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by Jack Smith
Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Revolver Bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 5453

Revolver Bearings

I've just added Revolver bearings to the the Bahne Store The 9-Ball bearings are interesting. Check 'em out if you have a moment. And remember, all Slalomskateboarder.com readers receive FREE shipping on any products ordered from the Bahne Store . Just type "Slalomskateboarder.com" in the comments f...
by Jack Smith
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Short stories needed for "Lives on Board" book
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Short stories needed for "Lives on Board" book

I've been thinking about this for a few years and have finally decided to actually do it. I'm going to self-publish a book titled "Lives on Board". It will be a collection of short stories and photographs expressing the influence that skateboarding has had on our lives. You are invited to submit you...
by Jack Smith
Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Why use the Qualifying Time in the elimination rounds?
Replies: 61
Views: 49311

John, I'm not talking about kids. For that level of racing I agree with you. I'm talking about high-level slalom racing. Do you really think that every middle of the pack racer is going to finish in exactly the same position at every race, thus creating a high number of ties in the ranking system? A...
by Jack Smith
Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Why use the Qualifying Time in the elimination rounds?
Replies: 61
Views: 49311

In head to head racing you should not be placed higher than someone you didn't defeat. You should not be placed higher than someone who is elminated in the same round as you were. In true head to head racing, elapsed time for each racer is not even considered. The first racer across the finish line ...
by Jack Smith
Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Why use the Qualifying Time in the elimination rounds?
Replies: 61
Views: 49311

Arrggghhhh... I repeat, it is unfair to use qualifying times to determine a racer's placing in head to head to racing. Example: 16 racer final JG qualifies 14th he beats JS, the 3rd fastest qualifier in round 1. JS is done for the day. JG is now in the round of eight. He races in the round of eight ...
by Jack Smith
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Bahne
Topic: Bahne Decks and Cadillac Wheels Now Available
Replies: 6
Views: 7362

Readers of this forum will receive FREE shipping on any products ordered from Bahne Skateboards.

Just type "SlalomSkateboarder.com" in the comments field of the order form.

US orders only.
by Jack Smith
Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Down South
Topic: The 1st Annual Downhillbillies Dixie Cup November 5,6, 2005
Replies: 223
Views: 175075

If you look up the word "Stoke" in the dictionary, you'll see a picture of Marion and his happy crew of DHB's. Everything posted here about the race, I second! The camraderie at this event reminded me of the 2001 Worlds. An absolutely amazing weekend. All I can add is, you better sigh up early next ...
by Jack Smith
Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Corky, I'm not europhobic. Give me a break.

Who would you get sh** from? Just a simple question.

It is not about how you feel...it's about being fair.
by Jack Smith
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:43 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Corky, you have been thanked numerous times by many people (including me) for all your hard work on the rating system. There is no problem here. You don't need a loophole. All you need to do is announce that the NC race is a prime event, it's your deal no matter which way you want to spin it. The on...
by Jack Smith
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal Trucks And Hurricane Wilma
Replies: 1
Views: 3350

Just received an update from the boss. The Radikal factory is still on generator power and damage to the building is more extensive than first thought. A decision has been made to transfer all shipping and sales operations to the west coast. Sparky is going to package up all inventory and ship it to...
by Jack Smith
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Jad, Every other sport that I am aware of, that uses a head to head format, awards points in the manner I posted above. So there are systems that gives the same points to more than one racer. Yes, the qualifying rounds are the time to make a fast "qualifying" time, however, that's all it is, a quali...
by Jack Smith
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Absolutely Unbelievable! Your arm must be getting twisted mighty hard Corky. Your refusal to bend on this subject is very similar to your unwillingness to consider changing how you award points in dual racing. For those of you who don't know how this is currently handled, finishers 1-4 are awarded p...
by Jack Smith
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Corky, Should I venture a guess where the "objections" are coming from? Or will you be so kind as to tell us. No need to mention names, just a broad geographical region will do. I have a hunch that if Barker, Michell and Hollien were not coming to the NC race, you would have not received any objecti...
by Jack Smith
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Troy, Man, you're on to me. I currently rank about 423rd. It's not about my points. It's about the east coast not having a "prime" race. You guys and gals have a very active slalom scene and the DHB's have put together this fine event. Yet, it is not allowable to change/bend the rules to allow this ...
by Jack Smith
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

"That's why it's now important to have an indoor backup for big races. " Does this mean that if a prime or main race is moved indoors it would still retain it's status and have the same points awarded? Please tell me you're not serious. Back to the NC race, Corky why won't you answer a simple questi...
by Jack Smith
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Corky, maybe you should move to the US and become a politician. Of course you can change the status of the race, you're the one who enters the points. It would be not adding another prime status race, it would just be taking the place of the WV prime status. If this race is not awarded prime status,...
by Jack Smith
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Corky,

To be blunt, it is absolutely ridiculous that this race is not being rated as a prime event.

