Search found 329 matches

by Steve Collins
Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: California
Topic: [2011] Tight Slalom, Bicknell Hill, Sep 2, after dark
Replies: 1
Views: 1644

Re: Tight Slalom, Bicknell Hill, 9-2-11, after dark

What happened: Gilmour set up a massive station with platters & speakers and the works at the bottom of the hill and fired up the disco music. We practiced for a bit before a kids race was run briefly at the bottom of the hill. After that the main race began. Maysey, Floyd, Tiger, Zak, Gilmour, Dave...
by Steve Collins
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: California
Topic: [2011] Tight Slalom, Bicknell Hill, Sep 2, after dark
Replies: 1
Views: 1644

[2011] Tight Slalom, Bicknell Hill, Sep 2, after dark

Hey all, Gilmour's setting a tight slalom course on Bicknell Hill, using his lighted cones. $20, a helmet and a skateboard gets you in. See you there! Date & time: 2 September 2011, after dark, or when the gate is locked, probably not later than 8:30 Location: Bicknell Hill, Bicknell & Ocean, Santa ...
by Steve Collins
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares
Replies: 6
Views: 3482

Re: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Jeff Vyain = New York City = won the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon last year
by Steve Collins
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 14373

Re: Does anyone care about ranking?

Hey John, great talking to you yesterday. I'm inspired and really looking forward to getting a scene going in our area. Who knows, maybe some day we can get somebody into the rankings to give Richy some SoCal company.
by Steve Collins
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 14373

Re: Does anyone care about ranking?

I agree the ranking is important. I agree that the standards need to be high and the aspirations higher. - but - It's always someone else who isn't doing what's necessary. In case you were wondering, it's OK for you to put on a race here. As a Santa Monica Bay native who has spent most of his life s...
by Steve Collins
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: time to say goodbye
Replies: 15
Views: 7106

I understand you've got to do what you've got to do, but I'm not happy about you leaving ISSA. Just don't stop putting on races. Brixlegg Worlds would be awesome.
by Steve Collins
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 9874

May, thanks

Ed note: Payment received. Thanks! /Jani
by Steve Collins
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2010 International Slalom Contest Schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 25990

2010 International Slalom Contest Schedule

2010 International Slalom Contest Schedule Post a reply to this announcement if you see something that needs to be added or modified. After the schedule has been updated, your post will be deleted. Responsible editor for European Sanctions is Peter Pletanek Responsible editor for North American San...
by Steve Collins
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: Berliner Meisterschaft offen am 28.06.2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4675

In USA nennen wir es Seifenkasten Derby. Ich wünsche, dass ich könnte ein Berlin Slalomfucker (Slalombumser?) sein.
by Steve Collins
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euro status 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4491

Hey Klangster & fellow K's, are Policka, Stockholm & Amsterdam sanctioned or still just candidates?
by Steve Collins
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?
Replies: 36
Views: 15419

by Steve Collins
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Skennet + Skandal = TS and HS?
Replies: 8
Views: 5051

I think Donald was being straightforward with his comment. Sk8kings has links to contact everybody on their team as well as a couple of applicable forums on their site. It's commonly known that they go the extra mile to help people out with advice and setups. Who better to advise you on your gear th...
by Steve Collins
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Skennet + Skandal = TS and HS?
Replies: 8
Views: 5051

Don't worry, it will work fine, either Skennett & Skandal or Skennett and Airflow. None of them are too narrow for HS. Try the gear out, ride it for a while in the various courses. Come back and let us know how it goes.
by Steve Collins
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Can Slalomcross and Banked Slalom be Sanctioned by ISSA?
Replies: 18
Views: 9536

I'd consider a ditch an enhancement really.
by Steve Collins
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Can Slalomcross and Banked Slalom be Sanctioned by ISSA?
Replies: 18
Views: 9536

I wasn't referring to a specific race. If it has slalom at all it goes on the calendar.

Would you agree that there should be a slalom category for ditch/bank/park?
by Steve Collins
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Can Slalomcross and Banked Slalom be Sanctioned by ISSA?
Replies: 18
Views: 9536

You must be referring to the Burningwheelstour Luzern Boardercross on August 15th. I'll move it.

