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by Bruce Brewington
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: release of vintage turner summerskis
Replies: 15
Views: 14037

Re: release of vintage turner summerskis

Turner Summer Skis still in use...on the way to a 6th place finish in the Masters Tight Slalom 2011 Slalom World Championships, Ottawa, Canada


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by Bruce Brewington
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: broken kingpin !
Replies: 18
Views: 8958

Thanks Keith for all of your help with my Radikal...hope you and Michelle have a wonderful and profitable 2011 !!

bruce
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: broken kingpin !
Replies: 18
Views: 8958

Broken Kingpin

Virtually, one year to the day, I broke another front truck kingpin in my radikal over the weekend, running some cones at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I snapped my carbon-fiber fiberglass turner (only cutway that existed) earlier this summer and hearing another "SNAP" I thought I did it again,...
by Bruce Brewington
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: RIP Slalom Innovator Howard Gordon
Replies: 9
Views: 4265

Very sad news indeed. My prayers and condolences go out to Dylan, Lauren and Heidi.

bruce
by Bruce Brewington
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 272596

For those in California not racing in Oregon this weekend: CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY WITH SURFRIDER FOUNDATION SAN MATEO COUNTY CHAPTER Surf’s up! On Sunday, June 20, join the Surfrider Foundation San Mateo County Chapter and the LIVE 105 Action Team on International Surfing Day for a beac...
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner repair ????
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Hey Wes and Donald, thanks for the input...
bruce
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner repair ????
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Turner repair ????

Hi Kids..I have a quick question to the people who might know. Over the weekend, my carbon-fiberglass cutaway turner cracked/delaminated along the side near the tail, in front of the truck, where all of the weight bearing stress is located. Can this be repaired by using fiberglass cloth along the ed...
by Bruce Brewington
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Surf Music Extravaganza 4: Big Wave Season
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

Happening this Sunday, January 31st !!!
by Bruce Brewington
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Surf Music Extravaganza 4: Big Wave Season
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

Surf Music Extravaganza 4: Big Wave Season

Not really slalom related...but I wanted to let everyone in the SF Bay Area know about this show in San Francisco. My surf music band, the Reefriders, is hosting Surf Music Extravaganza 4 at Milk Bar at 1840 Haight Street/Stanyan in San Francisco on January 31, 2010 at 3p. Hope to see everyone there...
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: broken kingpin !
Replies: 18
Views: 8958

Broken Radikal Kingpin

I just broke a kingpin in my front Radikal truck over the weekend. I was on my regular hill on Conservatory Drive in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and luckily, I was able keep mostly upright as I came off as I was not going too fast. So hopefully, Keith and the Radikal guys can help me out. Bruce
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Surf Music Extravaganza 3: Tiki Time Sunday, October 18th
Replies: 0
Views: 1279

Surf Music Extravaganza 3: Tiki Time Sunday, October 18th

Not really slalom related...but I wanted to let everyone in the SF Bay Area know about this show in San Francisco. My surf music band, the Reefriders, is hosting Surf Music Extravaganza 3 at Milk Bar on Haight Street in San Francisco on Oct 18th at 3p. Hope to see everyone there !!! thanks bruce Mil...
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Old Turners
Replies: 49
Views: 32522

Old Turners

Hey kids, here's a few more for your viewing pleasure

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by Bruce Brewington
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:34 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Midtown Summer Series - Info
Replies: 17
Views: 8391

I certainly wish to thank Gary (Victoria, Julius, John, et al) for putting on this summer's Midtown Race Series. It was a great opportunity to race in my neighborhood and not have to travel across the globe to run a few cones. It great to see that Gary and the crew still have the stoke and I always ...
by Bruce Brewington
Fri Aug 01, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Da' Farm 3.0
Replies: 116
Views: 68255

Well, based on the ncdsa.com contest calendar, it's good to see that Wes is the "new" face of vintage skateboarding, graphite loaded and all.

