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by Pat Chewning
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98313

How did they do it at this year's Worlds and Hood? I think they both used Excelmate and newer Trackmate. At Hood River we took 2X the early-start amount and applied that as a false-start penalty. We did this for the Qualification rounds and for the Elimination rounds. The ISSA rules call for using ...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98313

Dual Quals Timing

In Dan's spreadsheet, there is usually a single place to fill in the "Start Penalty" multiplier. It is usually on the "Qualification" sheet. It is usually 2X the early start amount. It applies to times recorded in Duals and in Elims. This is consistent with the ISSA rules (start penalty is 2X the ea...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Re: Stockholm documentation

Marcus Seyffarth wrote: Pat - Please let us know if the film is good enough documentation so that we know what to do when documenting the 100.
Good documentation. I like the course with every 10 cones a different color.

CONGRATULATIONS!
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: MRSA staph warning for all skateboarders!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Stinky Petri-dish pads

Best advice I got (thanks paul howard) and seems to work:

Set the pads in the sun, inside-out (areas that contact skin shining in the sun).

Evidently, the UV rays of the sun will kill them germs.
by Pat Chewning
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

25-cone record set

Michael Dong 7.969 (average both directions)

North Direction: 8.410
South Direction: 7.528

Pics later.

Poor turnout, so no other records to report.
by Pat Chewning
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Re: Whether or not...

Surprise, surprise the weather in the UK is looking questionable for the Record attempt to say the least! Very Heavy rain is forecast and it has rained consistantly for the last week causing flooding in some parts of the country. Pat, If we cannot run the event at either venue (London & South Coast...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 ISSA Rule Update Proposals - Process for applying
Replies: 10
Views: 9788

I know this is a little bit late and perhaps not the right thead, but I really don't see a reason for records having to be 0.05 seconds better. Is is 0.01 second better then its a new record I think. This is not high jump where you could beat the record with as little as possible lots of times. Any...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Re: results?

Should we post the results on this thread or start a new just with the results? We aim to run cyber and 50 cones on saturday and 100 on sunday. Good luck to all of you! /Marcus Post results here --- and don't forget to send the report with documentation to me. Results become OFFICIAL once we've loo...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Jadranko Radovanovic wrote:Pat, isn't the cone spacing measured from center to center or from the end of one cone to the end of the next one ?

/J-Rad
Measurements are from center to center of cones, never to the edge of the cone.

Cone sizes are outlined in the slalom skateboarding rules....
by Pat Chewning
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Sorry if this has already been covered, but is there a Masters division for men & women... or just Masters? Yes, there is a Masters for Women and Men. See rules here: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/Racing_Rules/ISSA-World-Records.pdf See records to set/beat here: http://www.slalomskateboard...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: Photos of my Pavel C Bark
Replies: 13
Views: 8430

YIKES!

This is the 3rd time I've seen this photo with the sharp corners on that sheet metal rear foot-stop. Looks like a good way to get a nasty cut.
by Pat Chewning
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

For the same reason I haven't been to the hill to document it in a proper way. However we will run 25 and 50 on one street (most likely only 50 since no one in sweden is close to Michael Dongs record) There are records to be set in 25-cone for women, jr, masters ..... Don't just concentrate on the ...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: A suggestion...
Replies: 43
Views: 25031

Gather rules update proposals in one place ...

Proposals for rules updates are being collected here: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=5892 Soon these will have to be formalized into specifc proposals for changing specific wording of parts of the rules, and then decided upon. I suggest at a minimum that you put your proposa...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Portland Oregon to run 50-cone 25-cone record attempts

We cannot use our 100-cone hill, so we are going only for the 50-cone and 25-cone records.