This is not World Sup Ski Racing, it's not even kiddie soccer.

Besides you, is there anyone else who has voiced any objection to awarding this race prime status?
by Jack Smith
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Marty...

Me pro? I'm a middle of the pack open racer.
by Jack Smith
Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: [2005] Region West Atlantic: USA East
Replies: 107
Views: 101426

Corky, so what's your answer?

I think it would be a shame if the NC race is not awarded the same status as the WV race.
by Jack Smith
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal Trucks And Hurricane Wilma
Replies: 1
Views: 3350

Radikal Trucks And Hurricane Wilma

Dear Radikal Customer, First of all I would like to thank you for your incredible patience regarding your order. As many of you may know the Radikal factory is located in Riviera Beach, Florida. The factory took a direct hit from Hurricane Wilma. On Tuesday when I spoke with Sparky he told me that t...
by Jack Smith
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: 2006 BRIXLEGG: WHO'S THE RULER (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS?)
Replies: 31
Views: 25181

Don...I'm just yankin' your chain.

I'll be there, I'll just wear earplugs!
by Jack Smith
Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: 2006 BRIXLEGG: WHO'S THE RULER (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS?)
Replies: 31
Views: 25181

Oh well... I was so stoked to be coming to the World's in Austria next year , and then I read that "punk rock" is the music of choice for the event. Luckily I hadn't made my reservations yet. Maybe, next time...
by Jack Smith
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Kingpin replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 6193

Kingpin breakage and replacement. Hey guys, Jack Smith here, I've taken over sales and customer service for Radikal. I'll get with Mark and Sparky and see that your questions and concerns are answered. I've been riding the same front truck for almost two years now, and haven't had a problem. Maybe, ...
by Jack Smith
Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: chalk line?
Replies: 7
Views: 7144

Erin,

We use chalk lines all the time...work great!
by Jack Smith
Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: what is Cross Country ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4634

Steve,

The cross country we did at the Worlds is not a slalom discipline. It was a half mile push race on a bike path in a city park.

It was just a fun way to start off slalom week.
by Jack Smith
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal Customer Service and Sales
Replies: 15
Views: 12267

Product

I just finished (Oct. 4th - noon PST) speaking with Sparky. The new engraving software has done it's magic and product is once again available. All outstanding shipments will be shipped by Friday.
by Jack Smith
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal Customer Service and Sales
Replies: 15
Views: 12267

Radikal Toll Free #

The Radikal Toll Free #, 877-723-7587 now rings in at the west coast office of Jack Smith.
by Jack Smith
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Radikal Customer Service and Sales
Replies: 15
Views: 12267

Radikal Customer Service and Sales

Hello Everyone, As some of you may know, I am now handling sales and customer service at Radikal. I will also be working on special projects with Mark McCree and David Hackett. If you have an outstanding order with Radikal or need some other question answered please email me at: radikaljack@yahoo.co...
by Jack Smith
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: Bahne
Topic: Bahne Decks and Cadillac Wheels Now Available
Replies: 6
Views: 7362

Thanks Tom.

Carl, I wil be posting some more pics tomorrow.

Jack
by Jack Smith
Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: 2006 World Championships - Brixlegg, Austria
Topic: World Championship candidate: Brixlegg 2006 please read
Replies: 127
Views: 104992

From what I've been reading, it looks Donald has a great venue and some healthy sponsors lined up. He is correct about companies setting their sponsorship budgets at this time of year. I admire his enthusiasm regarding the 2006 Worlds. I offer him my support and any knowledge I have gained over the ...
by Jack Smith
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Bahne
Topic: Bahne Decks and Cadillac Wheels Now Available
Replies: 6
Views: 7362

The Bahne Skateboards Store is now open.

Thanks for your patience.
by Jack Smith
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Outdoor Life Network Appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 4889

Wes,

I'm just getting ready to watch it.

There is another show coming up soon on OLN called "The Record Breakers". "Skateboarding Across America - On Board for Lowe Syndrome" is one of the featured records.

I'll post when it airs.
by Jack Smith
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: ISSA World Ranking
Topic: Wanted: Masters 45 and over birthdates
Replies: 124
Views: 66562

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Dec. 7th, 1956
by Jack Smith
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Outdoor Life Network Appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 4889

Hey Adam, that would be great!

I'm VCR challenged.

Thanks,
Jack
by Jack Smith
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Media Resources
Topic: Outdoor Life Network Appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 4889

Outdoor Life Network Appearance

Somewhat slalom related.

I'll be appearing on a show called "25 Wildest Rides" tonight at 8:00pm on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN).
by Jack Smith
Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Sponsors
Replies: 15
Views: 9547

Big Sur Bar

Another Sponsor...

