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by Nick Krest
Sat May 28, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Wefunk
Topic: FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 13152

Nooooooooooooooooooooo!

I always loved seeing pictures of your beautiful boards. As I have indicated previously, I'd love to own some of them, too.

Best of luck to you, Alex, and you've always got a place to stay if you're in San Francisco.
by Nick Krest
Fri May 27, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: WHAT MAKES ONE FAST ON A SLALOM BOARD
Replies: 31
Views: 16277

Getting from the start to the finish in the shortest period of time.
by Nick Krest
Wed May 18, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: '70's era Graphite Loaded SC on eBay (NOT MINE!)
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

I know who that person is. That person was indeed on the Santa Cruz team and is still involved in skateboarding, including slalom.

If that person wanted to announce their presence to this board, that person would do so.
by Nick Krest
Fri May 06, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Tracker
Topic: Difference between old and new
Replies: 5
Views: 5377

Tracker made the change from original small pivot to Gnarly Pivots in 1979 on all of their trucks.
by Nick Krest
Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Do High End Boards Require High End Trucks?
Replies: 13
Views: 7898

Look at Luca. 1970's Iron Curtain copies of ACS 500's. Faster than anyone.
by Nick Krest
Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Biltin Abec 7s are in !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4236

That's fine, but try to pick one forum and post your info there. The Biltin forum was most appropriate.
by Nick Krest
Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Helmet, Pads, Wrist guards & Sliding gloves
Topic: Jay Adams Flyaway revived as FLY-HIGH BY EIGHT
Replies: 21
Views: 24366

If you want an almost-perfect replica of a 1978 helmet, complete with fiberglass mat shell, vinyl nitride impact foam, and double D-ring strap fasteners, then those appear to be the ones to get.

However, helmet technology has come a very long way in the last 27 years.
by Nick Krest
Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Biltin Abec 7s are in !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4236

Please don't cross-post in multiple forums.
by Nick Krest
Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: Wheel/bearing spacer size ?????
Replies: 1
Views: 3452

.400" (commonly referred to as 10mm). Probably the most precision-sized spacers are the ABEC11, Oust, and Ninja spacers. The ABEC11's are discontinued (and I'm kicking myself for not getting 1000 of them when they were available), the Ninjas only come with their bearings, and the Oust are, um, hard ...
by Nick Krest
Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Helmet, Pads, Wrist guards & Sliding gloves
Topic: Proof of working kneepads?
Replies: 12
Views: 11655

Wearing a set of Pro Designed Super Singles when you bail is like landing on a big pile of stuffed animals.
by Nick Krest
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: Road Riders
Replies: 21
Views: 25530

The problem with trying to check the duros on those old wheels is that the urethane formulas were pretty unstable. PowerFlex wheels were advertised as 82a, and the RRs were definitely in that ballpark. You can't ever be 100% sure, because even now, carefully mixed urethane batches can vary by +/- 3 ...
by Nick Krest
Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Flywheels 74mm not made anymore?
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Die FlyWheels in 74mm werden nicht mehr gebildet. Die Neuen sind 76mm im Durchmesser, und sollen überlegen sein.
by Nick Krest
Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cellular Phone Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 12955

Re: Cellular/USB/PowerBook/Internet?

can use my phone to dial an Internet connection number and then get online with my Powerbook through a USB connection? Yes, but it's going to be craaaazy slow. Like 9600 baud slow. I had "high-speed" data connectivity thru my Sprint phone. It might have been high-speed in 1988, but not in 2004. Go ...
by Nick Krest
Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Concretewave online shop
Replies: 25
Views: 19412

Das INDY 109 ist bloß ein Name. Wie mit allen neuen INDY Produkten, reflektiert es nicht genau die Breite des hangers in Millimeter. Da das folgende Größe Diagramm darstellt, ist die 109 wirklich breite 101mm: http://www.skateboardingacrossamerica.com/posting/indysizechart.jpg Der neueste NHS Katalo...
by Nick Krest
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Independent
Topic: Indy101 - Indy109
Replies: 23
Views: 20125

New name.

Same hanger.

New stupid baseplate (Nü-Skül drilling only, too-short proprietary kingpin).

