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by Bradley Elfman
Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: ISSA re-launch 2006
Replies: 47
Views: 44193

ISSA

I would suggest it's time to move to the next stage. Begin with the key ideas expressed here. Set up a planning group who can communicate via email. Hammer out something concrete to bring back to the forum for feedback both by posts and polls. Use the feedback from the forum to bring a second draft ...
by Bradley Elfman
Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Where's the shields?
Replies: 21
Views: 17962

Vlad's bearings

I've been using nothing but two pairs of these bearings for over a year now. They fit many different shields and seals from other brands and are extremely easy to clean. Long-term test results are stunning; the bearings run like new. Vlad, I didn't quite follow the thread. What bearings are you ref...
by Bradley Elfman
Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Number of wheels limit?
Replies: 32
Views: 24183

experimentation

Vinzzz, I am not the Jackman, I am the elfman. I originally asked Chris some technical questions on ncdsa and then just started thinking about the technical issues, and i'm sure i was a better physicis when i was doing those kinds of things than i am a slalom racer in fact, it's a little premature t...
by Bradley Elfman
Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Number of wheels limit?
Replies: 32
Views: 24183

6 wheels

if the weight applied to the rear of your skateboard is applied vertically to 4 wheels rather than 2 wheels, each of the 4 wheels will have less traction, lateral coefficient of slding friction between wheels and pavement, than the same weight applied to 2 rear wheels, so that each of the 4 rear whe...
by Bradley Elfman
Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: ok im new here and i was wondering if i ordered an ok set up
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

bottom bushing

googling bottom bushing, i c the baseplate is the bottom of the truck, so bottom bushing is as seen when inserted.
by Bradley Elfman
Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: ok im new here and i was wondering if i ordered an ok set up
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

bottom bushing

just 2 b clear

when we say bottom bushing, we r looking at at the board right side up as it would be ridden, so that the top bushing is actually next to the base plate. (?)
by Bradley Elfman
Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: ok im new here and i was wondering if i ordered an ok set up
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

bushings and wedging

i'm double wedged/dewedged front and back. the Khiro whites work well for me in front, they just wear down fast., but maybe i should give the inserts a go again, as I see what you mean regarding the turning geometry. I have tried blue in front and at 65 kg, didn't have much luck. As my technique imp...
by Bradley Elfman
Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: ok im new here and i was wondering if i ordered an ok set up
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

top rear bushing

Etienne or anyone reading this, I am wondering what advantage you see for the Khiro small inserts as a rear top bushing rather than the flat Khiro barrel bushing. As you are not the first to recommend this setup, I have made the change from double Khiro yellow barrel to the Radikal clear on bottom a...
by Bradley Elfman
Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: ok im new here and i was wondering if i ordered an ok set up
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

rear bushings

Etienne, Jani,

Thanks.

I see why the flat side is against the embase, as putting the curved side of the Radikal clear against the embase results in a rocking motion of the truck.

Happy holidays.

Bradley
by Bradley Elfman
Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: ok im new here and i was wondering if i ordered an ok set up
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

celine's bushings

hey if it's good enough for celine, ..... i just looked on the Radikal site and discovered that the clears are 75a, really soft i misread the first time around as 92a and had just had bad ressponse from some Khiro and Tracker hard bushings. The Radikal clears and the Khiro blues are about the same d...
by Bradley Elfman
Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: ok im new here and i was wondering if i ordered an ok set up
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

Radikal clear on rear

Etienne, Do u think the Radikal clear would work for 140 lb, about 65 kg, rider? when you say flat ring, r u referring to the metal ring between bushing and nut, and do u ride the Radikal clear on bottom or both top and bottom. I have the Radikal clears which are hard, but it seemed to hurt the resp...
by Bradley Elfman
Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: OS-Truck
Replies: 25
Views: 28562

OS truck order

Colin,

good idea, let me get back 2 u after i look at the cost, i'll look after work 2 c if this will work out 4 me.
by Bradley Elfman
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: OS-Truck
Replies: 25
Views: 28562

OS Trucks

rmn,

thanks 4 the response

$ concerns will not allow me 2 purchase at this time, but i will b interested in the 95mm when i order, unless i change my current setup b4 then from the midtracks i am now using

brd
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: OS-Truck
Replies: 25
Views: 28562