Big Sur Bar...absolutely amazing. The race staff lived on these during the event.

bigsurbar.com
by Jack Smith
Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Sponsors
Replies: 15
Views: 9547

The Big Thank You

The Big Thank You! My wonderful wife Maurine, who supports my passion for slalom and who does a lot of behind the scene stuff that is rarely noticed. She also was a wonderful host to the housefull of people who stayed with us during Slalom Week. I'm a very lucky guy. Mark McCree, what can I say? Fri...
by Jack Smith
Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Bahne
Topic: Bahne Decks and Cadillac Wheels Now Available
Replies: 6
Views: 7362

Bahne Decks and Cadillac Wheels Now Available

At last...all Bahne models are in stock and ready to ship!

Black Hill
Classic
Rocker
Banshee

Cadillac Wheels
by Jack Smith
Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

The San Luis Obispo Tribune ran a photo of Jason Mitchell on the front page of the sports section today. The caption directs the readers to an online Slide Show . I will try and post an overview of the event later today. I would be stoked to see some of the racer's post their Slalom Week experiences...
by Jack Smith
Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World's Tees
Replies: 1
Views: 2424

Books for the Bus

In order to help offset spending $500 on a bus for eight skaters at the Worlds,

I have the following for items for sale;

6 Warren Bolster coffee table books @ $35.00 each
3 Twenty Five Years of Independent Trucks books - $20.00 each

Paypal ID is: jack@justpushplay.com

Thanks,
Jack
by Jack Smith
Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World's Tees
Replies: 1
Views: 2424

[2005] World's Tees

I'm doing another run of Worlds tees. Sizes small thru 2XK. Adrian Pina did the design.

$15.00 includes shipping.

Paypal: jack@justpushplay.com

Please include your shipping address.

Image
by Jack Smith
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

Park Slalom

Thanks again to Brady of Florida for the PS prize money!

Mitchell - $350
Olson - $100
Hackett - $50
by Jack Smith
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

Final Results: Cross Country Under 17 1. Josh Byrd 2. Sarah Byrd Over 18 1. Maurus Strobel 2. Jeff Goad 3. Mike Maysey 4. Chris Miller 5. Richie deLosada 6. Andrew Mercado Park Slalom Under 17 1. Josh Byrd Over 18 1. Jason Mitchell -- 23.31 2. Steve Olson ----- 23.36 3. David Hackett --- 23.79 4. A...
by Jack Smith
Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

Boys: 1st - Connor Cunningham 2nd - Max Rivera Girls: 1st - Sarah Byrd Junior Men: 1st - Joe McLaren 2nd - Adam Schwippert 3rd - Ethan White 4th - Sam Rivera Junior Women: 1st - Keli Benko 2nd - Lauren Gordon Open Women: 1st - Lynn Kramer 2nd - Judi Oyama 3rd - Keli Benko 4th - Lauren Gordon Open M...
by Jack Smith
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

Sven Lippert wrote:Are there any videos available in the web from the park slalom ???
Sven,

Sorry, I don't have any personally. I'll ask some of the people who were shooting if they do.

Jack
by Jack Smith
Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Slalom Week - Schedule
Replies: 39
Views: 34729

Slalom Quals

Thursday Slalom Quals at Barney Schwartz Park in Paso Robles Driving Directions 1. Start out going NORTH on MAIN ST - go about 1 mile 2. Turn Right on Highway 41 towards Atascadero - go about 18 miles 3. Enter US-101 North - go about 10 miles 4. Take the CA-46 exit toward FRESNO/BAKERSFIELD - go abo...
by Jack Smith
Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Slalom Week - Schedule
Replies: 39
Views: 34729

da bus

Open class, women and juniors bus to qualifying leaves at 7:30am from the corner of Main and Dunes in Morro Bay (next to Taci de Mexico). Please don't be late. The pro bus leaves at 10:30am.
by Jack Smith
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

Kids Cross Country

Josh Byre
Sarah Byrd
by Jack Smith
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

Cross Country

Cross Country results

1st - Strobel
2nd - Goad
3rd - Maysey
4th - Miller
5th - DeLosada
6th - Mercado
by Jack Smith
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2005] World Championships - Results
Replies: 25
Views: 18335

[2005] World Championships - Results

Park Slalom results Racer Time 1. Jason Mitchell 23.31 2. Steve Olson 23.36 3. David Hackett 23.79 4. Andrew Mercado 24.08 5. Chicken Deck 24.36 6. Tim Oates 24.83 7. Mike Maysey 25.15 8. Jonathan Harms 26.01 9. Brandon Headland 26.02 10. John O'shei 27.18 11. Josh Byrd 28.95 12. Maurus Strobel 29....