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by John Gilmour
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Olympic slalom Redux.
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Olympic slalom Redux.

Of course I can do what is needed to help. Brad from ABEC 11 lives about 40 feet from me and we have access to ABEC 11s $450,000 camera arsenal as well as California's legendary video editing . And with digital as it is , we can collaborate globally , at low to zero cost to produce a compelling vide...
by John Gilmour
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Olympic slalom Redux.
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Olympic slalom Redux.

Well after 1993 test in the Jeaux Preneens d'Aventure games , here we are again, perhaps it ha single shot for a true Olympic medal in Japan. The IOC is not required to maintain skateboarding Or the other 4 proposed sports after this games, So it might be a single shot deal at the only Televised cha...
by John Gilmour
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Is Slalom PINK?
Replies: 45
Views: 33839

Re: Is Slalom PINK?

Some of the better gripping wheels might be pink. Is slalom gay? Well Putin allowed slalom (snowboard and skiing) in Sochi, so it wasn't officially gay to the Russians. Inline skating- that shot was me- showing that compared to skateboarding , rollerblading might be compared like hockey's sissy figu...
by John Gilmour
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: 2013 World Championships - Houston Texas, USA
Topic: 2013 ISSA World Championships - Hybrid
Replies: 5
Views: 6629

Re: 2013 ISSA World Championships - Hybrid

The quality the photos given the artificial light is really quite amazing. I was also surprised that it doesn't appear to be used any fill flash.
by John Gilmour
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: newbie looking for slalom setup
Replies: 14
Views: 6552

Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Definitely go for Terry's set up

I rode that exact board in the French championships in 1995 and posted one of the fastest times in the tight slalom on that particular board- got second Luca got first.
by John Gilmour
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.
Replies: 4
Views: 3429

Re: Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.

Bot criddling, for online skating. Ok I got this new thing, it's military spec, has interchangeable lenses including wide angle, can be tossed off a 3 story building, waterproof to 30 feet. And it fixes the focal length so it doesn't " hunt for focus" Can we say IDEAL? Optrix makes them for the 4 an...
by John Gilmour
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wes Tucker R.I.P.
Replies: 6
Views: 6766

Re: Wes Tucker R.I.P.

Saddened to see this. I first met WT at a race I held in Boston. As the course setter I watched him and Terence Kirby battle it out- WY had excellent starts. Both of us had strong feelings for Turner Summer Ski and discussed the brand at length whenever we met. I remember coming down to compete at F...
by John Gilmour
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Newbie...dialing things in......huge progress....i got it
Replies: 29
Views: 13918

Re: Newbie...dialing things in......huge progress....i got i

So ... you first try to get the timing right. The lead and lag part of it. After awhile you BLEEEENNNNDDDDDD it all. And the more you use conservation of angular momentum to transfer the rotational energy like a cyclone down into the ground... your body becomes a human whip. Thats when you make prog...
by John Gilmour
Wed May 01, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 294522

Re: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

Watching TV about the Boston Bombers. I don't know which dad was talking about whc son. But he spoke of how his kid was " Radikalized" and no that does not mean he races with Keith Hollien and Marc McCree...( which oddly was what I thought when I first heard the term. ) and he said that s son would ...
by John Gilmour
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Couldn't we race on wet ?
Replies: 14
Views: 6525

Re: Couldn't we race on wet ?

For those promoters that held races in the rain and lucked out... Kudos to you . You lucked out. IMHO I certainly think the decision to race in the rain is a bad call. Ever if the surface has better traction when wet... ( you will see why at the end). Our Aussie brothers in their far south portion o...
by John Gilmour
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wesley tucker in trouble! Not really...where's the "y'all"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

Re: Wesley tucker in trouble! Not really...where's the "y'al

If you would like to burn the scammers , Tell them you are interested. Arrange for them to call you (tell them you want to send them money). arrange for a fedex pick up of "Cash". This costs the scammers money. You don't even have to give a real address. http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/167713/Why...
by John Gilmour
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Couldn't we race on wet ?
Replies: 14
Views: 6525

Re: Couldn't we race on wet ?

