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Kiefer Dixon & Sara Paulshock @ Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon
On 9/5/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (24.19.nnn.nnn)

Kiefer Dixon took home a $15K 1st place in Puerto Rico last weekend!

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-9040893



Sara Paulshock led the women taking home $3K along with Cami Best 2nd and Anna Oneill closely after at 3rd.



More shots on Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/the-adrenalina-skateboard-marathon-puerto-rico-photos_n_940987.html#s343601

FULL Results on USADSA.org:
http://www.theadrenalinaskateboardmarathon.com/news/marathon-results


 
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Thanks
On 8/19/2011 T Whalen wrote in from United States  (72.93.nnn.nnn)

I've got some radikal axles I can use for the Split to get it close to the width of the RTS.

Thanks again for the advice stevie and peters!

 
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widening the split
On 8/19/2011 stevie wrote in from United States  (76.252.nnn.nnn)

@TWhalen - You can widen your Splitfire with Radikal axles available from Sk8kings: Click here for link. They also have their own similar axles but currently only up to 1/4". The 3/4" Rad axles will make a split ~115mm, 1" will make it ~140mm, etc. Much stronger than using spacers.

 
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24-hour ultraskate for Puget Sound Cancer, Greenlake Seattle TODAY!
On 8/19/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (24.19.nnn.nnn)

Re-posting this for Joe Ingersoll who's skating 24 hours starting from Noon today at Greenlake park, Seattle. Base camp this time is not at the usual location, it's over by the Bathhouse theatre parking lot, at the top of the only "hill" the lake has.

http://www.northwestlongboarding.com/nwlb/images/forum/847GREENLAKE_POSTER.jpg

"The event will start at noon at green lake and run 24hrs+ until I literally fall off my board. Im looking for participants and donators alike. There will be a sign up table at the event for those who wish to ride and a paypal station for those willing to donate. The donations will be per mile and we are always looking for moral supporters. As of right now we have REDBULL , Indoor Garden, Piece of Mind, Aquafina, FIVEIMLE LONGBOARDS and a few other companies wanting to participate. .

I am planning on a couple mini games to go along with continuously pushing around the lake, like poker runs with playing cards. For every lap you get a card, after 7 laps we play poker. Best hand wins prize.

REMEMBER all the cash donated is and will be going in full to the Puget Sound Cancer Society for saving my life. I owe these people alot. So lets sk8 hard earn some cash.

Any more info please ask, this is a spur-of-moment event put on by my, someone whos never thrown an event.

Ive been on this project for quite sometime and here is the exact email i am sending to companies and individuals whom i think might help. if you or anyone you might know would like to spread the word please feel free to copy and paste this in an email with my return email address. thank you for your support NWLB let make this happen.

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Hi my name is Joe Ingersoll i am 23 years old and live in Seattle WA,

I am seeking support with sponsorship with an event I am planning and holding in Aug2011 . "Miles4Money" A long distance longboard push/ money pledge. Something I've wanted to do for years and its a thought I reinvented in order to give back to whatever higher power kept me on this earth. I am donating miles turned into money through fundraising to the Puget Sound Cancer Society for saving My Mother and I's life. I myself am a Cancer survivor "stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma", as well as my mother "stage 2" . . Im am holding this event here in Seattle at Green Lake, a loop that is almost 3 miles long in which i plan on longboarding around for as long as possible, 24+hours. I want to use this location so that my community can come down donate, support and skate along as well as getting as much coverage as possible. I am seeking ____ as a sponsor today because i believe in order to reach my goals I need to reach out to people and companies that have supported me through out life. I seek proven and dedicated organizations as well as individuals for I am thoroughly dedicated to my cause. Thanks you for supporting me through out the years with quality reassurance and products.

-Joe ingersoll- joeingersoll87@yahoo.com
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Roe- Split- RTS
On 8/19/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (24.19.nnn.nnn)

RTS rear and Split front works great. With that narrow front truck you'd be climbing hills like Chaput after a quadruple latte! If you have any axle space for spacers you might want to widen out the front a little.

 
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Set Up - Trucks?
On 8/18/2011 T Whalen wrote in from United States  (72.93.nnn.nnn)

Looking to convert an old Roe GS slalom board (36" - slight camber) into a starter LDP. I've got a 90mm Splitfire I am considering using for the front and Trackers in the back (I've got an RTX, RTS and Midtrack kicking around).

Any thoughts?

 
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Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon
On 8/15/2011 James Wilson wrote in from United States  (98.242.nnn.nnn)

Hey Guys!

Everyone check out http://www.adrenalinaskateboardmarathon.com We are putting on an event in Caguas, Puerto Rico on August 28th and need pushers to sign up! It will be an awesome race in a beautiful area! There's a $30,000 prize purse including $15,000 for first! That's all the incentive you need! There will be music, entertainment and a longskate expo, as well!

Get out there and get stoked!

