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by Jonathan Harms
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [2009] What do you want the ISSA to do or be like?
Replies: 14
Views: 6546

I see a lot of frustration in these posts--people who seem to feel that nothing is being done to move slalom, or maybe just the ISSA, forward. I also see a lot of energy, from the same people--offering their opinion and their best suggestions for how they'd like to see the organization improved. I w...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Pavel
Topic: hunting the pack again
Replies: 7
Views: 5662

Congratulations, Steve! And good pick-up, Donald. Steve is a solid guy who really enjoys skating. He was good at the start of the season and just got better all year. Good luck with getting him off those Seismics on his park board, though. :-) http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c95/harmsjb/StevePFSca...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Red Clay Cup 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

You don't say.

Thanks for clearing things up. :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 56441

Mr Harms, new day, fresh ideas! I'm loving your idea of calling the nut feature 'an English Channel'. Id like to use that if I may. And if and when someone copies it we can all refer to it as an English Channel. Cool! Michael, thank you for asking, and of course you may use that name. Glad you like...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 56441

Love the "trough" idea, Michael--brilliantly simple. But the word "trough" is just screaming for a bit of Bennett-style or Chaput-style trademarking, branding or sexing up. Love groove? Boss Trough? Oooh, I've got it--the English Channel! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Red Clay Cup 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

So is it straight bombin' or slolam? Or some of each?
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom champions
Replies: 64
Views: 30606

Gary - 2003 worlds Overall Mollica GS Mollica? Hybrid Mollica? TS Luca There was no Worlds GS in 2003. They had a dual slalomcross instead. Pro champ was Tay Hunt, Open champ was Richie De Losada. 2005 worlds Overall Mitchell GS Mitchell Hybrid Maysey? TS Strobel (or was it the other way around?) I...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 56441

Wow, more cutting-edge stuff from Michael.

I realize it's just a drawing, but how close will the kingpin be to the ground? That first drawing with the pink bushing makes it looks like it would protrude pretty far beyond the hanger and axles.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: TURNER and her sisters....
Replies: 8
Views: 6685

I'd bet the wheels on the Quicksilver are Bones.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: my setup is good for...?
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

The Bennett is a great front truck, especially if you wedge it about 7 to 10 degrees (skinny end of wedge toward front of board). So your front is fine. For the rear, though, you want a slower-turning truck, so it just kind of follows the front along. The RT-X turns more quickly than the RT-S, so th...
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: WHEELBITE RACING
Replies: 8
Views: 5583

Good stuff, Gustavs. Keep doing what you're doing! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Brasil
Topic: [2009] 7 OVERMEETING SKATE DOWNHILL
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

Great photos!
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: my setup is good for...?
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

The 129 might be a bit wide for tight slalom, but don't worry about that. Just set up some cones and ride. Have fun!
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: TURNER and her sisters....
Replies: 8
Views: 6685

Very nice! What kind of trucks are on the black deck (Hobie flex?) between the Turner and the Santa Cruz?
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: My new GOGs
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

Dang, Steve, have you gotten so good you're only riding on two wheels nowadays??? :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 29
Views: 12143

Seb, you can take a bus from Portland to Hood River (and back!) for about 20 dollars. (You also have to take a metro train from the airport to a bus transfer station, but that's only about five bucks or less.) Check out the bus company's website at www.greyhound.com . Or send me a PM and I can tell ...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: FullBag Skates
Topic: Louis Ricard SL
Replies: 5
Views: 6280

Don't drink too much wine, Louis, or you won't be in ANY kind of shape to race! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Fatboy
Topic: F Beam
Replies: 7
Views: 6366

"F" yeah!
by Jonathan Harms
Wed May 27, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: 2009 Krispy Hill Outlaw, May 23, 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7838

Looks to me like Joe I was the real winner--a sick new Louis Ricard model AND a man sandwich with Fatty and Danilo! :-)

Congrats to all. Nice lookin' hill you've got up there, too.
by Jonathan Harms
Fri May 15, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Can't find races!
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

I lost Ricky's number when my car (with cell phone in it) got stolen a few weeks back. Try getting in touch with Frank Henn on silverfishlongboarding.com.
by Jonathan Harms
Fri May 08, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 61257

More photos, you say? Here's one. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ofsjlPzH7r4/Sf6DZglVgQI/AAAAAAAAA0o/vzN3_Ep2l_o/s720/P1000701a.jpg The other 300+ photos from my trip are online at http://picasaweb.google.com/jbh123/GermanySwitzerlandApril2009# . I haven't had time to put captions on them yet. At the tunnel ...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: How Long Before COMPLETES With One Manufacturer's Name?
Replies: 31
Views: 9646

Just like some guys have suggested a Rad front in the back for TS. This is off topic, but who the hell suggested that? Perhaps its just me being narrow minded... I didn't suggest it, but I actually tried it, in 2005, for TS. The rear Rads at the time all had the swing-arms, and cut-down Rad rears w...
by Jonathan Harms
Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] KING VOM RHEIN RACE GERMANY APRIL 11/12
Replies: 33
Views: 21642

Great photos, Fränky. Those bowls are making me drool, and I've never seen Pappas looking so clean and shiny! :-)

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by Jonathan Harms
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 61257

So you're coming, Mr. JBH? Indeed I am. I found a good fare to Duesseldorf. An unnamed manufacturer in that vicinity assured me he could arrange some sort of transpo to Zurich. :-) (Flights to Zurich were 200 dollars more. :-() I'm sure it will work out. If you bring a tent Pelle, you can camp in m...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 61257

Also, what is the surface like? Smooth? Rough? In between?

