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by Pat Chewning
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Inflatable arches
Replies: 6
Views: 4143

I suggest we try to get the "foam pit" to dive into rather than the arches to go under. If we had a sponsor who could supply a big "foam pit" with their logo, I would use it at every race. It opens up a lot of new race venues because you don't have to worry about the runout or foot-braking. You can ...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Timing set-up at the 2009 Seismic World Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

I don't think we used the delayed tone for qualis though? Is there really any need for that? -RF I would turn the question around and ask "Is there a need for the Qualifications to be timed differently than the Finals?" I think the answer is "no". There are several reasons to keep the Quals timed t...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Timing set-up at the 2009 Seismic World Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Timing set-up at the 2009 Seismic World Championships

I want to inform all of the racers about the timing that will be used at the World Championships -- because there are slight differences in what you may have experienced at other races. 1) For all races, we will be using Trackmate version 6.8 timing system with "Excellmate" software which takes the ...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

The list I posted of who-signed-up was a snapshot at the time - because someone asked for such a list.... I am not updating it on a regular basis. I am receiving PAYPAL, checks, and email on a daily basis with signups. I respond to these promptly and record them in the official sign-up/paid list whi...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: shitty tapeswitch
Replies: 4
Views: 3398

I built my own, but they were less reliable than www.tapeswitch.com
by Pat Chewning
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

The race was run that way last year. It works.

We submited permit applications to Hood River asking for the "good" road on both days, but were denied, so this reinforces the plan to have Qualifying on Sat and H2H on Sunday.
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

Yes, qualifying and head-to-head are on parallel streets, on different days, without identical surfaces and pitch. This is the same as last year. Yes, for the winners there will be lots of racing on Sunday! Good thing we are not at altitude! The intent is to take only enough people into H2H on Sunda...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: modding bennets?
Replies: 20
Views: 10236

I agree--- those retro bushings are the bomb for Bennet trucks.
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Kingpin stuck in spherical
Replies: 9
Views: 5540

I'm guessing that the two parts have experienced "galling". This is where two metal pieces rub against each other and material is transferred from one part to the other. Solvents won't help. Heat might help. Whacking with a hammer might help. But when you finally get the pieces apart, I'll bet one o...
by Pat Chewning
Sun May 10, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Reflex Bushings Shipping Now at SK8KINGS
Replies: 4
Views: 3182

This is great news.... I'll bet Paul Howard is just in heaven hearing about this.

(I just ordered some).
by Pat Chewning
Wed May 06, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who's Got The Means To Build An Indoor Slalom Treadmill?
Replies: 4
Views: 3070

I've tried one for indoor ski race training

It was a large fixed-incline surface with a "carpet" that moved uphill. We could fit 3 skiers on at once. There was a remote-control that one skier would have for panic stopping of the device and for speed increase/decrease. Spots were painted on the moving surface at intervals for slaloming around....
by Pat Chewning
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

Re: "A" List

Hey Pat, Will the CSA be posting the sign up, A La NCDSA so riders can see who's coming, etc? There is one on NCDSA but that was "unofficial" and seems dated. It's always nice to see who's coming so you know how much extra beer to buy. Just curious while it rains here on my practice sesh. Yes, we w...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

Sorry, no Master's Purse

Sorry CBARK, if you want the money you have to race PRO.


And just in case anyone is wondering: You get to race in ONE CATEGORY only. No double-dipping in men's AM and in Masters... Choose one.
by Pat Chewning
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: New timing system for race organizers: Chronocone 2004
Replies: 53
Views: 58072

I only have experience with one type of game pad controller with Chronocone -- and it was a cheap one. I did build a front-end interface circuit to take some of the noise out of directly connecting long wires to the contacts in the gamepad. It consists of opto-isolators that take the tape switch con...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 29
Views: 12517

A few changes for the better at the 2009 World Championships

The organizers of the 2009 World Championships have decided to add a separate MASTERS class. This is in response to the racers asking for this. (We also eliminated the PRO Women's class). All of the Women will race in the Women OPEN (PRO/AM) class. (The women wanted to race all in one big group). We...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

Some changes due to overwhelming demand....

