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.
State Games of Michigan Winter Games happened this weekend at Cannonsburg Ski Area near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Of course, the Bustin homies and I were there – because we’re into rad shit. And let me tell you, Cannonsburg knows how to dose up the Midwest with 100% Pure. Grade A. High Quality Shit.
Cannonsburg boasts the absolute best freestyle terrain in West Michigan, including a skier/rider-only rail jam setup in GR, new and improved 4-pack jumpline, better-than-standard Skier/Boarder X course, and the first-ever banked slalom course. This photo was taken by a local photographer during Opening Ceremones of Winter State Games – a traditional pass-the-torch -which was carried by a skiier on the jump set. Obviously, terrain park personnel must know pyrotechnics, in case of a Michigan Avalanche. Because that happens. Pretty rad.
OK, Busted. I was going to watch the ceremony with everybody else at the bottom of the Double lift, but instead jumped on the Quad lift to watch the fireworks from the sky. Great decision! Snapped this click when the works exploded then reviewed the photo and noticed the Bustin Tent in the background! The Tribe homies had set up the tent right on the knuckle of the last kicker, so I exited the chairlift all amped about it, did a few whirly-tricks down the hill and skied the line below double chair, left of the jump set. Saw some pretty sweet airs from down there! Ski Patrol was a little confused when I slid up, so I explained myself. Gravy.
Not all work is play, but when you play do work – Salute your local terrain park shaper. Those few brave few who brave extreme temps to make sure we have smooth jumps, jibs, rails, walls, features, landings. Thank you for your service! Back in the day, we used to build rogue jumps off in the woods – but ski patrol would kick-down your jump and maybe clip your pass. That never stopped us from making jumps, and doing sweet tricks when nobody was looking. Here you have an old school Iron Cross. Who cares if its not technical, that shit felt good.
Like I said before, jumps are a lot bigger than we used to make them. Mostly because now the resorts have big-ass snow-cat machines that push and pull snow around to make huge snow piles – beyond our old school imaginations – and its great! Here is a cool phone camera snap of a State Games of Michigan competitor launching the final kicker in the triple set at Cannonsburg. Word.
While the Northeast is getting hammered with another Arctic blast, skateboarders and the Bustin Boards Crew are reloading for Springtime. Thinking about fresh setups, shedding jackets and ripping the streets without all the trash frozen in dirty layers of ice. Skate photo & video dudes are clearing out and creating storage space on iPhones and memory cards. Here’s the RobRod151 – 2014 New York photo recap. A whole year of sick skating packed into a crazy short Flipagram. Making room for the next serious sessions.
Skateboard Supercross: The latest innovation on skateboard racing, it provides a mix of technical ability, athleticism and speed. This will surely stoke you out. Debuting in Seattle, Washington this weekend – #SBSX paves the way for paved pump-track skateparks and competition. The tracks are designed for skaters, by skaters and require speed and agility. The tracks are a closed-loop format so the motion is continuous and rewarding. Skateboard Supercross is catching on across the globe, one day there may be a Skateboard Supercross park in your backyard. Think Big! Get involved.
You know that park down the road from your crib, the one with the big hill and paved road? Grab your Bustin Boards Longboard, gloves, pads and go for a rip! Bustin Flow Team Rider David Driscoll of West Michigan knows what to do, follow suit! Watch this video as David effortlessly slays a shred-worthy hill on his skateboard in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What are you waiting for? Go Skateboard.