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2005 "TorsionCore" foam RoeRacing Decks

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:22 am
by Gareth Roe
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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="" target="_blank">RoeRacing Slalom Skateboards</a> for more information regarding pricing and availability. Order yours today!

<b>Got Carbon?</b>

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:27 am
by Karl Floitgraf
I'd like to know how these decks compare, in construction, look and preformance to the 2004 model foamcore decks.

Torsion Core

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:29 am
by Claude Regnier
Me 2!

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

What's the scoop? Eh!

Getting Carbon...

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:58 pm
by Martin Drayton
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!)


Whe Who!

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:37 am
by Claude Regnier
Congrats to the whole Family. You'll Love being a DAD, EH!

Congratulations on the secret weapon!

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:20 pm
by David Baker
Future racer in training?

New Torsion Core Unlimited.....Mmmmmm!

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:27 am
by Martin Drayton
Well, its here....
Just before mounting...

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

Heres the view I get...

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!

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:57 pm
by Christopher Bara
Isnt that little one a copy of the Turner Eurofighter shape?

sorry, couldnt resist

(but it is)

Very funny....

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:34 am
by Martin Drayton
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 ;)


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

green goonies on Roe

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

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!

Green for go!

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:04 pm
by Martin Drayton
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... every sense!

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:16 pm
by Martin Drayton
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!

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

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:26 am
by Martin Drayton
Well here it is, the Mark 3 version of my custom shape, shown next to the Mk2.
The original nose, a waisted body (I don't feel like I need width there) and a wide "fore-tail" before the cutaway.

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.
Props to Billy Bordy who had an awful lot to do with me getting to this shape.
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!
(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 ;))

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:00 am
by Justin Pannulla
Nice shape ya got there Martin!

Even better than I had hoped...

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:02 am
by Martin Drayton
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!

Martin's new board!

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:15 am
by Gareth Roe
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!

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:12 pm
by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric
We hope to see thoses babies in Europe next year !!!

ps : Martin, what duro do you use for grippins ?!


Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:16 pm
by Martin Drayton
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!

Martin's custom board

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:12 pm
by Bradley Elfman
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?

good luck on your lottery ticket!

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:27 pm
by Justin Pannulla
Thats funny how the 2 boards fit so nicely beside each other, i didnt really notice that at first.


Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:10 pm
by Martin Drayton
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!

Martin's custom Roes

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

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.

NEW Roe decks...

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:08 pm
by Martin Drayton
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".

(pic by Steven King)
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!!!)...

Brad, you will want one of these when they are available to the public!

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:17 pm
by Justin Pannulla
Wow, great pic!
The motion blur is fantastic, you seem to be hauling much ass!