European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]

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European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]

Post by Flavio Badenes » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:39 am

We have started the hard work. The plan is ready.

First good news is that brand new asphalt is being applied to the location where we were last year. This is working in progress. It should be ready soon.

For 2008 the City of Amsterdam will be much more involved.

Two day event.

GS, HS, TS
Pro and AM.
Men and Women
Dates to be confirmed

Here we go again.

Ed note: Title of topic updated 2008-06-23 following the move of the euros to Amsterdam /Jani

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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:11 pm

What are the dates?
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Post by Flavio Badenes » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:27 pm

The dates are

August the 16th and the 17th 2008.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... .php?f=182

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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:29 pm

Flavio Badenes wrote:The dates are

August the 16th and the 17th 2008.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... .php?f=182
Thanks!
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Post by Flavio Badenes » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:32 pm

Marcus Rietema wrote:
Flavio Badenes wrote:The dates are

August the 16th and the 17th 2008.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... .php?f=182
Thanks!
Don't mention it

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Post by Marcus Rietema » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:10 pm

Flavio Badenes wrote:
Marcus Rietema wrote:
Flavio Badenes wrote:The dates are

August the 16th and the 17th 2008.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... .php?f=182
Thanks!
Don't mention it
Totziens!
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Post by Dominik Kowalski » Wed May 14, 2008 11:15 pm


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Post by Flavio Badenes » Thu May 15, 2008 8:03 am

We are very proud of it and already working even harder at it.
More information soon.

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Post by Carsten Pingel » Thu May 15, 2008 10:07 am

Flavio! We will come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Thu May 15, 2008 6:22 pm

So far we have a brand new surface. A coin rolls all the way down the hill as smooth as a baby face......

This was specially laid down for the contest.


The city of Amsterdam paid!!!! to have a contest that was going to happen on the same weekend as ours CANCELLED.

The city wants to make the SLALOM event the third biggest annual event on that location together with an international racing cycling event and an international junior football event. Both football and cycling even have a attendance of 3000 people on the two days the last to watch races and player of the whole world.

The city wants to " adopt " our event.

Do you guys realize the potential?

I do hope to see you all here.

and more info will come soon...
I have something cooking.......... see you soon............

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Post by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric » Thu May 15, 2008 6:30 pm

"Euros" or not, we already planned to come !!!!
Podium or pavement... but PAVEL !

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Post by Steve Hinzen » Thu May 15, 2008 6:35 pm

Fred:
"Euros" or not, we already planned to come !!!!
damn right, Fred!

Great news so far, Flavio!
You can count on the GoG!

Steve.

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Thu May 15, 2008 6:37 pm

Carsten Pingel wrote:Flavio! We will come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great and....

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Thu May 15, 2008 6:38 pm

HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric wrote:"Euros" or not, we already planned to come !!!!
Great!!!

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Thu May 15, 2008 6:39 pm

Steve Hinzen wrote:Fred:
"Euros" or not, we already planned to come !!!!
damn right, Fred!

Great news so far, Flavio!
You can count on the GoG!

Steve.
Thanks Steve I certainly am!

I am off to skate now!!!!

See you guys!

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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu May 15, 2008 8:55 pm

just to repeat this here from a previous thread:
we fully support flavio and his contest!

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Post by Peter Klang » Thu May 15, 2008 10:10 pm

Will the drug tests be manetory, or can I stick to my diet coke?

YFPK

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Thu May 15, 2008 10:29 pm

Peter Klang wrote:Will the drug tests be manetory, or can I stick to my diet coke?

YFPK
Drug testing does NOT exist in Holland. :-)

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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu May 15, 2008 11:10 pm

in holland drug tests are MONETARY peter
you pay you smoke
that's how it works

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Post by Martin Drayton » Fri May 16, 2008 12:27 am

Flavio Badenes wrote:
Peter Klang wrote:Will the drug tests be mandatory, or can I stick to my diet coke?
Drug testing does NOT exist in Holland. :-)
In Amsterdam drug testing means doing a Tour of the 'Coffee Shops' then staggering home to make notes ;)
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Post by Chris Barker » Fri May 16, 2008 7:03 am

Martin Drayton wrote:In Amsterdam drug testing means doing a Tour of the 'Coffee Shops' then staggering home to make notes ;)
After the "coffee" tour comes the Bananan Bar, then you walk around in circles until you find "home"...

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Post by Cyril Schardijn » Fri May 16, 2008 5:16 pm

Peter Klang wrote:Will the drug tests be manetory, or can I stick to my diet coke?

YFPK
If you skip the weed you can stick to your diet on coke ;-)
I'd rather spend my time between

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Post by Ricardo Damborenea » Fri May 16, 2008 8:37 pm

Flavio,

I'll try to be there with some of the Spanish crew. After Paris, the (slalom) bug has definetely bitten us !