And would I need fluorescent-light sunscreen? :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: tips on my form? (video)
Replies: 14
Views: 6288

I would agree with everything Marty, Rick and Cfav said. I especially like Marty's observation: You're basically doing quite well already. Your basic form/technique is not bad at all, especially for someone who (as far as I know) hasn't been doing slalom for all that long yet. As far as bending your...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Newbie....help dialing things in....
Replies: 13
Views: 6253

i have the rtx up front. maybe i'll add an extra wedge and see what happens. front foot placement....behind, on, or in front of the bolts? As far as that spacer and slop...i just remembered a trick i used with a bike handlebar stem that was loose...a small piece of coke can...cut to slip inside snu...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] KING VOM RHEIN RACE GERMANY APRIL 11/12
Replies: 33
Views: 21642

So who won? How did the 100-cone race go? Who drank the most beer? und so weiter...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Newbie....help dialing things in....
Replies: 13
Views: 6253

should i try adding a little more wedge to the front since it wont hold a pump? Won't hold a pump with the Bennett up front or with the RT-X up front? Most people seem to agree that an RT-X needs more wedge to come alive--maybe 12 degrees or so. A Bennett shouldn't need quite as much, although you ...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 15976

To paraphrase a line from "Snatch":
"Well, f*ck me, Sammy, what have you been eating?"
Well done, mate!
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Newbie....help dialing things in....
Replies: 13
Views: 6253

Good advice from both Lenny and Rick, IMO. From your description of wedging, dewedging, etc., sounds like you're on the right track with what you're riding. In my experience, the RT-X doesn't really come alive as a front truck until you wedge it at least 10 to 12 degrees. The Bennett doesn't need as...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: NJ OUTLAW SKATE JAM 09: Recession Session
Replies: 73
Views: 29985

Is What's That Smell Productions a subsidiary of Pull My Finger Enterprises? :-)

I think you should add a "biggest wound" prize as well after those full-contact catamaran shenanigans. Heck, you could have two: Oozing and Non-Oozing.

I <3 Jersey.
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Front truck on a budget
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Front truck: Get a Bennett 4.3 and wedge it about 7 degrees (skinny end toward the front of the deck). Use soft bushings (for example, white Khiro barrels on top and bottom or white top/orange bottom) and run it considerably looser than your rear truck. That sucker WILL turn and should work for bot...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 14520

I think there were a couple of cones in that run--three for Claude, one for me? That was actually the first run of two. In the second run I had the "inside lane," which seemed to run a bit faster because it was on the inside of a curve. I think Claude was faster than I was at the end, but I had a fa...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate does it have beeps?
Replies: 10
Views: 5278

I heard Sidlo took the circuit board out of it and MacGyver'ed it into a perpetual-motion machine--some sort of tinfoil pyramid. The physics journals are all abuzz...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate does it have beeps?
Replies: 10
Views: 5278

Yeah, this one has the "Gatorade bottle" push-button start option, so we can use that if we have to.
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate does it have beeps?
Replies: 10
Views: 5278

Thanks, guys. I'm afraid this one only has the two phone jacks. There doesn't seem to be any sound connector. I guess we'll just have to make our own "beeps," a.k.a. "3-2-1-go!"
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate does it have beeps?
Replies: 10
Views: 5278

Trackmate does it have beeps?

Can the 2003-vintage Trackmate timer do a "beep" start cadence of any kind? Or does it only record the times? It's a black box with two red buttons on the top and one sliding black On/Off switch on the side, and it has two "phone jack"-style connections. I'm taking this timer to the Chicago race thi...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: 161 - EttSexEtt
Topic: New team member
Replies: 6
Views: 3873

I predict he will melt under the heat of competition. :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: JISSA
Replies: 130
Views: 38522

"Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit..."

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by Jonathan Harms
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 14520

OK, I now know something. We have a timer--IF I can make it up there. That's the next step. One Dagger is still car-less (me), one may have work conflicts (Goad), one has a very sick wife right now and isn't in the planning mood (Graf), and the head of our Springfield, IL satellite office (Bean-a-re...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 14520

If I can arrange transpo I'm pretty sure I can bring Goad's timer. I can't imagine he'd say no, but I wanna ask him just to be sure. Will post here as soon as I know anything.
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 14520

I've been planning to come, along with--I hope--at least one or two others from the STL area. I still plan to come, but it's now dependent on whether I can get a slight "transpo problem" worked out--my car got jacked last night. :-( I've been in touch with Justin R. and will keep him apprised of wha...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 15976

Shouldn't they look a bit more like this, then? :-)

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by Jonathan Harms
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Want to be on TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 7046

I might could...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Want to be on TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 7046

Most!??? Whyyyy, I awta... :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Want to be on TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 7046

Karl, I strongly second what Joe and Mig recommended. Nail down a couple of very relevant points about skateboarding's relative safety and be ready to use them. Practice them until you can spout them off in just a few seconds. Be brief but clear.

Nice one, Karl. Good luck!
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 34434

Are you the only board member that reads this website? Joe No. I have been reading this thread all along. I suspect/hope the other board members have as well, but I'll let them speak for themselves. I've refrained on commenting until I have the time to dedicate to taking action. I've had several ou...
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 15976

Damien Hirst has offered to preserve the trucks in Formaldehyde and display them in the Saatchi gallery where they will attain their deserved value as true high art. I said, "Oi Damien, No! You can stick your crazy artworks where the sun don't shine, but my G.O.Gs are staying one inch off the groun...