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Slalom contests in Latvia 2009

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:20 pm

Hi

In this topic I will try to put all the important information about contests in Latvia – dates, results, pictures etc. This year we will have only PRIME & BASIC races and I will put the dates asap (some of them you can find already in ''Contest calendar'' section)!


The new season in Latvia will start this weekend with O.S.S.G. Outlaw race in Grobina:

O.S.S.G. Outlaw Race
Format: Tight,Special & Hybrid
Date: 18 April 2009
Location: Grobina, LV
Sanction: BASIC
Contact: Gustavs Gailitis, gustavsgailitis@inbox.lv
Website: http://www.skateboardinfo.lv

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I hope that this will be a great season for all of us!

See you later, skaters :)
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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:08 pm

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It was a great race despite the cold weather (only +3 degrees and very strong front wind)! As you can see in the results, a few slalomers didn't come (some due to injuries, some due to bad weather, some just haven't woken up yet after their winter sleep )!
We had a lot of fun, unfortunately, we hadn't enough time for hybrid
After the race we had a nice afterparty and all the racers promised to compete also in the next slalom competitions this year!

Some photos from the race:
http://www.skateboardinfo.lv/?mod=22&galery_id=20

Results for special ((J)-junior):

1. Gustavs Gailītis 14:50
2. Ainārs Jermačenko 14:85
3. Edžus Konošonoks 15:60
4. Mārtiņš Vidzenieks 15:87
5. Didzis Jasukaitis 16:04
6. Gints Gailītis 16:57
7. Andis Pelcmanis 17:41
8. Marks Kiseļovs 17:51
9. Egons Papirtis 18:63
10. Guntars Gailītis 19:18
11. Juris Grundulis (Jun) 19:19
12. Aivars Kārkliņš 19:40
13. Edgars Skuķis 19:85
14. Gints Ruperts 20:03
15. Agris Klestrovs 20:13
16. Edijs Jermačenko (Jun) 21:22
17. Arguts Skudrēns 21:83
18. Oskars Mednis (Jun) 25:26
19. Jānis Sirmais DQ
20. Aksels Ruperts (Jun) DQ
21. Eduards Vitmanis DQ

Results for tight:

1. Gustavs Gailītis 12:23
2. Ainārs Jermačenko 12:81
3. Mārtiņš Vidzenieks 13:22
4. Didzis Jasukaitis 13:50
5. Edžus Konošonoks 13:66
6. Marks Kiseļovs 13:72
7. Gints Gailītis 13:75
8. Agris Klestrovs 14:15
9. Aivars Kārkliņš 14:45
10. Jānis Sirmais 15:02
11. Guntars Gailītis 15:03
12. Andis Pelcmanis 15:31
13. Juris Grundulis (Jun) 15:57
14. Gints Ruperts 15:84
15. Egons Papirtis 16:03
16. Edijs Jermačenko (Jun) 16:55
17. Arguts Skudrēns 16:90
18. Edgars Skuķis 17:51
19. Oskars Mednis (Jun) 19:14
20. Aksels Ruperts (Jun) 19:81
21. Eduards Vitmanis 27:39

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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:55 pm

Looks like to got a big margin there. Still not considering turning pro?

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:57 pm

PLEASE TURN PRO!!!!! PLEASE!!!
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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:45 pm

I'm still an AM and I'm proud of it !!!

And it is always possible to turn PRO during the season...;)
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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:55 pm

During the season meaning after the Tunnel Slalom? ;)

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Post by Michel Dupont » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:51 am

Janis didn't race. Does anybody have some news about how his knee operation wen't after last season?
Congratulations and see you in Zurich Gustavs.

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:21 pm

Michel Dupont wrote:Janis didn't race. Does anybody have some news about how his knee operation wen't after last season?
Congratulations and see you in Zurich Gustavs.
Janis now is recovering from the operation but it takes time and if I understood correctly, he will be able to restart skating step by step only in May!
One of the ''young and strong'' Latvian amateurs Martins Liepins is also recovering from the knee operation (he got his injury last year in World cup in Jurmala) but I hope that he will be back in Policka because in 2007 it was his first race ever (first training on a slalom board the night before between beer cans in "Shell'' parking-lot in Poland :D)

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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:39 pm

I think I know who you are talking about:

