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by Pat Chewning
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 312774

OREGON STATE GAMES -- Day and Time shift

Important Update! (As of June 9th) Event Times and Dates have changed due to a schedule conflict with the Soap Box Derby Track. The new schedule is: o Saturday June 19th (2PM) Beginner/Kids Race (Slalom) o Saturday June 19th (3PM) Tight Slalom Race o Saturday June 19th (6PM) Peter Ramirez Memorial ...
by Pat Chewning
Fri May 28, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Freshpark World Championships Skateboard-X Oct 9-10
Replies: 16
Views: 9725

Skateboard-X

That sure looks like a blast! Nice work Jack.
by Pat Chewning
Wed May 12, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: New modular training ramps
Replies: 59
Views: 33355

Ricardo Damborenea wrote: The designers are currently discussing an evolution of the handle bars to improve ramp stability.

We'll keep you posted
I suggest something like this:

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by Pat Chewning
Thu May 06, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2010 Oregon State Games, June 19-20
Replies: 5
Views: 7633

2010 Oregon State Games Signup Site Open

June 19-20

4 Open Events: Tight Slalom; Dual Hybrid; GS; Slalomcross

2 Beginner/Kids Races: GS ; Hybrid

Sign up now at www.stategamesoforegon.org
by Pat Chewning
Thu May 06, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 312774

Oregon State Games Signup Site Open

June 19-20

4 Open Events: Tight Slalom; Dual Hybrid; GS; Slalomcross

2 Beginner/Kids Races: GS ; Hybrid

Sign up now at www.stategamesoforegon.org
by Pat Chewning
Wed May 05, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships - June 4-6 2010 - Richterswil, SUI
Replies: 85
Views: 37598

Still, I don't know how I would handle TS. Really don't know. I mean, HOW? How can you ask for a TS that feels like a TS to both the best Pros and the biggest greenhorn in the event? HOW? rmn I have a suggestion: You run OPEN class in TS. However, you have 2 courses -- the "ADVANCED" course and the...
by Pat Chewning
Tue May 04, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: New modular training ramps
Replies: 59
Views: 33355

But it does look like you can get 2 ramps out of 3 sheets of ply....
by Pat Chewning
Mon May 03, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: ISSA members 2010 - Complete listing
Replies: 46
Views: 27219

Wesley Tucker wrote:This week the ISSA reached 75 current paid members:

Josef Stefka CZR
John Stryker USA
Petr Novotny CZR
You might want to double-check on Stryker. He attended the Sizzler and (presumably) is already an ISSA member as a result of entering that race.
by Pat Chewning
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: The Ipad... it might be the PDA I've been looking for.
Replies: 7
Views: 4071

Yes, we have these for ski racing already: Pay at the top of the course and take a run to get your time.... Time compared to the "standard" (NASTAR) time for the course.

But what about the cones? How to automatically count them and keep them from disappearing?
by Pat Chewning
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Cathlamet Downhill Corral Skate Festival Aug 27-29
Replies: 1
Views: 2295

This was a blast last year and I'm looking into another fun event!
by Pat Chewning
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: What is the effectivity date for 2010 "Decisions"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3886

OK, thank you Wes!
by Pat Chewning
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 312774

Oregon State Games: Featuring new Tracmate Timer

It's official: With all of the old guys attending the Oregon State Games, I need to hack into the Trackmate timer. Since it only outputs seconds and 1/1000 seconds, I need to add outputs for minutes and hours.

See NCDSA calendar sign-up
by Pat Chewning
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: What is the effectivity date for 2010 "Decisions"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3886

What is the effectivity date for 2010 "Decisions"?

The ISSA BOD recently came to some decisions: New contest sanction status scheme (Regional, National, Continental, World Cup) New recognized racer groups (Open, Women, Jr, Masters) [no pro] New list of disciplines (GS, Tight Slalom, Slalom, Super G, Boardercross) When will a new rule book be issued ...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 312774

Gary Fluitt wrote:Pat- that hill looks awesome. You might want to post the dates here, they are not on that site for 2010.

Dates are June 19-20. More info here: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... php?t=7345
by Pat Chewning
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 312774

People are signing up for the Oregon State Games (at least on NCDSA calendar). Lots of folks from California (Richy, Cat, Norski, Ravitch, Judy Oyama, Yandal, Eric Tokle) etc. The official signup will be in place around May 1 at http://stategamesoforegon.org We will be having a kids/beginner race, p...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Seismic World Cup July 16-18 in Colorado
Replies: 11
Views: 9511

The run out is pretty good. You can usually easily stop without foot drag before the intersection. The hill is scary steep and fast though ...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2010 Oregon State Games, June 19-20
Replies: 5
Views: 7633

