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Q&A: Going Downhill with David Rogers (858 Posts)
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Luge
On 8/22/2015 dhj wrote in from United States  (76.202.nnn.nnn)

Thanks Dave! had a blast today on a Rogers Bros luge.

 
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wrong location
On 1/24/2013 David Felty wrote in from Canada  (74.100.nnn.nnn)

Yeah, so the post is saying Canada, I'm in southern California, just thought it was necessary to clarify because I am looking for events in the area

 
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Sources
On 1/24/2013 David Felty wrote in from Canada  (74.100.nnn.nnn)

hey guys, I am just trying to find a good place to find out about events, how do you guys find out about them? any help is appreciated, thanks

 
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Andrea
On 1/22/2013 Andrea wrote in from United States  (180.222.nnn.nnn)

I know this is Short notice wehaetr is going to be Fantastic tomorrow going for a ride to Florence, Coolidge and back to Catalina. It is the same route we will ride on the 3rd of Dec for the Toy Drive/Poker Run. Meeting at the Players Pub on Oracle in Catalina Sat the 29th at 10am kickstands up at 10:30. Hop[e some can make it.King Rat

 
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none
On 7/27/2012 unome wrote in from United States  (76.90.nnn.nnn)

where the hell is that code talker georgeses?

 
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GOING DOWNHILL
On 6/21/2012 Jimmy wrote in from (108.213.nnn.nnn)

GOOD SEEING YOU AT GMR LAST WEEKEND!!!!!!!!

 
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race 2012
On 4/16/2012 ross the boss wrote in from Switzerland  (92.107.nnn.nnn)

will you be racing this year?

 
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83MM
On 5/12/2011 David wrote in from United States  (66.14.nnn.nnn)

They feel really nice on my DH skate. I played with a set at Barrett Junction last weekend and they really smooth out the cracks and rough pavement. I wanted to throw a set on my luge while I was there but didn't get around to it.

 
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Thanks for the answers
On 5/9/2011 Abdil wrote in from (175.144.nnn.nnn)

Thanks for the answers Dave.

So how are the 83mm Centrax for luge?

 
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c hway
On 3/12/2011 1i wrote in from United States  (69.224.nnn.nnn)

im totally down for Sunday bus run!!!!! dude, that sounds fun!!!

 
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closed hwy bombing
On 3/11/2011 timmay wrote in from United States  (166.216.nnn.nnn)

lets take the bus!!!

 
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Quick answers for Abdil
On 2/10/2011 David wrote in from United States  (66.14.nnn.nnn)

1) I always run the trucks as close as possible regardless of wheel size. It feels better, responds better and grips better.

2) For RB luges and RB fairings..yes they are faster. I can’t say the same about other fairings as many that I have seen do not include some of the key aerodynamic features in the RB kit. You don’t want any lift or down force created by the fairing. A luge is much different from a race car.

3)Bearings don’t matter. Lubes don’t seem to matter. I’ve used all types of oil, grease, Teflon, Triflow, Triflon, Krytox, graphite, Mobil1, … you name it. Never saw any measurable change down the hill. If you “pack” too much grease in the bearings, I can see a potential for increased friction. You only need a little to do the job.

4)A smaller helmet should be faster if you can keep your head as low as you can with the wedge. The visibility of the wedge is hard to beat while in a proper luge tuck.

5)75-85mm, 75-80a, “slalom” shapes for grip courses, “flywheel” types for speed courses. Test a few different wheels on the track to see what works the best for the particular surface. I just got a set of the new 83mm Centrax…can’t wait to try those!

 
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comedy
On 2/10/2011 one eye wrote in from United States  (69.106.nnn.nnn)

LOL!

 
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Speed questions
On 2/10/2011 Abdil wrote in from Australia  (115.133.nnn.nnn)

Hi Dave. Just rewriting the questions from Facebook on this forum. You're right, it's alive!

Here are my street luge related questions....

1) On a luge with 2 trucks up front, assuming the front truck and middle truck are spaced as close as possible when running 85mm wheels, would there be any significant wheel scrub when smaller wheels (75mm) are used with the same spacing between the 2 front trucks?

2) Is there any significant difference in max speed and/or time down any given hill, when using fairings and without fairings? I haven't fully tested this variable enough yet, so would like to know your observations.

