[2003][Paris] Participation

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[2003][Paris] Participation

Post by Jani Soderhall » Sat May 10, 2003 5:08 pm

The list of participants is growing steadily. An estimate the other day, counting also some not yet signed up, gave us approximately 60 skaters, which should provide for a nice race.

Here's a listing updated as of a few days ago. Am and Pro mixed.


USA:

John Gilmour
Kenny Mollica
Bruce Brewington
Vlad Popov

Italy:

Luca Giammarco, World Record Holder 100 cones
Gianluca Ferrero


France:

Dieter Fleischer
Jean-Paul Alavoine
Pierre Samray
Frederic Reveillard
Alexandre Bagnoï
Gauthier Dekyndt
Jonathan Delval
Craig Deltour
Vincent Berruchon
Antoine Hennebo
David Rudnianski
Stéphane Glaize
Jean-Sébastian Dennebouy
+ and a few more locals


Sweden:

Jani Söderhäll
Hans "Corky" Koraeus
Marcus Seyffarth
Pelle Gustafsson
+ one


Germany:

Chris Eggers
Jürgen Kreis
Ulli Schönborn


UK:

Paul Price, World Champion 2002 - Am
Simon Levene
Michael Stride
Sam Gordon
David O'Connor
Edwin Brockman
Jim McDonnell


Switzerland:

Chris Hart
Raffael Schaffner
Samy Cantieni
Andreas Pfander
Yvon Labarthe
(Chris is bringing a team of 8 Airflow riderz!)
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Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu May 15, 2003 8:03 pm

Yes, we finally got Luca up on a board again. He definitely hasn't practised much but he's keen to give it a try.

Expect some thrilling races in the Pro class!

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Post by Vlad Popov » Thu May 15, 2003 8:06 pm

Luca's coming?..Is it better to return my tickets or skate in AM class?

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Post by Simon Levene » Fri May 16, 2003 1:00 am

Jani - Hadn't realised that I'd entered Paris. But since you've got me down, I'll come along. Do I have to bother with the online entry, or not?

Vlad - Were you expecting to come and just win the Pro races? Fnar!

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Post by Vlad Popov » Fri May 16, 2003 1:16 am

Ney, not this year. But I’m happy that Luca and you are coming, and I will try to ourbrake you in the first corner and have flawless shifts and higher speed on the finish straightaway!

See you there.


Go team US! That's us.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Fri May 16, 2003 11:32 am

If you sign up in advance it gives the organizers a chance to reduce the workload on the day. Time is short in the morning and if you've signed up on the web you don't need to fill out a new form when you arrive in the morning. However you still need to sign it and pay and get your stuff.

If you are not there Saturday morning before 10.30 you will not be able to enter the Saturday race, so be there early!

Also there are two simulataneuos events, skateboard and rollerskate, but only one soundsystem, so if we start on time, we are sure to have the soundsystem for us also during the qualification.

PS. Simon, as for you signing up, I have inside information on you. We're glad you're coming.

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Post by John Gilmour » Fri May 16, 2003 12:11 pm

Some fast names I would like to see- just to be bumped further down.

Joesph Stevka - Czech Republic (fastest Chzech)cuts super close to the cones
Matsukevich- Russia (fastest Russian)
Daniel Ridoli- Switerland (all of these Swiss were super fast)slalom Technican
Andres Sidler- Switerland- swiss power
Santi Diaz- Switerland- Mr. Clean run.
Paulo Gatti- Italy (Fastest Italian?)
Jose De Matos- France (top rider for France)King of the super offset- essentially Immune to O'Shei offsets.

All of these people seemed to often place just under Luca. And almost all of them consistently placed higher than I did and motivated me to try to get better. I know Andi Sidler gave up. But what of Dematos- where is he to defend his country?

From the list it looks like Luca and Levene are going to be the ones to beat from the Old guard but where is the rest of the top slalomers- at a time where they really can race the Old Pros from the magazines?

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Fri May 16, 2003 5:06 pm

Somebody saw two extremely fast slalomers practising on the Trocadero the other day while I was busy working.

Any guesses?

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Post by John Gilmour » Sat May 17, 2003 6:02 pm

hmmm Jani was working- so there goes my first guess.

JDM? and GL?

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Post by Claude Regnier » Sat May 17, 2003 7:13 pm

I don't know but I am sure going to miss not being able to attend.

I hope more from this side attend and show some World support for the sport of Slalom racing.

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Post by Simon Levene » Mon May 19, 2003 7:43 pm

Hey John! Don't stick me up for a win. What about Jani? I reckon he's fast enough for a win. What about you and what about Kenny?

Jani - what inside info have you got on me?

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Mon May 19, 2003 8:43 pm

Neither of the two fast slalomers the other day was José de Matos. The other one however was Jean-Paul Alavoine.

Sounds good in a way, like that we have yet another fast local entering!

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Post by Simon Levene » Mon May 19, 2003 9:02 pm

Jani - Is full safety gear compulsory, or is a helmet good enough?

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Tue May 20, 2003 2:45 pm

Knee- & Elbowpads & Helmet are compulsory. Wristguards or gloves recommended.

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Post by Simon Levene » Tue May 20, 2003 10:03 pm

Damn! Just more useless stuff to carry.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu May 22, 2003 5:12 pm

Wow, with John Gilmour, Corky, Vlad, Dan Gesmer, 1000 cones, >300 wheels, more trucks than is reasonable for any small town and other equipment all over my office it no longer looks like an office...

Luckily they're all off for an afternoon, early evening session at the Trocadero, so I can get a minute to check out the forum.

See you all Saturday!

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Post by Chris Eggers » Thu May 22, 2003 5:30 pm

hey Jani whats the weather like?

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu May 22, 2003 6:19 pm

It is OK right now. It is cloudy, but no rain. It might rain on Saturday, but Sunday should be OK.

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