C-ya at "da Farm"

Wall Street Racing
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003] Moscow, Russia, September 7, 2003
Replies: 20
Views: 11299

If this is a "big" venue event in a downtown urban location, I'd love to go. Slalom in Red Square ??? Vlad...keep me posted on the status of the event. Can you show us pictures of the venue location...can we see St. Basil, or the Kremlin ??? Sounds great
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:54 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Races or Sunday promenades
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

John Gilmour has extensively researched this question and has a number of ideas to make head-to-head racing more exciting as well as keeping the faster racers seeded higher. He used one of these ideas at last year's July 4th International Slalomboard event. He has discussed these in prior ncdsa.com ...
by Bruce Brewington
Tue May 20, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Paris, France: 24-25 May, 2003 - Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 45390

Thanks for the quick response..I do think there should be a DQ if you knock over too many cones. How many is up for the officials to decide (5 cones, 8 cones, 10 cones ???, depending on how many total cones are set in the course). For example, you could hit 15 cones (1.5 sec penalty) by going straig...
by Bruce Brewington
Tue May 20, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Paris, France: 24-25 May, 2003 - Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 45390

Jani, after reading the rules I noticed that there appears to be no DQ penalty for hitting too many cones in any of the three disciplines, just a 0.1 time penalty. Also, if I read the list of DQ's, putting a foot down, or footbraking to slow down in a critical section would be a DQ. Do I read these ...
by Bruce Brewington
Fri May 16, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Are Old School Trackers Really Just Baby Toys?
Replies: 13
Views: 5802

Have no fear Tway, I'm still riding old school, small pivot trackers (but polished) on both my race turners, and a set of half tracks on my '77 vintage needle nose, which will be my da' farm set up. I'll bring the half racks to the Paris race, just in case. Indys, PVD, Radikals, Seismics..forget it....
by Bruce Brewington
Fri May 16, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Announcement] Paris, France: 24-25 May, 2003 - Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 45390

No you can't Vlad...the rest of us will be practicing, though. You are just do damn fast.

See you there!!!

Wall Street Racing
by Bruce Brewington
Fri May 09, 2003 7:46 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Time For Me To 'fess Up
Replies: 39
Views: 22342

Wes, Sorry to hear about your health issues. Hope you improve so that you can slalom by sometime this summer. Remember, I'm "gunning for you" at da'Farm in August. Also, my recollections of Morro Bay appear to be slightly different than yours. I believe that I beat your ass both times down the Main ...
by Bruce Brewington
Tue May 06, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Avila's up front and Avalons in the back
Replies: 4
Views: 4921

Talking to Ritchie in SF, he had also experimented with Avalon fronts and Cambria back combo (before the intro of the Avilla's). He noted that the upward rise of the board also dimished the feeling of "going over" the front of your board. It seemed to have a little better 'feel" as you continue to p...
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Apr 14, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] Bahne-Cadillac Slalomcross
Replies: 31
Views: 26964

Also, Jack, thank you...the venue was superb, great hill, and the couse suited the hill very well, in my opinion. In fact, I thought the slalomcross concept worked exceptionally well at this venue which made for exciting racing. Plus it was so much fun just to run this course. Also, thank you Paso R...
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Pre-announcement] Paris, France: May 24 - 25, 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 4913

Jani...quick question. Are these dates sort of solid or is there a chance that they could be moved closer to the June 21/22 contest date for the Grueningen race in Switzerland, so that some of the US racers (me) could stay in Europe for a week or so to compete in both races. Just wanted to check tha...
by Bruce Brewington
Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:25 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Announcing the MOAST Technology
Replies: 5
Views: 3066

Very, very nice !!!!
by Bruce Brewington
Fri Jan 31, 2003 7:23 pm
Forum: Bahne
Topic: Cadillac Wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 7802

Hey Jack...did you do the graphics??

Looks great !! Good idea, great execution
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:56 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: Possible Pro/Am Contest in August 2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

The tentitive schedule Rick has proposed for the Idaho State Fair Slalom contest is Aug 17/18. That is the same weekend as the FCR contest in Tahoe.

thought you should know
by Bruce Brewington
Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:41 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Who has the coolest picture.
Replies: 29
Views: 15475

By the way Gary...there is also a great photo of you from the Boulder race on "the Hill" in the 1978 University of Colorado year book.

