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Martin Sweeney, legendary UK slalom RIP

[October 8th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

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It is with great sadness that we have to report on the death of Martin Sweeney. Martin died Saturday October 8, following a period of frail health. We all recall when in 2013, despite not being in shape to race any longer, he came to Hog Hill for the European Championships to meet with the top slalomers and enjoy a full weekend of racing and ended up cone marshaling all day long. Some of the younger skaters and also most of the long distance travelers had no idea who he was, yet everyone had certainly seen him on his famous world record video online plenty of times.

In the early 80's Martin with his unique slalom talent set the tone for the UK slalom scene's push for harder and harder courses. If you could get through on any of your first three attempt, it certainly wasn't hard enough. Add in a cone or two where you'd have to slide to get through and it was just right for him. The type of really tight courses the Brits enjoyed later became known as English slalom. Martin never really felt comfortable at European races outside of Britain as cone distances would be much wider, and thus required none of the specific skills he had developed over the years.

Using one of the steepest hills on the famous race track Brands Hatch Martin invited Guinness to witness his setting of a world record that would be hard to beat. 100 cones tight slalom straight down the hill. Nobody had ever done anything like it before. A record was set and Guinness certified it. As the internet gained popularity some 15 years later Martin received millions of views on his record video.

Martin, rest in peace now and say hi to Piercy and Turner from us all!

2017 ISSA European Championships

[September 18th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

STRAIGHT SLALOM

PRO
1. Viking Hadestrand, SWE
2. Christopher Dupont, FRA
3. Janis Kuzmins, LAT

AM
1. Lukas Knobloch, GER
2. Max Thiele, GER
3. Daniel Petersson, SWE

WOMEN
1. Karolína Vojtová, CZE
2. Ann Monika Gailite, LAT
3. Eliza Gailite, LAT

MASTERS
1. Alexander Lutz, GER
2. Vlad Popov, RUS
3. Salvis Skarainis, LAT

JUNIORS
1. Mare Erika Belta, LAT
2. Leonardo Fernandez Llopis, ESP
3. Toms Zubarevs, LAT

TEEN
1. Patriks Jostmanis, LAT
2. Vlad Savkin, RUS

Complete results / forum topic:
viewtopic.php?p=80414#p80414

2017 ISSA European Championships

[September 18th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

HYBRID SLALOM

PRO
1. Janis Kuzmins, LAT
2. Viking Hadestrand, SWE
3. Christopher Dupont, FRA

AM
1. Lukas Knobloch, GER
2. Daniel Petersson, SWE
3. Mmedo Duffort, FRA/GBR

WOMEN
1. Karolína Vojtová, CZE
2. Eliza Gailite, LAT
3. Elena Ryabchikova, RUS

MASTERS
1. Vlad Popov, RUS
2. Salvis Skarainis, LAT
3. Petr Novotny, CZE

JUNIORS
1. Leonardo Fernandez Llopis, ESP
2. Mare Erika Belta, LAT
3. Toms Zubarevs, LAT

TEEN
1. Patriks Jostmanis, LAT
2. Vlad Savkin, RUS

Complete results / forum topic:
viewtopic.php?p=80412#p80412

2017 ISSA European Championships

[September 16th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

ISSA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
MADRID - SPAIN

GIANT SLALOM

PRO
1. Janis Kuzmins, LAT
2. Mikael Hadestrand, SWE
3. Michel Dupont, FRA

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Giant slalom: Michel Dupont, photo by Pablo Ballester

AM
1. Lukas Knobloch, GER
2. Daniel Petersson, SWE
3. Mmedo Duffort, FRA/GBR

WOMEN
1. Elizaveta Khokhlova, RUS
2. Elena Ryabchikova, RUS
3. Karolína Vojtová, CZE

MASTERS
1. Petr Novotny, CZE
2. Vlad Popov, RUS
3. Salvis Skarainis, LAT

JUNIORS
1. Mare Erika Belta, LAT
2. Leonardo Fernandez Llopis, ESP
3. Toms Zubarevs, LAT

TEEN
1. Patriks Jostmanis, LAT
2. Vlad Savkin, RUS

Complete results / forum topic:
viewtopic.php?p=80409#p80409



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Giant slalom: AM podium

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Giant slalom: JUN podium

2017 ISSA World Championships - Cornwall, Canada

[September 8th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

World Champions 2017

Congratulations to the winners of each category!

