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by Steve Michael
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

John Gilmour in AZ President's day weekend!

Hey all you AZ guys! JG's flights were bamboozled to LA and through to Austrailia today, and with some bad weather scheduled to hit the Gold Coast, it doesn't look good for him to make it. He's fighting with the idea of staying here for a few days before he goes back, but I don't know if he knows wh...
by Steve Michael
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

ISSA Members in AZ...VOTE NOW!!

OK, AZ guys! I'm sick and tired of a few hard-cores that want to limit the stoke of slalom by instituting more and more RULES. BE SURE to vote at the link below and all the other issues if you're a member of ISSA. http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=5676 Liberalization of rules a...
by Steve Michael
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Need misc. stuff AND a set of Kjell's
Replies: 0
Views: 923

Need misc. stuff AND a set of Kjell's

I'm in need of a few choice bits & pieces. If you've ever dealt with me, you know how I LOVE to trade...and I've got PLENTY of stuff to trade. I've got money, too. Tracker Gnarly pivot baseplate w/stud kingpin Single Bennett Pro Hanger Seismic 130mm hanger, any type or condition single white Avalon...
by Steve Michael
Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

I GOT to get ready for Hood River!

Sunday AM at NCHS?? A little Father's Day present to me.

I'll bring the cones...and a few new rides!!

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Mon May 02, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Hey Steve, Come out to N. Canyon for a hour, it will clear your mind and relax you. Bring the wife and baby with you, the weather will be great in the A.M. 6:45-7:45 Well, I finally made it out this past Sunday morning...But not before I realized I had left without packing my helmet & pads...D'OH! ...
by Steve Michael
Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: I need a complete speedboard!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6922

Hey, Scott...send me a copy of that template when you're done, will ya??

-=S=-

OH...and you don't need a copier. Just trace it out on a piece of butcher paper or wrapping paper or whatever.
by Steve Michael
Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 1 Gus Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 4125

gus Trucks

Yo, JD. If you don't get one from SC, Jack Smith has one or two I think he wants to get rid of.

SC...Thanks for the schwagg! It all got here yesterday. Now I just gotta find the time to mess with it all.

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: I need a complete speedboard!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6922

Speedboard for Stompy

Scotty, 'ya just hafta' build it slowly. Score some big-ass wheels. They don't have to be Flys right away...start with Kryptonics Racecores in 76mm, 80mm or 85mm, or Exskates or Gravity or whatever. Score some DH trucks. Randal DH bases with either the DH or RII 180mm hangers works, as do Gullwing C...
by Steve Michael
Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: slip sliding away
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

Foot sliding whilst pumping

...or get yo-self some Nasty Grip. Edger is OK. I also have a small supply of my "nasty grip". 50 grit and only $2.00/ft plus $4.00 shipping. A 36 x 9" piece (ONE piece!) would be an even $10. Ask anyone who's used this stuff, it's awesome. ...and I'm not responsible for your lack of skin as a resul...
by Steve Michael
Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

I'm back...just barely: NO MORE POOL!

This bein' 40 with a new baby kinda puts a crimp in your skatetime, y'know? Rob: Yeah, I was finally able to talk to Rick today (Saturday). I guess he's goin' out to the lake tomorrow now that the boat is "fixed". I'm gonna miss the AM Slalom...My missed time at home needs to be caught-up tomorrow, ...
by Steve Michael
Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

No Pool on Saturday Morning!!

HELP! I'm stuck in freakin' OMAHA! I'm lucky to get this message out to the bros. Lebhart et al. AWA cancelled my flight, so I'm stuck here until I get home...on Saturday morning aroiund 10:00 AM...CRAP!! Anywhoo, the pool across the street is out of the question for Saturday morning, and I don't h...
by Steve Michael
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

EMPTY POOL ALERT!

WE HAVE A POOL ALERT

I've been given permission to ride an empty pool IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD!

No Booze, No radio allowed...just 35-45 yr old skaters w/their waterjugs need apply.

