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Post by Christian Simsuangco » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:11 pm

troy, anybody, wanna skate this weekend?

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Post by Troy Smart » Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:13 am

What?!?!?

You mean skateing in the street.....maybe around some cones or something...kind of like.... slalom?

Uh.... OK.
I guess so.

Maybe we could call it "training".
We could run cones and "dial in" our "set ups".
Just like real slalomers do.

That would be cool.

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Post by Christian Simsuangco » Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:23 am

excellent. i'll bring pads that fit this time.

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Post by Troy Smart » Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:58 pm

It's raining now and looks like it will until Sunday morning.

How's Sunday afternoon (weather permitting) sound?

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Post by Christian Simsuangco » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:53 pm

sounds like a rooster on the hays farm:

F%^KING ANNOYING!!!


...




just kidding haha, sunday sounds good to me.

check out www.skullandbonesskateboards.com slalom forum, there's some guy that wants to meet up, and dan parrish said he'd be down, unless this is the weekend of that wedding?
anyway i'm in and i'll bring my tight board this time.
ride or die motha trucka.

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Post by Christian Simsuangco » Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:33 am

troy check your e-mail.
ride or die motha trucka.

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Post by Troy Smart » Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:25 pm

Checked it too late.
Could'nt skate today anyway.
Tomorrow's weather forcast looks extremely grim.

Looks like there will be no joy in Mudville.

Maybe some time in the evening this week.

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:58 am

I've got a couple complaints from Boston skaters that this New York thread is annoying because they always think there are new New England posts but just this thread.

I don't mean to bother anyone but I hope you don't mind if I move this to North American Portal.


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Post by Troy Smart » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:38 pm

My mistake.

L.I. is not a part of New England, and should'nt have been in that category.
However, the fact that some Bean town wigglers were annoyed makes it all worth while.

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Post by Troy Smart » Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:30 pm

Monday's weather is iffy.

Tues looks nice.

How about this: Tues. 6:30 Westhampton.

Sunrise to Westhampton exit. At the first stop light go right.
Keep going until you see cones. Or if you're early, pick a spot and put em down.
This is a straight, wide, road with a couple of medium grade pitches and nice runouts. Excellent pavement.
I've never skated there before. I don't forsee any bust factor but since it leads to an "ethnically diverse" neighborhood there is the possibility of getting hassled by the natives.

That's my plan.
Let me know what you think.

P.S. Boston skaters: why are you reading this if it annoys you? Go away.

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Post by Christian Simsuangco » Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:28 am

i love you guys, but i hate boston. must be something about the water.

troy a bit earlier maybe? don't worry i'm culturally diverse. plus, if those natives come near us i'll eat their babies.
ride or die motha trucka.

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Post by Troy Smart » Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:28 am

Tues is off for me.

Unfortunately I can't make it.
I absolutely have to be somewhere and can't get out of it.
Sorry.

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Post by Troy Smart » Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:20 am

Wed.
Same plan. Different day.

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Post by John Gilmour » Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:57 pm

Troy Smart wrote:My mistake.

L.I. is not a part of New England, and shouldn't have been in that category.
However, the fact that some Bean town wigglers were annoyed makes it all worth while.

Actually the Hamptons were part of New England, originally, and answered to the Connecticut Governor- the original settlers came across the sound to settle in the Hamptons from Connecticut first, not New York- There were no roads connecting the Hamptons with New York. They paid taxes to Connecticut and considered themselves British.

Which is why we have some tight technical slalom in the Hamptons. Also its is why we see use of Mahagony and fine craftsmanship in ramps made for vintage racing coming from the Hamptons.

It is still easier to get to the Hamptons via ferry from Connecticut than by the Long Island Expressway from New York.
One good turn deserves another
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Post by Troy Smart » Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:51 am

Anyone up for a Sunday evening session?

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Post by Christian Simsuangco » Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:20 am

yep.
ride or die motha trucka.

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Post by Troy Smart » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:00 pm

The Sunday evening session did happen.
There were 5 1/2 of us there.
Fun was had by all.

Could be a L.I. scene happening after all.
Going to try for once a week (Sundays).

Gonna have to mix it up with a little skatepark session tagged on to the end in the future just to make it more fun.

If you're lurking and live on L.I. come on out.
In the future I'll post times and directions here.

Hasta.

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Post by Troy Smart » Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:17 am

Sunday evening.