A waste of time, IMHO.
by Nick Krest
Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 567538

Joe Iacovelli wrote:I baited my arch nemesis into wearing a dress here.
You have an arch-nemesis? What are you, Batman?
by Nick Krest
Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Ick
Topic: New Custom Ick Stick by . . . me
Replies: 11
Views: 12211

That's some severe craziness, Wes. They look like something that would be advertised in SkateBoarder [/b] Magazine circa '77, including the krazy kolor skemes. Maybe you can get Dan to pour you some Avalons in complementary colors, as well. Let us know how they ride. I'm not a parallel-stance guy my...
by Nick Krest
Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: Road Riders
Replies: 21
Views: 25530

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No offense to Gilmour, but there's no way that RR's were 85, and PR's were 92. 78/88 is more like it.
by Nick Krest
Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: truck picking
Replies: 13
Views: 7951

Christopher Bara wrote: The Tracker offsets use an RTX baseplate/pivot.
Tracker makes both an RT-X and RT-S offset. The price on both of those trucks is $120 each.
by Nick Krest
Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Tracker CHRIS YANDALL WRECKERATIONNAL CRUISER
Replies: 1
Views: 2281

Re: Tracker CHRIS YANDALL WRECKREATIONAL CRUISER

Hennequin yves wrote:Does anybody try this board ?
Yes.
Hennequin yves wrote:Could it be a good GS deck ?
Yes. Definitely.

I've got mine set up with a wedged Tracker RT-X 139 front, flat RT-S 139 rear, and 82a/78a Avalons.
by Nick Krest
Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Bahne
Topic: Paul Dunn Mystery Ship
Replies: 1
Views: 3538

The 30" is still under development. I've seen the prototype, and it looks good. It is a scaled-down version of the 36" board (in width as well as length), so it is narrower than the 36", as well as shorter. I wish I had one in SB, as I was over-gunned on my 36". And if they made one in a 33" length,...
by Nick Krest
Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: World Championships - New venue proposal
Replies: 29
Views: 20783

One wouldn't have an F1 race in a parking lot (car park), correct? A kart race, perhaps, but not an F1 race. So it is by limiting the venue choice to the Trocadero. I'm not implying that the Trocadero site is not spectacular - it is. But it is size-limited. Having the TS race and the awards ceremony...
by Nick Krest
Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: World Championships - New venue proposal
Replies: 29
Views: 20783

Paris is a big city. There are hills there. I don't understand why you are limiting yourself to the Trocadero only. I've seen some great slalom hills in the 20th arrondissement, for example. If Paris were to host the Worlds, I would propose: it take place in September - pleasant weather, low hotel r...
by Nick Krest
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Luca's deck ?
Replies: 12
Views: 8284

He rode a solid wood Indiana board, about 26" long. Not a current production piece, it most closely resembles a '76 Logan Earth Ski.

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Luca would be fast on a soggy piece of cardboard.
by Nick Krest
Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Ick
Topic: Kenny Mollica - what did he use?
Replies: 8
Views: 7782

Kenny used a variety of Pocket Pistols, with Radikal trucks, 3dm wheels, and Pleasure Tools bearings. He has since switched to Ninja bearings, but everything else is the same.
by Nick Krest
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Wheel size limit
Replies: 43
Views: 42165

If you were going to limit wheel size, it should be 4" (101.6mm) diameter, which incidentally is the same size restriction that the downhill organizations have.

Jack Smith won a race using 92mm wheels earlier this year, so don't discount larger sizes.
by Nick Krest
Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 76374

Many thanks are in order to Adam Trahan on his creation and stewardship of ss.com for the last two years. This last year, especially, has seen an enormous growth spurt. Thank you, Adam for all you have done for the ss community! Congratulations are in order for my friend Jack Smith. Jack is juggling...
by Nick Krest
Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Super 6
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

Those are the Original trucks. Excellent, tight-turning trucks. Not a lot of stability - I wouldn't necessarily use them in a downhill situation - but nice on a longer cruiser for pushing around town. Jewel-like finish quality, too.
by Nick Krest
Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cellular Phone Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 12955

You don't buy a phone, you buy a service plan. My advice: http://www.letstalk.com/ They'll usually pay you to start up a plan. Nokia and Motorola phones typically get better reception than other brands. Watch for long battery life, especially standby time. And I've found Motorola phones to be the mo...
by Nick Krest
Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: z-roller trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 3998

Very stable and slow-turning. They make horrible slalom trucks, but are great for downhill and for pushing around.
by Nick Krest
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Avalon wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 4402

Check eBay. There are new and (sometimes) used Avalons on there all the time. Also the Buy-Sell-Trade section of the Northern California Downhill Skateboarding Association website.

You won't find used Avalons very often, as they tend to be keepers.
by Nick Krest
Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Avalon wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 4402

Try buying them from a third-party retailer. The key with shipping from the US to Canada (and vice-versa) is to use the Post Office. For some reason, UPS (preferred shipper of most skate companies, for some reason unknown to me) makes a huge deal of, and charges a huge premium for, shipping to and f...
by Nick Krest
Sun May 23, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: PVD R2's For Sale
Replies: 22
Views: 9265

terry kirby wrote:Pete sold trucks to the racers for BELOW
Maunufacturing costs just so the trucks would get out into the race community.
True. Peter lost about $25 on every single truck he made.
by Nick Krest
Sat May 22, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2004] Cambria Calling, May 23
Replies: 11
Views: 7220

