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by Howard Gordon
Mon Jan 19, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2004] Antibes - International slalom, Sept 11-12, 2004
Replies: 99
Views: 75391

Pierre -

The National Team competition is a great idea. With the teams, are you thinking of having teams for men, women and juniors ?
by Howard Gordon
Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: 3DM decks - better price?
Replies: 12
Views: 7543

You should check with Dan at Seismic (seismicsk8@aol.com) to confirm, but the decks are listed on the shopping cart at $145 ( http://store.yahoo.com/3dm-sport/ ), with completes at $199 and $209, depending on the trucks. By the way, the 24.5" wheelbase is measured between the innermost truck mountin...
by Howard Gordon
Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: 3DM decks - better price?
Replies: 12
Views: 7543

Wheelbase on the 3dm 36" is 24.5".
by Howard Gordon
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: 3dm
Topic: 3dm + Seismic
Replies: 0
Views: 3453

3dm + Seismic

Please see post in the 3dm wheel forum, click here.
by Howard Gordon
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: 3dm + Seismic
Replies: 0
Views: 1244

3dm + Seismic

Please see post in the 3dm wheel forum, click here.
by Howard Gordon
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: 3dm / Seismic
Replies: 8
Views: 9128

3dm / Seismic

<center> <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/3dm_small.gif"> <b>+</b> <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/seismic_small.gif"> </center> <br> I'm pleased to announce that effective tomorrow (January 7), Dan Gesmer of Seismic has assumed ownership of the 3dm Sport skateboard and wheel busi...
by Howard Gordon
Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: TTC's are back (though they're 3TC's now)
Replies: 9
Views: 9800

I've seen a couple of TTC's that were reported to be "out of alignment", but I haven't seen that in recent batches, and the few that came back were minor enough that we use them on our boards. I've heard that Geezer-X does a nice job with his replacement axles. We've used Grade 8 bolts all along, an...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Airflow
Topic: Airflow prototypes for 2004
Replies: 8
Views: 9566

I saw a version of the mold for this board last summer at the Airflow shop in Zurich - my guess is that it's being built in a press rather than vacuum bagged, so the construction should be stronger. Chris Hart is a very clever designer, and the shape of this board looks great. It's really nice to se...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Dec 29, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Interesting trucks sold in Europe
Replies: 34
Views: 30090

Martin Siegrist's OS-Truck is a direct copy of the TTC (now 3TC), with the only modifications being metric axles and a rounded allen screw. Martin showed me the truck last summer, noting that because the TTC's were out of production, he thought someone should continue to produce the truck, and I did...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:06 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Wheel discussion
Topic: Trim the outer edge
Replies: 7
Views: 7194

The idea from the beginning was that we could always remove material from a wheel after manufacturing to change the characteristics. There is a tradeoff between traction and agility which can be adjusted by the amount of lip which is trimmed, but the optimum width is going to vary from course to cou...
by Howard Gordon
Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:52 am
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: TTC's are back (though they're 3TC's now)
Replies: 9
Views: 9800

The MSRP will remain at $135. The trucks are identical, except that we were able to reprogram the logo engraving. The angle with Indy baseplates is still a slightly better match with the angle of the pivot, but we unfortunately couldn't source Indy baseplates without the hangers, and the RT-X basepl...
by Howard Gordon
Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:37 pm
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: TTC's are back (though they're 3TC's now)
Replies: 9
Views: 9800

TTC's are back (though they're 3TC's now)

<br><b>TTC's are back.</b> Actually, they're <b>3TC's</b> now, but the identical to the original split-axle design in 101mm and 127mm widths.<br> <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/3TC400.jpg"><br> Glen at SolidSkate.com should be the first to have the 3TC's in stock - drop him a line, or che...
by Howard Gordon
Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: avila vs. avilon vs. cambria
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

You might consider running 82a Cambrias around, or perhaps 82's in front and 78's in rear. You will get super traction, but still plenty of speed.
by Howard Gordon
Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: avila vs. avilon vs. cambria
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

Here's something I recently posted: "When you have 3 different sizes and 15 different durometers to choose from, it's a challenge to guess what will work best. In general, the largest wheel that you can control through a course is likely to be the fastest. The Cambrias (62mm) have the best traction ...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Nov 24, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: 3dm
Topic: 30"
Replies: 6
Views: 7514

As usual, everything takes longer than expected, but we should see the first 30" decks before year-end (certainly in time for next season).
by Howard Gordon
Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: New 3dm wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 6656

other colors ...