Call me for more information. 480-949-1971

THIS OFFER CAN END AT ANY TIME due to pool re-surfacing.

Ciao! -=S=-
by Steve Michael
Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Fluitt in town

I'm in town but working April 12-14th, leaving the night of the 14th for Omaha on business (bleah). The 14th is also Laura and my 4th anniversary, so we'll be going out the night of the 13th. I MAY be available either Tuesday Night or Wednesday early AM for some ridin'. RICK & BOB LEBHART...where ar...
by Steve Michael
Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

GF in Scottsdale and NEW ARRIVAL!!

Sweet! Looks like you picked the right week to be here...the last few weeks have been pretty wet, even by AZ standards. AFA a hill, we hold our GRS sessions on the street behind North Canyon H.S. in N.Phoenix, not too far from Scottsdale. There are others, but not many with no traffic that are in sk...
by Steve Michael
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Texas Sizzler 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 9924

iEh Eddy, mi Hermano! I'll be in Texas most of this coming week (Jan. 24-27)...Houston on Monday and the Dallas area Tuesday through Thursday!! Laura is due in late February, and most of my time & effort is going into getting ready (if one truely can) for his arrival sometime thereabouts, so I'm gon...
by Steve Michael
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Texas Slalom

Hehe... Tom, I'll be in Texas most of this coming week (Jan. 24-27)!! Laura is due in late February, and most of my time & effort is going into getting ready (if one truely can) for his arrival sometime thereabouts. I'm hoping to get in touch with Eddy and the rest of those Tejas yahoos to see if I ...
by Steve Michael
Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2005
Replies: 16
Views: 10725

Jani Soderhall wrote:Nice Steve,

I'll put you up for February 2006.
No need to wait, Jani. If you need Dec.2005, I'll take that instead.

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2005
Replies: 16
Views: 10725

Site Sponsorship

$$ on the way, Jani.

If July is already taken for 2005, I'll take February 2006 in honor of my son's first birthday!

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

HEY! Anyone out there wanna SKATE??

Afternoons are KILLER this time of year. Park, Ditch or Slalom??

I'm game.

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

I won't be able to skate, Tom...but I'll take you up on that 100' tape if you've been able to find it. I can pick it up on Sunday AM.

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: THE TRAP
Replies: 16
Views: 11965

TheTrap UPDATE: The Trap (currently recorded on NCDSA.com under "The Trap" forum) has been updated to allow for all three Trap distances: 44', 88' and 176'. Eventually, one of these distances (88' or 176') will be used for Official Group Competitions, with riders taking 2-3 official "trys" each. Bu...
by Steve Michael
Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 79017

... but a lot of y'all could ask your photographer to stand on the other side, ha! <--- You mean THIS fat butt? Yeah, Rich. You can be my photographer next time. But I'm not switching to goofy foot for slalom...sorry. I get tired of reminding folks I'm wearing hip pads. I'm 40, but not nearly that ...
by Steve Michael
Sun Aug 15, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 79017

Hans...you just don't get it. It's still the same freakin' ball. If the rules change, DEAL WITH IT. Who makes the rules? Well, there are currently a pretty good set of rules now in place. Jack knows that, and as he's so aptly stated, he'll continue with those for now. He (and I) also value what both...
by Steve Michael
Sat Aug 14, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 79017

I'll take 66's psychology one step further (got the degree to prove it, too). A bunch of kids got together one day, and it was discovered that at one time, they all had played...and loved...the same ball game! For some of them it had been a long while since they last played ball, and some of them ha...
by Steve Michael
Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: THE TRAP
Replies: 16
Views: 11965

Ah, yes...that would make sense.

But you didn't designate which one in your post.

...and 20 still is no substitute for 40, IMO; but I'm not here to argue that. There are no cones in The Trap to worry about, other than the ones marking the entry and the exit, roughly 6' apart (~2m).

