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. Continue reading
Bustin is taking full advantage of the snow, because we are tired of complaining about too much snow in the streets. This year, Bustin teamed up with Cannonsburg Ski Area & Tribe Boardwear in Grand Rapids, Michigan to host a Thursday Night Session in Cannonsburg’s terrain park. We were honored to have the Pure Michigan Antix Board Co crew on site! Their new Hoffmaster 154 is FRESH!
We set up a Bustin rainbow Feature & Tribe set up a step-down feature, then we put the Bustin tent between the features and blasted some Tropical Trance music for all to enjoy.
Bustin & Tribe brought hella swag and we had fun getting creative with the giveaways. From 6-8pm, 100+ skiiers & snowboarders lapped the park and had a blast. Bustin hooked it up with some Cannonsburg Custom decks which were awarded to the heavy hitters at the end of the event.
We came up with a pretty fun game, which was more dangerous as the night went on. We would stand next to a feature and wave a shirt in the air, like in a bull fight. Riders would come maching in, jib the rail, and try to grab the shirt. Between Tribe & Bustin – we gave away at least 30 shirts! We saw some great grabs and epic slams. The riders couldn’t get enough! It was rad. Another moment of badness was when we handed out a sticker to 100+ shredders at the beginning of the event, and when we asked everyone to take off their gloves and apply the stick, everybody did it! its never that easy! i blame the cold! #success
After awhile, we wanted to see riders jump, and clear the entire feature. We saw some BIG AIRS! Sketchy, and AWESOME!
Eventually, I got a little antsy and decided to do some shredding. Founders All Day IPA may, or may not have influenced my involvement. I’m old school, not used to terrain parks, rails, jibs, features. i’m down with the old skool JUMPS! Sorry for the crappy photo! I swear I landed it.
Growing up, we used to make jumps wherever Ski Patrol was not. because, if you were caught making jumps – you’d have your pass clipped. F that noise. These days, there is more park riding than alpine skiing, especially in the midwest where vertical is not our friend. We’re dealing with about 900ft of vertical at #MyCannonsburg, and we slay it. But, Michigan has 4 seasons – 3 warm, 1 freezing. That’s why we’re so into longboarding! We can shred all year long! 1 Love.
Occupy Pando III is going down Friday, December 27 2014! For the third year, Grand Rapids #BackYardUnderground shredder Zepplin Zeerip will be hosting Occupy Pando in partnership with Pando Winter Sports Park.
“Last year, as we gained notoriety and increased event recognition, we saw nearly fifty competitors and over two hundred spectators visit Pando for the event. This upcoming seasons event will be very similar to the last, in that we will add wallrides and street features to the pipe while placing emphasis on it’s natural turns by building up larger hips and quarterpipes throughout it. ” – Zeppelin
Pando Winter Sports Park is the Birthplace of Competitive Snowboarding. Jake Burton won a competition here in the 1970’s. Bustin is more than amped to support cross-season throw-downs like Occupy Pando because the backyard snowboard scene is the roots of many side-stance sports. It’s what got us into into skating hills, because it was cross-training when the snow melts. DH Skateboarding is basically snowboarding in the summer, so we’re hooking it up with some mad shredworthy decks for the podium and few lucky rippers.
The homies at MichiganBoarder.com hooked it up with event coverage from 2013. Zep says this year the features will be changed up and there will be a DIY section for that extra naughty. I’m stoked to be there with the Bustin tent and crew! Don’t miss out on Friday, December 27!
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.
Racine Relays is a 2.6 mile 2-person relay style longboard push race along the Lake Michigan Pathway of Racine, Wisconsin on a a there-and-back track. Bustin partnered with Action Sports Agency AGA Nation, who focuses on skateboard, wakeboard, snowboard & BMX sports.
Where: Racine, Wisconson (hour and a half north of Chicago)
When: Saturday August 2, 2pm
Who: All ages welcome, $10 individual / $20 team