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Spring Slalom-O-Rama Clinic/BBQ in Salem
71 Registered Contestants.
Event Date and Time: Sunday, April 01, 2007  10:13
Event Duration:
Location: Bush Park Soap Box Derby Hill, Salem Oregon
Entry: Open
Helmets: Mandatory
Organizer: Slalom Heritage Conservancy Foundation & CSA
Contest Info: *****The date posted is contingent on weather and other events/factors and thus may change so stay posted.*****


WEATHER: Spring weather is very unpredictable and often wet in this area, so investing a lot of $ in travel expenses isn't recommended to attend this event unless you are just as happy going to museums or the Portland indoor skatepark.
If you're going to drive, just check the weather reports on the internet beforehand. The National Weather Service is generally pretty accurate and you can go to www.weather.gov
and type in "Salem, OR".

BRING YOUR LEAF BLOWERS-Locals and CSA Regulars. READ THIS AGAIN, BRING YOUR LEAF BLOWERS. If you want to arrive early and help clean the hill, that will make everything happen sooner and will be most appreciated.


BEGINNERS/NEWBIES: If you do not have any slalom-specific gear, bring your longboard or borrow one of the many "loaners" that the Cascade Slalom Association regulars will bring, that's why we bring them.

WHAT: This will be the 4TH!!!annual Spring Season Opening Event complete with a BBQ and Free Food! This will also be THE ABSOLUTE BESTEST OF THE BEST EVENTS FOR SLALOM BEGINNERS TO ATTEND. I will bring my dinky BBQ, sausages, burgers, buns, salad, condiments, plates, cups, H2O, and a handwashing station. Feel free to bring another BBQ if you want, extra food but not too much, we generally have plenty if people DO bring small contributions(such as one pack of hamburger and buns, or sausages and a pack of buns, bag of chips-n-dip, some fruit, drinks,etc).

OFFICIALITY: This is a "Drop-In Unscheduled Activity use of a Municipal Recreation Facility" courtesy of the Salem Parks and Recreation Dept and so, pick up any garbage, don't be obnoxious to other park users, etc. Everyone has been great about this in the past so THANKS! In the very unlikely event that we get kicked out(it has not happened at all in the 3 years of racing on this hill), bring your park boards and we can go to one of the nearby skateparks.

COURSES: Following the annual tradition, there will be two separate courses, a big open Giant Slalom course that beginners will have an easy time with and a more challenging General Slalom course for those who want more of a challenge.

RACING/TIMERS: We will likely go with open riding and "newbie clinic" and no timers/nonracing since already several requests have been made to NOT race. Last year we ended up without a timer and as a result the event was better for getting the beginner's equipment dialed-in and more riding was done overall. Only if enough people REALLY REALLY want a timer will we put one on one lane only.

HELMETS: Get real, it's a HILL- it can KILL you, or worse- leave you in a state where dead would be better. Remember Brian Rogers (R.I.P.) of KHIRO died as a hill-related helmetless head injury. Several other friends WITH helmets have taken spills slaloming/downhilling, broke their helmets and knocked unconscious as a result of slalom/hill mishaps. HELMETS WILL BE REQUIRED. You would be wise to bring all other pads, wristguards, slidegloves, jackets/armour, it's asphalt and you will be going faster than you can possibly run if you go down. By the way, NEVER try to run out a fall on a hill, it's the surest way to blow out your ankle, knee, tibia or femur. Let yourself go down and let your pads, slide gloves and jacket do what they're suppossed to do.

SCHWAG: Slalom related scwhag for the Newbies/beginners. It could be new stuff, it could be donated hand-me-downs, plus an extra bonus of questionable advice/hot air. We might draw names from a coffee can, we might have a board meeting for selection as to who is worthy(worthiness will be based on slalom stoke more than ability- if you're not real stoked on slalom, let another newbie WITH stoke who will USE and NEEDS the schwag have the schwag-Thanks, The Managment).

1) Khiro Bob is sending a care package of barrel bushings and maybe some wedges to get trucks dialed in - Thanks Bob!!
2) Seismic Dan is also sending a care package of trucks and wheels - Thanks Dan!!
3) Subsonic Scott is going to throw in a deck as well - Thanks Scott!!
4) Longboard Larry will be contributing a deck to the mix - Thanks Larry!!
5) Roe, as in Gary(he likes it when I call him that), is putting a deck in also - Thanks Gareth!!
6) Mrs and Mr Sk8kings are putting something(an Axe perhaps?)in the pile - Thanks Maria and Richy!!
7) Barry(he likes it when I call him that)-Chicken- Deck has put in 2 PocketPistol decks - Thanks Barrett!!

