The Chief ladiga Silver Comet Skate Challenge is a 3 day, 188 mile stage race on the Silver Comet Trail between Georgia and Alabama. The course is 94 miles, longboard skateboarders compete for fastest finishing time over a 3-day period. On the final day of Ladiga, the skaters push the entire 94 miles back to the finish – a true testament to the dedication of these athletes. Bustin is an urban push company, naturally we are obsessed with this type of event. Huge respect to the field of skaters who will participate in the Ladiga event this year.Read More
Last weekend the Catalina Island Classic, presented by Riviera Skateboards, went down for it’s fourth installment on the beautiful island of Santa Catalina, off the southern coast of California. Catalina presents a unique take on the downhill skateboard event; combining high speed gravity fascination, with the beauty and celebrity of the island itself. Will Royce and Max Ballesteros headed out to the picturesque island for a weekend of skating, sun, and enjoyment. Shout out to Max for snagging a spot in the semi-finals!Read More
Before Burning Spider Stokle Company was a shop, we founded a group on Facebook to service the local community. At the time we called it Burning Spider, but as more riders where found out about the group we wanted to make it easier for locals to find, so we changed the name to Kansas City Longboard Community. Now at 700+ riders it is a pretty rad place to talk skateboards and keep as many of the locals informed of what is going on. Kansas City itself covers a huge 316 Square mile area with skating varying from skateparks, to short steep technical .25 mile to 1 mile long downhill runs right in the middle of the city, to nature trails like the Indian Creek Trail that stretches 25.5 miles currently (more gets added on every year), and is host to many group distance pushes.
As the community solidified and grew we needed a place to get our longboard equipment. None of the local shops carried the depth of product and knowledge that a varied terrain city needed. We had a couple of corporate stores, and a dedicated street skate shop that wasn’t super stoked on ordering longboard gear. So we have moved to a store front right in the heart of one of the raddest places in city to skate and live. Located in the heart of the 39th Street District we are Kansas City’s Longboard Headquarters.
Our riders organize sessions in the community and there is very seldom a Sunday that doesn’t go by that we aren’t hosting some kind of event or group ride.Read More
Last weekend, Annah and I woke up early and drove to Lansing, Michigan for the annual Madness in the Mitten Push race, presented by Action Board Shop and Go Green Longboarding. Madness is rooted deep in Michigan longboard history, it was the first longboard push race to be hosted in the Midwest in 2008. Since, the push has attracted an abundance of skaters from around Michigan and the midwest.Read More
Next Saturday, May 9th, The Ithaca Skate Jam is back for 2015. Comet’s annual event draws large crowds and every year they have been getting larger. Featuring a steep steep hill (the kind you can only really find in the finger lakes) and ramps on ramps on ramps, this year’s Jam is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Registration is now open with options to hook yourself up with some equipment at the event itself. See you in Ithaca!