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by Mike Johnson
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Slalomer in stafford
Replies: 4
Views: 5193

Matt dont ring tonight i'm not in until really late, ring tomorrow night and we'll sort something out. Cheers.
by Mike Johnson
Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: England
Topic: Slalomer in stafford
Replies: 4
Views: 5193

Re: Slalomer in stafford

Mathias Puentedura wrote:Hi, I will go finish my studies in stafford in september.

Some slalomers (or downhill or pool or street) skaters here?

I must ride overthere...
Mathias give me a ring on 01902822940 and we'll hook up, i'm just down the road about 10 miles away.
by Mike Johnson
Tue May 25, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: ISSA + UKSSA = ?
Replies: 31
Views: 26624

Headline from the London Times, "Fog in English channel-Europe cut off"

;-)
by Mike Johnson
Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: bushing squeaks
Replies: 9
Views: 6901

Just rub a little vaseline or vegetable oil over the bushings, turn fast and easy, a brilliant performance enhancer for no money,
by Mike Johnson
Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Wolftown Sessions
Replies: 0
Views: 2453

Wolftown Sessions

Given the enviable position of Wolftown right in the center of England its a good place to have a weekly slalom session. Last week we had about 15 people there doing their thing. If anybodys interested in trying out new gear, trying slalom, or telling tall tales around the cones then its a good frie...
by Mike Johnson
Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Foot Block
Replies: 13
Views: 12473

I quite liked reading this topic, heres an idea. In the past i used to turn two of my front trucks bolts upside down so i could get extra purchase on the deck for big ollies, it works but wrecked your shoes. Anyway the other day i noticed when you do push it through cones yes your front foot does in...
by Mike Johnson
Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: no joke ?
Replies: 129
Views: 95276

US cop "Welcome to Denver we hope you enjoy your stay" Me in shocked silence "?????" i would find it rather natural "- thank you sir", however try it with a french passport, you might have a different experience, or not... My experiences have been many and i've travelled all over the world practica...
by Mike Johnson
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: no joke ?
Replies: 129
Views: 95276

In my experience airport and general cops in the US are some of the most friendly and courteous cops i've seen, theres a line though and dont cross it, smile and be friendly play the stoopid European and you'll even get help and info. Same goes with normal US cops. The place i'll never go back to is...
by Mike Johnson
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Its ok now bro i've got an Airflow OS on order, going to try that out first, thanks anyways.
by Mike Johnson
Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Glenn, Yes it was a tiny little bit out but nothing to write home about and didnt really affect performance that much but i noticed after the last slalom session i had last week that i had some bad wear on one of my avalons just on the inner lip and noticed the axle was out. I put it in the vise and...
by Mike Johnson
Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Yeah but i think you missed the general flow of the points later on, its possibly stupid to hit vert and street with offsets etc but i'm looking at my acs650 and tracker rt/s together and wonder why one would bend and the other wont. Perhaps my analogy of street use was a bad one, you see i hit my l...
by Mike Johnson
Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Well i'm going to throw caution to the wind and make some serious inroads into the Airflow trucks info, they are twenty quid cheaper than the TTC.
by Mike Johnson
Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Yes i suspect you may be right in that respect but wouldnt it be great to skate your race board everywhere?

The axle engineering always confused me when i have a set of ACS 650's that have survived 25+ years of abuse and still run true when an axle with 12 months use bends.
by Mike Johnson
Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Typo Glen, for OS read "OS,TTC, etc etc" I havent read anything or seen anything that would put any of the above in the scrap bin but i like to see gear that is hard used and has survived.
by Mike Johnson
Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Thanks Glen, the thing is i bend axles easily and my rts axle has already gone banana shaped due to heavy use. I skate my set ups constantly so an expensive race truck has to withstand some hefty punishment like dropping off kerbs and popping up them. I make no apologies for hard skating and i must ...
by Mike Johnson
Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

Thanks for your replys, I'm checking out the Airflow OS and the TTC, my hearts kind of set on the TTC for some nostalgic reasons and i've sent Gary Holl a PM on his sets. I'd like some feedback on the airflow though just in case, who uses it, does it work etc etc? Does an 8mm axle make a difference ...
by Mike Johnson
Sat Feb 21, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: TTC/3TC wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 10575

