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by Jonathan Harms
Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Red Clay Cup - 2004 Georgia State Championships
Replies: 67
Views: 46501

And at this time next year, we'll all be able to look back and say...













wait for it.......















"Thanks for the mammaries." <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_15_7.gif' border=0></a>
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Red Clay Cup - 2004 Georgia State Championships
Replies: 67
Views: 46501

Enuff a yore faincy talk. Let's hear more about them cone girls! <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15_1_61.gif' border=0></a>
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Bad ass wood - New Pocket Pistol models
Replies: 28
Views: 28658

Bad-ass wood (and fiberglass?)

At La Costa, Chicken also had a couple of these decks (Smokestack, Chicken "Dagger") that had a fiberglass (I think?) layer on the top, and a slight concave as well. He said that if he produces them, they would likely sell for about $10.00 more than the all-wood versions. As with all of his stuff, t...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: new ad to appear in concrete wave
Replies: 20
Views: 16504

Careful, Chris, or you may end up looking like this guy. :-)

Image


(Photo by Josh [don't know his last name but he's a friend of Jeff Goad's])
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Good Starter Setup?
Replies: 35
Views: 23077

Giant slalom, but not tight

Mike, your setup is made more for cruising and/or going down hills very fast. Thus, your board is a bit long and your trucks are a bit wide for what most people call "slalom". BUT...don't let that stop you from doing it anyway. If you can link turns, you are already slaloming, in a sense. All you ha...
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Long Island NY Slalom
Replies: 117
Views: 92776

Joe, I just meant the line from Animal House.

Troy, don't listen to Joe. Quit now. Then *I* can come in 31st instead of 32nd.
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Dragon tail, two heights?
Replies: 9
Views: 7754

Keith, what don't you & Bobby like about how the rear truck rides in the middle hole? What feels different between the two settings?
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Long Island NY Slalom
Replies: 117
Views: 92776

Animal House

Troy, I think Joe was making a funny. Think Bluto. "Ramming Speed!"
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Chi-Costa / Chi-Town Shoot-out, July 24-25, 2004
Replies: 56
Views: 42998

8/100ths?

Sorry, Tod,
NO REFUNDS! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Chi-Costa / Chi-Town Shoot-out, July 24-25, 2004
Replies: 56
Views: 42998

Hey, now that might just work. Pencil in one St. Louisan.
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: New wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 4644

What wheels?

Lenny, for an all-around slalom wheel, it's hard to beat the white (80A) Turner/3DM Avalons. They're fast and smooth on darn near any surface, big enough for all but the most massive GS courses, small enough to run through all but the tightest TS courses, and still widely available. The only drawbac...
by Jonathan Harms
Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Camp 66
Replies: 7
Views: 3394

Rick, what kind of funky courses are you going to set on THAT thing? :-P

And what durometer wheels would you recommend?
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Conehead System
Replies: 2
Views: 3132

This system worked quite well on the first day of the May 2004 St. Louis race. It was a single-lane course, probably 200 yards long, set on an S-shaped curve. After you finished your run, you coneheaded the bottom section of the course. After the next racer finished, he took your place at the bottom...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal bushings
Replies: 12
Views: 12284

At 80 kilos, using two clear bushings on the front may be a bit too "mushy". My advice is to play around with it and see what works. If using the two clears in the front doesn't feel right, then try this: Front--clear top, red bottom Back--clear top, blue bottom I weigh about 70 kilos, and my Radika...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal bushings
Replies: 12
Views: 12284

Radikal bushing durometers

Pierre-Yves, Radikal bushings come in the following hardnesses: Clear 75A Red 80A Blue 85A Green 90A Black 95A If you only have two, they would probably work best as bottom bushings, one on each truck. I'd recommend putting the softer red bushing on the front truck (since you will probably ride it l...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: North America
Topic: St. Louis Memorial weekend race
Replies: 25
Views: 12556

Tod, it was a pleasure to meet you and ride with you. Goad's description is spot-on. You were killing it, especially on Saturday. Fellow readers, this Oles guy has got some good flow, and he likely has at least one more gear that will learn to engage as well. When he beats you--and he probably will-...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Something shakin' in Arkansas
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

!!!

Laura has a sister??? Is she single? ;-)
by Jonathan Harms
Sat May 29, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: North America
Topic: St. Louis Memorial weekend race
Replies: 25
Views: 12556

Come on down/up/over!

Frank, hope you can make it up here for the race. I know Ricky said he will be busy this weekend, but bring anyone else you can find. It's gonna be low-key (fewer than 15 racers probably), but we'll take care of you.
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Luna Slalom Jam 2004
Replies: 148
Views: 113062

There will be six St. Louisans coming. We've got one room reserved. If we have to, we can all wedge in there, but if anyone has extra space in theirs, one or two of us might be interested. E-mail me if you have extra space and want to share.
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Quote of the day...
Replies: 88
Views: 63500

Tom's kingpin

Tom, was the one you broke titanium or steel? I've got steel. Should I be concerned?
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Luna Slalom Jam 2004
Replies: 148
Views: 113062

Josh

Ricky, I still remember when Goad, Steven Lewis and I drove up the street at Concourse on our first trip to Mississippi in November 2002. The first person (or one of the first) I saw was some little kid on a yellow Turner cutaway, looking picture-perfect as he made his way down the course--eyes forw...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Unweildy newsgroup?
Replies: 9
Views: 3908

Erin, Did you try posting something yourself in the Seattle-area forum (or Northwest, or whatever it's called)? Sometimes that's all it takes to "resurrect" the discussion. For example, when I check this site, I usually just look for the forums that have been active in the last few days. Now, grante...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gilmour...Duel Sport World Champion?
Replies: 54
Views: 36278

Yikes!

