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stocago



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Location: Clearwater, FL

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Eddie, unfortunately, I have to work that Saturday. I'd be up for it on Sunday, but I can understand if you don't want to delay the event. I'd probably be up for a 4-hour skate or 40 miles, whichever comes first.
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frogy130



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Sunday Reply with quote

Greg, no Sunday is fine for me, 40 miles or 4 hours sounds good as well.

Anyone who wants to do more or less that is fine as well Sunday is the day after Holloween so what time should we start I was thinking around 10-11AM but earlier/later is fine with me whats everyones thoughts?

I will be cross posting this on silverfish as soon as I firm up the details.

Eddie
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stocago



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm flexible on the start time, you make the call. It's nice and cool now, but who knows what it'll be like then, probably hotter, maybe a lot hotter.  Ideally, we should be skating during the coolest part of the day, but I realize that most of us are not morning people, so I can understand being accommodating with a late start. "Mostly under canopy" will definitely help if it's a hot day. Hopefully, it won't be too humid.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Details Reply with quote

OK it is official I am putting on a longboard get together  Sunday November 1st 2009 10 AM at the newly paved Rothenbach park in Sarasota, really nice place esp during the heat of the day. it has 2.7 mile loop and a 1 mile loop both mostly under canopy.

I will try to get them to sweep the path right before the event. Figure we can get as many loops as we can/want. followed by a cookout.

Good push/long distance pumping trail through the woods, with one small downhill section. If you wanted to learn how to LDPump should have a few LDP experts on hand to help with set-ups and maybe try out some other boards and will have a Kahuna Big stick to test as well..

Reply or send me a PM if interested.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:18 am    Post subject: Sarasota FL Longboard meetup Reply with quote

So far we have 8 confirmed and 2 may shows.

See you all Sunday at Rothenbach Park
8650 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota


Eddie
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Location: St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a fun event and nice to ride new trails. Hope we can do it again. It seems like we will be getting more LDP converts in SW Florida.


There are several not pictured but this was taken after most had left.
The dancer board is a great pumper, BTW. It's heavy, but there is something to be said for momentum - the board does not seem to slow down. I am running paris 180s with the khiro 7* wedges, making it 57* up front and 43* in rear. The wider trucks on such a long board seem to funtion as narrower trucks on a shorter board. There has to be some golden ratio out there for pumping in terms of WB to truck width. But pumping that log makes me seriously question the 28*-31* WB maxim. The pumps just are wider and slower and a different wave length. My hypothesis is a longer WB allows for wider trucks since they function as narrow trucks on a shorter WB.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

angelo_pb wrote:
...It's heavy, but there is something to be said for momentum - the board does not seem to slow down. I am running paris 180s with the khiro 7* wedges, making it 57* up front and 43* in rear. The wider trucks on such a long board seem to funtion as narrower trucks on a shorter board. There has to be some golden ratio out there for pumping in terms of WB to truck width. But pumping that log makes me seriously question the 28*-31* WB maxim. The pumps just are wider and slower and a different wave length. My hypothesis is a longer WB allows for wider trucks since they function as narrow trucks on a shorter WB.

First off, it looks like you guys are having a blast in the sun!!!   Always great to see the group shots and live the warm and sunny FL life vicariously.

Believe me, your thoughts on the weight and WB size of the big board make perfect sense.    Most of the LDP stuff Munson and I did together years back was on 5-foot birch boards by Flexdex, they sport a 41" WB and we were typically running Randal 150's and 180's or Gullwing 160's.  So I agree it really makes sense to scale up the hangar in line with the wheelbase.    And I've always felt that the momentum from the bigger board fed on itself and wasn't the hindrance that people often associate with big boards.     This is Ashton rolling the 180's...  

[[ edit:  took out pic, that was obnoxiously huge  Wink  ]]

I think where the weight trade-off starts to get really noticable is when you have a lot of short hills to pump up, or the really long gradual inclines... that's really what motivated bringing down both the board size to find that "optimal" 28" WB, and dropping weight of materials came about.    But one great thing about pumping a dancer-sized board like that all the time, is you're going to build up a monster base, and when you step on a lighter, shorter board, it might feel like a "toy" you can jam some serious pumps on.   I still keep looking at my lonely Flexdex and thinking about setting it up again-- besides the fact they're actually good for LDP, they're amazing carvers!!

