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by Henry Hester
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Criddling vs missing cones
Replies: 20
Views: 20308

Re: Criddling vs missing cones

I tried to Criddle a cone while racing in La Costa II and missed the damn thing, DQing myself for the day.
by Henry Hester
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Seismic World Cup July 16-18 in Colorado
Replies: 11
Views: 9696

Got run out?
by Henry Hester
Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: old school vs new school slalom ?
Replies: 35
Views: 30483

I went to the Sizzler 2010 on a flex cambered board. Ended up riding a kicktail concave nose model. These guys are 100% correct!
by Henry Hester
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Texas Sizzler, March 27-28
Replies: 178
Views: 72627

Just did the ISSA thingy to Jani...
by Henry Hester
Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: My turn to bag on Vlad
Replies: 49
Views: 33843

Guess nobody got the "doctored photo" joke. Here's the real photo, taken by Glen Darcey.

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by Henry Hester
Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: My turn to bag on Vlad
Replies: 49
Views: 33843

You can see Gary straining here...
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by Henry Hester
Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:33 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: My turn to bag on Vlad
Replies: 49
Views: 33843

In my avatar, I'm skating aganist Gary Cross, and beating him. Somebody cropped out Gary so he wouldn't look so bad. Just though I'd mention it because I felt sooooo good about taking him out on that run. Henry
by Henry Hester
Sat Apr 26, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: new to this
Replies: 10
Views: 6131

Alan,
The trick to this slalom thing is to jump or "hop" your board over the cones.
Henry :smile:
by Henry Hester
Wed Apr 09, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] La Costa Open 2003
Replies: 0
Views: 2098

[FCR 2003] La Costa Open 2003

I talked to Dennis Shufeldt (LC 2002) at the last event and both he and I agreed that this event takes so much time that the hosting should really be handed off to a new person each year. Both of us came up with Steve (and Brigg) Sherman for this year. I know it's putting a guy on the spot but with ...
by Henry Hester
Wed Apr 09, 2003 5:01 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Question on technique...
Replies: 16
Views: 8703

Nice reading JG.
by Henry Hester
Sun Mar 23, 2003 1:54 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who was better; USA or Europe racers ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6615

<i>Not answering all the questions...</i> I always thought that the Euros were faster on any course under 6' and that we were faster on anything else. Again, I repeat, Jim Korten was the best TS skater I've ever encountered. As for GS, I'd say that Gary Cross, Bob Skoldberg, Chicken and John Hutson ...
by Henry Hester
Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Do forums like this do anything to further the sport of Slal
Replies: 10
Views: 4067

There's no question that these forums were responsible for most of the slalom rebirth. Keep in mind, with misuse and bickering, they could also be the death of slalom. Keep it clean boys na girls, leave your ego in the living room (except Arab, of course) and keep learning.
by Henry Hester
Sun Feb 09, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Possible New Slalom Event - Experimental
Replies: 18
Views: 11064

Looks really good!
by Henry Hester
Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:33 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who is open, who is pro?
Replies: 59
Views: 33663

Really good question. BTW, I knew Atilla was that slow all along. Yeah right. I agree with TK, run one big fat qualifying round and then split the boys and girls into two groups of 32 or 16 (if the field is light). Just like LC1. A-Pro Points could be twice B-Pro points. Qualify for the B group and ...
by Henry Hester
Mon Jan 20, 2003 6:21 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who is open, who is pro?
Replies: 59
Views: 33663

Is racing Chicken fun? My theroy on racing him one on one is to already have your bag packed up first. That way, when he takes you out, your gear is already cleaned up, you can kick back and enjoy the rest of the day as a spectator.
by Henry Hester
Mon Jan 20, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skyhooks: Cheating or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 14353

I think we all think it's a really good idea however, like Arab, we are all scared to death to use it.
by Henry Hester
Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: New Job
Replies: 11
Views: 4882

JG, We booked nothing on the first day but things picked up after that. 4 Million in three days. I guess it pays to not play the game like everyone else.

Actually, we dressed exactly how the Ride owners dressed everyday - figuring they were successful - why couldn't we be successful too.
by Henry Hester
Thu Jan 16, 2003 6:08 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582727

Agreeing with GBJ, Korten is the fastst TS guy I've ever seen. If he were racing with us today, the season would be boring, at least in the TS races.

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by Henry Hester
Thu Jan 16, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: New Job
Replies: 11
Views: 4882

I am proud to announce that I've been named the <b>National Sales Manager</b> for <b>Osiris Shoes</b>, here in San Diego. I'll be working in-house with Dave Andrecht and a host of other skate legends... Tony Magnusson of course! Osiris was a major money sponsor for the first La Costa Open. They (who...
by Henry Hester
Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who is open, who is pro?
Replies: 59
Views: 33663

Now that sounds like a fun event. Mixed up, a little confusing but plenty of runs. I think we put too much weight on qualifying. Dual action is fun but you're right. Seed 1 vs. seed 32 is just boring. Maysey, how many times did I race Chicken. I know how you feel. Don't forget, someday we may be abl...
by Henry Hester
Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:36 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: My Son
Replies: 26
Views: 14884

My thoughts are with you Jack.
by Henry Hester
Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who has the coolest picture.
Replies: 29
Views: 16389

Vlad's shot is one of the best I've ever seen. Also, a shot of Jonathan (Cometman) I had on my page (temp down) was pretty rad. I also like Noah's shot.


Uh,Adam? Help the kid out.

