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Run The Trap!
Rules updated Sept 9, 2004

The course:

  1. Flat area with timed speed trap measuring either 44, 88, or 176 feet. 
  2. Acceleration area before speed trap, length unlimited.
  3. Braking area after speed trap (recommended).

How to run it:
  1. Start from a dead stop at any distance from The Trap.
  2. One Rider is allowed to acellerate themselves on one single 4-wheeled skateboard by ANY natural means (Pushing or Pumping) with no mechanical or external assistance.
  3. An official "Try" is made when the front wheels of the skateboard cross the START line of The Trap and timing begins. Timing ends when those same front wheels cross the FINISH line, and timing stops.
  4. Rider may propel themselves THROUGH The Trap by any natural means (Pushing, Pumping or Tucking/Coasting).
  5. Score is recorded as the TIME (In Seconds, out to at least two decimal places) through The Trap.
  6. If you're running The Trap at home, here are the Seconds to MPH conversion formulas:
    -For the 176' course: MPH = 120/secs.
    -For the 88' course: MPH = 60/secs.
    -For the 44' course: MPH = 30/secs.

Your 4-digit access code is unique to you, meaning that you can update your time whenever you wish. Only your best time will display in the standings.

Credit goes to Steve in AZ, who as near as we can tell was the first to propose this idea on ncdsa.com way back on July 30, 2004.† Ncdsa.com is proud to be able to further fulfill our charter by promoting the sport of skateboarding through the exchange of information. Let the games begin!
 



Personal Best Times
Name  Country Speed Trap Length Updates Comment Date Submitted IP Addr
1. Peter Klang  SWEDEN 18.634 mph 44 feet 3   11/4/2004 12:08:03 AM  129.178.xxx.xxx 
2. Michael Dong  USA 18.450 mph 176 feet 5 6.902 sec for 176ft on 4/1/06 in "the cell", Rumballs, Roe Bullet,  4/3/2006 11:27:42 PM  24.17.xxx.xxx 
3. Marcus Seyffarth  SWEDEN 18.405 mph 44 feet 1 Soft gRIPpiNs, HarD RaDIKals and a Strong pUSH!  11/3/2004 2:12:43 PM  81.225.xxx.xxx 
4. John Stryker  USA 16.997 mph 176 feet 1 Dropped Custom Downhill board, Indy's, Exskate wheels  2/7/2006 4:09:16 PM  207.175.xxx.xxx 
5. James Peters  USA 16.344 mph 176 feet 2 Landyacthz DH, 77mm 81a Strikers, Exkates, Trakmate  2/5/2006 12:32:22 PM  24.18.xxx.xxx 
6. Mike Cividino  CANADA 15.707 mph 44 feet 1 first try, stop watch  9/30/2004 3:34:21 PM  24.141.xxx.xxx 
7. Adam Daniels  USA 13.514 mph 44 feet 2 Fatboy GS, watch, Freezing  1/22/2006 10:50:35 AM  72.228.xxx.xxx 


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DISCIPLINES: Slalom   Cyber Slalom   Speedboarding   Soulriding   Pools & Parks   Banks & Ditches   Freestyle   Buttboarding   Street Luge   Skatecar   All-Terrain   Sandboarding   Riding Techniques   Sidewalk Surfing   Longboarding   Freecarving   Distance & LDP   Sliding & Stopping   High Jump  
GROUPS: Womens   Juniors & Teens   Masters 45+   Shoe Buddies  
Q&A: Race School   GANG OF GERMANY   Slalom Pro Mike Maysey   The Gong Show with Kenny 'Nature Boy' Mollica   Michael Brooke - Publisher, Concrete Wave Magazine   McKendry on Speed   Cliff Coleman on Sliding and Safety   HACKETT & OLSON on RIDING   Going Downhill with David Rogers   Chris Yandall on Skogging  
ORGS: California Republic Stand Up   GSI   IGSA   ISSA   TSR   COSS   UKSSA   DHB   Coast   CSA   SRA   NorCal   ASSA   Tex   Other  
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SAFETY: Dr David Hartman on Head Injuries   Crashing   Riding Safety   Safety Equipment   Join the No Helmet Campaign!  
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