The organizers of the 2009 World Championships have decided to add a separate MASTERS class. This is in response to the racers asking for this. (We also eliminated the PRO Women's class). All of the Women will race in the Women OPEN (PRO/AM) class. (The women wanted to race all in one big group). We...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: Woman Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 5531

OPEN WOMEN division..... All WOMEN who are not JR.... race in one giant group. The top 3 get paid.
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: Woman Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 5531

Have the organizers of the Worlds made a decision yet on the status of the "Women's" division category?? Yes, we have. The organizers have decided to have the women race as one big OPEN group (PROS and AMS together). The organizers have decided to pay the top 1,2,3 places in the OPEN division a cas...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

Re: Woman Pro

Joyce Wheldrake wrote:You have a new division, Woman Pro, for which I salute you.
What are the qualifications for Woman Pro?
#1: No Y chromosomes.
#2: You sign up for PRO and get a qualifying time.
by Pat Chewning
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8547

Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Conte ... index.html

Go there, read about the event. Sign up.

Payment before April 1 earns a discount.

Email here for further info: issa-wc2009@hotmail.com
by Pat Chewning
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Eagle Scout Slalomers Call Out
Replies: 8
Views: 4721

I was on the way to Eagle, but then I found Girl Scouts.......
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 35475

Further clarification for Joe I's question: 1) Why did racers get screwed? A) Because the race sponsor skrewed up. 2) Why contest organization was not speaking up? A) Speaking only for myself: The finances and the arrangements between Gorge Games and the 2008 race organization was never known to me ...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Medical Travel Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

When traveling within the US -- we rely on our normal health coverage BUT when traveling abroad -- we always take out travel insurance. Check out http://worldnomads.com/ Thankfully, we've never had to put the injury coverage to the test, but I've found this one to offer one of the most "adventure" ...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 35475

Pat, Did you have any responsibility for Hood last year? Can you speak up? Joe FOR 2008 I was responsible for filling in the ISSA application for the event, basing it on information from Gareth Roe. I offered this service to any contest organizer that would ask. I was responsible for setting up the...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Can Slalomcross and Banked Slalom be Sanctioned by ISSA?
Replies: 18
Views: 9274

Ramon:

I agree that the video shows banked slalom and it should be allowed to be sanctioned.

There is no rule against having banks and jumps and other interesting terrain in the slalom course.
by Pat Chewning
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Santa Cruz Graphite Loaded Deck - 1989
Replies: 12
Views: 9518

Image

Image

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I can see the carbon fiber inside my Santa Cruz slalom deck from approx 1978.....
by Pat Chewning
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Waivers and Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

The waiver used in the Oregon State Games , which includes skateboard racing as well as tennis, soccer, baseball, etc:

http://www.stategamesoforegon.org/individual_entry.pdf
by Pat Chewning
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Medical Travel Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

Re: Medical Travel Insurance

How many Jet Set Skateboard Racers use medical insurance for when they attend races? Do you already have Insurance for everyday life? Do you hope for the best? Do you never crash at a race? Do you use the insurance offerered at the airline? Do you use Blue Cross? What does it include? How Much? Do ...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Medical Travel Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

I got this rule of thumb from Rick Stanziale who actually waloked into an emergency room in CT wearing knee pads and told them he fell down the stairs. I can tell you that certain high risk activities like rock climbing and sky diving negate my life insurance policy. So I figure Pat, why not say "I...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 35475

The ISSA already did give some of this power and trust to the "status marshalls" for each region. Joe, as I remember, was the 1st to try to go AROUND the status marshalls decision and go to the BOD directly when the status marshalls made a decision that he did not agree with. So what is going to be ...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Medical Travel Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

Joyce, BUT What I do have to add is, NEVER walk into a hospital and tell then you were skateboarding. Tell them you fell down the stairs. Skateboarding can negate coverage. Joe I have NEVER seen a medical policy that disallows coverage based on how you got injured or ill. The policies usually have ...
by Pat Chewning
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Can Slalomcross and Banked Slalom be Sanctioned by ISSA?
Replies: 18
Views: 9274

Slalomcross and ditches are not prohibited by the ISSA rules. If you have cones and are going around them, if the skating surface happens to be banked (like a ditch or a pool), then that's OK. If you have cones and are going around them, and if the courses converge for awhile and then diverge, then ...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 80734

The actual name that goes with ISSA

ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this organization shall be the International Slalom Skateboarding Association (ISSA).

This is in our Constitution. I remember discussions about the naming. This is what we voted on.

