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

State Games of Michigan urban Downhill Skateboarding Poster

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

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Bustin Boards Recap : RedBull Big Drop at The Pagoda

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.

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The turnout was great, the racing was tight, the weather was beautiful, and the hill was technical.

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The Brazillian Bullet Jonas Richter was killing it all day! He wound up taking 2nd place overall right behind Billy Bones!

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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!

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All in all, it was a great experience, on behalf of the entire bustin crew, we can’t wait to see you next year!

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Video Recap By RedBull: 

 

Photo Credit: Tanya Shetsen, Ross Earhart

 

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Grand Rapids Welcomes Downhill Longboarding!

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!

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Kiefer Dixon Pushes his way into 1st place

Kiefer Dixon has made a name for himself by pushing the limits of his board and body at any and every push race he attends. I have personally seen him push long distances and quite frankly, I just can’t keep up. It’s almost like his lungs and legs are mechanical and all he needs is a bottle of water for fuel and he’s good for the next 30 miles. Kiefer traveled to California this past weekend to compete in the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon and took first place! He pushed 26.2 miles in 1 hour and 37 minutes! It was a close race but Kiefer took the lead in the final quarter mile! He always tends to lay back the first 3 quarters of the final mile, and then goes full throttle the final stretch! Congratulations on your win Kiefer! We’re proud of you!

-Dave A.

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Pre-Release Giveaway – The 2013 Ratmobile Is Coming!!

The 2013 Ratmobile is coming

The 2013 Ratmobile is coming

We’re stoked to announce that the 2013 Ratmobile will be releasing this month!  To celebrate, we’re offering up a pre-release giveaway of the new deck AND the new Special Edition Ratmobile Tee!  To enter just jump on Facebook and LIKE, SHARE & COMMENT on the post with above picture.

 

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