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by Marty Agather
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: western michigan?
Replies: 11
Views: 7148

Moved? Did you leave the Rock City area for work or just trade houses in the same general locale? I like the idea of Winter Solstice Slalom. It's got a nice ring to it. My only concern with the format is that if those cones freeze to the course, it might make for some new race strategies: Go clean o...
by Marty Agather
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: Gog-O-Naut
Replies: 60
Views: 34355

That song's got C&W chart topper written all over it: Mom, prison, pickups and beastiality. Whens Garth gonna do the cover???
by Marty Agather
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: western michigan?
Replies: 11
Views: 7148

Life in midwinter midwest. Who woulda thunk it? CB: How ya been? Flippin ugly in my neck o'the north, but I'm healthy and still kicking so it could be worse.
by Marty Agather
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Silverfish Fritzed
Replies: 25
Views: 9414

DB Backup underway, so the fix is in. We might have to give up 24 hr availability, but if that means that the pithy comments and freewheeling innuendo will be preserved for posterity, I'm all over it. And let's show a little love for our booted bretheren! I think they might have been the progenitors...
by Marty Agather
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: new board design from down under
Replies: 10
Views: 7303

Definitely out of the box design, looks like it's got potential. Care to provide some detail as to purpose on the "Power pocket Void"?
by Marty Agather
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: board,trucks,wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 4611

Jake, Welcome! If you can make it to a race before you buy, do it. You will see a lot of different ideas, and if you talk to some of the guys during down time (don't pester them right before a race!) most guys would love to talk to you and let you try their rigs. The only downside to that is that ma...
by Marty Agather
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: FADELL PRO MODEL
Replies: 37
Views: 28475

Good old Rock and Roll for $20

They had one thing in common
They were good in bed.
She said "Faster, faster
The lights are turning red."

Life in the Fast Lane
Surely make you lose your mind.
by Marty Agather
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Sun Praire WI. Race
Replies: 28
Views: 20207

Newbie Observations on Race Day

Hostesses with the Mostesses: A very big thank you to Doreen M. Great food and even better hospitality. It was with maximum graciousness that you opened your home and heart to a bunch of obsessed out-of-towners. That you did it coming off of your own vacation with little prep is beyond the call of ...
by Marty Agather
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [2007] Slalomskateboarder.com registers 1000 slalomers
Replies: 7
Views: 6457

Nice Update

Wes, Thanks for your most recent updates to the home page. The potential for us to expand out of our niche and attract new participants and educate spectators and potential sponsors grows as our visibilty increases. A web presence with regular updates and resources for the curious adds to our credib...
by Marty Agather
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: tons of slalom stuff for sale.... even a pvd!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 13471

Stars of our youth....

Well, my eldest daughter who just came back from her freshman year has those stars on the ceiling of her bedroom. But unlike Dave, I didn't have to install them. But this thread reminds me of another set of those stars. Back during my freshman year, one of my buddies across the hall put a set of tho...
by Marty Agather
Sat May 26, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Gullwing???
Replies: 13
Views: 9580

Described from 30 years away......

30 years from what, losing your mind? I hope I've got that long, but sometimes it appears that the day of reckoning is alot closer than that. And yes, a pretty good description too. Crazy thing is that those wheels are still soft and pliable. Maybe I'll throw 'em on the back of my long board to see ...
by Marty Agather
Fri May 25, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Gullwing???
Replies: 13
Views: 9580

Save some time looking thru ads

Dave: Amber is the one. To be honest, I don't even remember how I ended up with this set of wheels. They might have come on the used Turner I bought to replace the full nose I broke, but too much water and beer are under the bridge for the details to be precise. I don't remember the mint green, were...
by Marty Agather
Thu May 24, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Gullwing???
Replies: 13
Views: 9580

Mamm....er memory lane...