I think we should have ice hockey in rinks without ice but still use ice skates. It would show more highly trained skater skills. Defensive hockey players would have to skate backwards on rocks. We could also have fencing competitions without armor using real swords...it s still a sport, just with m...
by John Gilmour
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Wesley tucker in trouble! Not really...where's the "y'all"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

Wesley tucker in trouble! Not really...where's the "y'all"?

Apologies for having to reach out to you this way, I made a trip early to Malaysia and had my bag stolen from me with my passport and credit cards in it. The embassy is willing to help by letting me fly without my passport, I just have to pay for a ticket and settle Hotel bills. Unfortunately for me...
by John Gilmour
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.
Replies: 4
Views: 3429

Re: Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.

God, damn bots from China.

Anyhow... The new Go Pro Hero 3 Black edition camas have remote control whit a remote that can control up to 50 cams.

And I think you can look through an IOS. Device for a preview. I know the Contour video cameras allow for this for sure.
by John Gilmour
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Racer Profiles
Topic: Smart, Troy - USA [RIP]
Replies: 9
Views: 4612

Re: Troy Smart- USA

John, I think I vaguely remember going out with you, your son, and my dad for a slalom session when I was younger. (Though it may have not been you lol sorry.) But anyways, the passage you have written here about my father reduced me to tears as I read what he had written about slalom. He truly did...
by John Gilmour
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Racer Profiles
Topic: Smart, Troy - USA [RIP]
Replies: 9
Views: 4612

Smart, Troy - USA [RIP]

I am creating this racer profile for one of my best friends and a truly humble yet determined racer Troy Smart. Troy isn't the self agrandising type so sometimes you just have to do these things for your friend. I'm going to start off this thread by telling you I met Troy in 2002, he had started sla...
by John Gilmour
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Another Idea for Race format
Replies: 12
Views: 6462

Re: Another Idea for Race format

I just think we should try to get an event over and done with quickly. The AM Pro division is good because it gives people time to eat and get ready for the next race instead one massive group of waiting for a blowout run. I think some quick analysis of the times makes for more exciting racing. Blow...
by John Gilmour
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Another Idea for Race format
Replies: 12
Views: 6462

Re: Another Idea for Race format

Thanks ! Well I find that waiting around for 3 hours to figure out race results that don't often vary much from the qualifying order is a complete waste of time. some races ...I find to be "numbing" in that all the psyche is killed by senseless deep brackets and waiting. Sure, the results may vary.....
by John Gilmour
Fri May 04, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: This is utter crap!!! Skateboard speed limit
Replies: 0
Views: 1411

This is utter crap!!! Skateboard speed limit

http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/story/_/id/7887686/los-angeles-city-council-impose-speed-limit-skateboarders this really ticks me off.... What about how many bikes cause pedestrian fatalities. I'm guessing we have under 10 deaths in 20 years attributable to skateboarders being reckless and a...
by John Gilmour
Tue May 01, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.
Replies: 4
Views: 3429

Re: Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.

So lets talk about cost. cost of existing IOS devices. $0 Cost of Airport Express or airport extremes brought to race course.. $0 Cost of app per IOS device $5.99 Most importantly- editing is possible very easily. And an Ipad can be used by the director. cost of ipad $0 AND>............ It might be ...
by John Gilmour
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.
Replies: 4
Views: 3429

Live -Multi camera usage of IOS devices.

