Texas Sizzler, March 28-29, 2009

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Texas Sizzler, March 28-29, 2009

Post by Eddy Martinez » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:08 pm

We are starting the planning phase of the Sizzler for next year. We will be bidding for Main Status. Austin Texas area of course. That is 3 days of slalom racing. The race will be the last weekend of March. Friday GS and SpeedTrap. Saturday Hybrid and Sunday Tight. Entry fee will be a 100$. Locations are top secret, but pics to follow. Will Kenny Mollica defend his GS win. Will there be COSS domination. Will our friends from across the pond come over. Details to follow. Your Amigo Eddy Texas Outlaws/Pavel Skates

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Post by Eddy Martinez » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:45 pm

And we are under way. Should be a blast. We got some heavy hitters coming in to town. So many World Champions. Thank you to yall for supporting us. Your Amigo Eddy Texas Outlaws.

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Post by Cat Young » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:12 pm

Eddy..... thanks to you & all the Outlaws for stepping up again this year to put this event on.
I am looking forward to being in Texas & seeing everyone again.
You're the best!
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Post by Rick Floyd » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:31 am

Edd-y!! Edd-y!! Edd-y!!

See you soon amigo!

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Directions to Hills and Skateparks etc.

Post by Jason Bortolussi » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:40 pm

Directions to Hills and Skateparks etc.

From Airport to Hotel

<a target="_blank" href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... 3">Airport to Hotel</a>


From Hotel to Oasis Bluff Giant Slalom and Downhill events Day 1

<a target="_blank" href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... =13">Oasis Bluff</a>


From Hotel to Marble Falls Tx. Hybrid and Tight Day 2

<a target="_blank" href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... 12">Marble Falls</a>


From Hotel to Mable Davis Skatepark

<a target="_blank" href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... atepark</a>


From Hotel to Round Rock Skatepark

<a target="_blank" href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... =18">Round Rock Skatepark</a>

If anyone is in town early and wants to set up some cones let me
know, there is a good practice spot about 15 min drive from the hotel.




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Car Rentals

Post by Claude Regnier » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:23 am

Is it just me or are car rentals going up all over the place. It's incredible how much they've increased considering the economy.
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Post by Marty Schaub » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:28 am

Depends on where you are going into and when. I have seen rates as low as 55 total for Fri-Mon. PM me and give me your arrival loc/time and departure same. Also what size of car you'll accept. I'll have a look and can tell you what deals I find for you. I have a couple of cool spots for cheap cars. I'm sitting on an SUV right now at 90 total for Fri - Mon out of San Antonio.
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Post by Stephen Lavin » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:04 pm

Marty, did that rate include cigars? Dude, you always get the most rockin' rental deals.

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Re: Car Rentals

Post by Rick Floyd » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:04 pm

Claude Regnier wrote:Is it just me or are car rentals going up all over the place. It's incredible how much they've increased considering the economy.
CR - it's not the rates that are going up...it's the Canadian dollar vs. the US!! ;-)

See you soon mon ami!

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Post by Marty Schaub » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:00 am

Claude & Rick,

I've PM'd both you guys with the gory details. The rates in Austin are easily double what I have seen in San Antonio. That and the freakin city taxes are OUT OF SIGHT! The rental I found Claude was a full size at 164 for the 5 days (not bad, not great) and Austin tacked on 71 extra bucks in fees! Fugaaaawi!

Rick yours is a full for 59 bucks but they nail you at 32 bucks in extra yummies. I guess Austin felt we needed to do our fare share in paying for the new city center.
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Just bend over this won't hurt a bit (us that is!)

Check both links I gave you 3-4 times a day, they dump cars all the time. You don't have to use a c card to reserve so there is no risk. Just be cool and XL your old reso when you make a new one.

Steve, the car I got out of Boston last year for Antrim was a mid-size at 12 whole bucks a day. I changed my reso about 7 times in 5 days with each one progressively lower. SCHWEEEET. And no I bring my own cigars, Macanudos this time and yes I get them at a deep discount.
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Post by Marty Schaub » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:52 am

Rick,

Hotwire has Mids for 76 total on thier website. BUT you have to pay up front.

Claude, if you guys have an hour or so on Friday, rent a car for Wed-Fri then book a weekend deal at the same place. All you have to do is drive back and re-sign the papers and you'll save maybe 75 or so bucks. Not bad cheese for an hour, hour and 1/2 tops.

Just a thought.
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Post by Earl Cephas » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:15 am

Amex was running a car + airfare deal that was cheaper than some of the flights out of DC...

