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by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: xcaliber spring trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 2616

xcaliber spring trucks

Looking for a pair of xcaliber spring trucks. NOS would be great, but I could use a pair that needs some TLC.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: RoeRacing 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 4152

RoeRacing 2006

Gareth,
I've been checking your site lately, and it reads,

We're gearing up for 2006!
New site launching in two weeks


When can we expect some news?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 6 Wheelers!
Replies: 21
Views: 12471

slalom skateboarding equipment

I agree with Corky in the belief that a 6-wheeler should not be a legal slalom competition skateboard. During this debate, others have argued that any device defined as a skateboard is therefore legal for slalom skateboarding. To me, that is equivalent to saying that since automobile racing is perfo...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2006] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 157
Views: 165876

race statuses

I'm sorry, but I don't see how the Farm, a race that has occurred annually for 5 years ends up with a basic status for '06, while the Ohio race ends up as a main, when '06 will be its inaugural event. The strong history and professionalism of the Farm race should allow it to maintain its main status...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 102636

prime status

I asked the question in this forum in August:

24 Aug 2005 11:28 Statesville, Winston-Salem November races

Since the MSSS '05 is on hold, could this race be considered "prime"?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 177181

Dixie Cup

Well, the power in Stahlstown just came back on today at noon, after being off for 108 hours. I manned the generator, woodburner, and sump-pump and kept the house warm, the food cold, and the basement dry. Unfortunately, in the process, I burned up over 30 gallons of gas and 4 vacation days, missed ...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 177181

Statesville event

What time does practice and qualifying begin for the Saturday race in Statesville? The contest calendar only says Saturday morning.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA is down?
Replies: 40
Views: 27184

The South Florida God Of All That Is Slalom From The Comfort Of His Easy Chair made a few posts this morning and this afternoon NCDSA is DOWN.
Coincidence?
Lame, WT. Was hoping you were beyond all that BS.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 177181

North Carolina

Well Marty, I'm definitely thinkin' about it. I WAS planning on going to the MSSS '05, but I think that point is moot. There are only 2 "prime" level races in the USA East division, and the MSSS was one of them. I don't think that last year's event was up to the level one would expect for a prime ev...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner SummerSki Downhill Gun: Primed And Loaded!
Replies: 33
Views: 39781

Plasti-Dip bumpers

I'd like to see some evidence that the Plasti-Dip bumper idea has actually saved a foam-cored deck from serious damage. All of the impact force is still transfered to the point of the deck's nose, and I don't think that it is thick or resilient enough to absorb/dissipate a good smack into a curb. Bu...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 177181

Statesville, Winston-Salem November races

Marion's busting his hump to get all of the details done and then posting it. He has even been in touch with Corky to make sure we all get points. Knowing Marion as I do, you can bet that his DHB group will be putting on one fine race. Since the MSSS '05 is on hold, could this race be considered "p...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Mountain State Slalom-Bridge Day 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

MSSS prime status

Well, There could be problem/opportunity. If the MSSS '05 doesn't happen, couldn't that open the door for another USA East event to be bumped-up to prime status (P8)? How can an event that has been put "on hold" still take up a prime slot on the slalom calendar? http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Stu...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] Chicago 2005
Replies: 186
Views: 153705

dont come for all i care

dont come for all i care.cf
Done.

Thanks, Chris.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] Chicago 2005
Replies: 186
Views: 153705

Venue change

Yeah, what the hell happened? I thought all of the permits were finalized for Wilson and Lakeshore. Looks like scenic Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan have been replaced by railroad tracks, semi trailers, and warehouses. Just the kind of place I like to take my wife. Whose idea was it for the venue ch...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: KMG, Where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 4145

Eric, you are a funny guy. I will NEVER sell the Kryptonics foam core. And, BTW, no one ever said I was OUT, just not slaloming IN Gaithersburg lately.

See ya at the Farm.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 590406

Why, Bobo, Why!!??

