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by Marcus Rietema
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2010 IGSA World Cup Downhill Skateboarding Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 2847

2010 IGSA World Cup Downhill Skateboarding Schedule

The 2010 IGSA World Cup Schedule for Downhill Skateboarding has been released. 2010 IGSA World Cup Schedule Jun 30-Jul 4 Maryhill Festival of Speed, Goldendale, WA, United States July 15-18 Almabtrieb Downhill, Hungerzell, Germany July 23-25 The Graveyard Call, Argonay, France Jul 30-Aug 1 Padova Gr...
by Marcus Rietema
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 38837

Gary, Thank you for your detailed post and your efforts to get to the bottom of this situation. I am hopeful that things can be sorted out and well organized, professional world championship event will be organized in Hood River.
by Marcus Rietema
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 38837

It's a bit unfortunate that Hood is getting all the shots for what happened last year...let be clear about something though..it isnt just Hood.... There have been many well known cases where trophies were never delivered....cash outs were less than advertised and promised and award certificates wer...
by Marcus Rietema
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 38837

On the subject of the World's and unpaid prize money, the organizers have no excuse. Australia would have been an incredible event as the World's but unfortunately there is only one course available and to try and share it for five days between downhill and slalom would have proven extremely difficu...
by Marcus Rietema
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

Here is the new version http://media8.dropshots.com/photos/275338/20090130/163523.jpg I would also want to add that saying Wouter improved the logo was not exactly what I meant. I might have sounded arrogant. What I tried to say was that Wouter had added something to the logo or modified it. C'mon ...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

This is amazing to me! Maybe we need to vote on this to lay it to rest once and for all. Should it be 1. International Skateboard Slalom Association 2. International Slalom Skateboard Association 3. International Slalom Skateboarding Association Are there any others? Westley, can you set up a ballot...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

Re: The actual name that goes with ISSA

ARTICLE I: NAME The name of this organization shall be the International Slalom Skateboarding Association (ISSA). This is in our Constitution. I remember discussions about the naming. This is what we voted on. Not that it really matters .... "A rose by any other name..... " Thanks for that info Pat...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

Wow, y'all are fast on the replies today! If there's a process in place, as Wesley says, so much the better. All I really care about is that we end up with a good logo. To that end, let me clarify what I meant to say in my post above. By "publicize it more" (perhaps on Silverfish), I meant to throw...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

Re: logo

Antonio Saluena wrote:What do you think of this? Has to be polished, just a try.
I think it's up to date since the model is Dominik from the Worlds in Gothenburg...

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Antonio
Great first effort! Let's see the ideas keep coming! Thanks!!
by Marcus Rietema
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

robert gaisek wrote:I will forward this question to the "big" guys in the gang. It sounds like a great honour to me.
Thank you! If anyone else is interested in submitting an ISSA logo please do!
by Marcus Rietema
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

robert gaisek wrote:We have Mika on our site.
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www.slalomskaters.com
Thank you Robert! I really liked the logo you guys created for the 2008 World's featuring "Mika". Would you guys be willing to create something along those lines for the ISSA?
by Marcus Rietema
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

Neither the "Slalom" logo or the "ISSA" logo are effective in my opinion. The "Slalom" logo doesn't say "ISSA" or most importantly "International Skateboard Slalom Association" anywhere. It is completely generic and does nothing to brand the association. The "ISSA" logo is better since it at least i...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [Discussion] Let's change Major to World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 7797

Don't fall in the IGSA trap if this is proposed. The IGSA has Regionals, Nationals, Continentals and World Cup events, but calls the series "World Cup Series". Very confusing since all events count in the World Cup Series. Why is this a trap? Do you think it would be better to keep all the differen...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [Discussion] Let's change Major to World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 7797

I agree that an ISSA designation of "World Cup" to a select few races would be more marketable and would add prestige to those races for racers, sponsors, media, etc. The "World Cup" series (sum of points in World Cup events) would then really mean something and could be attached to a prize. This m...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [Discussion] Let's change Major to World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 7797

I was unaware that only one "Major" can be counted toward each person's ranking. I think assigning "World Cup" status by the ISSA to the one or two biggest events on each continent every year would be an excellent basis for starting a "World Cup Series". It shouldn't be up to organizers if they want...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [Discussion] Let's change Major to World Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 7797

[Discussion] Let's change Major to World Cup

There seems to be a lot of confusion about what is the top level ISSA race. When I ask people, "Is it major or main?" 9 times out of ten nobody is sure. By looking at the new contest calender I now understand that Major is the top. I'd like to propose that we change the name "Major" to "World Cup". ...
by Marcus Rietema
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: JUNIORS - future of slalom
Replies: 17
Views: 10243