WHERE: Go to Oregon, USA. Get onto Interstate Five, otherwise known as "I-5". Go to Salem, Oregon. Go to the Exit to Highway 22 and GO WEST TOWARD THE PACIFIC OCEAN(if you are coming from the North, you will turn Right onto the off-ramp then right again, if you are coming from the South, you will turn right onto the off-ramp then Left). HWY 22 West Becomes Mission Blvd basically right away as soon as you get off of the off ramp and go WEST. Stay on it for about 2.5-ish miles and look for a big big park known as BUSH PARK to the LEFT or SOUTH AS IF YOU WERE LOOKING TOWARD THE BAJA OF CALIFORNIA. Look for the BIG TRACK STADIUM, you will see the BUTTERY SMOOTH SOAP BOX DERBY HILL right beside it. Park your vehicle, put on your helmet and pads and go slaloming, eating and blabbing.

LONG DISTANCE TRAVELLERS: Salem Motel 6 has the cheapest rates I could find, definately book ahead, they often fill up on weekends. If you fly, you can fly to Portland PDX airport, catch the HUT Shuttle to very near the Motel 6 and one of us CSA'ers can give you a lift to the race site, just post that you'll be needing a ride on the CSA forum to make arrangements/contacts.

Lowbudget'ers- Post on the CSA forum, you might get a CSA bed-n-breakfast if someone is in a position to lend a couch.

Salem Motel 6 North (503)371-8026 is on Hawthorne south of Market street about 1.5 blocks and one block west of I-5 near the intersection of I-5 and Market street. Restaraunts and other motels are nearby.

HUT Shuttle (541)753-4663 or (541)753-7831. The Hut shuttle is reserved seating only, they do not pick up "walk-ons". This will drop you off at the Lion Inn, and it's only about 2 blocks south to walk on Hawthorne to the Motel 6.
1st Place Finisher: Everyone who skated
2nd Place Finisher: Everyone who ate at the BBQ
3rd Place Finisher: Everyone else that showed up
Overall Results: This was the funnest event I have ever put on. Thanks again to all the above mentioned schwag sponsors for the newbies, EVERY single piece of schwag was gobbled up with MUCH appreciation during a raffle(Bushings and wedge risers were free giveaways to all those newbies who needed them to dial-in their setups).

It was Awesome! Thanks to everyone who showed up and skated, helped setup and tear down, brought food and made it happen.

Timer data for best single raw time followed by average of best three runs - no cone penalties were counted. One thing for sure...everyone consistently had a GREAT TIME!!

jackhammer 28.305 28.665
Casey Morrow 33.15 33.15
Cat 31.23 31.55433333
Corey Moy 28.01 28.46966667
Dan Hughes 31.159 31.26633333
Dan W 33.38 33.38
Dancin' Dan 33.34 34.72333333
dan-o 28.71 28.87166667
Dave Anderson 29.77 30.4
Addington 37.26 38.43033333
David Baker 32.88 33.01
D Mitchell 32.36 32.36
David Normal 37.1 37.19
Eddy S 44.73 44.73
Eric Hovey 34.781 35.94366667
Gareth Roe 28.51 29.08666667
HAYATO 33.28 33.93666667
hc 31.29 32.69
Ian Roe 39.126 40.47433333
James Peters 29.21 29.302
John Karl 40.72 41.265
John Stryker 27.04 27.56866667
Lambo 31.1 32.04
malcolm 29.2 29.81333333
Michael Dong 26.45 26.82766667
mcgoldrick 33.36 33.36
Nathan Roe 34.603 37.35733333
Pat Chewning 30.65 31.46233333
P Alldred 28.59 29.97333333
Paul Howard 31.5 31.5
Pete X 30.41 30.75666667
Rich Sayers 33.29 33.59666667
Ron Snyder 34.68 35.24
skip 28.99 29.37333333
Tay X 28.63 28.98
Tim Eney 34.67 34.85333333
Tony Aadland 34.67 37.51666667

Times from the downhill bomb!

