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by Eric Brammer
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Vintage Slalom Pro Trucks
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Re: Vintage Slalom Pro Trucks

Wow, I had a pair of those back in '77, used them up through 1980 or so. Nice trucks, turny when matched with ACS or Tracker TK rubber bushings. While the kingpin/jam-nut set-up required an elephant wrench, the baseplate had holes that fit 3 different popular patterns.I just hated carrying that wren...
by Eric Brammer
Wed May 11, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Fast Downhill Slalom Setup?
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Fast Downhill Slalom Setup?

OOops, that last bit, for sandwichtech boards should read 'Littleton', N.H... It's a small town, not quite that small..
by Eric Brammer
Tue May 10, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Fast Downhill Slalom Setup?
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Fast Downhill Slalom Setup?

Go to stoked skateboards, and get a look at the Slalocybins for trucks. Beware that while ABEC 11 is still making Reflex compound wheels, they're getting scarce as are Black-Ops Seismic/3DM wheels, so look into Sk8Kings for wheels (maybe even decks?). Fullbag ,btw, will do you well for a deck, certa...
by Eric Brammer
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: FS: 75mm 86a Green Kryptonics - BRAND NEW
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: FS: 75mm 86a Green Kryptonics - BRAND NEW

What's with that, Rick? At 75mm, are they Too Slow? If it's the color, and you're like worried about being mistaken for being on ABEC 11s, dye 'em with blue dye (or black)... Since I still (as you'd guess) own original C-65's in green, I'm curious.... Are these as good as 'back to the future' would ...
by Eric Brammer
Wed May 27, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE Slalom Skaters Interviews (vintage)
Replies: 28
Views: 50424

Re: SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE Slalom Skaters Interviews (vintage

I don't know how, nor when, I missed this, but, damn, Wes had done some great research, and the riders here were On It! Consider this little factoid; Slalom Skateboarders, in a T.S. course, are getting past four cones per second at the Pro Level races, with cones in/around the 2 meter spacing!! This...
by Eric Brammer
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I believe it's 1984, again...
Replies: 0
Views: 3501

I believe it's 1984, again...

Not to be a 'downer' here, I just want to point out, we're a tad bit away from being a coherent race group these dark days. I cannot contribute anymore, other than with wordy, but perhaps not worldly enough, advice. My finances are gone, along with the house, marriage, + twins. Still, as bad as it i...
by Eric Brammer
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wtb slalom specific trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

Re: Wtb slalom specific trucks

Graham, it may be too late, now, but reconsider; The Crew at Sk8Kings has the axles you need, and My Radikals never disappoint me! they turn deep, smooth, and are so tunable at the bushings! The ONLY issue for you would be in wheel/truck width nipping cones on the way by, or, your not being willing ...
by Eric Brammer
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wanted Older Comet Slalom Decks and Roe S cambers
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

One old S-Camber

Hey TK, would ya want a Micheal Dong/Adam Schwippert/B-dog raced S-camber? It's a 'Stiff', but with a lot of life in it yet. Let me know here by PM.
by Eric Brammer
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim Fire!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Live somewhat free, + die ?

Rick, that's not funny! "802" is VERMONT's area code!! "603" gets you thru to those kooks who don't wear helmets on Harley's 'cause it's either cool, or a right, whichever puts you 6 ft. under quicker... Just don't live in Plainfield and not pay taxes, because then you'll find that 'freedom' dosen't...
by Eric Brammer
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB Roe Racing Drayton Model
Replies: 4
Views: 2158

Martin Drayton Roe

Russell, have you tried to PM Adam Schwippert? He may have one still. Shaggy (Alan) from the Manchester area (VT, not England) might also. I'm way outa the loop these days, but I'll ask around anyhow, and PM any positive results.

Otherwise, I can only offer an S-camber by another famous Roe racer...
by Eric Brammer
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: carbon fibre deck
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Geoff, can you tell us where photos may be (the net, is like, ya know, Huge)? Interested, possibly, unless it's like my old Airtech, which only needs my courage to punch better rear trucks holes into to be viable...
by Eric Brammer
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: What about this setup?
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

Rayne

Pedro, go with the 125 Randal, as it will, with a center-set wheel like the Zig-zag, be pretty close to matching deck width of the Rayne. Having then also the option to go with a wider or non-centered wheel (like Tarantulas or Speedvents) may be important (if sliding thru turns is something you thin...
by Eric Brammer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB- cheapish rear truck upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

