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hello peeps
On 1/31/2008 jimmydangle wrote in from United States  (75.61.nnn.nnn)

hello everyone how are you guys. im getting 08 ready and wanna race some GSI! any body got any info forme on mcgf or ascutney for the 08?please drop me a line. thank you very much. and i cant wait to see all you happy faces again. J.M. Duran

 
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What
On 1/23/2008 get r done wrote in from United States  (76.106.nnn.nnn)

Tune here for the updated story
Click here for link

 
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what?
On 1/13/2008 Sam of NY wrote in from United States  (68.193.nnn.nnn)

what do I tune to for this whole story.

 
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shoes be gone
On 1/10/2008 Sam of NY wrote in from United States  (68.193.nnn.nnn)

oh! no way! but... I've got plenty of rough spots on my feet that need some "treatment"

got an order for rogers brothers braking soles for X-mas so I can't wait to see how they work. I can break front footed just as well as I can rear footed, do you think I might lose some board feel in the front if I had one on that foot?

 
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GSI prep
On 12/18/2007 PSR wrote in from United States  (75.68.nnn.nnn)

Yeah, but Sam, do you really have enuff SNEAKERS to 'train' for Ascutney?!
;-D

There are times, when I walk thru Brownsville, that I catch a faint whiff of burnt urethane....

 
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next year
On 12/18/2007 Sam of NY wrote in from United States  (68.193.nnn.nnn)

its time to start training for ascutney and munnsville over here in pearl river. can't wait to see all the faces again!

 
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08
On 12/3/2007 Adam Daniels wrote in from United States  (72.230.nnn.nnn)

i cannot wait for 08...not only for downhill but also for the slalom. this season i was not able to attend all of the slalom races i wanted to, but i will be back in 08 haha

 
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TEUTONIA
On 10/14/2007 Paulo Martins wrote in from Brazil  (201.14.nnn.nnn)

Please Check
www.malarraraproteutonia.com
the fastest hill the world
the big riders from planet in the fastest hill the world
oct 20-21
welcome

 
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No Dr. No?
On 10/13/2007 Ian C wrote in from Canada  (24.201.nnn.nnn)

Any reason as to why Niel won't be around anymore?

 
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A glance back at 07, and a look forward at 08
On 10/9/2007 Tim Cayer wrote in from United States  (24.213.nnn.nnn)

Hello racers,

Well, with our first slalom race now in the books, that brings to an end our 07 season. A season of firsts and lasts.

Let me begin with the lasts. It is with regret I inform you that Neil Orta and Kim Trader will no longer be associated with GSI. The GSI officials were recently notified that the 07 season was their last and that they will be moving on. I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the both of them for all their years of work and commitment. I consider the both of them friends and wish them the best in any future endeavors. But as the Roman philosopher Seneca once said “every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end”. So while Neil and Kim will be missed both on race day and behind the scenes, it is time to turn the page for GSI.

Another last for GSI was our efforts to promote the Gravity Bike and inline (aka Dirtsurfer) racing. We first began our GB class with thanks to Neil Orta in our 2nd or 3rd season. While the inline came on board a few years later. Despite all our best efforts to attract and grow both classes, including free entry’s for GB at MCGF this past year, these 2 classes were not well attended, showed little growth, and took time away from the growing classes which are becoming GSI’s stable. If in the future GSI receives or recognizes increased interest in either of these classes we may at our discretion bring them back. But for 08 GSI is going to focus on urethane racers and their growing support of GSI events.

With that said, I want to talk about some of the firsts for 07. Beginning with a new venue, which we are working and hoping to bring back for 08. Ascutney Vermont was a hill which I at first had my personal doubts whether it could be raced. The grade and resulting potential speed seemed to be so daunting that I wondered if it would be too much. Especially for our speedboard racers. And while we did have one serious luge accident which resulted in a racer being badly injured. By the end of the day it was apparent that we had stumbled on probably one of the most technical and fastest courses ever raced. Not only had my concerns been quelled, I was convinced this hill will make good racers great and great racers challenged.

Another first was our entrance into slalom racing. This came about as a result of some of our regular speedboard racers requesting us to host slalom races. The result of that was a year to investigate and plan for 2 events. While our first attempt was rained out, our second attempt was a success. So with that under our belt we have launched ourselves into a new form of skateboard racing and are looking into bringing you some of the best slalom events possible.

Another first for GSI was the amount of racer entry’s we received at MCGF. While it is apparent that this venue and GSI’s continued success at hosting some of the best downhill races has grown this event into one of North America’s best events, it also became obvious to us that the GSI system was pushed to capacity. So we immediately began working on revamping many of the systems that take racers from registration through to scoring. We are currently reworking these systems and believe that future events will benefit from our new procedures for getting racers on the course and through the day as quickly and efficiently as possible. The end result we believe will be less time in line, on the line and more time on course. GSI has built a reputation for being progressive and innovative when it comes to hosting downhill races. Since our beginning we have introduced many new innovations and ideas, which had not previously been done in downhill racing. If imitation is the best form of flattery, we are flattered. We see the results of our innovations and ideas being used in other events and by other downhill racing sanctioning bodies. Knowing that if nothing else, GSI has left its mark on downhill racing, and that is the greatest feeling of all.

But it’s far from over. And we’re far from done! Looking forward to 08 and beyond GSI is committed to continuing our precedent setting ways. And continued efforts to bring you new and exciting venues. We are currently looking at some new venues for 08 and beyond. New procedures. And new people to help continue making GSI one of the best recognized (now urethane based) race sanctioning bodies ever.