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:32 pm

Yes,you are right!
But the girl - she is a local girl from Policka and as far as I know Martins has got a grilfriend here in Latvia :D

And it is nice to see also the fountain - one of the general reasons why we still haven't got a international calendar with confirmed race statuses ;)
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Post by Marcus Seyffarth » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:39 pm

robert gaisek wrote:PLEASE TURN PRO!!!!! PLEASE!!!
PLEASE STAY AM!!! PLEASE ;)

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Wed May 13, 2009 8:03 pm

I'm pleased to announce that the slalom season in Latvia continues with:

Latvia cup race in Lorupe
Format: Tight, Special & Giant
Date: 16 May 2009
Location: Sigulda, LV
Sanction: BASIC
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We will have JUNIOR and OPEN groups and a lot of fun :)


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Latvia Cup results

Post by Gints Gailitis » Sat May 16, 2009 6:50 pm

Giant
1. Gustavs Gailītis 43.18
2. Ainārs Jermačenko 43.47
3. Didzis Jasukaitis 44.35
4. Edžus Konošonoks 46.17
5. Marks Kiseļovs 46.53
6. Gints Gailītis 47.52
7. Juris Grundulis (J) 50.40
8. Aivars Kārkliņš 50.65
9. Guntars Gailītis 51.29
10. Jānis Sirmais 51.54
11. Gints Ruperts 53.25
12. Arguts Skudrēns 53.55
13. Edijs Jermačenko (J) 56.08
14. Andis Pelcmanis 57.07
15. Edgars Skuķis 57.67
16. Egons Papirtis 60.41
17. Eduards Vitmanis 65.15
DQ Aksels Ruperts

Special slalom
1. Gustavs Gailītis 14.01
2. Ainārs Jermačenko 14.18
3. Didzis Jasukaitis 14.61
4. Edžus Konošonoks 15.03
5. Marks Kiseļovs 15.23
6. Gints Gailītis 15.24
7. Jānis Sirmais 15.84
8. Aivars Kārkliņš 16.99
9. Juris Grundulis (J) 17.06
10. Guntars Gailītis 17.28
11. Edgars Skuķis 17.91
12. Gints Ruperts 17.99
13. Andis Pelcmanis 18.07
14. Arguts Skudrēns 18.42
15. Egons Papirtis 18.44
16. Edijs Jermačenko (J) 18.56
17. Eduards Vitmanis 23.65
DQ Aksels Ruperts

Line slalom
1. Gustavs Gailītis 10.00
2. Ainārs Jermačenko 10.04
3. Edžus Konošonoks 10.54
4. Didzis Jasukaitis 10.88
5. Marks Kiseļovs 11.43
6. Jānis Sirmais 11.44
7. Gints Gailītis 11.49
8. Aivars Kārkliņš 12.00
9. Guntars Gailītis 12.56
10. Gints Ruperts 12.97
11. Edgars Skuķis 13.03
12. Arguts Skudrēns 13.18
13. Juris Grundulis (J) 13.24
14. Edijs Jermačenko (J) 13.26
15. Andis Pelcmanis 14.02
16. Eduards Vitmanis 18.08
DQ Aksels Ruperts
DQ Egons Papirtis

Unfortunately nobody from Cone racing team.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Sat May 16, 2009 7:15 pm

Good job Gustavs!!!

Gints Gailitis wrote:Unfortunately nobody from Cone racing team.
We'll be back! ...and maybe one day we'll manage to recruit Gustavs!

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Latvia Cup, Grobina, May 30, 2009

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Sat May 23, 2009 6:08 pm

Here's a few pics from Lorupe: http://www.skateboardinfo.lv/?mod=22&galery_id=23

Next race in Latvia:

Latvia cup in Grobina
Format: Tight, Special & High jump
Date: 30 May 2009
Location: Grobina, LV
Sanction: BASIC
Contact: Gustavs Gailitis, gustavsgailitis@inbox.lv
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This race will be held during the city of Grobina anniversary so we hope to see a lot of spectators and maybe this race will be comeback for Armands Sausins (European championship medalist in 90ties,several times Latvia's best slalomer) who is now equipped with GOG trucks and Latvian made carbon board,willing to regain the number 1 position in Latvia!!!
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Latvia Cup results in Grobina