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: THE TRAP
Replies: 16
Views: 11965

I remember terrible bashings when i proposed to enter a cyberslalom time set on 20 cones at my first attempt (as of course i go faster on the 20 last cones that was fair), but everybody thought it was kind of cheating... 20 cones vs. 25 on the CyberSlalom course is a fundamental change on the cours...
by Steve Michael
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: THE TRAP
Replies: 16
Views: 11965

Etienne: You are correct on every point. Hand timed, the 176' distance makes the most sense...for accuracy and ease of use. Those folks who have access to a better timing system (or at official competitions) may prefer the shorter 88'. Those who have tried both Trap lengths (to date about 10 of us) ...
by Steve Michael
Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: THE TRAP
Replies: 16
Views: 11965

Tom, there are many things that make a skateboarder successful at slalom, and the ability to generate and control speed are two of those things. Having a good start, whether pushing or from a ramp. Foot position, weight distribution, equiptment, confidence, luck...and knowing how fast you can go and...
by Steve Michael
Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:12 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

August 15th??

I'm out of town this coming weekend.

Anyone for Sunday August 15th?

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Comet Race Narrow (stiff)
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Comet Race Narrow: Stiff

TK: I've got too many GRS boards set up now, including TWO Comet Race Narrow's in Stiff flex. Both boards are built-up with RTX/RTS combos, front truck wedged, rear truck flat, and ABEC-11 Stingers. One is clear grip over a BOZI sticker (from Jeff Y.), green logo. One is from Paul Howard (Pauliwog) ...
by Steve Michael
Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: THE TRAP
Replies: 16
Views: 11965

The Trap...discussion.

Hehe...YEAH. I already got some opinions...Good! Jackie-Q: Adam N. was only able to put up the preliminary Trap stuff, and did so prior to real-life testing. I agree that a shorter Trap has the possibility to measure your absolute fastest speed...and to that end, I thought that 44' would be the best...
by Steve Michael
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: THE TRAP
Replies: 16
Views: 11965

THE TRAP

A standard is being created that will (hopefully) allow all skateboarders to find out: Just how fast can I go on this skateboard under my own power? It's called The Trap, and it's very simple. On a FLAT SURFACE (run in both directions so as to negate any wind or slope benefit), Go AS FAST AS YOU CAN...
by Steve Michael
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Alternative Cyber Slalom
Replies: 76
Views: 74001

I, like Michael D. have read the posts recently about the EuroCyberSlalom (ECS). Interesting concept! I agree that ECS is more an excersize in consistency and speed maintenence than accelleration and strength with the ACS. In either case, they're both competitions that individuals can enter & partic...
by Steve Michael
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 79017

Best to you as well, AZ Adam. I, too, am looking forward to uniting the community. Kudos to you for taking a step that transcends your own personal feelings for the betterment of the sport.

See you out at PV, T-bird or the Sunday GRS Slalom (the 15th good?)

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Great offer, Bob. I'm gonna miss this Sunday's fun.

You guys be careful and have fun. -=S=-
by Steve Michael
Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Texas slalom on August 7th

Hell yeah, I'm interested. But I'll be in California that weekend with my Wifey...and hopefully, getting at least SOME skating in, either slalom or longboarding. I'm puttin together a FF Freerider with new Seismics and Avalons, and I'll give that the shake-down on the riverwalk next week when I'm in...
by Steve Michael
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:59 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Nope. Washington DC for the 4th and plans for the 11th. BUT...we had a great time runnin' a pretty easy SPEEDY 50-cone set, and then I introduced the Brother's Lebhart to the Shea Ditch. LOVED it. Stopped by the house for a drink on the way home and gave them a glimpse of da'Quiver. iAye, Carumba! 3...
by Steve Michael
Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Ok, here's your update: I'll also be out at the hill for 'cones on Sunday AM...expect me around 6:30. I have a ton of the "starter" cones, and I'll bring those. we'll pack it up no later than 8:00 and head over to 100th St. & Shea ditch. I'll have to see what it looks like on Saturday to make sure i...
by Steve Michael
Sat Jun 19, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Sunday Phoenix GRS

Yup. I'll be there.
by Steve Michael
Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Puttin' an engine back into a Volvo before it gets to 146 F out there.

