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.
Occupy Pando III is going down Friday, December 27 2014! For the third year, Grand Rapids #BackYardUnderground shredder Zepplin Zeerip will be hosting Occupy Pando in partnership with Pando Winter Sports Park.
“Last year, as we gained notoriety and increased event recognition, we saw nearly fifty competitors and over two hundred spectators visit Pando for the event. This upcoming seasons event will be very similar to the last, in that we will add wallrides and street features to the pipe while placing emphasis on it’s natural turns by building up larger hips and quarterpipes throughout it. ” – Zeppelin
Pando Winter Sports Park is the Birthplace of Competitive Snowboarding. Jake Burton won a competition here in the 1970’s. Bustin is more than amped to support cross-season throw-downs like Occupy Pando because the backyard snowboard scene is the roots of many side-stance sports. It’s what got us into into skating hills, because it was cross-training when the snow melts. DH Skateboarding is basically snowboarding in the summer, so we’re hooking it up with some mad shredworthy decks for the podium and few lucky rippers.
The homies at MichiganBoarder.com hooked it up with event coverage from 2013. Zep says this year the features will be changed up and there will be a DIY section for that extra naughty. I’m stoked to be there with the Bustin tent and crew! Don’t miss out on Friday, December 27!
Bustin Boards is proud to support Occupy Pando on Saturday, December 29th at Pando Winter Sports Park in Rockford, Michigan. Pando’s history roots deep into the foundations of modern snow sports and we’re super amped to work with the core of individuals who promote Midwest Competitive Snowboarding at Pando.
1. Pando was the 1st Ski Area in Michigan to allow Snurfers and Snowboarders unlimited access to it’s winter terrain.
2. Pando hosted the World Championships of Snurfing in the late 1970’s.
3. In 1979 Jake Burton won the 1st competitive snowboard race ever at Pando Ski Area launching the excellent sport of snowboarding into the next century.
Bustin Boards Longboards are designed to perform on hills without snow in an effort to get the same feeling as snowboarding year round. The ride feels almost the same, the thrill is the same and the same shredders who love to snowboard love to longboard, naturally. What are you waiting for? Give the gift of longboarding this holiday season. Visit your local core longboard shop and ask for Bustin Boards or design your own longboard at www.bustinboards.com. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for December 29th!
Michigan native J-Rod hooked us up with this chill video he put together of a good freeride run on his Bustini Boombox in Rockford, Michigan. Jared’s skill set keeps on growing and you might just see him at style competitions in the near future! Enjoy!
Jared Seifert of Rockford, Michigan is a Bustin Flow Team Rider and longboard representative who shares his love for sports via skateboarding all over Michigan. Jared spreads stoke among Michigan natives and produces his own short films during his practice sessions. This is a quick edit of one of the most fun hills in Rockford, Michigan called House Street off of Childsdale, near Rockford High School. I have always dreamed of a DH course on House Street if we can ever convince the neighbors to be down with the cause. Jared, be an Ambassador of stoke and teach the hill locals about our sport. Maybe one day we can host a rad DH/Freeride event on House St. Stay Skatin’!