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by Gary Fluitt
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

2011 board elections

The following five skaters have been elected to the 2011 ISSA Board for a two year term. Jani Soderhall Jonathan Harms Petr Janousek Flavio Badenes Ron Barbagallo Congratulations to those who have been elected, and thank your for those who accepted nominations. In the coming weeks there will be some...
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Hey Skaters, First I want to thank you all for your passion here on the forum for this 2011 board election. Secondly, I want to apologize for screwing it up. It was my not-so-bright idea to use SurveyMonkey and I didn't realize I was making a mess of it. We are capturing IP addresses, and restrictin...
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wanted Older Comet Slalom Decks and Roe S cambers
Replies: 3
Views: 3115

Roe S

TK,
You still looking for this stuff? Have a Roe S Cam you can have.
Fluitt
by Gary Fluitt
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Slalomween at OVERLOOK - COLORADO

Slalomween at Overlook Saturday Oct. 30, 8:00 AM to whenever Dual Slalom, SuperG, and other hijinks. The 2nd and last race of the year in Colorado. Door prizes. Grudge Matches. Best skating costume award. Photos from last year <img src="http://gallery.mac.com/fluitt/100667/DSC_0049_8/web.jpg?ver=128...
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Stubbs, you stir my manhood. Chewning - I get those letters all the time from a third party medical insurance contractor that works for my insurance company (I have a family of five, but I'm mostly the cause for the letters). I understand that your response to them is not mandatory. In fact it may e...
by Gary Fluitt
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Top 5 slalom venues

I'd like to get your opinion on the top 5 slalom venues each in Europe and N. America.

If we were going to pick 5 places to put on races in 2011 on each continent, where should they be?

Must be permit friendly venues (not outlaw sites)

go
by Gary Fluitt
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Seismic World Cup List Update 32 spots left http://www.regonline.com/seismicworldcup Gary Fluitt Masters Keith Hollien Masters Gerry Huitt Masters Joe Lehm Masters Gib Lewis Masters David Pirnack Masters John Ravitch Masters John Stryker Masters Chris Yandall Masters Patrick Brickner Open Curt Chapm...
by Gary Fluitt
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Seismic World Cup July 16-18 in Colorado
Replies: 11
Views: 10515

SEISMIC WORLD CUP UPDATE

Following are the skaters who have signed up and paid for the Colorado race. I know of about 10 other racers who have made travel arrangements but just haven't signed up yet. http://www.regonline.com/seismicworldcup Thats fine, but as I announced, we are taking only 56 skaters. When it's full, it's ...
by Gary Fluitt
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

SEISMIC WORLD CUP

Seismic World Cup Update: Because we believe we will have lots of time in the schedule, we are considering DOUBLE and possibly TRIPLE ELIMINATION racing at the SEISMIC WORLD CUP. This will give you the chance to race more racers in you class, and have more runs. Will be testing out the format in adv...
by Gary Fluitt
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas for Improving Slalom
Replies: 27
Views: 18084

ideas for Improving Slalom

I'm sorry it didn't work out Donald. I definitely see the need to showcase the best of slalom to the media and general public. Like Fatboy said, this might not be the right thread but since it started here... I don't see slalom dying just because the top guys travel less to the big, expensive to ge...
by Gary Fluitt
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2010] BRIXLEGG BLITZ WORLD CUP AND WORLD INVITATIONAL
Replies: 29
Views: 14511

Recommend we take this over to the Ideas for Improving Slalom Forum
http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB ... php?t=7441
by Gary Fluitt
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: ISSA
Topic: Ideas for Improving Slalom
Replies: 27
Views: 18084

Ideas for Improving Slalom

This thread started over on the Brixxleg cancelation announcement, so I moved it here to keep the ideas flowing.
by Gary Fluitt
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2010] BRIXLEGG BLITZ WORLD CUP AND WORLD INVITATIONAL
Replies: 29
Views: 14511

I don't know the details of the Brixxleg cancelation but I can attest to some waning of interest in Slalom over here in the States too. It's getting harder and harder to fill a contest. We're not seeing a lot of new interest in the sport from the younger skaters and the same old guys who traveled fr...
by Gary Fluitt
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

SEISMIC OPEN

SEISMIC WORLD CUP JULY 16-18, 2010 Lafayette, CO Almost as many Masters now as Opens, and only one chick signed up, but I know Judi has booked. Sign up at http://www.regonline.com/seismicworldcup Gary Fluitt...........Masters Keith Hollien........Masters Gerry Huitt..........Masters Joe Lehm...........
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Seismic World Cup