TTC/3TC wanted

After finding out how the rear truck pushes round when you hit it hard enough and even though i've tightened it till it screams i decided its time for me to step up and go for a traction control set up. Yes i tried one and it works. So if you've got one lying around and you dont need it i'll pay cas...
by Mike Johnson
Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: no joke ?
Replies: 129
Views: 95276

Americans didnt win the war of Independance......we English lost it but then again we did face the cream of English/Ulster Scots immigrants to the new land ;-)
by Mike Johnson
Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: no joke ?
Replies: 129
Views: 95276

by Mike Johnson
Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: no joke ?
Replies: 129
Views: 95276

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by Mike Johnson
Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: no joke ?
Replies: 129
Views: 95276

Funny how the French dude gets jailed and by all accounts the English rose that got busted in Florida for the exact same crime gets a slap on the wrist and real good treatment from Florida law enforcement agencies.
by Mike Johnson
Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: England
Topic: LONGLEAT 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4301

Yes Jon i'm up for that, thanks for letting us great unwashed into your palatial abode....if we dont tug our forelocks do we get fed to the lions ;-)
by Mike Johnson
Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

No Jack i dont stop for nothing at all, i'm using the deck most of the time and it sticks to the feet like glue and performs excellent....i've found a funny little application for the shape as an boingy ollie deck with a twin kick. I've made a MKII where the camber is in a slightly different positio...
by Mike Johnson
Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:52 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

ok its called the W camber rather than the "S".... cutting edge LOL!!
by Mike Johnson
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

yeah but if you turn the deck upside down you get low steer front and high steer rear and i've tried out decks with rear steer (scary) you need low steer rears cos thats where most of the traction is needed....when you get a lot of heelside turn in a truck the toeside rear wheel lifts up losing trac...
by Mike Johnson
Mon Nov 10, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

That longer version looks sick, maybe u have something in your hands going on, now try a pool version and a DH one :)leo I've done an s-camber pool version that doesn't work at all for some reason and the DH prototype is being ridden by Luke Wetherall, a UK Downhiller, but what I really want to get...
by Mike Johnson
Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:07 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

out the press

New shape came out the press this morning...its got some of the attributes of the above deck but with a somewhat extended wheelbase of 19" http://www.longboardbuddha.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/mkvii.jpg excuse the pooch who is looking with a very beady eye you can see the improved camber here with a defin...
by Mike Johnson
Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:35 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

Glenn the front is the left side and its got a subtle rocker or angle which puts about 8 degrees of steer in the truck and the rear is dewedged via that harsh camber.......look at it this way when you're about to push off on a deck or even to run a short distance the leading foot from toe to heel ac...
by Mike Johnson
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:20 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

Adam, thanks for the advice, unfortunately my slalom gear is always done on a budget so the 110's will have to stay on for the near future at least but yes the length of the deck does tend to make the rear a little whippy but i think if i extend it a little say 30" length and kill the rear with a ne...
by Mike Johnson
Fri Nov 07, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/Boards/Other/MikeJ_scamber_bottom.jpg The deck is wide to provide enough leverage to get the trucks working and Im really not fussed about how it looks but just that it works good so it was a case of cut out and get the grinder on the wheel wells until it dont bite...
by Mike Johnson
Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Mike Johnson's S-Camber
Replies: 19
Views: 12891

Mike Johnson's S-Camber

I pressed this shape up last week and currently giving it a beating around the cones.

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oh yeah 17 1/2 wheelbase 23" long 9 1/2 wide seismic 110's and flashies.
by Mike Johnson
Sat Oct 04, 2003 5:25 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Let's make it tighter
Replies: 119
Views: 100036

Kids have low weight CofG so they get through cones quicker....so short legged fat dudes also have low CofG's....the rub gets to a point where the course is longer and kids get tired faster.
by Mike Johnson
Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:27 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003] European Championships - Results & first impressi
Replies: 37
Views: 43543

Jon well done mate you are a true slalom monster..anyways a bit off topic but i been practicing for epic on the 4th and was wodering what the spacing was cone wise on the last comp, do you remember? only i've been saving me guiness cans for some practice sessions before hand and i've cut down a deck...
by Mike Johnson
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:49 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Metal 105's
Replies: 3
Views: 4672