2010 Oregon State Games, June 19-20

Oregon State Games Format: Dual Hybrid, GS, Tight, plus the Peter Ramirez Memorial Slalomcross. KIDS/Beginner Races Date: 19-20 June 2010 Location: Salem, OR, US Sanction: REGIONAL (awarded) Contact: Pat Chewning pchewn@comcast.net Info: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/2010-Contest-Sanction/...
by Pat Chewning
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: OFF TOPIC: Ash Cloud?
Replies: 8
Views: 3825

Have you actually got ash on the ground messing things up? In 1980, when Mt St Helens blew its top we got about 3" (100 mm?) of ash on the ground. We had to install special shoe cleaners at the electronics factory to keep the ash out of the machinery. The "ash" is not like ashes from your fireplace ...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: ExcelMate your new friend?
Replies: 172
Views: 95898

I have been using Excelmate with Windows 7 and Trackmate 6.3 set up on kitchen table. I highly suggest doing this (running at home well before the race) for anyone using any timing system with an automated entry into a spreadsheet. None of the systems are user-friendly enough to just gather the SW ...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: MEZE SLALOM - April 3, 4, 5 2010 - Mèze (34, FRANCE)
Replies: 49
Views: 33308

Pat, I'm still savoring the idea before proposing it formally. In the day-to-day busy-ness of my life (and my mind), perhaps there's some negative nuance of it I've failed to notice. It's something I think I'd like to see, but not (yet) enough to act on it. The argument for taking the best of 2 run...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: MEZE SLALOM - April 3, 4, 5 2010 - Mèze (34, FRANCE)
Replies: 49
Views: 33308

I notice that in the single-lane events you based the results on the sum of each rider's best two times, instead of just on the one fastest time. I would like to see this become the standard way of doing most, if not all, single-lane races. Combining two times would greatly reduce the influence of ...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: Race Organization Forum - About the New Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 2057

Sample of successful proposal for holding a race.

This is a sample of a skateboard race proposal that was successful in attaining sponsorship of the Oregon State Games addition of park slalom. This was presented to the city of Aumsville and to the Oregon Amateur Athletic Association. The content and format might be useful for other race promoters t...
by Pat Chewning
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: IR or Tape Switches
Replies: 33
Views: 12610

Miguel Marco wrote: You can go down to 1' tapeswitches, for all I care. Just warn me in advance for the races using them. ...
We will be using tape switches at least 2 times longer than your minimum threshold of 1' for the Oregon State Games.
by Pat Chewning
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: IR or Tape Switches
Replies: 33
Views: 12610

Tape Switches ... Stay in place even if a racer is off balance and hits the end of the switch (disaster for IR switches). A racer that can turn at speed within inches of a cone can easily hit a 2' timing strip. Aren't those two statements kind of contradictory, Pat? A racer that can turn at speed w...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: IR or Tape Switches
Replies: 33
Views: 12610

The beautiful thing is that you can buy whatever length you want. If you want the benefit of additional peace of mind at the finish with a longer strip, at the additional hassle of handling and the additional risk of damage to the switch -- you can choose that 5-foot 6-foot or 8-foot tape switch. If...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: IR or Tape Switches
Replies: 33
Views: 12610

I totally agree with Wes about the length of the strips. We changed our timing system to 2-foot length timing strips. They have lasted for 3 years now, whereas the longer strips would last maybe 1/2 a year because of bending/kinking. Especially on start ramps, you want the short timing strips so the...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Two Days of Turri at Toyland - April 10-11 [Prime]
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

10.2 Allowable Variations from Rules Variations from these rules are allowable under the following conditions: • For MAJOR and MAIN status competitions: • Variations shall be stated clearly in the contest sanction application. • Variations shall be declared in written communication to the racers on...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: 2010 World Championships - Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Topic: Is there going to be an ISSA Worlds 2010?
Replies: 10
Views: 4702

Thank you Eddy and Pat. Pat - will there be a race in Hood this summer you think? If not, maybe I can make the OSG or other CSA race. Eddy - I'd go for Montreal Worlds...1hr. and 15 min. drive!! ;-) -R I'm assuming that there will be a Hood River race, and probably close to the normal date of aroun...
by Pat Chewning
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: 2010 World Championships - Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Topic: Is there going to be an ISSA Worlds 2010?
Replies: 10
Views: 4702

I heard that the Czec's are putting together a bid for the ISSA Worlds.