Seismic Nationals starting to fill up now. Only 30 spots left, and then we'll shut down registration. Thanks for those of you who've already signed up and paid. I now have enough capital to rent the potties, buy the trophies, etc. etc., See you July 16-18 in Lafayette (boulder), CO http://www.regonl...
by Gary Fluitt
Wed May 26, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Seismic World Cup July 16-18 in Colorado
Replies: 11
Views: 10515

Seismic World Cup

Rick, good questions, thanks. We do have an ISSA Sanction for this event at the World Cup level. So that means that this race caries the greatest number of points one can earn. There are 6 World Cup level races in a season. This season there are three in Europe, and three in N.America. All three N.A...
by Gary Fluitt
Wed May 12, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

glad you caught that Joe. I was going to quote your daughter's reaction to your 2nd place finish, but they wouldn't give me the space.
by Gary Fluitt
Wed May 12, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

DH

I raced in my first DH race in 30 years this past weekend (last one was Capitola in 1980). The Buffalo Bill Downhill, right here if Golden is rad. 1 mile course with 4 hairpins and speeds in the 40's. Had a mishap in practice and slammed at about 30mph. new appreciation for leathers. Didn't break an...
by Gary Fluitt
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

SJ- we hear you. We're going to get the points thing sorted out and posted soon. Sorry for the delay.
by Gary Fluitt
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Rumor has it that there will be a boarder cross race in CA this fall, with 10K in prize money. This will be an ISSA sanctioned World Cup Boarder X. All you trany skatin' racers are going to kill it.
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

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OUST is the official Bearing sponsor of the Seismic World Cup. Check em' out at http://www.oustbearings.com
by Gary Fluitt
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Kyle McClaren just signed up for Open class in the Seismic World Cup. Watch out!
by Gary Fluitt
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

Pat- that hill looks awesome. You might want to post the dates here, they are not on that site for 2010.

Gilmour - You left us and you never came down to the front range and raced you looser. You ever going to run cones again? How did your injuries heal up?
by Gary Fluitt
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

April 23

I hear on Facebook that Claude made it through a complicated surgery and is doing well. Ravitch wins a Lexus Hybrid for some brilliant idea on the carbon footprint dashboard. Judi is working on the resurrection of the Capitola Classic Registration for the Seismic World Cup is now open at https://www...
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Starting Line / Ramps
Topic: My Ramp Starts Suck, So I Built a Start Ramp For Practice!
Replies: 11
Views: 11971

Now you just need to build a 9' version of that!
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

stuck in phoenix

Jani, What is a Swedish Parisian doing in Phoenix? Has the Iceland volcano stranded you in the South West? That's crazy. I always thought Phoenix would be a great place for a mid winter or early season race. Lots of hills, good weather, easy to get to for Western US skaters. But the scene there was ...
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Daily Banter
Topic: POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic
Replies: 452
Views: 381834

POST ONLY REPLIES, don't use New Topic

This forum is just for daily banter like the old NCDSA slalom forum. Posts in this forum will just be a running dialog with the most recent comments at the top. This is great place to check in and get the buzz on what's going on right now. Thanks to Jani to making this tweak to the forum so we can r...
by Gary Fluitt
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] The International Slalom Challenge Spring [Postponed]
Replies: 5
Views: 4984

moved to fall?

Jack, do you want to post the update to this? I think you've moved this to Fall 2010 and it is now a boardercross yes?
by Gary Fluitt
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] Seismic World Cup July 16-18 in Colorado
Replies: 11
Views: 10515

[2010] Seismic World Cup July 16-18 in Colorado

<center><img src="http://gallery.me.com/fluitt/100559/skater_poster_2010/web.jpg?ver=12715690900001"></center><br> Friday July 16- Sunday July 18, 2010. Overlook Dr., Lafayette ColoRADo<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=overlook+dr.+and+120th+ave.+Lafayette+CO&sll=3...
by Gary Fluitt
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: What's the name of this board?
Replies: 3
Views: 3664

I agree with Joe that it is a custom job Gareth did for Martin. Great trucks on that board too. 2nd Gen 90mm splitfires.
by Gary Fluitt
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2010 ISSA Membership
Replies: 45
Views: 22649

Cyril-
Yes membership applies to Juniors as well as adults.
Thanks,
Gary
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2010 ISSA Membership
Replies: 45
Views: 22649

