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by Michael Stride
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Sounds great Phillip. Well done. Thanks for showing them to the others, wish I'd been there!
by Michael Stride
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage 'Vice' footblock
Replies: 1
Views: 2461

The V2 Virage Vites are here...rounded corners and sandblast finish....
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by Michael Stride
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Ramon...
The Virage Vittesse wil be ready when we have a design that adds something to whats on offer at the moment, seems like everyone and their dog have DH trucks in their line up.
by Michael Stride
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Great find Cyril. Was it tucked behind 'Euroboy', Sams magzine of choice?

We already have a magazine:

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by Michael Stride
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Blimey, It didnt arrive that quick did it!

mmmmm harlequin pants.
by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: England
Topic: X in the City: 22-24th October 2010 [Cancelled]
Replies: 11
Views: 7234

Here is the venue, this time with Cones....(and an F1 car!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RkfWYxgfU0

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by Michael Stride
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: England
Topic: X in the City: 22-24th October 2010 [Cancelled]
Replies: 11
Views: 7234

Yeah Baby. Lets start the 'what will the weather be like?' conversation now!
by Michael Stride
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Robs, email me your address and size and I'll send one to you in the morning. I think its so much cooler to wear other teams shirts. Will you do shirts for men? I am thinking we may have to get trousers made after watching the Norwegian Curling team in Vancouver. http://www.chroniclejournal.com/incl...
by Michael Stride
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Our T shirts are here! Team members will get them when I get the footblocks in very soon. Robert, I'll swap! How about 1 of mine for two of yours, its called an exchange rate..... Phillips one will be in the post to Oz, just in time for winter. Thanks Donald! Someone said he made nice trucks too? ht...
by Michael Stride
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Phillip, sorry, didnt see you 'application'....!


I love the idea of applying by showing a picture of you losing!


The new Virage T shirst are on their way, and I will happily send one to you!

Michael.
by Michael Stride
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage Vice footblock released!
Replies: 4
Views: 3427

Thanks Sam! and Robert!

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by Michael Stride
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Hardware & Bushings
Topic: Virage 'vice' footblock
Replies: 1
Views: 2404

Virage 'vice' footblock

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by Michael Stride
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Any skaters in Nottingham?
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

ukslalomskateboarding.com

the calender is being sorted right now.
by Michael Stride
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Any skaters in Nottingham?
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Sorry to not have seen this earlier. Try the lushlongboards.com forum or longboard-sessions.co.uk you might be able to hook up with others on there? I know there are a few longboarders up there. On a side note. Nottingham Uni used to be known for having the highest ratio of women to men at Universit...
by Michael Stride
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage 'Vice' footblock
Replies: 1
Views: 2461

Virage 'Vice' footblock

Ok, so Vice means something different in French, the Yanks spell it 'Vise' but hey ho these are made in England form the cylinders left over from the machining of the Vite hanger. (bottom pic). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/image001.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride...
by Michael Stride
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Ooooooo its allk looking rather good for the Vite. The initial reviews in Seatle for LDP have been excellent and I know its looking good for slalom too of course. So good to see them being treasured! Here is a short clip of the Vite hanger being milled , must apologise as I only had my phone and I h...
by Michael Stride
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

New Year, new team member! I'd like to welcome Terence Kirby, (AKA 'TK') to the gang. For those that may not know him TK was at the forefront of the resurgence of slalom and is a hard, fast racer on the east coast of the U.S.A. He took a sabbatical from racing for his family, and is returning this y...
by Michael Stride
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage ordering information
Replies: 8
Views: 5498

We are already on to our second run of Virage Vite front tight slalom trucks....AND for 2010 we now have two re-sellers in the US. I want to thank all the early adopters! For slalom models our good friends at http://www.sk8kings.com will have the Virage Slalom models and the new Vite front slalom tr...
by Michael Stride
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Brunos trucks are now in Brazil!

Whoooo hoooooo, these are guaranteed tio improve your speed by 300000% .

Watch out Brazil!
by Michael Stride
Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Cheers Phillip, your parcel went out today, look out for the orange bag!

Ive also sent out trucks to the U.S., Brazil, Sweden, France and the UK. It has to be dry somewhere?

Cant wait for you to get them and give them a go.
by Michael Stride
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

I thought Id show a little of the process of making the Virages and Vites, if your interested.... Here is the jig that holds the billet in place for the hangers, simply put we drill the axle holes into the billet then mount it firmly into this gig clamp to place into the milling machine: http://img....
by Michael Stride
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Dont forget the spherical in the hanger!

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by Michael Stride
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Pelle. They look even nicer on podiums. Yours should be with you around Christmas. And the Lazer influence is there, we have taken Bennett angles and Lazer style, with Virage quality and axles. The Vite will be a nice ride! Marcus, thanks for the compliment! Means a lot. You'll love the gold version...
by Michael Stride
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 19735

We have something rather special in the works.

the fibreglass decks may appear for spring 2010.

