Occupy Pando III is going down Friday, December 27 2014! For the third year, Grand Rapids #BackYardUnderground shredder Zepplin Zeerip will be hosting Occupy Pando in partnership with Pando Winter Sports Park.
“Last year, as we gained notoriety and increased event recognition, we saw nearly fifty competitors and over two hundred spectators visit Pando for the event. This upcoming seasons event will be very similar to the last, in that we will add wallrides and street features to the pipe while placing emphasis on it’s natural turns by building up larger hips and quarterpipes throughout it. ” – Zeppelin
Pando Winter Sports Park is the Birthplace of Competitive Snowboarding. Jake Burton won a competition here in the 1970’s. Bustin is more than amped to support cross-season throw-downs like Occupy Pando because the backyard snowboard scene is the roots of many side-stance sports. It’s what got us into into skating hills, because it was cross-training when the snow melts. DH Skateboarding is basically snowboarding in the summer, so we’re hooking it up with some mad shredworthy decks for the podium and few lucky rippers.
The homies at MichiganBoarder.com hooked it up with event coverage from 2013. Zep says this year the features will be changed up and there will be a DIY section for that extra naughty. I’m stoked to be there with the Bustin tent and crew! Don’t miss out on Friday, December 27!