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by Paul Howard
Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] CSA Salem Slalom Spring Wing Ding BBQ, March 12, 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2302

The BBQ

Hey, we had GREAT weather and a GREAT time, thanks to everyone who showed up and rode, setup and helped pack up, ran the BBQ, and thanks to all the photographers and picturer posters. Pictures have been posted on www.ncdsa.com on the CSA forum. Thanks-Paul
by Paul Howard
Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: CSA SLALOM IN SALEM(OREGON) SPRING WING DING AND BBQ 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 4971

The BBQ

Hey, Thanks to EVERYONE who showed up, setup, helped pack up, run the BBQ and made this a great season opening event. If you want to see some good pictures, go to www.ncdsa.com and click onto the CSA forum. Oh yeah, thanks to all the photographers and posters of the aforementioned pictures.-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: SUBSONICSKATEBOARDS "SCOUT" MODEL
Replies: 2
Views: 3935

SUBSONICSKATEBOARDS "SCOUT" MODEL

Hey, Scott recently made a great G/S deck for me. It's not yet on the www.subsonicskateboards.com website yet. It's a 9" wide rounded coffin shape, think of a PPS Levine Coughin Cut only wider all around and even more so in the nose for a lot of front foot usage. It's made stiffer than the "Pauliwog...
by Paul Howard
Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: mutenje
Replies: 1
Views: 2503

Martin's Wood Deck

Hey, That's a classic BEAUTY! Very vintage, brings back good memories. Adios-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: BIG-n-FAST BECAUSE I SAY SO, Salem, Oregon 01 October 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 3015

BIG-n-FAST BECAUSE I SAY SO, Salem, Oregon 7 May 2006

WHEN: May 7th Sunday 2006 10:23am WHAT: Big and Fast Dual lane BIG hybrid/ Small Giant course with loose spacing to focus on speed and flow. Top section will be straight and with narrow width(but loosely spaced) offsets to build/pump speed before hitting the main portion of the course. This is proba...
by Paul Howard
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] BIG-n-FAST BECAUSE I SAY SO, Salem Oregon May 7, 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1891

[2006] BIG-n-FAST BECAUSE I SAY SO, Salem Oregon May 7, 2006

WHEN: Sunday May 7th 2006 Sunday 10:23am WHAT: This will be a dual lane BIG hybrid/small Giant type of course with fairly loose cones throughout to focus on speed and flow. This will be an IDEAL EVENT FOR NEWBIES. The top section will be straight with some narrow( in width,but loosely spaced) offset...
by Paul Howard
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: seattle park/banked slalom, and setups
Replies: 10
Views: 9342

More Banked Slalom Sorta Things

Hey, reading back, I agree a 16-17", maybe 18" wheelbase would be best. As far as wheels, I'd say 65mm-ish and grippy for gyrating/pumping through the flat between cones(or thru cones if there are any on the flat). I would'nt worry about it too much since Anderson and Hughes will probably bag 1st an...
by Paul Howard
Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: seattle park/banked slalom, and setups
Replies: 10
Views: 9342

Park/bank Slalom

Hey, I'm all for the BANKED (i.e.- Not Vert) sorta park-ish slalom event as my vert skills are not really that hot. I'd still do it and have a good time but speaking for myself AND a lot of other CSA'ers, I think BANKED would be a better event for more peaple. Thanks-P
by Paul Howard
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: CSA SLALOM IN SALEM(OREGON) SPRING WING DING AND BBQ 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 4971

Hugheski not making it to the Salem BBQ

Hmmmm, I'll bet it involves a new skatepark opening somewhere. That's my theory. Hey Dan, I checked out the Madras Skatepark on www.skateoregon.com, it looks pretty cool, did you ever make it out there? I might go for a 2-3 day campout skating safari to stay at Smith Rock sTatepark and skate Madrass...
by Paul Howard
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: CSA SLALOM IN SALEM(OREGON) SPRING WING DING AND BBQ 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 4971

