Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fuzion RTG Tour Press Release

The following was released by Nextsport today. For more on other Fuzion projects, check the interview I did here.

Fuzion brings together the best riders in the world with the Fuzion “Raise the Gnar” Tour capitalizing on the explosive growth of freestyle scooter riding

EMERYVILLE, CA (June 22, 2009) – Fuzion ( will launch the 5-city “Raise the Gnar” Freestyle Scooter Competition Tour ( this July to help showcase the international community and talent driving the sport. With millions of people, young and old owning a scooter it was only a matter of time before riders began to emulate the lifestyle and campaigns of “core” action sports like skateboarding and BMX.

Scooter riding to the average person has never been “extreme.” Typically received as a vehicle for transportation, most would never put the words “action sport” and “scooter” in the same sentence. But that’s all about to change with the launch of the Fuzion “Raise the Gnar” Freestyle Scooter Competition Tour.

Opening at the Xtreme Wheels Skatepark in Buffalo, NY the Fuzion “Raise the Gnar” Tour will feature four other premiere skateparks across the country: Ramp Ratz Skatepark in Petaluma, CA, Skatebarn West in Renton, WA, The Incline Club in Lakewood, NJ and the final and largest competition at the YMCA Mission Valley Skatepark in San Diego, CA. Competitors and spectators will be exposed to a number of different aftermarket scooter companies with the latest and greatest parts and modifications in the industry. With over $10,000 in cash and merchandise prizes, the Fuzion “Raise the Gnar” Tour will set the bar high in its inaugural year.
In addition to the launch of the tour, Fuzion will also be introducing the all new Fuzion Spencer Hawk H2 freestyle scooter and the Fuzion Spencer Hawk H4 carving scooter. Each designed to encompass and capture the traditions and styles of Spencer Hawk and his family, the H2 and H4 will feature the latest in scooter materials and technology. Both will also be competition ready and provided to many of the podium winners at each venue.
The Raise the Gnar Tour will also be developed alongside with the budding American Freestyle Scooter Association (AFSA). Founded by one of the top names in the industry, AFSA will standardize policies and procedures in regards to everything from judging consistency and class rankings to accepted equipment and competition formats.
Each tour stop will have its own personality and individuality, emulating the riders that will be competing. While much of the freestyle scooter scene is derived from both skateboarding and BMX elements, it also inherits a look and feel totally its own. Creating a diversified tour will help to showcase competitors who are used to street, park or vert riding disciplines. No matter what the case, the Fuzion Tour will definitely “raise the gnar” for years to come.

Founded in 2004, Nextsport designs, develops, and manufactures innovative action sports products. The company's flagship product line, the Fuzion performance scooter, is sold in a wide range of sporting good, specialty and mass retailers including Walmart, Dicks Sporting Goods, Toys“R”Us, Sports Authority, Amazon and Target stores. Nextsport is a privately owned company based in Emeryville, CA. For more information about Nextsport Inc. and Fuzion scooters please visit [link].

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