RTS upgrade

Not to intrude here, Keenan, but look around for a small machine-shop that caters to motorcycle or car fixes. If they have a lathe that can thread 8mm hardened steel, a jig that can do center-bore reaming of your hanger (remember, hangers are Aluminium, and not "square" in shape, so the jig has to a...
by Eric Brammer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Rayne Libido Love?
Replies: 2
Views: 2621

Rayne Libido

Peter, you want to use between 5* and 15* of positive wedge up front with a Tracker Rtx truck. The big issues on that truck are the stickiness of the pivot (which slows steering input) cup (use spray silicone), and the axles being just under 8mm (slight loss of traction there). Consider spacing it a...
by Eric Brammer
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: New England
Topic: NH Slalom Clinics & Outlaw Series 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 23711

N.H. training

Looking at the weather, 202 Hill looks to be a 'GO' ! I'm stoked. Bringing some fast toys, too... ;-)
by Eric Brammer
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: For Sale ToeStops
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Nice work Jason, but as someone who was actively riding for Sims in '88, I gotta ask whether the board that these came from was "totaled" or 'rescueable' ? If the former, cool, good bit of recycling (and, those bits will, as board pieces, of course help you go Faster! Karma...), if the latter, pleas...
by Eric Brammer
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: NH Slalom Clinics & Outlaw Series 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 23711

Antrim

Dave, which hill this weekend? The one at the cul-de-sac? Or, in town? 10 AM, yikes, well, I'll try to be there, but more likely 11-ish for me. Oh, and check your PM here about my idea for the RT 202 hill.
by Eric Brammer
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

Claremont

Well, no replies, so Saturday,I'll be drinking danelion wine whilst mowing dandelions in my yard with the tractor. Sunday, I'll be up on that hill, running laps, but likely on my DH set-up in the early afternoon. I'll have a slalom board or 3 in the trunk, as well as cones/chalk if anyone wants a co...
by Eric Brammer
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: New England
Topic: NH Slalom Clinics & Outlaw Series 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 23711

Antrim 202

Joe, if you want to bring the Antrim races up to a new level, you WILL get the hill off of 202. Seriously, only the fresh tar runs at Sunbowl that Shaggy, CMC, Nelson and I enjoyed would compare, and That hill was mostly straight, whereas the 202 hill is classic New-England twisty+steep-nuf, but has...
by Eric Brammer
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

Syd Clarke PkWy.

Pending Weather, I'm looking at setting up a nice 'adjustable' course on the PkWy hill's straight upper section this weekend. Saturday, at this time, looks more promising, but I'll be watching the weather carefully. Since my personal schedule is 8 hrs out-of-whack to everyone else, I won't plan to b...
by Eric Brammer
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: New England
Topic: NH Slalom Clinics & Outlaw Series 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 23711

Antrim, 7/25

Rick, thanks for posting up those pics! Funny, my Turner was faster than my Roe S-Camber?! Kinda suprised me, especially since the Bozi FELT the fastest, the Turner seemed slower. It was good to see You, Glenn, Ryan, Josh, Tom, and Will (that's like the NorthEast crew altogether). ;-) I had a blast!...
by Eric Brammer
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: New England
Topic: NH Slalom Clinics & Outlaw Series 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 23711

Antrim practice/racin', 7/25

Dave, please call, e-mail me, or drop a PM message about tommorrow. I'll be there if I can, but I'll need to know where you're setting up, as my wife wants drop me off, and take the twins to Keene for shopping. Rick, I'll try to get you accurate directions, via my N.H. Gazetteer maps (hey, got me th...
by Eric Brammer
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Venom Prices?
Replies: 1
Views: 2284

fatty bushings

Yeah, well, look at the 'inflationary value of Stims, from $3 a pair in 1992 to, um, $25 or more now. My bad :-(, shouldn't have said a thing online about them, and probably ought to have charged something for the 30-odd I've given away at various Slalom meets and to lugers/downhillers. BUT, if I ha...
by Eric Brammer
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim, NH Slalom Training on Sundays
Replies: 18
Views: 8282

Antrim, 7/5.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, I had great time! Curt, thanks for dragging my old bones out, they got a little Sunburned, but that's preferrable to being waterlogged! :-D Dave, thanks for the accurate directions as well. I only got waylayed twice (my maps, Not your directions!) on my way there. A...
by Eric Brammer
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

N.H. training

Hey, Rick, you should've been at Antrim today. Then CMC would've had someone to chase after! Me, just a tad too slow + out-of-shape, but I still Look Good... ;-) They've got a nice hill out where there's No One with fresh tar + a nice 3-1/2 % grade with a good cul-de-sac runout area. The kids were f...
by Eric Brammer
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

N.H., fickle Holiday weather.