Post by Gints Gailitis » Sun May 31, 2009 7:23 am

Special slalom

1.Gustavs Gailitis 11.22
2.Armands Sausins 11.38
3.Ainars Jermacenko 11.45
4.Edzus Konosonoks 11.76
5.Martins Vidzenieks 11.95
6.Marks Kiselovs 11.98
7.Didzis Jasukaitis 12.21
8.Janis Sirmais 13.09
9.Aivars Karklins 13.35
10.Guntars Gailitis 13.72
11.Lienite Skaraine 13.82
12.Agris Klestrovs 13.89
13.Arguts Skudrens 13.94
14.Egons Papirtis 14.42
15.Andis Pelcmanis 14.50
16.Edgars Skukis 14.63
17.Edijs Jermacenko 14.92
18.Gints Ruperts 14.94
10.Juris Grundulis 15.09
20.Aksels Ruperts 18.13

Line slalom
1.Armands Sausins 10.74
2.Gustavs Gailitis 10.76
3.Ainārs Jermacenko 11.04
4.Marks Kiselovs 11.11
5.Martins Vidzenieks 11.21
6.Didzis Jasukaitis 11.27
7.Edzus Konosonoks 11.33
8.Janis Sirmais 12.38
9.Agris Klestrovs 12.39
10.Aivars Karklins 12.79
11.Lienite Skaraine 12.86
12.Guntars Gailitis 12.91
13.Egons Papirtis 13.05
14.Edgars Skukis 13.09
15.Arguts Skudrens 13.22
16.Juris Grundulis 13.36
17.Andis Pelcmanis 13.50
18./19.Edijs Jermacenko 13.58
18./19.Gints Ruperts 13.58
20.Aksels Ruperts 16.57
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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:45 pm

Next race in Latvia - this Sunday in Riga - RIGA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009 !!!

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This race will be held in Riga, Uzvaras parks

We will have:
- World 50-cone record attempt (on flat, predicted wind speed 1-3 mph, distance between cones - 1,6m);
- Tight slalom (with parallel courses in top 8 finals);
- Special slalom;
- 1km lap pumping contest on flat (just for fun);
- High jump;
- ''Game of skate'' for street skaters!!!

TOP-3 in 50-cone record attempt last year in Riga:
1. Ainārs Jermačenko 10.12
2. Gustavs Gailītis 10.29
3. Remigius Petrauskas (Lithuania) 11.24


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Post by Sj Kalliokoski » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:58 pm

Am i blind or where i can find more info about this race?

BALTIC CUP
Format: Tight & Special
Date: 04 July 2009
Location: Jurmala, Latvia
Sanction: PRIME
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Great news from Latvia

Post by Gints Gailitis » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:15 pm

World champion 2007 Janis Kuzmins is back in slalom and in good level and Martins Liepins is back, too.
Lienite, Jānis and Gustavs will participate in World cup Grenoble this summer.

Go skateboarding day was very good in Riga. Gustavs Gailitis today during the Riga championships set a new 50-cone record - 9.82!!! In his first attempt he did 9.75 but with 5 cones, in his second attempt clean run and NEW RECORD!!!
It was set on flat, with no wind but on great surface!
Congratulations to him
In parallel was interesting final Gustavs vs Janis. Gustavs win with small diference 0,07.
In special slalom win Janis Kuzmins, Gustavs was a second and third was Armands Sausins.

50 cones (1.60 cm)

1.Gustavs Gailitis 9.82
2.Janis Kuzmins 10.23
3.Gints Zommers 10.78
4.Marks Kiselovs 10.81
5.Edžus Konosonoks 11.59
6.Armands Sausins 11.65
7.Didzis Jasukaitis 11.82
8.Gints Gailitis 12.20
9.Janis Sirmais 12.55
10.Aivars Karklins 12.57
11.Egons Papirtis 13.00
12.Andis Pelcmanis 13.48
13.Lienite Skaraine 13.84
14.Edgars Skukis 14.01
15.Martins Liepins 14.15
16.Juris Grundulis (junior) 14.37
17.Edijs Jermacenko (junior) 14.60
18.Aksels Ruperts (junior) 16.54
Toms Dreiblats (junior) DQ
Guntars Gailitis DQ
Ainars Jermacenko DQ

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:27 pm

We had a great time yesterday!