Weather permitting.

My place or yours.
Matters not.

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Post by Troy Smart » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:20 pm

I MAY, should the desire arise, be skateing around cones this Sunday.
Half assed, of course.
I'm calling it The Long Island Championships.
Please join me.
Bring beer.
I'm thinking 3 ish give or take.
Awards banquet will be at the Southampton Publick House immediately following. Or before if you like. I don't care.

IT'S ON!!!!

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Post by Rick Stanziale » Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:10 am

where is long island?

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Post by Troy Smart » Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:11 am

Go North until you see tall buildings then make a right.
Can't miss it.

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:13 pm

Two Words

Butta Fucco

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Post by John Gilmour » Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:00 pm

funny my friend Neil (from Long Island) treated Joey's girl when she came into the ER.

The drive to win even more obscure races is strong.

I'd like to get out there- but I'm still seeing if I can get to MB this year to watch or to help Jack announce.
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Post by Dan Parrish » Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:52 am

Having just DOMINATED the "Northern Queens Regional Slalom Championship", (you must have heard of it) I celebrated my uncontested victory with a Beer in front of the PC and noticed the "Long Island Championship". I think I'm ready.

Troy, I made a right at the tall buildings and wound up in the Bronx- where some guys tried to take my skateboard!

Any more details on the location?

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Post by Troy Smart » Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:14 pm

Spur of the moment slalom sesh happened yesterday.

Had to try out my new, Christmas Pistol. (nice).

Rust never sleeps.

Pretty out of control most of the time but a few runs were sweet, sweet, sweet.

I like my new Splitfire too. Seems more solid and grippier than the TTC I was using.

Looking forward to Rye.

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Post by Troy Smart » Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:21 am

OK.
Here we go again.

I have so much bitchin slalom gear that in order to justify it I have to actually use it now.
New Pistol(s) (one new, one on the way), Radikal trucks, splitfires front and back, wheels up the kazoo, bushings, bearings, blah ba dee blaah blaaah.

Manyana.

1:00.

Yes, I know it's late notice and that there will be a wind chill of 16 degrees. Just be there you Sissy/pansy(s). I'm pretty sure I will. (subject to last minute cancellation).

You know who you are.

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Post by Troy Smart » Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:22 am

Oh yea.... one more thing.

IT'S ON!!!! (maybe).

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Post by Rick Stanziale » Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:35 pm

turn it off when you leave the room

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Post by Troy Smart » Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:55 am

Did some slalom today for about 3 hours.
Skated the new PP (Hybrid), Splitfire rear, Radikal front then switched to the Dragonslayer.
First time on both the Radikal and Dragonslayer.

The Radikal is all it should be. I heard someone describe it as "automatic" and that seems to fit perfectly.
Very precise and does what it should very well.

Switching to the Dragonslayer I noticed it did'nt turn as sharply and seemed quite a bit sloppier.
That may have been due to using it on a well worn Randall baseplate. The kingpin does'nt fit tightly into it's hole and kind of rattles around in there.
I think if I got it tight (JB weld or something), it would make a big difference.

But I did like it. A lot.

I think the spherical bearing on the kingpin of the Radikal makes all the difference in the feel of "preciseness".

At the end of the day I took a couple of runs down a fairly steep and long road on the same setup with the Dragonslayer in front and noticed that it was very stable.
This is a road that with no wind you can get to about 40mph if you tuck it.
Today there was a bit of a tail wind so I think I was definatlely near if not slightly over 40mph with no problem.
I do that road fairly often on a 40 sumtin inch pintail with Randalls, Avilas, and fast bearings.
Today was probably the fastest I have ever gone on that road. (at least it felt the fastest).
I think some extra speed was due to the Manx wheels I had on.
Anyway, once I got over the idea of bombing it on a short slalom board and relaxed a little I realised that it was really not such a big deal. That board definately can handle it.
Got to try it on the Radikals.

By the way, I'm pretty sold on Manx wheels after today.

And also, by the way...(Rick), I did'nt have to "turn it off when I left the room". It just sort of petered out all by itself.
I'm tired.

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Post by Troy Smart » Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:14 am

Never mind what I said about the Dragonslayer not turning as sharp as the Radikal.
More wedge did the trick.
Made it feel much better too.
How much wedge I don't know exactly. I jambed a couple 1/8" riser pad pieces under the wedge (standard wedges you get anywhere).
Basically wedged the bejesus out of it.

