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Gib/Age rankings
On 9/13/2009 gib wrote in from (76.25.nnn.nnn)

Yeah, you have a great suggestion. The idea of getting separated out from the main group and put into a group with limited numbers is not so good. It is better to just let the race go on and use the results to determine placings for classes after the racing has completed. This has often gone on in the past, and worked out well.

 
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Gib/Age rankings
On 9/12/2009 cliff coleman wrote in from (70.239.nnn.nnn)

Gib,I think everyone could still race each other as has been the way. I just think an appropriate computer program could easily print out age results from the entire race field. Then you race all ages. It's just the results, age wise added at the end with all race results.Cliff :ugeek:

 
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Racer Age Groups
On 9/6/2009 Gib wrote in from United States  (76.25.nnn.nnn)

I am with you on the age group thing Cliff. The down side is that it is harder to get the competitor field size up in the older age group(s). You can wind up racing yourself. I have certainly seen that in bike racing.

Heck, I'd even like some individual (against the clock) downhill races with appropriate age groups.

 
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Age race catagories
On 9/5/2009 Cliff Coleman wrote in from United States  (209.86.nnn.nnn)

At all races, it would be easy to have age catagories. They do this for bicycle races. Example: 40-44,45-49, 50-54,55-59 and then for me, 60+ ;)

Cliff Coleman

 
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old fart race
On 8/27/2009 J wrote in from United States  (75.36.nnn.nnn)

Hey All, (Cliff) Someone should put on a (AARP) race, 55 and older (as of) the day of race. no young guns, (50) Hee-Hee. From 50 to 55 is a long road.

 
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Isabelle
On 7/31/2009 Cat wrote in from United States  (98.210.nnn.nnn)

Just sent you an e-mail.
What's up girl??

 
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cat young
On 7/29/2009 isabelle wrote in from United States  (209.66.nnn.nnn)

cat, marie swam with my phone and i lost your number.
please call me (and anyone knowing of cat's phone number and a good will towards others, please pass this message along to her and i'll THANK YOU now.
peace!)

 
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Thanks...
On 7/26/2009 Martin wrote in from United States  (204.228.nnn.nnn)

...for the kudos, just wish I had been 100%. I missed out at a semi spot in the TS by 0.07sec and a crack at the 3rd place overall...c'est la vie, at least I got to skate. My ankle is pretty damned sore now though, thats what you get for being old and foolish!
Masters will be even more competitive in years to come with at least half of the current US Pros eligible! The Worlds will be in Europe next year and there are some very fast old guys there.
Great to finally meet you and hang out with the rest of the old farts, hope we get to do the snow thing one day too!

MD

 
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Worlds
On 7/21/2009 Rick F. wrote in from United States  (65.183.nnn.nnn)

Martin - congrats on your third in Masters Hybrid at the Worlds. Great results overall considering you had a boot on your ankle on Thursday! Cool to finally meet you in person. Congrats also to the other Masters podium racers - Pirnack, Ravitch, Hollien, Schaub and Hunt.

I'm comin' over next year at 48...hoping Pirnack keeps his word and goes to the Juniors. ;-)

-Rick

 
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Valeu...
On 7/16/2009 ZeqRapanelli wrote in from Brazil  (189.62.nnn.nnn)

Firmeza Galera...
Ronaldo...
ZeqRapa and family skateboard...

 
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Congratulations Cliff
On 7/2/2009 Zequinha Rapanelli wrote in from Brazil  (189.62.nnn.nnn)

Right Man...
Congratulations Cliff for your conquest...
Age 60 years... very crazy...brother...
Skateboard for all the people...
Good sessions and good vibrations...
Stay with GOD...ever...

A big hug for you and family...

Zequinha Rapanelli e familia ...S.P. ...Brasil...

 
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Kludy's goal
On 7/1/2009 Cliff Coleman wrote in from United States  (216.70.nnn.nnn)

I love it that Rick wants to race when he is 50! On my next birthday, I'll be 60 and plan to race any style I still can. If i do, I will have raced in 6 consecutive decades. The 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and the 10s. I also want to skate 100 miles in one day.

Stay active and don't give up your toys!

Cliff Coleman from Kludy Ville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 
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Cfav..
On 6/29/2009 Martin wrote in from United States  (216.117.nnn.nnn)

Jeez...long time no see...was it Bridge Day back in 2002? Looking forward to seeing you again!The Masters at Hood looks like a fun group...
Martin.

