Madness in the Mitten Distance Skate & Skids Jam – Saturday, April 25 2015

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in News

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The legendary Midwest push race and slide jam is back! Action Board Shop and Go Green Longboarding are proud to present Madness in the Mitten 2015. It will happen April 25th. The push race will take place on the Lansing River Trail, which features brand new pavement on some parts, chunder, bridges, and pedestrians on others – all of which make this race a truly unique and challenging event. The course is approx. 4.5 miles long, so even if you don’t plan on racing to win, come cruise the course with us for a scenic skate, lots of people do. There will be cash prizes for the top 3 finishers, and the top 10 will receive product prizes. There will also be a raffle for all of those who participated. We have numerous sponsors lined up – Bustin has been a supporter of madness and the Michigan longboard scene since 2008.  Watch Bustin Mike D push way out front at the beginning of this movie (Madness 2) , riding one of the first Maestro prototypes in 2009

The slide jam will take place on a hill just outside of East Lansing. We may set up a kicker ramp, cones, who knows. The location will be announced closer to the event date. Prizes will be awarded for best trick, longest slide, most style, etc. Note: most of the product prizes will be given out at the push race. Some prizes will be held for the slide jam, but even if you don’t want to race, we encourage you to sign up for the push, cruise the course with us and have fun, and then you’ll also be entered to win raffle prizes after the race.

The push race and slide jam are open to riders of all skill levels and ages. At check in, all riders are required to sign a waiver. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign for you.

Registration is $10. Cash only, pay at check in.

Tentative Schedule:
10:00am – Rider Check In at Ranney Skate Park in Lansing, MI
11:15am – Small Push to Starting Point
11:30am – Race Begins
12:30pm – Awards at Ranney
2:30pm – Slide Jam

 

Madness in the Mitten on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/782899145098176/

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Bustin Retailer of the Week: Action Board Shop

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in News

Action Board Shop was started in 2011 by Jim MacGregor with the goal of providing the Midwest with quality skate gear at affordable prices. In just over 3 years, we have grown into one of the largest shops in the entire US. We quickly expanded our focus far beyond the Midwest, and now ship skate products all over the world. We do a majority of our business through our website actionboardshop.com.

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Bruno the Pro

Bruno the Pro

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Bubbles Blog, News

Bruno the Kid has been killing the game for years now – he first joined our ranks skating the Maestro Mini and his freeriding style led him to first the Robot, and then the Boombox.  By then it was clear that Bruno’s style and skill warranted a pro-model deck catered just to him.  The first iteration of the Bruno Pro was a large double kicked board – the Yoface 39.  Since then as his skating technique has continued to develop into a faster, snappier style his prototypes have gotten smaller and more reminiscent of classic pool shapes.

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NCDH – Downhill Skateboard Race at Mt. Jefferson

NCDH – Downhill Skateboard Race at Mt. Jefferson

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Bubbles Blog, Events, News, Upcoming Events

 

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.

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Bustin Boards Retailer of the Week: Sun and Snow Sports – Plymouth, Michigan

Bustin Boards Retailer of the Week: Sun and Snow Sports – Plymouth, Michigan

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in News

Bob and Nancy Parent originally owned a roller rink/skate park when they realized there was more potential to embrace the action sports lifestyle. In 1971 they opened Sun and Snow. Ever since then, they have catered to the outdoor and action sports culture hosting a series of events whether it be sun, or snow oriented. The shop offers everything you need for skiing, snowboarding, longboarding, swimming or just hanging out on the beach”

“It is our mission to generate hype for action sports in the community getting everyone involved as often as we can. We like to have fun, seriously. We also offer a wide variety of rentals, including longboards.”

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Sun and Snow Sports has a rad staff! Everyone who works there has a passion for what they do. Longboard, slackline, discgolf, skateboard, ski, snowboard, hike, surf and paddle. They do it all, especially in terms of longboarding/skateboarding making the staff some of the most knowledgeable around. Ask for Mike, Andy, Scott, Kyle, Evan or Andrew for anything skate related and if they don’t have it, they’ll will do their best to get it.

“We are stoked to announce that we will be hosting our first ever push race! Not all details have been ironed out yet so be sure to follow us on IG and Fb to stay updated. (@sunandsnowsports). The event will be on the 12th of September and it will be held at Rolling Hills Park in Ypsilanti Mi.”

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In the past 2 years, Sun and Snow hosted an event called Kick Butt. The goal is to get everyone out in teams of four on longboards and skateboards to compete on who can collect the most trash. Within those two years, they have collected over 4,000lbs of litter thus helping the image of skaters and our community shine! The shop will be hosting two more Kick Butt events this summer with the first one at the end of May and last at the end of August. (details to come)

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Like Sun and Snow Sports on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/sunandsnowsports/info?tab=overview

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