CSA SLALOM IN SALEM(OREGON) SPRING WING DING AND BBQ 2006

March 12th 2006 Sunday 10am-ish Salem Oregon Soap Box Derby Hill in Bush Park, Outlaw Slalom session and BBQ, 2 lanes G/S and Hybrid, Marginally competitive, Major Fun! More Details on the North America Grassroots Slalom forum and www.ncdsa.com Contest Calender Helmets- Yes Be there or be somewhere ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] CSA Salem Slalom Spring Wing Ding BBQ, March 12, 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2302

[2006] CSA Salem Slalom Spring Wing Ding BBQ, March 12, 2006

When: March 12th 2006 10am-ish Where: Salem Oregon, Bush Park Soap Box Derby Hill What: A barely competive all day slalom session on 5-Star pavement with food and blabbing maybe we'll have a timer, maybe not. 2 lanes, one will be on the G/S side, and the other will be more of a "general" or "hybrid...
by Paul Howard
Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Making a Slalom Board
Replies: 2
Views: 3102

Paul's 2-Cents on making your own slalom deck

Hey, I only have personal experience cutting down wood and wood/fiberglass longboards(cambered and non-cambered) to make slalom decks though I also have and ride Fiberflex's, Roe wood and foam cores as well as PocketPistol foam and wood cores and am currently sponsored by www.subsonicskateboards.com...
by Paul Howard
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: One More Thing about the Phase III Splitfire
Replies: 0
Views: 3100

One More Thing about the Phase III Splitfire

One more thing: There no stop nut on the pivot screw I found it to have a very slight amount of play so I went to the hardware store and found a thin-enough nut and installed it to keep the pivot screw in place. Solid. OK- One more thing, I also got a grade 8 3/8" bolt to replace the stock Randall K...
by Paul Howard
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: 3rd Generation ?
Replies: 58
Views: 61726

Tip for Conical Spacers for Splitfires

Hey, here's what I do: 1) Go to a bike shop, take your hanger and the Asphalt Playground conical spacers with you. 2) Show the bike shop person your hanger and tell them you need a spacer that will fit OVER the bearing shoulder so you have a better bigger base for the conical spacer to bear it's com...
by Paul Howard
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2nd Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup *NEW UPDATE 10/05/06*
Replies: 19
Views: 19166

Marion Karr for President!

Karr is a Madman!! ALL(Lenny, DHolt, Ron, gosh I'm at a loss for everyone's names) the Downhill Billy's Rule! Mr. Leafblower was a great help both days! The start ramps were great! The courses were great! The sign-in table at the Best Western and racer info-packets were well done. The Chicago Freak ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: AXE
Topic: SK8KINGS AXE
Replies: 13
Views: 13069

Pauliwog's Axe Perspective

Hey, I love the boards ScottSonic is making for me, but as far as the Axe performance is concerned, Brad Jackman just beat me in our last CSA Northwest race in Vancouver on an Axe, Corey Moy has been using one and getting FAST, John Stryker's Sk8kings "custom Axe with the Other Shape" has suited him...
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Fatboy
Topic: Let's see those Fatboys!
Replies: 159
Views: 145830

Flat and Fat

Hey, Hmmm, I find I really like non-camber on the tighter courses with concave molded in for the front foot with no concave in the back foot area seems to work really well for me. Thanks for the info/reply. The Dixie Cup should be a good time, See you there!-Paul
by Paul Howard
Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Fatboy
Topic: Let's see those Fatboys!
Replies: 159
Views: 145830

Camber height on Fatboy's

Hey, if you take a straightedge and put it on the bottom of the deck so that it is touching the edge(I'm assuming there is no concave) about where the axles align with the deck, and you measure the gap from your straightedge to the bottom of the deck, what is the measurement of the axle-to-axle camb...
by Paul Howard
Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 237408

Pauliwog's CSA World Rankings

Hey, Thanks for the response and the opportunity, I'd like to do it mostly for the other CSA'ers (plus myself), I got SOOOO many "irons in the fire" I don't know if I'll get to it or not but good to know I can enter them if I get to it. Thanks-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 237408

Late race results entry?