In 50-cone record attempt Janis Kuzmins surprisingly showed up and had a great time (9.49) but 8 cones...
In my first attempt I did 9.75 but with 5 cones,in my last attempt - 9.82 and no cones displaced!!! The surface was perfect because the race was held on a route that was made for rollerskaters and runners so there where no oil marks or other rubbish left by cars.
Time was mesured by national mountain skiing professional Dzintars Melvers and his high quality equipment.

Then we had tight slalom (parallel) and in final I won Janis by 0,07sec.!!!
In special slalom Janis was ahead by 0,09sec!

Sj, Baltic cup (PRIME Status) will be the next race in Latvia and it will be held in Jurmala (25km from capital city Riga),Dzintari next to the local skatepark.
The program will be tight,special (both single line) and high jump.
OPEN and junior groups.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:49 pm

Gustavs Gailitis wrote:We had a great time yesterday!

...

Then we had tight slalom (parallel) and in final I won Janis by 0,07sec.!!!
In special slalom Janis was ahead by 0,09sec!
Oh, holy smoke! We always said they guns were going to take over, but it wasn't supposed to happen so fast. Latvias best Am takes out Latvias best pro. That's very cool!

Congratulations Gustavs!!

Cool also because Grenoble is now looking even more interesting!

Gustavs, Pro class soon?

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:01 pm

Thanx Jani!

The final was very close and I won because of my special weapon - I almost never hit a cone (this time I had zero cones in first run and 1 cone in second)!!!

It was a great feel because last time we had a parallel courses in local contests was in 2005 one week before World cup when it was my first competition and I was just a conejudge ( I started skating in the same evening and after a week I had a debut in World cup in Jurmala). Then Janis won everybody and now after less then 4 years it was my turn - GREAT ! ! !

Someone might say that Janis was just recovering from the injury and he is not in a good shame yet,but if you look to my time for World 50-cone record attempt (9.82 - NEW WORLD RECORD!!) - I think it explains why I really deserved this win ;)

Gustavs - PRO class in 2010 (I hope :D)

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Riga championship results

Post by Gints Gailitis » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:58 pm

All slalom results you can found - www.skateboardinfo.lv

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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:35 pm

Gustavs Gailitis wrote: Gustavs - PRO class in 2010 (I hope :D)

Hey Gustavs, I want to race you in Grenoble. If you don't turn Pro, I'll turn Am in Grenoble! ;)

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Post by Michel Dupont » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:58 am

Gustavs Gailitis wrote:Gustavs - PRO class in 2010 (I hope :D)

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Félicitations for your new record Gustavs !

In 2010 ? I'm sure you are already faster than half the pros. Well, probably even a lot more than half. I agree with Ramon, either you go pro in Grenoble or we all go amature. :D

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:27 pm

Hey,guys merci de vos felicitations ;)

Well...we can always compare our GS results in Grenoble :D

Ramon,you in amateur division???
That will be something new for you :D

PS - small bad quality video from last contest -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gioUUaZFgrM

and my record -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbg-t-TN ... re=related

few pics from the contest -
http://www.skateboardinfo.lv/?mod=22&galery_id=24

CU all in Grenoble - 3rd year in a row!!!
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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:57 am

dom went pro during a season because he was way too fast for any am.
that was a very good and very fair decision he made there.

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:34 am

Well,I am not way too fast for any AM (not yet and I really think that Dom was (is) a phenomenon in our sport) and my record was a result of the fact that majority of Latvian contests are held on flat and I train on flat only (but I hope that this will change soon).
I see the amateur division as a midway between juniors and PRO's and already at the beggining of last season I said that if I will finish on the podium in Euro's and World's I will turn PRO next year because all the best riders were there and I could compare my results with the best AM's but as we all know I finished far behind the top and a lot of guys who where in front of me are still AM's ;)

Become a PRO during the season means bigger expenses already this year and pay more than 100 euros for just qualification runs and a t-shirt...
Actually,that is the reason why my father won't come to Grenoble but I konw it will be a great contest with a lot of spectators and media!
And I just finished school and first of all I need to decide what I want to study because it is not a secret that slalom skater unfortunately is not a profession...
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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:21 pm

hey gustavs

good luck in grenoble anyway
my post was just food for thought.
you are a good and friendly guy,continue being that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:00 pm

Gustavs Gailitis wrote: Become a PRO during the season means bigger expenses already this year and pay more than 100 euros for just qualification runs and a t-shirt...