Nothing planned yet, but we're thinking about it !
by Howard Gordon
Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: New 3dm wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 6656

what size wheels ?

When you have 3 different sizes and 15 different durometers to choose from, it's a challenge to guess what will work best. In general, the largest wheel that you can control through a course is likely to be the fastest. The Cambrias (62mm) have the best traction of the 3dm wheels, and they're also t...
by Howard Gordon
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2004] [Pre-announcement] Grueningen race
Replies: 9
Views: 5284

Rimini

Jadranko -

Take a look at
http://www.stream-games.com/summer/program.html#top.

At present, the Rimini race is scheduled for June 10, so there is probably no conflict with your schedule. Gianluca Ferraro can confirm the dates for you.
by Howard Gordon
Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: 3dm Wheels at the 2003 World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 6716

Lauren's jacket

Actually, Lauren's jacket is a "Joe Rocket", which we found at a local motorcycle shop. It's very light, with a combination of leather and nylon mesh, plus pretty good armor.
by Howard Gordon
Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:34 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Use of a Wireless LAN or bluetooth for slalom competitions
Replies: 15
Views: 11773

Mickey -

Dan's interested. Send me your email address (to hgordon@surveyor.com), and we'll close the loop.
by Howard Gordon
Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:56 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Use of a Wireless LAN or bluetooth for slalom competitions
Replies: 15
Views: 11773

Mickey - Excel should function the same on a Mac or PC, and Java runs on the Mac, so there's no issue in placing a web server there. I agree that a macro that creates web pages is the best approach - any browsers on the local wireless net can access the numbers, plus potentially we can bridge the fi...
by Howard Gordon
Wed Oct 15, 2003 3:52 am
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Use of a Wireless LAN or bluetooth for slalom competitions
Replies: 15
Views: 11773

It would be very nice to have this info in real time. Dan could probably create a macro that exports from Excel to a simple text file or even HTML - that would be very slick if the data posted to a website in real time. With the low resolution of a PDA screen, some thought would have to go into form...
by Howard Gordon
Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:03 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Use of a Wireless LAN or bluetooth for slalom competitions
Replies: 15
Views: 11773

gotcha

Okay ... I didn't understand before what problem you wanted to solve. In that case, Bluetooth or 802.11 is the right solution, since you basically want to create a wireless LAN that allows remote access to files on Dan's machine. Of course, Dan's machine is a Mac, so creating a shared file network e...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:44 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Use of a Wireless LAN or bluetooth for slalom competitions
Replies: 15
Views: 11773

wireless

Bluetooth and 802.11 have some very nice features for complex communication architectures such as local area networks where you want to hook up a bunch of computers, but they're a bit too complex for basic signaling applications. It really depends on what you want to accomplish. There are some nice ...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: Timing System
Topic: Use of a Wireless LAN or bluetooth for slalom competitions
Replies: 15
Views: 11773

bluetooth / 802.11

Originally, Bluetooth was defined with just a 10 meter range, but a newer specification has defined Bluetooth Class 1 devices with 100 meter range, which is a significant improvement. However, the radios still require line-of-sight connection, and the 2.4GHz signals don't deal well with any obstruct...
by Howard Gordon
Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Forum software update Oct 12, 2003 phpBB 1.4.4 -> 2.0.6
Replies: 86
Views: 90788

Jani -

Looks great. The new editing features are nice.

One suggestion - if possible on the main forum page, move the "who is online" section to the top. It's nice to quickly see the activity level of the forums, especially when the number of users are in double-digits.

