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by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: Hood River 2007
Replies: 5
Views: 5525

Cat's Pictures

Hey, I just saw these, that was fun and thanks for posting your pictures. - Paul
by Paul Howard
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Grey Turner Avalons
Replies: 2
Views: 3696

Grey Turner Avalons

Those wheels have served me well as well as their 3DM reincarnations. I still use them. I weighed at most 170lbs and now weigh 150lbs. For me the Grey 85A's were always a better Front wheel with the white 80A's in back. That was always and is still the "go anywhere and be safe" combination. I now mo...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 19, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: So...
Replies: 59
Views: 52517

Splitfire Front and Back and Airflow OS

OK: The Phase One(on the Tracker RT-X baseplate) was made to be a rear truck but if positive wedged 15 degrees it makes a good front end, especially for flat ground tight slalom, it actually produces the sensation of "pulling" you similar to a Radikal front especially if you have developed good fron...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 19, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Hybrid Slalom deck, which one ?
Replies: 7
Views: 6652

Pauliwog's Plug for himself and Subsonic

Here's some shameless endorsement: The Subsonic Pauliwog is noncambered, concave, you can have wheelwells put in, has a nice wide front end for your front foot and the tail is wide enough to get leverage but narrow enough to wrap your toes over the edge and you heel also for edge control. And it has...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 19, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Fatboy or Roe
Replies: 4
Views: 5180

Apples and Oranges

A flex/camber Roe will work great if you ride with at least one foot(or both feet) in between the trucks and learn how to pump the flexing camber and have a nice feel on bigger courses. Now that Roe has lower camber, each deck will be more usable for a wider range of courses. A stiff noncamber Fatbo...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 19, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: To flex or not to flex, that is the question...
Replies: 25
Views: 20159

Pauliwog's 2 Cents

Karl- Like you, I prefer a stiff concave deck on supertight flat, tight, and hybrid/general courses and I only ever seem to want flex/camber on bigger hybrid/general and giant courses. I also find I like the camber to be very low like in the range of 1/10" to 1/4" max. However, the more I ride, the ...
by Paul Howard
Sat May 19, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Has Barrett Quit Racing?
Replies: 16
Views: 11570

My 2 Cents

OK, so I'm late out of the gate here too, but here's my 2 Cents:

Barrett/PPS sent me a Mollica Hardcore and a Mitchell E-Series for prizes at my event April 1st 2007(among other manufactures as well) so I and everyone was stoked for that.

Adios - P
by Paul Howard
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: FullBag Skates
Topic: HS Proto
Replies: 6
Views: 6599

More Questions

Hey, so is the rest of the deck cambered or straight/non-cambered (it is clearly concave from the pictures)? Just my two cents: I find that on tighter courses camber gets in my way and definately slows me down and just makes me whack cones and lose reaction speed in the turn so It's not incorporated...
by Paul Howard
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: FullBag Skates
Topic: HS Proto
Replies: 6
Views: 6599

Your Slalom Decks

Those look pretty good, correct me if I'm wrong but they look like the tail is not as steep as the Sk8kings Axe. I think that's a good idea as the Axe is a good deck but the tail always seemed too severe for me personnaly. Adios- Paul
by Paul Howard
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: subsonic Polliwog
Replies: 4
Views: 5281

Subsonic PWog

Eric, good choice, I think that combination will work well for you. You can also put longer kinpins in Indy's, if you have the new Indy with the new kind of kingpin, just knock/press it out and get the longer hex-head grade 8 3/8" replacemen. Next mix some JB Weld to fill the space around the hex he...
by Paul Howard
Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: subsonic Polliwog
Replies: 4
Views: 5281

Trucks on the Pauliwog Subsonic

Hey, Since it's my model, I'll give you my personal 2 Cents: It's my favorite board ever for Tight slalom, Super tight, and tighter hybrid/general. For trucks I have used different combinations but I always came back to this: Asphalt Playground PHASE ONE rear truck in the 107mm width, Gary has re-is...
by Paul Howard
Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Dutchskateboards custom slalomboard
Replies: 6
Views: 6911

My 2 Cents

Nice work: SEISMICS AND TRACKERS: I Use the the 30 degree baseplate and in the REAR ONLY, not in front- the pivot line is too far away from the front foot to turn as quick as I want . I sometimes use the 45 degree baseplate in the rear negative wedged maximum 15 degrees for REALLY tight tight slalom...
by Paul Howard
Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: Should the 2007 World Championships be held in Statesville
Replies: 8
Views: 8526

