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Q&A: Slalom Pro Mike Maysey (2489 Posts)
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Toughest Team
On 1/14/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (66.236.nnn.nnn)

...that Turner Team is pretty tough too, how could I forget those guys!

 
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100' Mavs
On 1/14/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (66.236.nnn.nnn)

Rene-Forgot...I don't know about that movie. The only one that comes to mind is 'Strapped' but I'm not sure if that's it or not. Go by the VAS booth at ASR and ask them if they've heard of it.

 
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All together now...
On 1/14/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (66.236.nnn.nnn)

Alright...you guys really don't have anything better to do, do you. : )

Hamm-I'd choose the TTC, no set screws to worry about backing out. Moved to the Bay in August...to get my Masters and get away from SLO for a while. I'm not in school but am working in marketing which was sort of what I was going to get my Masters in. Learning lots of the same skills at work without grades and tuition.

Clayton-Arab would be correct on that one!

Rene-Nope, I'm not working for VAS anymore. I may still be able to make it to the show one day however since I'll be down for the Deathbox Expression Session...we'll see if time allows. I'm hoping to get a practice session in while I'm down your way with the toughest team on the FCR Circuit.

Hack-1.)I don't know, I think I may start wearing black leather soon to help cut down on wind drag and so I can look cool while slaloming becuase everyone knows slalom skateboarding is for KOOKS.2.)Racers with big bellys DO have a gravity advantage. I've been hard at work trying to make mine grow for next season..3.)NoWhere

Brady-Get mountain bike, start riding short distances at first then work up to longer and longer distances. Since you live in Florida, you might want to look for a ten speed with wide tires! No really though, riding a bike will buld up your legs which will propel you faster on your slalom board.

 
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Hackett's 3rd ?
On 1/14/2003 K-LEE wrote in from (64.154.nnn.nnn)

Off the top of my head, I'd say the racer in question started at the South Pole, but how could he skate one mile south from THERE? Perhaps it was the Bermuda Triangle?

 
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weight
On 1/14/2003 Brady wrote in from (66.21.nnn.nnn)

Mike,
What would you recommend a lightweight like myself (155#) to do as for excersizing to better my slalom skills. And I mean besides eat more LOL

 
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BLACK LEATHER
On 1/14/2003 HACKETT - BLACK LEATHER RACING wrote in from (68.70.nnn.nnn)

Hey Mike!

Three quick ones...

1) Why don't all racers wear BLACK LEATHER?

2) Do racers with BIG BELLYS have an advantage?

3) A race course was set up somewhere in the world-
The racer, took off out of the gate, and raced one mile
South, one mile East, and one mile West. He ended up
at the starting gate! Where is that somewhere?

 
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RE: Toughest Team
On 1/14/2003 Clayton Scott wrote in from (194.230.nnn.nnn)

Thanks Arab, I would have never guessed it.

Regards from colda$$ switzerland,
Clayton - Kometbomberschwadron

 
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Mike Masey and 100 foot Maverick's !
On 1/14/2003 Rene' Carrasco wrote in from (66.81.nnn.nnn)

Mike- are you still workin' for that skateboard/surf video
company, that I saw you workin' for at ASR Long Beach ?
I'm wondering if that company has on video that 100 foot wave that broke at Maverick's last year? Just askin'...

................................ .....-Rene' Carrasco.

 
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Toughest Team
On 1/14/2003 Arab wrote in from (24.24.nnn.nnn)

Mike I'll answer this one for you.

Clayton that would be

SSS

 
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Toughest Team
On 1/13/2003 Clayton Scott wrote in from (194.230.nnn.nnn)

Which is the toughest skate team involved with slalom?

 
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rear truck
On 1/13/2003 Hamm wrote in from (63.175.nnn.nnn)

Mike, if you HAD to choose one, would it be OFFSET or TTC?

and

when & why did you move to the Bay?

 
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Mohawk
On 1/13/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (204.33.nnn.nnn)

Mohawk = TV AIRTIME...

wait until the first FCR Race of the season...you're gonna see a hair do!