There also isn't a category for banked slalom/ditch slalom or park slalom...
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 13152

here's what I get:

124 USD base truck (87 GBP)
27 USD axles (19 GBP)
10 USD shipping
7 USD Venom bushings
----------------------
168 USD, still a very reasonable price
by Steve Collins
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: [Archived] ISSA - Members (2006-2008) - Complete listing
Replies: 41
Views: 30770

Jani, thanks for the listing. Please add Tiger Williams. Thanks


Ed note: Wesley has him on his list and he started a new topic with the list he maintains. This topic/list is now closed and archived for historical reference. /Jani
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Did Kalahani Copy Radikal Or Are Both Copies?
Replies: 31
Views: 28357

Thanks Ulf. Sure wish I could read Swedish!
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Did Kalahani Copy Radikal Or Are Both Copies?
Replies: 31
Views: 28357

Ulf, that's an amazing find. Thanks for posting it. Do you have any more information about that truck?
by Steve Collins
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New trucks for 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 23941

A spherical bearing in the hanger is more than just a tweak. Very nice. Why not one in the baseplate as well? It can't be any more expensive than machining that knob.
by Steve Collins
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 International Non-Slalom Contest Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 4263

2009 International Non-Slalom Contest Schedule

2009 International Non-Slalom Contest Schedule Post a reply to this announcement if you see something that needs to be added or modified. After the schedule has been updated, your post will be deleted. Please note: This is not to be taken as a complete or correct listing of all non-slalom skateboar...
by Steve Collins
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 International Slalom Contest Schedule
Replies: 34
Views: 47605

2009 International Slalom Contest Schedule

2009 International Slalom Contest Schedule Post a reply to this announcement if you see something that needs to be added or modified. After the schedule has been updated, your post will be deleted. 2009 ISSA Sanctioning: ===Sanctions Discussion: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php...
by Steve Collins
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Info wanted on setting up a Super GS
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

#1 for super G is the hill: It needs to be big, steep and fast. Individual cone spacing can be 40, 60 feet or more although the average may be less. The point of super G is speed. I like to think of technical GS and super G as distinctly different types of courses. In a real super G, you might have ...
by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2009 World's?
Replies: 12
Views: 7253

Paging Gary Fluitt, please post the 2009 Worlds candidates to date. Thanks.
by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 19343

... 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 Steve Collins
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2009 Board Of Directors Election Results
Replies: 21
Views: 19343

Re: The sanctioning process

Pat Chewning wrote:...
Brazil does its own thing and it is very hard to follow what is going on there because I don't speak the language and they seem to be at a different party .....
I want to be at that party.
by Steve Collins
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 18286

put me down for April

Ed note: Done. Thank you! /Jani
by Steve Collins
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: GOG Foxy wheelbite
Replies: 38
Views: 19380

This is also a problem with Rads that I thought was supposed have been fixed with GoGs. With my Rads, to run this narrow, I had to grind down the baseplate flanges and run the bolts upside down to avoid truckbite. It's a nasty thing to do to expensive machined trucks but preferable to a faceplant.
by Steve Collins
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: Record for most clean cones - new category?
Replies: 7
Views: 5538

Not to run out of cones, one could make circle with diameter of 50 meters and lay down there cones on every 160cm, so one round will be 100 cones. Then you just start to count rounds done without cones down yeah that would be fun if two racers went in opposite directions. or they could go in the sa...
by Steve Collins
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: Record for most clean cones - new category?
Replies: 7
Views: 5538

OK, it's a nutty thought. Maybe to be more accurate I should have called it "challenging", which no one would dispute, rather than "fun". Still, I'll do it. I actually enjoy running cones. I'm already looking for places to set up long, long runs of cones. I'm not even thinking of straight, even rows...
by Steve Collins
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: ISSA World Records
Topic: Record for most clean cones - new category?
Replies: 7
Views: 5538

Record for most clean cones - new category?