Bobo's retirement post was submitted on the Buy, Sell, Trade forum @ NCDSA
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 590406

Buh-buy, Bobo

On 7/8/2005 Bob Frias wrote in from United States (24.91.xxx.xxx)
Getting out of slalom and focusing on the thing I love, MUSIC.
Bobo, how can you get out of something you haven't been in?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 590406

3 trucks and 6 wheels

Neil,
I was referring to 3 trucks and 6 wheels per skateboard...................
by Kevin M. Gamble
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] Chicago 2005
Replies: 186
Views: 153705

race parking

Is there parking at/near the race site?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 590406

6 wheelers

So, I guess, he with the most wheels (cash) wins . Where does it end? I thought slalom was about technique and ability. BTW, I don't fear 3 axles. I just don't like the idea of a race where extra equipment can be purchased to compensate for diminished athletic ability. And, if it does come to pass t...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 590406

slalom equipment

Is this the direction that the slalom train is heading? If it is, let me off at the next station. Maybe it's time to define what a slalom skateboard is.

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by Kevin M. Gamble
Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] Chicago 2005
Replies: 186
Views: 153705

Chicago?

Well,
It has been awfully quiet around here; no recent posts, no sign-up/contest calendar.

Is this thing still gonna happen? The race (if there still is a race) is only 3 weeks away.

Who all is gonna show?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: KMG, Where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 4145

Still here in southwestern PA. Life is about priorities and choices. For many reasons, slaloming in Gaithersburg isn't as high on the to-do list as in the past.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] Chicago 2005
Replies: 186
Views: 153705

Chicago Race

tick tock......................
When will this race be listed on the contest calendars?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat May 07, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 102636

annual DC race?

Rick,
What annual DC race are you referring to that would be eligible for a main status?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Tue May 03, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Gathering Posts
Replies: 98
Views: 79482

it's not the volts; it's the amps that kill ya

GBJ,
I seem to recall that there was a power panel to the left as you look down the main hill. Pretty sure that there are some outlets there.

Good luck with T5G.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Helmet, Pads, Wrist guards & Sliding gloves
Topic: Jay Adams Flyaway revived as FLY-HIGH BY EIGHT
Replies: 21
Views: 28405

Jay Adams Flyaway revived as FLY-HIGH BY EIGHT

Well, Sooner or later somebody had to re-issue the Flyaway helmet. Is this a bogus copy, or is it built similar to the originals? http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZjdmjunsei The auction refers to FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) construction, but I'm no expert on plastics; maybe Duane D. could she...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Safety PSA
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Helmets and Slalom

It's just my personal opinion, but, seems to me that as we grow our grass roots sport, one good way for us to get "noticed" by the mainstream media, local police departments, and insurance companies is to have a few serious head injuries to call attention to slalom. This is not the kind of negative ...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] Chicago 2005
Replies: 186
Views: 153705

Race and Hotel Location

Chris F and Chris B,
What area of Chicago would be the best place to search for a hotel room for the race weekend?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:49 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] Chicago 2005
Replies: 186
Views: 153705

very interesting.........................
Yvonne and I might be showing up, also.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: Manx vs 3DM Avalon comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 8083

Manx vs 3DM Avalon comparison

How do Manx wheels compare with 3DM Avalons? Shape, offset, speed, grip, wear, etc.
Will they fit on aluminum Seismics?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: MANX
Topic: Manx wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 5374

Manx vs Avalons comparison

post removed and moved to it's own thread
by Kevin M. Gamble
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: The Farm 5.0 - Give the People What They Want
Replies: 43
Views: 39018

Tway,
I think the Derby hill gives you more racing options than Shady Lane, if for no other reason than it is much wider. You can leave a lane open for vehicular traffic beside the slalom course. At Shady Lane, a car on the road means moving a lot of cones to allow them to pass.

my 2¢
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Motown Showdown in '05?
Replies: 6
Views: 4715

Detroit race info

Chris,
Not to echo Lenny's inquiry, but what's the latest word on the Detroit race? Is it still on?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Park City, Utah avalanche
Replies: 1
Views: 2542

Park City, Utah avalanche

Just saw that Park City, Utah had a large avalanche today. Isn't that where Martin Drayton now lives?

Martin, you OK?


