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Bethlehem Longboard Jam 4: Rob's Rad Recap

4th Annual Bethlehem Longboard Jam - Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Local Newspaper (Morning Call) Article on Event: CLICK HERE

Official Event Video:

BoarderX Race:

This year’s BoarderX Race was one of the most challenging courses we have ever built with only 7 out of 15 completed runs by the competitors. Riders were stoked on starting inside the moving truck and using the loading ramp to gain speed early in their run. To make it to the finish, they had to navigate over 3 kickers, a hip ramp, 2 sidewalk transitions and a tricky slalom section. NJ rider Tim Brookes was the only rider to complete all 3 runs (32.88/33.58/32.18 seconds). Aaron Gordy charged the course and set the tone on his first run the fastest time of the day.

1st- Aaron Grody 31.7 sec

2nd- Tim Brookes 32.18 sec

3rd- Cam Roundtree 32.75 sec

Photo: Heather Hilse

Rider: Zach Longacre on BoarderX Course / Photo: Heather Hilse

Slide Jam Open/Pro:

The Open/Pro Slide Jam was a small but talented group of skaters from CO, VA, MD, NJ, PA & DE. Local shredder Steve Fitz stole the show with 3 killer final runs mixing up technical lines, big airs and smooth slides. New to the scene, Tim Brookes wowed the crowd with his blunt slides, technical freestyle riding and tricks off the ramps. Neena Schuller from Original Skateboards held her own with the boys and showed them her silky smooth slides which earned her a 5th place finish. Our oldest competitor, Bob Kistiner battled it out in the Semi-Finals and impressed the judges enough to make it into the Finals.

1st- Steve Fitz

2nd- Tim Brookes

3rd- Aaron Grody

4th- Zach Longacre

5th- Neena Schueller & Ventus Kisari

Photo: Ricky Wheeler

Rider: Cam Roundtree / Photo: Austin Bouthilet

Rider: Neena Schueller / Photo: Heather Hilse

Slide Jam Juniors:

Our Junior division was even smaller than the Open division but that did not stop them from putting on a good show of freestyle & freeride longboarding. Nate Yager stood out in the finals with high risk freestyle maneuvers and high speed slides. Last year’s Faceplant Freestle Cup Winner Benny Clark looked laser sharp with his seamless frontside 360 slides and combination of tricks.

1st- Nate Yager

2nd- Benny Clark

3rd- Luke Landis

4th- Will MacLeod

Photo: Ricky Wheeler

Rider: Will MacLeod / Photo: Heather Hilse

Hippy Jump:

Aaron Gordy stole the show with his WORLD RECORD Hippy Jump of 58”! It was such an amazing feat, everyone at the event was going crazy as he landed the 4’ 10” high jump three times.

Rider: Aaron Gordy / Photo: Austin Bouthilet

Hippy Jump Video...

Longest Slide:

Austin Bouthillet – Longest Heelside

Zach Longacre – Longest Toeside

Rider: Austin Bouthilet / Photo: Ricky Wheeler

Honorable Shredders of the Day(thanks to Muirskate):

Bob Kistiner for being the oldest competitior and still laying down slides & tricks rad enough to make into a Slide Jam Final

Aaron Gordy for being MVP of the event, 1st in BoarderX, World Record Hippy Jump 58” and 3rd in the Slide Jam.

Photo: Ricky Wheeler

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