 
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Adrenalina Marathon news, RAGBRAI update, and Thanks from the Distance crowd!!
On 8/9/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (24.19.nnn.nnn)

Thanks Adam! Great to see the forum back to its soulful look and feel. Distance skateboarding and LDP got a lot of its early momentum right here on NCDSA. Guys like Subsonic and events like the Portland Pushers and Broadway Bomb were way ahead of the curve and now it's just proving itself. The distance scene isn't some trend, the outlaw push races keep slowly and steadily blowing up each year, and now some of them are getting HUGE.

It took me a while to get back here, since Adrenalina just knocked out a much anticipated skateboard marathon in NYC with the kick off to a 4-race "World Tour" for 2011. Jack Smith and I were race officials, and the 1st place guy took home $15,000 and our NW bro Robin McGuirk nabbed $2500 for 3rd!! Women also landed podium prizes starting at $3000 for 1st. And they're doing this 3 more times this year-- Puerto Rico is coming up fast August 28th, after that Texas in October, and Florida in November. All the details and race registration are on adrenalinaskateboardmarathon.com

And check out the NASDAQ -- Adrenalina gang got to do the market close:





This first trip to NYC blew my mind. Even without a legal rubber stamp like Portland's, skateboarding is mostly ACCEPTED on New York streets as a true means of transportation. Up here in WA we're all too used to setting up cones then have the cops show up and shoot it down citing liability based on 40-year old laws-- but the day after Adrenalina's marathon just after setting up a couple slalom courses under the Manhattan bridge, six NYPD show up on their bikes -- and THIS is how they responded to our course...

http://www.youtube.com/embed/MMhLr2Gq8Vk



Needless to say the NYPD restored my faith in cops who recognize good people doing good things for themselves and for the environment, so they can move to busting on real crimes.

Another cool thing is the guy I mentioned below who attempted RAGBRAI (whoisblake.com) got thumbs up the whole way from the rest of the biking crowd. Apparently he didn't make the entire ride, but some other skateboarder named Jason did. That's phenomenal mileage to throw down in one week.


The USADSA is another idea that was spawned from the energy rolling off the 1st Adrenalina Marathon last November - it's like the IGSA for Distance Skateboarding -- helping out on logistics and insurance for sanctioned races, check out USADSA.org for our Mission Statement and the cast of characters behind it.

Stoked to see this forum picking up steam again and bringing skaters together to session.

 
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Chico, Ca Longboard Push Race in Febuary
On 7/25/2011 OAM wrote in from (99.90.nnn.nnn)

In Febuary. I forgot the day . just go to Boards on Nord on Nord Avenue Chico Ca

 
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Chico, Ca Longboard Push Race in Febuary
On 7/25/2011 OAM wrote in from (99.90.nnn.nnn)

$1000 first place.Push 6 miles through Bidwell park flatground.10 dollar registration Boards on Nord. Be their everyone who registers get 10 raffle tickets.2nd place complete longboard . 3rd place longboard deck.8:00 am. Be their if your not racing somewhere else. flood the streety with skaters

 
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New forum name, new moderator!
On 7/25/2011 Adam wrote in from United States  (208.64.nnn.nnn)

From the webmaster..

Please welcome LDP legend James Peters as the moderator of the newly renamed Pumping forum, now called Long Distance Pumping (LDP).

 
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RAGBRAI
On 7/23/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (24.19.nnn.nnn)

DUDES! There's this guy Blake who's skateboarding across the state of Iowa in the famed RAGBRAI starting tomorrow!! Freaking awesome. 454+ (or so) miles across the state in a week.

whoisblake.com

http://thewaterproject.org/community/profile/blake-anderson

 
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cyber mile
On 2/27/2011 stevie wrote in from United States  (68.4.nnn.nnn)

I want to get a cyber mile session going, for serious times. 100% pumping. South Los Angeles County, sometime this spring 2011. Possible locations: LA River Trail, Santa Monica Bay beach trail, Long Beach beach trail. Start mode, either from stop or at speed, to be decided. Who's interested?

Stoked to be back to the original NCDSA format. Thanks Adam!

 
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Going the Distance for a cause!
On 10/20/2010 lenny wrote in from (67.174.nnn.nnn)

Some bros and I are skating in the Memory Walk to benefit those working to end Alzheimers!!Check out the link:http://memorywalk2010.kintera.org/faf/d ... =303496052Also Check out:http://wvgazette.com/News/201010180990

 
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Skaterbuilt Conekiller H Pump Tweaking
On 4/24/2009 Timmy Nizzle wrote in from United Kingdom  (193.123.nnn.nnn)

Howdy guys - Ive recently got a Skaterbuilt Conekiller Hybrid, running Bennett Vectors up front on a 1/4 riser and wedge with the standard Bennett bushings, with Tracker RT on the back with Black Khiros and just a 1/4 riser. All rolling on Seismic Hotspots 2 Blue and 2 Purples.
Ive been using this for loose hybrid runs and avoiding cones effectively enough. My problem is pumping - and the fact that I need to practice my flat land pumping to get serious speed out of the turns.
Now - I know two things are important in slalom, the rider and how he has tweaked his setup. Rider and style/technique is all down to me and to sort this out I have decided to ignore the hill for a bit and cruise about pumping the flats.
To help me - What would YOU do to teak this board specifically for Pumping power?

