Search found 696 matches

by Jack Smith
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Sign of the Apocalypse...or not
Image
by Jack Smith
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Don't want to carry your gear on the plane? Ship it...

If you would rather not schlep all your gear through airports, and perhaps save some money due to increased luggage fees from the airlines, please feel free to ship your gear ahead of time. Details here
by Jack Smith
Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Seismic Skate Systems signs on as Title Sponsor of 2008 US National Slalom Skateboarding Championships Sk8Kings joins line-up of US National Slalom Skateboarding Championships sponsors. Review the 2008 US National Slalom Skateboarding Championships Double Elimination Racing Format. Lance Folley to s...
by Jack Smith
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Entry Fee Update

The following racers have paid their entry fee for the Nationals. If your name isn't on the list please pay your entry fee ASAP. Paypal ID is: jack@theskateboardersjournal.com Thank you. Brad"Jackhammer" Jackman Brent Kosick Gib Lewis John Stryker Judi Oyama Lance Folley Lynn Karmaer martin reaves M...
by Jack Smith
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Just got an email from Grant Brittain of The Skateboard Mag to let me know that info about the 2008 Nationals is posted on their site.
by Jack Smith
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Just a friendly reminder to pay your entry fee. Entry Fees: Pro, Open, Women, Masters: $100.00 Juniors: $50.00 Kids: Free Paypal entries: jack@theskateboardersjournal.com By US Mail: Jack Smith 415 Acacia Morro Bay, CA 93442 Divisions: Pro Open Women Junior (13-17) Kids (12 and under) Masters - Men ...
by Jack Smith
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Alternative Lodging for The Nationals Paul Dunn, remember that name? Legendary slalom racer from Morro Bay. My home is right next door to the house Paul grew up in. His mom sold the place about a year ago to a cool couple from Santa Maria. At the present time they are undecided about what to do with...
by Jack Smith
Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

The Days Inn on Main Street in Morro Bay is offering special rates to racers competing in the Nationals. The motel is located in the heart of Morro Bay, an easy five block walk to the Pacific Street venue. It's about 5 miles from Turri Road. For more information on the rates please call (starting Ju...
by Jack Smith
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: North America
Topic: So Cal Outlaw GS Series - JPL 1 - Live Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 3717

From the Live Blog on The Skateboarder's Journal Pro Finals: 1. Fadell: 24.463 2. Carrasco: 24.677 3. Maysey: 24.988 4. Kosick: 25.807 5. Oshei: 25.913 6. Lyons: 26.048 7. Miller: 26.464 8. Dave Rogers: 26.562 9. Reitema: 26.568 10. Kramer: 26.955 11. Raven|: 27.179 12. Kaelon: 27.383 13. John Roger...
by Jack Smith
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: So Cal Outlaw GS Series - JPL 1 - Live Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 3717

This link may also work without logging in:
http://www.scribblelive.com/Event/So_Ca ... es_-_JPL_1
by Jack Smith
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: North America
Topic: So Cal Outlaw GS Series - JPL 1 - Live Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 3717

So Cal Outlaw GS Series - JPL 1 - Live Updates

If all goes well, technically speaking, I will be posting live updates from the So Cal Outlaw GS Series - Race 1 from the JPL venue on Sunday, June 8th starting around noon PST. To view the live updates click here and look for the So Cal Outlaw GS Series - JPL 1 - Live Updates link. You will need to...
by Jack Smith
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Today I was visited by Steve the owner of Kahuna Creations and his son Cory. They were in Morro Bay to scope out the site of the Kahuna "Big Stick" Paddle Skateboarding Race that will be held in conjunction with the 2008 Slalom Nationals. Steve stepped up big...The winner of the event scores $500! D...
by Jack Smith
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Josh, we are stoked that you will be competing!
by Jack Smith
Sun May 25, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Entry Fees

Due to the continued escalation of gas prices, there will be no late penalty for entry fees at the Nationals. Please try to sign up and get them in before July 1st. Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing you soon.
by Jack Smith
Thu May 22, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Honey Skateboards has stepped up to be the timing sponsor at the 2008 Nationals.

Thanks Mike!

