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by Jim Siener
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Terry, it is the same hill although I didn't know that they finally paved it. Also everyone should know that the Sheepfold is a very popular dog run area. Lots of barking dogs.
by Jim Siener
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Soapbox derby track near Boston
Replies: 10
Views: 7017

Karl, what time are you skating? I might be able to come by.
by Jim Siener
Tue May 30, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Soapbox derby track near Boston
Replies: 10
Views: 7017

Here is an article about the location. I saw the track a year ago and it was unskateable, the track had been neglected for 20 years. According to the article they are only fixing the holes so it may still not be any good for slalom. If they decide to totally repave it then it would be perfect. Appar...
by Jim Siener
Mon May 29, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Soapbox derby track near Boston
Replies: 10
Views: 7017

Soapbox derby track near Boston

They just repaved a soap box derby track at the Middlesex Fells in Stoneham MA for an upcoming race. Should be a perfect venue for slalom. Its not a road that cars travel but its own track near a big field. Its called the Sheepfold and is a popular place for people to bring their dogs to run. www.bu...
by Jim Siener
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Arboretum Outlaw SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH 9 AM TIGHT SLALOM
Replies: 41
Views: 32070

Karl, change in family plans, I'll be there to skate. Should be a great day.
by Jim Siener
Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Arboretum Outlaw SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH 9 AM TIGHT SLALOM
Replies: 41
Views: 32070

Karl, I got family plans on Saturday morning. Sorry but I can't make it.
by Jim Siener
Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Arboretum Outlaw SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH 9 AM TIGHT SLALOM
Replies: 41
Views: 32070

Karl, what time are you going to race? Do you realize that this day is the same as the Head of the Charles? Boston will be swarming with college kids and parents. Hopefully they will steer clear of the Arbortem. Post up a race time. If I can swing skating and also seeing my neice's crew race I will ...
by Jim Siener
Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: The Arboretum!
Replies: 8
Views: 5273

You rock guys!
by Jim Siener
Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Anyone up for a Boston Practice Sess?
Replies: 10
Views: 4965

Matt the only toasting that will be done is the sunburn on the back of my neck. The Needham boys are fast. With no jobs, and no school all they have is time to skate. Watch out. The Arbortem hill is super nice to skate. Good session last night. Bryan was doing his best impression of Mollica skating ...
by Jim Siener
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Anyone up for a Boston Practice Sess?
Replies: 10
Views: 4965

Yes, a practice session would be great. Arboretum or Millenium Park.
by Jim Siener
Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: The Farm Outlaw Series
Replies: 451
Views: 385965

Offsets

Eric, That is an interesting way to approach setting up offsets. I was wondering if there are other methods people use. I usually just wing it and walk off distances with my feet but I get lost when I want to space out the gaps. The course at the Dam was nice. Not too hard but it had a few challengi...
by Jim Siener
Thu May 12, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: simsbury ct
Replies: 6
Views: 3548

Need ride

I am looking for a ride to the race Sunday morning. Anyone coming from the North Shore Boston area who could swing by Melrose MA and give me a lift? We could arrange a pickup just off of 128 at the 93 exit to make things quicker. My house is about 10 minutes from this point.
by Jim Siener
Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: RYE AIRFIELD PARK/BANK SLALOM THROWDOWN
Replies: 11
Views: 6825

I would be up for that. TK held a banked slalom race last year around the July 4th Boston race. I didn't go due to twisted ankle at the slalom race the day before. Saw pictures and it looked cool, albeit scary. Are people skating Wednesday nights at Rye? I'd come up and join you if I can ever escape...
by Jim Siener
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

My company is letting us out early this Friday for Labor Day. Anyone up for a slalom session at the Arbortem at about 4:00? Or maybe a session at the Hyde Park skate park? Lets start Labor Day weekend right.
by Jim Siener
Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

It was good to skate last night, first time since the Farm for me. The new Aboretum spot is sweet for surface but its still a foot drag to stop. Only advantage is that the surface is smoother than Bussy hill which can ground down a new shoesole in one session. Still have to look out for walkers, bik...
by Jim Siener
Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: New England
Topic: New England Call List
Replies: 27
Views: 22911

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by Jim Siener
Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

John, you are talking about the Arboretum (I think). I was there last weekend doing a family walk with the dog and Mollygirl and noticed the new fresh asphalt and thinking the same thing. Its not as steep as Buyessy Hill but baby smooth surface and long. Its basically on the backside of the hill. I'...
by Jim Siener
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Where is the Thursday night session? The Commons? Aboretum? I want to be there.