Damn... Sorry to hear about John's injury. Trees don't move, and when you hit one, it ain't funny like "George of the Jungle". I broke my right femur in 1991, going only about 5-10 miles per hour. Hearing that John was doing four times that speed, it's a wonder he wasn't hurt WORSE. John, best wishe...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:23 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 4190

"The one in St. Louis..." ???

Interesting article, Wesley. I don't think I've ever seen that one before. I have quite a stash of old SkateBoarders, but I must be missing that one.

Armed with this "moving head" knowledge, I will be unstoppable at the Luna Slalom Jam! :-)
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: MANX
Topic: MANX - The New Name In Speed
Replies: 36
Views: 45055

Chicken,
How will they be sold? In shops? Via the Pocket Pistols Web site? Or will you have a Manx-only site?
by Jonathan Harms
Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Luna Slalom Jam 2004
Replies: 148
Views: 113062

Hotel?

Ricky, is the "Red Bull Hotel" still a possibility? Or did that fall through? That's part of the reason I haven't signed up yet. If we gots to pay for our own, that means I gots to dig a bit deeper to find a way to make it there. Barker, Parsons, the FLO boys--looks like a fast field already. Yikes....
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Luna Slalom Jam 2004
Replies: 148
Views: 113062

Dave, can I get credit for time served? St.L. weather has been pretty crappy for quite a bit more than 30 days. Ain't done no slalom, solitary or otherwise, since MSSS--except one run through the park. Don't worry, though, I'll be in fightin' shape, or at least criddlin' shape soon...maybe. Seriousl...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Luna Slalom Jam 2004
Replies: 148
Views: 113062

I suppose we'll have to wear dark glasses as well? No thanks. I've officially retired from "obstacle slalom". It made my hair turn gray--and I've completely lost my psychic ability to boot. ;-) Actually, if you watch the video that Ga. Tom shot of last year's Luna race, you will see that I *am* the ...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Luna Slalom Jam 2004
Replies: 148
Views: 113062

Ricky, I *tried* to hit it! :-) But it was too quick for me.

Great job on hooking up the rooms. Mark down at least one St. Louisan who'd like to be included if/when the time comes.
by Jonathan Harms
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Luna Slalom Jam 2004
Replies: 148
Views: 113062

Visibility of red cones

WesE, I second what Ga. Tom said. I had absolutely zero problems on the red course at the 2003 race. Visibility (or lack thereof) was a non-issue. Actually, in my first race against Jeff Goad in the round of 8, I do believe one of the red cones did jump out of my way as I attempted to criddle it. (H...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New to snowboarding, need info
Replies: 44
Views: 26801

Rick, I don't know exactly where to tell you to look for good used equipment, but I can comment, based on my experience, on some of your other questions. I learned the hard way in 1985 or so, on my own, on a tiny, icy hill in St. Louis, also on a Burton Performer (sans skeg), so I can attest to the ...
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:23 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Drilling Pistols
Replies: 6
Views: 5528

I knew you were going to say that, Chris. :smile: I had to hurry and get my response in there before you did.

RU(13) going to the W.Va. race? Civ, how about you? Any other Canadians?
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Drilling Pistols
Replies: 6
Views: 5528

Mike Civ, I e-mailed Chicken with the exact same question several weeks ago. Here is his response: "Jonathan, You can drill another set it shouldn't weaken the deck I've had some with 3 set's of rear truck holes and 2 set's in the front with no problems. Chicken" As you can imagine, you will want to...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] Pictures of 2003 FCR Slalom World Championships
Replies: 34
Views: 25172

I'd heard some speculation that Chicken might be working on new wheels. One of the pics (of a "Chillin' Chicken" in a red shirt) seems to show an unusual set of clear wheels on a (wood?) Pocket Pistol. Anyone talk to him about them or have anything they care to share? (Note: If your answer involves ...
by Jonathan Harms
Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Cabin for WV Race
Replies: 37
Views: 19123

Dave G, correct me if I'm wrong, but ze bridge is not where ze race is. Ze race is in ze town of Fayetteville on a regular old street. Ze bridge is just for ze crazy people to base-jump off of. So, for the race, there are no expansion joints, just creaky knee and ankle joints from some of those invo...
by Jonathan Harms
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Ridoli, Giammarco, Sidler, Gatti....on mpeg ....Now!
Replies: 35
Views: 21967

Now THAT is an interesting, informative post, Howard. There are so many variables of "what makes you fast" that it makes my head spin. Thanks for the BS-free account of your "experiment."
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The Dirty South
Replies: 40
Views: 30246

Yeah, yeah, NOW you tell us, Rick. :smile:
by Jonathan Harms
Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buggy Racing at CMU
Replies: 5
Views: 2848

Henry, I know you're a young'un, but have you seen any SkateBoarder mags from around 1977 or 1978? These "buggy" contraptions look amazingly similar to the "skatecars" of that time that raced at Signal Hill (CA) and Akron, OH (other places too? I'm not sure any more). None other than Henry Hester wa...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue May 27, 2003 11:41 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Release date for Radikal Trucks?
Replies: 27
Views: 21398

Mark, I didn't know about your offer when I saw you in St. Louis. If I'm not too late, I'd love to try them! (Even if I am too late, I'd love to try them, but you get my point, right?) And here's an interesting hypothetical: If I'd been riding Radikals, would you have still beaten me by .05 seconds?...
by Jonathan Harms
Tue May 27, 2003 11:27 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: St. Louis Mo. 100 cone grass roots race
Replies: 11
Views: 6082

Wesley, This hill would indeed be great for a hybrid course. We've often set it that way for practice. And although Goad wanted straight-on wigglin' for this race, I'm pretty sure he'd consider doing a more varied course in the future. I didn't witness any acidosis in relation to this race. It was a...