The Bergen Bombers started this event back in 2013 and it pretty immediately became a success. The nature of the hill, mid-40 mph, with 2 hair-pins, little road traffic, and close proximity to NYC led to a gem of a hill that is easily reached from the Big Apple.
This year the organizers have worked with the IDF sanctioning body and for 2015, ACME is (in addition to a rad course and a hell of a good time) an IDF World Qualifier race. That means points for all of your competitive folks!
Here’s the famous skate Dad – Mike Girard – taking a run from top to bottom!
HOWEVER! Not all who race must be pro! This weekend ACME provides not only high-level racing and competitors from across the entire spectrum of downhill skateboarding, but also an opportunity for more recreational riders as well. All Friday, open skating of the hill will be available to all registered for the Freeride. No leathers, no IDF membership needed, just bring your waiver, safety equipment and Freeride registration and you’re clear to skate!
While on the first leg of the #ForAllWhoPush Tour, team rider Jayden Smith made a little compilation of all the fun and shenanigans. Watch while the Bustin crew plays skateboards and in general has a good time!
Midwest Team Rider Clark Patrick sent me this photo of him getting to the spot on the Shrike Board. Wakeboard boats have become a pretty badass industry, combining crazy horsepower with subwoofers and mini-fridges. I think its about time someone develop the skitch scooter in the same vein. Who’s on it?
Starting from the ground up, we sourced the think tank of our team riders and flow team and began designing a board to continue our #SkateEverything mentality. The goal was to create something that could be used in our home on the streets of NYC, all the way out to the hills and mountains of CA, and everywhere in between. The Shrike (or the Mystery Model as it was known for the majority of it’s development) is born of the collective desire to skate, developed using high detail rendering and molding, and presented to the world ready to take on anything.
There comes a times in every boy and girl’s life when attraction to the same and/or opposite sex overcomes passion for hobbies. The first film ever produced about skateboarding, Skaterdater (1965), tells a story with no dialogue.
A group of boy skaters are suddenly at a point when one of the boys sees a young girl, and becomes interested in her. This causes a rift with the other boys, who challenges him to a skating duel that goes down a hilly street.