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Long Distance Pumping (LDP) (1490 Posts)
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What the heck is that brand?,"Subsonic"? What?
On 2/6/2015 Some Guy from Corvallis wrote in from (50.206.nnn.nnn)

Hey Jameskidoodle! Just say'n "Hey!". Your poster for the Plano Battle Royale was hilarious.

Jeeze, the way this winter and spring are looking, and the way my luck with events has been going, I'm getting dubious about scheduling my next Salem slalom BBQ. Ugggghhhhh!

Adios - P

 
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Pumpers pics
On 2/6/2015 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

Thanks, Peters! While this does not disclose secrets like wedging or truck set-ups, it at least allows 'tuners' like myself a few good guesses as to where the best combos live! It looks to me like the old cambered 'pump/slalom/dh' deck is gone, replaced by low-slung dh boards re-geared to crank turns. That would work, but not when using pumping more than pushing. I've had a severe rocker, actually an S-camber shape, that has done distances with ease, slides on command (even with Gumballs, Avalons, Avilas and Roadie Racers), and is stable in some set-ups to straight-line 55 mph. The trick is that, like a Landy Evo, the front is pre-wedged, while the back sits flat. My feet settle into the rocker, which provides both low pushing platform and an ergonomic stance in a refined Hut (or Lewis) Tuck, where the back foot sits Higher than the rear foot.
I can punch thru 7 ft. cone sets with a 28" wheelbase and using Tracker Aggros, and running Siesmics, can pump flats alongside my kids (while on 16" rim bikes). The rocker is 'extreme' by newer standards, but it close (though up-scaled) to my 1977 Hobie, just add a few inches to the length and depth, in proportion, of course.
What I'd hoped to see was some side-shots, or info on trucks/wheels in combo. That, though, I can figure out for myself.

Keep Pumping!!

 
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Ultraskate setups
On 2/5/2015 peters wrote in from United States  (63.88.nnn.nnn)

Hey PSR, I'm just not checking back often but here's a few shots of typical setups the "top guns" are pushing - this course in Miami next week is like a NASCAR track (Homestead Speedway) approx 1.5 miles loop on smooth asphalt. Most are running a lower setup and 85mm wheels (some like me stick with topmount + 75mm)



 
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Keep it to yourself?
On 2/2/2015 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

So, no tips on distance, eh? I guess youthful vigor must be it then, and maybe some fat old Blue 70mm kryptos from back when they were stateside still.... Hmm, I guess I'll ask some curb-hopper next time, that is, If his 48mm wheels roll......

 
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Got It, but how?
On 1/22/2015 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

While, I won't, due to(old)age and possibility of premature respritory failure, join in the event, I wonder, what's the best setup here? I mean, do you go for pushing ease, or aim at carved pumping, or what? I used to Sk8 MILES on my board, over some crazily hilly terrain as a kid. I recall hiking after the incline was more than 3%, and coasting with pumped turns on the opposite. Big wheels with great bearings, and decently stable trucks, on a board that both could get-to, and give-pumping-to, your speed. So, what's good set-up? Go long, and low, while hoping to avoid the wob's; Or go shorter, with an eye on pumping thru on flats or slight upgrades, while having the edge in weight and controlling speed on inclines?

Just curious, and, NO, not getting into it at 51 yr. on, thanks... LOL

 
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Miami Ultraskate Feb 12-13 2015
On 1/21/2015 peters wrote in from United States  (63.88.nnn.nnn)

24-hour Ultraskate has exploded - expect to see a crowd in Miami next month!

Miami Ultraskate Feb 12-13 2015

REGISTRATION @ "24hourultraskate.com"

From the IDSA:

"We are so excited that the Annual UltraSkate is fast approaching. If you want to receive all the goodies that we provide (T-shirt and Meals), make sure you register online (* only $60!!!! *) before February 1.

We extended it a few days to make sure that you get it done. We will not have t-shirts or meals available if you register after that date.

Race Day registration will be available as well for $100 if you decide to wait and you would like to provide an additional donation to improve the IDSA and its support to its members"



 
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X Games Austin
On 5/17/2014 diego jose wrote in from (223.217.nnn.nnn)

Was thinking it would be cool to do a skate to X Games Austin. Is that even possible? It's at Circuit of the Americas on June 5-8. Great music line up Bad Religion, Flaming Lips among others and a super solid big air lineup. You can check the invitees here...http://xgames.espn.go.com/events/2014/austin/invitedathletes/

 
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Downhill mph record by board and wheel size
On 6/17/2013 Dante wrote in from Canada  (71.21.nnn.nnn)