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Hamptons -still sunny? How's Paris doing?

Post by John Gilmour » Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:38 am

You got warm weather already! It just snowed another 8 inches.

At least I have a new Madd 170 to ride.
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Post by Troy Smart » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:59 pm

If I were you I would'nt take my Radikals up to anything close to fast.

Trust me.

(ouch)

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:35 pm

kingpin?

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Kingpin

Post by Troy Smart » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:23 pm

Good movie.

Funny.

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:41 pm

Kingpin,

Is that the one where John Gimour plays a washed up slalom skateboarder that finds a young Mormon protogee and trains him to be terrific, yet obtuse pro skater?

I love the scene where Gilmour milks the bull.

Joe

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Post by Troy Smart » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:06 pm

Yea Joe...

That's the one. (putz).

And by the way I'm not mormon or "obtuse". (whatever that means. I'll have someone look it up later on account a I ain't so good with books and stuff.)

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Post by Troy Smart » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:51 pm

Every Thursday from now until we can't.
I don't know where yet since my old spots are no longer available but I'm sure I'll find something.
I'll post the location when I find it.

I'm also posting notes at the skatepark and all local skate/surf shops.

Tons of kids on longboards around here lately. Time to create a scene.

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Post by Troy Smart » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:56 am

Sunday is looking nice.
49* and sunny.

I plan on doing a little slalom in the afternoon in the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor area.

Anyone else?

Email or PM and we'll set up a time.

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Post by Troy Smart » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:02 am

Look what I found......

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Faster than it looks. Pavement is 9.9 out of 10. Lots 'O possibilities.
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Post by Troy Smart » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:04 am

View from the top.

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:18 am

Hard to tell;

How long
Run out

Can't believe you just found this! What's the closest town?

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Post by Rick Stanziale » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:09 pm

Rick Stanziale wrote:Look what I found......
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Post by T Whalen » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:20 pm

Troy

Awesome looking hill! Is that out on eastern LI? I am going to be down there for a wedding in Westhampton Beach this Saturday/Sunday. If you are going to be doing any test riding - let me know!

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Post by Eddy Martinez » Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:35 pm

Nice Pool 66. A little murky, but nice pool.

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Post by Eddy Martinez » Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:35 pm

Nice Pool 66. A little murky, but nice pool.

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Post by Troy Smart » Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:59 pm

How long?? I don't know exactly but it's long.
Runout?? Well, you're still carrying quite a bit of speed at the bottom but you can peel off in either direction.

I found it's location on a soap box derby website about a year ago and finally decided to check it out last week. I had no idea it was so good.
I rode it last Sunday with the kids and we all had a great time. Lots of other stuff to do there too.
They want to go this Sunday too. (I'm definately ok with that). Looks like the weather's going to be nice.
The closest town is Farmingville/Medford. It's about 45min or an hour from NYC. (Yes, on Long Island)
Terry, it's about 20 or 30min. from Westhampton and yes, my kids and I will be going there on Sunday. Probably early afternoon. Let me know if you want to come and I'll tell you where.

Rick, looks like you need to show that thing to some skater friends with strong backs and a pump.

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Sweet spot?

Post by Claude Regnier » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:59 pm

That sure looks like like a sweet spot. I'll have to do a mapquest and figure in some trips for next season.

how's it going? EH!
Many Happy Pumps!

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Post by T Whalen » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:52 pm

Troy,

Unfortunatley, my trip down to LI only has some really short "skate windows" and I won't be able to skate Sunday afternoon. However, I would definitely come down again to a race there!

Do you know if that is the old Farmingville SkiBowl site?

Have a good session on Sunday!

Terry

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Post by Troy Smart » Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:51 am

It's only a wedding Terry.
Drop the bread maker at the table, grab a couple Mimosa's and Electric slide your way to the door.
No one will notice.
I think that it just might be the site of the "Old Farmingville Ski Bowl". Or not. It's hard to say since I have no idea what that was.

What's up Claude??
The hill IS sweet. I think I smell a 2007 Farm Outlaw brewing.

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:55 am

Troy,

Is that a completely paved tarmac to the left and right of the hill? And is there any seam or transition turning on to it?

If it's as good as it look, then I'm guessing run out is no issue as a skater can just turn into that parking and bleed off speed.
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