Montreal Outlaw slalom, may 7, 2011

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Montreal Outlaw slalom, may 7, 2011

Post by Pierre Gravel » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:44 pm

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Finally a decent slalom spot in Montréal!

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Not as fast as i hoped but it is the best spot in town. Surface is 6.5/10 but constant and cracks free, a rarity in Montréal

Saturday may 7 2011 (may 8 rain date)

9h, course and timer setup
10h, hybrid practice
11h, hybrid race (duals or timed depending on tests)

13h, tight practice, 1 run each.
13:30h, dual race tight

15h GS single lane, timed.

17h awards at the KebbeK factory, poutines, pizzas and beers.

It's an outlaw on a closed highway exit, so it can be shut down anytime by Babylon.

Map:
http://bit.ly/fA0lYr
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Post by Rick Floyd » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:49 am

Nice find M. Gravel!! :-)
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Post by Pierre Gravel » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:39 am

It's actually Ian Comishin who found it, are you coming Rick?
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Hm!

Post by Claude Regnier » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:19 am

I like the free cracks. Should be there with the boys unless I need to be somewhere else.
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Post by Rick Floyd » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:32 pm

Pierre Gravel wrote:It's actually Ian Comishin who found it, are you coming Rick?
Naturellement mon ami!
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Post by Miguel Marco » Sun May 08, 2011 7:43 pm

RESULTS

HYBRID:
1- Louis Ricard - 16.287
2- Seb Léger - 16.768
3- Miguel Marco - 16.839
4- Claude Regnier - 18.095
5- Pascal Jean - 18.317
6- Danilo Percich - 18.824
7- Dominic Perusse - 18.988
8- Thomas Duplessis - 19.132
9- Kelian Duplain - 19.537
10- Gabriel Duquette - 19.908
11- Gregory Girard - 19.911
12- Maxime Garand Rousseau - 20.042
13- Nico Desmarais - 20.270
14- Julie Boulanger - 20.701
15- Guillaume Dionne - 21.004
16- Daniel Duquette - 21.956
17- Jonathan Gosselin Couture - 22.168
18- François Morency - 22.724
19- Emilie Gascon - 23.071
20- Maxime Robitaille - 23.082
21- Jean-Michel Cholette - 23.858
22- Patrick Brassard - DQ
22- Justin Case - DQ
22- Pierre Gravel - DQ
22- Kevin Lefrank - DQ


TIGHT:
1- Louis Ricard - 16.658
2- Claude Regnier - 17.269
3- Miguel Marco - 17.990
4- Seb Léger - 18.276
5- Pascal Jean - 18.284
6- Danilo Percich - 18.776
7- Dominic Perusse - 19.491
8- Thomas Duplessis - 21.129
9- Kelian Duplain - 22.870
10- Emilie Gascon - 24.405
11- François Morency - DQ
11- Patrick Brassard - DQ
11- Nico Desmarais - DQ
11- Maxime Garand Rousseau - DQ
11- Jonathan Gosselin Couture - DQ
11- Justin Case - DQ
11- Pierre Gravel - DQ
11- Jean-Michel Cholette - DQ
11- Kevin Lefrank - DQ
11- Maxime Robitaille - DQ
11- Guillaume Dionne - DQ
11- Julie Boulanger - DQ
11- Daniel Duquette - DQ
11- Gabriel Duquette - DQ

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Sun May 08, 2011 9:23 pm

There used to be an old slalom rule that if less than 50% of the riders managed to get a time (ie more than half DQ'd) the race would be re-run. As far as I know it has never happened, well, until now. Luckily most people made the hybrid.

Hope you all had a good race anyway!

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Post by Miguel Marco » Mon May 09, 2011 1:54 am

We ALL had a great race. Biggest bummer was the big headwind which forced us into shortening both courses to avoid the shallower section at the finish.

As far as I know:

1- Pierre did not ask for any sanctioning.