3) Time and time again, I've heard from many top street luge and standup racers (including yourself) that bearings don't matter. Personally, I've GPS tested ceramic bearings, steel bearings, and Biltin bearings, on 2 different courses that I ride consistently here in Malaysia, and I found absolutely no difference in max speeds and times. Because I was able to prove this using real world testing and I get very consistent times (at home and at the races), I am convinced by the data/evidence I've gathered, and so I agree with these top racers.

However, I suspect that bearings matter when it comes to lubrication. Is it correct to say that bearings packed with white lithium grease are much, MUCH, slower than those lubed with light oil (like Bones Speed Cream) and/or dry Teflon?

4) Aero helmets (like Charly and Icaro) versus Bell Wedge / Snorider Wedge....any speed / time difference?

5) Wheel selection for different types of roads....how do you select wheel size, shape/geometry, and duro that you will use on a race course? Thanks in advance for your insights.

 
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closed hwy bombin'
On 2/8/2011 Jimmy wrote in from United States  (69.106.nnn.nnn)

so sick huh! weather has been awesome here in SoCal! tpines maybe this weeknd? or maybe the $2.50 express shuttle? hahha, we'll see. take care dude. hopefully see you this weekend:)

 
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SoCal
On 2/8/2011 David wrote in from United States  (66.14.nnn.nnn)

Wish I was there at that great road Jimmy. The weather has been so good for DH. Closed mountain highways are such a nice treat. I still can't get over the $2.50 bus fare that gets you 4000 vertical feet of riding!

 
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downhill style
On 2/4/2011 one eye wrote in from United States  (69.106.nnn.nnn)

that was epic last weekend Dave, good times buddy! John and i are skating the great mountain road tomorrow morning. would be cool if you and Judith could make it. 7am , will be fun!

 
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cheeeuuuuuuuu
On 1/31/2011 dt wrote in from United States  (68.5.nnn.nnn)

!

 
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I remember this
On 1/20/2011 David wrote in from United States  (66.14.nnn.nnn)

It is alive!

 
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Dave Rogers
On 9/5/2009 Cliff Coleman wrote in from United States  (209.86.nnn.nnn)

Dave,

You are invited to skate the Berkeley Hills with me to celebrate my Birthday. The skating will take place on a number of great roads and the dates are, 11-20,21 & 22, 09. If you can make it, let me know.

Cliff

 
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1975 World Record Board Model
On 8/25/2009 Guy Grundy wrote in from United States  (65.117.nnn.nnn)

Hey all- would have posted this myself but just got back from taking my lady to Alaska. The place is beautiful but so commercialized! Anyway, while I was away SkateWhat released my 1975 Downhill board and I have to say it looks bitchen! They only made 30 that are numbered Limited Edition and I have been given #1. I know that numbers 2 through 6 and number 8 have all been sold as of this morning when I talked with John Hughes. As John stated, I will be at the ASR Show in San Diego signing boards so if you would like to stop by and say hello that would be GREAT !

P.S. saw some HUGE hills to ride in Alaska - freakin HUGE!

 
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1975 World Downhill Record
On 8/14/2009 J Hughes wrote in from United States  (75.36.nnn.nnn)

New Release; Guy Grundy Reproduction, Org was made by Dave Dillberg in 1975, Limited Numbers. each board is number and can be signed by Guy at the ASR San Diego Time T.B.A. www.skatewhat.com

 
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Damn
On 7/22/2009 DC wrote in from United States  (207.200.nnn.nnn)

Missed the little get-together. Maybe I need to check the computer more often. Sounds like it would have been fun. Dave, I'm moving to Mission Viejo in a few weeks. Got a place with the girl and am super f#@!ing stoked. We'll have to come visit when we get all settled. Hope all is well dude.

 
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Say hi!
On 7/3/2009 Zeke wrote in from Sweden  (87.227.nnn.nnn)

Hi Dave.
Say hello to your family!
Say hello to my brother and his wife!
Have a fantastic 4:th of July and ride safe the 5:th!
I will ride with my son Alfons in Stockholm :)

 
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Sunday
On 7/2/2009 David wrote in from United States  (66.14.nnn.nnn)

Right on RJ! See you on the hill.

We will start around 9am at Twin Pines. We will probably hit the Dump Rd at noon to 1:00 ish.

 
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