Dan cheers for the reply, the trucks are the 110mm nylon composites and apart from "that spot" they have provided good service. My trucks see a lot of miles and i guess the seismics have seen maybe 4-500 miles over 7 or so months and have survived two tracker rts's,and a lazer. As my only commuter t...
by Mike Johnson
Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:01 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Metal 105's
Replies: 3
Views: 4672

A few things i need answering off people in the know. Firstly whether or not the new metal models have that peculiar flat spot between turns, if you stand on a deck and crank the trucks while standing still you get about 5 degrees of deck movement to no degrees of truck turn.Second how are those 105...
by Mike Johnson
Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 582768

Down with the National Socialist California Downhill skateboarding association...this has been seen for months and months with the moderation of key topics being pulled for no other reason they negatively comment on FCR and the California slalom mafia.It's also a veiled attack on Stride etal and the...
by Mike Johnson
Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:38 am
Forum: England
Topic: Brands Hatch 15/06/03 - Results
Replies: 3
Views: 4823

I couldnt get there this year and bad about Clingys wrist...funny that, i broke my elbow there last year...its one gnarly fast hill.
by Mike Johnson
Sun Jun 15, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: England Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 3223

...can we have an England forum please :wink:
by Mike Johnson
Sat May 24, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Time For Me To 'fess Up
Replies: 39
Views: 23476

You know i should have read this thread earlier and maybe saved you some grief Wes but here goes anyway. The best thing for gout is Celery either in tablet or natural form...it clears up hella fast without anti inflammatories.
by Mike Johnson
Sun May 11, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Are you new? Got a question? Ask it here.
Replies: 28
Views: 17398

Cheers, i'm trying the seismic back truck today with a dewedged rtx front to see how it performs.
by Mike Johnson
Sat May 10, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Are you new? Got a question? Ask it here.
Replies: 28
Views: 17398

Thanks Chris, now i like the set up for tight slalom running 2.5 meter centers and the trucks seem to enjoy this hectic spacing and speed but like i say on a hill with the 16 cones i own spaced at 3-4 meters offset it gets so sketchy. As i have two seismic 110mm trucks i may run one set up with a se...
by Mike Johnson
Fri May 02, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Coming Soon!...
Replies: 16
Views: 16097

I'm glad the new metal seismics will be available soon, i'm one owner who has had 4 nylon baseplates crack, two after bails and kerb impact,one during a race and one after the kingpin nut fell out....however apart from these troubles its a hella nice truck to use and race on.
by Mike Johnson
Tue Nov 19, 2002 12:43 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Getting our sport in front of the Public- Carpe Viam.
Replies: 6
Views: 4293

In August 2003 we hope to have a flatland slalom competition in tandem with an Aircooled VW event at Cosford Air Museum in England. The VW community always put on a good show and the event is ideal for getting people involved in the sport, the event attracts around 3000 people. Chris Linford and the...
by Mike Johnson
Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:55 am
Forum: Airflow
Topic: Airflow Slalom Skateboards
Replies: 6
Views: 7507

airflows have some torsional flex but not enough to hinder and often acts as a method for a quick return to center....they are not wide decks and if not careful you can toe or heel a cone....the resin grip is harsh and keeps your foot in place really well...flex is good and can be chosen from a rang...
by Mike Johnson
Sun Nov 10, 2002 10:22 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "Extreme Sports" Label
Replies: 47
Views: 27877

"Extreme" denotes a parameter and i like to think that slalom skateboarding doesnt really have any....i also like to think that modern slalom should sit back a little from the X and Gravity games format as viewing figures and interest from the public are steadily dropping....slalom should start cutt...
by Mike Johnson
Fri Nov 01, 2002 7:39 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: a way to start a "Youth class" for slalom
Replies: 29
Views: 18706

In my experience kids love to get involved in slalom if they have no experience of skateboarding in general...now on the other hand if you have a core group of skaters who shortboard you have to challenge them to skate a course and act as a peer to the group as a whole....for example they have to se...
by Mike Johnson
Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:15 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Top speed on Seismics?
Replies: 13
Views: 13035

Adam i ran seismics (157mm) on my landyachtz RIV speedboard for a few months and had no real problems with wobble or lack of tune...afterwards i ran the same trucks on a 95cm airflow with 78a flashbacks for longboard slalom...the rear had a lot of de tuned wedge (1/2 inch angled riser)and the front ...