Now that Richy has the record for 100 cones clean (congrats Richy!), the thought occurred to me that it might be fun to have another record for the most cones clean in one run. We could set 200, 300 or longer courses and see who could run them all clean. Granted it would take a very special spot to ...
by Steve Collins
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Ick
Topic: Ick Register - Got One? Post A Pic Or Description Here
Replies: 11
Views: 9384

I think it's Hegstrom.
by Steve Collins
Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 239699

I think Corky's list of "included" races is meant to be read as "most recently included". The rankings seem to be multi-year.

... and it looks like Richy has moved up to 6th:
http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/slalo ... fixclass=y
by Steve Collins
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: GoG "Dicke Rampe Rennen", 07 June 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 12191

Image
that's what I'm talkin about
by Steve Collins
Sat May 17, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 49849

Pat, thanks for taking the initiative to do this.
by Steve Collins
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett Truk Question
Replies: 14
Views: 10217

I said "set screw" but it could easily be a roll or small drift pin based on the photo. It still remains the only straight axle I've seen with some sort of set hardware. Here's another example, an Indy 101 with true ball pivot & 8mm axle. The 8mm upgrades that I did myself used loctite but for this...
by Steve Collins
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB: Tracker Blue Barrel Bushings.
Replies: 7
Views: 2968

If you're talking blue Stims, I've got some for sale.
by Steve Collins
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: new earthwing superballs
Replies: 13
Views: 9638

Nice looking wheels. Are they center-set? if so, I'm stoked and will try some. If not, they're just copying ZigZags.

Reviews?
by Steve Collins
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 49849

100 cone fixed cone spacing

I've always wondered why the 100 cone doesn't have a specific cone spacing. I think it would provide a better apples-to-apples comparison of times. Putting aside the issue of slope variation, can someone provide a sound argument for not having a cone spacing requirement?
by Steve Collins
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: MANX
Topic: Availability?
Replies: 5
Views: 9275

Re: Availability?

Antonio Saluena wrote:Anybody know where to get Manx?
You can still get them here:

http://www.madridskateboards.com/pages/ ... t.asp?id=4
by Steve Collins
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: 2009 Contest Calendar
Topic: 2008 International Contest Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 19613

2008 International Contest Schedule

2008 International Contest Schedule Post a reply to this announcement if you see something that needs to be added or modified. After the schedule has been updated, your post will be deleted. 2008 ISSA Sanctioning: ===Sanctions Discussion: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=5599...
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: new earthwing superballs
Replies: 13
Views: 9638

I'd be interested to see if the beveled edge makes for a better drift.
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: new earthwing superballs
Replies: 13
Views: 9638

Doug Kadzban wrote:...keep in mind that the gumball is the widest production abec11 wheel...
Gumballs.......53mm wide
BigZigs..........58mm wide
EW SBs.........59.5mm wide
by Steve Collins
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42014

DO IT

Jack, I'm hopeful that you'll still hold the event at the given status level. I doubt any of the pros' big sponsorship contracts will suffer too badly from it. We need to try out the 'new' format. If you hold it, they will come. The upper level racers I've spoken to are interested to try it.
by Steve Collins
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42014

I agree Kevin. I like the proposal. Let's try it out. Now I'm even more looking forward to Jonny's next race. I'll be trying this down here too. Thanks Jack.
by Steve Collins
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 32440

The ones I use are not safety cones. They look like this:

Image

I trim off the square corners of the base and drill a big hole at the apex for stringing the cones together.
by Steve Collins
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 32440

My cone cache includes numerous soccer cones with the bases trimmed off. There are places in the "toy district" of downtown Los Angeles where you can get good, solid soccer cones for less than $0.50 each. Their size is almost identical to the Seismic (Turner) cones, although they are slightly lighte...
by Steve Collins
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: World rankings: Overall
Replies: 346
Views: 239699

hi Corky did you receive results for Pirate Slalom race #2 (December 2007), or do you want I send it to you again? results are not in the ranking I got it. They were sent to me in january which was too late for the Dec 31 ranking. Everything coming in during January will be put in a pile and will b...
by Steve Collins
Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: A Simple Proposed Course Rule
Replies: 14
Views: 7531

chalk arrow