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by Michael Stride
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Front Production Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 4916

we did some of the new run in anodised "graphite" and "orange/gold", pictured next to normal shiny silver....evidently the anodizers say pink looks good too. For Pelle?!
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by Michael Stride
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Long Distance Pumping Trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 3612

Virage Long Distance Pumping Trucks

We are now in a position to offer the new Long Distance Pumping Virage. For delivery in April. http://octanesport.co.uk/VirageLDP.html We have been testing the Slalom Virages with spacers to get added width and sets have covered remarkable distances over variable terrain for the last month or so. Ov...
by Michael Stride
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Glad you like the Orange..its my favorite.

I've been riding prototypes solidly this year, we are having a new mould sorted, and hope to have that tested very soon.

If you like the orange deck you'LL LOVE the orange trucks and risers I have coming!
by Michael Stride
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virages in Action
Replies: 11
Views: 6029

from Phillip in OZ..nice setup!

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by Michael Stride
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Front Production Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 4916

So, how do they make Virages...here is a short youtube clip:?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5u0izJZa4I
by Michael Stride
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Metal Angled Risers
Replies: 1
Views: 3029

Metal Angled Risers

We are making risers to match the Virage trucks. We are doing production 3 and 5 degree wedges with a thin end (thinner than the picture). The rear holes are designed to be elongated to allow for bolts going through an angled baseplate. Whilst these are designed to match the Virage we didnt copy the...
by Michael Stride
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virages in Action
Replies: 11
Views: 6029

Virages in Action

Well its looking like a busy weekends coming up for Virage Riders, firstly at the Texas Sizzler next weekend and also at the Seattle Ultra Skate, where James Peters will see how far he can go in 24hours. James has been been ridng his to work 13 miles a few times over the past couple of weeks. So, go...
by Michael Stride
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

all done....thankfully I havent got any pictures of the team.http://www.viragetrucks.com

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by Michael Stride
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

The revised website, with ordering information for the new batches of front Virages, and the batch of Rears will be up and running Midday UK time Tomorrow, (Tuesday). We have had EXCELLENT responses from the early adopters, 'grip' seems to be a common theme. The Long Distance guys in Seattle have ri...
by Michael Stride
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Front Production Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 4916

for speed?

Gutsiest move I ever saw.
by Michael Stride
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Front Production Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 4916

Virage Front Production Picture

On the way to team 'Flow', Sam G and Pelle. These are the prodution version fronts, featuring a 55 degree baseplate, maximal use of baseplate to hold kingpin, Rear of baseplaet machined to match the design of the rear truck 'tombstone', integrated riser )ie ie tall baseplate design to minimise riser...
by Michael Stride
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Rears, new batch coming.
Replies: 0
Views: 1817

Virage Rears, new batch coming.

We will have a new batch ready by March 31st. As we are working hard on getting the front virage ready for production by that date too, we cant guarantee the rears to be ready sooner....they may be though. http://www.viragetrucks.com so, if you want a rear in this next batch please let me know, eith...
by Michael Stride
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Front Truck development pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 4452

Spent a little time (it started to rain) with e Alec and Wafflesole Nat at Dorney lake, hoping to try the Virages on a bit of long distance...rain stopped play, but we did manage a short scoot. Have to say the Subsonic Pulse is a beaut.....steps away from the 'order now' button.... more details on l...
by Michael Stride
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Production Version Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

Here is Sam Gordon on a production rear Virage, and proto front wedged to 55 degrees, today in Hyde Park.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSv1dDhkjo
by Michael Stride
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

It has give, but not flop. Its flexy but not bendy, its torsionally rigid, but not a plank. Its the balance we strive for. I hope. I think modern slalom decks show that a slight flex is a good thing, for most riders. Decks like the Pavel Pirnack would be a supreme example of a stiff deck, with give,...
by Michael Stride
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

The new ones needed a new mould, so expect the tail to rise earlier and be about 9 degrees. Not keen on steep rear kicks that tip up exiting ramps....
by Michael Stride
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 31088

Team Virage "Flow"

A team of individuals. Remember 'TEAM' has no 'I' in it, but does have a 'ME' if you look closely. Remember “Teamwork is essential - it allows you to blame someone else”. So, with that in mind the team currently consists of Sam Gordon and Pelle Gustafsson. If I hear of ANY shennanigins, or conduct l...
by Michael Stride
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16364

To complement the absolute professionalism of Sam Gordon we welcome Pelleplast to the Virage team 'Flow'. We all know what a fine, sober, sensible chap he is, so help me god....... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/IMG_0289_3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/IMG_0291.j...
by Michael Stride
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

Due to the first run of trucks we have pressed the button for the next run. If you'd like to pre-order let me know, and we'll reserve one for you. No need for money yet.
by Michael Stride
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Production Version Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

MMMMMM. I love it when a plan comes together!!!

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by Michael Stride
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2009] 2nd Tunnel Skateboard Slalom World Cup, ZH, April 25
Replies: 113
Views: 63019

Marcus, Its at the bottom of the page, scroll down.... payment is separate.


Done!
by Michael Stride
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Front Truck development pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 4452

Posted by Sam Gordon, chief tester, and flow team rider.