Sunday Sept 7th. At PCC Rock creek

http://www.mapquest.com/mq/4-ocFfP88Kr6DHsLtA5STP

Full details and signup on NCDSA:
http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registrati ... testID=387
by Pat Chewning
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate cable length record?
Replies: 6
Views: 4516

In both systems, the active timing pin is pulled to +5V by a pullup resistor. No current is flowing thru the wires or the switch until the racer hits the switch. When the racer hits the switch, the current flows from the active pin to ground (the other wire in the system). This pulls the voltage to ...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate cable length record?
Replies: 6
Views: 4516

I have run timing systems with over 4000 ft of wire (Trackmate and Chronocone). Both worked fine. Ski race systems run with wire over 3 miles long. I don't think we are coming close to the limits, as long as the timer is imune to the noise and the additional capacitance loading of very long cables.....
by Pat Chewning
Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: World Records (set at Oregon State Games) General discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 8457

Did someone contact guiness before ? No, I have not contacted Guiness yet. It is not a requirement or a goal of the ISSA world record system to have the records published by Guiness -- but we will submit them and see what happens Do you really want to send them 28 different World Records ? The ISSA...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: World Records (set at Oregon State Games) General discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 8457

I did not get it right about the records listed on that link you posted above. Has not Pappas set a new 100 cone with penalty record? Are those records on the list the ones we can find in the Guinness Book? I think Pappas did beat the WR in a practice session, but not an official WR attempt. We wil...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: World Records (set at Oregon State Games) General discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 8457

Marcus Seyffarth wrote:are there complete results from this event somewhere? I guess there were more than just these that had a go at the records.
results here http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... php?t=6176
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: World Records (set at Oregon State Games) General discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 8457

World Records (set at Oregon State Games) General discussion

The ISSA has ratified the following world records set at the Oregon State Games june 22 2008 in Salem Oregon: Dan Miszewski 100-Cone w/cone penalty Men Masters 25.26 Judy Oyama 100-Cone clean Women Open 30.544 Pete Ingraham 100-Cone clean Men Masters 29.824 Judy Oyama 100-Cone clean Women Masters 30...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Ok, so just to make everything crystal clear for schmucks like me. All you need to do is say "yes I'd like to run a race" on this thread. Run the race and 'document it' in a proper way (i.e timer and video/photo) and you are good (do you need to have video of the actual fastest run, or just any run...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: [2008] Send George Pappas to Sweden for the Worlds
Replies: 8
Views: 7396

that is a wonderful idea gary. keep us informed. i might make a 2nd donatt\ion if it puts us over the top.

when is the drop-dead date?
by Pat Chewning
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98313

it is probably a 16-bit integer number storing in 1/1000th seconds---

therefore it will count to 65535 (65.535 s) and then start over fron 0.

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my pain meds are affecting me -- I just posted the same info as marcus ....
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98313

no internet --- didn't try live update.

times ranged from 74 sec to 100 sec
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98313

Thanks to ExcelMate, I think the Hybrid and Tight slalom at Hood River ran more efficiently than any race I've ever helped at. Great work Marcus! However, we experienced errors during the Giant Slalom, possibly because the times were always over a minute. ExcelMate entered incorrect times into the ...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Latvia Slalom World Cup 2008, 4-6 July [MAIN]
Replies: 85
Views: 50399

Overall winner?

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
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98313

Version 3.0

I like the layout with the right lane displayed on the right and the left lane displayed on the left. I like the drop-downs for cone count entry. I like the drop-down for the DQ entry. SUGGESTION #1: When you "DQ" a racer : Instead of just entering "DQ" into the raw time field, can you prepend the l...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate 6.6 / 6.7 / 6.8
Replies: 29
Views: 16493

I should have a new one on Monday. How do I get the FW patch?
by Pat Chewning
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2008 Oregon State Games
Replies: 3
Views: 5119

Dan looked great in the 100-cone course -- killing it good. No luck was involved in that run.
by Pat Chewning
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate 6.6 / 6.7 / 6.8
Replies: 29
Views: 16493

Our event is July 18, 19, 20
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 98313

Trackmate 6.??? available for Hood River Race?

We want to use the Trackmate version 6.??? for the upcoming race in Hood River. (Connect to computer and download the times).

Does anyone have one we can buy, beg, borrow, or rent?

Please let me know......

Thanks,

-- Pat

Ed note: I answered off line. /Jani
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate 6.6 / 6.7 / 6.8
Replies: 29
Views: 16493

Trackmate 6.??? available for Hood River Race?

We want to use the Trackmate version 6.??? for the upcoming race in Hood River. (Connect to computer and download the times).

Does anyone have one we can buy, beg, borrow, or rent?

Please let me know......