Ditto! Most races are too expensive!

Two weeks ago I paid 60 Euros for a freeride in Belgium. That included Camping, 2x meals per day, shuttle all day long, course marshalls, safety measurements such as haybales and showers.

Amateurs pay 50 Euros and they don't get camping, shuttles, haybales etc. which is a lot of work for organizers. It's very easy to set up a slalom race. I don't understand why all the races have such high entry fee. It doesn't really help to encourage newbes to the sport to participate with such high entry fees.

So also for you Gustavs, it's a matter of money and high entry fee. I bet if the Pros entry fee wasn't so expensive more ("sandbagging") amateurs would turn pro. But if you're a student like gustavs or I was, you are really happy to even be able to go to an event that's far away. Gustavs is travelling all the way from Latvia only to pay €120 if he wants to race pro.


Just to compare, the Tunnel Slalom we put up cost €30 for Am and €35 for Pro. €10 of which we had to pay to the festival but every participant got a free ticket to use public transport on that day. So in fact the entry fee was only €20 for Am and €25 for Pro.

There was also prize money for women because they also deserve to get prize money.


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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:46 pm

Hey Donald,

Thank you for encouragement and for making PAVEL boards - my first World Cup victory in AM was last year in Policka GS with ''Kowalski pro model'' ;)

I agree with Ramon that entry fees are too high and women deserve to get prize money - but that's another topic ;)
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Entry fee

Post by Gints Gailitis » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:06 pm

I think, the highest Entry fee this year in Latvia will be in Baltic championship - 5 lats (7,2 euro) and 1 lats for junior.
More info about Baltic championship http://www.skateboardinfo.lv/?mod=77

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Re: Entry fee

Post by Ramón Königshausen » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:33 pm

Gints Gailitis wrote:I think, the highest Entry fee this year in Latvia will be in Baltic championship - 5 lats (7,2 euro) and 1 lats for junior.
More info about Baltic championship http://www.skateboardinfo.lv/?mod=77

THERE YOU GO!


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Registration for Baltic championship

Post by Gints Gailitis » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:00 pm

Registration will start only today

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:52 pm

Nice posters as always - Good job!!

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GREAT WEEKEND IN JURMALA!!!

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:06 pm

Great weekend in Jurmala!!!

Since 2005 World Cup race,MAIN races were held in Jurmala for last 4 years, but this year Baltic championships (PRIME event) was a fantastic event and it really proved it’s status – we had special t-shirts for this competition, Latvian National television was also present (the race was reflected in the news the same evening and soon there will be a footage in sports broadcast ‘’olimpiade.lv’’), we had piles of prizes!

The contest was held in a new place (small hill with fantastic surface but short course) because the previous one (next to the sea) was paved during the winter.

The air temperature was +22C (water temp. + 20C) !

It was really nice to meet riders also from Lithuania and Finland!

We had also afterparty in the heart of Riga centre – in Vecriga (Oldtown)with a cup of beer!

Finally, I would like to say huge THANK YOU to ConeRacing.com for prizes ;)

Results:
Special slalom

1.Jānis Kuzmins 10.89
2.Gustavs Gailītis 11.04
3.Ainārs Jermačenko 11.29
4.Gints Zommers 11.76
5.Marks Kiseļovs 11.77
6.Remigius Petrauskas 11.78
7.Armands Sausiņš 11.86
8.Edžus Konošonoks 11.98
9.Mārtiņš Vidzenieks 12.05
10./11.Mārtiņš Liepiņš 12.24
10./11.Gints Gailītis 12.24
12.Juris Grundulis 12.67
13.Lienīte Skaraine 13.16
14.Edijs Jermačenko 13.25
15.Jānis Sirmais 13.30
16.Agris Klestrovs 13.34
17.Aivars Kārkliņš 13.52
18.Egons Papirtis 13.67
19.Edgars Skuķis 13.73
20.Guntars Gailītis 13.81
21.Jonas Petrauskas 14.08
22.Aksels Ruperts 16.33
23.Toms Dreiblats 17.26
24.Fricis Štrauss DQ


