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2005 "TorsionCore" foam RoeRacing Decks

Post by Gareth Roe » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:22 am

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<B>The drought is officially over!</B>
We are pleased to introduce the first of our new line-up for 2005. The RoeRacing <b><I>TorsionCore</I></B> series of high performance slalom racing boards have arrived!

Please visit <a href="http://www.roeslalom.com" target="_blank">RoeRacing Slalom Skateboards</a> for more information regarding pricing and availability. Order yours today!

<b>Got Carbon?</b>

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:27 am

I'd like to know how these decks compare, in construction, look and preformance to the 2004 model foamcore decks.
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Torsion Core

Post by Claude Regnier » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:29 am

Me 2!

As I just set-up my 2002 Bottle Rocket to aid my injured Ankle.

What's the scoop? Eh!
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Getting Carbon...

Post by Martin Drayton » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:58 pm

Super excited, just ordered my new Torsion Cores!!! An Unlimited to fill the hole in my quiver around 20-21" wheelbase and my own shape TS board... I will be ready for |Morro this time!
I am also bringing a secret weapon (currently weighing in at 3 lbs!)
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Whe Who!

Post by Claude Regnier » Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:37 am

Congrats to the whole Family. You'll Love being a DAD, EH!
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Congratulations on the secret weapon!

Post by David Baker » Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:20 pm

Future racer in training?

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New Torsion Core Unlimited.....Mmmmmm!

Post by Martin Drayton » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:27 am

Well, its here....
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Just before mounting...

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Here it is fitting nicely between my custom 34" and TS shapes(both Perf.Series).

Heres the view I get...
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Its raining at the moment, so the test ride won't be for a couple of days...ITS DRIVING ME NUTS! its so beautifully finished, it HAS to ride like a dream!

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Post by Christopher Bara » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:57 pm

Isnt that little one a copy of the Turner Eurofighter shape?

sorry, couldnt resist


(but it is)

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Very funny....

Post by Martin Drayton » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:34 am

Almost...But the tail is much wider, think of it as the bastard offspring of a night of passion between a Eurofighter and a Crossfire!
Guess I could call it the Eurofire or Crossfighter...but not the Crossdresser ;)

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Here they are in a post-coital shot basking in the Antibes sun last September...
Wait till you see their next child!

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green goonies on Roe

Post by Bradley Elfman » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:43 am

Martin,

In the pictures you posted, u have green goonies on your Roes. I'm curious as to what green guys u have on what deck (and why) and whether u use these in races. I'm setting up my 1st Roe and have lots of green guys sitting around looking 4 a home. cute kid!

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Green for go!

Post by Martin Drayton » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:04 pm

Hi Brad,
I have been using mostly Grippins for TS and Slalom. Partly because I love the feel of the Abec urethane but also because I wanted narrower trucks, couldn't afford any, so went for centreset wheels. Now, i just love them! I haven't ridden Manx, but they obviously work and 3DM's do get put on my boards from time to time depending what I have lying around. Rumours of a new Avalon-replacement abound...I would definately try that!
The big board is shod with Gumballs which I find more nimble than Avilas.
Hope that answers your green question...

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Unlimited...in every sense!

Post by Martin Drayton » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:16 pm

Getting my Torsion core Unlimited dialled in now...I LOVE IT! The board is unbelievably light, super responsive due to the torsional stiffness and due to the higher camber...really lively!
I have a wedged Indy 101 (temporarily) on the front and a flat SplitFire 107 on the back, but I realised that I like a narrower rear than front and this will be rectified when my new Dragonslayers arrive. The rear truck makes the wheels grips like poo to a blanket and took no time at all to get used to. Personally I am much happier tightening or loosening a lock nut than playing around with different bushings everytime I want a slight adjustment or change which course I'm riding.
Sadly its created so much stir at our slalom sessions that everyone wants a go and I don't get to ride it as much as I'd like!
The board is a quiver-killer and is as happy in 6ft straight as it is in Hybrid courses. Now looking forward to my TC for TS...Mmmmm!

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Here it is....A Custom Torsion Core for TS.

Post by Martin Drayton » Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:26 am

Well here it is, the Mark 3 version of my custom shape, shown next to the Mk2.
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The original nose, a waisted body (I don't feel like I need width there) and a wide "fore-tail" before the cutaway.

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Here it is before my DragonSlayers arrived...

