ACME Downhill 2015 – THIS WEEKEND!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Bubbles Blog, Events, News


Hey cats and dolls, hope you’re all ready and registered (or about to register) for the 3rd annual ACME Downhill Race!  We’re proud to be partnering with the Bergen County Bombers to bring you this years main event – The IDF World Qualifier ACME Downhill!

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!

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Grand Rapids ‘Movies in the Park’ Series to include Open Skate and Transition DEMO, July 24th

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Events, Mike Stories, News


GR Movies in the Park Series featuring, “Hook” on Facebook:

Afterparty is at Pyramid Scheme because our boy Pete Croce will be slamming the hits, join the event on Facebook for the gritty:

The details: Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc was a partnered title sponsor of State Games of Michigan: Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding event and now DGRI has included Bustin Boards & AGA Nation Action Sports Agency in DGRI’s Movies in the Park format downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Every Friday in the heart of summer, DGRI plays a series of curated movies on an inflatable jumbo-screen on the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum lawn, next to the Grand River.  The event has a beer/wine permit allowing guests to enjoy beer & wine while hanging out in  Ah-Nab-Awen Park.  There are food vendors, entertainment and the movie begins at dusk.  This week features the movie “Hook”, and AGA Nation will provide a bunch of skate ramps and features for a pro skate demo, followed by free-skate.  Bustin will also have a special push event announcement, coming soon…

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Skater Dater (1965)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Mike Stories, News, Video

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.

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