Bustin sends a fat shout-out to our West Michigan’s Flow Skater, David Driscoll of West Michigan for his podium finish on the Junior Final of Rage at the Ridge in Onekama, Michigan. Daivd (skating Bustin Hollow-Core EQ) was one of nearly 70 skaters who competed in the Downhill event in Northern Michigan this weekend and we expect David to continue his journey to the top of the podium in the near future – practice makes perfect, and Young Gunz puts in the hours. #Respect. Major respect to West Michigan’s Jay Holst in 2nd and Ed Keifer in 1st. You guys skated a crowd-pleaser run and had a kick ass time doing it. That’s what its all about!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
The legendary Midwest push race and slide jam is back! Action Board Shop and Go Green Longboarding are proud to present Madness in the Mitten 2015. It will happen April 25th. The push race will take place on the Lansing River Trail, which features brand new pavement on some parts, chunder, bridges, and pedestrians on others – all of which make this race a truly unique and challenging event. The course is approx. 4.5 miles long, so even if you don’t plan on racing to win, come cruise the course with us for a scenic skate, lots of people do. There will be cash prizes for the top 3 finishers, and the top 10 will receive product prizes. There will also be a raffle for all of those who participated. We have numerous sponsors lined up – Bustin has been a supporter of madness and the Michigan longboard scene since 2008. Watch Bustin Mike D push way out front at the beginning of this movie (Madness 2) , riding one of the first Maestro prototypes in 2009
The slide jam will take place on a hill just outside of East Lansing. We may set up a kicker ramp, cones, who knows. The location will be announced closer to the event date. Prizes will be awarded for best trick, longest slide, most style, etc. Note: most of the product prizes will be given out at the push race. Some prizes will be held for the slide jam, but even if you don’t want to race, we encourage you to sign up for the push, cruise the course with us and have fun, and then you’ll also be entered to win raffle prizes after the race.
The push race and slide jam are open to riders of all skill levels and ages. At check in, all riders are required to sign a waiver. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign for you.
Registration is $10. Cash only, pay at check in.
10:00am – Rider Check In at Ranney Skate Park in Lansing, MI
11:15am – Small Push to Starting Point
11:30am – Race Begins
12:30pm – Awards at Ranney
2:30pm – Slide Jam
Madness in the Mitten on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/782899145098176/Read More
Bob and Nancy Parent originally owned a roller rink/skate park when they realized there was more potential to embrace the action sports lifestyle. In 1971 they opened Sun and Snow. Ever since then, they have catered to the outdoor and action sports culture hosting a series of events whether it be sun, or snow oriented. The shop offers everything you need for skiing, snowboarding, longboarding, swimming or just hanging out on the beach”
“It is our mission to generate hype for action sports in the community getting everyone involved as often as we can. We like to have fun, seriously. We also offer a wide variety of rentals, including longboards.”
Sun and Snow Sports has a rad staff! Everyone who works there has a passion for what they do. Longboard, slackline, discgolf, skateboard, ski, snowboard, hike, surf and paddle. They do it all, especially in terms of longboarding/skateboarding making the staff some of the most knowledgeable around. Ask for Mike, Andy, Scott, Kyle, Evan or Andrew for anything skate related and if they don’t have it, they’ll will do their best to get it.
“We are stoked to announce that we will be hosting our first ever push race! Not all details have been ironed out yet so be sure to follow us on IG and Fb to stay updated. (@sunandsnowsports). The event will be on the 12th of September and it will be held at Rolling Hills Park in Ypsilanti Mi.”
In the past 2 years, Sun and Snow hosted an event called Kick Butt. The goal is to get everyone out in teams of four on longboards and skateboards to compete on who can collect the most trash. Within those two years, they have collected over 4,000lbs of litter thus helping the image of skaters and our community shine! The shop will be hosting two more Kick Butt events this summer with the first one at the end of May and last at the end of August. (details to come)