POSTPONED: Superstoker- Sanctioned Downhill and Freeride

 

Photo: Valerie Lioudinouskova

Photo: Valerie Lioudinouskova

EDIT: EVENT IS POSTPONED

Message from Event Organizer:

“Hey Guys I have some really bad news. I just got off the phone with the director of the parks and rec board. Despite granting us the sanction permit to use the roads for this Sunday, the Parks and Rec board has today decided not to let us proceed with the event until after their October First meeting when they will vote on and impose a fee for us to use the top section of the hill. We are all extremely frustrated and it seems the only way to circumvent this obstacle is to postpone the event. I deeply apologize for any inconveniences or let-downs. We, the organizers, are still reeling from this decision (myself especially, as I have already purchased a flight across the country to host the event. All paypal pre-registrations will be refunded as promptly as possible (most likely in the next few hours). Again, I am very sorry.”

 

 

WHAT: 

  • 2 hours of Open Downhill
  • Maximum of four hours of racing
  • 4.5 hours of Freeride (at least)

WHEN:

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 10AM

Photo: Valerie Lioudinouskova

Photo: Valerie Lioudinouskova

WHERE:

Located in North Park, Fall River MA. Parking will be available on Highland Ave. which runs
next to North park, registration table will be visible from 712 Highland ave. 

WHY:

The legacy of the 2013 Massachusetts event dubbed the “Fall River Bomb & Slide Jam” has birthed “Superstoker,” and it’s truly something to get super stoked about!! Located in North Park, Fall River MA will be hosting a 1 day gathering of skaters from all around the east coast. This sanctioned event will include a slide jam, hours of downhill runs, and racing. Don’t miss out!

Click Here to find out more information on this event and to RSVP yourself a spot

Click Here to see the Facebook Event page

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Bethlehem Freeride Competition – 6/21

Bethlehem Freeride Competition

Following the Second Annual Skate for Peace Bethlehem, PA will play host to the Bethlehem Freeride Competition on June 21. After clear success from previously held events, Faceplant Boardriders brings you the 2nd stop on the Mid-Atlantic Freeride Series. With 100% approval from the Bethlehem community, the event will take place at High St. directly in the heart of northern Bethlehem.

Here’s your chance make best of the summer solstice, and go have fun with your homies in a controlled situation!

Check out the event page description:

11am: Practice and WheelRZ Diablos Fire Events. WheelRZ will be giving out Diablos for best Kicker Trick, best Faceplant or fall, and longest slide(heel and toe). We will announce each fire event on the megaphone during practice.

Under 18 division (64 Rider Cap) $20 entry (Hardgood Prizes and automatically entered in Mid Atlantic Freeride Series if you place in top 10 finals)

Noon: 1st Heat Starts-32 riders (25 min)
12:30: 2nd Heat Starts-32 riders (25 min)
We will pick the top 5-10 riders from each heat to battle it out in the finals.

Open division (64 Rider Cap) $25 entry (Cash and schwag Prizes, also automatically entered in Mid Atlantic Freeride Series if you place in top 10 finals)

1pm: 1st Heat Starts-32 riders (30 min)
1:30pm 2nd Heat Starts-32 riders (30 min)
We will pick the top 5-10 riders from each heat to battle it out in the finals.

FINALS: Using the Mid Atlantic Freeride Series Un-Biased Judging System we will have each rider take 2 individual runs with their name announced before the run. Each audience member will have a rubber band to give to who they thought was the best rider in the finals. After the entire division(either Under 18 or Open) has gone the audience will hand out the votes(rubber bands), tally the votes and announce the winners.

2pm: Under 18 Finals. Each rider will get 2 runs with their name announce for Audience Voting
2:45pm: Open Finals. Each rider will get 2 runs with their name announce for Audience Voting

Sound off in the comments section if you’re going to be attending and make sure you subscribe to our e-mail updates below so you’re in the loop if anything changes.

Mini-Bomb — 7/20/13 in NYC

The 4th Annual Mini-Bomb is set to go off on July 20th at 12:00 noon on 116th and Broadway, in front of Columbia University and end in Union Square East at 15th St. Organized by the Concrete Kings and GhostSkate NYC, the traditional mid-summer race should be a blast and will only get better later on with a BBQ and Hippie Jump Contest afterward.

broadway minibomb

The race is always a good preview of what’s to come at the Broadway Bomb in October and usually has NYC’s fastest pushers going head to head in the summer heat to take the number 1 spot, so if you’re looking for some good push race action you’ll want to be near the finish line for sure. The race typically draws much smaller numbers and is shorter than the Broadway Bomb, at 5.8 miles. This helps to create a much more competitive atmosphere, making sure you remember that it’s a race first and foremost. If you’re not a local you’ll want to make sure you take a good hard look at the route, as it’s easy to get lost and lose the pack if you’re not expecting the turn.

For those of you who can’t figure out the map, we’ll describe the course here for you in plain English. The route starts at 116th and Broadway then turns onto 72nd St and continues until you turn into Central Park and continue on West Central Park Drive to 7th Ave & 59th St. You’ll take 59th St to 5th Ave and then bolt down until you intersect with Broadway, then continue on Broadway to the finish in Union Square East at 15th St.

As of this writing Bustin’ is the only sponsor officially on board, but there are more surely to come as the date draws nearer. We skated the Mini-Bomb last year and had an absolute blast so you can bet we’ll be there again this year. Stay tuned for any updates or details as the event comes closer. For official updates and more information check out the Facebook Event page.