Statesville USA World Championship

I love everyone who puts on races and I'm not dissing on anyone by saying this(and it's my understanding that COSS and Regnier have decided 2007 won't be optimal years for them to host the Worlds anyway for different reasons): DHB Worlds? - Absolutely YES! They have the crew, the leadership, the mot...
by Paul Howard
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23376

Bennetts, Wedging and Bushings

OK, so here's how I have my new 4.3" Bennetts on my 36" Sector 9" Craftsman": FRONT: 10 degrees Positive wedge, Same bushing contraption described before of a Khiro white tall conical top with aluminum insert on top with a trimmed yellow stim on the bottom plus "doughnut" or "mini bushing" cut from ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Airflow
Topic: i cant take out my bearings from the OS axles!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 7261

Stuck Bearings

I had the same problem on most TRUE 8mm axle trucks such as AsphaltPlayground Splitfires and 8mm'd RT-S/X's and PPS Indy 8mm trucks. I'm hoping sometime to get an Airflow OS in the future. I did the same thing as Steve Collins, I just got out some fine emery cloth but I wrapped it around metal file(...
by Paul Howard
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: own made slalom board
Replies: 2
Views: 3602

Home Made slalom deck

Nice job, is it covered with aluminum? On your next deck, think about making it wider over the back truck, wide enough to get more leverage but still narrow enough to have your toes and heels on the edges. Also, if you can make it concave and add wheelwells that will improve your footing and give yo...
by Paul Howard
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23376

Bennett's on a 36" Longboard

Hey, Today I finally got to go ride my Sector 9 Craftsman with the Bennetts front(pos wedge 10 degrees) and back(neg wedge 10 degrees) for about an hour. I took about 20 cones and messed around on a flat course and with a 20"approx wheelbase, I easily could make 6 foot cones in the straight sections...
by Paul Howard
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23376

Bennett's Wedging

Hey, I did go straight to 15 degrees which actually I liked the response, I'll have to try some lesser wedge angles however. I haven't yet used a Bennett on the rear yet, hopefully I will soon(it's been raining a LOT here in Oregon lately and is suppossed to just keep raining for awhile). One observ...
by Paul Howard
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23376

The New Bennetts through the Cones

Hey, I finnally went and did some Tight slalom on a course with a few sections of 5'cones in the tightest sections. So far I've only used it as a front truck positive wedged 15 degrees and replaced the bushings with some Khiro and Stim combinations to equal the height of the stock bushings in order ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23376

New Bennett 4.3" Hanger

Here's what I've found: 1) One side of the hangers is a good 90 degrees with a good bearing spin with the axle nut down snug and the right spacers in the bearings. The other is a smidge off. A little bit of time on a lathe to true them would be good. Same thing both trucks( I bought a pair from www....
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: New Bennetts
Replies: 23
Views: 23376

I got the New Bennett's

I just got the 4.3" hanger version today from www.solidskate.com in the mail. I'm looking at them at work at arm's length and the axles and everything in general looks pretty good just "eyeballing it". Tonight I'll give them the spin test for axle straightness and test the wheelspin to check whether...
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: SL 2002 a flop?
Replies: 16
Views: 16864

GullWing SL 2002's

Yes, I think they would be fine for a cruising around application, They're just not what you want a slalom truck to feel like if you're actually racing. My main complaint was the obviously bent and not-alignned-in-the-hanger axles. Now that I know LOADS more about slalom since when I had them I coul...
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21726

Tri-axial ?

Hey Adam, How do you like that Tri-axial glass on your decks: 1) Do they seem pretty stiff length-wise and torsionally? 2) Are they the versions with a kick tail(and maybe kicknose) or the concave only straight through (no camber or kicks)? 3) Do they seem heavy compared to other slalom decks(I'm su...
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21726

More Subsonic Blabbing

Hey Eddy, That looks pretty cool and congrats on your placing! I finally saw for the first time, the Subsonic Production Facility recently as I travelled to Portland . I think I saw the 36" deck you mentioned, hard to tell from the pile of decks Scott had in mid-process. Scott's been doing some pret...
by Paul Howard
Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Loose-ball bearings/wheels?
Replies: 1
Views: 5053

