. But that is not the face we want to show for media aso. Don't build the slalom scene frontpage connected to this forum. Don't worry, Corky. You are not the only one who wants this. I've talked to several other people who agree that the main ...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: time to say goodbye
Replies: 15
Views: 6635

Donald, your resignation is not accepted. I expect you to be back at your job pissing people off first thing Monday morning. Achtung!

Seriously, though, WTF? Or rather, in honor of your e-mail address...WDF?