Ride the Plank: Even more fun at Fun Fun Fun Fest
You don’t have to be board at Fun Fun Fun Fest, you can BMX instead.
This year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest has upped the ante on last year’s skate ramp, and will now feature a bigger, radder, and “fun fun funner” ramp. Not only that, but dudes like Mat Hoffman will be riding with you, so get ready to represent and “Ride the Plank.”
Now you can skate AND ride, while listening to MC’s, DJ’s, and bands, all the while enjoying the nautical pirate aesthetic, designed by artists like Michael Sieben of Roger Skateboards and Tim Kerr, that will grace the ramp this November.
Project Loop is spearheading the pirate themed “Ride the Plank,” an expansion of the Skate + Ride Experience, keeping with the festival’s nautical theme. The Austin based, non-profit Project Loop has been working alongside Fun Fun Fun Fest for sometime now, and is teaming up with BMX builder Ryan Corrigan of HOLDONHEREWEGO, and Austin based skate park builder Speerco to create what they believe will be an “amazing rider experience.”
“We’re absolutely honored to be curating Ride the Plank,” says Brent Humphreys, the Principal at Project Loop. “Being a part of Fun Fun Fun Fest means a lot to our kids.”
Contests and activities include “Shiver Me Timbers,” a Pro-A contest for locals and pros alike sponsored by Gatorade and No Comply. On Sunday, Thrasher Magazine hosts a “Mutiny on the Bounty” jam, all of which should be thoroughly enjoyable.
If you don’t skate or ride, you can still come check out the pros. Skaters like Mike Vallely will be tearing it up out there, and will no doubt inspire you to pick up a board, which will be easy because No Comply and Roger Skateboards, alongside Sunday & Odyssey, are going to have pop-up shops on-site for this year’s festival.
With so much to do at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, the only question is, what kind of fun fun fun are you going to get into?
by Rob McCarthy