 
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Who's your Daddy?
On 1/13/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (204.33.nnn.nnn)

Everyone knows you showed me the way after Jack got me on the slalom board.

 
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Flip Flopped Wheels
On 1/13/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (204.33.nnn.nnn)

Henry-that's a good one. I've never done that myself. Can't bring myself to even try it. Paul Dunn however has been known to do this as well as Gary Cross. I've never tried it, but if Richy suggested it, Gary and Paul do it...there must be something there. I would put the softer one on your toe side since you don't get as much pressure on your toe and your heel...at least I don't. I can slam my heel, I can only push my toe. Try it both ways and let us know how it turns out.

 
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?
On 1/13/2003 ur13 wrote in from (165.247.nnn.nnn)

Mike I am curious about Farid's questions.....my wife won't let me shave my head into a mohawk.....but I told her look at the guy in the video, he did it....

:-P

 
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Geneaology
On 1/13/2003 PD wrote in from (64.4.nnn.nnn)

Hi Mike,

I was just wondering:

WHO'S YOUR DADDY!!!???!!!

--Pablo

 
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Mike Maysey
On 1/13/2003 Farid wrote in from (209.86.nnn.nnn)

Hey Mike,

What are the advantages of a mohawk versus shaved clean or a full head of hair? Does it help if you do this to other parts of your body? Does it help your pump?

Glad you are here - we need real discussion, not that crap on the othr forum. You da man! Come down and skate with me in the Santa Cruz Mtns. You can see what the "fat man" needs to do to race like a pro. Stay Crazy!

 
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Flip-flopped wheels
On 1/13/2003 Henry J wrote in from (12.148.nnn.nnn)

Mike-

When I went out to WLAC I had my ICK mounted up with 85 avalons in front and 80a in back. Ritchy Carrasco told me to mount my wheels asymetrically- so now i am running 80a front left (heelside) 85a front right, and the opposite in back. i'm still unsure what the advantage to setting up wheels this way would be. Any thoughts?

henry

 
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Q&A with maysey
On 1/13/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (128.218.nnn.nnn)

David---

Howzit? I wanted a way for people to ask questions away from the slalom board. I suggested it, we'll see how it goes.

Yeah, I tried those rubber wheels...I put them on one of my slalom boards. I think they might be a really good training tool for slalom since they are so slow and require an extra pump to keep them going. My knee almost doesn't hurt at all anymore.

How does one win the World Championships huh? Since I didn't win, I don't really know...but if I had to guess I would say...
Do go fast, Do get out of the gate and down the ramp first and DON'T hit any cones and one more thing, practice harder courses than you are likely to see in races and don't hit any cones. Did I mention don't hit any cones. And in the famous words of Gary Cross, "Lean left to go left."

 
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Q&A with maysey
On 1/13/2003 david wrote in from (192.211.nnn.nnn)

hey mike, how did you land this little gig?

oh yea, you tryed those rubber wheels i loaned you?

oh yea to keep this post slalom related, mike can you tell me how to win the world championships? thanks :~}

 
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sp
On 1/13/2003 hc wrote in from (207.212.nnn.nnn)

that's www.slalomeuroracing.com

check mine out, www.geocities.com/sk8sanjose/pumping.html

hc


 
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Good to have a place !
On 1/13/2003 Joe / Joachim Leonhardt wrote in from (149.225.nnn.nnn)

To my mind is a very good idea to have a place for Q&A.
In Germany there are many young newcomers and to my mind there are a lot of questions.

Thank you very much, again for your kind help !
Joe
http://www.SlalomEuroRacin.com

 
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Slalom Pro
On 1/13/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (66.236.nnn.nnn)

...that would be ME.

Howzit going Dave? Have a good Holiday?

 
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??
On 1/13/2003 Hamm wrote in from (63.175.nnn.nnn)

what exactly is a slalom pro?

 
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Slalom Questions
On 1/13/2003 Mike Maysey wrote in from (66.236.nnn.nnn)

Ask your slalom related questions here, where they won't get mixed in with the rest of the banter on the 'slalom' board.

 
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