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Worlds in Hood River, OR

Post by Gary Fluitt » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:36 pm

Just a quick message to let you all know that the Worlds location has been settled. It will be in Hood River, Oregon, on July 17-19. This is the location of the Gorge Games last year. Will include a long Single lane GS, Dual Hybrid (special), and Dual Tight. From the venue description....

Super Giant Slalom: Friday's event will be fast and technical. The fastest times of the day
will be from those racers who posses a delicate balance of guts, brute force, endurance and
the agility of a ballet dancer. We plan on leveraging off of last years course which had 95
cones and was a half-mile long! Winning times will be those who can complete the course in
just under a minute and a half. The course itself is on the resurfaced Historic Columbia
Gorge Highway – which is now a road-wide bike path. The course snakes down along the
scenic Columbia Gorge. Speeds approach 30 MPH and the course consists of wide-open
turns (with tucking), mixed with pumping sections. Legs will feel the burn after these runs!
The runout is long, flat, and open.

Dual Tight Slalom, Downtown Hood River: Tight Slalom Skateboard racing returns to
Hood River. Saturday's race will be a dual Tight Slalom course with 50 to 60 cones spaced
from 5-1/2 to 8 feet. The course will have several different sections consisting of straight
cones, offsets and step-overs. Dexterity required! The road surface is not perfect, but
rates about a 7 out of 10. Winning times range around 20 seconds, so this is 3 cones per
second racing…. The runout is long, uphill and wide. No foot-braking is required. The
course is right downtown in front of the Full-Sail brewery.

Dual Hybrid Slalom, Downtown in Hood River: Dual Hybrid slalom on a road TBD,
length TBD, cones spacing TBD. At a minimum, this will be on the same road as the tight
course, right in front of the Full-Sail brewery.

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:02 pm

YYYYIIIIPIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!
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Post by Marty Schaub » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:47 am

When it's cold and raining I find myself taking that GS run in my head. I absolutely love that hill. We already have a house booked for the week with a full view of the city & mountains off the back deck.

YEAH!!!!!!
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Fun Times Great Skateboarding

Post by Joyce Wheldrake » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:19 am

I dont understand why there are not more people signed up for the Worlds in Hood River, as of this date. I am really looking forward to going back to Hood River. Every day I wake up and wonder why I am not living there, so beautiful. Surely a sportsman's dream of a place. An excellent place for the worlds, and why are you Euros and Swedes not signing up and traveling? You will not regret your trip. This is a good one!

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Re: Fun Times Great Skateboarding

Post by Martin Drayton » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:34 am

Joyce Wheldrake wrote:I dont understand why there are not more people signed up for the Worlds in Hood River, as of this date. I am really looking forward to going back to Hood River. Every day I wake up and wonder why I am not living there, so beautiful. Surely a sportsman's dream of a place. An excellent place for the worlds, and why are you Euros and Swedes not signing up and traveling? You will not regret your trip. This is a good one!
Joyce, I don't know if you noticed but the Pound Sterling and the Euro are down the pan at the moment... Flights are more than they have ever been right now from Europe. If I hadn't already moved to the US, I couldn't afford it.
Anyway, I'll see you in Hood for a beer :)

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:57 am

Sadly but true.

So you guys out there with a spare Boeing......
please come over and collect some riders.
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Post by Rick Floyd » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:49 pm

Come on you Vikings - man those oars and ROW over!!

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Post by Cat Young » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:19 am

Robo... you & Wolfy & all the others will be greatly missed.
If I win the lottery between now & July, I will overnight plane tickets to everyone! ;)
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Post by Rick Floyd » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:32 am

Maybe we should have it at a neutral spot halfway between Europe and the US...Iceland Worlds 2010?
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:48 am

I´m sure we can find a perfect lava-spot over there.
The weather in Iceland is maybe a hazard, but it is not a bad idea...seriously.
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:52 am

Cat Young wrote:Robo... you & Wolfy & all the others will be greatly missed.
If I win the lottery between now & July, I will overnight plane tickets to everyone! ;)
I´m also buying lottery-tickets and I really want to go.
Will there be any Americanos at the Euro in Policka?
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Post by Sebastien Leger » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:48 pm

Rick Floyd wrote:Maybe we should have it at a neutral spot halfway between Europe and the US...Iceland Worlds 2010?
Hey Rick,

When do you flight in to Portland? I'm trying to hook-up with some of you to drive from the Airport to Hood.

Let me know or if any of you arriving the 16 around 9pm so we can split a car rental in between use. Right now if everything goes, Me, Emilie and Mr. Ricard will be in portland on the 16th in the evening.

cheers!

