Dublin Pearse D’Arcy wins “King of Huku”, a 2-man heat race on huku hill on the 14th of November. For anyone who hasn’t skated it or seen it before it’s narrow 5 corners and around 55 kph. There were a lot of potholes but they filled them in but it’s still rough in a few sections. The heats were picked by names pulled from a hat and the winners progressed. Pictured: Pearse showing his mean face!
The Bergen Bombers started this event back in 2013 and it pretty immediately became a success. The nature of the hill, mid-40 mph, with 2 hair-pins, little road traffic, and close proximity to NYC led to a gem of a hill that is easily reached from the Big Apple.
This year the organizers have worked with the IDF sanctioning body and for 2015, ACME is (in addition to a rad course and a hell of a good time) an IDF World Qualifier race. That means points for all of your competitive folks!
Here’s the famous skate Dad – Mike Girard – taking a run from top to bottom!
HOWEVER! Not all who race must be pro! This weekend ACME provides not only high-level racing and competitors from across the entire spectrum of downhill skateboarding, but also an opportunity for more recreational riders as well. All Friday, open skating of the hill will be available to all registered for the Freeride. No leathers, no IDF membership needed, just bring your waiver, safety equipment and Freeride registration and you’re clear to skate!
While on the first leg of the #ForAllWhoPush Tour, team rider Jayden Smith made a little compilation of all the fun and shenanigans. Watch while the Bustin crew plays skateboards and in general has a good time!
Michigan longboarding roots are dense in distance skateboarding. Commuting point A to B is part of everyone’s life, and it feels good on on a skateboard. Only the past 30 years or so the majority of Americans have invested a major chunk of their savings into automobiles, and bikes- to commute point A to B. Automotives are rad! Bikes are pretty cool too. But, you can’t drive an automotive on a State-Trail networks.
Bustin partnered up with AGA nation Action Sports Agency to bring you the Bikes, Boards and Beach Series Distance Skateboard Race in Racine, Wisconsin July 31- August 1 2015. The event is hosted on the beautiful sandy beaches of Racine, along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The push competition is a 3 mile short-course sprint on the Lake Michigan Pathway adjacent to the beach. Will add more classes depending on participation, but podium winners of the sprint win the prizes.