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by Marion Karr
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 30018

Re: go vert!

As the last GoG-Mega-Ramp is over now we tend to built a new one. It´s a GoG-mission to push the limits. 2 weeks ago we were thinking about building a new big starting ramp with vertical transition. The posts above encourage us to do so. Who needs rules if speed is in need? btw.: Security is not an...
by Marion Karr
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 30018

Speaking as a BOD member, I would like to see any race have the ability to step up the game with a bigger ramp! That being said I agree with Wesley if racers are offer a choice, then we need to understand if said racer selects an A or B group and A is big ramp, B is traditional, or is everyone in o...
by Marion Karr
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 30018

My suggestion to change the rule is based on the belief that some of the ISSA rules are extraneous. I don't think it's necessary to put limitations on the size and shape of the ramp. Especially given that ramps are not required. You could have a push start in some races (though that might effect th...
by Marion Karr
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 30018

Big Ass DHB RAMPS

I appreciate this discussion but the idea that the DHB Big Ramps are somehow unfair or unsafe makes me laugh. Yes, I crashed off the ramp at this last year's Dixie but it was NOT the ramps fault. I had the wrong set up and I didn't lean forward enough coming off. My 47 year self climbed back up the ...
by Marion Karr
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Dixie Cup 2008 Random Shout Outs And Memories Over the week I have tried to recover and also manage the re-entry into my real life as an executive recruiter/wireless internet based video survelliance system business development director/ property manager-historic rehab person/church volunteer/father...
by Marion Karr
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Its GO TIME FOR THE DIXIE CUP which means I will NOT be near a computer much from here on OUT through the weekend BUT through the miracle of modern science and the fact I finally broke down and bought a Blackberry you can stay in contact with me. THE BEST WAY TO GET ME IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR NEED...
by Marion Karr
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

On a more positive note, flight, car and hotel are reserved. Ladies and Gentlemen of Statesville, I need you to put me on your dance card one more time. I can't wait. Dixie Cup is my favorite race. It's like the Farm but I get to enjoy it more :-) The Farm is my favorite race for the EXACT same rea...
by Marion Karr
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Enough said........

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by Marion Karr
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Say your family doesn't want to come to the Dixie Cup because of Halloween?

WE HAVE A SOLUTION!

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Send an email to Marion Karr for more info:

karr.mobile@execquest.com
by Marion Karr
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: A suggestion...
Replies: 43
Views: 24089

I hope that my post about cheating didn´t sound like an accusation to somebody. Before the Worlds there was some bullshit about for how long we had run the courses and I was referring to that and nothing else. To avoid such it would be good to have it set close to the contest. http://i221.photobuck...
by Marion Karr
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: A suggestion...
Replies: 43
Views: 24089

Martin, Dude you are cool...no worries. I completely understand your point. I completely agree too that :setting courses and practicing on them over and over and over is not appropriate. Hope you can make it to the Dixie Cup...the courses will be fresh with very little pre-riding.. NOw git over here...
by Marion Karr
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: A suggestion...
Replies: 43
Views: 24089

This sounds absolutely perfect! It is not so nice to be accused for cheating with the courses. New to everyone is a good thing. Cheating? Does COSS cheat? How about anyone putting on races at Pump Station? La Costa? Luna? How about ice hockey teams who's home arena boards rebound the puck different...
by Marion Karr
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: A suggestion...
Replies: 43
Views: 24089

Martin, I understand your point but as a race promoter who is charged with a great deal of other activities other than the course setting having the course set the day of an event is highly impractical. With the exception of Hobby Park, every race venue we use is a public street that we have limited...
by Marion Karr
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Carl Crieder wrote:i would say i'm flattered ... but i look like an idiot!!

Nah Dude...that photo rocks...Idiots get their ass burned by heated mini-van seats....
by Marion Karr
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Wesley Tucker wrote:He ain't called Surly for nothin'!

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My all time favorite pic of Surly!!!!! The dude ROCKS!
by Marion Karr
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Rick Floyd wrote:I just want you DHB to know that after I saw how y'all behaved down at the FARM, that I reported y'alls to the EIEIO.

