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by Pat Chewning
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 80734

I like the "SLALOM" logo with the cones and the virtual wheel-tracks going thru them.

(See upper-left corner of this page)
by Pat Chewning
Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 17924

Sent for October


Pat Chewning Cascade Slalom Association


Ed note: Done. Thank you! /Jani
by Pat Chewning
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Brasil
Topic: 2ª Copa INDEPENDENCIA DE SALOM , MAIS UM ERRO
Replies: 23
Views: 11881

What !!!???????? 1000 Euros to rent a timing system for ONE day???? and they still mess it up????? You ought to be joking me!!!!!!!!!!!! For airfair and lodging, I will bring a slalom timing system, laptop computer, and printer to your next race in Brazil and run it for you. No mistakes. Make me an...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 World's?
Replies: 12
Views: 7091

2009 Worlds

Gary Fluit is collecting applications for the 2009 Worlds. I think he was in contact with the Australian organizers to get their application. I helped Gareth Roe write up the application for the Gorge Games 2009 World Championship application. I offered help to George Pappas who was considering putt...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your Tax Dollars At Work
Replies: 2
Views: 2772

DARPA also funded this silly idea of connecting many computers together to form a "Network".....

Many of these DARPA-funded ideas have benefits beyond the initial military mission.
by Pat Chewning
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: SLOW MOTION SLALOM
Replies: 5
Views: 3603

WOW! I could almost feel the turns in this video. Very nice.
by Pat Chewning
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 88781

Current records should be set with current rules

The current rules call for flat courses on 25 and 50 cone courses. (Current rules were proposed MARCH 1st and finalized JUNE 6th -- that was when the ISSA members discussed and voted on the rules.) This particular race was not flat, so no current record can be accepted. There are some arguments for ...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 plans
Replies: 43
Views: 25900

The dates for Hood River are not yet firm, but Gareth Roe is in the process of confirming the dates....

-- Pat
by Pat Chewning
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 plans
Replies: 43
Views: 25900

Two events in 2009 USA Oregon

1) Hood River 2009 (Gorge Games) Candidate for World Championships (TBD). Date July 17 18 19 Hood River Oregon (WAS N. American Championships MAJOR in 2008)


2) Oregon State Games 2009 Candidate for PRIME event (TBD) Was PRIME event 2009
June 20,21 Salem Oregon
by Pat Chewning
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: When and Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

70's

1976, University of Colorado at Boulder. No snow. What to do? Slalom skateboard instead to keep the turns going....
by Pat Chewning
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 88781

Perhaps we should clarify that the 80 cones was not run on the flat before updating the PDF. Personally I don't understand why the times was posted in the first place since both J-rad and Ramón knows that the 50 cones rules states that it should be run on flat and otherways run both ways. Perhaps t...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 88781

I have updated the World Record spreadsheets to account for the new record from "80-cones" and to account for my blunders in tabulating all of the results as they poured in from around the world. http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/World-Records.pdf http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/World-Re...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 50-Cone records
Replies: 77
Views: 51851

Toby Warg wrote:I find it really difficult looking at the pdf 90 degrees. :)
Press the button to rotate 90degrees back to landscape mode....
by Pat Chewning
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 50-Cone records
Replies: 77
Views: 51851

Toby Warg wrote:I'd like to see a date and location of all the records. Is this information recorded too?
Location and date included in the tables ....

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/ ... ecords.pdf

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/ ... istory.pdf
by Pat Chewning
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Southern Culture On The Skids
Replies: 345
Views: 265362

I think the real headline would be:

Beavers Smother Cocks

or

Beavers Squeeze Cocks

or

Beavers Deny Cocks

My daughter was at the game when Oregon State killed USC yesterday night.
by Pat Chewning
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 88781

CONGRATULATIONS: WE beat every previous record!

Between the World Record Weekend and the Antrim race, every single ISSA record from the past was beaten in September 2008. Congratulations to all of the racers. I encourage everyone to double-check my entries into the following charts and notify me BY EMAIL if there are any errors, omissions, or cor...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim's Race for the OLD GOLD JUG Sept. 19,20,21, 2008
Replies: 180
Views: 118018

If there is any argument on the record I got two high-kicking black belts in my house that are available for hire-out... and for Richie they'll do anything gratis :) There is not (yet) any argument about the record. The ISSA rules for world-record reporting call for some sort of documentation to be...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Random beep
Replies: 22
Views: 10798

I like the idea of random starts***, but I don't particularly like the idea of making Trackmate's random beeps the only accepted method. If/when it comes up for a vote, can it be written so it doesn't exclude other software that can do the same thing (assuming there is any)? ***After using the rand...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: SFCF, Ashland, KY Summary
Replies: 4
Views: 4046

No problemo....