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by Henry Hester
Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:18 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who is open, who is pro?
Replies: 59
Views: 33663

Remember how we split up the classes at the first La Costa race? Timed runs. Instead of the current Pro/Open structure, we presented A Pro and B Pro. That way, everybody got to call himself or herself Pro and we were able to have two man-on-man money events based on how the skaters were doing that d...
by Henry Hester
Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:02 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] Tentative 2003 FCR Series Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 4193

It's very good to see FCR working with other promoters (domestic and foreign) to certify their races towards "world" points.
by Henry Hester
Sun Jan 05, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2002] Take the 2002 FCR course survey
Replies: 4
Views: 3851

So where do you get the results?
by Henry Hester
Thu Dec 19, 2002 6:47 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582727

Vlad, too funny, I was just a little behind you on that one.
by Henry Hester
Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:58 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582727

Doesn't "Vlad" rhyme with "Glad"?
by Henry Hester
Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:48 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Push start
Replies: 10
Views: 4563

Learning to push Mongo when I was 9 years old was the worst sports mistake of my life. There is nothing good about it. Mongo Skaters suck. <i>Except Chaput and Mallard.</i>
by Henry Hester
Sat Dec 14, 2002 1:21 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wall Street's Here . . . there goes the neighborhood!
Replies: 13
Views: 6340

I'm calling <b>Bruce vs. Wes</b> the Slalom grudge Series of 2003. If you went to a race for any reason last year, it was to see Dylan and Josh go at it. This year, my money is on Wall St.
by Henry Hester
Sat Dec 14, 2002 12:59 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Richy and Maria Swiss fund
Replies: 17
Views: 8269

Richie, If you collect money at the Swiss race won't you also need a green card? HH
by Henry Hester
Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:43 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Richy and Maria Swiss fund
Replies: 17
Views: 8269

I'm good for $50 as soon as you get Paypal up.
by Henry Hester
Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:52 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 83642

Why did Chaput get such a cool picture?
by Henry Hester
Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:49 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 83642

Arab, correction, I usually puke on cone # 86.

Does that count as a downed cone?

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by Henry Hester
Wed Dec 04, 2002 6:00 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Product Of The Year 2002
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

Why do we like Avalons so much? No hubs.
by Henry Hester
Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:22 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 83642

Whoops! That's what happens when you don't read the thread. :smile: You already covered the distance thing. I'd attempt it a 6.5',
by Henry Hester
Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:16 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 100-cone slalom course
Replies: 122
Views: 83642

Is there anything to the overall distance of the 100 man march? I mean, would it be faster at 6.5 feet or even 7ft? There is probably some distance between cones that allow for the fastest A to Z time. Understanding and respecting JG's International 1.7 meter cone setting.
by Henry Hester
Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:48 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Product Of The Year 2002
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

<b>Turner Avalons</b> should get "Product of the Year" even though I'd want to narrow them a little on both the front side and back side. Still too sticky.

Product of the year? Absolutely!
by Henry Hester
Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:53 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582727

Hey, I had to race that little punk from Turner. What's his name? Dylan. That's it. I gave him 20 cones, I think. Never came close to catching up to him but I was able to make plenty of noise and scare him a little. Handicapping can be fun but you've really got to intimidate your competitor. They've...
by Henry Hester
Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:41 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Media Coverage
Replies: 10
Views: 7803

Adam, you're a cool guy. It was great meeting you at Morro Bay. I only wish you had arrived early enough to suit up. Dude, anyone who has Arab posting on their site is a winner.
by Henry Hester
Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:06 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

nasse, Arab deserves way more respect than you're giving him. We have missed his posts here and on NCDSA. Smack is smack. Learn how to do it right.
by Henry Hester
Fri Nov 29, 2002 5:12 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

That's exactly how it went down. Good tale TK. Gilmour, that run was blistering hot and you took him out in style.

I love Slalom today. Happy Thanksgiving brothers.
by Henry Hester
Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:41 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

Do I need to retell the story of "Mollica and Gilmour"?
by Henry Hester
Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:39 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

TK, you were almost crying. "You two guys are going to ruin slalom!!!"

Now... looking back... your totally get it. BTW, welcome to the Pro ranks for 2003 but you can't beat me cause I'll just bet myself I can beat you. :smile:
by Henry Hester
Wed Nov 27, 2002 7:05 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

Point taken. However, most of the fun in Slalom racing is in whatever strategy you can gleam from it. Learning to run the cones, the technique and the skill set involved is pretty much a given. It's fun. The real fun comes from your head like... when you're on the starting ramp for one last chance, ...
by Henry Hester
Wed Nov 27, 2002 12:20 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

JG, after reading your post, I must agree 100%. There are elements of spectator appeal but as you said... It's got to look impossible (TS), it's got to be up close and personal (TS) and it's got to be sexy (you). Why we keep our spectators on the curb is beyond me. I know there is nothing in the ins...
by Henry Hester
Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:15 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

Hell, I can bet you and then beat you.

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by Henry Hester
Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:10 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27871

To me, Slalom Skateboarding is more of a participant sport than a spectator sport. We leave no wake or spray trail and the "flow factor" is very hard to capture on film. Extreme. Not. Most of the guys that race are in their mid 30s'. I think, if you look closer to the past, you might find the future...
by Henry Hester
Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:18 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Trackmate E-Fommercial
Replies: 9
Views: 6339

Damn JG, with all those Bams, you're makin' me hungry. Bam!
by Henry Hester
Thu Oct 31, 2002 9:57 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: Jani with a Roe board
Replies: 5
Views: 3930

Don't get too fast on that thing...

good meeting you at Morro. Too bad we didn't hook up for dinner or other quality time.
by Henry Hester
Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:48 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Slalom! [online] in full swing!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 22440

Very nice Adam, excellent job, keep it up. Henry