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2011 Utah

Post by Thomas Zimmerman » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:55 am

Hey all...just barely starting to slalom. Long history of riding before now (dh, free-ride, dancing, commuting). Anyways, where is everybody riding? Anybody looking to "knock down some cones"-as I've seen it put elsewhere on the site-?

I also humbly submit that people put their UT sessions and events on here so we can keep track of it.
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Post by Curt Chapman » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:33 pm

Things will pick up a little more next month after the snow season dies down.

That being said I'd be up for an evening session, or possibly a weekend session.

I usually ride in the far south-western area of the Salt Lake valley, but many of my spots have been ruined due to new construction, so I'm open to new venues if anyone knows of any.....

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Post by Curt Chapman » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:26 pm

Thinking about a session this Saturday (Weather permitting...)

Anyone found any new cone-dodging spots?

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Post by Bob Harper » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:18 am

Hey Curt
I'd love to get there but I'm working week ends right now. If you ever can get this way Kevin and I have a killer spot. I just went and hit it yesterday. I'm feelin fast and back in control after my injury last summer. Plus I have some new toys to play with.
Can't wait to see you guys.
later Bob

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Post by Curt Chapman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:46 pm

My first session was a HUGE success!
Not really, but it was fun...
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Anyone up for an evening next week, or next Sunday?

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Slalom Park?

Post by Curt Chapman » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:55 pm

New slalom training ground? Whaddya think?
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There's been a lot of new interest over on that "other" skateboarding site.

Attempting to have a session in Herriman 4/16 in the evening (weather permitting.) If anyone is interested, PM me for directions.

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commin down soon

Post by Bob Harper » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:54 pm

I skated with Kevin the other day and we got talking about making a trip down your way.
So we need to make a plan to get the UPC crew together. I've got new toys for this season
and my leg is feeling much better so I'm stoked to sk8. Kevin invested ina Go Cam and wants to put together a vidio.
By the way Curt nice start ramp.
We'll see you soon
Let's plan a play date.
Later BOB

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Post by Curt Chapman » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:16 pm

Anyone interested in trying a slalom session on the Squaw Peak road in Provo Canyon?

Some of the UT DH crew are planning on hitting the road tomorrow (Some of whom are also interested in slalom.) Sounds like the gate is still closed, so we could hike up a ways from the gate and set cones...

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Re: Slalom Park?

Post by Martin Drayton » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:22 pm

Curt Chapman wrote:New slalom training ground? Whaddya think?
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There's been a lot of new interest over on that "other" skateboarding site.

Attempting to have a session in Herriman 4/16 in the evening (weather permitting.) If anyone is interested, PM me for directions.
Looks good, is that Herriman?

Sitting here watching another 4" of snow fall.... dammit. Paul Price just called me, snowed in at Snowbird!
On the good news front, I should have a new toy soon winging its way from the UK...a clue? Might have a lizard in the name... ;-)

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Post by Bob Harper » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:53 pm

Right on Martin
New toys are cool. I invested in some new toys myself.
And have been out 5 times this season.
So ha ha.
I need to ask my mommy if I can come to you house for a play date, so we can
share our new toys.
See Ya Soooooon.
Bob.

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Re: Slalom Park?

Post by Curt Chapman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:10 am

Martin Drayton wrote:Looks good, is that Herriman?

Sitting here watching another 4" of snow fall.... dammit. Paul Price just called me, snowed in at Snowbird!
On the good news front, I should have a new toy soon winging its way from the UK...a clue? Might have a lizard in the name... ;-)
That's in South Jordan (near Herriman.) It's a little park where I've never seen anyone actually drive on that road. We shouldn't have a problem throwing a bunch of cones on it, as it's not a well traveled area.

We need to take about 200 cones up to Squaw peak while it's still closed and set up a super-super-superGS...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KViM-972z0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AczCupfM184

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Post by Curt Chapman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:07 am

Anyone up for this weekend?

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weekend warriors come out and playeeeeay

Post by Bob Harper » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:40 pm

Hey UPC
i'd love to come down next weekend for a sess. I'd love to see everyone.
I do work till noon on week end and it takes about 2 hours to get there
from Logan. So it would have to bee set up for the afternoon to early evening.

Lets pool our heads and see what we can do

Later GP Wiggly

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Post by Curt Chapman » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:12 pm

I'm available Saturday, at some point... (After all the kiddies soccer games are over.

Sunday after aboot 5:00 PM.

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Re: weekend warriors come out and playeeeeay

Post by Curt Chapman » Tue May 10, 2011 5:09 pm

Bob Harper wrote:Hey UPC
i'd love to come down next weekend for a sess. I'd love to see everyone.
I do work till noon on week end and it takes about 2 hours to get there
from Logan. So it would have to bee set up for the afternoon to early evening.

Lets pool our heads and see what we can do

Later GP Wiggly
Hey Bob. So are you boyz going to head to the big city this weekend?

Saturday? Sunday?

Let us know so we can attempt to make plans...