Howard
by Howard Gordon
Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Ridoli, Giammarco, Sidler, Gatti....on mpeg ....Now!
Replies: 35
Views: 22319

I don't know the surfaces that you mention, but I would assume they are smoother than the surfaces we ran last weekend. Harder wheels will roll faster when there aren't surface irregularies to impede their progress, as there's less compression to during normal roll. Softer wheels will conform better...
by Howard Gordon
Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Ridoli, Giammarco, Sidler, Gatti....on mpeg ....Now!
Replies: 35
Views: 22319

Vlad - the wheels are an interesting story. We set up practice with a timer on Thursday before racing, and Luca duplicated some of the characteristics of the Morro Bay tight course at our local bike path. The nice thing about working with Luca is his consistency - with the same wheel setup, his time...
by Howard Gordon
Fri Oct 03, 2003 9:40 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Ridoli, Giammarco, Sidler, Gatti....on mpeg ....Now!
Replies: 35
Views: 22319

Henry - download the player from http://www.real.com

TK - Dong had the only OTHER sub-18 sec time. I haven't seen Dan's spreadsheet, but I'm reasonably certain Luca had several clean runs in the vicinity of 17.80-17.90, and he managed this with a pretty severely sprained back.
by Howard Gordon
Fri Oct 03, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Ridoli, Giammarco, Sidler, Gatti....on mpeg ....Now!
Replies: 35
Views: 22319

Nice scans, Vlad.

So will you go to Italy to race next summer ? Luca named you in his interview, along with Paul Dunn, Richy, Kenny, and Hut.

http://www.stream-games.com/summer/presenting.html
by Howard Gordon
Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Junior class, what ages?
Replies: 23
Views: 16102

Andy - No ... I did not miss your comments. But the fact of the matter is that there will be inequities no matter what age decision is made. And yes ... there was a big mismatch at the Worlds in 2002, but the 10-year-old still managed to win. There can only be one champion in ANY given division. Tha...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:44 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Junior class, what ages?
Replies: 23
Views: 16102

Of course, it would be great to have multiple divisions which make things more even within each group, but until the sport grows a lot larger, that is probably not practical. Last year's open class GS world champion (Siale) was 16, and this year's women's class slalom runner-up (Aria) was 16 or 17. ...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [FCR 2003] 2003 FCR World Championships - Results
Replies: 48
Views: 59773

Overall title results were announced at the gathering tonight, with <b>Kenny Mollica</b> winning the combined World Champion pro title, <b>Chris Barker</b> winning the combined World Champion open title, <b>Lynn Kramer</b> winning the World Champion women's title, <b>Dylan Gordon</b> winning the com...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: 3dm Wheels at the 2003 World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 6716

Well ... it was a good weekend for riders using 3dm products at the FCR World Championships. Day 1 - Slalomcross - 3 podium sweeps for 3dm wheels: 1st - 3rd Pro SlalomCross 1st - 3rd Open SlalomCross 1st - 3rd Women's SlalomCross Day 2 - Slalom - 5 podium sweeps for 3dm wheels: 1st - 3rd - Pro Slalo...
by Howard Gordon
Sun Sep 28, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Junior class, what ages?
Replies: 23
Views: 16102

Jani - At the FCR World's, the junior age group is 15 and under. If you have only one junior age group with separate classes for boys and girls, that seems like a fair age limit. There will always be an advantage for the oldest kids in any age group, but then they get older and disappear the followi...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Sep 22, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2003][Morro Bay] Who are going?
Replies: 11
Views: 6309

Claude Regnier and Ed Economy will meet Luca at the airport, and then arrange for him to travel up to San Luis Obispo / Morro Bay once Corky arrives.