WT, Broke your hangers? Damn 'stylin' punks deserved broken trucks! That was the era tho, nose wheelies, spin-o-rama's and all sorts of other goofy stuff trying to emulate the freestyle skiing craze of the day. I remember sawing a perfectly good pair of wooden skiis in half, just to get myself a set...
by Marty Agather
Thu May 24, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Gullwing???
Replies: 13
Views: 9580

GW Splits

I've got an original pair of splits, HPG IV or some such. I'll second CB. The design of the truck was pretty advanced, with the angle of the king pin much closer to the angle of the pivot. The big problem was that the way all the geometrys worked out, the hanger pivots less against the bushings than...
by Marty Agather
Wed May 23, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Hockeytown falls
Replies: 3
Views: 3712

Hockeytown falls

So who's it going to be? Ducks are making me mad, Sens look dominant. Of course, I'm still smarting from the whooping the Wild took at the hands of some posers from Cali.
by Marty Agather
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 566879

Are you sure that the clip is actually "The DARK side of the cone"?????
by Marty Agather
Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: CHIxILL
Topic: free hand flame job
Replies: 15
Views: 11400

Did you know that some primitive cultures use blowing chunks to get to a higher conciousness? Looks like we've got proof positive that it works.

Very nice work. Is that an option on any of the Chitown decks?
by Marty Agather
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: List for Santa
Replies: 15
Views: 10794

TM:

I drove thru BRF yesterday, but our hill wasn't there. Possibly Santa dropped it at your house?
by Marty Agather
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:48 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: "Yankee sized" cutaway
Replies: 9
Views: 7330

And ain't that a Yankee Doodle Dandy???? Is that new, or an oldie from the CB archives?

Inquiring minds want to know..............
by Marty Agather
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: List for Santa
Replies: 15
Views: 10794

Since I'm originality challenged...

I want Stephen's knees, nah strike that, I want the entire 22 year old transplant. I'll take Tom's hill, but we should put it down near Black River Falls, halfway between his house and mine. And we need lights so that we can skate after dark. From CB, I'm going to take time off, but I need way more ...
by Marty Agather
Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner setup advice wanted
Replies: 33
Views: 32158

Photoshop - damn. I was hoping that you had countersunk the heads, used some way cool method to anchor the bolt heads so that they wouldn't turn, and then filled the holes and polished until you couldn't tell. I don't know that you could make it work for a rider, but for a wall hanger - just maybe. ...
by Marty Agather
Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner setup advice wanted
Replies: 33
Views: 32158

Smoking!

Tim, Nice work. You can come over to my house and set up mine any time you'd like.

If you aren't going to ride that thing, can I give it a spin?? I promise I'll give it back.....
by Marty Agather
Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Snow in the midwest
Replies: 34
Views: 28780

CB, the reason you hate the wind is because you forgot to wear a shirt. Eddy, how you go that sand to mold into such nice round spheres I'll never know! CFav: Are you Wilmette? I'm in Villa Park over the Xmas holiday. It's gonna be a power trip, but if the weather holds, skate on? Nova: Thats the bi...
by Marty Agather
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Snow in the midwest
Replies: 34
Views: 28780

For those of us who live in regular-snow country, the first drive on snow of the season is always a white knuckle experience. Hoping like the dickens that the other clowns have some sense of the laws of friction and physics. But for what ever reason the memories of last year are wiped clean, and so ...
by Marty Agather
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Couple more questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Jon, I don't know anything about that flexdex, but my impression is that they are not widely used by the racing crowd. The first deck I bought this summer after a 20 year hiatus was a Sector 9 Trylam with Randals - not a slalom board by any means, but a great longboard. I think S9 quality is pretty ...
by Marty Agather
Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 10
Views: 7444

Tod's NOT swearing

http://www.downhillbillies.org/

Actually it's not your voice (not that I would recognize it anyway). It is the announcer naming off the group of 8, and you moved up.
by Marty Agather
Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: new and stupid
Replies: 7
Views: 5136

Jon, I too am new. One of the best things you can do is to hook up with some guys that are already skating slalom. Hopefully they can steer you away from any bad habits and prevent you from making a bunch of mistakes. And chances are good that they will let you try their rigs, and you can get some i...
by Marty Agather
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 10
Views: 7444

Donald, You don't have Thanksgiving, we don't have reunification day, but both are similar in nature, honoring milestones in history and providing opportunities to overindulge in all sorts of ways. I did notice that at least you guys keep the stores closed. Over here, the holiday seems to becoming j...
by Marty Agather
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 10
Views: 7444

Tod,

If you haven't watched the DHB trailer, go do it. You make the sound track.