Great stuff, please keep sending the sunshine up north.
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frogy130



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,

Thanks for coming out and The looooong board (dancer) was neat.

We had 9 longboarders in total if not all at one time.

Was still a little seasonally hot but that trail has a lot of tree cover.

Greg and Paul,

Thanks for letting Eric and I ride your boards all day, we both had a great time.

I am about to order some new trucks for my board Bennett Vector 5.0 for the front and  Seismic 130 for the rear, the replacement springs are they sold as pairs of do I need to order 2 to get a set?

Eric second day on a longboard and he put in 16-17 miles, I was very impressed I think he is hooked now and will be getting a longboard soon.

We need to meetup again before it gets to hot again.

Eddie

angelo_pb wrote:
It was a fun event and nice to ride new trails. Hope we can do it again. It seems like we will be getting more LDP converts in SW Florida.

There are several not pictured but this was taken after most had left.
The dancer board is a great pumper, BTW. It's heavy, but there is something to be said for momentum - the board does not seem to slow down. I am running paris 180s with the khiro 7* wedges, making it 57* up front and 43* in rear. The wider trucks on such a long board seem to funtion as narrower trucks on a shorter board. There has to be some golden ratio out there for pumping in terms of WB to truck width. But pumping that log makes me seriously question the 28*-31* WB maxim. The pumps just are wider and slower and a different wave length. My hypothesis is a longer WB allows for wider trucks since they function as narrow trucks on a shorter WB.
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stocago



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddie, thanks for putting on the get together. It was fun.

As for the springs, you will get two in a tube (which comes in handy for dirty bearings). On the Slippery Skates deck that I rode most of the day, I was using navy blue/extra heavy springs on light tension. On the Pulse that I set up for the day, I had green/medium springs on a medium setting. Lately, I have been prefering heavy springs, but it's probably good to start with a more moderate spring like red or green.

Here a link with more info:  
http://www.seismicskate.com/tech_truck_selection.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Squiggy Classic "Skate in the Dark" Reply with quote

I am going to do the night skate with the inline skaters at the Squiggy Classic "Skate in the Dark"

When: Friday 12th March 2010

Where: Flatwoods Wilderness Park Tampa FL

What: 7+ mile Night skate

I asked and they would love to have LDPers in the night event. But not for the races on Sat or Sun.

for more info:
http://www.squiggyclassicinline.com/

Very nice paved trail through the woods.

I would like to have some other long-boarders as company.

Eddie
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Knight skate Reply with quote

So far Greg, Eric and I have said they will be doing this event, and one other on the fish has expressed interest.

Here is more details and where you can sign up.

http://www.active.com/more-sports...squiggy-classic-inline-2010-iu312

Day of event signup is also an option but no T-shirt if you do.

Eddie
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: 6h Annual Squiggy Classic Postponed Reply with quote

There will be no skate tonight.

it has been postponed due to flooding from 2 days of heavy rain (future date not set yet)

Eddie
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Tampa FL skateboarding get together Reply with quote

So, Paul (angelopb) PMed me and looks like we are having another FL skateboarding get together.

We were thinking Memorial Day Monday May 31, at 9 AM, before it gets too hot.

Will confirm date and time by end of the week.

Where: Flatwoods Wilderness Park Tampa FL
http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/lh-flatwoods.html

Very nice 7 mile paved trail through the woods.

So who is up for some pumping in the FL sunshine?

Pumpers, pushers and LB paddlers all welcome.

Eddie
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Tampa Outlaw Push Race Saturday may 29th Reply with quote

just saw this on the fish

Tampa Outlaw Push Race
-Downtown Showdown Tampa
-Saturday May 29th
-Race starts at 10:30 in downtown Tampa
-$10 to Race $5 for the Poker Run

http://www.silverfishlongboarding...38996-tampa-outlaw-push-race.html
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updates on the push race.

It is a night race/poker run.

Start time is 11 PM.

Still debating if I am going (is past my bed time Very Happy ).

Eddie


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