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Bustin Sponsorship Takes Midwest DH Skateboard Event to the Next Level

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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photos: Paul Soltysiak (thank you!!!)

want to get involved next year?  email: skate@bustinboards.com

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State Games of Michigan – Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding, June 21 2014

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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

Wheelbase supports the movement: Click Here 

GRDH on Fox17 News with Christian Frank

 

 

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Rapid Movement Skateboard Marathon – June15, 2013 – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rapid Movement Skateboard Marathon - June 15, 2013 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rapid Movement Skateboard Marathon – June 15, 2013 – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Read about Rapid Movement 2012 here: http://blog.bustinboards.com/rapid-movement-ignites-longboard-awareness-in-midwest-bustin-longboards-nyc/

Rapid Movement Skateboard Marathon – June 15, 2013 at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids, MI – presented by Blood Sweat Pavement & Bustin Longboards NYC is the most high profile skateboard event to happen in Michigan since the early 90′s.  125 registered participants in 2012 skateboarded for 26 miles around Millennium Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan – marking the most skathletes at a single skateboard competition in Michigan.  The event was hosted to present the idea of Distance Skateboarding to like-minded individuals while offering an incredible race location for experienced skathletes.  Visit the facebook Event Page for details. 

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/175693205929295/

Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rapid-Movement-Skateboard-Marathon/296902783698031

 

 

 

 

 

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Escape from Grand Rapids 2013, A Push Out of this City!

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Snake Pliskin is in town, he is trying to party!  Years of oppression have left Snake with a hot stink on his breathe and bad attitude in his veins.  Snake has one request, to complete a distance push along the White Pine Trail with the Michigan homies. Can you digg it? 13 miles.  MEET: April 13, 4pm – Fish Ladder Park, Downtown Grand Rapids.  Wear an eye patch.

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Occupy Pando Half-Pipe Competition, December 29th – Bustin Longboards NYC

Bustin Boards Official Sponsor of Occupy Pando

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Bustin Boards is proud to support Occupy Pando on Saturday, December 29th at Pando Winter Sports Park in Rockford, Michigan.  Pando’s history roots deep into the foundations of modern snow sports and we’re super amped to work with the core of individuals who promote Midwest Competitive Snowboarding at Pando.

FUN FACTS:

1. Pando was the 1st Ski Area in Michigan to allow Snurfers and Snowboarders unlimited access to it’s winter terrain.

2. Pando hosted the World Championships of Snurfing in the late 1970′s.

3. In 1979 Jake Burton won the 1st competitive snowboard race ever at Pando Ski Area launching the excellent sport of snowboarding into the next century.

Bustin Boards Longboards are designed to perform on hills without snow in an effort to get the same feeling as snowboarding year round.  The ride feels almost the same, the thrill is the same and the same shredders who love to snowboard love to longboard, naturally.  What are you waiting for?  Give the gift of longboarding this holiday season.  Visit your local core longboard shop and ask for Bustin Boards or design your own longboard at www.bustinboards.com.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars for December 29th!

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