Detroit Slalom Sessions

Slalom Skateboarding in the Midwest U.S.A.

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Detroit Slalom Sessions

Post by Christopher Bara » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:17 pm

Since it's too hard to keep everybody's Emails straight, we'll start posting times and loc's here on SS.com.

One big rule though.....since our "regular" spot is still one of the best kept secrets in town, we have to keep it that way.....which means, if you dont know where it is, then dont write and ask...If we want you to know, we'll tell you....It's invite only and i'm pretty much a dick about that...

If you know where it is, keep it to yourself ....... run it past the crew before anybody new comes to the hill.........it's just too good.......and if word gets out, we're screwed....

if you let it leak, we'll Pistol whip ya........

I'm serious..

That being said....anybody who missed out today, missed a great skate day....

Welcome to the crew John Powers (i've got to get me a cool name too).....glad to see ya had a good time.....let us know when that Axe comes in.....you're going to be stoked....and you did great for your first day, especially on that hill.

later

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Post by Isaac Adler » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:51 am

It's sticky post! :)

You guys went today :( So I'm guessing your shoulder is all better. Count me in next week assuming it's not raining or snowing.

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Post by Christopher Bara » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:42 pm

Sundays forecast.....56 and sunny.....we'll be at the "O"....2:00 sound good?

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Post by Isaac Adler » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:14 pm

Which one, the one we introduced, or the original?

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Post by Christopher Bara » Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:03 pm

original one..........are ya comin?

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Post by Laura Bissell » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:23 pm

I loved Detroit! The weather in Michigan was amazing over the holidays- I couldn't believe how nice it was! If I hadn't been leaving on Sunday it would have been cool to session with ya'll!
i wanna go fast

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Post by Christopher Bara » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:48 pm

You were here over the weekend?........where did you stay?.........

hmmmmmmmm.............

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Post by Laura Bissell » Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:22 pm

I flew into Detroit, stayed in Holland and in Cleveland, Ohio, flew back out through Detroit. I wasn't there long. Detroit is HUGE!!! Wow, so many lights!!!
i wanna go fast

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Post by Christopher Bara » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:14 pm

are you sure those were lights Laura?...................or fires?

Hey....Sunday........looking kinda chilly.....a high around 30.........anybody feel like hitting the hill if it's not snowing?

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Post by Christopher Bara » Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:19 pm

43 degrees and no wind today.........We're hitting "O" at about noon...saturday.......bring your GS board if your up for it

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Post by John Powers » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:18 am

25 degrees.. We killed it tho? Fadell set up a nice and fast GS track. We rode for a couple of hours. Had a blast. Looking forward to Tuesday, Jan 1!

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Post by Christopher Bara » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:14 am

yeah greg said it was perfect out there...almost still wind and perfect weather...sorry i missed it...and by the looks outside my window man, i'm not sure when our next chance is going to be!....we got over a foot of snow by my house

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Post by John Powers » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:48 pm

Great time last sunday! Feels great to make some turns after a long, cold winter!
My beer drenched brain is not allowing me to reacall the name of the guy that skated with us sunday (the snowboarder thats gettin an Axe foamie). What was his name?
Bara and Fadell- Good luck this weekend!!!
Represent "The D" with that gangsta pride!
-John

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Send me an e-mail.

Post by Brian Shaw » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:02 am

The AXE II looks good, Still waiting for my wheels to show up.

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Post by Brian Shaw » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:27 pm

Are we riding this Sunday? Wondering if Bara was going to make it out whith hin injuries...

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Post by Christopher Bara » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:01 pm

Nope, i wont be there, but it looks like it's going to be nice out....i know if i show i'll have the urge to skate...and i cant do that for a while....have fun

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Post by Anthony Yacobelli » Mon May 05, 2008 4:28 pm

whats up? anyone riding soon?
Anthony

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Post by Peter Croce » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:45 am

Time to wake the dead a little bit here; hope I'm not upsetting anyone.

I'm from Grosse Pointe originally, but I've been over in East Lansing for college. I've hooked up with a couple guys and we're really getting into slalom. We've all got boards and setups and we've been practicing in the EL area. One of my buddies actually linked me this thread, and the stoke if flowing!

Of course it's been bitterly cold, other than the last 2 days, but are you guys still getting together? The 2, 3 max, would be more than willing to venture down if you guys want to show us the ropes a bit.

I look forward to hearing from you guys soon.

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Post by Tod Oles » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:10 am

Peter,

I hope you can link up with Bara or Fadell.... Talk about "stoke"!!!

Glad you're diggin slalom....Chixill and have fun!!

T.O.
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Post by Peter Croce » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:18 pm

Tod,

That's the plan. My buddies and I are 18-21 years old, so hopefully we can spread cone-dodging to our generation!

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Post by Greg Fadell » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:07 pm

Hey Peter, PM me and I'll give you my email address....

As soon as the weather warms up, maybe me and Bara can hook up with you guys.

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Post by Robert Sydia » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:12 pm

Greg & Chris:

If you are holding a session - please give me some advanced notice and I will drive my Canadian ass down, especially if the two of you want to provide me with some coaching!!!

All the best,

Rob

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Post by Peter Croce » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:49 am

What's going on with the scene? I've talked to Greg a month ago but I'm wondering if you guys are meeting? We've got a decent slalom scene over here in Lansing and we found a buttery hill so if you guys wanna come here I'm sure we could swing that, or we could come to you.

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Post by Christopher Bara » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:18 pm

hey Pete....i havent checked this site since.....forever......but saw your post....

I'm taking a break from skating to do some other things....Fadell is overseas right now...

I'm not sure what we're going to do when he gets back but maybe we'll fire things up again...

We've got a really good spot. But the road its on is only closed on Sundays....

Got a pic of your hill?

Lansings not too far...and Mason is between us and you, always good for a stop out....

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Post by Peter Croce » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:19 am

Christopher Bara wrote:hey Pete....i havent checked this site since.....forever......but saw your post....

I'm taking a break from skating to do some other things....Fadell is overseas right now...

I'm not sure what we're going to do when he gets back but maybe we'll fire things up again...

We've got a really good spot. But the road its on is only closed on Sundays....

Got a pic of your hill?

Lansings not too far...and Mason is between us and you, always good for a stop out....
Mason is real close, we should run park slalom at the Mason Skate Park. What do you think? I think it would be fun beyond reason. Here's some shots of our hills.

Lansing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JULpAEjW2BA
Clarkston: http://vimeo.com/6523119

Anyways, I'm really interested in getting a sanctioned race going in Grosse Pointe this spring. They just repaved a beautiful slalom hill in GP and I think we could get it closed down because I know some of the people on the street and the other side is a field. Ogre on the Fish told me to get in touch with you, so I'm gonna email you if I can find your addy. Talk to you soon hopefully! I'll check ISSA more often.

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