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:33 am

Sizzler results today (just e-mailed from Gesmer)

Giant Slalom, Group A
1 Martin Reaves
2 George Pappas
3 Jason Mitchell
4 Jonathan Harms
5 Joe McLaren
6 Louis Ricard
7 Claude Regnier
8 Brad Jackman
9 Keith Hollien
10 Karl Floitgraf
11 John Striker
12 Rick Floyd
13 Lynn Kramer
14 Paul Price
15 Chris Pappas
16 Chad Hegerty

Giant Slalom, Group B
1 Chris Favero
2 Greg Stubbs
3 Jordan Adler
4 Pete Cardenas
5 Jeremy Coffman
6 Chris “Biscuits” Doan
7 Doug Fox
8 Trish Erickson
9 Jason Bortolussi
10 Dan Barnett
11 Brian Waslin
12 Joyce Wheldrake

Giant Slalom, Masters Group
1 Marty Schaub
2 Bruce “Norski” Bjortvedt
3 Marcus Soulsby-Monroy
4 Gary Glasser

Downhill Speed Trap
1 Wes Coleman 46.225 mph
2 Tommy Watson 46.118 mph
3 Tanner Lesser 45.558 mph
4 Dustin Dixon 45.489 mph
5 Dylan Green Baker 44.944 mph
6 Karl Floitgraf 44.776 mph
7 Jonathan Harms 44.743 mph
8 Pete Cardenas 44.743 mph
9 Martin Reaves 44.444 mph
10 Lou Statman 44.313 mph
11 Louis Ricard 44.150 mph
12 Joshua Davis 44.021 mph
13 Jason Mitchell 43.988 mph
14 Kyle Peters 43.892 mph
15 Courtney Dixon 43.764 mph
16 Kelly Francis 42.980 mph
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:15 am

Skateboard Racing - Texas Sizzler - March 29 Final Results

Dual-Lane Hybrid Slalom and Single-Lane Tight Slalom
March 29, 2009 • East Innovation Loop • Marble Falls, Texas, USA

FINAL RESULTS
Daniel Gesmer, Official Timekeeper

Hybrid Slalom, Group A
1 Joe McLaren
2 Martin Reaves
3 Jason Mitchell
4 George Pappas
5 Jonathan Harms
6 Karl Floitgraf
7 Louis Ricard
8 Paul Price

Hybrid Slalom, Group B
1 Keith Hollien
2 Brad Jackman
3 John Stryker
4 Rick Floyd
5 Claude Regnier
6 Lynn Kramer
7 Lou Statman
8 Ryan Smith
9 Mark “Gumby” Gosser
10 Matt Franklin
11 Cat Young
12 Pierre Hazera
13 Chris Pappas
14 Pete Cardenas
15 Gregory Girard
16 Chris “Biscuits” Doan

Hybrid Slalom, Masters Group
1 Marty Schaub
2 Steve Lavin
3 Marcos Soulsby-Monroy
4 Bruce “Norski” Bjortvedt
5 Bobby Thomas
6 Gary Glasser
7 Earl Cephas

Hybrid Slalom, Group C
1 Chris Favero
2 Trish Erickson
3 Chad Hegerty
4 Jordan Adler
5 Greg Stubbs
6 Jeremy Coffman
7 Dan Barnett
8 Brete Anderson
9 Joyce Wheldrake
10 Brian Waslin
11 Kevin Lane
12 Glenn Bukowski
13 Jason Bortolussi
14 Ethan Allen
15 John “Army” Armstrong
16 Peter Metzger

Single-Lane Tight Slalom
1 Martin Reaves
2 Jonathan Harms
3 Joe McLaren
4 George Pappas
5 Jason Mitchell
6 Louis Ricard
7 Paul Price
8 Karl Floitgraf
9 Brad Jackman
10 Keith Hollien
11 John Stryker
12 Pierre Hazera
13 Lou Statman
14 Rick Floyd
15 Gregory Girard
16 Ryan Smith
17 Steve Lavin
18 Chris Pappas
19 Marty Schaub
20 Marcos Soulsby-Monroy
21 Chris “Biscuits” Doan
22 Mark “Gumby” Gosser
23 Cat Young
24 Chad Hegerty
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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:00 am

Single lane TS?

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Post by Greg Stubbs » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:16 pm

Ramón Königshausen wrote:Single lane TS?

rmn
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Post by Pierre Hazera » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:54 pm

a big thanks to Eddy
your events is awesome

cheers bro

see you

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Post by Jason Bortolussi » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:59 pm

Giant Slalom Pics Group A

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The biggest STOKE award went to Woody DeBenedictis of San Antonio Texas
running the speed trap on a stock S9 with gullwings, bombing that hill with a huge grin!!!

He went home with a custom topmount speedboard randal 180s lemon/lime zigs biltins
thanks to Texas Outlaws and COSS

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Texas 09

Post by Claude Regnier » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:15 pm

MB & I had a great time, again! As usual!!!!

A huge Thank you goes out to all the Texas Outlaw crew and the many sponsors and helpers at the event.