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Post by Curt Chapman » Thu May 12, 2011 5:42 am

Looks like Sunday, somewhere in the Draper / South Jordan / West Jordan / Herriman area. Time and exact location to be determined. Anyone who would like some additional info, let me know.

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Post by Curt Chapman » Fri May 13, 2011 7:42 am

Slalom Session 5/14 - South Jordan. Around 4:30 - 5:00 PM.

If you'd like to go and don't have directions, PM me...

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Post by Curt Chapman » Sat May 14, 2011 2:58 pm

See you all around 4:30 today. If anyone else needs directions, message me. I'll have Chris's gear to pass out, so if you need pads or a helmet or or parts , etc. make sure to let me know.

Anyone who doesn't have directions make sure to let me know also...

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Post by Curt Chapman » Mon May 16, 2011 6:31 pm

Success!

(After the pavement dried out from the rain and the 'friggin sprinklers'. )
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And the photo of the day!
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Post by Thomas Zimmerman » Mon May 16, 2011 9:39 pm

That looks like an awesome spot. I've got a ton of free time now...somebody pick a time and lets get another session together.

Curt-I think I managed to pick up a splitfire too, so that should take my setup to the next level...thanks for the link.
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Post by Marcos Soulsby-Monroy » Wed May 18, 2011 4:39 pm

Looks like a awesome spot alright. So when is is the contest? :) Trish good to see your still skating out there.
As Luck would have it . . .

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Post by Curt Chapman » Wed May 18, 2011 8:55 pm

Anyone want to ride this weekend?

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Post by Thomas Zimmerman » Fri May 20, 2011 2:22 am

I'm down for this weekend. Saturday afternoon or Sunday anytime.
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Post by Curt Chapman » Sat May 21, 2011 2:47 am

Planning on a session 5/21 in the afternoon.

Where to skate?

Anyone out there got a new venue near SLC we could check out?

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Post by Curt Chapman » Sat May 21, 2011 6:40 am

OK... West Jordan it is. Beginning around 3:00 PM pm 5/21.

If you would like directions, PM me.

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Post by Curt Chapman » Sun May 22, 2011 4:50 am

We're thinking about another mellow session tomorrow 5/22, though it will probably be raining... As usual, PM me for directions.

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Post by Curt Chapman » Mon May 23, 2011 11:59 pm

Saturday was a success - had too much fun skating GS to take any photos.

We decided to try a session on Sunday also, and the rain Gods gave us a window of a couple of hours:
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Then the clouds / rain moved in...
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Post by Bob Harper » Tue May 24, 2011 5:23 pm

LOOKS LIKE UPC HAS BEEN WIGGELING
I'VE BEEN GETTING RAINED OUT EVERY TIME
LET'S SHOOT FOR THIS SUNDAY AFTER NOON AND DON'T
LET THE RAIN GODS KNOW ABOUT THE SESSION
THEY ARE NOT INVITED THIS TIME

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Post by Martin Drayton » Sun May 29, 2011 10:29 pm

Er...you might want to tell the Snow Gods too, we just had another couple of inches. Maybe we should be done wit it and all go ride Snowbird?

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Post by Curt Chapman » Mon May 30, 2011 5:26 am

Martin Drayton wrote:Er...you might want to tell the Snow Gods too, we just had another couple of inches. Maybe we should be done wit it and all go ride Snowbird?
Boo. You know as soon as I scrape the storage wax off, summer would show up...

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Post by Curt Chapman » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:24 am

Session being planned for 6/5 beginning around 4:00 or 5:00 PM near Heber City.

PM myself or Martin for directions or if you have questions.


Also planning on some lunchtime skating this week if anyone is interested.

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Re: 2011 Utah

Post by Curt Chapman » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:07 pm

Excelent session yesterday!
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Re: 2011 Utah

Post by Kevin Hornibrook » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:19 am

Thanks to all the skaters that showed up for a great session Sunday.
Martin and Paul set great courses and showed us the fastest most stylish way to get through them.
Skully built a sweet modular starting ramp, and hooked us up with a skaterbuilt deck, some steps for our starting ramp, and a couple of his home made hangers shims.
Special thanks to Nick for keeping us hydrated, I would have dried up and blown away w/o you.
Trish was ripping, and the slide/ downhill possee was in effect.
We even had a snowboard hall of famer make the scene ( nice to meet you Chris) !
Can't wait to do it again !!
Later skaters .
Kevin

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Re: 2011 Utah

Post by Martin Drayton » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:12 am

Don't be modest Kevin, you were rippin'...I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have to go to Worlds or Nationals one day, you'll scare the crap out of them!

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Re: 2011 Utah

Post by Curt Chapman » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:38 am

I'll probably ride Saturday or Sunday eveing.

Anyone interested, let me know.

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Re: 2011 Utah

Post by Curt Chapman » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:19 am

Newly paved parking lot in Murray tomorrow around 5:00 PM...

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Re: 2011 Utah

Post by Curt Chapman » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:40 pm

Pavement like buttahh...
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So, how do you set decent courses around a 90* bend?
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