mike 20.011
billy 21.094
tom 21.408
john s 21.415
mike 21.549
tay h 21.633
dan w 21.888
snyder 21.898
shane 21.915
eric 22.362
blue 22.37
hayato 22.378
spence 22.715
pat 23.031
james 24.45
cat 26.505

Registered Contestants (71) -- Spring Slalom-O-Rama Clinic/BBQ in Salem
Name Home City Sponsors Bio Comment Date Submitted
1. Corey Moy Puyallup,Wa      4 months is a long time  11/16/2006 5:10:50 PM 
2. Paul Howard Corvallis, Oregon      Hmmm, BBQ and Slalom!  11/16/2006 7:13:12 PM 
3. John Stryker Lake Stevens, WA      Thanks Paul. I'm looking forward to a great 2007 CSA Season  11/16/2006 7:56:12 PM 
4. Pat Chewning Beaverton Oregon      I can't wait for another nutria burger --- yum!  11/16/2006 11:50:54 PM 
5. Dave Mitchell Portland, OR        11/17/2006 8:39:34 AM 
6. Josh Burt West Hills, Portland, OR      no  11/19/2006 11:15:01 AM 
7. Brad"Jackhammer"Jackman sumner Wa.      Salem,BBQ,Slalom,Im There..Thanks Pauli..2007 CSA is going to kick but!  11/19/2006 10:43:02 PM 
8. James Peters Seattle, WA      nutria hunt sat night!!  11/20/2006 8:00:31 AM 
9. malcolm stooke canadia       skat??  11/20/2006 11:09:14 AM 
10. Robskey S.E. Portland, OR      More of a challenge, or less speed?  11/22/2006 5:01:39 PM 
11. Eric Tokle Petaluma, CA      How many months away? Where's the fast forward!  11/27/2006 12:16:22 PM 
12. David Mitchell Keizer        12/4/2006 10:58:55 AM 
13. jeff bonny vancouver, bc        12/6/2006 5:54:39 AM 
14. HAYATO Tanakaman Vancouver BC      I've never been to Salem  12/6/2006 12:36:16 PM 
15. dan-o yelm, WA      i have evolved from dan-m to dan-o  12/8/2006 4:00:06 PM 
16. skip NEPDXOR      I don't even know what I'm doing next weekend  12/12/2006 10:58:40 AM 
17. THOR Vancouver,WA      Vantuckey's Best drinking team might have a slalom problem  1/2/2007 2:37:23 PM 
18. Cat Bay Area, California      Get ready to talk about Wyoming Paulie! Stock up on the Red Bulls!!  1/2/2007 5:09:56 PM 
19. Dancin' Dan Tacoma, Wa      Looking forward to another midnight assault on Salem!  1/6/2007 1:07:44 AM 
20. Scott Moore S.E. Portland        1/19/2007 12:14:03 AM 
21. Severin Moore S.E. Portland        1/19/2007 12:15:37 AM 
22. tom burnaby bc      mmmm...... jack in the box  1/29/2007 9:03:05 AM 
23. Tim Eney Snohomish, WA      Love this hill!  1/31/2007 12:32:21 PM 
24. Brandon TeVelde Bellingham, WA      Im a Slalom virgin, please be gentle  1/31/2007 4:57:09 PM 
25. Peter Williams Bellingham, WA      I, also, am a slalom virgin.  1/31/2007 4:58:52 PM 
26. Jeremy Geier Bremerton, Wa      viva la SLALOM, bitches!!  2/1/2007 10:28:19 PM 
27. Brenda Portland, OR      Doing my best to represent the ladies!  2/2/2007 9:02:13 AM 
28. Ileigh Amable Poulsbo, WA      i should be un-broken the time this rolls around  2/2/2007 2:45:44 PM 
29. The Duncan's (X2) Canby, Oregon      Newbies, Thanks Dave Anderson!  2/2/2007 10:09:18 PM 
30. Patrick Alldred Auburn,WA      Thanks to; Jackman, Moy, Munson, Peters, and Stryker   2/12/2007 4:35:19 PM 
31. Danny Petersdorf Salem, Oregon      I love this hill.  2/14/2007 5:24:06 PM 
32. Eric Hovey NW PDX      This should be fun!  2/15/2007 9:39:01 AM 
33. Rich Sayers Martinez, California       This is going to be great - Nor Cal ready to party and skate!  2/15/2007 10:47:48 AM 