Every event the talent level rises. New people come out and give it a go. Over the course of the weekend people are helping each other out. It is truely why I can keep plugging away.

Safe travels to everyone and hope to see you all again sooner then later.

Congratulations to all the racers, winners, cone heads and all.

Marty, Thanks for being the race starter for the duals yesterday. Dan Thanks for the timing.

Take Care all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Many Happy Pumps!

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Post by Greg Stubbs » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:58 pm

It is certainly a pleasure to watch you and listen to you, Claude. Your stoke is so infectious and it's hard to imagine a Texas Sizzler without you. I hope you will get here for all Sizzlers following. Thanks to you and your wife for coming out again!

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:18 pm

Stubbs,

I'm not trying to be a smartass (for some of us it comes naturally,) but a little Photoshop is a wonderful thing. Thought I'd give everyone a better look at Woody taking on the course:

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Post by Greg Stubbs » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:35 pm

Wesley Tucker wrote:Stubbs,

I'm not trying to be a smartass (for some of us it comes naturally,) but a little Photoshop is a wonderful thing.
We certainly are not pretty to look at but we had fun! :)

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Post by Pierre Hazera » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:50 pm

my friend did that with CS I think
my others pics coming soon as possible

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Post by Eddy Martinez » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:15 am

First of all WOW. That  Was AWESOME FREAKIN. I am home and decompressing BIGTIME. Tomorrow I become an ICU Nurse again.

Thank You to www.ncdsa.com, www.silverfishlongboarding.com, www.bonelessone.com, www.slalomskateboarder.com

. Thank you to all of the competitors, Texas Outlaw Team Mates, friends, skaters wives, girlfriends, pets, sponsors who came to the Texas Cold Fusion Sizzler aka The Texas Sizzler.

As a kid. One day I stood outside our local cement skate park ready for a session.. The park was closed unexpectedly. The sign outside said No Trespassing. The bowls had been filled with dirt and later after it was dug up by the locals. It was the victim of a bulldozer. I swore this would not happen to our aspect of the sport.
This year was tough because I could not compete. I am on the injured reserve list awaiting back surgery and I could not sit for too long either. Sitting for a long period of time is tough on my back.

A huge thank you to one of our biggest sponsors and supporter of our contest Dan Gesmer. Dan leaves sun burnt, tired, but through all the wind, questions, and interesting skateboarding tales, the bro leaves smiling.

Marty Schaub thank you for helping out brother. You are a true legend in the skating world.
To the sponsors you guys are all ways there and I know I can count on you.
To the city of Austin, Texas our state Capital. Travis County. David Greere is who I work with every year. He presents our bid to the Travis County City Council. I bug him a lot Thank you David. Long live Texas.
The City of Marble Falls, yes we had a headwind, pump boys and girls pump.Thank you Robert Moss.

To Jordan Adler a Texas Outlaw a friend team mate and Owner of Wahoo’s Fish and Tacos. Thank you bro, Thank you hermano. For providing the great grub and beverages. Jordan Adler he will be running next year’s event. Good luck to you mi amigo. It just keeps getting better. I will all ways be part of the Texas Sizzler and lend a helping hand. That is a promise.

To my friends and Gumby, aka Mark Gosser and Zack Levitt for helping me out every year. Marcos OG Texas Outlaws with you this would not be possible.

To my guess course setters JBH, Claude and Keith/ COSS. Thank You

Paul Price and Claude for coaching my Team Mates. Gracias.

To MB, Michelle, Mama Mc Clarren. Thank You. All of you are beautiful ladies. And everyone else that helped out with the cone heading.

To the Down Hill racers who come out every year. Put on a great show and are truly STOKED. Your Bro’s RULE!!!!!!

To my Slalom brothers. As long as I am around. Slalom will exist in Texas. Long Live Our Sport.

Thank you to all from the Texas Outlaws. Muchisimas Gracias. Your Amigo Eddy Texas Outlaws.

Yall come back now.

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:02 pm

Coverage now up on the front page:

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/
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Tejas Rocks!

Post by Rick Floyd » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:21 am

Thank you to everyone involved in putting on a great Texas Sizzler! Tons of good times and belly laughs, killer racing, and the great community of people that is skateboarding in general, and especially slalom racing!. I was pumped to get an early start on my season. Great to finally do something Texas beside drive through Amarillo on I-40 and stay at the Holiday Inn!

Special thanks to...

ORGANIZATION :
Eddy and the Texas Outlaws - gracias mi amigos!
Dan Gesmer - for his freely given time as our race timer.
Marty Schaub - thanks for the energy as race starter and getting people to conehead.
MB, Michelle H., Mrs. McLaren, and the other moms/girlfriends/kids for all their help.
JBH, Claude, Keith, COSS - killer course-setting

RACE VENUES:
David Greere - Travis County City Council
Robert Moss - The City of Marble Falls

FOOD/PARTY:
Wahoo's and Jordan - the best!
Subway

COACHING:
Claude Regnier - does it get any better?
Miguel Marco - for help setting up my new trucks.
Karl Floitgraf - it ALMOST worked (0.13 secs.)!!
Louis Ricard - for your tips after the event at the airport.