Hey, 2 Questions: 1) I did'nt realize this whole world ranking thing was going on. I did have the results from the Cascade Slalom Association races here in the Northwest(Oregon and Washington) USA. If I can find those 2005 race results, can I send them to someone to get them into the world ranking? ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: lightweight boards
Replies: 17
Views: 10819

Rides to the DHB Dixie Cup

Hey, thanks for the offer on a ride, if I go (it's still tentative but I'm paid and have a room reservation, I just need the airline ticket $) I may take you up on your offer. I will likely fly into the Charlotte airport. I'm at work, gotta go, Love the last logo on the end of your last post. Adios-...
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: lightweight boards
Replies: 17
Views: 10819

Decks -n- stuff

Hey Chris, I like the ending of your last post. I concur. Are you signed up for the DHB Dixie Cup? If so I might see you there-Adios, Paul
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Cf-105 Skurfskate, (suggestions/consulting)
Replies: 6
Views: 5514

Skurf 101

Hey, That deck looks pretty cool. Yes, the only way to tell is to put it through some cones. I like the dorsal stringer forming a ridge down the mid line. What is really funny about that is about 3 years ago, I was riding some Pumpkin longboards I cut down into hybrid-G/S decks. These decks were con...
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Cf-105 Skurfskate, (suggestions/consulting)
Replies: 6
Views: 5514

Paul's Addendum

Hey, I also started thinking that by riding with my feet pretty much over the truck, camber was'nt doing a thing for me except making my feet wander toward the ends and make the deck slower reacting, and since I wasn't flexing the deck, a flat stiff but concave deck did me the most good. If you are ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Cf-105 Skurfskate, (suggestions/consulting)
Replies: 6
Views: 5514

Chris B's Deck

Hey, I think that might help, I'd definately like to know the effect whether it helps or not if you do it so let me know what you come up with. My deck has a really wide front end so I can have the ball of my foot over the front truck for T/S and get more leverage from my front foot toes. One of my ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Cf-105 Skurfskate, (suggestions/consulting)
Replies: 6
Views: 5514

Deck Suggestions

Hey, I think you're on a good track. Check out the deck I ride from www.subsonicskateboards.com under the "future" icon. Your shape and my shape share a lot of similar "footing" aspects which I think is very important. Keep the shape, keep the concave (I would recommend staying within 5/16" of conca...
by Paul Howard
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: lightweight boards
Replies: 17
Views: 10819

Non Featherweight Slalom Decks

Not that I'm any sort of authority, but being an owner of several foam and wood core PPS's and Roe's, all with varying degrees of camber and flex, I have been riding non-camber, concave, stiff , wood and fibreglass (and thus heavier) SubSonic's (and one Morningwood) for pretty most of this racing se...
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: CONES, TURNS, BURGERS and BLAB SALEM OREGON OCT 2ND 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 3098

CONES, TURNS, BURGERS and BLAB SALEM OREGON OCT 2ND 2005

THE FALL SEASON CASCADE SLALOM ASSOCIATION RACE SEASON CLOSING EVENT- a not-too-competetive event perfect for beginners and those who just want a big fun slalom session. Salem, Oregon, Bush Park Soap Box Derby Hill October 2nd 2005 Organizer-Paul Howard Details- See www.ncdsa.com ,go to the Contest ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: SLALOM WEAK, RIDGEFIELD WASHINGTON, SEPT 11TH 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 2796

SLALOM WEAK, RIDGEFIELD WASHINGTON, SEPT 11TH 2005

SLALOM WEAK for those not attending Morro bay Slalom Week. Tight Slalom(or whatever everyone wants to do)