I actually could not tell from the picture if it was an unusual helmet (sort of looks like one of those horse-racing helmets), or what. It really was curiousity, not an admonition.

You will notice that my picture (avatar) is also helmet-less. I am not the helmet police.
by Pat Chewning
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: SFCF, Ashland, KY Summary
Replies: 4
Views: 4046

What kind of helmet is Goad wearing in the GS?
by Pat Chewning
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 88781

As soon as I get the Antrim official results and the results from Hyde Park (rain-delayed 2 weeks) then I will compile the results, write an article for the front web page, and send the framed certificates to the record-setters, and send the results to Guiness.
by Pat Chewning
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - DQ Penalty
Replies: 1
Views: 2594

6.2. PENALTY FOR DISQUALIFICATIONS The racer’s Resultant Time (RT) is set at 999 seconds if the racer is disqualified during runs in single-lane competition or in qualifying. When a single racer is disqualified during Head-to-Head racing, the racer receives a Resultant Time (RT) of 1.5seconds added...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules update - DQ/DNR penalty
Replies: 2
Views: 2939

Why do we need this? Why is a person who falls off the ramp rewarded more than a person who never walks up the ramp? In most forms of racing, if you don't start, you get the same results as if you start but don't finish. The current rules calls for a 1.5 second penalty for a DQ. Are you suggesting t...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Circle around cone
Replies: 1
Views: 2494

5.3. CONE DISPLACEMENTS A cone is counted as being displaced if either of these occurs: · The entire base of the cone is outside of the entire cone-circle on the surface of the course. · The cone is tipped over and not standing upright. I understand your concern, but I'm not sure if it is worth cha...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Size of brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 2429

3 to 9 qualifiers = Bracket size 4 10 to 19 qualifiers = Bracket size 8 20 to 29 qualifiers = Bracket size 16 30 to 59 qualifiers = Bracket size 24 60+ qualifiers = Bracket size 32 Nobody seems to be following the rule for the bracket size vs the # of qualifiers. Possible paths forward: A) Eliminat...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Overall and non participation
Replies: 5
Views: 4283

It appears to me that with the current points for overall it's sometimes better not to participate than actually riding. This is something that could happen only way down the list. Once again, a poorly researched topic of mine: I haven't got all the details of it. I just posted topics that might ne...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - 1.5 sec penalty
Replies: 4
Views: 3663

So, you say it's a mistake to use the 10% of qual time for DQ? /Jani 6.2. PENALTY FOR DISQUALIFICATIONS The racer’s Resultant Time (RT) is set at 999 seconds if the racer is disqualified during runs in single-lane competition or in qualifying. When a single racer is disqualified during Head-to-Head...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: too many rules can kill the fun
Replies: 1
Views: 2444

I think you will notice a theme in my recent postings on rule changes:

Keep the rules steady and constant unless they are broken.

In very few cases will I support a change to the rules.

This should help racers and race organizers be able to "know" the rules without looking them up.
by Pat Chewning
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 93484

Chris: Yes, I have firmware for all versions. Will send them to you. Yes, FW version 6.3 has the problem of max 64.536 seconds..... That is why we had to manually record times in the GS at Hood River. Yes, I agree that the Trackmate was updated without agreement from the slalom community as to what ...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Random beep
Replies: 22
Views: 10798

Chris and Jani: I have copies of the "old" FW version 6.3 and both of the newer ones (6.7 and 6.8 if I remember correctly). I find it quite easy to rapidly reflash the firmware on the trackmate using the "Megaload" program -- but it is not something I would want to do between qualifying and final ro...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - DQ for poor behaviour
Replies: 20
Views: 11092

What happened at Maryhill? Stop tap dancing around it and say it. Was there a fight, a theft, a verbal assault or did someone throw a skateboard at someone else in a tuck going 50 miles an hour? The specific incident that I think would warrant a lifetime ban would be the one that recently happened ...
by Pat Chewning
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 93484

Re: version 3.3

By the way you may have the same rules in quals and elims that way but you can't have the same beep pattern with the new Trackmate, which probably makes it even more confusing for racers. I disagree. If you get the latest Trackmate hardware, load firmware revision 6.3 onto it. Now it communicates w...
by Pat Chewning
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 93484

What is the purpose of the "secs max head-to-head victory margin" field in Dan's dual racing spreadsheet? What does it do and what should it be set at? The purpose: Limits the amount of time allowable for one racer to beat the other racer in a single run of Head-to-Head competition. (Used in some r...
by Pat Chewning
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - DQ for poor behaviour
Replies: 20
Views: 11092