MY EQUIPMENT:
Fullbag - LOVE the new setups!!
Radikal - Thanks Keith, Talons instead of Randals? Uh.....yeah.
ABEC11 - it just works!

PHOTOS:
Stubbs - great shots!

TRANSPORTATION:
Alamo Rent-A-Car for giving me the stylin' tank of a truck for the price of mid-size!!

EXTRAS:
Marty Schaub - Aloe
Jackhammer - stoke and good vibes
Cat - friendship and music in my ear
BT - sharing the room and car etc.
Keith - just everything
JBH - for the compliments
Jason - just showing everyone how to be a PRO on course and in life!
Stryker - for pushing me and being a "Pro" among Ams

EVENT SPONSORS:
Socal Skate Shop - got a sweet Powell Ray Rodriquez deck at the party..THANKS!
Seismic - Again and again and again.
Wahoo's - I think I ate about 15 Quesadillas Sunday night, and FREE BEER!
SK8Kings - I may not be Axe Army, but you guys make me feel like it anyway!
Texas Longboards - great to meet you guys!
AND all the rest - thanks for throwing down!

¡Buenas épocas mi amigo, gracias otra vez!

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Post by Miguel Marco » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:46 am

Wesley Tucker wrote:Coverage now up on the front page:

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/
Photo credit and knowing who wrote the article would be cool...

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Post by Rick Floyd » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:43 am

Wesley Tucker wrote:Coverage now up on the front page:

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/
I was 4th in B Hybrid behind Keith, Brad and John - not 2nd to Marty in Masters. :-)
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Post by Stephen Lavin » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:32 pm

Yeah Rick, stay out of the Masters for a little while. I will have my hands full as it is with CBark, Pirnack, and all the other now aging, slowing, old, pros (you know, the couch crew from COSS) - LOL. If only..., sigh...

After seeing John Gilmour at the 2007 (I think it was 2007) US Open in Longmont for the first time in like 25 years he said something very kind to me when I was struggling to find my long lost abilities (I really thought I used to have some skill) and trying to learn new moves, equipment, etc.:

"Steve", he said "...the only difference between you and me is you stopped skating and I never did". I say this is kind because he could have just said I sucked. Those were easy words for John and made me feel okay about beeing so far behind... Thanks John.

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Post by Rick Floyd » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:38 pm

Stephen Lavin wrote:Yeah Rick, stay out of the Masters for a little while. I will have my hands full as it is with CBark, Pirnack, and all the other now aging, slowing, old, pros (you know, the couch crew from COSS) - LOL. If only..., sigh...

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Feel free to join us back in the Open/Am class brother...I'm waiting until I'm 50 (or the docs tell me to slow down) to go Masters. ;-)

BTW - I know I said this in Tejas, but I'm really impressed by your work with Peter M., he LISTENS to advice and applies what is said right away. So cool to see it, and the run to run improvements. Nice job Peter! And thanks to Jack and Skateboarder's Journal for giving us a place where someone like Peter can make contact and be put in touch with racers in his area!
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:40 pm

Well, there's a lot more differences between you and JG but we won't go into them now on a well-moderated website where young children and the clergy have access.
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Post by Peter Metzger » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:16 pm

Rick Floyd wrote:And thanks to Jack and Skateboarder's Journal for giving us a place where someone like Peter can make contact and be put in touch with racers in his area!
+1 to that! If it weren't for Jack's site, Rick's helpfulness, and the kindness of area slalomers like Steve, I would never have been at the Sizzler. As it was, I had a fantastic time, learned a lot, and got to meet a bunch of you guys! I'm not sure how to describe how awesome it was to talk with everyone and get advice straight from the pros on how to improve. It kind of blows my mind that people who have been doing this for (decades?) were completely willing to come up to me and give me tips, encouragement and feedback on my last run. The advice was immeasurably valuable and I could feel myself getting faster on each trip through the cones.

So, to everyone who helped me, and to everyone who is now my friend on Facebook (if not yet, look me up! I'm in the Bethel IN network)... THANK YOU for everything. Keep an eye out for me at future races :)
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Post by Stephen Lavin » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Wesley Tucker wrote:Well, there's a lot more differences between you and JG but we won't go into them now on a well-moderated website where young children and the clergy have access.
You are brutal... Nice front page article by the way - thanks for spelling my name right. Like I said JG was being kind but he was also right. Any similarities ended on a hill in NYC many years ago. He still has a full head of hair...
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