Bustin sends a fat shout-out to our West Michigan’s Flow Skater, David Driscoll of West Michigan for his podium finish on the Junior Final of Rage at the Ridge in Onekama, Michigan. Daivd (skating Bustin Hollow-Core EQ) was one of nearly 70 skaters who competed in the Downhill event in Northern Michigan this weekend and we expect David to continue his journey to the top of the podium in the near future – practice makes perfect, and Young Gunz puts in the hours. #Respect. Major respect to West Michigan’s Jay Holst in 2nd and Ed Keifer in 1st. You guys skated a crowd-pleaser run and had a kick ass time doing it. That’s what its all about!Read More
Last weekend the Catalina Island Classic, presented by Riviera Skateboards, went down for it’s fourth installment on the beautiful island of Santa Catalina, off the southern coast of California. Catalina presents a unique take on the downhill skateboard event; combining high speed gravity fascination, with the beauty and celebrity of the island itself. Will Royce and Max Ballesteros headed out to the picturesque island for a weekend of skating, sun, and enjoyment. Shout out to Max for snagging a spot in the semi-finals!Read More
Next Saturday, May 9th, The Ithaca Skate Jam is back for 2015. Comet’s annual event draws large crowds and every year they have been getting larger. Featuring a steep steep hill (the kind you can only really find in the finger lakes) and ramps on ramps on ramps, this year’s Jam is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Registration is now open with options to hook yourself up with some equipment at the event itself. See you in Ithaca!
Chicago Push Races are back with another season of events for all you mid-western types! First up is their event “The Hunt“, a longboard-centric scavenger hunt. So more info provided by the marvelous Krystle Ramos below!
“STUFF TO DO AND KNOW:
1. Check in & register with Krystle starting at 11am. She will:
a. Ask if you are posting to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Whichever you choose is the only place judges will look for your team’s photos to award points.
b. Take your team’s photo.
c. Post your team’s photo to THE HUNT’s Social Media pages.
2. Wait patiently for all teams to register. And for the group photo.
3. Be a good sport, be respectful to the city, people, business, buildings, structures, everything & everyone. Please.
4. Obey the law, follow bike lanes when possible, and remember, the city won’t stop for you.
5. Don’t cause any harm to yourself, others, or property.
6. You are responsible for your own safety.
7. We will meet at Wilson Skate Park at 4:30pm for Podium.
HOW TO POST PHOTOS:
Your team will only be awarded points for their photos if they are posted to the Social Media page you choose during registration AND they are captioned like so: #teamname #preyitem #chiprhunt2015. This is format that will be used in the captions of your team photos.
WHEN TO POST PHOTOS:
Judges will stop awarding points AT 3:45 PM. We suggest posting as you go. Procrastination does not win this event.
HOW WILL WE KNOW WE EARNED POINTS?
Judges will post your points awarded for photos posted as comments to the photo.”
Beast coast riders will be heading south this weekend to confederate territory to hit up the first sanctioned DH race in North Carolina. Mt Jefferson, where the race will be held, is a gnarly course not for the faint of heart.
There are still a few slots open at the time of this writing – so if you’ve got the gaul – put your money where your mouth is and get yourself registered.
From NCDH –
The NC mountains are about to host its first organized downhill skateboard race at Mt Jefferson State Natural area in West Jefferson, North Carolina. The event will be held on April 18th & 19th, 2015 with a practice day and skatepark competition on Saturday and the Downhill Race on Sunday. Food and refreshments will be available on Race day for racers and spectators as well as camping conveniently located near the course.
The track is a two mile long, closed road with pristine pavement, steep straights, meanering chicanes, and tight sweepers that will challenge riders at speeds in excess of 50mph. With registration riders will receive a swag bag which includes an event shirt.
The top three racers will be rewarded with a $1000 purse. Helmet, gloves and leathers will be required to race. A shuttle system will be used shuttling from the parking lot at the old Lowe’s Food for all participants, volunteers, spectator and park visitors for the day.
Handicap parking will be available in the park for those with disabilities. For inquiries, contact us at NCdownhill@gmail.com.Read More
David Aparicio – Bustin Boards
On Sunday May 11th, ninety six eager competitors rallied up to find out who was the fastest downhill skateboarder. Rob Wheeler the event organizer, rallied up sponsors such as RedBull and Bustin boards, to meet in Reading Pennsylvania.
The turnout was great, the racing was tight, the weather was beautiful, and the hill was technical.
The Brazillian Bullet Jonas Richter was killing it all day! He wound up taking 2nd place overall right behind Billy Bones!
I made it to the semi-finals, and finished in 8th place, not too shabby either. Most importantly I had a great time. The event was well organized and ran very well. Especially considering this was the first time Rob Wheeler put on the event. Hats off to you brotha, job well done!
All in all, it was a great experience, on behalf of the entire bustin crew, we can’t wait to see you next year!
Photo Credit: Tanya Shetsen, Ross Earhart