;-)
Well...all the more reason TO come to the DIXIE CUP!!! ha ha
by Marion Karr
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: France
Topic: [2008] Downhillbillies Dixie Cup
Replies: 1
Views: 2152

[2008] Downhillbillies Dixie Cup

I would like to invite all of you French Skaters to this year's Downhillbillies Dixie Cup October 31st through November 2. The Dixie Cup is always a fun time that is focused on making the participant feel welcomed, appreaciated, and stoked to be there. The racing is good but more layed back than say...
by Marion Karr
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Sweden
Topic: [2008] Downhillbillies Dixie Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 1961

[2008] Downhillbillies Dixie Cup

Hey SWEDEN ..Big Congrats on what appears to be a super World Championship!!! I would like to invite you all to come to this year's Dixie Cup! The Dixie Cup is always a fun time that is focused on making the participant feel welcomed, appreaciated, and stoked to be there. The racing is good but more...
by Marion Karr
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 2121

2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup

I would like to invite all of you German Skaters to this year's Downhillbillies Dixie Cup October 31st through November 2. The Dixie Cup is always a fun time that is focused on making the participant feel welcomed, appreaciated, and stoked to be there. The racing is good but more layed back than say...
by Marion Karr
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Downhillbillies Dixie Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 1987

Downhillbillies Dixie Cup

I would like to personally invite all you Great Britain skaters to this year's Downhillbillies Dixie Cup. October 31st through November 2. The Dixie Cup is always a fun time that is focused on making the participant feel welcomed, appreaciated, and stoked to be there. The racing is good but more lay...
by Marion Karr
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

View From Bottom of the 2008 Dixie Cup Giant Slalom Hill The start line will be up in the grove of trees at the very top and the finish line will be near the telephone pole you see at the bottom on the left. The run out is plenty long and will not require footbraking unless you just want to ruin a g...
by Marion Karr
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

Rick Floyd wrote:
Stephen Lavin wrote:I am signed up for my first Dixie. Lizards and Geckos presiding. Comin' off a personal low and lookin' to kick some ass...

LAVIN
Add one more Gecko / Fullbagger to the mix. Britain and Quebec...ironic mix there!! ;-)

Can your costume include a jet pack?

-RF
Stoked you and Lavin are coming.
by Marion Karr
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

SIGN UP IS ACTIVE ON NCDSA.com See the top post on this Thread for Details. BIG CHANGE FOR THIS YEAR'S FORMAT: Hobby Park's Soap Box Derby Hill is possibly not going to be available this year due to work being done to restore it. Because of this concern and because the North Carolina Department of T...
by Marion Karr
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Slalom Outlaw at the "32" Hill - Oct 12, 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4655

Hey...if we can take a little collection for gas we might be able to bring a start ramp.
by Marion Karr
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: 2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD
Replies: 74
Views: 42514

2008 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup OFFICIAL THREAD

4th Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup (An ISSA Sanction main for 2008) October 31st, November 1, 2, 2008 Skatesville, North Carolina Skateboard Racing Returns to North Carolina!! “Juggy for President Campaign Kick Off” 4 more years!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/DownHillBillies/Juggy-1-1.j...
by Marion Karr
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: BEAST OF THE EAST SKATE JAM April 10-13, 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 3061

BEAST OF THE EAST SKATE JAM April 10-13, 2008

BEAST of the EAST SKATE JAM Downhillbillies Skateboarding Organization Thursday April 10th 7:00 pm until Salsarita Outlaw Sidewalk Slash 688 Bluefield Road Mooresville, NC -Come start the weekend early meeting up with the crew at Salsarita’s burritos and then hitting this killer sidewalk with plent...
by Marion Karr
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: BEAST OF THE EAST SKATE JAM April 10-13, 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 2152