Ridgefield Washington

September 11th 2005

Organizer Dave Mitchell

Details- See www.ncdsa.com go to Contest Calender signup page
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] CONES, TURNS, BURGERS and BLAB - Salem, Oregon, Oct 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1784

[2005] CONES, TURNS, BURGERS and BLAB - Salem, Oregon, Oct 2

CONES, TURNS, BURGERS, and BLAB - A not-too-competitive BBQ slalom get-together with 2 lanes, one will be small G/S and the other will be a general slalom course. Salem Oregon, Bush Park Soap Box Derby Hill October 2nd 2005 Organizer-Paul Howard Details- See www.ncdsa.com go to the Contest Calender ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] SLALOM WEAK, RIDGEFIELD WASHINGTON SEPT 11TH 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1822

[2005] SLALOM WEAK, RIDGEFIELD WASHINGTON SEPT 11TH 2005

SLALOM WEAK, for those not attending Morro Bay Slalom Week- TIGHT SLALOM(unless everyone wants to do something different) .

Ridgefield Washington

Sunday, Sept 11th

Organizer- Dave Mitchell

Details- see signup page on www.ncdsa.com and go to the Contest Calender
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Seattle Combo Plate, Seattle Washington
Replies: 0
Views: 2971

Seattle Combo Plate, Seattle Washington

August 14th John Stryker put on an outlaw Jam format race that was truly a great idea and a great time. It was at North Seattle Community College. Format: 2 lanes, one Hybrid, one Tight. 5 runs down each course, each rider's best time was counted for each course. Then each rider's best Tight and bes...
by Paul Howard
Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: Perfect spacers...who's got em?
Replies: 11
Views: 15752

Harm's Spacer offer

Hey John! Hey, of the sizes you listed, which do you think works best with Avalons and Grippins? I'm interested in getting a batch of 16 or 24. My email is bird041167@yahoo.com (my wife's email actually) or you can reply here for everybody's information. Thanks-Paul
by Paul Howard
Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Hello Northwest!
Replies: 1
Views: 3248

Portland area racing in September 2005

MARTY SCHAUB- Hey, unfortunately we're already having a race in Ridgefield Washingon which is about 10-15(?) miles north of Portland/Vancouver on Sept 11th 2005 Sunday. Just to be sure, check www.ncdsa.com on the Contest Calender for that event. Also, maybe post on the slalom forum or look up emails...
by Paul Howard
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Do High End Boards Require High End Trucks?
Replies: 13
Views: 8133

Trucks on Fancy boards

I concur with Karl Floitgraf with the addition of I prefer the 8mm axle converted RT-X and a longer kingpin so I can use full height busings top and bottom to get the most turning out of the front end. I own a front Radikal, it is a great truck, but I practice on a sloped concrete riverfront walkway...
by Paul Howard
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] West Coast Slalom Skateboard Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 4353

Hood River West Coast Championships

Hey, That was really a BLAST! Thanks to Gareth, Steven King, and Brian Carlstrom for putting it on and making all the arrangements. Thanks to John Stryker for bringing and setting up the start ramps and everything else, Thanks to Gesmer for running the timing and to Pat Chewning for supplying the ti...
by Paul Howard
Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Salem Oregon, "Bro, your Dad's a Martian" T/S
Replies: 0
Views: 2742

Salem Oregon, "Bro, your Dad's a Martian" T/S

Sunday 19th Father's Day Salem Oregon Soap Box Derby Hill Cascade Slalom Assoc Race #4 This was a fun small 12 entrant Tight slalom with a very technical 50-something dual lane course on perfect asphalt with 2 "gimme" cones, one of which was 3' center to center which was easy to make but psychologic...
by Paul Howard
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: JEFF GOAD PROTOTYPE
Replies: 13
Views: 7440

Goad's new ride

Hey Jeff, NICE, really really nice. Congratulations-Paul
by Paul Howard
Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: MMW'd 8mm Seismics
Replies: 3
Views: 4744