Want to buy some trucks?
by Michael Stride
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Happy to welcome the blazing Brazilian, Bruno Oliveira to team Virage 'Flow'. Well known for his smiling attitude and McDonalds 'Hamburgler' impressions Bruno will be a fine addition to the team joining Sam Gordon and Pelle. (Not Pele the footballer). We'll be sending him some Virages and a Vite as ...
by Michael Stride
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage ordering information
Replies: 8
Views: 5498

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1rwzHWJoJ0

Here is Sam riding the Vite in Hyde Park.
by Michael Stride
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage ordering information
Replies: 8
Views: 5498

We already have a rear! The Virage Slalom...designed to match the front Virage but will work well with the Vite. Same axles... http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=virage http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/V/i/V...
by Michael Stride
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage ordering information
Replies: 8
Views: 5498

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVqQqZa3u4I

I've done a little youtube video so you can get a better idea on how these puppies look, and work.
by Michael Stride
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Team Virage "Flow"
Replies: 66
Views: 33967

Stand by your bunks team members! Virage Vites on their way to you. (Both)

Also, for 2010 I hope to announce a Brazilian team member.

Any ideas who we might approach as a U.S. Rider?

Applications accepted. Must have the elocution of Sam Gordon, and the haircut of Pelle.
by Michael Stride
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: Virage ordering information
Replies: 8
Views: 5498

Virage ordering information

At last, we are able to take orders for the new Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck. 90mm, pre-wedged and risered. Spehrical, 8mm lh/rh axles....£99... pm to order, will be put on www.octanesport.com on Sunday. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/viteforvictory.jpg http://img.photobuc...
by Michael Stride
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

More views, there will be Virage branding on some of the faces,: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/viragebase4.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/viragebase5.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/vitebase1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/v...
by Michael Stride
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Picking up the new, hopefully final pre-prods later;
sneak preview:
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by Michael Stride
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 5
Views: 3453

Great. I'll let Johnny X know.
by Michael Stride
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

You can buy either the baseplate, or the hanger.

Or both.

There are distinct advantages to using the complete trucks as the benefits of not have a massive riser tower are big.

The prices of the hanger and baseplate will differ, its looking like the baseplate will be cheaper than the hanger.
by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: cone specs
Replies: 48
Views: 34087

Can you hear them counting out loud?
Not in dual races, no.
by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 33267

I believe barge gates with a delay on the second run equal to the TD, like in WC snowboard dual-course racing, are the ticket. Prob only for big race because of the equipment and cost, but we ARE talking about making the sport grow, so thought I'd throw it out there. That would be nice. I enjoyed t...
by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: 2010 Rules alteration: 9.2 Starting Ramp
Replies: 81
Views: 33267

• Be placed no closer than 4m from the 1st cone in the course. I feel it can be closer in many cases. • Provide hand-holds for the racer to pull on for propulsion from the start We thought long and hard about that aspect of the Octane ramps. And decided on a straight pole that is easily grasped, as ...
by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: steal and fake a product
Replies: 31
Views: 19537

Its spelt V I A G R A.

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by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: steal and fake a product
Replies: 31
Views: 19537

Sorry Fabian its just my little joke.

I will use any vowels I have left over and send them to the Czech Republic. They need some more than I do.
by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: steal and fake a product
Replies: 31
Views: 19537

Miraslav wrote: That’s why people here started to be a little pissed off. They saved up money to buy expensive truck, that wasn’t available so they had no other option but to keep using their inappropriate equipment You have a choice. You can buy the GOG front hanger system as well. You can buy Radi...
by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: steal and fake a product
Replies: 31
Views: 19537

Thats all here is the normal evolution.
Peter, shall I explain the difference between 'evolution' and 'cloning'.

Perhaps 'borrowing' and 'stealing' might be easier concepts for you to grasp.
by Michael Stride
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Thanks Pelle...dont worry as a Team Member you will get a set as soon as we make the production version. Talking of which Sams photo clearly shows the baseplate, the production version has more curves there to match the hanger and Bennett too. Also the hanger will look a little 'softer' with Vite br...
by Michael Stride
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Mr Harms, new day, fresh ideas! I'm loving your idea of calling the nut feature 'an English Channel'. Id like to use that if I may. And if and when someone copies it we can all refer to it as an English Channel. Cool! I had a few requests for close ups of the hanger, remember its being fettled, but ...
by Michael Stride
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

do you have an idea of the retail price?
Oh, I thought Id make one. Send it to the Czech Republic and buy them from there myself. ;-)
by Michael Stride
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Correct, sorry very fatigay!

(joke)

Thanks!
by Michael Stride
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Le Manche? (the 'sleeve') what the French call the Channel. How about the 'Rad Pitt'??? Its amazing how well that channel really allows for a tight and secure fit. I know its a small improvement but like in Formula 1 every little bit helps.... We had to have a thicker baseplate there to utilise a si...
by Michael Stride
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

More pics , we have a few little tweaks and fettling to do (mainly cosmetic to thge baseplate to help is visually match the hanger better, and a small mod to the hanger)...hopefully ready to take orders next week. The little 'trough' or channel for the mounting nuts works really well. And allows for...
by Michael Stride
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Virage
Topic: New Virage 'Vite' front quick turning truck
Replies: 73
Views: 63227

Thanks for your interest, the 3d renderings don't quite show how gullwing the hangers are, nor the bushing seat.

These might help a little? not finals, but not far off.

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by Michael Stride
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: G.O.G. Trucks
Topic: steal and fake a product
Replies: 31
Views: 19537

Thanks Rob. Here is your change:

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