I was too optimistic about the rain (well, the TIMING of when it'd rain..) both Fri. and Sat., got squelched both times by noontime. :-( Still, I've got a feel for courses now, keeping them laterally snug with lane shifts or wedge-sets, a JG curve or two, as the tar (when dry, ahem..) is nicely grip...
by Eric Brammer
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim, NH Slalom Training on Sundays
Replies: 18
Views: 8282

Wet in Claremont

Dave, any Antrim 'practice' going on for 7/5?
by Eric Brammer
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

the Pkwy.

The weather looks better for the 4th than the 3rd; That said, I'll be around on the 3rd, 11 am thru 2pm, and I'll check in here to see if anyone prefers the 4th to run some cones?
by Eric Brammer
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

Syd Clarke Pkwy.

July 3rd, provided weather is o.k., I'll be running some cones there. No timer, no permission, just chalked-in courses + cones. I'm aiming for being set-up by 11 am, although, weather may be the factor in just 'when' I can set a course. I'll likely hang out until 2 pm or so. Anyone's welcome. ;-)
by Eric Brammer
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim, NH Slalom Training on Sundays
Replies: 18
Views: 8282

Antrim specifics, please

Dave, what time, and which street? This is only about 1-1/2 hrs away for me, but I ain't toodlin' over to find I'm late, nor am I gonna cruise around rural N.H. in hopes of finding the correct hill. Money is a little too tight to be doing too much sightseeing... ;-)
by Eric Brammer
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: New England
Topic: Antrim, NH Slalom Training on Sundays
Replies: 18
Views: 8282

Antrim practice

Dave, what time Sunday? I'll try to be there, and I'll bring some cones(20) and a few extra boards (old ones).
by Eric Brammer
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

Syd Clarcke Prkwy.

No need for runout concerns, as with any planned event, the traffic flow can be detoured to offer more tar for racers, in which to slow down. The pitch is perfect for speed control, not fast enough on its own to require foot braking, but fast enough to work pumps for speed. It'll be a 'tech course' ...
by Eric Brammer
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: New England
Topic: N.H. training/racing hill found!
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

N.H. training/racing hill found!

Sorry to all in the N.E area for my prolonged absense, the Twins + job take up ungodly amounts of time + energy, and my own health isn't what it was these days... That said, I did find this little gold-nugget hiding in Claremont, N.H. thanks to a carpooling buddy who lives nearby. If you go to Exit ...
by Eric Brammer
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Entertainment in rain
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Entertainment in rain

Rick, I can do that, AND whistle the theme to Wild,Wild West ( or Gilligan's Isle) too boot! Sorry, gotta think like Old School Dan, and try a round of Cricket W/ darts from a Vew-Do board, whilst NOT spilling a mug/glass of beer in the other hand. BTW, am out of practice, but stll able on that one!...
by Eric Brammer
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: bushing shapes affecting performance
Replies: 3
Views: 3867

Bushing shapes, duro, bounce.

In my experiences, so far, original Tracker Stims were the bounciest bushing in the softer duros, but because of the 'love handle'(stepped barrel) middle, they were far more stable than a normal barrel bushing. I hated seeing them get lathed down to become a barrel or tall cone bushing, but a few ye...
by Eric Brammer
Sat May 30, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Super-G, Hybrid & Hamburger - Now on 6/14
Replies: 33
Views: 13002

Dan's outlaw

If it's still on the 7th, I'll see if I can be there, possibly with the Twins? Dunno, have to run that by my wife or get a sitter.

If it's the week after, I'm there for sure.

Of course, we'll have watch the weather... :-0
by Eric Brammer
Fri May 29, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: modding bennets?
Replies: 20
Views: 9883

Bennett are good, right outa the box...