Tight slalom

1.Jānis Kuzmins 10.23
2.Ainārs Jermačenko 10.32
3.Gustavs Gailītis 10.46
4.Mārtiņš Vidzenieks 10.83
5.Edžus Konošonoks 10.86
6.Armands Sausiņš 10.89
7.Gints Zommers 10.96
8.Marks Kiseļovs 11.11
9.Remigius Petrauskas 11.22
10.Gints Gailītis 11.71
11.Mārtiņš Liepiņš 12.16
12.Lienīte Skaraine 12.33
13./14.Juris Grundulis 12.52
13./14.Agris Klestrovs 12.52
15.Aivars Kārkliņš 12.53
16.Edijs Jermačenko 12.60
17.Jānis Sirmais 12.62
18.Edgars Skuķis 12.92
19.Egons Papirtis 12.98
20.Jonas Petrauskas 14.26
21.Aksels Ruperts 14.64
22.Sj Kalliokoski 15.06
23.Toms Dreiblats 16.77
24.Fricis Štrauss DQ

PS – next race in Latvia :
Latvia Cup race in Liepaja, next to the Baltic sea, 18th of July!!!

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Ainars Jermacenko

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Remigius Petrauskas

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Lienite interviewed

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Juris Grundulis

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Janis Kuzmins, winning both disciplines.

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The winners!

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Pokkis visiting from Finland

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The old World Cup street now paved with bricks...

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The old finish line area. Good only for portrait skate pictures these days!
NB. Gustavs on Fullbag!

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Post by Antonio Saluena » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:25 pm

Hey Janis, good to see you're back! Gustavs, very good as always! Ainars, you are on fire!
Two of Latvias three best racers rides 161, now it's your turn too Gustavs!

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:59 am

As you can see,Antonio,in the picture above (with me and Marks Kiselovs - another up coming slalom star and my training mate in one person (he was 4th in Policka GS last year,after first run even in front of Viking and Robert!!!), now I'm trying Fullbag Louis Ricard model - great board and I hope to conquer some more podiums with this board ;) !!!
It is always easy to turn to 161 because they are superfast (World champions ;)!!!) but I want to show to others that also other boards are fast or even faster :D
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High jump results

Post by Gints Gailitis » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:12 pm

High jump results in Baltic championship 2009:

1.Edzus Konosonoks 125 cm
2.Armands Priedols 125
3.Martins Liepins 125
4.Gints Zommers 110
5.Edgars Skukis 110
6.Martins Vidzenieks 110
7.Juris Grundulis 100
8.Jānis Sirmais 100

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Liepaja

Post by Gints Gailitis » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:05 pm

Latvia Skateboard federation recomend slalom contest in Liepaja July 18.
Good place (100 metr from Baltic sea), white sand, hot girls in the beach, cold beer in the bar. Afterparty in Fontain club!
Welcome!

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Latvia championship 2009

Post by Gints Gailitis » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:34 am

Latvia open championship in slalom this year will be held on 1th August in Cesis region, Vaives municipality skiing and biathlon centre "Priekuli".
Start at 11:00 a.m.
Program: giant and special. 2 runs in each discipline.
Entry fee: 1,- lats (1,5 euro) for Juniors, 5,- lats (7,2 euro) for others.
Priekuli cup program: high jump (classic and ollie).
Registratin till July 30.

In gigant full protective equipment is obligatory (helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves) for each participant.
Reccommended accomadation: www.tigrahotel.lv
Useful home pages : www.cesis.lv www.tourism.cesis.lv

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:57 pm

...and once again ConeRacing is sponsoring the Latvian race series!

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:02 pm

...and once again thank you for that!!!

Actually,the next race will happen this weekend in Liepaja (as you can see in the poster above) ,then after 2 weeks Latvian championships will happen on 1st of August (sponsored by ConeRacing.com ;) ) and then,after one week best Latvian slalomers will represent Latvia in Policka - European championships ! ! !

It would be nice if we could finally could get BASIC status for this weeks race in Liepaja (it was asked already in 13th January...) and PRIME for Latvian championships!!!