Seb

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Post by Rick Floyd » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:03 pm

Seb - I fly into Portland on the 14th - straight from Colorado, not coming back to VT in between.

Staying in town in HR with friends.

I have extra Fullbag stickers if you need them though.

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Post by Martin Drayton » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:45 pm

4 days before the World Champs I am on crutches wearing a black velcro boot. Due to a colleague's lack of ability I got injured working on the zip line.
Am I pissed off? Doesn't even cover it.
Am I still going....YES!

See ya there...

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Results?

Post by Ramón Königshausen » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:18 am

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Post by Gints Gailitis » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:29 pm

Congrats to Ella and Robert and all winners !!!

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Re: Results?

Post by Jani Soderhall » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:45 am

Ramón Königshausen wrote:Results?
As posted on The Skateboarders Journal:

Hybrid Slalom Results from the 2009 Seismic World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding.

Mens Pro Final
1. George Pappas
2. Adam Schwipert
3. Joe Mclaren
4. Martin Reaves

Masters
1. David Pirnack
2. Keith Hollien
3. Martin Drayton
4. Tay Hunt

Mens Am
1. Justin Collins
2. Seb Leger
3. Robert Thiele
4. Jordan Huotari

Women
1. Lynn Kramer
2. Ella Roggero
3. Cat Young
4. Judi Oyama

Juniors
1. Gabriel Duquet
2. Kelian Duplain
3. Ian Roe
4. Daniel Duquet


Giant Slalom Results from the 2009 Seismic World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding.

Mens Pro Final
1. Martin Reaves
2. George Pappas
3. Chris Barker
4. Louis Ricard

Masters
1. Keith Hollein
2. Tay Hunt
3. John Ravitch
4. Marty Schaub

Mens Am
1. Kevin Delaney
2. Jordan Huotari
3. Mike Duquette
4. Seb Leger

Women
1. Lynn Kramer
2. Ella Roggero
3. Cat Young
4. Trish Ericksson

Juniors
1. Keith Henderson
2. Gabriel Duquet
3. Ricky Garland
4. Kelian Duplain

Tight Slalom Results from the 2009 Seismic World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding.

Mens Pro Final
1. George Pappas
2. Joe Mclaren
3. Adam Schwippert
4. Martin Reaves

Masters
1. Dave Pirnack
2. John Ravitch
3. Marty Schaub
4. Tay Hunt

Mens Am
1. Justin Collins
2. Robert Thiele
3. Mike Duquette
4. Kevin Delaney

Women
1. Lynn Kramer
2. Judi Oyama
3. Ella Roggero
4. Cat Young

Juniors
1. Kyle Mclaren
2. Kelian Duplain
3. Ian Roe
4. Keith Henderson

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Post by Donald Campbell » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:11 pm

thank you to the person responsible in putting up the results so fast,guess it was gareth.i was up all 3 days to check and see what happened.
going to the racers:
george pappas
#1 overall world champion,wow...what a rush.all your hard work paid off,first you get the nationals title and now this...awesome.i'm glad that i was able to be part of the success,glad to have you with me,glad to say we are friends,glad to do your killer board!

you make us all proud as PAVEL takes the ultimate podiums again this year,same as dom did last year.


cat-you are getting better and better,it takes time and it will happen for sure
ella-dangomatic,stokomatic
cbark-chris says that you skated way better than your results show,i believe in what he said,we are full of respect.
paul-classy all the way,what else can i say
big dave-otc racing rules you would say i guess,awesome job man,awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


again i want to say thank you to each and everyone who was at hood and represented,money can't buy what you just did.
i am very very proud to have such a cool team anyway.topping the coolness with awesome racing and representing is like the icing on a superdelicious cake.

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NY Times article

Post by Jani Soderhall » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:16 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/sport ... .html?_r=1

Good work getting this article into the mainstream media!

Here's another one:

http://www.hoodrivernews.com/

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Post by Dominik Kowalski » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:34 pm

George!!!! You are my hero!!!!! I knew you´ll make it! I should have made a bet. I told to Marteen, Reaves is gonna make the gs....and george the hs and ts....and you did it!!!!
I am sooo glad for you!!! You are the hardest working man out there...


one more thing to rub it all on our chest.....


-----------PAVEL---------------

since 3 years holding the overall wolrdchampion title!!!

Henke!
DOmi
and now jetlag George;)


WooooooooooooooooWWWWWWWWWW

I see you in brixx...bitch!

and all my respect to my other fellows and fellas out there....love you!!!
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keep on rollin'...

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