Boston Slalom Jam June 20th ?!

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Boston Slalom Jam June 20th ?!

Post by Karl Floitgraf » Wed May 13, 2009 11:49 pm

I'm trying to get the band back together! Anyone interested in a jam/race in june? Thinking about bringing the cabana ramp to the top of the soapbox hill.
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Post by Glenn Chapman » Thu May 14, 2009 4:17 pm

Sounds good to me. Post dates and times so I can try and keep the date open.

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Thu May 14, 2009 5:12 pm

Glad to hear you are down Glenn!
Saturday June 20th. North of Boston. Last year the location got blown before the race so we are keeping the exact location on the down low.



Issues we have:

-I am working on borrowing a timing system, but if anyone has any ideas about this please let me know.

The parking lot of this place is very Very small. We are going to need to set up a satellite lot and ferry people back to the hill in a van or something. So we need a mini van and a person willing to drive.

Plans are coming together and I think it will be great to see everyone!

Ocean Frog has signed up as the official party sponsor! After the race we will go to Jorre's place for BBQ/ Beer. He has a swimming pool that will also be open. Our very own Bryan "the weasel" Werner is turning 21 so it will be a party for him too.


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Post by Rick Floyd » Thu May 14, 2009 7:24 pm

Karl Floitgraf wrote:Last year the location got blown before the race so we are keeping the exact location on the down low.
Maybe edit the inital post - aren't many of "those" 'round there.

The Legal Weasel Slalom and BBQ Pool Jam

I'm in as long as I don't have to drive all you primates around in a frickin' van.

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Post by Rick Floyd » Thu May 14, 2009 10:09 pm

I'm s'posed to post some "chatter" here to get attention for this event, so here goes...

Pavel is Euro foam foolishness, SK8kings is Cali deadwood, Fullbag AND Kebbek are BOTH made of cheese, Fatboy uses donut filling, PPS stands for Past Prime Skaters, Subsonic is Northwest fog warped, Airflow is all air - the ISSA the FBI, and the CIA, and the BBC, and BB King...and Doris Day...all posers, Ocean Frog? What the F is that - ain't no frogs in the ocean man. Weasel's mom is hot. Dogs that crap in the line are lame. I'd like to change some rules so I get the advantage. You call that a start ramp? If your skateboard has a John Deere sticker on it - you MIGHT be a redneck. JISSA is a front for the People's Front of Judea, or was it the Judean People's Front? I forget. Needham High School AKA "Short Bus" High. Can you guys please stop saying "fastah". Massachusetts in general is just a breeding ground for dogs, frogs, bogs, fogs, hogs and logs. Chimpanzees on Xanax suck, don't bring one.

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Post by Bob Frias » Fri May 15, 2009 12:28 am

It's Official, Floyd is off his Rockah!

I'm in as long as I get to keep my NE accent. If I have to lose it I'll only switch it to Balmer/Dundalk MD speak.... You don't want that.......

I'm into the Super, Psycho, Secret hangout type spot thingy but let's make sure the assfault can grip the Bones 64X64 Cubics I plan on runnin. They grip like Buttah.....


OK, who's next?!



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Post by Rick Floyd » Fri May 15, 2009 4:26 am

Bob Frias wrote:I'm into the Super, Psycho, Secret hangout type spot thingy but let's make sure the assfault can grip the Bones 64X64 Cubics I plan on runnin. They grip like Buttah.....
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Post by Bob Frias » Sat May 16, 2009 1:08 am

Rick Floyd wrote:
Bob Frias wrote:I'm into the Super, Psycho, Secret hangout type spot thingy but let's make sure the assfault can grip the Bones 64X64 Cubics I plan on runnin. They grip like Buttah.....
Parkay

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The greatest sliding wheels ever invented, even if they were not meant for that purpose.


Nice to see I'm not the only one with a set. I'm not pulling em off the Beamer though.


This'll take off, just keep it alive and they will come.



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Post by Rick Floyd » Sat May 16, 2009 4:32 am

Bob Frias wrote:
Rick Floyd wrote:
Bob Frias wrote:I'm into the Super, Psycho, Secret hangout type spot thingy but let's make sure the assfault can grip the Bones 64X64 Cubics I plan on runnin. They grip like Buttah.....
Parkay

The greatest sliding wheels ever invented, even if they were not meant for that purpose.


Nice to see I'm not the only one with a set. I'm not pulling em off the Beamer though.


This'll take off, just keep it alive and they will come.



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You have a Beamer?? :-)
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Post by Bob Frias » Sat May 16, 2009 5:03 pm

Ah my friend. I have far too many old boards...

I have a well rounded collection of late 70's gear, heavy on Fibreflex and Sims.


I was buying this stuff before it went BOOM on eBay some years back. While most of the good stuff always got good prices, some of it slipped under the radar. I got some Buy It Now's that were WAAAAY underpriced and I basically stole them. I actually got the Powell Beamer at a gagrage sale here in Baltimore.


If I say how much I paid I'll make enemies across the globe.


There is still good stuff out there if you peruse the yard sale scene.


I have much of it in storage but here are some goodies.
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hehehehehehe
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Post by Rick Floyd » Sun May 17, 2009 7:23 pm

No Beamer pics - hmpf.

Karl, maybe I killed your thread with my negativity (real or imagined) and off-color commentary...I mean before Bob and I turned it into a vintage gear forum.

