Bustin Boards & Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc Present GRDH – State Games of Michigan Urban Downhill Skateboarding event scheduled Saturday June 27, 2015 4-8pm, in partnership with State Games of Michigan, West Michigan Sports Commission, Experience Grand Rapids, Tribe Boardwear, Rey Trucks, Go Green Longboarding, Sugar Urethane, Wind Waves & Wheels, Action Board Shop, Longboard Loft, Five-O Wheels, Concrete Wave Magazine, Serendipity, Wheelbase Magazine, Skate Slate Longboarding Magazine, Michigan Roots Wear, Grand Rapids E-Liquid, IDSA, Roy Designs, Wingman, IDSA, Loaded Boards, Orangatang Wheels and 105.3 HOT FM.
What: GRDH – State Games of Michigan Urban DH Skateboarding
When: Saturday June 27, 2015 4-8PM
Where: 68 Ransom St (Lyon, Ransom & Fountain Streets – Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
Last weekend saw one of the fastest races on the East Coast go down. The Killington Downhill Throwdown, presented by Restless Longboards, is an annual race that is celebrating it’s first year as part of the IDF circuit this year as on of the World Qualifying Series races. 3 days of racing down a 60+ mph course attracts some of the biggest names in the Downhill bracket, and among all the top racers, our boy Jayden held it down all weekend and walked away with the 3rd place spot. Congratulations Jayden! Scroll down to find a full list of results and some stellar pics snapped this weekend.
Open Division Podium – Will Royce with the snap – nice use of framing Will!
1) Thiago Gomes Lessa
2) Zak Maytum
3) Jayden Mitchell
Last weekend the Catalina Island Classic, presented by Riviera Skateboards, went down for it’s fourth installment on the beautiful island of Santa Catalina, off the southern coast of California. Catalina presents a unique take on the downhill skateboard event; combining high speed gravity fascination, with the beauty and celebrity of the island itself. Will Royce and Max Ballesteros headed out to the picturesque island for a weekend of skating, sun, and enjoyment. Shout out to Max for snagging a spot in the semi-finals!
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.