Team Virage "Flow"

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Team Virage "Flow"

Post by Michael Stride » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:08 pm

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 liable to put Virage into disrepute, I'll just have to ignore it I guess.
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Post by Larry Schild » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:20 am

Wow! And I thought I worked hard to lower the bar!
This sounds like my kind of team!

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:49 am

Team has a "me", it also has an "eat".

Congrats boys! Quite an eclectic team you are putting together Michael.

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Post by Jeff Goad » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:05 pm

what, no meat?
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:12 pm

Yeeea! I think they are a bit to skinny.
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Post by Rick Floyd » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:25 am

Of course, being Brit, there is "TEA" in it as well...they make tea out of mushrooms don't they????
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Post by Sam Gordon » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:51 pm

Just hold on a goddam second...

Isn't Pelle the chap who forgot his flight departure time at the GOG race, thinking 16:00 meant 6pm?
Isn't Pelle's best Giant Slalom result recorded when all he wore was a lime mankini?
Doesn't Pelle gauge his tan from the 'commonly requested hardwods' colour scale?
Isn't Pelle the only chap in the World with an 'I beat you Sam' T-Shirt?

Here's a shot of the bloke when he landed backwards on all fours in Latvia having taken a wrong door in the plane trying to join the 'Mile High Club:'

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Resilient to say the least.

Now I know where I belong in the scheme of things.

Pass the HP Sauce!


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Post by Robert Gaisek » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:08 pm

That looks like a great toestopper on that board.
It´s backwards but WTH.
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Post by Michael Stride » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:29 pm

Good luck to Sam and Pelle at the Swiss tunnel race!

here is the team photo:

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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:48 pm

Is that called "black" humor?

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;)

Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:58 pm

it´s spookey!!!

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:51 pm

This is a picture with the clothes on.

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hard....

Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:36 am

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Post by Cat Young » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:03 am

That's funny Michael!

Have fun everyone at the Tunnel race!
Take care of our little US baby.... JBH!!!!
Don't get him into too much trouble!

Ramon....... I know what you'll be eating for breakfast!

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Post by Michael Stride » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:06 pm

By turning up the contrast I have found what the picture actually looks like.Image
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Post by Michael Stride » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:29 pm

Congrats to Birthday Boy Sam Gordon on his victory on Virages at the Hove Turn and Burn!!!

We may just have to do blue ones in his honour!
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boyyyy

Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:40 pm

congrats flow-friend hugs pelleplast

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Post by Cat Young » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:50 am

Happy F'n birthday chap!
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New Team Manager

Post by Michael Stride » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:04 pm

Now with time on his hands and a supermodel on each arm we have just found a new manager Flavio Briatore.
he's well known for having the highest standards of sportsmanship, and all the rumors of using illegal electronics at Bennoton, poaching Schumacher from Jordan, and organising crashes to help his races are patently untrue.

So if you see either Sam or Pelle fall after having things whispered in their ears its purely a co-incidence.

Here he is just after being informed about his new position as team manager:

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And after Pelle whispered in his ear:

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Post by Michael Stride » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:33 am

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.
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new riders?

Post by Louis Selby » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:40 pm

A Brazilian rider eh? I think I hope I know who it is. I mean, I know who i think i hope it is. No no, thats not right. I think I may know who it is and I hope i'm right in thinking that it is who I think it is.
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:18 pm

Huh?
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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:44 am

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 soon as possible.

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Bruno

Post by Louis Selby » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:56 pm

Congratulations Bruno! Michael couldn't have picked a better rider to sponsor! Now all you've got to do is stop skating miniramp and kick some ass racing slalom.
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Re: Bruno

Post by Pierre Hazera » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:55 pm

are you looking for french riders who ride leopard skin Creepers SHOES ?

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Post by Thiago Gardenal » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:18 pm

Congrats Bruno my brother.

Next year we are in Europa.

Cheers,
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Post by Márcio Benevides » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:25 pm

What a nice team member you got Stride... Bruno is a good fellow and an amazing slalom rider!!
Congrats to both of you!!

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Post by Michael Stride » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:29 pm

Brunos trucks are now in Brazil!

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

Watch out Brazil!
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;)

Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:13 pm

welkome bruno!!

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Post by Michael Stride » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:29 pm

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 year for 'The Farm'. I'm really pleased that this return to slalom and racing is on Virages and Virage Vites!

Here he is racing in the Boarder Cross at Paso Robles a few years ago.
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Congrats TK!

Post by T Whalen » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:59 am

The buzz is already starting for Farm 10!

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:36 am

It's about freakin time!

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Post by Sam Gordon » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:25 pm

Ding dang dong! With these two skaters, suddenly the team gets serious.

Welcome to Bruno and TK, our new transcontinental ballistic missiles.


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Post by Philip Bond » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:54 pm

Hey Mike, with all these superstars in the team don't you think it's time to sponsor a late 40's rookie in his first full year of competition in Australia?? Have the trucks, just need the T shirt.

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That's me nearest the camera, being Grumpy, and losing to Paul Carey, King of Cones.
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Post by Philip Bond » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:10 am

I'll take that as a NO! then.
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Post by Michael Stride » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:36 pm

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!

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Post by Philip Bond » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:19 pm

I am hoping to rectify the losing part this year, with Virage and Vite I am hoping to become a skateboarder of Grande Vitesse, if not I am gonna have a whole lotta fun. Will wear the shirt with pride. Thanks Mike.
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Post by Philip Bond » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:09 am

Do you have extra elephant size??
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:36 am

Hey.......don´t even think about it!
The Fat Bastards of Gothenburg have the only worldwide-exclusive of shirts in that size.

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Post by Philip Bond » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:47 am

Wow, have I applied to the wrong team then?? Maybe you could send me a team shirt in that case??
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:58 am

How fat are you?
How fast are you?
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Post by Philip Bond » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:08 am

120kg and slower than a Super Trooper but faster than Fernando or Chiquitica, and seeing as The Name of the Game is, The Winner Takes it All i guess you should Gimme, Gimme, Gimme as I Have A Dream , you will, Take a Chance on Me. So I Say Lay 'your threads' on Me, and I will say Thank you for the T shirt.
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:25 am

WOW! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

We will not snitch you from Mr Stride, but when we have some shirts ready I will send you one.

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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:12 pm

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?

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Post by Robert Gaisek » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 pm

I´ll see what I can do. Maybe a Hog Hill-swap?

(...or do you mean team-members?)
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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:11 pm

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.

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Post by Philip Bond » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:20 am

Thanks Mike, will wear with pride at first comp. of the year in March.
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Post by Philip Bond » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:31 am

Mike check this manufacturer out for pants on E Bay. calal383 . I can just see Sam and Pelle in Harlequin pants.
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Post by Robert Gaisek » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:44 pm

I LIKE IT!!!

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Post by Philip Bond » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:54 am

Is that ghostly or ghastly, i'm not quite sure.
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