Danny, there's really no need to invert Bennett kingpins. Back,back, back in-the-day, that's how they came, and with that type of kingpin/jam-nut setup came the issues of thread wear in the baseplate (look at any old, used, ACS baseplate, and you'll see stretched threading), and when Bennett used to...
by Eric Brammer
Wed May 27, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Pavel
Topic: GEORGE PAPPAS HYBRID PRO
Replies: 15
Views: 7782

Pappas' deck

Nice, Nice looking deck!! ;-) But, knowing how Pappas used to shred (and I do mean 'shred'!!) Mistrals, shouldn't those sharp angles in the aft section of the board be covered with urethane edge-protectors ? Or maybe titanium bumpers ? I mean, this guy can delam most any board Sk8 or Snow.. :-0 Witn...
by Eric Brammer
Tue May 12, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: tips on my form? (video)
Replies: 14
Views: 6287

Video critique

Brian, having watched all of your vids, I want first say "nice job"! I usually have to commit a good two months out of a summer to convince a 'skater' to use their arm/torso/legs in such a neatly co-ordinated tempo + concerto. However, you are 'stiff' in your angulation moves (this being 'shoulders ...
by Eric Brammer
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: ROE FOAM CORE UNLIMITED FOR SALE
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

CMC's Roe

Scott, in reply to your question, I'm answerring because I know This Board personally; That's a 'medium stiff', in the day; probably 'medium' by comparison with newer decks: But, the big advantage (one you can almost see in the photos) is the carbon tape criss-crossed at 45* angles just along the to...
by Eric Brammer
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 7610

Edit addenda

Oops, Typo!! this bit- [ 180* of of being ] should read : "18 degrees of being" on the previous post. Sorry, my beer must've intruded on the 'caps lock' button somehow. dagnabit ! 8-)
by Eric Brammer
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 7610

Splitfire wedges

David, I have in the past, posted about keeping the kingpin close to perpendicular on 'normal'(such as the RTS or Madrid) trucks for the Rear in Slalom. With the Randal DH baseplate, this isn't quite true, because the pivot is not 'kinked', as it is in Trackers or similar trucks (this analogy would ...
by Eric Brammer
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Newbie...dialing things in......huge progress....i got it
Replies: 29
Views: 13697

Good progress!

Lawrence, good to hear about your gains ! It is an awkward, even frustrating, 'progression' from making simple turns into the realm of 'pushing' turns. Commitment, but also a sense of 'feel', then also adding enough change in variety of turns, pitch of slope, and available grip, these "little" subti...
by Eric Brammer
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Newbie....help dialing things in....
Replies: 13
Views: 6243

Lawerence's pump..

Thank You, Mr. Harms for that timely, and accurate added info. I was just about to rant on about how to get a Bennett to 'flow' in pumping, but you have that covered. Lawerence, sorry about the upper/lower bushing bit, did not mean to leave confusion in the air. I'd figured this quote, ["The upper r...
by Eric Brammer
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Newbie....help dialing things in....
Replies: 13
Views: 6243

Bushings, et al.

Lawrence, I'm only gonna add two tidbits here(well, and addenda,of course): Front, go softer on top, equal or harder (BY ONLY A FEW POINTS!) on the lower. At the rear, do the OPPOSITE, put the stiffer (Up to 5-8 points higher) on Top, and the 'squishier' bushing below. O.k., so what happens here? At...
by Eric Brammer
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: Brand new yellow Tracker Stims (3 packs)
Replies: 14
Views: 4860

Yellow stims

To clarify; 'soft' yellow stims ought to be softer by 3-4 durometer points than 'soft' greens, so we're looking at 79A for yellow 'softs', and 82-83A for 'soft' greens. Now, where things get odd is that somewhere along the line, color-coding got biffed, and the greens and yellows got mixed up with t...
by Eric Brammer
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB: Rear Airflow or Splitfire
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

My Airflow

Is SOLD! :-)
Thanks to any + all who asked about it.
by Eric Brammer
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB: Rear Airflow or Splitfire
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Airflow

Ross, I've got one Airflow rear. It turns out that I actually prefer my olden German Seismics (especially in tandem, um, when allowed) on the Bozi I had got the Airflow for. PM me (Eric Brammer) here if you're interested in my truck. Thanks in advance, and 'good hunting'.. :-)
by Eric Brammer
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: FS: Turner Needlenose/cutaway (pics inside)
Replies: 1
Views: 1381

the Real Deal

Todd, you oughta show the underside too... I can vouch this is a 'Bobby'-made Turner, and it's a ggod thing Todd hasn't gotten after it (riding wise) for awhile, as he's gotten lower+meaner on a snowboard (um, like layin' FLAT on the snow mid-turn!) since he got the Turner. This is one of those 'cro...
by Eric Brammer
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: New rider looking for board
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Found one...

Rob, I pulled this outa the 'New England' forum page (tucked in w/ Antrim Race). Talk to Joe I. about this stuff, it'll flow procedes back to the Dawkins' kids. The Roe, w/ Avalons, and Radikals (or TTC rear with an decent front like a Bennet or RTX) would make a great racer! :-) If you'd like, I've...