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)
REGISTER HERE: http://stategamesofmichigan.com/GRDHBustin Boards is a proud supporter of skateboard events all around the world. We’re particularly excited about a new event this summer, State Games of Michigan – Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding. Bustin has been working with the local governments of Grand Rapids, Michigan in partnership with the State funded Games of Michigan - a multi-sport Olympic style program that offers 41 sporting events over a 3-day weekend. This is the 5th year of the State Games in Michigan, which includes a fully sanctioned Downhill Skateboarding event. The GRDH course is a short, urban style track boasting left and right off-camber 90 degree corners – perfect to grip and rip.
Skateboarding is illegal downtown Grand Rapids, posing a real problem for urban commuters living downtown and students who commute to class./work. This is the first time Lyon, Ransom & Fountain Streets will be closed to protect State Games participants involved in the Urban Downhill event and the first time skateboarders are allowed on the hill. We hope the event will raise awareness that skateboarding is a viable form of transportation that needs a green-commuter infrastructure, curbed bike lanes separated from the roadway.
What’s good Bustin fam?! We want to thank everyone that came out to support this past Thursday here at our Bustin Brooklyn location. The Good Vibes, Creative Minds crew had some amazingly talented artist come thru and put on one epic show! There were magicians, singers, poets and tons of skaters! Continue reading →