Watch for more announcements coming soon from GSI. We look forward to seeing you in 08!

On behalf of the GSI board, thank you for a great 07! And we look forward to a better 08!

Till then keep the urethane side down.

Sincerely,

Tim Cayer

Gravity Sports International
Downhill and around the cones!

 
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results?
On 9/10/2007 Sam of NY wrote in from United States  (68.193.nnn.nnn)

could you post the full results for munnsville? thanks.

 
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Slalom in Berlin... again...
On 9/6/2007 T Novak wrote in from United States  (71.10.nnn.nnn)



sorry... guess I should read the image link instructions FIRST...

 
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Slalom in Berlin
On 9/6/2007 T Novak wrote in from United States  (71.10.nnn.nnn)

Come to BERLIN, New Hampshire and see the river AND the streets BURN...! October 7, 2007... the River Fire Slalom Slam Jam.

http://www.gravitysportsinternational.com/images/smberlin2007oct.gif

 
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Thanks Ian
On 9/4/2007 Tim wrote in from United States  (66.65.nnn.nnn)

That means a lot to me Thank You.

 
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Munnsville
On 8/2/2007 Ian C wrote in from Canada  (24.201.nnn.nnn)

Thanks so much to Tim and Niel and the whole crew. You guys run the best races on earth!

 
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ONE MORE THING
On 7/31/2007 KLUDY wrote in from United States  (68.8.nnn.nnn)

THE CRASHES WHERE FUN AS HELL TO SEE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, NEVER RACED LIKE THAT. THE EAST COAST GANG CAME AND NO LIE i THINK THAT EVERY SINGLE STATE ON THE EASTERN SEABOARD, ALL THE WAY UP INTO CANADA WAS THERE WITH THE STAND-UP RACERS AND ALL WHERE FREAKIN GREAT , THE AMERICANS HAVE A FURTURE NOW IN OUR SPORT, I AM FREAKEN STOKE. GSI WAS GREAT FROM THE START ! ON THE WEST COAST ITS HAPPEN TOO, JUST THE EAST AND THE WEST ARE YOUNG AND HAVE NO MONEY TO GO ON TOUR , YeT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 
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Great stoke on GSI
On 7/31/2007 KLUDY wrote in from United States  (68.8.nnn.nnn)

GSI HANDELED THE WEEKEND LIKE THE PROS THEY ARE. 20 NEW RIDERS AND NOT ONE GOT HURT ! THANKS FOR WORKING WITH THE RIDERS AND BY DOING THAT THE RIDERS WORKED WITH YOU. mY lEGs hURt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
GREAT JOB !
NO WORRIES ON THE OTHER STUFF BECAUSE IT WAS NEEDED FOR THE LARGE TURN OUT NEXT YEAR !
YOU GUYS GOT ME HAVING FUN AGAIN , THANKS !
YOUR SYSTEMS WORKS, ITS ALL THE OTHER STUFF AND WHEN THE OTHER STUFF HAPPENS IS THE DIFFERENT.
I HOPE WE CAN TALK BEFORE NEXT YEAR.

 
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pictures... can't... WAIT!!!- cuz stand up rules!-
On 6/11/2007 Sam of NY wrote in from United States  (68.193.nnn.nnn)

hey when are the pics and vids going to start flowing for this race? but I can understand if the stoke burnt through the cameras because of such a high concentration.

 
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"GSI has done it again!"
On 6/10/2007 Adam Daniels wrote in from United States  (72.230.nnn.nnn)

the day started out shaddy and everyone was down and then....WHAM! the road dried up and races were going on like they were going out of style! Congrats GSI, way to just grin and bear it! this turned out to be one of the greatest races I have ever been to. now lets get those pictures up people!

one word that describes yesterday-STOKE

and in the spirit of Kludy--"stand up rules!!!"

 
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Address
On 6/8/2007 PSR wrote in from United States  (208.5.nnn.nnn)

Hey, adam, are you looking for Ascutney Park road, or GSI's addy? I'll check back in (it's 9:15 pm est. now) at around midnite, and can post up quick, easy directions then if you need.

 
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On 6/8/2007 Adam wrote in from United States  (72.230.nnn.nnn)

does anyone know the exact address?

 
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re
On 6/3/2007 Adam wrote in from United States  (72.230.nnn.nnn)

nvm, got it

 
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VT
On 6/3/2007 Adam wrote in from United States  (72.230.nnn.nnn)

so why is there such a lack of info on this race? and no way to sign up? times?

please e-mail me

 
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GMM
On 5/24/2007 DrNo wrote in from United States  (138.88.nnn.nnn)

The Vermont event will be Saturday June 9th, a one day event this year in order to test the venue with a two day already being planned for next year if all goes well.

Gravity Sports International race days are also practice days as we allow practice all day, starting in the morning with an open practice and between heats after the racing begins. You will get more than enough ride time in at the event just ask those that have attended a GSI event.

 
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GMM practice and race days needed!
On 4/25/2007 Sam of NY wrote in from United States  (68.193.nnn.nnn)

what would/might the race schedule look like for Green mountain maddness. I'm not really looking for details I just need to know when the practice day is and when the race day is, final exams are coming up and if I made it to this one I would really have to suck in the gut schedule wise. thanks!

 
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