34. Spencer Smith Bellevue WA      Cant wait for season opener!!!  2/27/2007 4:34:21 PM 
35. Casey Morrow Homeless, USA      I guess top 3 in B have to be in A this time, huh? Damn!  3/7/2007 4:42:31 PM 
36. Gareth Roe Seattle, WA      Thanks Paul!  3/7/2007 8:47:09 PM 
37. Ian Roe Seattle, WA      Bring on the Kids!!  3/7/2007 8:48:09 PM 
38. Nathan Roe Seattle, WA      Not going to loose to my big brother!  3/7/2007 8:48:56 PM 
39. Cory Poole Salem Oregon      I'll be there with a blower and a smile!  3/9/2007 8:51:00 AM 
40. Adam Jones Corvallis, Or      Stoked!  3/11/2007 6:36:50 PM 
41. Mark Van Wormer Corvallis, Oregon      w00t!  3/11/2007 6:46:45 PM 
42. Hung Chang aka 'hc' Oakland, CA      I better start practicing...  3/12/2007 1:22:38 PM 
43. Larry Peterson Salem, OR      Bring on the Sun  3/13/2007 1:13:50 AM 
44. Dan Hughes Renton, WA      Hmmm...in oregon again...hmmm...where to skate?  3/14/2007 8:02:19 AM 
45. Don Gose Albany, OR      Be kind to the newbie  3/16/2007 1:13:48 PM 
46. Tony Aadland Kirkland, WA      Lets do this!  3/16/2007 1:59:45 PM 
47. Jon Huey Olympia, WA      Isn't skating great?  3/17/2007 1:24:45 PM 
48. Dave Anderson Portland, Or      Thanks Paul  3/19/2007 4:54:30 PM 
49. Michael Dong Bothell, Wa.      Pauli - lets set up some timers!!! Feedback is good.  3/21/2007 11:02:43 PM 
50. Billy the Kid portland, or      this will be a great learning experience.  3/23/2007 4:02:57 PM 
51. Theo Deley Portland, Or      If I die, I'm suing you... Just joshin'.  3/23/2007 4:06:59 PM 
52. Bruce "Norski" Bjortvedt Nor~Kalifornication      3/24/2007 12:31:59 AM 
53. Edward Schmucker Jr. Tigard, OR      Wu-Tang!  3/26/2007 2:16:57 PM 
54. Jesse Rodriguez Grants Pass, OR      Reppin' the 541!  3/26/2007 6:40:50 PM 
55. David Addington West Seattle, Washington      Look at all of the people. I'm stoked  3/29/2007 12:02:17 PM 
56. mike morris delta BC Canada      whats a BBQ?  3/29/2007 7:37:11 PM 
57. Chris Stevens Vantucky, WA. "stuck in the tuck"      I'm tagging along with Thor, we'll be late  3/29/2007 7:54:49 PM 
58. Ron Snyder Corvallis      Where's the chair-lift? You mean I gotta walk up this hill?!?!!?!?!?!?  3/30/2007 10:53:33 PM 
59. Derf Franklin Salem, Albany, Eugene, wherever my van is       If I'm cool, I'll skate, if I'm a dud again I won't  3/31/2007 10:24:04 AM 
60. Pete X Salem, Or      Team SKATE FOREVER  3/31/2007 10:26:36 AM 
61. Lambo Salem      I'll be there unless I'm not there  3/31/2007 10:28:00 AM 
62. Shane from Coquile Coquile, Or      Pauliwog's Bow-wood supplier  3/31/2007 10:31:12 AM 
63. Tay X It's a Secret      I'll be there if I'm not doing the make-believe "retired racer" thing  3/31/2007 10:33:40 AM 
64. Steve McElrath Tacoma, WA        3/31/2007 12:42:00 PM 
65. MEL STUMPTOWN      May the skate gods shine on this gathering  3/31/2007 1:27:25 PM 
66. mike mcgoldrick VANCOUVER B.C. CANADIA        3/31/2007 2:02:16 PM 
67. Mark Bader Tacoma, WA        3/31/2007 2:26:13 PM 
68. David Baker Winston, OR      please...let there be some sun...  3/31/2007 6:26:52 PM 
69. James Hedman Portland Oregon West Hills      Pray for sun!  3/31/2007 7:30:50 PM 
70. John Karl Lake Oswego OR        3/31/2007 10:42:17 PM 
71. Robert H Lake Grove, OR      ..and uh, thats it  3/31/2007 10:53:05 PM 

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