Jani - I really wish you were coming. It should be a good event, with Paul Dunn setting the courses for hybrid and tight.
by Howard Gordon
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Site Sponsor Schedule 2003 - 2004
Replies: 16
Views: 9308

Adam - I'll be happy to pick up the costs
by Howard Gordon
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: 94a Cambrias now available
Replies: 0
Views: 2925

3dm Cambria 62mm's are now available in 94a durometer.<br> <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/cambria94-300.jpg"><br> We now have a full range of Cambria durometers in stock - 74a (red), 78a (white), 82a (light gray), 86a (medium gray), 90a (dark gray) and 94a (black). <br> <a href="http://ww...
by Howard Gordon
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:44 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: New 3dm wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 6656

Some wheel news. 3dm Avalon 68mm wheels are now available in 78a durometer in a striking shade of turquoise (ask Jack or Attila about the color).<br> <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/avalon78-300.jpg"><br><br> And 3dm Cambria 62mm wheels are now available in 74a durometer in our favorite sh...
by Howard Gordon
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:43 am
Forum: 3dm
Topic: 36" with metal Seismics now available
Replies: 0
Views: 3338

3dm 36" decks with <b>130mm metal Seismics</b> are finally available. <b>$209 complete</b> with 3dm Avalon 80a's and Abec 7 bearings, or $10 extra with 3dm Avila 76a's. Other wheel combos are also available.<br> <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/36-top300.jpg"> <br><br> <center> <a href="htt...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: Sure-Grip or other bushings for the TTC
Replies: 2
Views: 4883

The yellows and blacks are both approximately 88a. The blues are approxmiately 92a. I generally set up stiff flex boards with blues and medium flex boards with yellows or blacks. These are still my first choice cushions.
by Howard Gordon
Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:34 pm
Forum: 3dm
Topic: 30"
Replies: 6
Views: 7514

Yes. Hope to have prototypes in time for Morro Bay.

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by Howard Gordon
Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom was hijacked...........
Replies: 66
Views: 40205

Lack of top level competitions this year in the US has certainly seemed to slow things down, but in fact, I think we've participated in more races this season than last because of the mini-series that have emerged or continued - e.g. JPL, WLAC, Mid-Town Racing (SF Bay area). These events have been m...
by Howard Gordon
Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:13 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: TnR Designs foot stop
Replies: 23
Views: 24978

I actually angled mine a bit:

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by Howard Gordon
Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: 3dm
Topic: first production decks are here
Replies: 2
Views: 4242

The decks have started shipping this week, and completes will first be available next week. <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/36-top400.jpg"><br> <img src="http://www.3dm-sport.com/images/36-bottom400.jpg"><br><br> Decks in soft, medium, stiff and extra-stiff flex are available with a sugges...
by Howard Gordon
Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: SLO Grass Root - July 26 results
Replies: 1
Views: 1787

Final Results: Men - 1st Gary Holl ($40) 2nd Fish ($20) 3rd Tim Oates ($20) Women - 1st Aria Thompson ($25) 2nd Judi Oyama ($10) 3rd Lauren Gordon ($10) Junior - 1st Dylan Gordon ($10) 2nd Keli Benko ($5) 3rd Lauren Gordon ($5) Qualifying times: Men 1 Gary Holl 13.46 2 Don Fisher 13.86 3 Tim Oates 1...
by Howard Gordon
Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: TnR Designs foot stop
Replies: 23
Views: 24978

They're fantastic. Toe blocks have always scared me, but this one doesn't trap the foot, and it totally works. I have always had trouble at tight slalom because my front foot works its way up the nose until I lose turning leverage as well as rear traction. I could not believe how much control I gain...
by Howard Gordon
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euro comps 2003 (schedule and US participation)
Replies: 61
Views: 38298

Some perspective on the idea of a slalom "World Championship"... Jack Smith had the idea to organize a World Championship in May 2001 after racing had been dead in the US for at least 10 years and dead in Europe for 5+ years. The event attracted participants from at least 10 countries, brought MANY ...
by Howard Gordon
Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: new Avila 72a's and Avalon 90a's
Replies: 15
Views: 12790

Etienne -

On smooth concrete, harder wheels often have better traction because they have less "rebound". In those conditions, softer wheels will start to slide in a strange bouncing manner, while harder duros will not bounce so much and therefore regain traction faster.

Howard
by Howard Gordon
Thu Jul 24, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euro comps 2003 (schedule and US participation)
Replies: 61
Views: 38298

Michael - When I first saw your post, I got the impression that for some reason the Euro Championships were excluding Brits, and the politics of that would be disturbing. However, it seems reasonable to me for a regional slalom event should be able define boundaries for participation, as is the case...