I asked the BOD about other race status assignments and have not heard back.
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Pro class - getting more racers in
Replies: 46
Views: 23494

I agree with Chris Barker that we should have courses that are dificult enough for the top racers to be truly challenged. I'm sorry we did not achieve that at Hood River last year.
by Pat Chewning
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Pro class - getting more racers in
Replies: 46
Views: 23494

If there are not enough pros to fill out a bracket of eight, 16 or 32, the bracket size MUST be smaller than the number of pros attending the race. if there are nine pros the bracket has to be 8. If there are seven pros it has to be four. If there are 23 it has to be 16. No more automatically quali...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 30185

For all of the races that I have been involved with, the NCDSA race calendar sign-up has been a good INFORMAL tool to predict approximate attendance. It is not an "official" sign up because it lacks the mechanism for taking payment and for ensuring that the person signing up with a particular name i...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 International Slalom Contest Schedule
Replies: 34
Views: 47637

#3 Did happen, but it was not a competition, just an intro/training session.
by Pat Chewning
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: Asheville North Carolina 2010 slalom contest?
Replies: 4
Views: 3486

That street and the buildings look a lot like Hood River.... Looks like a great place to run a race!
by Pat Chewning
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 239759

I have e-mailed Gareth Roe to ask for results from the 2009 World Championships and the 2009 Oregon State Games, both of which are listed as "-" (not yet submitted) on slalomranking.com. If/when I get them, I will either convert them to text or ask for help from Rick F. or Steve P., and will send t...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 30595

UNDER EXISTING RULES: Ramps are limited to 2m and gentle radii Ramps outside of this limit must be fully described as an exception so that people know that "special" (Big-ass) ramps will be used for an event. UNDER THE PROPOSED RULE CHANGE: Ramps are not limited in radii and height. Contestants goin...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 30595

My opinion is that the majority of races still adhere to the ramp rules, and the rules should probably not be altered -- so the "standard" ramp is still fairly narrowly defined. The "big-ass ramps" are an execption that is easily covered when the race organizer describes this exception in the race s...
by Pat Chewning
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 32452

Automatic cone counting

See here: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=5873 There are ways to automatically count cones (or cone-like pads being hit). Give me enough money and I'll deliver a system.... Three or more ways it could be used: Sense a "normal" cone being displaced (with normal rules). Sense a...
by Pat Chewning
Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Now, THIS Is The Way To Get Americans Interested In Soccer
Replies: 1
Views: 2015

Oh yeah! A little mud and tighter uniforms and we'll have some real entertainment!
by Pat Chewning
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 59361

Wow! A truck with a built in nut sack!

Holds the nuts in place -- very nice.
by Pat Chewning
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom champions
Replies: 64
Views: 32474

2009 World Championships

Overall: George Pappas

Giant Slalom: Martin Reaves
Hybrid Slalom: George Pappas
Tight Slalom: George Pappas


Overall: Lynn Kramer

Giant Slalom: Lynn Kramer
Hybrid Slalom: Lynn Kramer
Tight Slalom: Lynn Kramer
by Pat Chewning
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: [Closed] 2010 Planning ahead
Replies: 49
Views: 30185

2010 Oregon State Games June 19-20

Oregon State Games will be held in Salem, Oregon, USA June 19-20 2010

Dual Hybrid, GS, Tight, and the Peter Ramirez Memorial Slalomcross.
by Pat Chewning
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: IR or Tape Switches
Replies: 33
Views: 12610

Tape Switches Easier to set up and align. Not triggered if someone crosses the finish line on foot and steps over the switch. Stay in place even if a racer is off balance and hits the end of the switch (disaster for IR switches). Less expensive (probably). Make some sort of provision to protect them...
by Pat Chewning
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Spam!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

HEY! You two leave my Debora alone! She emailed me first.
by Pat Chewning
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Random thoughts...
Replies: 29
Views: 12827

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39089904@N ... 770006436/

Did you see the medals and the overall awards at the event?

Did they match up to your expectations?
by Pat Chewning
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Official sign-up and info for 2009 World Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 8759

Current participant list

Current list of people signed up:


http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Conte ... ignups.pdf


Further sign-ups available on the hill, day of race.
by Pat Chewning
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Schedule of events : 2009 Seismic Skate Systems Worlds
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

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by Pat Chewning
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Schedule of events : 2009 Seismic Skate Systems Worlds
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

Schedule of events : 2009 Seismic Skate Systems Worlds

Here is the schedule of events for the Seismic Skate Systems 2009 World Championships: Friday July 17th: Giant Slalom at Mosier Tunnels -- Columbia River Scenic Highway Trail -- Start practice no later than 0900 Start racing 1000 Saturday July 18th: Hybrid Slalom on Columbia Street Hood River. Start...
by Pat Chewning
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: 2009 World Championships - Hood River, OR
Topic: Overall Awards at Seismic Skate Systems World Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 1361

Overall Awards at Seismic Skate Systems World Championships

The organizers of the Seismic Skate Systems 2009 World Championships are pleased to announce that there will be special awards given to the winners of the OVERALL event -- in each race category. The OVERALL winner will be determined per ISSA rules. (# of points per place in each event). The tie-brea...