Um abraço
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Post by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric » Fri May 16, 2008 8:54 pm

Ricardo Damborenea wrote:Flavio,

I'll try to be there with some of the Spanish crew. After Paris, the (slalom) bug has definetely bitten us !

Um abraço
Was REALLY cool to meet Spanish racers ( who speak french too ! ).

Looking forward to race in Madrid.... some day ?!
Podium or pavement... but PAVEL !

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Fri May 16, 2008 9:03 pm

HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric wrote:
Ricardo Damborenea wrote:Flavio,

I'll try to be there with some of the Spanish crew. After Paris, the (slalom) bug has definetely bitten us !

Um abraço
Was REALLY cool to meet Spanish racers ( who speak french too ! ).

Looking forward to race in Madrid.... some day ?!
Ricardo speaks Portuguese as well Fred.

Welcome to the forum and to Amsterdam!!
I checked 40sk8, good website, beautiful beaches. Viva Espana, lindo lugar
Espero poder recebe-los aqui para o campeonato.

Grande abraço

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Fri May 16, 2008 9:36 pm

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In Amsterdam drug testing means doing a Tour of the 'Coffee Shops' then staggering home to make notes ;)
Martin.
When you get home you realize you forgot completely about what you were supposed to make a note of and then you have to go out and start it all over again :-)

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Post by Pablo Ballester » Sun May 18, 2008 10:39 pm

Flavio nice to meet you in Paris, we raced together in Sunday same lane.
Hope We´ll be in the Beautiful Amsterdam!

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Mon May 19, 2008 7:59 pm

Pablo Ballester wrote:Flavio nice to meet you in Paris, we raced together in Sunday same lane.
Hope We´ll be in the Beautiful Amsterdam!
Hola Pablo.

I do hope to see you here.
I have a video of our race check the link:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=lOHG7MladnU

Saludos!!

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Post by Pablo Ballester » Mon May 19, 2008 10:14 pm

Nice video Flavio
Thks!

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Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Mon May 19, 2008 11:52 pm

Ricardo Damborenea wrote:Flavio,

I'll try to be there with some of the Spanish crew. After Paris, the (slalom) bug has definetely bitten us !

Um abraço
hope to see you all there!!

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:13 pm

The website in on the air.

http://www.amsterdamslalom.com/

you can register on line but you pay when you are here.
Please note that the riders list is not automatcaly updated, so it will take some time after you register to see you name on the list.

This is only the beta version of the website. I will add a lot more this week. Please be patient because we are woking very hard at this contest.

PRO´s fee is € 100,00, AM´s € 50 and Girls: FREE

This will entitle you to meals (yes you read it right MEAL) during the two days of the competition. Also a small breakfast for the people how will be camping.
Camping on site , with showers and facilities. Please bring your own tent.

Event T-Shirt

MOST of the money will go into the PRO`s prize purse.
Goodie bags for the AM´s

and a lot more.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:32 pm

Flavio Badenes wrote:... and Girls entry fee: FREE
I hope we have hereby started a new trend. Let's make it free for the girls all the time.

/Jani

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Post by Donald Campbell » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:10 pm

one quick question:
why does the header of this topic say prime?
i heard its a main
could somebody change that?

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:35 pm

Jani Soderhall wrote:
Flavio Badenes wrote:... and Girls entry fee: FREE
I hope we have hereby started a new trend. Let's make it free for the girls all the time.

/Jani
Indeed Jani. You started it and I am glad to be able to do the same. This is the least we can do to get more girls involved in slalom skateboarding.

By the way, are you the one that can change the title on this topic from PRIME to MAIN ? I would really appreciate if you could do that. Thanks!!

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Post by Bart Brunninkhuis » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:46 pm

nice work flavio!

if i dress up like a girl, do i get a free entry too?

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Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:08 pm

i use to have tits before... just trade it away in paris...

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Post by Martin Drayton » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:17 pm

Donald Campbell wrote:one quick question:
why does the header of this topic say prime?
i heard its a main
could somebody change that?
Shouldn't it say European Champs too? Sounds like its going to be a great event! Good luck Flavio.

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:30 am

Martin Drayton wrote:
Donald Campbell wrote:one quick question:
why does the header of this topic say prime?
i heard its a main
could somebody change that?
Shouldn't it say European Champs too? Sounds like its going to be a great event! Good luck Flavio.

Martin
Thank you Martin, I hope to see you here.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:09 pm

Flavio Badenes wrote:Jani, Are you the one that can change the title on this topic from PRIME to MAIN ? I would really appreciate if you could do that. Thanks!!
Done.