This weekend race will include tight,special and also 100cone record attempt,but it will be held on flat and with cone distance 1,7m so Marcus can sleep calmly because it will be very hard to get close to his record ;)




PS - the guy in the poster is Mārtiņš Liepiņš - the first guy from Latvia who used FULLBAG boards :D
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Re: High jump results

Post by Mattias Gustavsson » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:50 pm

Gints Gailitis wrote:High jump results in Baltic championship 2009:

1.Edzus Konosonoks 125 cm
2.Armands Priedols 125
3.Martins Liepins 125
4.Gints Zommers 110
5.Edgars Skukis 110
6.Martins Vidzenieks 110
7.Juris Grundulis 100
8.Jānis Sirmais 100

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good results!=) mabye i try some jumping with you next year...i am injured rigth now:(
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Results in Liepaja

Post by Gints Gailitis » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:06 pm

A little beter results was in Latvia Cup in Liepaja:

1.Martins Liepins 130 cm
2.Edzus Konosonoks 125
3.Gints Zommers 120
4.Martins Vidzenieks 120
5.Juris Grundulis 120
6.Edgars Skukis 110
7.Matas Balta 110
8.Vitautas Pakarklis 90

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Latvia Cup results in Liepaja

Post by Gints Gailitis » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:56 am

Tight slalom:
1.Jānis Kuzmins 12,41
2.Armands Sausins 12,75
3.Ainars Jermacenko 12,78
4.Gustavs Gailitis 12,85
5.Marks Kiselovs 13,35
6.Martins Vidzenieks 13,43
7.Remigius Petrauskas Lt 13,57
8.Didzis Jasukaitis 13,59
9.Gints Zommers 13,67
10.Edzus Konosonoks 13,77
11.Gints Gailitis 14,03
12.Aivars Karklins 14,77
13.Martins Liepins 15,03
14.Agris Klestrovs 15,03
15.Lienite Skaraine 15,14
16.Egons Papirtis 15,37
17.Guntars Gailitis 15,48
18.Edgars Skukis 15,61
19.Andis Pelcmanis 16,14
20.Gints Ruperts 16,82
21.Mantas Balta Lt 20,21
22.Dainis Drezis 20,48
23.Eduards Vitmanis 22,74

Junior group:
1.Edijs Jermacenko 14,95
2.Juris Grundulis 15,18
3.Jonas Petrauskas Lt 15,53
4.Aksels Ruperts 17,88
5.Krisjanis Cers 18,33
6.Toms Dreiblats 18,81
7.Vitautas Pakarlis Lt 22,56
8.Gedimins Merkelis Lt 22,84

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Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:57 pm

Special slalom results in Liepaja cup:

1 Jānis Kuzmins13,54
2 Ainārs Jermačenko13,68
3 Armands Sausiņš 14,00
4 Gustavs Gailītis 14,23
5 Mārtiņš Vidzenieks14,57
6 Edzus Konošonoks14,69
7 Didzis Jasukaitis 14,76
8 Remigius Petrauskas14,77
9 Marks Kiseļovs14,84
10 Gints Zommers15,12
11 Gints Gailītis 15,42
12 Lienīte Skaraine16,34
13 Aivars Kārkliņš16,55
14 Edijs Jermačenko j16,59
15 Agris Klestrovs16,88
16 Egons Papirtis17,34
17 Edgars Skuķis17,41
18 Guntars Gailītis17,43
19 Andis Pelcmanis17,84
20 Jonas Petrauskas j18,06
21 Mārtiņš Liepiņš18,06
22 Gints Ruperts18,56
23 Aksels Ruperts j19,88
24 Krišjānis Cers j20,10
25 Dainis Drēžis21,32
26 Toms Dreiblats j 21,36
27 Matas Balta 24,33
28 Gedimins Merkelis j25,73
29 Eduards Vitmanis 26,66
30 Vitautas Pakarklis j28,13
31 Juris Grundulis j DQ

It was a good race with 5 guests from Lithuania, a lot of photographers, held on flat (because there are no hills in Liepaja),just 200m from Baltic sea!

Unfortunately it was not my day this time,but hey - the next race is Latvian championships ! ! !
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Latvia championship

Post by Gints Gailitis » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:28 pm

small video about giant slalom place in Priekuli :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YNNVJ1Bs0
downhill latvia slalom skateboarding

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Post by Robert Thiele » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:49 am

Gustavs Gailitis wrote:I'm still an AM and I'm proud of it !!!

And it is always possible to turn PRO during the season...;)

During the season in year 2013 ?

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