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retro racer



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Vintage Slalom Whisper Reply with quote

Hey Guys,
i have heard along the grapevine there may be some vintage/old school slalom events for the future 2013.
What do you guys think?
70,s 80,s or repops?
Show us your vintage slalom set ups guys?
I would be keen for this as well.
cheers
skinny
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bernie



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We give the old stuff a run at Canberra.

Not sure if I can still get this past scrutineering, since I updated the deck!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks kool Bernie, what are the trucks?
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MARK WINFER



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sloppers, slowckers, slackers, slippers, shockers, just kidding Bernie tell him,
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unobtainiums from the makers of Independent ----- Ermico

Strokers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah Vintage class would be some fun.

We need to get another session at Allawah as soon as this weather cools down a bit.

Make it a Vintage Slalom day where anyone can rock up but the emphasis put on classic gear rather than tech wars.
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retro racer



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Fitz,
i spoke to bernie and i have sent scotty t a pm for a contact for a chat to get some idea,s etc.
Lets do it and come up with a formula. I know some old school bmxer,s who would be really keen for this as long as the course is not to hard for the palookas.

Starting to restore an old sunski today. Very Happy
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Scotty T



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff, here's my old school setup as I rode it last time for the 100 cone challenge:



I don't think we could penalise you for making a deck from a flat hunk of solid wood Bernie Wink

If I came up with some dodgy proposals for rules off the top of my head:

- ride anything that's true old school whether repop or OG
- repop means replica of something made back in the day
- cone penalties if you have repop stuff, for trucks, wheels and deck only
- no deck penalty if the deck has no advantage (ie faithful repop using period correct technology eg OSR's decks and Bernie's plank)
- period is pre 1980 (slalom was dead by then)
- ride a pre 1980 pool board if you want and tic tac Smile
- ride OG trucks wheels and deck and you get a reverse cone penalty

40 cones in a straight line at 6 feet means anyone can try and make it if they can steer a skateboard.

Style points (reverse cone penalties) should come into it, competitors may appeal for presentation style and judges can add for style during racing. Just some ideas.

It's all about having fun for me and riding relics of the past so that's where my thoughts on a format are coming from.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lining up for trucks for mounting, o.g. nos logan earth ski slalom ,
nos chicago truck's with pro-am wheels with open bearings...
should be an interesting ride... Laughing

vintage ..


Tony Alva nearly beat Henry Hester on a solid wood Logan deck at the 1976 Carlsbad Hang Ten World Slalom Championships. If you haven't seen the footage of this race, check out the 2 slalom heats in these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiN84fox5lw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuP9H1rbBYA

Tony Alva rode a standard Logan deck at the race above, after this race Logan did then offer a specific slalom model..... Cool


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Scotty T



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

open bearings = bonus points Smile
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Scotty T



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow looks like Santa Cruz 40 year models came just in time for this:

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bernie



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Deck......almost looks like the advert, and ply decks were available late 70's, so that should be a tick each for the truck and deck!
I also have some vintage wheels, does anyone know where to get the cones and balls for the open bearings?????


I think we should also have a Penny class run over the same sort of course.
Standard 22" Penny or 27" Nickel board, only mod allowed is the bushings.
That would give a true entry level competition, that would re-activate slalom for the next generation.
Penny has already helped us with a race.
Besides a new Penny is heaps better than the old "rattle traps" and Condor's that we are looking at here!
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MARK WINFER



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know Bernie could be fun watching wheel nuts coming off,

could have a longest axle gouge prize,
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retro racer



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know i am down fr this scotty t. I have an old calypso that needs a lot of work and i will find some os trucks and wheels and then i will post a pic.
If there is any more help wanted guys, please sing out.
Thanks
Bernie, i have sent you a pm with some info where you may get your hardware dude.
cheers
skinny
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha, just found an old set of mid sized california slaloms, forgot i had them.. Laughing Cool

the re-issue sc hutson looks kool, pretty close to the original (below)... Cool

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