But, dear Pat, This thread had nothing to do with what happend at the MHFOS! It was related to something that occurred in France..... Please lets be as accurate as one can in these kind of cases, this thread has nothing whatsoever to do with what took place in Maryhill!!!!!!!! Martijn Well, there w...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Overall - tie breaker
Replies: 10
Views: 5963

I agree on the Hybrid being the tie-breaker. But what if you have Straight + Special/TS + GS? or only TS and GS? rmn If you only have TS and GS (two events) then this is a smaller race and the idea of declaring an overall winner might not even make sense. There is no requirement to have an overall ...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Time period
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Ramón Königshausen wrote:Depending from my job application and the dead line date, I'd be in offering my help.


rmn
Suggest a timeline that fits your schedule. We will work tailor the work and the timeline to the volunteers....
by Pat Chewning
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - DQ for poor behaviour
Replies: 20
Views: 11092

A lifetime ban is crazy. How can you possibly tell a 50 year old that he/she can't race because of something he/she did when he/she was 10 or 15? . The specific incident that I think would warrant a lifetime ban would be the one that recently happened at the Maryhill Festival of Speed (downhill rac...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Overall - tie breaker
Replies: 10
Views: 5963

That is a good idea to place this on the sanction application -- to remind the contest directors of this.

I would suggest that the "tie breaker" be the Hybrid event (somewhere between GS and tight).
by Pat Chewning
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - DQ for poor behaviour
Replies: 20
Views: 11092

I would support a "Red Card" (DQ for entire race or event) for major infractions. I would support banning a racer FOR LIFE for certain actions (e.g. vandalism against property at the race, other crimes during a race). [e.g. What occured at the recent downhill event "Maryhill Festival of Speed"] It w...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Participation
Replies: 6
Views: 3955

Vincent Berruchon wrote:we have seen often junior racing also in AM, or woman racing with am or even pro too...
There is nothing wrong with woman racing pro, or Jr racing AM --

As long as this is the ONLY class they enter in the race.
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - 1.5 sec penalty
Replies: 4
Views: 3663

Not a mistake.

This is what the members voted on in the initial rules discussion.

Is there a reason to change this?
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Time period
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

I agree.

I will seek the volunteers to head the rules-change comittee, and they can choose the process and the timeline to accomplish this.

Volunteers?
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Overall and non participation
Replies: 5
Views: 4283

10.4. OVERALL WINNER An event with several races may give awards for the overall winner. The method of calculating the overall winner shall be: · Racers may enter as many events as desired. · One event is declared the “tie breaker” before the competition begins. · Racers receive points in each race...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Participation
Replies: 6
Views: 3955

10.1. RACER CLASSIFICATIONS The following racer classifications are recognized. Not every contest will award points, prizes, and medals to every one of these classifications. A racer must race in one and only one classification for each race. · Open: Every racer may race in the “open” classificatio...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Overall
Replies: 3
Views: 3151

Do you have a specific points chart that you would like to use instead of the existing points chart? For example, would you like 2nd place to be 75pts and leave the rest of the chart alone? 1st place = 100 7th place = 36 13th place = 20 19th place = 12 25th place = 6 2nd place = 80 8th place = 32 14...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - concede %of dq in qualification
Replies: 3
Views: 3070

Many racers go "all out" on the 1st run and then slow down to get a qual time in the 2nd run (should they DQ the 1st). I think it will be more reasonable for the racers to adapt to the course, rather than changing the course. Requiring a change to the course will slow down the progression of the rac...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Random beep
Replies: 22
Views: 10798

Why should the current method be changed? What is the reason for proposing this change? 5.1. START OF RUN The start of the run shall follow a predictable and consistent sequence for all racers: · Racers are called to the start and assume a ready position in the start ramp · Race officials determine ...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Am and pro: two DIFFERENT COURSES
Replies: 5
Views: 3764

This is a good idea (to have different courses for Pro/AM/Jr/Women/Masters)
A) If needed (e.g. If there is a huge skill difference)
B) If the contest director so chooses

But I do not think it belongs in the rule book
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - Overall - tie breaker
Replies: 10
Views: 5963

An event with several races may give awards for the overall winner. The method of calculating the overall winner shall be: · Racers may enter as many events as desired. · One event is declared the “tie breaker” before the competition begins. · Racers receive points in each race according to the cha...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 Rules Update - DQ for poor behaviour
Replies: 20
Views: 11092

Unsporting behavior is already a DQ

5.4. DISQUALIFICATIONS The racer is disqualified during the run for any of the following: · Unsuccessfully passing through the course. · Displacing more than 20% of the cones. (20% + 1 cone is a DQ) · Displacing any cone by contact above the knees. · Placing any part of the body (including hands an...