And for all of those interested in how the Virage trucks 60 degree baseplate works, well just think fast and tight. It's a slippery little number!
by Michael Stride
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Front Truck development pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 4452

Have to say, the 60 degree baseplate is working like a dream. The combination of steep angle and the extra stiffness an integrated riser design giving direct transference of power through the bolts is making for a very speedy truck.
by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Can you tell me something about how long, wide, concave, angle on the kick. What about the inside? Length is 32" we have a 36" prototype coming. Width is 7 3/4" at wide points, we have an 8 3/4" prototype coming. Angle is 9 degrees on the new mold, with kick starting at front holes of rear truck. I...
by Michael Stride
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

The first batch of trucks are sold, and will be sent out early next week. Those that ordered will find a few nice extra bits in their package as a way of saying 'Thank You'.

If your interested in getting in on the next run please let me know. The more interest I get, the sooner I press the button!
by Michael Stride
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Front Truck development pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 4452

Wesley, you are 100% correct. The pivot is spherical, machined and polished, into a standard Khiro hard, small pivot cup, slightly greased. The pivot also is spherised past the centre, to allow for free movement in every axis.

I chose to go with pivots for 'feel'.
by Michael Stride
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Front Truck development pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 4452

Front Truck development pictures

After testing the rear with success a little bit more work has been happening to the front truck. We've added a spherical bearing to the hanger, and worked on a 60 degree baseplate. One reason was to replicate the excellent handling characteristics that integrated risers are showing with the rear. T...
by Michael Stride
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

Due to customer requests I have added the option to buy extra spare nuts for both types of axles.


Also, a t shirt will be ready soon. Just like Independent, I will probably make way more money selling clothes than trucks.
by Michael Stride
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

Just added the price for the modified standard bolts on to the website http://www.viragetrucks.com . these are 100 or 90mm socket bolts with a smooth axle under the head of the nut. We cut these down to 60mm length so that they mimic closely the precision axles. Measuring them they are more accurate...
by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16364

there is no proof thats a girl.
by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

The first batch is nearly sold out now, and I need to confirm numbers on Tuesday 24th if I want to add a few more. Let me know if you intend ordering. As these fit in around other stuff at the machine shop I cant say wehn the second batch will be done.
by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16364

Oh dear. We need professionals. Badly.
by Michael Stride
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Team
Replies: 27
Views: 16364

Virage Team

From the 'Octane Sport' press orifice.... Octane Sport are pleased to welcome Sam 'the man I am (honest I am)' Gordon to the Virage 'flow' team. Those that know Sam will know he has been looking at rears for years. In his quest for satisfaction he has tried many, paid for some, and ridden some very ...
by Michael Stride
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

By sourcing your own axles, either hardware store for cheapo versions or even a friendly machine shop you can shave a few dollars. I couldnt match the Radikal axle prices and thats down to material costs to a great extent. ANY machine shop should be able to make axles to fit as its essentially a hex...
by Michael Stride
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Prices. £107, 120 Euro, $150
by Michael Stride
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Pick a deck, any deck.....remember it. Put it back. Shuffle.

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by Michael Stride
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

Sounds about right. The value goes up and down, its been volatile recently. Fronts....a couple of weeks.

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by Michael Stride
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Ordering information
Replies: 23
Views: 12902

Virage Ordering information

The Virage Trucks microsite is up and running, for order and questions relating to the Virage truck. The rear is now for sale. Form an orderly queue:

http://viragetrucks.com/
by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Production Version Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

Thanks! I think I know my market?
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by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Pelle. I'd love to give you a kick.
by Michael Stride
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

I have to say it looks flatter in the pictures. Much like Kiera Knightly does.
by Michael Stride
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 80811

Well, I have been described as looking like an oil painting.




Sadly, one done by Jackson Pollock.
by Michael Stride
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: ISSA
Topic: ISSA Logo - time to update it?
Replies: 152
Views: 80811

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Hey, you ripped off my avatar!
by Michael Stride
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Concern for Integrity: No Prize Money for Winners
Replies: 4
Views: 2568

I have raced 'Pro' ever since I won an Am World event... I have dominated the middle and the bottom of the field for a few years. Last year I managed to get through a few rounds in Paris, to be drawn against Chris Hart. He fell in an earlier round, so pulled out, putting me in the prize money for th...
by Michael Stride
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Its a different shape and construction, with concave, .so no need for ugly foam pads. No wheel wells.In fact, looking at a Eurofighter its totally different in the flesh. Remarkably so. The tail has an ever so slight rear riser built in underneath, not to the flat level, so aesthetics are good, and ...
by Michael Stride
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Production Version Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

they look rather schweeeet, set up on the Octane deck in 'Octane Orange'.
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by Michael Stride
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...

MMMM, got some more decks for final testing....this is the orange one. Well that will be the Dutch market sewn up then! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/orangedeck.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/deck1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/download22.jpg...
by Michael Stride
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Production Version Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

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by Michael Stride
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Production Version Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

Production Version Pictures

Happy to say picture of the production version are ready, these are of the 'RAW' version, where the machining lines have been used as a 'feature'. You'll be able to order them with the sandblast matt finish too, at extra cost. Anodizing will be available in a few weeks. Things to note are that the a...
by Michael Stride
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New trucks for 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 23490

Tod, I asked the machinist whether we could put a hex in the head for you. The answer (of course) is yes..... BUT, whilst Id be more than happy to do custom sets for you, the machinist looked at me and said "tell your chum to put a nut in his tool and stick it". Whilst that may be a massive local in...