I would be willing to be an ISSA "Technical Deligate" to go and do timing/rules at various events. I'm pretty much only going to "race" at local events anyways..... So we are wandering a little off topic here but I think it we should come up with a list of Job Responsibilities that the "Technical D...
by Marcus Rietema
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: JUNIORS - future of slalom
Replies: 17
Views: 10243

Re: juniors

What I wanted to say is more about junior groups being obligatory because I think that our sport need for example European and World junior champions to show that we are a type of sport which has got future and it is worth to invest and sponsor riders and and slalom in general! About entry fee's - ...
by Marcus Rietema
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: JUNIORS - future of slalom
Replies: 17
Views: 10243

Ramon, I agree with almost everything you say! I think having ISSA guidelines for entry fees is an excellent idea. We've had a lot of success with giving "Junior Discounts" of 50% for racers under the age of 18. It's critical that slalom starts attracting new, young competitors. At Maryhill everyone...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 20170

Re: australia

Seems to me there may be something fishy going on with Mr Reitma's push for having the Slalom Worlds in Australia. First off, how many traveling Aussie racers are there that have come to races in the US or Europe and supported those racing economies? Now many racers are there in Australia total? Do...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 World's?
Replies: 12
Views: 7730

Flights to Australia are $1500 from here. Pretty steep and it would keep many USA riders away. Does the IGSA board have anything to gain from adding the Worlds to its event in Australia? The IGSA is a for profit org. and it seems strange that our newest board member (who is a partner in IGSA) is so...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 20170

Marcus, Have the Australian organizers submitted a formal sanction application? I don't know the answer but in answer to your question I have to ask what the Australians have done FORMALLY receive even a MAJOR status much less the Worlds? Again, I don't know the answer either. But let's find out th...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 20170

... The whole process of granting World Championship, Main and Major status' needs to be moved up by about nine months from what I've seen. Applicants who want to host these important events should have their applications in by Aug 15 of the preceding year. A finalized schedule for these events sho...
by Marcus Rietema
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 20170

The ISSA needs to always remember that the "I" in ISSA stands for international. We need to have official ISSA representatives for Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. At the moment the ISSA only seems to represent the interests of Europe and North America. We need dedicated ISSA representati...
by Marcus Rietema
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 87325

ISSA Logo - time to update it?

Is there an official ISSA Logo? I haven't been able to find one here on the site. If there isn't one we should ask people to submit ideas. We need to develop the ISSA brand identity and a proper logo is the first step.
by Marcus Rietema
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Final 2008 IGSA World Cup Series Points

Glendora, California, USA- The final 2008 IGSA World Cup Series points have been tabulated and the Champions have been announced in each category. There was a record level of participation in most of the classes despite tough economic conditions around the world. Participation in Downhill Skateboar...
by Marcus Rietema
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 World's?
Replies: 12
Views: 7730

2009 World's?

I'm just wondering if there are any updates on the selection of the 2009 ISSA World Championships venue? I heard that Bathurst, Australia had submitted a proposal to hold the event in Nov 09'. Lately everything seems to have gone quiet on that front. Hopefully this is still being seriously considere...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 2550

2009 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule

2009 IGSA World Cup Schedule July 15-18 Peyragudes 2Luxe Cup, Peyragudes, France July 22-25 Almabtrieb World Cup, Jungholz, Austria / Germany July/August 31-02 Padova Grand Prix, Teola, Italy September 02-06 Maryhill Festival of Speed, Goldendale, WA, USA September 18-20 GoFast! SpeedDays, Eastbour...
by Marcus Rietema
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Maryhill on NBC's Jeep World of Adventure Sports For those of you who were unable to watch the “Jeep World of Adventure Sports” program featuring the Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Championships, follow the link to view the video. http://www.igsaworldcup.com The event was shown by NBC Sports...
by Marcus Rietema
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: MRSA staph warning for all skateboarders!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2850

MRSA staph warning for all skateboarders!!!!

The gravity sports world has a health related situation that needs to be addressed and should not be taken lightly. MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a type of staph infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics and is affecting racers around the world. Although concrete fa...
by Marcus Rietema
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Teutonia Added to IGSA World Cup Schedule

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/IGSA-1/TeutoniaLogo.jpg The IGSA is excited to announce the addition of the Malarrara Pro Teutonia World Cup to the 2008 IGSA World Cup Series. Teutonia, Brazil will be the location of the fastest downhill skateboard and street luge event in history October ...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: SIGNUP FOR PETITION AGAINST FLATLAND SLALOM
Replies: 38
Views: 12895

If a flat indoor course is required in a rain emergency, at least there should be some offsets, stingers, etc. Completely straight courses are lame...
by Marcus Rietema
Fri May 30, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Maryhill Priority Registration Ends May 30th Racers from 9 different Countries have registered for the Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Championships so far. They include South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Germany, Sweden, France, Brazil, & United Kingdom IGSA Priority Registration closes...
by Marcus Rietema
Sat May 17, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Go Fast! Speed Days Registration Opens May 19th! http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/IGSA-1/singupopens.jpg Registration for the second annual GoFast! Speed Days 2008 - IGSA World Cup Opens Monday, May 19th at 10.00am GMT. Registration is limited to 200 riders. The race fees include all food, ...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu May 08, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Maryhill/IGSA World Championships Registration Info

Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Championships Registration Information August 27-31, 2008 http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/IGSA-1/MFOS_logo_red_sm.jpg Due to the overwhelming interest from athletes wanting to register for the Maryhill “Festival of Speed” 2008 IGSA World Championships;...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Rock & Roll 2008 Entries Open May 1st http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/IGSA-1/RockRollPoster_sm.jpg Registration for Rock & Roll 2008 in Thalgau, Austria (near Salzburg) begins on May 1st. The event will be held July 23-26 on the fastest course of the IGSA World Cup Series circuit. Go to ww...
by Marcus Rietema
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Almabtrieb World Cup Registration Is Now Open!!! <a href="http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/IGSA-1/?action=view¤t=AlmabtriebLogo.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/IGSA-1/AlmabtriebLogo.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> Signups for the July 16-...
by Marcus Rietema
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: 2008 World Championships - Gothenburg, Sweden
Topic: 2008 World Championships - when is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 10166

Thanks! That info is very helpful.
by Marcus Rietema
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: 2008 World Championships - Gothenburg, Sweden
Topic: 2008 World Championships - when is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 10166

Is there any info on accommodations yet? I'm traveling up to Gothenburg with a group of six. We are hoping to find something low cost (budget hotel, hostel) that is near the racing venue. In what part of the city is the event being held? We'll be arriving by train from Kobenhavn on Aug 31. Looking f...
by Marcus Rietema
Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: 2008 World Championships - Gothenburg, Sweden
Topic: 2008 World Championships - when is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 10166

Marcus, Is there any IGSA race in Sweden 2008? Will it fit into the ISSA schedule? The IGSA Scandinavian Championships will be held May 23-25 in Falköping, Sweden. We have three European World Cup races in the three weeks preceeding the Slalom World's. They are: July 9-12 Peyragudes, France July 16...
by Marcus Rietema
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Peyragudes Deluxe Cup Entries Sell Out!!! Entries for the Peyragudes Deluxe Cup scheduled for July 9-12, 2008 in Peyragudes, France have sold out in record time. In just over 48 hours all 150 available entries were sold. The event is the first ever IGSA World Cup event to be held on French soil and...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

April 2 Update- Registration for the July 9-12 Peyragudes Deluxe Cup has now been open for about 24 hours. There are already more than 110 paid entries to the event. With a limit of 150 entries it’s going to sell out quickly. If you are planning to race in the French IGSA World Cup this summer don’...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

Registration for the Peyragudes Deluxe Cup scheduled for July 9-12 in Peyragudes, France opened today. In eight hours, there are already 60 paid registered riders...amazing! Entry is limited to the first 150 entries. Once the 150 entries have been filled, riders hoping to compete will be placed on a...
by Marcus Rietema
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc102/IGSA-1/Eastbourne_Logo.gif GoFast! Speed Days Returns to IGSA World Cup Schedule The International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) announced today that the GoFast Speed Days World Cup event is returning to Eastbourne, England, September 12-14, 2008. The In...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 176
Views: 77992

Flavio Badenes wrote:
Marcus Rietema wrote:
Flavio Badenes wrote:The dates are

August the 16th and the 17th 2008.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... .php?f=182
Thanks!
Don't mention it
Totziens!
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 176
Views: 77992

Flavio Badenes wrote:The dates are

August the 16th and the 17th 2008.

http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... .php?f=182
Thanks!
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

I am so stoked with the job that Orangefist Productions did on the 2007 Maryhill Festival of Speed video. It's definitely one of the best videos I've ever seen on downhill skateboarding and does a fantastic job of catching the vibe and stoke of the sport. Thank you Marc McCrudden for doing such and ...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 IGSA World Cup Downhill Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 14856

SilverFishLongboarding.com, the IGSA's official media partner, has just published an indepth update on the 2008 Maryhill Festival of Speed that will be held August 27-31. The story contains announcements about television, prize money and a fantastic, downloadable, 15 minute video produced by Orangef...
by Marcus Rietema
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: European Championships, Amsterdam, Aug 16-17 2008 [MAIN]
Replies: 176
Views: 77992

What are the dates?
by Marcus Rietema
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euro Crazy Tour 08'
Replies: 0
Views: 2035

Euro Crazy Tour 08'

Euro Crazy Tour 08’ I’m beginning to organize my fourth annual Euro Crazy Tour where we ride the rails, hit all of the IGSA World Cup races and tour many of the great cities in Europe. We’ll use Eurail and Inter Rail Passes, camp out and stay in cheap hotels in the cities. Having fun and riding our ...