Marty
by Marty Agather
Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 10
Views: 7444

Happy Thanksgiving

Here is to a happy and safe Thanksgiving to all. I hope that you each enjoy the holiday with friends and family, share good food, beverage and conversation, and recharge the soul. With any luck, our weather will hold, and the northern crew will get a chance to polish our skills in anticipation of th...
by Marty Agather
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: midwest pro/am series.
Replies: 7
Views: 6062

Land of the midnight sun...

WT,

In the summer, we can run until 8-9 pm here in the north country. All you need to watch out for are the snow banks and frozen puddles. They get harder to see at twilight.

Best, Fran
by Marty Agather
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: midwest pro/am series.
Replies: 7
Views: 6062

Count me in

CFav- I like your idea, and particularly calling out the Rock City boyz. Only problem there is it is a 12 hour drive for us in the north trying to head that way. We've got the start of a MN crew going here in Twin Town, and some other resources that might be able to commit as well to do an outlaw he...
by Marty Agather
Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: What's the best radio station in town?
Replies: 8
Views: 6795

A couple of weeks back, prior to the midwest forum renaissance, I was contemplating throwing either the political or religious rocks into the pond, just to make some waves. Thankfully, the bretheren decided to come to life without me having to descend to those dark depths. But, should we come to an ...
by Marty Agather
Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Sun Praire WI. Race
Replies: 28
Views: 20207

Inbred Minnesotans

Not sure exactly who Steve and Dave are refering to, but I'm probably the third they are both referencing. I hope that made more sense to you all than it did to me, because I don't know what the hell I just wrote. So let me try again. I'm signed up on NCDSA, so yes I will be there. Will there be mor...
by Marty Agather
Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: What's the best radio station in town?
Replies: 8
Views: 6795

What's the best radio station in town?

So maybe you're hosting a race, and we're driving in. Or maybe we're just visiting the out laws, or heaven forbid, in town working. BUT.... What is the radio station that you think should be the one that this group tunes in to in order to get their musical jones satisfied? This will be subjective, b...
by Marty Agather
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Greatest Rock N Roll song Never on a Skater Video
Replies: 22
Views: 18100

CB, I'll take your critique and doff my hat. Keepin it honest. Actually what started this thread was a drive north a couple of weekends ago. As the metro area recedes in the the rear view, the options on the FM dial begin to dwindle. I was thinking about what smack I could get started over here, and...
by Marty Agather
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Greatest Rock N Roll song Never on a Skater Video
Replies: 22
Views: 18100

Showing my age

I'm gonna have to put down a little Jimi and the Experience.

Purple Haze

Hey Ted/Pops,

Maybe we should think about that as the Twin Town Slalom team name??

Fran
by Marty Agather
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Greatest Rock N Roll song Never on a Skater Video
Replies: 22
Views: 18100

Greatest Rock N Roll song Never on a Skater Video

All right gang, here's an opportunity to suggest the soundtrack for the next great slalom video. Posts welcome from all corners of the 50, plus any from the continent as well. If there's going to be some Midwest Slalom in 2007, we're going to have to save it for posterity, not to mention to show the...
by Marty Agather
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Where are the Midwesterners going next year?
Replies: 22
Views: 14751

Minnesota could participate, I'd need to see if Pops, Ted and Matt would be interested as well. What about timing gear? We don't have any.

Does the Chi team have one or two? CB?