95mm trucks

from your own post

I prefer
the 95mm for special TS
the 110 for straight TS or hybrid slalom (on a C-81)
and
the 129mm for GS

whatever...

rmn
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: OS-Truck
Replies: 25
Views: 28562

OS Trucks

From Martin's first post on this topic "A truck for slalom racing made by swiss slalom racers! The offset system provides faster acceleration by direct power transmission, this means more speed and better grip! This is a rear truck only. Extra long 8mm axles for perfect bearing fit. The OS-Truck com...
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: OS-Truck
Replies: 25
Views: 28562

airflow trucks

it worked, but only 100mm and 129mm show up as OS trucks, which I assume are the airflow trucks, and the prices only show for these hangar sizes.
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: OS-Truck
Replies: 25
Views: 28562

airflow trucks

i found the airflow trucks at http://www.sk8shop.ch
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Airflow
Topic: OS-Truck
Replies: 25
Views: 28562

trucks

i went to the airflow-skateboards.com site and only saw the Tracker B2 trucks.
by Bradley Elfman
Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 575740

where would this reasoning stop

it is a sad & tragic sign of our times that find people who normally seem reasonable justifying murdering innocent people in the name of an abstract purpose. Where would this end if we continue. What kind of world would we be living in if we continually justified killing innocent people. If the "bad...
by Bradley Elfman
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 575740

finger pointing

"Anyone who points a finger and says someone needs to do something immediately becomes the person who needs to do it."
funny, my boss just said the same thing.
by Bradley Elfman
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2005] G.O.G. TRIPLE CROWN starts november 27th 2005
Replies: 77
Views: 59686

Race Results

Where will the race results be posted?
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Possible New Slalom Event - Experimental
Replies: 18
Views: 10785

Thanks for posting the photo of Luca

Pat,

Thanks for posting the photo of Luca. It fits perfectly on my desktop at work.

Bradley
by Bradley Elfman
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: For sale make offer decks trucks
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

For sale make offer decks trucks

For sale
make offer

decks
Skaterbuilt Hybrid deck unused
Pocket Pistol Series E Smokestack like new

trucks

Seismic 105mm front red spring almost unused
Sesmic 105mm rear yellow spring almost unused
by Bradley Elfman
Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2006] European Championships - Riga, July 1-2, 2006
Replies: 127
Views: 88943

Why not have a Championship curcuit

Would it not be feasible or make sense to have a Championship Slalom curcuit like the ASP World Tour for surfing? If several events draw equally qualified racers, then why not use a cumulative point system for three or four slalom events? If one wins in Paris or Antibes or Paris and Antibes but not ...
by Bradley Elfman
Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Flatland pumping
Replies: 18
Views: 9359

flatland pumping

Eddy, Did u say Jack Smith said 2 pump your way UP? the slope through the 25 cones? They both sound like quite a workout! Can u really pump up 24 x 6 ft up a small slope? what kind of start do u give yourself to do this? on the 50 cones on a flat, what minimum entry speed do you give yourself? I was...
by Bradley Elfman
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Flatland pumping
Replies: 18
Views: 9359

truck adjustment and pumping

Jonathan, Is it natural on a steep GS hill to feel a little wobble towards or at the bottom of the hill when the speed has maxed out, or is this a sign that either front or rear truck is a little loose? Also, Erin is using blue bushings in back which is a medium soft bushing. I had thought that the ...
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: weighting on front side turns
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

front side turns

Tod,

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my questions.


"practice smarter not harder" - TO
by Bradley Elfman
Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: weighting on front side turns
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

front side turns

Tod, It sounds like you are saying you use your front foot for both backside and frontside turns and that there is a sweet spot for the front foot where I can feel balanced toeside to backside, and that I need to find that spot. Not clear on what ..."using rear toe for ... to drive the back of the d...
by Bradley Elfman
Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: weighting on front side turns
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

weighting on front side turns

I use my front heel for back side turns, which seems right, but not sure about front side turns. I think I am still using my front foot for front side turns, which works sometimes, but often I am throwing myself off my board on front side turns, and find I have trouble consistently getting enough ed...
by Bradley Elfman
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Feet position on the deck?
Replies: 19
Views: 11481

feet position

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by Bradley Elfman
Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Triple pump
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

pumping

donald

thanks
by Bradley Elfman
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Triple pump
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

