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Dan Parrish
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Super-G, Hybrid & Hamburger - Now on 6/14

Post by Dan Parrish » Fri May 29, 2009 4:48 am

I have a new timer (that works!)

Come, gather and skateboard in my driveway.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 5&t=h&z=16

The Event: June 7th, Noon
My Place

http://gallery.me.com/parrish#100120
A short hybrid course.
A a longer FASTER Super-G / Longboard run.
A Barbeque.
A Blast!


Bring what you like or mooch. RSVP appreciated so I know what to buy.
Yes it's an outlaw, but the neighbors are cool. (...and I'd like it to stay that way.)
Helmets mandatory. The rest of your pads that you can get your hands on - only for those who are sane!
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Post by Glenn Chapman » Fri May 29, 2009 2:33 pm

Dan's hill has some pitch to it, be ready for some high speed fun. Count me in, see you there.

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Post by Miguel Marco » Fri May 29, 2009 2:57 pm

I wish I could go. Sadly, I have to work that weekend. I would have gladly made the trip to hang and skate with you guys.

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Post by Rick Floyd » Fri May 29, 2009 10:59 pm

Same here - any chance to move it to the 14th?
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Dan's outlaw

Post by Eric Brammer » Sat May 30, 2009 2:59 am

If it's still on the 7th, I'll see if I can be there, possibly with the Twins? Dunno, have to run that by my wife or get a sitter.

If it's the week after, I'm there for sure.

Of course, we'll have watch the weather... :-0
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Post by Dan Parrish » Sat May 30, 2009 4:58 am

Sorry, the 14th is reserved for my daughter's birthday party.
The 6th is an available reschedule, if that's the consensus....



This past weekend I had a barbeque with my neighbor and the topic of skateboard racing came up. Well, my neighbor is an engineer who flew on the Space Shuttle (and appeared on "Survivor") and is an Ivy League professor who works on artificial intelligence and builds robots. He got interested in the project, and after two post-midnight days in his labratory, and with programing help from his doctoral candidate children, I HAVE A TIMER! (...and an inferiority complex)
This baby was built from scratch, with my 12yr old doing all the soldering for the wiring, chips and switches. It's made for single lane (I only have 2 tape switches) but we're already talking about making one for duel....

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Post by Dan Parrish » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:18 am

No one wants to play Skateboard with me?

OK, I've got my priorities straight... We'll change it to the next week.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14th, Noon.
Let your freak flag fly.

Glen hope you can still make it.
Karl, sorry if this squeezes your gig the next weekend.

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:53 pm

I should still be able to make it on the 14th. See you then.

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Post by Rick Floyd » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:52 pm

I'm in...is this for JISSA points?
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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:00 am

I wish you the best of luck Dan!


I had the pleasure of racing Adam Schwippert on that hill last year, very fun!!!


Unfortunately I will be flying home on the 16th, so I won't make it.


Dan can we use that timer the weekend after at the fells?
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Post by T Whalen » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:47 am

I hope to be able to make both the 14th and 20th events.

Dan I'll let you know by this weekend if I can make the 14th.

Karl count me in for your race also for now (but I still need to work out something with my wife because that day is our anniversary) - If you start on the early side that would work better for me.

Thanks for pulling these events together guys!

Terry

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Post by Dan Parrish » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:23 am

Rick, it's D.PISSA points for you.

Karl, you're welcome to use the timer, but I'm working the day of your race and will not make it. (Too many people work in this country!) You will need a currier. We'll see what Terry "works out". Maybe he'll keep it in his bachelor pad between the races. ;o)
Good luck Terry!

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Post by Rick Floyd » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:37 pm

Dan Parrish wrote:Rick, it's D.PISSA points for you.
Doctor Parrish International Slalom Skateboarding Association points...woo hoo! Do I get a lollipop if I don't cry?
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Schedule Approved!

Post by T Whalen » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:52 pm

Dan,

I'm in for the 14th.

Karl,

Same for the 20th!

Talk to you soon,
Terry

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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:38 pm

I expect 4 or 5 to come from this neck of the woods - see you there!
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

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Post by George Burgess » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:18 pm

Dan,

Rich F. had mentioned that you were having another SB cookout. I'm planning on coming.

I attended a few years ago. My first time on a slalom board was at your house.

Still pretty new at it, but will try to make it nonetheless.

George

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Post by Dan Parrish » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:35 am

. Happy to hear we've got a race.
Terry, glad the Mrs understands.
Dave, Welcome. Let me know when your race is happening.
George, Welcome back!

I'll have some food and drink. Donations are welcome.

KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED WITH THE WEATHER.

Rain Cancels. It's too fast a hill to worry about traction.

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Post by T Whalen » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:34 am

Dan,

Is the plan still to start at noon?

I'm off to the basement right now to set a super GS Board.

Any special donation requests/needs - let me know?

See you on Sunday!

Terry

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Post by Dan Parrish » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:10 pm

Race at noon, or when a quorum is reached.

As for donations, my oldest's 529 college fund could use some help!
Other than that, bring yourself and maybe some food you like.
We will have a few local newbees coming. Possibly a lot, so I don't know what the needs will be.

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Post by Dan Parrish » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:14 pm

Oh --
If anyone wants to bring an ipod, I will consider letting you DJ.
Otherwise, it's music from an old guy who only listens to stuff from his high school and college days

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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:06 am

Dan Parrish wrote:Oh --
...Otherwise, it's music from an old guy who only listens to stuff from his high school and college days
Actually, that sounds like a perk!
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

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Post by Rick Floyd » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:32 am

Dave Kirkpatrick wrote:
Dan Parrish wrote:Oh --
...Otherwise, it's music from an old guy who only listens to stuff from his high school and college days
Actually, that sounds like a perk!
I second that.