Francios
by Marty Agather
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Everybody move out of the Midwest???
Replies: 30
Views: 22714

CB Not Francis T, Francois. It's my nom de guerre, determined on a long, hot fishless trip to Canada years back. TM: I mentioned that I used to work outside of Eau Claire, and one of my good buds has season Packers tickets, so last year we went to a Monday Night game at Lambeau. What a blast. Stoppe...
by Marty Agather
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Everybody move out of the Midwest???
Replies: 30
Views: 22714

Now that's some smack!

CB!!! That's my guy! I thought that there might be a little of that Motor City mojo left, even if you are nursing a busted wing. Maybe sports aint gonna get yer goat, but impugning your moderating skills seem to have gotten your dander up! No harm no foul, I'm not taking any of this personal. I'm ju...
by Marty Agather
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: My name's Dave, and I'm addicted to skateboarding.....
Replies: 16
Views: 9460

Dave, Funny you should mention giving into society's stereotypes. I skated for 4 years in college, and then put the boards away up until 3 months ago. Less about giving in than moving away from friends and gravity rush terrain. But the stereotype thing is prevalent, isn't it. I remember one sorority...
by Marty Agather
Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: My name's Dave, and I'm addicted to skateboarding.....
Replies: 16
Views: 9460

Indeed welcome. I too am a newbie, and and old fart (48) to boot. I stumbled across this site 3 months ago, and now am a junkie. If you can find somebody to skate with, you've got a great resource, because they probabaly have made mistakes in the past that you can hopefully not duplicate! Skate on! ...
by Marty Agather
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Everybody move out of the Midwest???
Replies: 30
Views: 22714

Now we're talking smack!

Holy Hannah, there are a couple of guys left who can type and read. First the niceties: Ric, welcome back into the pool. Adult swim is definitely on. I'm a newbie, destined to be tail end charlie at any event, but what the hay, winning is overrated.... can you say Bucky hockey??? I worked south of E...
by Marty Agather
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Everybody move out of the Midwest???
Replies: 30
Views: 22714

Well I guess if you live in a place where the ice on the local pond won't support the puck, much less the skater, then you're excused for liking second tier hockey. In all seriousness, I'm a recent MN transplant from Chicago, so I still get my Maroon and Red mixed up, but the thing that amazes me is...
by Marty Agather
Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Everybody move out of the Midwest???
Replies: 30
Views: 22714

Everybody move out of the Midwest???

This board is so quiet it makes a morgue look like a happening spot. Those southern guys aren't against talking some sports, so let's talk some smack: Midwest World Series anyone? Weather's changing, we've only got a couple of weeks left for out door skating here in the Twin Towns. Just had a nice s...
by Marty Agather
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Anybody travel regularly via air with a board?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Good to know. I'm headed into Munich this weekend, but it's a quick trip and I wouldn't think of bringing a board on this one. But later longer trips might be in the works, and if so, I'd love say hey to the EU brothers.

Best, Marty
by Marty Agather
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Anybody travel regularly via air with a board?
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Anybody travel regularly via air with a board?

I',m frequently glued in seat 15A, and was thinking that it's kind of a waste to be in many a beautiful skate spot without a board. Anybody have any great ideas on how to travel incognito with a stick? I'm a suit during the day, so a backpack is just one bag over the new TSA limit of Bigger than a p...
by Marty Agather
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: what board to get?
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

Joe, When you say "trade" I hope you meant "retired"! They can't make any more "Vintage" Turners. And since you brought it up.... Rick, one of the items that may seduce you is the super cool high end boards from any number of mfrs. I'll leave to others the discussion of where those boards fit in a q...
by Marty Agather
Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: what board to get?
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

Rick, I'm new to slalom as well, having taken a detour many years ago after a number of years skating. At this point, I've been running cones for about 2 months give or take. I've recently purchased 4 boards, but due to budget constraints I'm using some antique trucks and wheels on a couple. The ult...