Re: Cambria Calling, May 23, 2004

Come race the legendary Cambria Hill. May 23rd. Please no Levis or Capris First person to correctly identify the inspiration for the "Please no Levis or Capris" line wins a Bahne tee. Since no else is stepping up: From "The New Rock" article in LIFE Magazine, June 28, 1968, by Frank Zappa: "Our pre...
by Nick Krest
Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: wanted : Pocket pistol...
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

These stores hold stocks of Pocket Pistols:

Small Planet, 9 Victoria Terrace, Hove, BN3 3WR
tel: 01273 727 237
http://www.smallplanetsurfshop.com

Brixton Cycles, 145 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9TP
Tel 020 7733 6055
http://www.brixtoncycles.co.uk
by Nick Krest
Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: wanted : Pocket pistol...
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

Octane Sport has them in stock, just across the Channel from you.
by Nick Krest
Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: What size trucks and setup? - New to slalom
Replies: 6
Views: 3732

Agapito -

A good place to start would be to visit HC's Sk8SanJose website: http://www.geocities.com/sk8sanjose/

Lots of links and contact info for Bay Area / NorCal riders.

If it's Seismics you're after, I would probably run 105's on your RR deck - a 45* on the front, 30* on the rear.
by Nick Krest
Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Are Radikals being bought out by Independent?
Replies: 5
Views: 4856

Too many pain killers, John.

Heal up soon. WRIV's gotta have someone to ride with.
by Nick Krest
Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: The Gathering 2004 - Please Read
Replies: 40
Views: 26854

by Nick Krest
Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 28944

Maybe you can answer me this....have you ever experienced a wheel not spin properly due to bad alignment of bearing/spacer/speed rings with Ousts or Rockets? Actually, no. Chris Chaput and I are both equipment weenies (Chris far, FAR, FAR more than I), and we've actually had lengthy spacer discussi...
by Nick Krest
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:19 am
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 28944

Nick, you yourself are coming across as a Rocket shill. Ease back brudder. Speak with facts and not with insinuations from an anon poster. One comment defending a longtime friend of mine, and I'm a shill? Get real. And who's the "anonymous" poster? Rich? Why don't you take a look at my posts on NCD...
by Nick Krest
Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 28944

Brady Mitchell wrote:Weren`t there other companies pointed out by Ron`s cohort?
Rich is in no way, shape, or form Ron's "cohort". Rich likes to ask questions, and point out inconsistencies in stories.
by Nick Krest
Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: wanted: 85 mm tracker trucks
Replies: 14
Views: 7605

Looking at my price list, I see 26 distinct trucks that Tracker offers. That doesn't include finish differences. In contrast, Indy offers 6. Seismic offers 8. Radikal offers 2. PVD offers 1 (well, 0 really, as they're NLA). WesVirginia, send some 106 RaceTracks over to MMW and have him saw 10mm off ...
by Nick Krest
Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: wanted: 85 mm tracker trucks
Replies: 14
Views: 7605

Also on the Tracker price list are two other varieties of MidTracks, one raw, and one polished: Part # MT-750 is the 85mm Raw MidTrack w/stock cushions only, which lists for US$15.00 each. Part # MT-750/TT is the 85mm Polished MidTrack which lists for US$20.00 each. Pictured below is the Raw finish,...
by Nick Krest
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Griptape Cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 3945

Norton Belt Cleaning Stick - part #01717 "This accessory prolongs the life of belts 10X. Removes wood, plastic, and metal from abrasive surfaces. Easy to use, cleans while sander is running. Long lasting. Non-toxic." http://www.nortonabrasives.com/ http://www.nortonabrasives.co.uk/ http://www.norton...
by Nick Krest
Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: wanted: 85 mm tracker trucks
Replies: 14
Views: 7605

Tracker has a display board at their factory showing all their slalom trucks, which includes the FulTrack S and the MidTrack S - both on RT-S baseplates, with polished hangers. The 85mm Polished MidTrack S (part number TK-RT-SMID) lists for US$20.00 each. The 106mm Polished FulTrack S (part number T...
by Nick Krest
Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Bahne
Topic: JPL Set-up
Replies: 8
Views: 8639

I believe we have officially entered The Age of the No-Flex Slalom Board.

Congrats, Jack!
by Nick Krest
Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:50 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 38
Views: 24681

The measurements 10mm and .400" are used interchangeably by both wheel and bearing manufacturers, though .400" is actually 10.16mm. I've just spoken with the manufacturer of the wheels I am importing from Australia, and he purposely designs their wheels with a core width of 9.98mm, because there are...
by Nick Krest
Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 38
Views: 24681

Rich, I've been riding the Rockets for a couple months now, and they are indeed everything that Ron claims them to be. I'm still educating myself on preload. NMB links to this page to describe preload. Knowing firsthand the transitory nature of the Web, I'll re-post the information here: Preload Pur...