More Rear Seismic Stuff

Eric, Yes I remember you at Morro Bay and I wish I'd had that Seismic in back that day (I had a steep neg wedge RT-X 127 rear and steep pos wedge RT-X 127 front) for big hybrid and it was way too reactive(speed wobbles at the bottom of the course). Good info you bring up, I'll have to stock that awa...
by Paul Howard
Sun May 29, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: What style deck?
Replies: 2
Views: 2101

Recommedations for Adam

Hey, How much do you want to spend? On the Cheaper side: Bahne Blackhill, Subsonic Skateboards On the Cheaper side of spending more: PPS Wood core of epoxy wood with concave, Subsonic Skateboards with fibreglass added A Little More: Roe Wood cores Definately more $ but excellent: Roe, PPS, IckStick ...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 28, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: MMW'd 8mm Seismics
Replies: 3
Views: 4744

8mm MMW Seismics as a rear truck

If you don't Seismics as a front truck (in my cases it's because I ride really loose, "squirrelly" by most people's standards and like really steep pos wedge on the front which doesn't work with a Seismic), try a Seismic in the back and experiment with it, it's pretty dang solid in the traction depa...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 28, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21699

Mukilteo Washington T/S Subsonic 1st Place

Hey, I finally rode my "Pauliwog" model (the one with the wood core, diagonal carbon stringers, fiberglass top and bottom - "Future" section of www.subsonicskateboards.com) in competition for the first time at the Mukilteo, WA T/S race (dual lane Jam Format- a great idea when rain and other time lim...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 28, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2005 Slalom Season
Replies: 7
Views: 7867

Mukilteo Race

Hey, I had a great time despite the rain interruptions. GARETH - What times did you get? You did'nt post your times, did I really win (or did you, T/S is YOUR game man!) or are you just giving me that win so I'll be lulled into a false sense of security for Hood River so you can take it? That was a ...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 14, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21699

Subsonic Pauliwog Model

After much riding of the headlined deck(www.subsonicskateboards.com -"Future" icon), I find I like it best at 19" wb and 20" wb for T/S and general/hybrid courses the best. It's OK(good, actually) for the bigger courses but it really comes into it's niche best for me for tighter courses. If you want...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 07, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: changeable axles !
Replies: 2
Views: 2701

Oust Axle Replacements

Indeed, that caught my attention as well. I don't have an answer to your question, but if you get them and if they're perfectly straight, here's my recommendation: When you put them into the hangers you have, OVERBORE the hole just slightly enough to allow the new axle to slide in and out smoothly w...
by Paul Howard
Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21699

Pauliwog Deck and Footstops

Hey, glad you like it. Footstops aren't for everyone. Some people use them, others hate them. I've definitely seen some that look more "pokey" than mine, plus there's a lot of other ways to do the same thing, I like doing it the way I do because it's cheap, and I can change it fairly easily dependin...
by Paul Howard
Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21699

Subsonic Addendum

I guess my "Polywog" deck has 9 plys of THIN birch, so it's actually not the big thick heavy tank of a board it would be if conventional thickness veneer plys were used. Just thought I'd add that. Thanks-Paul
by Paul Howard
Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21699

Subsonic Slalom Decks

Now I'll toot my own horn. Scott Moore of www.subsonicskateboards.com is making a Pauliwog(but at the moment spelled "Polywog" on the sticker) signature model which is fun since I think I'm the only B Class slalom'er with a signature model. If you're looking for an affordable wide spectrum use deck,...
by Paul Howard
Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Slalom Week - Schedule
Replies: 39
Views: 34391

2005 Overall Men's World Champion

I want to get this done good and early so here goes: I hereby nominate myself to be the 2005 Overall Mens World Champion. OK, if not I'll settle for being the new Pope or something.
by Paul Howard
Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 30 years skateboarding anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 36869

30+years

Hey, Glad to know I'm in such good company! I can SOOOOOO relate to all those stories. I gotta find someone with a photodigitizer and post some old photos. Adios-Pauliwog