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by Bradley Elfman
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Triple pump
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

pumping

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by Bradley Elfman
Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: for sale: Pocket Pistol Series E
Replies: 0
Views: 928

for sale: Pocket Pistol Series E

for sale good condition

Pocket Pistol E Series Coughin Cut

see photo at
http://pocketpistolskates.com under Goods/Decks/E Series Concave Slalom Decks

length: 30"
width: 8 5/16"
wheelbase 19 1/" & 20 1/4"
stiff

retail price $75

make offer
by Bradley Elfman
Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: 2005 "TorsionCore" foam RoeRacing Decks
Replies: 23
Views: 20800

Martin's custom Roes

Martin,

The dimensions sound perfect for TS and GS with the Unlimited for hybrid, but I would have thought you would want a wider board for GS. With such a narrow board, the wheels would extend out from the board, even with Grippins.
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: 2005 "TorsionCore" foam RoeRacing Decks
Replies: 23
Views: 20800

Martin's custom board

I've gotten confused. which board is which and what are the specs on your new custom board. is it the unlimited and isn't the Wb a little long for TS?

good luck on your lottery ticket!
by Bradley Elfman
Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:51 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Spring adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 5560

spring adjustment

i found out that if u tighten one side more than the other, one wheel will be higher than the other
by Bradley Elfman
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Spring adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 5560

Spring adjustment

can the springs be adjusted?
by Bradley Elfman
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Triple pump
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

triple pump

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by Bradley Elfman
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: PP dimensions?
Replies: 7
Views: 3975

pp deck details

On the PP deck pages:

if u r not using IE, e.g., Mozilla or Opera, the PP deck details are there, but can't be seen unless you use your mouse to highlight the details.

left click where you want to start and drag thru the deck specs and words will magically appear.
by Bradley Elfman
Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Triple pump
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

Triple pump

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by Bradley Elfman
Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Independent
Topic: deleted
Replies: 4
Views: 4837

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by Bradley Elfman
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: foot placement on Unlimited
Replies: 2
Views: 3771

foot placement on Unlimited

My Ulimited PS is really awesome, but I am having some question about foot placement, since the shape is differenct than previous boards I've used. I have been placing my front foot right over the front trucks, and still experimenting with the back foot and not satisfied with my choices so far. I wo...
by Bradley Elfman
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Which Roe?
Replies: 18
Views: 10155

Roe Unlimited questionn

Martin, Thanks. Yes this helps a lot. It is not just the answers per se that are helpful, but understanding the concepts involved. At this time having a more forgiving board will be more useful to me, and understanding that I can make corrections is also helpful. The question of which holes is use n...
by Bradley Elfman
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: toe stops
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

toe stops

information on toe stops?
by Bradley Elfman
Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Which Roe?
Replies: 18
Views: 10155

Martin,

Could you elaborate on what you mean by forgiving vs unforgiving in terms of board behavior when I am going thru the cones.
by Bradley Elfman
Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Which Roe?
Replies: 18
Views: 10155

Which Roe

Mike, Everybody's talking, but I have to ask: are you thinking of the flexible wood-core Performance Series (PS) or the foam core Roes? Two completely different performance characteristics and definetely two different price ranges. Can someone elaborate on WT comment above about the difference in p...
by Bradley Elfman
Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Down South
Topic: Cone practice [calling Wesley & others]
Replies: 8
Views: 4721

cone practice on flats

Can someone elaborate running cones on a flat area. If my math is correct, Senor Dong's average running the Cyber course of 174 ft in 8 seconds is close to 15 mph. Is this all done by pumping, with the exception of the speed gained by the initial push? And what about pumping uphill? The previous pos...
by Bradley Elfman
Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: 2005 "TorsionCore" foam RoeRacing Decks
Replies: 23
Views: 20800

green goonies on Roe

Martin,

In the pictures you posted, u have green goonies on your Roes. I'm curious as to what green guys u have on what deck (and why) and whether u use these in races. I'm setting up my 1st Roe and have lots of green guys sitting around looking 4 a home. cute kid!