More soon!
by Jack Smith
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

Entry Fees: Pro, Open, Women, Masters $100.00 before May 15th, 2008 $125.00 before June 30th, 2008 $150.00 after June 30th, 2008 Juniors: $50.00 Kids: Free We will be using the "Thunder Dome" ramp for the Super-G start on Turri Road, the Nationals course uses the other side of the hill, opposite dir...
by Jack Smith
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

The top four finishers in the Master's Hybrid and Tight Slalom will be be seeded into the Open Division Hybrid and Tight Slalom. If a top four Master's racer(s) does not wish to race in the open class, the next eligible racer(s) will be offered the opportunity.
by Jack Smith
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

The top four finishers in the Master's Hybrid and Tight Slalom will be be seeded into the Open Division Hybrid and Tight Slalom. If a top four Master's racer(s) does not wish to race in the open class, the next eligible racer(s) will be offered the opportunity.
by Jack Smith
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

First of all a big thank you to Jonny, Jay and crew for a ton of fun at the April Fool's Skate Jam on Turri Road. Watching the pro racers enter the "hairpin" at over 30mph was amazing. Way back in '76, on a lunch break from work I ventured out to Turri to tackle that same turn. Of course I was doing...
by Jack Smith
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information
Replies: 21
Views: 14227

[2008] National Championships Schedule/General Information

Schedule: Friday, July 11 Super G on Turri Road One and Done 50 Cone Challenge on the beautiful Morro Bay Harbor Walk Saturday, July 12 Hybrid and Tight Qualifying - Location TBA Longboard Skateboard “Paddle” Race at Cloisters Park - Sponsored by Kahuna Creations Racer Party with Bruce Brewington’s ...
by Jack Smith
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

Hi Antonio!

Yes, the event is open to skateboard racers from all nations. I hope to see you here.
by Jack Smith
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

Qualifying for the hybrid and the tight will take place at the same location. The head to head hybrid slalom and tight slalom racing will both be contested on Sunday at a different location than the qualifying. The reason for this is that we can only close Morro Bay Boulevard, which is a major thoro...
by Jack Smith
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

2008 Nationals Update

Schedule:

Friday, July 11
Super G on Turri Road
One and Done 50 Cone Challenge on the beautiful Morro Bay Harbor Walk

Saturday, July 12
Hybrid and Tight Qualifying - Location TBA

Sunday, July 13
Hybrid and Tight Racing (Double Elimination)- Morro Bay Blvd (tentative)
Awards Ceremony
by Jack Smith
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2008 N. American Championships in Hood River
Replies: 4
Views: 4983

That the ISSA does not take the title of an event into consideration is unbelievable. I like the ISSA's one exception being the World's, and what exactly gives the ISSA the right to make that exception? Is it the big sanction fee organizers pay the ISSA? No Is it the big payday the ISSA provides the...
by Jack Smith
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

The race in Morro Bay will now be called the International Championships of Skateboard Racing...damn that was easy.
by Jack Smith
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Seattle - Portland
Topic: 2008 N. American Championships in Hood River
Replies: 4
Views: 4983

So how many National Championships will be held in the US this year?

The race in Morro Bay will now be called the International Championships of Skateboard Racing...damn that was easy.
by Jack Smith
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: ISSA World Record Rules -- Proposal and Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 50757

Ever heard of world records for different age classes? I haven't. Most sports that have World World Records based on time/distance are divided into age group categories. For the 25, 50, 75, 100 or whatever number of cone record to have any validity, the start must be the same. Be it ramp, push, tow...
by Jack Smith
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [2008] Index page updates
Replies: 10
Views: 8373

Wes and Donald...great work.
by Jack Smith
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

Thanks for the encouraging words and also for the offer to help. A contest organizer can never have enough help. Pat, I understand that you were acting as spokesman. However, a quick reply from Chris and Eddy, saying just that, would have been appreciated. Hey Eddy, how old are you? Whatever your ag...
by Jack Smith
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

The 2008 Nationals are on. After a week of sleepless nights and a headache from banging my head against the wall (at my age I should know better), I have decided to go forward with the event. The points level will be prime. THe "double elimination" format will be used in the tight and hybrid events....
by Jack Smith
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

The 2008 Nationals are on. After a week of sleepless nights and a headache from banging my head against the wall (at my age I should know better), I have decided to go forward with the event. The points level will be prime. THe "double elimination" format will be used in the tight and hybrid events....
by Jack Smith
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

Too much time has been spent getting our timing systems and spread sheets to do what we the racers felt was important to simply through it out the door because Wesley decided to announce the double elimination format now. And there are still problems with the timing systems, information input and t...
by Jack Smith
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