And John where is this awesome single track?
by Jim Siener
Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Derek, I tried to rectify the bad posting on the C Class results on NCDSA by pointing it out. You got the shaft on that one, sorry dude. You definately deserve all the credit for winning, first race too. Excellent! But I am in agreement that only big fast courses at Magnolia. Maybe we could do a ses...
by Jim Siener
Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Oh and Matt, your young, you got no excuse.

Go for it!!!!!!
by Jim Siener
Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Come north Joe and join the sissy club. We'd love to have you. I respect your fear of not getting killed. I should probably take more notice since I am a Dad now. But that is what pads are for (I should get a better helmut come to think of it). Part of slaloming at age 39 is a last gasp at learning ...
by Jim Siener
Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Well if I'm a sissy, then this sissy beat your bare ass at the Farm. And who's the sissy who put on small cambrias to slow himself down???? Come on Joe put on some real wheels and take the hill like a man. I rode Grippins and figured even if I plowed cones I'd have speed on my side. We should of had...
by Jim Siener
Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

You know I want to slalom this weekend after the farm race but getting away from my 3 week old daughter may prevent it. I was fortunate to go to the farm. Its day by day with the new Mollygirl. She is great but needs a lot of TLC right now. I know the day and time for the session, if I show up it me...
by Jim Siener
Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582633

Yeah, thats the ticket, if you can't beat them, create some offspring that will in 15 years! Who's got some ideas on how to get your baby stoked on slalom? TK how's Colin coming in his slalom training?
by Jim Siener
Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582633

That Weasel kid is fast, no kiddin. But he is still a Masshole.

I wish I were 15 years old and could skate everyday.
by Jim Siener
Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582633

Joe, I may be sleep deprived from being a new dad on Farm day but the thought of seeing your big ass cross the finish line before me is a thought I can't bear.

I'm with Derek, MASSHOLES RULE!!
by Jim Siener
Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Millennium Park West Roxbury
Replies: 2
Views: 2257

I have been to Millennium Park a couple of times walking the dog and it always intrigued me as a possible slalom spot. Some problems though are that a lot of the paths are narrow, well traveled by walkers, and on the side of hills so if you went off the path you would have a steep drop off. But its ...
by Jim Siener
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

God, I'd love to skate this weekend but I am digging out of the unexpected mess of unpacking my condo after having to cancel my move to a house I was suppose to buy last weekend. All I can say is that some sellers really suck when they lie to you. I'm ready for some cones to take my mind off this cr...
by Jim Siener
Mon May 17, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Great day on Saturday. No sign of rain all day. Everyone looking faster than I remember. Big congrats to Bryan the Weasel. Lots of improvement since the last time I raced him in the Fall. Looks like I have to catch up to him now. But young blood is good, slalom needs it. I agree that Ben Chapman has...
by Jim Siener
Thu May 13, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

If he wears the dress, most definately.
by Jim Siener
Thu May 13, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Henry, if you can get off at the Forest Hills stop right before South Station , do that. Its a half mile from where I live. If not, i can still pick up at South Station. Check your private messages.
by Jim Siener
Thu May 13, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Matt, Saturday is good for me. I'll pick you up (and Henry too)

With winds up to 25 mph it may be the Perfect Storm Slalom Session. Better double up those cones and hope for a tail wind.
by Jim Siener
Wed May 12, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Matt, give me a call. I can give you a ride.
by Jim Siener
Thu May 06, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

What about Sunday?
by Jim Siener
Tue May 04, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Boston Races.
Replies: 24
Views: 16274

John, I like the idea of a preset marked course at the Arbortem. Let us all know when this will happen. Matt and I sessioned last Saturday in this sweet parking lot at this empty corporate building off 128 near the Milton exit. Good place for an Outlaw event, no traffic, cops, or people. You could d...
by Jim Siener
Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Boston Races.
Replies: 24
Views: 16274