Get some saltines. If it rains we can do the 60-second 6-saltine challenge. Eat 6 saltines in 60 seconds, then whistle, no drinking allowed.

Pissa.

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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:25 pm

How's the weather looking this morning?
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Post by Dan Parrish » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:17 pm

Guys, it's still wet here.
Not raining, but not sunny.

Not sure if it will dry enough, so not sure what to say about coming- Your decision.
Here's the best estimates:
http://www.weather.com/outlook/driving/ ... mypage_nav
I can always just fire up the barbeque...

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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:33 am

Hey!

That was some serious fun, well worth the drive and risk of bad weather (the only slippage we were concerned about was from the kids with water guns, and someone who spilled a coffee at the finish line!). I think ALL of my crew made a benchmark today. I sure did (got a GS time- clean! didn't die...)

I like the idea of reviving a New England outlaw race series, let's talk more about that.

THANKS Dan!
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Post by Rick Floyd » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:24 pm

Dave Kirkpatrick wrote:Hey!

That was some serious fun, well worth the drive and risk of bad weather (the only slippage we were concerned about was from the kids with water guns, and someone who spilled a coffee at the finish line!). I think ALL of my crew made a benchmark today. I sure did (got a GS time- clean! didn't die...)

I like the idea of reviving a New England outlaw race series, let's talk more about that.

THANKS Dan!
Right on Dave, seems like we've got some ramps and timers floating around now. Need a dual lane system eventually.

Again, really impressed with the Antrim Slalom Outlaws! :-)

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:39 pm

What a great day, my thanks go out to Dr. Dan for steping up and making it happen. Terry W gets my vote for crash of the day award with Delaney in second. The HS was ruled by Adam S. Followed by Rick F (I should have never got him started, he is now kicking my a$$ every race). Dan's hill is fast from the top and made the GS exciting and Rick took the top honors. The Antrim crew is getting better keep it up! Delaney finished first in the womens with Abbie 2nd and Lindsey 3rd. The change in riding ability in just a few weeks is amazing, keep it up and you all will do well in the big race at Antrim. Richard was skating solid, it was good to see him mixing it up in the cones. Dave and Ryan are great competitors and have been pushing each other the last few races. Both are impriving and you will see them running in the main event at the Antrim race. Thanks again to everyone that helped out.

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Post by Rick Floyd » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:59 pm

How cool will it be to have a bunch of Antrim locals in the main events in September! VERY!
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Post by Rick Floyd » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:01 pm

Glenn Chapman wrote:Followed by Rick F (I should have never got him started, he is now kicking my a$$ every race).
Glenn - I know that is tongue in cheek, but thank you again for sending me that board in 2007. I am having the time of my life and have met so many cool people it just blows me away. :-)

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Post by Ron Barbagallo » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:44 pm

I tried, but couldn't make it happen. Too many gigs this weekend!

Sounds like it was fun, sorry I wasn't there :(
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Post by Dan Parrish » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:21 am

Thanks to everyone for coming. The morning looked like a washout, then each carload brought more sunshine. The day went really well and I think everyone had fun.

The Antrim crew was great to watch. I saw Delaney and Lindsey visibly improve their technique by the end of the day and still cannot believe that Abbie has only been skating for a year now. Sorry Ryan & Rich, didn't pay as much attention to you. ;o) Dave ran with the big boys and made a great showing. I expect that that they will all be able to do their home-town race this year.
Antrim really did skateboarding right. Next they need to get the high school gym teachers onboard. Could you imagine Gym classes running cones instead of laps?

Thanks to Victoria, Delaney's Mom, for manning the barbeque, and my neighbors for putting up with the race, and especially my next-door neighbors the Barry's (who stayed to spectate & eat) who helped build the tiimer. It worked flawlessly!

Terry and daughter Hadleigh both left with scrapes and Delaney walked away without a scratch from a backwards-invert-spread-eagle head conk to skate again. I pulled a 4 wheel sketchy drift at full speed around the bend that I will remember a while, but no real carnage. That was a relief. With that hill, and the morning's weather I was worried.

A good day.
Let's do it again sometime!

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Post by Dan Parrish » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:41 am

Oh, the RESULTS:

--- HYBRID ---
Adam S 14.881
Rick F 16.070
Glen C 16.372
Terry W 18.710
Dan P 19.782
Dave K 22.081
Ryan 22.683


--- "Antrim Hybrid" ---
Delaney 11.62
Abbie 12.60
Lindsey 15.21

Ryan 9.60
Rich 13.06


--- SUPER G ---
Rick 21.696
Glen 23.278
Dan 23.872
Dave 30.013




If anyone has pix or video they can post/share, I'd appreciate it.
I was a bit busy all day and forgot to pullout a camera!

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Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:12 am

Real fun, thanks again for having us!

This vid is real quick and dirty, there were only a couple of hours available in the edit suite this week so I hopped on them. Mostly practice runs and there's more of the b course, but I stopped shooting and skated after a while, the best will be left to memory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpRmYelZYDA

For the history books, my last run I got 27.something but took out 3 cones.

Still dead last, but CLASSY dead last!
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Thanks!

Post by T Whalen » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:19 am

Dan thanks for pulling the event together!

Even though I crashed - I still had a good time. Hadley had a blast, she thought the tree house alone was worth the trip.

Thanks again for the hospitality (and bandages).

Terry

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