Loose ball bearings

Nino, Best thing I can suggest is to obtain an old complete wheel/bearing/cone/axle/hanger/nut assembly and make sure you have all those EXACT same kind of parts. Otherwise with out the cones on the axles and the double-nut system with a washer between the nuts, you will likely have a hard time gett...
by Paul Howard
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: How much slalom gear (Dogs) do you own? Slalom Cribs
Replies: 22
Views: 12494

Gilmour, got your message

Hey John, Thanks, I got your message and hopefully I correctly sent you back a message on the private message route. I'll see what I can come up with. Adios-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: How much slalom gear (Dogs) do you own? Slalom Cribs
Replies: 22
Views: 12494

Sending Address???

Hmmm, Did I miss it buried somewhere in this thread or is there an address to ship this stuff to?? Thanks-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Pocket Pistol's NEW website
Replies: 0
Views: 2743

Pocket Pistol's NEW website

Hmm, I just checked it out. Chicken if you're reading this(and I hope you are) you might add some things to the new site that I found missing or very not obvious(i.e. -hidden if existing) such as: 1) Wheelbases on a lot of decks, especially the foam cores but others as well. 2) Flex/stiffness option...
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: old unlimited VS new crossfire
Replies: 1
Views: 3328

Unlimited Vs Crossfire

Hey, I've owned both. 1st , the Unlimited is pretty versatile due it's longer length and longer possible wheelbases relative to the Crossfire. It can also have short wheelbases obviously too. 2nd, the Crossfire(like the Bullet) has a wider rounder nose and wider tail which results in more deck under...
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Timerless "races"
Replies: 5
Views: 3782

Salem Oregon "Big-N-Fast" Oct 1st Timerless race(s

Hey, Here's what we did last Sunday since we did'nt have enough timer wires: It was the end of the season with the idea of a BIG open cone interval course so newbies with longboards could make the course and everyone relax and have fun and not much fuss. Since the course was SOOO open and easy, the ...
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: How much slalom gear (Dogs) do you own? Slalom Cribs
Replies: 22
Views: 12494

Lo-Tech

Hey John, I'm a Lo-Tech kinda guy would prefer to do the payment with a check or money order. If I get a complete together for you, with that payment method be acceptable? Thanks-Paul
by Paul Howard
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: The secret lives of skaters(the worlds biggest inside jokes)
Replies: 2
Views: 2531

Secret Lives

Good one, I like it. - Paul
by Paul Howard
Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Subsonic Slalom Decks
Replies: 22
Views: 21726

Subsonic!

Hey, Adam glad you're digging the Pauliwog, Thanks from Me and Scott, Eddy- Glad you're digging the Lowlander, It looks like a good shape. I agree that the concave and wheelwells are a great combination, I have not yet had a wheelbite incident since I've been riding the Subsonics(formerly "Curve"). ...
by Paul Howard
Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: modified splitfires
Replies: 50
Views: 53634

Splitfire spherical bearing

Hey, A picture is truly worth a thousand words. Nice Work. Maybe I should have tried that before I sold my Phase III front to a guy here in the Northwest. Thanks-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: modified splitfires
Replies: 50
Views: 53634

Paul's additional comments

Hey Adam, I forgot to add this, When I use the Splitfire Phase I (or one of my old TTC/3TC's- which by the way, Geezer has done 2 of mine and did an EXCELLENT job), I find it makes a great rear truck best combined with a twitchy front truck like an RT-X or Radikal. But this is likely a personal pref...
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: modified splitfires
Replies: 50
Views: 53634

Phase I Splitfires

Hey Adam, I think it would be worth getting one if there's one for sale in front of you. If you don't like it, I imagine it would be easy to sell on the buy-sell-trade forum here or on the "other" site. I find I like it dewedged about 5-7 degrees on the back. I never have tried it on the front, but ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Split-Fire
Topic: modified splitfires
Replies: 50
Views: 53634

Splitfires

Hmmm, Very Interesting Indeed. So far, and maybe it's just me, but I have never like any rear truck for Tight and General as much as I LOVE the Phase I Splitfire(with the Tracker RT-X baseplate). What Fluitt says about keeping the rear truck as-is without the kingpin/hanger bearing interface makes a...
by Paul Howard
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] State Games of Oregon June 24-25 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2587