I have a 38.5 x 10 at the widest concave point and was looking for mph with a board sized 38x10 ...... Also the current record of 80.416 ?? is with size wheel & board ? Thanks in advance for accurate info. I live in HB So Cal and have some fun steep hills a few at slopes 8 to 1 for 40- 50 yds+ it pretty much looking sharply at downward angle and mach'in! I run a 2.25 x 2.25 dia wheel , 38 " x 10" board amd independent trucks and apec bearings. Im 44 and weigh like 208 & 6'3 tall and routinely hit 40 mph down HB hills .... Lost a wheel recently , but more equipment confident now with the tube of lock tight seal on both trucks blts and on all 4 wheels, losing that wheel sucked bad, but living to mach another day with nothing broken.
Peace ,
Dante

 
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NYC!! tonight, 1 mile challenge-- tomorrow, Broadway Bomb!!
On 10/19/2012 peters wrote in from Japan  (219.105.nnn.nnn)

thisispushculture.com/events/blue-sky-mile

+ check out the sign up page here for the Bomb, there's a few skaters planning to make it :-D

 
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Charleston Distance Skate 15 mile Skateboard Push Race Sept 1, 2012
On 7/19/2012 Marc's Board Shop wrote in from (173.80.nnn.nnn)

 
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Milton Mile Skateboard Push Race
On 7/11/2012 Marc Fuentes wrote in from (173.80.nnn.nnn)

The Milton Mile Skateboard Push Race returns for 2012. The event will be held in downtown Milton WV on September 22nd, 2012 and racers will start 9.30 am. The streets will be closed on both lanes and will be held before the parade so there will be a huge crowd of spectators cheering on the racers. -- Marc

 
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The Rapid Movement Skateboard Marathon JUNE 2nd!!
On 5/22/2012 peters wrote in from United States  (67.160.nnn.nnn)

Rapid Movement Marathon Michigan June 2nd!



The International Distance Skateboarding Association will introduce the exploding world of Distance Skateboarding to West Michigan on June 2nd, 2012 at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids, MI. Sponsorship by the IDSA for the event in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers participant insurance, venue insurance, medical support + international recognition and
participation.

Rapid Movement will be a timed distance race. Officials will honor World Record achievements in 1-mile, 3-mile, Half-Marathon and Marathon distances. Prizes will be awarded by our sponsors per age division and rank. This event is the 1st of itís caliber in the state of Michigan and will attract some of the best distance skateboard athletes from around the world. Open Registration at the event, sign up and go for a personal best!

Saturday, June 2nd

9:00am Group stretch/Yoga warmup/ Registration $15
-Meeting Location: TBA

10:00am Start Marathon

3:00pm Slide Jam (Strut your stuff)
-Location: TBA

9:00pm Previllepolooza 3 (Live Music, Cheap Drinks, Good People, Good Times)
-$10 at the Door
-Bring your I.D., All ages welcome, Must be 21 to drink, no exceptions.
-Location: TBA

Sunday, June 3rd

Noon--Slalom Racing(Free)

 
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Skateboarding prohibited at Mountain View CA. parks - update
On 4/23/2012 Roger wrote in from United States  (98.248.nnn.nnn)

I've put up an on-line petition to gather support for getting this boarding ban repealed:
- http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/legalize-skateboarding-in-mountain-view-ca-in-shoreli.html

I'll be attending a city meeting at the end of May to get this issue onto an upcoming meeting agenda, so the more signatures and comments the better!!!

 
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Chief Ladiga 3-day 188-Mile Stage Race 2012
On 3/13/2012 peters wrote in from United States  (67.160.nnn.nnn)

Just off the phone with Marion Karr, Jack Smith, and Joner Strauss and Gettin stoked for CHIEF LADIGA! Right now the NCDSA page shows 31 racers signed up.

http://www.ncdsa.com/contest_registration.asp?ContestID=525

This year it's going to have an entry MAX -- the first 50 racers who pay $100 (for the full 3-day event) are in! Marion will have an official Paypal account ready in the next few days and all details will be posted on a "Chief Ladiga" Facebook page and on NCDSA sign up here.

Sponsors so far include Woody's Halfpipe Boardshop, Skanunu Brands, and Redmond Emergency Medical Services-- more to come soon!

 
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Skateboarding prohibited at Mountain View CA. parks???
On 1/29/2012 4Crawler wrote in from United States  (98.248.nnn.nnn)

The city has a large network of paved multi-use trails and I have been cycling and skating on them for about a year now. Just yesterday, ran into the ranger at the one park and he informed me that skateboarding is prohibited in the park. I had never seen any signage to that affect, but he did show me one sign in the middle of the park with a page of park regs. posted and in the fine print it has this: (see links on pavedwave.org Legality post)

Digging into the city code I find the text of the 38.20g regulation and here it is: (see links on pavedwave.org Legality post)

They allow inline and roller skates, scooters, push and pedal bikes but no boards?