 
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Shorty pumpers
On 1/6/2009 Pre-School Rider wrote in from United States  (75.68.nnn.nnn)

Bart, I'll add this, as I've still got some 'dicey' mid-70's rides that're short, with turny trucks; Invest in Khiro's multiple-angle wedge kit. It'll allow you to change up wedge angles on the trucks, which will affect steering input greatly. Follow the basics from what Slalomers use (dewedged rear, wedged front), but in smaller angle changes (it is a REALLY SHORT wheelbase!), along with, basically, stiffer rear bushings and somewhat softer front bushings. DO NOT mount Randals or similar trucks that push the axles inwards, stick with 'conventional' axle-over-pivot trucks (Seismic might be an exception?), and in that, heavily consider Trackers or Invaders, because they won't 'oversteer', yet respond well to both wedges and bushing tweaks.
My old Caster (from '78) works best with 7" axled Trackers, 5* wedge up front, -6* at the rear, 80A bushings F, 90A R, and fat, sticky, 83A to 75A wheels, for commuter pumping and pedestrian SlaLom, and it's got a 13-1/3" wheelbase. My Hobie Parkrider has had similar set-ups (narrower axles) most of it's 32 years it's been rolling, and remains one of my fave rides. ;-)

 
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pumping
On 1/5/2009 dominic james batchelor wrote in from United Kingdom  (62.171.nnn.nnn)

colllllllllll

 
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Pumping Board
On 9/7/2008 bart wrote in from United States  (68.122.nnn.nnn)

awesome. thanks man!

 
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pocket pumper
On 9/7/2008 peters wrote in from United States  (24.18.nnn.nnn)

just know that the arbor pocket's going to be super stiff and pretty narrow. no flex in the equation, and with that short of a wheelbase all the pumping is going to be small and wiggly. mini's are fun for getting around, but it's just a whole different animal. personally I think something like a wider 33" GS board with a 22" wheelbase is a good middle ground.

 
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Pumping Deck
On 9/6/2008 bart wrote in from United States  (69.105.nnn.nnn)

think an arbor pocket rocket would work at all? I know it's short, but i'm not trying to go super far. it's 26 by 7.5 inches.

 
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pumping complete
On 9/6/2008 peters wrote in from United States  (24.18.nnn.nnn)

bart, i'd really lean toward a board with a tighter rear truck and looser front, something more standard like tracker RTX front and RTS rear. the sidewinder is heavy, tall, and trucks are same front and back --really designed more for carving hills rather than pumping flats. to really have the whole thing set up and dialed right, AND at a reasonable cost, i really think the sk8kings AXE is one of the sweetest deals out there (AXE 2, 2.5, or 3)

the AXE is a shorter board, designed for fast pumps through cones, also works great for short commutes. if you want to get into bigger longer pumps, then start looking into LDP boards. but you might find it easier and more encouraging to start on these shorter setups.

 
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Pumping Deck
On 9/6/2008 bart wrote in from United States  (69.105.nnn.nnn)

thanks. Sounds good. Any ideas on the length of the deck, wheel base and flex?

 
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Sector Nine Sidewinder
On 9/5/2008 Sparky wrote in from United States  (206.123.nnn.nnn)

Well, personally, I only noticed the momentum built on this board. I can feel it on my old(Old, 4 years!) Cosmic board, barely, and it takes a s#@! load to pump it. I have to get to speeds far past my Evening Session. Get a board where you don't have to get too fast to begin carving, that's probably the first step. Then, rotate your hips with the board, bringing the weight rather like you would if you were using pivots(Ha! Beat a half mile doing that s#@!. >.> ) Aside from that, the main reason I suggest a board with sidewinders is that they're the easiest to feel acceleration. Just try a hard heel-side turn, you'll feel it, trust me, I did the first time I tried carving on it. Aside from that, if you don't have sidewinder's available, go down to your local park with a skate-key/tool and loosen your trucks as far as you're comfortable. I learned at the park, and if not, there's probably somebody there who can tell you or show you. If your board has a kick tail, bet 'em forty that they can't kickflip it in three tries, that way the trip wasn't *totally* useless. xD

 
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pumping board?
On 9/4/2008 bart wrote in from United States  (69.105.nnn.nnn)

Hey, so I was gonna try to start pumping, and I was wondering what a good setup might be. I don't need optimal performance or anything, just something cheapish and easily accessible. I am really just curious about what kind of deck (naming a certain model would be really helpful) and what kind of trucks.

thanks

 
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77mm Black Ops
On 8/7/2008 James Simpson wrote in from United States  (24.155.nnn.nnn)

I just wanted to thank Dan for creating my all time favorite wheel--77 Black Ops Speed Vent. I've been riding since 1989, and I have never felt so comfortable on a wheel as I do with his. The 77mm Black Ops in Blue and Purple have convinced me to jump the Abec 11 ship and sail the Seismic wave of speed, control, and quality.

 
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