State Games Race

Hey Pat, That was a lot of fun and a great warm-up for Hood- Thanks for putting it on.-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sun May 14, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Best mod for an rtx hanger?
Replies: 7
Views: 6735

My 2 Cents on 8mm axle conversions

ADAM- check my lengthy entry from May 8th 2006 on the other thread tiltle something like "How important are straight axles on the front truck" one thread below this one on the General truck discussion forum. Also, lengthening your kingpin with a new longer(than stock) grade 8 kinpin will allow you t...
by Paul Howard
Mon May 08, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: How important are straight axles on your front truck?
Replies: 5
Views: 5918

Paul Howard's Addendum for Matt Wilson

I haven't seen the SK8KINGS rebuilt truck yet, but it's probably fine, if you don't find it too your liking, maybe contact www.asphaltplayground.com or Eric Wallgren by posting here, or on the "Machine SHop"(or whatever it's called) forum on the truck forum and see if either one of them have any RT-...
by Paul Howard
Fri May 05, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: How important are straight axles on your front truck?
Replies: 5
Views: 5918

Matthew Wilson's Truck Question

Hey, I looked on the www.sk8kings.com site and it did'nt really give the info I wanted to answer your question about buying them. Here's my thoughts: 8mm axles DO improve traction because they get rid of some slop, sloppy wheel jiggle is one of the reasons you will lose traction. However, it's reall...
by Paul Howard
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Fury as a front slalom truck
Replies: 1
Views: 3275

Fury Front Truck

Hmmm, I've been eyeballing some" techno/flipper" trucks and tweeking them for a front truck recently. Good to know. -Paul
by Paul Howard
Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: wheel coning
Replies: 3
Views: 4973

Paul's 2 Cents on Wheel Coning

I agree with Pat that wheels flex far more than Axles. I'll add this, "standard" offsets that are made by chopping and welding like with trackers and Indy's and Radikal Dragon's Tail(rear Truck) flex more than others because of all that torsion(? I think that's the word, Pat feel free to correct me)...
by Paul Howard
Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:10 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: rear truck traction question
Replies: 2
Views: 3903

Stock truck rear traction

Hey, Put about 10 to 15 degrees NEGATIVE wedging under it and some harder bushings and that will make a noticable difference more than anything else. You can then tell people you hang out with Luca Giammarco and gave him the idea. Yeah, that'll work, well, the truck suggestion will, but the Luca sto...
by Paul Howard
Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: SL 2002 a flop?
Replies: 16
Views: 16864

Pauliwog's SL 2002 Experience

Hey, I didn't like them much, I gave them to my neice for her scoot-around board for the neighborhood. I remember the old original split axles having a better feel but not a whole lot better like Bara 'sez. Adios-Paul
by Paul Howard
Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: How important are straight axles on your front truck?
Replies: 5
Views: 5918

Paul's 2 Cents on Front Trucks (and Rear Trucks too)

Hey, I pretty much use converted 8mm axle RT-X's in front for everything, 100mm for tight tight(but occasionally a Radikal on flat super tight) , 107's on tight/hybrid, and a 129mm for G/S and Super G. I find that 8mm conversions with straight axles just handle a little nicer plus having the hanger ...
by Paul Howard
Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Rocky Mountains
Topic: A New Year For UPC
Replies: 15
Views: 11372

Salt Lake/Park City Races in 2006

Hey Trish, Martin and anyone else, if you have a race this year, please put it on the NCDSA Contest Calender at least 2 months in advance so some of us out-of-state'rs can make plans and attend- Thanks, Paul
by Paul Howard
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] Buckeye Open 2.0 - June 23-25, 2006
Replies: 18
Views: 12400

The latest info

Hey, cool, sounds good, I'll start looking into it soon. -P
by Paul Howard
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] Buckeye Open 2.0 - June 23-25, 2006
Replies: 18
Views: 12400

Buckeye Planning

Hey, Thanks for the info, hopefully I can get a chance to start looking at airline tickets soon and go from there. We'll see what the $$$ situation is at Casa del Pauliwog and EarthChick. Pro? If we have to qualify then I'll wait and see where I place, if we have to declare our class then I s'pose I...
by Paul Howard
Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2006] Buckeye Open 2.0 - June 23-25, 2006
Replies: 18
Views: 12400

What's the Current situation

Hey, What's the status of the dates for this wing-ding now that we're getting closer to June? Concerned slalomers want to know. Thanks-Paulywally