Told Vince & Brandon about it, so their folks may bring them this time. Maybe.

Vince's dad built him a shark-shaped longboard out of a sheet of billet aluminum. Hehe...we'll see how that works.

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC Geezered
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Hey, Dave! Still nothing in the post...

But I do have an extra Indy 101 truck...not an offset, but you didn't ask for one.

I'd love that TTC 127. And some other stuff.

-=S=-
by Steve Michael
Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WANTED Used Turner to cherish and ride
Replies: 9
Views: 4705

Red Bobby Turner Needlenose (cutaway) FS

To Gavin or anyone else interested: I have a classic ('78-81) Bob Turner Needlenose in Ferarri Red. It was mis-drilled in 1981 in ABQ, NM, ridden once, and then put away. Two years ago, Paul Dunn of Turner took in the sick puppy and did a stellar job filling the old holes with epoxy and custom drill...
by Steve Michael
Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Lives on Board
Replies: 5
Views: 5358

Lives on Board

Thanks, Jack. I'm trying to capture those few memories that still stick in my mind about my time "on board". I've got the ideas down, but I'm still crafting the details around those events, and trying to draw a vivid picture without being too sappy or nostalgic. Are you getting many other replys for...
by Steve Michael
Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Lives on Board
Replies: 5
Views: 5358

I'm putting together a chapter for your book, but it's taking a while. The POV will be one of an 8th grader in AZ...so close, but very far away from the California skate scene. I hope to have it completed soon. Here's the last few lines: Two weekends ago, I had the chance to ride with one of the guy...
by Steve Michael
Sat May 22, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Rob, that's sweet. It's been 12 years since I've seen or even heard from Rick. It'll be great to see him again...and even better to skate with him! Can you remember the last time we went to High Roller together? I'll have a few kids with me as well...Vince and his younger brother Brandon will be the...
by Steve Michael
Sat May 15, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Phoenix G.R.S.
Replies: 102
Views: 110136

Well, no one was available this weekend...and it's probably just as well, as I've been pinned at home with everything from pool cleaning to three or four repairs. Vince (the kid I bring to the sessions) is quickly out-growing his Comet Street Slalom, so he stopped by to see what's next in the way of...
by Steve Michael
Mon May 10, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Slalom Race Posters (high-res graphics of posters)
Replies: 12
Views: 9035

How 'bout High Peaks Drifter 2002/3?
by Steve Michael
Thu May 06, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Red Clay Cup - 2004 Georgia State Championships
Replies: 67
Views: 48227

Georgia. Georgia? The whole day through... EDDY...I'm in GREENVILLE for 5/5, bro! I'm outta here on the thursday noon flight back to PHX from DFW, no time to skate. Where the HelllinTexas are you? Come out to AZ some time, and we'll do Park/ditch/Longboarding and slalom, all GRS style. Wifey is a ki...
by Steve Michael
Tue May 04, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The "Gathering" 2004
Replies: 166
Views: 110258

Naw, Keith had a blade but no pop. Chris...YUP. I ran the Sims Team Turner twice...both DQ'ed. I could only clean the course with the plank and the orange wheels or the C62's. The TP Krypto Project II's were just too fast and without the footspace, I didn't want to risk hurtin' the other thumb. Even...
by Steve Michael
Tue May 04, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Turner - 3dm Cambria Colours?
Replies: 13
Views: 11720

Colors consistent with DUROS

At G4 this weekend, we all got a peek at all the pretty new colors of 3dm wheels. I think we named each of them after drinks or beverage condiments; Bloody Mary (the new red), Olive (for your martini) and Curacao (that flouro blue). Before this gets outta hand Dan, make it simple and market the hell...