The wide section is where my rear foot seems to want to hang out and the cutaway is more for weight saving/style than wheel rub.
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Props to Billy Bordy who had an awful lot to do with me getting to this shape.
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It is rediculously light and super snappy. I have used rubber shock pads to deal with the vibration issues inherent with all current design foam core boards.
Gareth and Steve did an incredible job with this board, it is the sexiest thing I have ever seen on wheels!!!


It has Dragonslayers on it, spaced out slightly for stability and Grippins.
Tomorrow it gets ridden and at Morro Bay it gets bloody!

Here is the Morro quiver....Mmmmmm!
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(As you can see the real reason for the TS boards' shape is so that it fits right up against the Unlimited in my luggage when I travel ;))

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Post by Justin Pannulla » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:00 am

Nice shape ya got there Martin!
"I like symmetry and geometric shapes"
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"I wanted my head to appear small, and the easiest way to do that was to make my body bigger."

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Even better than I had hoped...

Post by Martin Drayton » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:02 am

Thanks Justin...I rode some varied TS courses today and it rocked! It rides even better than it looks. After many years of riding, I have got to a board that felt as if it was part of me from the first moment I rode it...Every nasty feature I could put in a TS course, it just gobbled up.

It was incredibly responsive, felt super stable AND at the same time super nimble. I am so looking forward to riding a TS course that someone else has put up.

Gareth, I owe you a large beer! Jeez, I've been walking around with a grin since I finished my first run on it today!

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Martin's new board!

Post by Gareth Roe » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:15 am

Martin-
I am so glad you like the deck! It sure looks functional. Wide only where it needs to be. I forgot to weigh it before it was shipped, but it was SUPER light. Its amazing what can be done with foam and carbon fiber. :-) Has to be one of the lightest boards to ever come out of the RoeRacing shop!

Wait until you see the other new boards we are bringing to Morro Bay. (oops - wasn't suppose to say anything about those!) See you in a couple of days!

Take care!
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Post by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric » Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:12 pm

We hope to see thoses babies in Europe next year !!!


ps : Martin, what duro do you use for grippins ?!
Podium or pavement... but PAVEL !

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Wheels...

Post by Martin Drayton » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:16 pm

Hi there,
It depends on the surface, but I have found with Grippins that you can go much harder and STILL have great grip.
When the surface is good 92/84, really good 92/88, average 88 or 84/81.

At present I will have to win the Lottery to meet up with you in Europe!

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Martin's custom board

Post by Bradley Elfman » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:12 pm

I've gotten confused. which board is which and what are the specs on your new custom board. is it the unlimited and isn't the Wb a little long for TS?

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Post by Justin Pannulla » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:27 pm

Thats funny how the 2 boards fit so nicely beside each other, i didnt really notice that at first.
"I like symmetry and geometric shapes"
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Specs...

Post by Martin Drayton » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:10 pm

Hi Brad,
The boards are ...left to right:
1) My custom TS board 29.2", 18-19" wheelbase, 7.75" wide (Torsion Core).
2) Unlimited Torsion Core 30"
3) My custom GS board 34", 23-24" wheelbase, 8" wide (Performance Series).

...and I love them all!

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Post by Bradley Elfman » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:20 am

Martin,

The dimensions sound perfect for TS and GS with the Unlimited for hybrid, but I would have thought you would want a wider board for GS. With such a narrow board, the wheels would extend out from the board, even with Grippins.

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NEW Roe decks...

Post by Martin Drayton » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:08 pm

Hi Brad, I just guessed at the width, its actually closer to 9"...But whats an extra inch between friends ;)

And having just got back from Morro with a good result, I guess that Mk.3 shape was the ticket..It felt SO good!

As for the new boards that Gareth hinted at...I rode a new Molded Foam SlingBlade in the Slalom event which was 32" with wheelbases at 21.5, 22 & 22.5".

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I wish I had had time to get used to it/put foam on the top etc...But, it was rediculously light and super agile I WANT ONE!
Here you can see the same one in the arms of Adam Schwippert (now covered in signatures!!!)...
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Brad, you will want one of these when they are available to the public!

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Post by Justin Pannulla » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:17 pm

Wow, great pic!
The motion blur is fantastic, you seem to be hauling much ass!
"I like symmetry and geometric shapes"
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"I wanted my head to appear small, and the easiest way to do that was to make my body bigger."

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