Hybrid slalom:
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Pro: Joe McLaren, USA
AM: Anton Sundling, SWE
Masters: Niklas Hyland, SWE
Women: Lynn Kramer, USA

Giant slalom:
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Pro: Joe McLaren, USA
AM: Dan Duquet, CAN
Masters: Scott Hostert, USA
Women: Lynn Kramer, USA

Tight slalom:
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Pro: Joe McLaren, USA
AM: Anton Sundling, SWE
Masters: Niklas Hyland, SWE
Women: Lynn Kramer, USA


Complete results
viewtopic.php?f=283&t=9308

2017 Banked Slalom World Championships

[August 21st, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

Banked Slalom

OPEN
1. Viktor Hadestrand (SWE)
2. Viking Hadestrand (SWE)
3. Toms Dreiblats (LAT)
4. Christopher Dupont (FRA)
5. Henrik Wadsten (SWE)

WOMEN
1. Carmen Walker (SWE)
2. Irene Di Giorgio (ITA)
3. Fanny Sahlberg Ahlström (SWE)

MASTERS
1. Henrik Wadsten (SWE)
2. Mikael Hadestrand (SWE)
3. Hans Göthberg (SWE)
4. Michel Dupont (FRA)
5. Niklas Hyland (SWE)

JUNIORS
1 Max Thiele (GER)
2 Leonardo Fernandez (ESP)
3 Alex Trapaga (SWE)


Straight slalom - ISSA MAIN

OPEN
1. Viking Hadestrand (SWE)
2. Christopher Dupont (FRA)
3. Mikael Hadestrand (SWE)
4. Gustavs Gailitis (LAT)
5. Michel Dupont (FRA)

WOMEN
1 Therese Redman (SWE)
2 Irene Di Giorgio (ITA)
3 Adriana Fernandez (ESP)

MASTERS
1. Niklas Hyland (SWE)
2. Peter Klang (SWE)
3. Henrik Wadsten (SWE)
4. Salvis Skarainis (LAT)
5. Jani Söderhäll (SWE)

JUNIORS
1 Leonardo Fernandez (ESP)
2 Max Thiele (GER)
3 Felix Thiele (GER)


Special Slalom - ISSA MAIN

OPEN
1. Viking Hadestrand (SWE)
2. Christopher Dupont (FRA)
3. Mikael Hadestrand (SWE)
4. Viktor Hadestrand (SWE)
5. Michel Dupont (FRA)

WOMEN
1 Irene Di Giorgio (ITA)
2 Therese Redman (SWE)
3 Adriana Fernandez (ESP)

MASTERS
1. Mikael Hadestrand (SWE)
2. Michel Dupont (FRA)
3. Fabian Björnstjerna (SWE)
4. Robert Thiele (GER)
5. Niklas Hyland (SWE)

JUNIORS
1 Leonardo Fernandez (ESP)
2 Max Thiele (GER)
3 Felix Thiele (GER)


Full results available at:
http://slalomskateboarder.com/slalomran ... cleid=1036
(Still some minor bugs to access all results though)
(also, let us know about any mistakes you see in the Straight slalom results. They're not fully accurate.)

Stuttgart July 21-23 [Main]

[August 8th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

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Nantes July 14-16 [Main]

[August 8th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

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Giant slalom:

1. Christopher Dupont, FRA
2. Michel Dupont, FRA
3. Vincent Tanguy, FRA
4. Robert Thiele, GER
5. Josef Stefka, CZE
6. Petr Novotny, CZE
7. Marc Camelan, FRA
8. Alex Lutz, GER

Hybrid slalom:

1. Christopher Dupont, FRA
2. Michel Dupont, FRA
3. Robert Thiele, GER
4. Vincent Tanguy, FRA
5. Alex Lutz, GER
6. Karl Floitgraf, USA/GER
7. Josef Stefka, CZE
8. Marc Camelan, FRA

Tight slalom:

1. Christopher Dupont, FRA
2. Michel Dupont, FRA
3. Vincent Tanguy, FRA
4. Robert Thiele, GER
5. Josef Stefka, CZE
6. Petr Novotny, CZE
7. Marc Camelan, FRA
8. Alex Lutz, GER

ISSA European Championships

[June 9th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

Full information on the Euros now available!

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Forum topic: viewtopic.php?f=85&t=9285

ISSA World Championships Cornwall, Canada

[March 12th, 2017 by Jani Soderhall]

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The ISSA is proud to announce that the ISSA World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding will be held in Cornwall, Canada September 2-4 2017. Claude Reginer, MB Lavoie and Chris Cousineau will be taking care of you for this years most important race.
Time to make your travel plans!

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