2- It was an outlaw, on an off-ramp of one of the busiest roads in eastern Canada, right in the middle of Montreal. It's a miracle the cops only showed up on the last run of the day. Re-running a race in any situation or of any status (time constraint) is unrealistic, much less when it's an outlaw.

3- Hybrid was made so that everyone could have fun, Tight was made so that the more experienced racers could also challenge themself. Beginners and longboard spectators were able to witness live and appreciate what can be done on a slalom board when things get more tech: Louis ran 85 cones in 16.658 secs (including 4 cones) in a headwind on a course that was NOT straight, that's 5.1 cones per second (5.2 when calculated with his raw time). Jaws were dropping for the first-time spectators and beginners...

4- Nobody complained. Judging by the smiles on everybody's faces at the post-race party/awards at the Kebbek Racing shop, it was clearly a succes and all had a lot of fun. In fact, from what I heard there, more skaters are now going to show up at the Worlds in Ottawa who would have never made the trip just to watch.

5- That's exactly what slalom needs, Jani, resurrecting old rules. We all know we don't have enough of those... ;) :D

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Post by Steve Pederson » Mon May 09, 2011 2:13 am

Miguel Marco wrote: Louis ran 85 cones in 16.658 secs (including 4 cones) in a headwind on a course that was NOT straight, that's 5.1 cones per second (5.2 when calculated with his raw time). Jaws were dropping for the first-time spectators and beginners...
Any video of this?

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Post by Miguel Marco » Mon May 09, 2011 2:23 am

Steve Pederson wrote:
Miguel Marco wrote: Louis ran 85 cones in 16.658 secs (including 4 cones) in a headwind on a course that was NOT straight, that's 5.1 cones per second (5.2 when calculated with his raw time). Jaws were dropping for the first-time spectators and beginners...
Any video of this?
Don't know if that specific run was filmed put there was a follow-cam there most of the day. If it gets posted somewhere, I'm sure Pierre or someone else will post it here too.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Mon May 09, 2011 9:53 am

No worries Mig, I'm not trying to revive an old rule. It was just a comment with no other intention. As I already mentioned the old rule, probably from the 80's, was never applied, and couldn't easily have been either. How do you re-run a race when the day is already over? But remember most races those days in Europe just had two runs, that was it!

/Jani

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Thanks You!!!

Post by Claude Regnier » Mon May 09, 2011 3:34 pm

I want to thank Ian for finding it and Pierre for organizing the race, also Mig and the crew for bringing and setting up the timing. We know they will provide us a sound timing set-up for the Nationals & Worlds again this year.

Pierre set some good challenging courses. So much so that he could not even get a run to count in either event. You had to charge hard as the wind could have almost stopped you in some cases. There were lots of newbies out checking it out and trying it for the first time. The reason you seen so many DQ's in the tight was because of the course length. Unseasoned racers struggled to maintain control and some just simply could not do it. Some tried to make it at full pin all the way and few succeeded. I had not run cones or slalomed in 22 months so I was quite surprised at my results to say the least. My front truck did not change for either course as I had nothing in my tool kit. 62mm Cambrias on the front. The rear went from a 85mm for the Hybrid to a 70 for the tight. I don't even know which one of my runs counted (1st one I think was clean) or my second one that was discussed because things happened so fast......

Even my foot lift was the wrong set-up as it was on the wrong height adjustment. Everyone had a good time. We even had some people come to watch. a couple of visits from the police with 2nd one happening as we were pretty much done. Cuz in her opinion we were done either way, LOL... Sorry we had to leave the after party at Kebbek (Thank you) but my passengers had other plans.

Slalom in itself is not really that hard. If we want everyone to do on every course we set then it is simple. Just run GS courses or similar for all races. That would be exciting, EH! Tight Slalom requires commitment and hard work. You put the time in you get rewarded for your effort whether you win or not. This was great and Quebec city in two weeks will be just as good if not better. Thank again everyone....
Many Happy Pumps!

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Re: Montreal Outlaw slalom, may 7, 2011

Post by Moiz Noorani » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:57 pm

Good job Gravel :)

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