Guillaume,
I think National associations are a good thing for the reasons you mentioned, and we will get there, perhaps even this season. There is no reason you should not pursue this for France and we can use that as a model for other regions. What can we do to help?
Gary
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2010 ISSA Membership
Replies: 45
Views: 22649

Guillaume, Thanks for your comments and suggestions. To answer some of your questions. 1. How will the organizer know your bib number? We're hoping to hook the world ranking database to a contest registration application, so the organizer would have these numbers when you sign up. This might not be ...
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: 2010 ISSA Membership
Replies: 45
Views: 22649

2010 ISSA Membership

ISSA 2010 The new ISSA Board of Directors has been hard at work since the December election, figuring out how we can improve slalom – for both racers and race organizers. You may have heard about some changes. We'd like to spell those out here and let you know what's up for 2010. New focus In recen...
by Gary Fluitt
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 35802

Cool signal hill video. I was there (the following year). thanks for the post.
by Gary Fluitt
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 35900

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 the...
by Gary Fluitt
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 35802

Joe,
I was thinking more along these lines

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by Gary Fluitt
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 35802

I like it. battery operated and bright enough to see in daylight could be hard to achieve. This would be super cool for Super G or GS. harder for tight of course. Everything is harder for Tight. Tight can just go away in my opinion.
by Gary Fluitt
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 35900

huge ass ramps

Huge Ass Ramps (HARs) could be dangerous for sure, but they do open up options for hills that are not that steep, and they have great camera appeal. Mostly they are a huge pain in the ass to build and move around. The one that kenny built for buckeye had caster wheels on the side. Tip it over and ro...
by Gary Fluitt
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 35802

How much do you need Pat? I'll write you a check.

Hitting cones, or pads, should always be a bad thing.
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 35900

2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp

Just reading the rules and I think the ramp specification has become obsolete. We have seen the advancement of mega ramps at all sorts of events from Johnny Miller's Thunderdome starts to the newly created Dixie Byrd-ramp-on-steroids. Problem I'm trying to solve: Avoiding someone having a problem wi...
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 35802

Wes - thanks for your question. I did not make it clear. One can run over the disc if they like, but it is going to slow them down such that it is a disadvantage. You will not want to run over the disk if you are trying to get the fastest line through course. The disc material slow one down, just as...
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 35802

Cones are Killing Slalom

Personally I would like to see a move AWAY from the standard competition cone. And while my friend Dan Gesmer has many thousands of dollars invested in the "Seismic/Turner" competition cone, he agrees with me on this. I once calculated that MORE time is spent chasing, counting, and replacing cones, ...
by Gary Fluitt
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: Preliminary 2010 race dates
Replies: 15
Views: 9429

represent

I thought Texas was another country. Y'all talk so different down thar.
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: 2010 Contest Calendar
Topic: Preliminary 2010 race dates
Replies: 15
Views: 9429

Nationals June 26-27

Tentatively planning a big race in Colorado June 26-27, as a Worlds qualifier event. Likely a 2 day event on Overlook in Boulder area. Qualifying races on Saturday, finals on Sunday. Events and classifications tbd.
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2009] U.S. Nationals June 24-25
Replies: 0
Views: 1893

[2009] U.S. Nationals June 24-25

Planning a big race in Colorado June 24-25. This will be a 2 day event on Overlook Dr. in Boulder area. Qualifying races on Saturday, finals on Sunday. Events and classifications tbd. Plan on arriving Friday. We'll have a big BBQ and party. Qualifying all day Saturday, and eliminations all day Sunda...
by Gary Fluitt
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom champions
Replies: 64
Views: 38185

Slalom Champs - Men

We might as well start the thread here, working backwards in time. We can probably stick with World Champs and National Champs yes? I don't know all the champs, so reply to this thread with your additions and I'll edit my thread to include 2009 Overall - Worlds GS - Martin Reaves Worlds HS - Worlds ...
by Gary Fluitt
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2010] The International Slalom Challenge Spring [Postponed]
Replies: 5
Views: 4984

slalom challenge

Leave to Jack to come up with a new format of racing. Maybe this is just what slalom needs!
I'm in. Where do I pay my entry fee to secure one of those 48 spots?
by Gary Fluitt
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] Prizes At The Gorge Games, Feedback, Complaints,
Replies: 91
Views: 41995

Gorge Games Prize Money

Trying to get to the bottom of the prize moey issues from Hood last year. Gorge Games LLC screwed up the payouts to the racers, which though inexcusable, I think is going to be hard to fix. They (Gorge Games LLC) were given Dan's spreadsheets, by way of Wally, with very clear final results upon whic...