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 | 0 comments

 

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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Dublin Longboard Crew & Irish DH Outlaw League -Words, Pearse D’Arcy

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in News | 0 comments

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Last year, The Dublin Longboard Crew in Ireland hosted their first ever Irish Downhill Skateboarding Outlaw League. After a few years of hosting Outlaws races, the mates finally decided to put their heads together and created an Outlaw League so us Irishmen (and gals) could get some race practice in before heading out to International events during the summer.

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How to Skateboard: Midwest Downhill Runs with Bustin’s David Driscoll

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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.

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Grand Rapids Welcomes Downhill Longboarding!

Grand Rapids Welcomes Downhill Longboarding!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Michigan is gearing up to get down! This summer’s State Games of Michigan is now promoting the Grand Rapids Downhill race!  We will be sponsoring this event, alongside Kendall College of Art and Design, and Rey Trucks amongst others.

The course is a 1/2 mile, 100ft vertical and features both a left and a right 90 on the best hills of Grand Rapids. Coordinated by Mike Dallas, this event has all the proper permits and insurance so get yourself registered here and take a peak at the event page here. The event kicks off on June 21st at 4PM but rider check-in is at 3, be sure to mark your calendars!

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Holiday Must-Haves – Bustin Longboards NYC

Holiday Must-Haves – Bustin Longboards NYC

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Bubbles Blog, News | 0 comments

What with deadlines approaching for holiday shipping (this Saturday 12/21 is THE deadline for getting a deck shipped in the US in time), we figured this would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the latest tasty treats from the Bustin workshop (we’re like, next door to Santa, sometimes the elves come over to hit the ramp, it’s awesome).  Whether you need ideas for a skater on your gift list, or you’ve got some holiday cash to spend on yourself, these are the most recent releases from the Bustin Labs!

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First and foremost, is the extraordinarily limited holiday release of the Ratarang deck.  We only made 100 for this run and we’ve got like, 10 left so they may be sold out by the time this blog drops (I hope not, go run and check!)  This beast was made from the brain waves of a couple of our team riders.  Will Royce got us thinking about a double sided Ratmobile, and when Dave Aparicio started riding his Ratmobile backwards, we got hooked on the idea.  We wanted something uniquely new and different from the original Rat, so we retouched the concave (steeper is steezier), added some elliptical w (ya’ll been eating it up on the 2013 Ibach), and threw in some subtle wheel flares (what wheel bite?).  End result, freeride / downhill madness.

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Take it back a couple of weeks to the re-release of the biggest DK that matters, the BGDK.  We asked what you thought about this large piece of wood, and the general response was that it was too large to be enjoyable.  So we listened!  We took off a little of the length (.5″) and a touch out of the girth (.375″) to make it easier and more enjoyable to ride.  These modifications make the BGDK easier to pop and trick, while the sharp rails maintain a steep, DH / Freeride concave.

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Last on today’s list of new new to check out for the holiday season is our latest wheel offerings, the Five-0 Sniper series.  We took the well-loved urethane from our wildly popular Five-0 wheel, and put it into a slightly off-set, square lipped shape.  The result is a wheel that slides as buttery smooth as the original Five-0‘s with a little more grip at speed and a LOT more life to them!  The wide contact patch gives these wheels a much slower wear pattern than their round lipped counter parts, which still dumping the same amount of consistent thane that you’ve come to expect from Bustin Five-0 wheels.

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Last series I’ll touch upon today is a re-envisioning of our past, our history, our Bustin Culture.  We started Bustin Boards with the idea that longboarding should be for everyone who wants to!  And while we’ve tried to keep up with the competitive portion of the industry (talk about fast growth!) we also like to return to our roots from time to time.  This is what inspired our 2013 cruiser / camber line-up.  We brought back the Cigar in 2 new sizes and added the new Mission deck.  All equipped with a more balanced camber in order to give a ton of life and spring in the board’s step.  If you’re looking for a tight, springy cruiser to slash around campus, check out the 31″, for board-walking down to the beach, the 38″ and the new, drop-through Mission deck are where it’s at!

Thanks for joining me!
-Bubbles

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