Thanks,

-- Pat
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2008 Oregon State Games
Replies: 3
Views: 5119

2008 Oregon State Games

Just now recovering from a full weekend of racing action -- the 3rd Oregon State Games. 4 events over 2 days. Paul Howard set the courses: A pair of "mirrored" hybrid courses with a good mixed bag of offsets, stingers, angled lines, and curves. A 25 second course for the fast racers. The surprise to...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Australia
Topic: [2008] Conehead Cup 2008 Race 1
Replies: 3
Views: 3881

Nice pics! You guys are crazy to race on the wet like that.

Daddow: Put yer helmet on mate!
by Pat Chewning
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50728

I guess I am overlooking what is probably the obvious but how would one set a course with infrared beams with start and finish at the center of the cones without the cones getting in the way of the timing or timing getting in the way of the cones? I would place the infrared on a tripod, box, or pla...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Donald wrote:hey pat
sep 6/7th i'll do a race on flat surface with tons of spectators around
location:duesseldorf/altstadt(official tourist mile),germany
G.O.G. will break the records.
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Venue: Seattle or Portland

Tentative plans to run all 3 events (25, 50, 100-cone) WORLD RECORD attempts in either Seattle or Portland on June 6-7. More details in about 3 weeks......

-- Pat
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Cyber, 50 cone and 100 cone
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Re: Cyber, 50 cone and 100 cone

Mike Ohm wrote:Hey DC, we need to find a venue for Cyber Slalom and 50 or 100 cone challenge. September 6 and 7 is the Worldwide dates for these World record races. Check out ncdsa for the rules.
Rules and idea for the World Record Weekend is here: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... php?t=6148
by Pat Chewning
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50728

JRAD: For all courses that are supposed to be done in the flat you have two choices: A) Choose a surface that is flat (1% slope or less) B) Choose a surface that is not flat, and run in both directions, average 2 runs. If the surface you have chosen is the smoothest in the world, surrounded by hundr...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50728

Pat, We have a slope which is for shure more than 1% differenz between the start and finish for a 50 Cone WR. And we have 180m street which makes it hard to set a 100 Cones course. We planed to hold an World Record attempt (100 Cones if poosible, otherwise 50) on this street and invited 8 of the fa...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 ISSA Rule Update Proposals - Process for applying
Replies: 10
Views: 9788

I guess I'm a little late coming with input to the rules, but why really should there be a masters division (and how old should you be), and why don't you specify that it should be center to center and not xx ft/meters between cones. A common mistake by beginners is to set courses this way and it m...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50728

I guess I'm a little late coming with input to the rules, but why really should there be a masters division (and how old should you be), and why don't you specify that it should be center to center and not xx ft/meters between cones. A common mistake by beginners is to set courses this way and it m...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: [2008] Seeking sponsors for ISSA WORLD RECORD WEEKEND
Replies: 0
Views: 2720

[2008] Seeking sponsors for ISSA WORLD RECORD WEEKEND

The ISSA is seeking sponsors for the ISSA WORLD RECORD WEEKEND. On this weekend (Sept 6-7 2008), slalom skateboard racers from around the world will go to the established local venue and make attempts to beat the world records for 25-cone 50-cone and 100-cone courses. This will be the largest slalom...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

Contest sanction established for WORLD RECORD Weekend.

September 6-7 The idea is to get local race organizers to add their venue to the sanction already established for this weekend. RACE ORGANIZERS: Please consider adding a local venue for World Record attempts on this weekend. Please read this contest sanction and the WORLD RECORD rules. You are requi...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: 2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 91431

2008 ISSA World Record Weekend -- discussion

I would like to propose that we (the ISSA) sponsor a WORLD RECORDS weekend. Something like this: We establish a PRIME sanction for the WORLD RECORD weekend. Contest organizers can run any (or all) of the 3 courses (25-cone, 50-cone, 100-cone) on that weekend. Contests will be run all over the world....
by Pat Chewning
Tue May 27, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2009 ISSA Rule Update Proposals - Process for applying
Replies: 10
Views: 9788

I think for Juniors it is very important to acquire racing experience and therefore they should be allowed to race both, Amateur AND Juniors category, if the want to. Like this they get used to the racing rhytm and it won't be that much of a big step to race Amateur or Pro because they already know...