Archive for March, 2010

Madness in the Mitten 2 Announced

March 19th, 2010

Go Green Longboarding and the Michigan State Longboarding Club are pleased to present Madness in the Mitten II. Last year’s event featured 31 push racers and about 10 casual ride alongs from across Michigan and Illinois. The event was a blast, so we’re going to do it all over again, and this time we’re adding slalom.

Where: Lansing, MI
When: April 17th and 18th, 2010
$10 for push race, $5 for others – cash awarded to top.
Other prizes will be awarded/raffled thorughout the event.
The fastest Hybrid slalomer who has never attended an ISSA event will win a deck!

Itinerary: – (subject to change)

Saturday April 17th
10:00 Meet at Ranney/Registration
11:00 Push Race begins
12:30 Meet at Ranney, Prizes awarded
1:00 Lunch
1:30 Caravan to Slide Hill
2:00 – 5:00 Outlaw Slide Jam real laid back not a contest or anything.
6:00 Barbecue at Jays, maybe a few cones for fun
8:00 – 11′ ish Garage Skate/Garage Bomb Cicuit #2
Since we are all gathered up, if there is enough interest the garage skate will become a mini-series of races for those who want to. (similar to Garage Bomb Circuit #1).

Kick back at Jay’s house, everyone welcome to stay. limited room, so bring tents just in case.

Sunday April 18th
11:00 Hybrid Slalom,$5, location TBD. Jam Style 3 or 4 runs.
1:00 Tight Slalom,$5,location TBD. Likely single lane, maybe dual.

We are currently seeking permission for the hills. We have plenty of streets in a few different towns that we routinely set up timers and stuff on with no problems, so there will definitely be cones and times put down somewhere. Worst case scenario, we will travel 20 minutes to a country road in Mason. I will post hill updates as they come. The event is not sanctioned, and the main focus is for everyone to have a good time. We expect some good local competition to be there and we hope it can serve as a season warm-up for Midwest slalomers, and maybe convert a few skaters from saturday into slalomers. The fastest Hybrid slalomer who has never attended an ISSA event will win a deck.

Sign-up – I have written and hope to host the registration there. Entry fees will not be due until the day of the event, but please sign-up so we know approximately how many people to plan for, and so travelers can see how many fellow riders are expected. I will post updates as the sign up sheet becomes available.

Event on Facebook –

Go Green Longboarding
MSU Longboarding Club
Bees Knees Skathletics
Modern Skate and Surf

Last Year’s Video –

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