Anyone have any good tips/pointers on how to get this situation changed? Would like to see some specific things to say or similar cases in another city where something like this was overturned.

I have sent an inquiry to the city council staff to clarify this 20 year old notice. With reference to the roller/inline skating, they mention no reckless skating and have speed limits posted for that and cyclists (15 MPH). I can see prohibiting unsafe behavior in any activity, but to ban a given activity outright with no explanation is wrong.

All the surrounding cities allow skateboards on the multi-use trails and there is even one trail that goes right through a skate park. Been by that area many times and none of the park skaters venture more than 100' from the park as those sorts of boards/trucks/wheels don't do well on the somewhat rough asphalt. At the Mt. View trails, I don't see any "skate-able" terrain outside of miles and miles of flat paved trails. Aside from the strip of pavement along the tops of the levees, it is gravel/dirt/grass and they have that all off limits for the wild life. Out there I would be more concerned with BMX bikes coming in and riding off trail yet bicycles of all sorts are allowed.

The ranger was pretty cool about it though. He let me continue skating and was impressed with the board, the pads and helmet and that I was not some "young punk" out joy riding. The other puzzling thing is that the trail I was riding on was part of the SF Bay Trail network and is signed as such. And the Bay Trail is mandated to be full multi-use with the only restriction of no motorized vehicles. This trail just skirts the outer boundary of the park. I could see prohibiting skate boards or any non-pedestrian access from the center of the park where folks like to walk around the lake, most of the trails there are dirt anyway.

The city also got federal funds to build at least part of these trails according to the huge sign they have at the far end where they are working to extend the trail and I wonder if there are any federal mandates that trump city regulations in this area?

 
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Florida Marathon RESULTS
On 11/5/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (67.160.nnn.nnn)

Congrats to all the distance skaters in Hallandale Beach Florida!


 
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PLANO Skateboard Marathon
On 10/15/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (67.160.nnn.nnn)

It's anyone's game in Texas tomorrow morning -- Best to you all!

Three FAST Northwest skaters should keep NYC and Paul on their toes -- Robin, Conan, and sleeper cel speed demon David Mitchell!

 
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Broadway Bomb 2011
On 10/8/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (67.160.nnn.nnn)

Kiefer Dixon rules the Bomb!



Men

1. Kiefer Dixon

2. Steven Sanchez

3. Robin McGuirk

Women

1. Cami Best / Sara Paulshock (tie)

2. Danielle DeJesus

3. Katie Fry

 
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Congrats Andy!
On 10/7/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (67.160.nnn.nnn)

Last weekend Andy Andras flew up from Florida to Eugene Oregon to try cracking the 250-mile 24-hour ultraskating record. He came close, particularly given some of the worst long stretches of hard pounding rain the Northwest was able to dish out over night!! He ended with 3rd place in the world, at 230.4 miles, and Conan Isaac Gay, the host of this event, also nailed 200 miles. More shots and short recap is here:

http://pavedwave.myfastforum.org/2011_Eugene_Oregon_ULTRAskate_17_October_1st_about1942.html

 
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Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon
On 10/4/2011 Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon wrote in from (173.9.nnn.nnn)

The final two stops of the 2011 Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon World Tour are quickly approaching!
$30,000 PRIZE PURSE!
Who's getting some last minute training in?
OCTOBER 16 in Plano, TX
NOVEMBER 5 in Hallandale Beach, FL
Faceboook: The Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon
Twitter: @Adrenalina_ASM
www.theadrenalinaskateboardmarathon.com

 
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Broadway Bomb 2011
On 10/3/2011 Adam wrote in from United States  (198.144.nnn.nnn)

Don't know if everyone has been keeping up with this event, but this year's Broadway Bomb (scheduled for Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:00) has an amazing 924 signed up riders with more signing up every day! Get in on the action at the Ncdsa.com Contest Calendar.

I'd be surprised if it didn't break 1000 riders by the event.

 
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Silver Comet 2012 is ON!
On 9/18/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (24.19.nnn.nnn)

Marion Karr, distance skateboard-meister extraordinaire, is doing it AGAIN!

The 2nd Annual Silver Comet--Chief Ladiga Challenge, a 188-mile skateboard Stage Race from Georgia to Alabama and BACK, will go down May 11th--13th. Stoked!~

 
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Two upcoming 24-Hour Ultraskates
On 9/6/2011 peters wrote in from United States  (65.219.nnn.nnn)

Insomniacs -- we have the cure!

Two 24-hour skates are coming up fast.

Sept 25th in Christchurch New Zealand, and October 1st in Eugene OREGON.

Sign ups on the Contest Calendar--

 
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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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