It's been sometime since I've posted on the slalom skateboard forms. There are few things that I really wanted to see get done in the sport, one of them was an affordable timing system, another was a basic set of rules that everyone could use, and one other thing that I've always wanted to see was i...
by John Gilmour
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 13630

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. You wish came true. I just snagged some mains points at the La Costa boys race in...
by John Gilmour
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race
Replies: 7
Views: 4084

Re: Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race

The kids races officially over. Jack took first, Isaac took second. Now we move on to the junior races.
by John Gilmour
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race
Replies: 7
Views: 4084

Re: Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race

Jack Kosick takes the first two Junior runs see clip at qik.com/jgilmour
by John Gilmour
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race
Replies: 7
Views: 4084

Re: Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race

Live video and clips at qik.com/jgilmour

Clips are somewhere buried on the pages they start with the timer tent
by John Gilmour
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2011] Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race
Replies: 7
Views: 4084

[2011] Oceanside La Costa boys Pre race

So I get to the race course, and see a few familiar faces Chris Yandall and Ed Economy, John Hughes, John Ravitch, Richie Carrasco, and Steve Evans - met Paul Price in the parking lot.

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by John Gilmour
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 13630

Re: Does anyone care about ranking?

Hey Steve, I've thrown races before- July 4th races ... people know what to expect. I've set courses for the First two Farm races, and the Latvian National Championships in Latvia.I also mirrored the course with Henry Hester in The First Morro bay World Championships in 2001. It used to be a pic on ...
by John Gilmour
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 13630

Re: Does anyone care about ranking?

So this begs the question..... Who's going "Pro"??? Actually, The question is... not "Who are we going to bring up with lesser talent to the pro class?.... it is what shall we do to renew interest from the Pro's and what can we do to prevent us from losing that interest again. For if there is no in...
by John Gilmour
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Does anyone care about ranking?
Replies: 31
Views: 13630

Re: Does anyone care about ranking?

Without a ranking in a racing sport...we are just practicing not racing. What Corky does validates our racing. I think DC (I like that moniker for Donald Campbell... I just dig it- like he's got some shock potential.) meant to say is... we should help to support a ranking system. I have my reasons f...
by John Gilmour
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Brasil
Topic: Projeto Rio Slalom
Replies: 1
Views: 2614

Re: Projeto Rio Slalom

Hi I used to go to Escola Americana with Erik Wilner..we were '70s skaters and rode Campo Graande a lot. I have made it a pint to drop into slalom skate scenes in different countries to help them get a boost. I have family in Leblon and would like to help with your project. I noticed that all the Wo...
by John Gilmour
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: All Japan Skateboard Association
Replies: 1
Views: 4325

Re: All Japan Skateboard Association

Hi there, Iohn Kim Has info for you... he and I raced the All Japan Time Attack Circuit. I won. It was held at a skatepark and was a miniaturized version of american slalom. Small ramps, tight spacing, short courses. You'll have to find him. The owner of GUS trucks also has involvement. Jani Soderha...
by John Gilmour
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Brasil
Topic: Once upon a time...
Replies: 23
Views: 15786

Re: Once upon a time...

legal flavio! Cool to see Rio Pics..think the half pipe shot is of Erik Wilners back yard..man that a racket! I did ride a Kryptonics composite deck..I picked it because I did not want to get stuck in Rio with a Borken board so i traveled with an indestructable one. Wilner made "Spectro Skates" whic...
by John Gilmour
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Latvia
Topic: Gints Gailitis 1964 - 2011 R.I.P ;(
Replies: 32
Views: 22515

Horrible news about Gints. Times have been rough the past few years for the last few years. I ahve some video I'd like to post of him celebrating with Janis K. after janis won the Tight Slalom World Championship. You can see what a great slalom host he was. I helped set one of the World cup courses ...
by John Gilmour
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Travelling timer kit needed
Replies: 20
Views: 8100

Re: Timing equipment damage

John, Here's the problems I typically encounter: 1. The single biggest worry is that someone just pulls up the timing strip from the ground by pulling in the cable and not detaching the tape first. 2. The second biggest worry is that someone runs over the cable rather than the tapeswitch thinking i...
by John Gilmour
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 62674

Hmmm well you'll see a lot more of me on the forums.. Typically when I am stuck inside due to bad weather... I post a lot.. But moving to Aspen (last 3 years) .... we have 300 sunny days a year. But I moved to Los Angeles - 167 sunny days.... And now I injured myself.... torn calf and soleous both g...
by John Gilmour
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Travelling timer kit needed
Replies: 20
Views: 8100