And people can invent whatever crazy event they like even during the year. ISSA will not stop them. It will just not be counted into the world rankings. Corky, the "double elimination" format is not crazy, it's just different. And it wasn't just invented, it's been around for years, not only in sla...
by Jack Smith
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

Have you ever seen footage of Paso? It was an experimental race format (at least the first one was) where during the middle part of the course the racers were in a common lane. Was one lane faster, possibly. You are correct, Fluitt is a lifelong friend. I could go on and on about our history, but Fl...
by Jack Smith
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

John, Paso was a whole different deal. It was slalom-cross, a combination of DH and slalom, the course had multiple curves in it. And by the way, just about every racer enjoyed both the Paso races. So Fluitt is now a chump-change racer? Can you say World Champion? He was instrumental in refining the...
by Jack Smith
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

Response to questions/concerns posted above: In my opinion, the biggest issue with the proposal is not running both lanes and giving lane choice to one of the racers. Seldom is the racing surface without any crown. Seldom are the actual surfaces equal on both lanes. There are factors like grease, ho...
by Jack Smith
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

Yes they were sanctioned "sanctioned according the ISSA sanctioning guidelines".

But how many used actual ISSA rules for the running of the event?
by Jack Smith
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

Doug...

The ISSA does not organize or conduct races, they are a sanctioning body.
by Jack Smith
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

This new format will be tested at Jonny Miller's race in April, Fluitt is also planning to test it this spring in Colorado. Late word has it that the NC crew may also test it sometime soon. I want to make it perfectly clear that the organizers of the 2008 Nationals are hopeful that our race will be ...
by Jack Smith
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

It looks slightly harder than normal bracketing to make sure you get the right pairing of people, and in the right lane. (Because there is no pre-determined lanes, and because there are not racer-pairs over two runs.) There are pre-set brackets for fields from 8 to 32 racers The concept of no time p...
by Jack Smith
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format
Replies: 65
Views: 42895

2008 US Nationals Proposed Racing Format

First of all I want to thank Wes Tucker for bringing this format to my attention, I would also like to thank both Wes and Gary Fluitt for their valuable input in refining this proposal. As most of you know I have been an ardent advocate of the "differential timing" dual slalom format. I have also be...
by Jack Smith
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Just Eliminate Calculating DQ's And Time Differentials.
Replies: 13
Views: 10927

Wes is right about that.

After reading his post about the drag racing format, I got fired up about seeing if we could adapt it to dual slalom skateboard racing.

With Wes and Fluitt's help, I am close to posting the new format along with a mock race/bracket.

Stay tuned.
by Jack Smith
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Just Eliminate Calculating DQ's And Time Differentials.
Replies: 13
Views: 10927

Wes, Thanks for the posts. Very interesting. I think the first race I ever organized in Morro Bay, way back in 1975 used this system or something close to it. I remember going to the Recreation Department guy that ran the softball tourneys and getting a double elimination bracket from him. That race...
by Jack Smith
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

It's never hot in Morro Bay. People from the San Joaquin Valley come to Morro Bay to escape the heat in the summer.

Expect daytime temps of 65-75 in Morro Bay. If any of the events are help in San Luis Obispo, you can add 10-15 degrees.
by Jack Smith
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

Tentative Dates for 2008 US Nationals:

July 18, 19 and 20th.

More info soon.
by Jack Smith
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] East Coast Race (Again): What's Going To Happen?
Replies: 10
Views: 5959

I will be submitting a sanction application for the US Nationals to be held on the central coast of California in either June or July.
by Jack Smith
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

I will be meeting with Morro Bay City officials later this week regarding a $400,000 grant the city has received for street re-paving.
by Jack Smith
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

Donald, please note that I wrote "I'm thinking mid-July". As for the events in Sweden and Austria, I'm sure they will be great events, but realistically how many US racers will attend? Probably a handful at best, and most likely they will be the top rated racers, who hopefully get helped out a bit t...
by Jack Smith
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

I'm thinking mid-July. Delta is now offering regional jet service to San Luis Obispo. Santa Barbara, which is 1.5 - 2.0 hours away also offers direct flights from many US cities, as does San Jose, about a 2.5 - 3.0 drive. I hear Fresno has good deals also...but hey, that means you have to go Fresno....
by Jack Smith
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: North America
Topic: [2008] US Nationals
Replies: 56
Views: 36729

Claude,

I was thinking August or September. I was hoping to hold them before the Worlds, however I haven't seen a confirmed date for the Worlds.