[2011] Gints Gailitis memorial cup / Ripo Riga 18-19 June

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[2011] Gints Gailitis memorial cup / Ripo Riga 18-19 June

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon May 16, 2011 11:11 pm

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Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June, 2011

Gints Gailitis memorial cup (MAIN status) will be a two day slalom skateboarding event, second day will be a part of sports festival ‘’Ripo Riga’’ (something similar to ‘’Desaxe World ride’’ in Grenoble) with inline hockey, speed skating, inline slalom, street skateboarding, Paralympics basketball, orienteering, relays for families and other activities.

The main idea of the festival is to show these sports to public and promote active lifestyle for families. My father was one of the main promoters to make this happen – with his confederates they won support from city council in February, so they didn’t have much time till the beginning of the festival (that is why some things are still incomplete and late).’

HOTEL
There is a special offer from ‘’Days hotel Riga’’ http://www.dayshotelriga.com/ - I would recommend to all racers from abroad to stay there. This elegant city hotel is located on the main street of Riga, only 10 minutes from the old town.
The price for 1 night per person in double room (with breakfast) is 25euro. To use this offer please inform me (you can’t use the offer via their home page – I need to say them who and for how long is going to stay).

ROUGH SCHEDULE
Day 1 - Saturday: from 11:00 – 16:00
Day 2 - Sunday: from 10:00 – 18:00

PROGRAM
Day 1 – Giant slalom at biathlon centre "Priekuli (approx. 90km from Riga – there will be a shuttle bus from/to hotel).
The course will be on a slope (~8%), 50-60 cones, 2,0-6.0 m apart.
The course will be set in the moring of competition or the day before by locals + one racer from abroad.
Day 2 – Tight slalom and special slalom in Mezaparks as a part of ‘’Ripo Riga’’ festival.
I still need to confirm exact race place, but looks like it will be on flat.

REGISTRATION

There will be a combined registration for all sports and it will start during next week.
Entry fees:
OPEN: 30 euro
Women: 15 euro
Juniors: 10 euro


PRIZES
Right now looks like we will have money for top3 Overall OPEN:
1. 300euro
2. 200euro
3. 100euro
+ cups, medals, sponsor goodies for them and other podium finishers too.

There will be a special poster for the skateboarding, same with the list of sponsors till the end of the month.
More info on application form: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/ISSA/ ... 1-MAIN.pdf
The race will be organized by Latvian skateboarding federation.

If you have any questions, write me PM, e-mail me gustavsgailitis@inbox.lv or write me on Facebook.
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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:00 am

The registration is here - http://www.riporiga.lv/registration

The entry fee is 20,00 latvian Lats for OPEN racers for two days (approx. 28,50euro). You must pay to ''Ripo Riga'' account - (english is in italic, sorry I didn't made that page :D ) http://www.riporiga.lv/apmaksa
For juniors and ladies the entry fee is 10,00 lats for two days.

If you have any questions, please ask here, send PM or e-mail me - gustavsgailitis@inbox.lv

Current World champion, Viking Hadestrand is coming with his family so looks like this will be a great battle for the win ;)
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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:00 pm

Giant slalom results (best time from 3 runs):

1. Gustavs Gailitis 45.50
2. Mikael Hadestrand 45.95
3. Janis Kuzmins 45.97
4. Viking Hadestrand 46.52
5. Ferdinand Lindner 46.59
6. Remigijus Petrauskas 47.69
7. Fabian Laute 48.14
8. Sebastian Vorholter 48.44
9. Viktor Hadestrand 48.97
10. Jani Soderhall 49.25
11. Marks Kiselovs 50.23
12. Pelle Plast 50.49
13. Janis Jirgens 50.54
14. Edijs Jermacenko j 51.01
15. Frank Sommer 51.32
16. Armands Sausins 51.43
17. Edzus Konosonoks 51.54
18. Lienite Skaraine w 51.62
19. Martins Liepins 51.86
20. Aivars Karklins 52.85
21. Jonas Petrauskas 52.85
22. Valdis Sermols 53.25
23. Egons Papirtis 54.10
24. Arguts Skudrens 54.85
25. Toms Dreiblats j 55.31
26. Anna Gailite w j 56.14
27. Ondra Spade 56.39