So, I take it all back - except for the part about Miss Werner...and Chimps on scrips.

Il n'y a rien comme un Fullbag sous vos pieds.

And I did actually see a frog in the ocean the other day. It was dead, but it WAS in the ocean.

There is a race in the Boston area June 20th. No 7-wheelers.

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Post by Adam Daniels » Mon May 18, 2009 1:47 am

Its game time baby! Could it be that the outlaw farm series is making a comeback???

With back to back weekends from the Jersey crew to the Bostonians it sure looks that way!

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:50 pm

Karl, I am out for the race on the 20th. I will be down in Greensboro NC taking Millie to the Nike Outdoor Nationals track meet. Good luck with your race, see you soon.

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Post by Rick Floyd » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:55 pm

Glenn Chapman wrote:Karl, I am out for the race on the 20th. I will be down in Greensboro NC taking Millie to the Nike Outdoor Nationals track meet. Good luck with your race, see you soon.
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Post by Jack Smith » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:52 pm

Glenn, what event does Millie compete in?

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:50 pm

She is a distance runner. She usually runs either the 1 or two mile. Down at the nationals she will be running the 5k. She hasn't run it very often on the track so who knows what will happen. If she can finish in the mid pack I think she will be happy (there will be some top level runners there).

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:24 pm

The Jam is on for sure! I will post up directions later this week. Party afterwards at OceanFrog's own Jorre's house with special celebrations for Bryan's 21st birthday!


Any questions shoot me an email or call 781 492 9312.



Glenn I am super stoked to hear Millie is competing! I can't believe that when I'm visiting boston from Greensboro NC you will be in Greensboro. Will the competition be in the Coliseum? I'll be back tuesday the 23rd if you are still in town. Call me if you get lost or need a restaurant suggestion. Tell Millie good luck!
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Post by Rick Floyd » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:35 am

Karl - what time should I plan on arrivng?

Can you send directions to Jorre's house so I can print and bring with?

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:49 am

plan on early start, 8:30-9 set up practice by 10 hopefully. Parking is going to be tough, car pooling is highly recommended.

I am thinking maybe we should have some meet up points around 8:30 for folks coming from the north/ west. I need a rough head count.


Terry do you have the timer?





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Post by Curt DeBartalo » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:18 pm

Ill be there early

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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:19 am

I think you can expect a handful of Antrimites. 4 or 5?

Some will want a "b" course, we have cones.

We all come singly, and we all drive Hummers, but don't worry, we can park these babies ANYWHERE!
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:06 am

Weather looks iffy. Might be a no- go. Keep your eye on it, if sunday clears up maybe we could ride.


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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:09 am

Everyone still feeling good on the weather "window"? Is there a meeting place and time N/W of Boston?

I'm not sure how many are committed, it might only be 2 or 3 Hummers.
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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:16 am

Hey Karl, you were posting while I was posting. Mine should have been first!

Mish Michaels just said dry AM, rainy PM, rainy Sunday. I don't know - I doubt she would lie to me after all we've been through...

Maybe a wake up and see approach, I'll check in here again to see what you and your crew decide / suggest.
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Post by Dan Parrish » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:09 am

It wouldn't rain the morning of skate race! ;)

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Post by Rick Floyd » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:23 pm

Saturday looks like the better weather day for sure. Cloudy, but only a 10-20% chance of rain right through 3pm...and they keep pushing the rain forecast back later in the day.

I'm driving 3.5 hours and I'm definitely coming down as the forecast stands right now. I can't afford to wait 'til Saturday to make the call - I need to leave too early.

Sunday looks like a washout.

Anyway, you guys can't fool me. I don't believe for a second that y'all would celebrate Brian's 21st Saturday night and then show up for a race the next day. ~:-0

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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:50 pm

So where are we all meeting or going?
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Post by Rick Floyd » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:05 pm

Dave Kirkpatrick wrote:So where are we all meeting or going?
I'd call Karl Dave...quicker.
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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:43 am

Hey guys


Weather report looks actually like we might be able to do it.


So I say we try for it as of 6:45 pm Friday night. I will log on later and confirm around 10 to see where we are at.


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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:08 am

OKAY GUYS!


Weather report right now looks like it will stay cloudy but be not raining until Saturday Afternoon.

Here's the plan:

I want to be on the hill by 8:30am and set up by 9 running GS. Race all morning and set dual.


Terry will bring the timer and cones, everyone else must bring pure stoke.


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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:57 pm

Looking good....

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Post by Rick Floyd » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:39 pm

Two weekends in a row for NE slalom skaters where the weather looked sketchy, but the racing went off. Sweet. HUGE props to Terry Whalen for making a fairly long drive and bringing Glenn C.'s timer - even though he is injured and couldn't race - JUST so six of us could get timed runs. He also brought cones, and hung around to run the timing for us. And thanks to Glenn for leaving his wireless timing system with Terry to even make this possible.

Happy 21st Birthday again to Brian Werner - lookin' fast Weez!!

Karl, CMC, Brian and I all raced close in a single lane GS and then a really challenging and fun dual Hybrid set by Brian. Gleb and Matt battled closely too and both are improving every time I see them. We were joined by some area longboarders who took some runs on the Fells soapbox track in between course sets.

Gleb shot some video and hopefully will post one where there was an interesting and slightly scary ending...thatz all I'm gonna say. ;-)

Glad I made the drive to jam with some of my NE sk8 bros!

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