Also- John, do you absolutely need a permit to run the July 4th race? How about an outlaw race? They block off the street regardless if we have a race or not.
by Jim Siener
Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Boston Races.
Replies: 24
Views: 16274

John, I vote for a September race too. On July 4th most people want to spend it with family. I got the holiday, 2 family birthdays, and a very pregnant wife all happening around that time. The Common Hill is definately steep enough but I agree with Matt about the runout area. If we could rope off pa...
by Jim Siener
Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Need some pointers and a session
Replies: 22
Views: 12221

Derek, I think I could do a session Sunday the 8th, will know better around that time. How are getting down to the Gathering? I went last year but this year am busy but still would like to go if I could hook a ride with someone and make it a cheap and fast trip. Also your trips to Rye sound cool, I'...
by Jim Siener
Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Need some pointers and a session
Replies: 22
Views: 12221

Boston area slalomers

Whenever this rain stops I will be getting on my board and running some cones. Glen, let us know when you do sessions up in Beverly, that is a killer hill. Derek, and Matt, I live in Boston and run cones at the Arbortem and a few other goods spots close by, usually with Matt Wilson. I am up for any ...
by Jim Siener
Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: My-Chron wireless timing system
Replies: 34
Views: 29785

Vlad, are you doing this so you can change boards quickly? Otherwise why risk wiping out and crushing your timer. How long is the cord to your shoe? I got longer legs than you, might not work for me.
by Jim Siener
Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: NoSchoolz = Great Park AND Slalom Wheel
Replies: 29
Views: 31203

Vlad, would you use these wheels for any other kind of race, Hybrid, GS? I would of thought the rounded lip would encourage lots of sliding/less traction. I have a set of 88's I got specifically to learn how to do longboard slides and they work well but never considered using them for slalom. How do...
by Jim Siener
Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Great day on Sunday. That location is killer. It was great to see all the kids skating slalom and really loving it. And they gave me a good run for my money. It made me realize that kids learn really fast and I better train more or I am going to get whipped by a teenager (AKA Weasel) before I know i...
by Jim Siener
Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:18 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

I'll be there on Sunday too.

Could it actually be a slalom scene?!?!?
by Jim Siener
Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

Day and time?

What day and time are we talking about? My choice is early Sunday but can do either day. Whose gonna make the call?!?
by Jim Siener
Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Ma, NH, training days.
Replies: 490
Views: 409645

I'm in for either day on the weekend. Where is this place?

I will bring my My_Chron timer and anyone who wants to strap it onto their board can get some times.

Joe I, come on up. Matt, lets put that Ick Stick to work!
by Jim Siener
Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Slalom Board Kicktail. Construction & Function.
Replies: 29
Views: 27217

Chris, its funny you say that a modified parrallel stance is good for TS because this is what i am finding out. I just got a timer and have been using it on short 25 cone TS courses so far and I always run cleaner and faster in this stance. Having a timer is the best training tool for someone learni...
by Jim Siener
Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:44 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Slalom Board Kicktail. Construction & Function.
Replies: 29
Views: 27217

i thought i saw some skaters with heel cants on their decks in a video of the race in Switzerland this year. It was the race that Richy Carasco and Howard Gorden went to (I think). Anyway they had some close up shots on some decks that had all kinds of modified deck surfaces that looked like they mo...
by Jim Siener
Wed Aug 06, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom Skateboard Brochure (200K art files enclosed)
Replies: 34
Views: 22366

One more thing. At the Farm my wife overheard someone explaining to a spectator that the racers at the Farm would be paid professional full time athletes if that existed at the Slalom competition level. They are that good in the world of Slalom. Maybe that could go into the part of who slaloms at th...
by Jim Siener
Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom Skateboard Brochure (200K art files enclosed)
Replies: 34
Views: 22366

Nice job Wes! Matt Wilson up here in Boston has been talking of doing precisely this sort of thing to hand out to kids when we do our BASS sessions. As a graphic artist too, I got some suggestions to the layout. I think you could go with a smaller point size on the type and get that much more info i...
by Jim Siener
Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: My-Chron wireless timing system
Replies: 34
Views: 29785

Hey Curt, i am interested in getting one of your timers. I've sent you an email at AOL but no response. Please get in touch with me, thanks.