BEAST OF THE EAST SKATE JAM April 10-13, 2008

BEAST of the EAST SKATE JAM Downhillbillies Skateboarding Organization Thursday April 10th 7:00 pm until Salsarita Outlaw Sidewalk Slash 688 Bluefield Road Mooresville, NC -Come start the weekend early meeting up with the crew at Salsarita’s burritos and then hitting this killer sidewalk with plent...
by Marion Karr
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: THE DECLINE OF RACES
Replies: 26
Views: 10928

Re: THE DECLINE OF RACES

controversial stuff but i made a few observations: when races get repeated year after year,the small community seems to loose interest. after having done some research i found a few races here and in the us which underline this sad observation. the cure:new venues and some of the "yearly" races tak...
by Marion Karr
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Photo needed for cover of ISSA rulebook
Replies: 49
Views: 26441

maybe some things(take the pic as an example)should just be done without the neverending discussions. it is good to have democracy but sometimes things just need to be done without all the discussions-a waste of time I agree completely.......sorry to add to it...just addressing the comments. I also...
by Marion Karr
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Photo needed for cover of ISSA rulebook
Replies: 49
Views: 26441

He's showing DQ. Claude had a great system at Dovercourt this year. Each cone marshall had a large "notebook" style pad with BIG black numbers on a white background. There were also a totally RED page and a totally GREEN page. The numbers were for number of cones hit in that marshall's section, so ...
by Marion Karr
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Photo needed for cover of ISSA rulebook
Replies: 49
Views: 26441

Been away from the forum for a few days and what happens? Ha ha...TWAY, that dude is a scary looking so and so....that might scare people from the sport all together!!! Jani :By the way, Yes, thats how we signal a DQ. And yes, there were times when the number of cones were high especially in the TIG...
by Marion Karr
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Thank You From HammerHead
Replies: 0
Views: 2204

Thank You From HammerHead

Wow...what a whirlwind of a year: The Worlds and The Dixie Cup Back To Back!!! That's INSANITY BOYS...Pure INSANITY!!! I am going to be taking a step away from all this mess for the rest of the year so I won't be checking the forums much. IF you need to get in touch with me the best thing to do is t...
by Marion Karr
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Downhillbillies 3rd Annual Dixie Cup Results
Replies: 5
Views: 5285

Downhillbillies 3rd Annual Dixie Cup Results

DIXIE CUP OVERALL RESULTS Your TWO TIME OVERALL DIXIE CUP PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION CHRIS BARKER!!!!!!!! Congrats! CBARK also took home the REAL MOONSHINE for being the winner of Saturday's PUMPCONE Dual Hybrid Fest! OPEN MENS CHAMPION JUSTIN COLLINS Winner of the MARKS Boardshop BEAST OF THE EAST AWAR...
by Marion Karr
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Status handling for limited entry races
Replies: 21
Views: 15158

As a promoter of both races with limited fields (Dixie Cup) and the Worlds this year (PRO/Am qualifying, I think there is a great deal to be considered here. For example, the Dixie Cup is a mix of invitation (LEGACY- those riders who attended the very first Dixie Cup in 2005 who are offered early pr...
by Marion Karr
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 ISSA Rules update -- Section 9 (Technical Specs)
Replies: 106
Views: 63891

Another issue of race day course set up is SAFETY....!! Ask Evan St. Clair about his NASCAR crash into the DJ booth at the Buckeye two summers ago.....We (Cbark and myself) were setting the course the day of the event while all the racers and spectators and cone heads were milling about the hill. Wh...
by Marion Karr
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 ISSA Rules update -- Section 9 (Technical Specs)
Replies: 106
Views: 63891

No one has still answered my question (with the exception of Ramon in a PM): When during a mult-day event (A Main or a Major) do you plan/purpose to have these courses by the Guest/Pro Skaters set? In my humble opinion, (I have only been putting on events for three years), setting the course on race...
by Marion Karr
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 ISSA Rules update -- Section 9 (Technical Specs)
Replies: 106
Views: 63891

By the way the Downhillbillies Course Setting Philosophy is Called the 3 F's:

Courses MUST be:

1. Above all else FAST.

2. They must FLOW (avoiding hurky jerky offsets or placements that rob speed)

3. They must be FUN to skate.
by Marion Karr
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 ISSA Rules update -- Section 9 (Technical Specs)
Replies: 106
Views: 63891

Because I am still recovering from putting on the Worlds and in the midst of the final planning stages of the Dixie Cup (in two weeks) I have not followed this discussion or the rules discussion as intently but am going to go back after the Dixie Cup and read everything but here is something everyon...
by Marion Karr
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: RESULTS AT THE WORLDS
Replies: 100
Views: 67754

Tonight I will have the complete and corrected OVERALL list through the whole group adjusting for those skaters who did not compete in all three events.

Sorry for the delay but my real business has occupied me for a few days ...that making a living crap is for the birds.
by Marion Karr
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: RESULTS AT THE WORLDS
Replies: 100
Views: 67754

Jani,
I am on it...I had you both included as 3 event participants. That is the format we are using...ranking racers in the OVERALL that have 3 events, then 2, then 1.
by Marion Karr
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: RESULTS AT THE WORLDS
Replies: 100
Views: 67754

Spread sheets are over on the Fish ..and when I have time tonight I will have them available in PDF.
by Marion Karr
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: RESULTS AT THE WORLDS
Replies: 100
Views: 67754

Here is the Formula we used to calculate the overall World Champion. This is the same method used by COSS for the US Nationals and we have tried to emulate what they do with our events: Overall rankings will be calculated as follows: - In each event, "equal" placings will be further ordered accordin...
by Marion Karr
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: RESULTS AT THE WORLDS
Replies: 100
Views: 67754

Thanks Wesly (And Marion for the PM) Fact is there was a big hoo haaa about Silverfish being a media partner...a website I dont frequent, dont like etc etc etc. The very least Id expect at a Worlds is the results (called preliminary if need be) the evening of the race. So what was the Silverfish th...
by Marion Karr
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: RESULTS AT THE WORLDS
Replies: 100
Views: 67754

Marion is finalizing the Overall Finals spreadsheets as I post this. In the meantime, FULL RESULTS OF THE SLALOM WORLDS are published on Silverfish Longboarding.com. We are working on getting the full spread sheets up as well so that you can see all the detail. The full list of OVERALL will be up l...
by Marion Karr
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: 2007 Worlds Accommodations
Replies: 4
Views: 4708

Update Friday 9/21...

The Best Western still has rooms if you have not booked yours.....give them a call if you need to reserve a room. As Juggy pointed out you must call to get the rate!
by Marion Karr
Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: flowing around
Replies: 31
Views: 21155

Flowing in Georgia Yesterday:

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by Marion Karr
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: Sign Up For 2007 World Championship Already At 110
Replies: 42
Views: 30412

Thanks Pat. Michael, to confirm what Pat has posted: Yes, it will be a daily qualifying event. Come one, come all. If through your best qualifying each day find yourself in the top 32 in your selected status you will get to compete that day in the elimination rounds. We look forward to all of you jo...
by Marion Karr
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: 2007 World Championships - Statesville, NC
Topic: Sign Up For 2007 World Championship Already At 110
Replies: 42
Views: 30412

Hey Michael. For some reason I haven't gotten your emails but apologize for the delay! Feel free to send me one directly to marion.karr@downhillbillies.org and I will address all of your questions. We hope that the Silverfish sign up has not been too confusing and appreciate everyone working with us...
by Marion Karr
Tue May 01, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Pavel
Topic: PAVEL WEBSITE IS ONLINE AGAIN
Replies: 42
Views: 26219

Well, boys, this Pavel Flow Dude is stoked to be racing the Pavels and GOG's.
by Marion Karr
Tue May 01, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: GOG At Luna '07
Replies: 0
Views: 2813

GOG At Luna '07

Evan "The Saint" St. Clair 3rd Place A Group

Marion Karr 6th Place A Group

Darren Holt 1st Place B Group

Eddy Martinez 1st Place C Group


Way to go GOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!