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.
America’s Midwest has been introduced to Urban Downhill Skateboarding! Saturday June 21st, Bustin co-presented Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding, a premiere event sanctioned Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan – in partnership with State Games of Michigan, Kendall College, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc, Rey Trucks, Gilmore Manufacturing, Wheelbase Mag, Wind Waves & Wheels, Action Board Sports + dozens of contributors. 107 registered skathletes dropped Lyon, Ransom & Fountain Streets boasting 6% grade & two off camber corners to negotiate.
The event, dubbed GRDH included Pro, Women, Intermediate & Beginner class’ designed to distribute talent evenly. Many showed sporting leathers, one Grand Rapids native turned-up rocking a chicken suit, racing on a maestro34. Six ladies entered the Women’s Class representing six United States. Thought that was dope!
Bustin Team Rider Annah Dallas pulled a solid 3rd place in the Women’s Division! 1st downhill event and she yanked a 3rd place podium spot, hell yeah! Our kids were there and have forever been influenced on International Go Skateboarding Day. Thank you skateboarding! FULL RESULTS
Registered Skaters were permitted to skate Lyon, Ransom & Fountain Streets 4-8pm with roads closed. Open Runs 4-6 and competition was 6-8pm. 4 person heats, 2-person elimination created a competitive atmosphere during race, complimented by the chill environment skateboarders often provide. Very cool.
A number of police officers were hired for the day to assist with operations, lasting relationships were forged. Grand Rapids Urban Downhill received support from every corner – Bustin provided Custom Boards for the podium among dozens of prizes distributed by event MC WINGMAN of 105.3 HOT FM. prize giveaways were offered to the spectators & radio-waves via live Broadcast, which attracted hundreds of listeners to the event.
Nearly 3,000 spectators spectated the event, and each person was engaged. New opinions have been created, kis are stoked, Mom’s are amped, Dad’s want to skate, the City wants to get more involved, the cops gave us high-fives, the weather was great, the hay was soft, the course was fun, the crowd was mellow, the riders turned-up, THE EVENT WAS SUCCESSFUL. Thank you for Party Rocking. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.
photos: Paul Soltysiak (thank you!!!)
want to get involved next year? email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER HERE: http://stategamesofmichigan.com/GRDH Bustin 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.
EVENT: June 21 4-8pm – GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
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!