About Sunday - if the weather allows we are hoping to start at 10:00 in Mezpark!
Be ready guys ;)

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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Miguel Marco » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:41 am

Way to go Gustavs! You rock!!! :D

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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:04 am

Thanks guys ;)

Yesterday we did tight qualifications and then rain came - we waited few hours and when it started to dry out, we did single lane hybrid (because only one side was dry), 2 runs each -
the fastest top5 guys were:
1) Viking Hadestrand SWE
2) Janis Kuzmins LAT
3) Mikael Hadestrand SWE
4) Marks Kiselovs LAT
5) Gustavs Gailītis LAT

After that we finished tight slalom finals. Top5:
1) Janis Kuzmins LAT
2) Mikael Hadestrand SWE
3) Viking Hadestrand SWE
4) Gustavs Gailitis LAT
5) Marks Kiselovs LAT

Huge THANK YOU for everybody who came to this race - you guys are fantastic ;)

Full results (pdf file) and pictures coming later in the evening ! ! !
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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Claude Regnier » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:34 am

Congratulations on the event. someday I will make it one of your races Gustav. Many of us would have liked to have been there to honor your father!!!! :)

Great racing everyone!!!!!
Many Happy Pumps!

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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Sj Kalliokoski » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:48 am

Here small shaky hand held shot video clip including some runs from race .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghRg8Y15mUg
And thanks for Gustavs&Co to setting up great race.
-pokkis
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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:50 am

GREAT VID!!!
And a great event!!! Good job, Gustavs!!!
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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Detlef Kuhlmann » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:11 pm

Will this take place again next year?

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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:16 pm

BIGGEST Thanx from me! well done,cant wait to get back over there. Thanx gustavs and all who make it possible! gs corse was amazing! love to you all!

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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:33 am

Thank you to everyone who participated - yes, the race will take place also next year (at least GS in Priekuli :D)

Due to problems with internet I will upload pictures only this evening (I have 6GB of them :D)
You can find full results on www.skateboardinfo.lv (pdf files).

Cheers!

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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:39 am

I was happy that riders came not only from different Latvia cities, but also from Lithuania, Finland, France, Sweden and of course Germany (even two groups :D)

As I explained to the riders, due to different problems with organization this time we put the accent that this was more ''Ripo Riga'' race not so much Gints Gailitis memorial cup. I must say THANK YOU to Jani Soderhall, Janis Jirgens, Valdis Sermols and his wife Madara for helping out ;)

For next year we have one year now to make the event even better, put bigger accent that this is a memorial race and I am 99% sure, that we will use the same GS hill also next year, just I need to find new place for HS and TS with better surface, maybe slope and with more spectators ! ! !

I guess this race was a good test before Euros - fast GS and TS/HS on flat - so I am sure that Hadestrands and Kuzmins will also rule the podium there ( I guess Duponts and Thiele think differently ;)

Once again - huge THANK YOU to all the guys that helped out ;)

GS pics - http://skateboardinfo.lv/?mod=22&galery_id=34
TS and HS pics - http://skateboardinfo.lv/?mod=22&galery_id=35
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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Rob Ashby » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:37 am

I looks like you had a good race Gustavs, Gints would have been proud.

I am sorry that the Brits were not able to get to the race but it fell on a weekend between our Hog Hill race and this weekends race, The Rush 2011 at Brands Hatch, for which I am the main organiser.
We look forward to racing at next years event.

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Re: Gints Gailitis memorial cup / ‘’Ripo Riga’’ 18-19 June,

Post by Gustavs Gailitis » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:21 am

Rob Ashby wrote:I looks like you had a good race Gustavs, Gints would have been proud.

I am sorry that the Brits were not able to get to the race but it fell on a weekend between our Hog Hill race and this weekends race, The Rush 2011 at Brands Hatch, for which I am the main organiser.
We look forward to racing at next years event.
Thanks ;) Looks like you had really nice races too and of course Brits are always welcome to come here to race & have a beer next year!
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