WEll some of the timer problems IMHO are the quality (durability) of the timer system parts. The wires suffer because some people use single stranded ie SOLID bell wire...which can break from repeated bending... this is decedent from Telephone systems where the wire is laid once and left ..and solid...
by John Gilmour
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 62674

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by John Gilmour
Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 9887

I think thereat thing about mail order is that you do not have to have a retailer maintain inventory .... Which for them is a risk if Products do not move briskly. The issue with the original slalom kit was that I think few races could be won on that kit. I think we need a Val Surf of slalom, down h...
by John Gilmour
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 9887

We used to do insane catamarans 30 people at once.. BTW did you know you can both push and brake in a cat? The braking is very effective. Maybe we should have Cat slalom. lol Slalom has had a hard time making it by itself. The X-games pre-packaged alternative sports. It IMHO was a huge media success...
by John Gilmour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 9887

I'll even go one step further. I have the connections to put together a very low cost slalom board setup. Why don't I? Several reasons. One being it's a very limited market. We're talking tens of skaters a year. Absolute BEST case scenario, 1000 new skaters wanna try slalom - that's not even a 20 f...
by John Gilmour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 9887

Erik Basil wrote:Three Questions:

--Which ReBirth did you f'ing start?
--How's that coming along?
--Where's the kit?

Hmmm I went back to edit that post- written late at night... but you caught that before I proofed it.

Erik PM me your number and I'll give you a time line..

If you feel like typing it..
by John Gilmour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 9887

Re: the point is...

.........
by John Gilmour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 9887

the point is...

It requires a tremendous amount of research to become good at this sport... Perhaps worse than fly fishing.. We have to make the gear and access simpler. For God's sake man...take a look at your own sig... "redrilled mindless rogue|+15 spherical bennett 5.0 79a khiros|flat randal 125/35 88a sabre 97...
by John Gilmour
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Vintage: www.NationalSkateboardReview.com
Replies: 3
Views: 3117

Who won the race???

Lol..could not resist... when is the next reunion?
by John Gilmour
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 9887

Slalom will not succeed without a kit.

You can skip down a bit if this seems familiar. Okay fellows, as I haven’t posted anything in a long time. And I guess there’s a reason for that. For the most part a lot of the challenging slalom racing has been buried, mostly because many of the courses and venues have not become increasingly more ...
by John Gilmour
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 29322

Try to tack onto other events.. I think they make for the be

for instance Joe your work with the Antrim race... The roads are already closed. We just added a race. Same with my July 4th skateboard slalom races. And my beginner slalom course at Tavern on the Green in NYC which ran for 20 years and my memorial Drive slalom course in Cambridge MA which still run...
by John Gilmour
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 29322

Texas...everything is bigger in Texas.

In Texas ...that is one race I would like to go to. But in past experience often big ramps are used on sub par hills. So in that regard..go for it... Big hill with an even bigger ramp...I am all for it. I just object to big ramp + lame hill. Joe.... borrow an Ipad... go hill hunting.. its pretty ama...
by John Gilmour
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 29322

Big ramps promote racing that looks as gay as speed suits.

Big ramps just mean we will end up racing on pussy hills. There is no thrill to racing on pussy hills with some bigger ramp to try to make up for the lack of hill speed. I don't care how big the ramp is... I want to race down a hill that most ordinary people would not even think of skating down.. A ...
by John Gilmour
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Another Idea for Race format
Replies: 12
Views: 6462

Gib... anyone?? Corky?

Looking for some tech minded numbers guys who can test the theory of my last post. Or anyone out there with a cubical job with lots of time on their hands- or a a very rainy part of the country?
by John Gilmour
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: The Ipad... it might be the PDA I've been looking for.
Replies: 7
Views: 3822

Also those Kindles

Amazon kindles are cheap and easy to read in bright sunlight with tremendous battery life. They will only get cheaper as time goes on.


We just need someone to re-write the firmware/software on these units to repurpose the hardware for racing.