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144484,00.html
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Ick
Topic: New Custom Ick Stick by . . . me
Replies: 11
Views: 13038

Drawing something like this with the precision of 1/10,000ths of an inch and then getting high resolution output for just a few dollars is really cool.
Wes,
What application did you use to draw up your design?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 6 Cones per Second Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 10050

PS. People over 30 shouldn't do slalom.
This 49-year-old body is starting to believe you're right. But, the people that manufacture hypodermic needles, cortisteroids, and CT scanners need to eat, too.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Cone Out rule!
Replies: 20
Views: 17343

Cone Out

There are usually 3 questions before each race: Timer Ready? Response should come from timekeeper. then Course Ready? Response should come from cone marshalls. then Racers Ready? Response should come from racers. If the racer has been told that the course is ready, than a cone out means that the cou...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Gathering Posts
Replies: 98
Views: 79482

Gathering

Last year, at T4G, the Saturday events were held at the Pheasant Run Area of Seneca Creek State Park. The pavement wasn't as good as the pavement at the Cardinal Area, and the hill included a left-hand curve. Obviously, this created a dual course with the 2 lanes being different from each other. But...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: 2004 WINTER OUTLAW RACES
Replies: 86
Views: 60602

The Bigger Picture

I dont understand the huge deal. That's right, you don't. I worry about the future of slalom skateboarding. I don't like to see slalom events cancelled due to bad weather. That's all my post was about. Period. I prefer cones to grinds; that's why I post on slalomskateboarder.com. If it is that impo...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: 2004 WINTER OUTLAW RACES
Replies: 86
Views: 60602

Mike, While you're at it, why don't you rename the DC Outlaws the DC Locals ? I have to drive 180 miles to get to "one of the best areas in North America for racing". And I'll gladly do it many times in the future. I just wish the race dates would be a little more "locked down", and with a backup pl...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: 2004 WINTER OUTLAW RACES
Replies: 86
Views: 60602

There’s a chance of rain on Saturday. Is there a possibility of changing the race to Sunday afternoon? Wes, If there had been a rain date scheduled along with the race date, you wouldn't have to even ask that question. How many times does this have to happen before we start anticipating the possibi...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2004] World rankings: Overall
Replies: 135
Views: 122289

Wes,
Also, none of the 2004 DC Summer Outlaw races are on the events list.
by Kevin M. Gamble
Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: MSSS
Replies: 5
Views: 3449

MSSS 2004 pics and video

Dave G,
There were lots of photographs and video being taken at the MSSS. How can we get our hands on some of these?

I think one of the locals was compiling a DVD. Can you give us the info to get one?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: MSSS
Replies: 64
Views: 52714

Wes, I'll send you my bill. I'm not crazy about always being the first-aid guy. I keep a tool bag in my car, full of gauze, tape, etc. just for these kinds of misshaps. Don't know what we're gonna do if someone really gets hurt. I think your helmet might need some first-aid, also. Or possibly replac...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: MSSS
Replies: 64
Views: 52714

MSSS 2004

1. What time does practice start on Sunday? (The contest sign-up page still shows 00:00).

2. What types of courses are going to be set? Who will be setting them?

3. How is the bracketing going to be set up? Are there going to be multiple classes ( A & B, Pro & Am, etc)?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Mountain State Slalom Skate 2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3481

How about some info on the 2004 race?

The sign-up page still shows a start time of 00:00.

How many events, what type of courses?
by Kevin M. Gamble
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC outlaw rcae moved to sunday. landsdowne saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 11864

Some people say I'm always cranky, but in the words of John Astin, "I'm feeling MUCH better now". Speaking of solicited comments, this whole schedule conflict thing could more easily be avoided if RAIN DATES were scheduled with the original events. How many more times do we have to endure cancelled ...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC outlaw rcae moved to sunday. landsdowne saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 11864

You know, life can be a little complicated........... Someone asks you for a commitment, or schedules an event, but you can't show up because there is a DC Outlaw race that day. So, schedules are re-arranged so that it is possible to attend both events. Then, 3 days before the race, you start readin...
by Kevin M. Gamble
Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC outlaw rcae moved to sunday. landsdowne saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 11864

It appears to me that, when the original date for the Landsdown event was rained-out, a new date was picked with little or no regard for the scheduling conflict that was being created with the (already scheduled and announced) DC Outlaw slalom event. When I then posted about this schedule conflict, ...