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
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.
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
David Aparicio – Bustin Boards
On Sunday May 11th, ninety six eager competitors rallied up to find out who was the fastest downhill skateboarder. Rob Wheeler the event organizer, rallied up sponsors such as RedBull and Bustin boards, to meet in Reading Pennsylvania.
The turnout was great, the racing was tight, the weather was beautiful, and the hill was technical.
The Brazillian Bullet Jonas Richter was killing it all day! He wound up taking 2nd place overall right behind Billy Bones!
I made it to the semi-finals, and finished in 8th place, not too shabby either. Most importantly I had a great time. The event was well organized and ran very well. Especially considering this was the first time Rob Wheeler put on the event. Hats off to you brotha, job well done!
All in all, it was a great experience, on behalf of the entire bustin crew, we can’t wait to see you next year!
Photo Credit: Tanya Shetsen, Ross Earhart
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!