 
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Old Racers
On 6/26/2009 Miko wrote in from United States  (67.180.nnn.nnn)

Hey Rick! I raced the Timeship Maryhill 05 event as a 51 year old. I'm 55 now and hoping to hit it again this year, although the mountain bike has been kicking my ass HARD the last 2 years. I'm now 6 weeks beyond a badly broken and chopped nose and an eye socket fracture. Feeling ok to skate, but it sorta took the wind out of my sails a bit. Sorry I missed my chance to roll with you when you were up in Salinas. Next time you're, up hit me up! -m

On 4/24/2009 Kludy wrote in from United States (68.8.nnn.nnn)

I here ya. The silly thing is I can still spank alot of riders as long as there are no turns , Ha ! My new goal is to enter a race when I become 50 in just a few years.

 
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9 days
On 6/7/2009 cfav wrote in from United States  (98.223.nnn.nnn)

.. and i will be racing you guys.CFav

 
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Mr.Lavin...
On 5/12/2009 martin wrote in from United States  (216.117.nnn.nnn)

Yup, here since October and just finished my 23rd season of snowboard teaching, 120 days of 7hrs a day....so I'm resting! Looking forward to hanging out with you and "005"!

MD

 
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Mr. Drayton...
On 5/12/2009 LAVIN wrote in from United States  (69.49.nnn.nnn)

Are you in the US yet? I lost track. Yes, I look way forward to tipping a beer, or 2 or 3..., with you. See you soon!!

 
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Old drinkers...
On 5/11/2009 Martin wrote in from United States  (216.117.nnn.nnn)

Lavin, looking forward to finally meeting you and having a beer at Hood!

MD

 
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Older IS Better
On 5/8/2009 LAVIN wrote in from United States  (76.29.nnn.nnn)

das it

You kick-it man. Crap I don't care how old I am or my peers are. I will skate until I cannot anymore. I made the mistake of stopping for years and I really don't feel good about that; done for all the WRONG reasons.

LAVIN

 
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Older can be better
On 4/24/2009 Kludy wrote in from United States  (68.8.nnn.nnn)

I here ya.
The silly thing is I can still spank alot of riders as long as there are no turns , Ha !
My new goal is to enter a race when I become 50 in just a few years.

 
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oldsters
On 4/24/2009 mangels wrote in from United States  (167.218.nnn.nnn)

I'm a little older than Steve, and like he says, I'll be a master no matter what. What's sad about that is, once you've reached "masters" status, it's like there's nowhere left to go. It's the end of the line. I'd be ok with being a master if there was one more class waaaay out there that I hadn't got to yet, like for guys older than 75: The "Oldsters" division. And after that, the "Century" division for guys over 100.

I'm pretty sure I won't make it that far, but if I do you can bet I'll be bitchin' about it. :-)

 
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Masters DH+
On 4/16/2009 LAVIN wrote in from United States  (76.29.nnn.nnn)

I'm thinking the age of 45 is good for both disciplines but I know where you're coming from on this. I have been competing okay and don't use a standard DH rig; my times and speed is respectable I think. Although JBH is not officially Masters age he kick's youngin' but in speed on his DH rigs all day long. I think there is more of a difference in slalom then speed anyway in terms of physical ability between ages. Just my opinion and thoughts on your question Kludy. Of course I'm already in the Masters so opinion may seem biased but trying not to be ;)

LAVIN

 
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Masters in Speedboarding
On 3/26/2009 Kludy wrote in from United States  (68.8.nnn.nnn)

I would like to inroduce Masters in the speedboarding family and was thinking that it should be 35 years old and up because now a days the average age is like 20 years old. Right now there only a few of us that are over 40 and a good group here is cali that are over 30 years old. That would give us egough riders to have a Masters class. I could for years if we could do that because I would trust my class of Masters to be just that racing down any hillThe outlaw seem to be working here and it got started with just a seed.
Well I seem to have another one in my pocket.

What do all of you think about the age of a Master Downhill Skateboarder ?

 
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Masters OR PRO, Masters OR AM
On 3/26/2009 Pat Chewning wrote in from United States  (24.21.nnn.nnn)

Just to be clear: A racer who is qualified (old) may race in the MASTERS class, the PRO class, or the AMATEUR class.... but only choose one (in advance).

There will be no double-dipping or moving from class to class. Choose your poison and jump in the start gate.

 
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A victory for common sense...
On 3/25/2009 martin wrote in from United States  (216.117.nnn.nnn)

An excellent decision by the Organisers to listen to what the older racers and the women racers had to say...I applaud you Pat and Gareth.

MD

ps.The Master's Division WILL rock! It will be so much fun...

 
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