/Jani

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Junior

Post by Gints Gailitis » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:47 pm

Hi, Flavio!

I hope you will include junior group in European championship 2008.

They are not so many and need only gratitude and diploma.

Junior group was last EM in Latvia 2006 and in France 2007.

No juniors - no future!

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Re: Junior

Post by Flavio Badenes » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:32 pm

Gints Gailitis wrote:Hi, Flavio!

I hope you will include junior group in European championship 2008.

They are not so many and need only gratitude and diploma.

Junior group was last EM in Latvia 2006 and in France 2007.

No juniors - no future!

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Agreed, juniors for free as well.

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:33 pm

Thanks again Jani!!

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Post by Robert Thiele » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:20 am

Hi Flavio,

are there some special rates for the competitors
in Hotel Mercure ?
(Last year in Hannover was Mercure a sponsor
and the cost of a doubleroom were about 35,00 EUR.)
What about the campsite - Is it in the same area ?
If you go to Riga we can speak there about it.


Kind regards

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:19 pm

Hi Robert,

I have two meetings this week with managers from two hotels in that area. More info soon.

The camping site is on the racing site. It is almost like sleeping on the course. :-)

It is a quite nice grass field. You can place your tent there. There are also all the facilities, like lockers, showers, WC and dressing rooms. All very nice. They are part of the sport complex and they are used for the events that happen in the sport complex.

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:06 pm

I am on holidays. I will be back on July the 23rd. Please bear with us if you have registered and you don't see you name on the website.

I amat work, but under the sun and on my surfboard :-)

See you soon!!!

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Post by Ricardo Damborenea » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:54 pm

Flavio,

Hope you are surfing a lot! Is it in Brazil? lucky you!

When you come back, pls post the agenda of the event so I can adjust planes & hotels. I'm coming from Mundaka (good surfing too!, he he), so logistics are a little tricky.

I'm also trying to abduct some other guys from Spain. Argument being we are on a historical winning streak we need to mantain (Eurocup, Wimbledon...)!

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Post by Flavio Badenes » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:23 pm

Ricardo Damborenea wrote:Flavio,

Hope you are surfing a lot! Is it in Brazil? lucky you!

When you come back, pls post the agenda of the event so I can adjust planes & hotels. I'm coming from Mundaka (good surfing too!, he he), so logistics are a little tricky.

I'm also trying to abduct some other guys from Spain. Argument being we are on a historical winning streak we need to mantain (Eurocup, Wimbledon...)!

Rgds.
Hola Ricardo!! and all the others!!!

Man I must congratulate Spain for the worderfull victory in the European Cup, great football and Nadal was also very good. So it is now up to you guys :-)

Ok:
The contest starts Saturday morning on 10 AM with the qualification for the TS AMs. Please go to our website on www.amsterdamslalom.com there click on info and you will find a link to a lot of really good and cheap hotels in Amsterdam.

Please keep in mind that the website has not been updated in the last week or so due to the vacation period, so you your name is not on the riders list do nt worry eventually it will be (sorry....).

The contest goes on through Saturday and Sunday, we plan to finish at around 5 PM on Sunday. So everybody can catch their flights back home on Sunday eve. The location is really near by the airport.

This is it for now.
Oh yeah before I go...I have surfed Mundaka in 1987, I was a much younger fellow then but I still remenber the lefts I surfed. :-)

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Post by Joyce Wheldrake » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:21 pm

Gentlemen of the ASS. I regret not being able to go to your contest this year. Maybe I was the first woman to go down your big windmill start ramp. The ramp made me almost flat bottom out but it gave me just the right speed to go into the course for a good run. Hope to come back another year.
Some of you guys are looking for hotels. The location is a bit away from the Red Lights. If one were to stay by Overtoom, Osdorp, Sloten, Slotervaart area you would be closer. The prices have increased since I started going there big time. The cheapest hotels on expedia are closest. Tulip Inn Amsterdam City West and Basion Centrum Zuid West.
If you have a car stay at Zandvoort En Zee at Pension Irma Louise B+B. There are lots of other B+Bs, way cheaper out this way than staying Centrum. ($50Euro a night single ++) Its only a 15 minute drive to the contest and it is nice out there by the beach. There doesn't appear to be any hotels by Haarlem that are affordable.
Hoping to go to Grenoble in September, maybe see some of you then.
Later Skaters!

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Post by Mika Hadestrand » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:07 pm

Joyce,send me the T-shirt you promised me in Hannover!
I love you!

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T-Shirt!

Post by Claude Regnier » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:08 pm

Joyce send me Mika's shirt and I'll bring it to him!

Mika, nice to see the boys kicking some big time butt out there.

Should be booking soon!
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