Not that it really matters .... "A rose by any other name..... "
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World ranking question
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

This will not explain everything but: The results you are showing above are incomplete (e.g. only 10 racers in the Tight Slalom). The results reported to the World Ranking had many more racers involved (e.g. Dominic and Greg) .... Those results are not shown in the text of your message. Shouldn't yo...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA-assigned "Technical Delegate" at races?
Replies: 7
Views: 4411

Organizers of the larger races in the USA have already begun the practice of paying for qualified help in races. Gorge Games, US Nationals, Dixie Cup, Morro Bay various years, World Championships, La Costa -- all of these races have paid (in varying degrees) to have qualified anouncers, timing set u...
by Pat Chewning
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [Discussion] Let's change Major to World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 7127

I agree that an ISSA designation of "World Cup" to a select few races would be more marketable and would add prestige to those races for racers, sponsors, media, etc. The "World Cup" series (sum of points in World Cup events) would then really mean something and could be attached to a prize. This mi...
by Pat Chewning
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New trucks for 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 23474

It appears that the axles are a hex head bolt-- correct?

That is, the axles do not have threads on the outboard end, but the hex head is built into the axle so that you must remove the axle to get new wheels installed.

Is that correct?

Can you show a disassembled view of the hanger, axle, nuts.....
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA-assigned "Technical Delegate" at races?
Replies: 7
Views: 4411

ISSA-assigned "Technical Delegate" at races?

I think charging sanctioning fees for ISSA events would be an important step in the right direction as long as the promoter was receiving good value for spending the money. Sanctioning fee money could be used for sending an "ISSA Technical Delegate" who would help organize the competition and make ...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: JUNIORS - future of slalom
Replies: 17
Views: 9277

I would be willing to be an ISSA "Technical Deligate" to go and do timing/rules at various events.

I'm pretty much only going to "race" at local events anyways.....
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: Request Race Scheduling In This Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 18919

From another topic area on this site: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6505 ---January--- ---February--- ---March--- Texas Sizzler, March 28-29, Austin, TX, (Main Status Proposed) Eddie ---April--- Beast of the East, Statesville, North Carolina, April 18-19 Evan St. Clair Ditc...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: JUNIORS - future of slalom
Replies: 17
Views: 9277

I missed the part about it being for MAJOR and MAINS.

Seems you and I agree that the ISSA should not be FORCING organizers to have FREE Junior classes in races.....

But yet, if we can encourage the younger racers somehow on the local small contests ..... some will show up in the big races.
by Pat Chewning
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: JUNIORS - future of slalom
Replies: 17
Views: 9277

Re: JUNIORS - future of slalom

a race could be overwhelmed with 14 years old who've never seen a slalom board but "want to try it." But wouldn't every race organizer be pleasantly surprised to be overwhelmed with 14-year old entries? I agree with Wesley that it should probably not be forced to be free, and probably not mandatory...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Rookie of the year 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 9861

Rookie of the year?

How about Peter Ramirez for the Jr class?
by Pat Chewning
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Info wanted on setting up a Super GS
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

The ISSA rulebook contains guidelines for GS and SGS course lengths and cone spacings: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/Racing_Rules/ISSA-RULES-2008.pdf 9.6. GIANT SLALOM (GS) · Course Intent: Test the racer’s ability to make a variety of short, medium, and longradius turns through the course....
by Pat Chewning
Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 19112

Has anyone else even submitted a formal application for the World's other than Australia? To award the event to Australia should be a no-brainer. .... I don't understand why the World's haven't already been awarded to this event? WHAT IS THE ISSA WAITING FOR??? Yes, the GORGE GAMES has submitted an...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 19112

The sanctioning process

Process is documented here: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/ISSA-Contest-Sanction.doc Sanction application document is here: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/ISSA-Contest-Sanction-Application.doc Sanction applications and anouncements are supposed to be put here: http://www.slalomskateb...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: continuous axle on precision hangar
Replies: 3
Views: 4323

Very difficult to execute. Bent axle would have to be precsion-formed with ends co-axial after going thru 4 bends -- good luck. Bent axle would have to be embedded into the die-casting or metal-injection mold for the hanger -- again the lack of precision in bending would make it more difficult to lo...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 19112

Congratulations!

These three new additions to the ISSSA board should bring in some welcome change and new ideas to implement.

As always, if you need assistance, please let me know.