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by Bruce Brewington
Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Vintage Racing Gear - What did YOU ride?
Replies: 49
Views: 39753

If I can recall (my grey matter is also getting soft), I saw one Fusion ad in Skateboarder with a guy named Tad riding a board. They were basically a turner-like full nose shape with either a pin tail or a swallow tail. But I never saw a fusion board in real life, just that one ad. The ad showed a c...
by Bruce Brewington
Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Colorado scene
Replies: 47
Views: 53845

Hey Gary !!! I remember January 1976 pretty well also, I was living in Table Mesa at the time and had all of our front windows blown out by the wind that morning, in addition to everyone else's in the cul-de-sac. Oh and by the way, the NCAR hill was the bomb, the fastest I've ever gone on a skateboa...
by Bruce Brewington
Wed Jan 15, 2003 6:25 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Underachieving on purpose: why is it important?
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Hey JG,

Has your sandbagging strategy ever failed ?? There must be some stories that you can share...Catalina, perhaps ? Also, in you opinion, how crucial is the start. We have seen Olsen and Chicken with incredibly explosive starts, while we have also seen some great gate barges (JG, Hackett).
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Jan 02, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Product Of The Year 2002
Replies: 6
Views: 3000

Product of the year: while there were many exceptional items on the smorgasboard of slalom gear this year (Avalons, PVD trucks etc) one of my favorites for 2002 was the FCR Series DVD collection put together by Kenny and Robin. And in fact, Kenny's and Robin's newest DVD...the 2002 World Championshi...
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Dec 30, 2002 4:45 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Personal slalom goals for 2003
Replies: 33
Views: 16126

1. Beat Wes T !!!

that pretty much sums it up
by Bruce Brewington
Sun Dec 29, 2002 8:40 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Vintage Racing Gear - What did YOU ride?
Replies: 49
Views: 39753

TK..if I remember, the Imperial Falcon was one of a two board series (29", 36" ???) made by Armen Moore out of Vail. They had excessive camber and a lot of flex and the skate crew of the high mountain passes (Loveland, Vail, Independence) ripped on these boards with GS lines. I don't think that ther...
by Bruce Brewington
Fri Dec 27, 2002 3:52 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: World Parallel Stance Championship.
Replies: 47
Views: 27276

Hey...I just ride the way I ride, it's not that big of a deal !!!.
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Dec 19, 2002 1:17 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Vintage Racing Gear - What did YOU ride?
Replies: 49
Views: 39753

Following the clay wheel era, during college in the mid-70s I had purchased a yellow 29" Bahne with Bennet Trucks and Road Rider 2s from my fraternity brother, Byron Kosick, Brent's older brother. The Boulder Colorado group, which included Gary Hornby (Boardman), Brent, Ron Ernish, Michael Haynack a...
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:33 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: World Parallel Stance Championship.
Replies: 47
Views: 27276

Hey TK

How did you know that I still have the January 1978 issue of Skateboarder on my wall. Yes, the 3-piece BP cover shot !!!
by Bruce Brewington
Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:28 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wall Street's Here . . . there goes the neighborhood!
Replies: 13
Views: 5660

Hey Wes !!!

I guess we're on for 2003 !!!

Don't worry Henry, I won't let you down !!!

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by Bruce Brewington
Fri Dec 13, 2002 11:07 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Bahne Cadillac Nationals
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Jack...it doesn't look like the Bahne Cadillac Nationals are part of the FCR series, so am I correct in assuming that it will be held on a non-conflicting weekend in Spring 2003. Will the format be the same as the FCR series with a 32-man bracket w/ qualifying the morning of the contest ?

thanks
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Dec 12, 2002 1:24 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wall Street's Here . . . there goes the neighborhood!
Replies: 13
Views: 5660

Come on Wes...simma down now, simma down now....And while you were busy reviewing our relative times during qualifying, I was looking back at you during our two dual runs on the Sunday course on Main Street. Also Vlad...If you get a shot w/ Jani in Paris with the Eiffel Tower, I want the next run. A...
by Bruce Brewington
Thu Dec 12, 2002 1:11 am
Forum: Switzerland
Topic: Parallelslalom Race Grueningen, Schweiz 21./22. Juni 2003
Replies: 70
Views: 57626

A race this summer in Switzerland...sounds great. Count me in and I now have it on my calendar also, and I hope there will be other domestic skaters that will also make the journey overseas 'cause I'd hate to see the slowest skater on the FCR tour be the only representative from the US. Wall Street ...