We are stoked to welcome Brad Parker of the #Gnaratz to the Bustin Boards Team. Brad is from Long Beach, California and a D.I.Y. building maniac with a distinct style of skateboarding that is totally raw, way rugged, and fully rad! Brad also rides for Paris Truck Co. and he skates everything including downhill, street, bowls, ditches, and whatever else crosses his path—just the way it should be! Brad has also been featured on the covers, and within the pages, of numerous skateboarding magazine including Wheelbase, Confusion, CW, and a few others.
Anyway, please enjoy this video welcoming Brad Parker to the Bustin Boards team, featuring a D.I.Y. build and session way out in the middle of the Southern California desert. Stay tuned for more videos coming from Brad featuring DIY builds, ripping skating, and other such radness. Signature board too? All signs point to: Hell Yes!
Follow Brad on insta at @gnarlivin
Film: Marcus Bandy. Edit: David Ruano. Music: “Friends Like These” by Sweet Reaper.
Above is the full schedule for our Bustin Boards European Summer Shop tour hitting the shores of Hamburg, Germany on July 19th, 2016 (next week) and shredding on through five countries in total as we pack tightly in a van and head out to sessions, boardwalking events, Dancing feet boogies, meet-ups, scavenger hunts, skatepark sessions, city cruises, slide jams, slope styles, street sessions, hill bombs, and BBQs. Along with starting off in Germany, we’ll be hitting shops in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and we’ll finish up in Barcelona, Spain. A huge shout out to all our associated partners: Sickboards, FORtrade, & MDCN.
If your interested in meeting up with us to skate please contact any and all of the shops listed above in the poster via their Facebook pages or emails or websites. Or you can also contact the Facbook pages of the three associated sponsors listed and linked above.
See you all in Europe next week. Let’s go skate!!!!
We are headed to Europe next week for a full-blown shop tour July 19 through August 1, 2016. We’ll be hitting shops and sessions in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Spain. Stay tuned for the full tour schedule and other info in the next couple of days. The stoke is way, way high and we can’t wait to meet up with all our friends overseas and skate with them and have an awesome time.
For this year’s tenth-annual Ditch Slap event we opted to forego the traditional recap formant of simply showcasing our team and other shenanigans; instead we focused our attention, and camera, directly on the wide variety of skateboarders who were in attendance at this year’s event and who joined us in riding the endless ditches of Albuquerque, New Mexico with new and old friends of all ages, backgrounds, and origins.
Thanks to all the riders who took the time to share their histories. A special thanks Joe for hosting all of us yet again.
If you missed our first Skate Everything Project challenge of year that we also did at Ditch Slap then make sure to also check out the two winning teams here & here.
Although skateboarding has become increasingly more popular and accepted amongst people today, there are still some massive barriers and important questions to be addressed within the community itself . There’s one question in particular that I think deserves some attention: Where are all the girls at? More specifically, where are all the East Coast girls at? How could a sport like skateboarding- one that’s so beautifully creative and mentally exhilarating- consist almost entirely of guys? It’s rare to see a girl at a skatepark, and even more uncommon to see one featured in a skate ad or video. Without the motivation that comes with seeing other women portrayed in the media, It can be pretty intimidating for girls to go out and start skating. To be skeptically questioned, watched, and assessed upon entering a skatepark, or while cruising down the street, can be enough to make a girl quit entirely.
Emily (@lilnicegirl) skating in Brooklyn
Skater girl at Chelsea piers Skatepark
Being a girl who skates, and having been lucky enough to meet a bunch of others who do too, it became clear that this fear and intimidation was, and still is, felt by all of us. After constantly being told to “get back in the kitchen,” by trolls at parks and on social media- where we would presumably make them a sandwich- us girls have finally decided to listen. We are back in the kitchen- The Skate Kitchen that is. Here in New York, the streets are our kitchen, and we enjoy cooking it out in the East Coast. Consisting of both girls and guys, The Skate Kitchen is a New York based crew that skates everything with the intention of promoting a new and necessary environment that accepts all, while simultaneously laughing off the negativity from those who don’t. We focus on spreading the wonderful culture that is created when guys and girls unite as one and skate together- their boards being the powerful connection.
Bustin Boards is proud to announce that we are the official Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Central Mass 7 Skate Festival. This East Coast event is the largest and most diverse Skate Everything event in the world, and we are proud to be working with our friend Mike Girard (Here’s a rad interview with him discussing this year’s event) so as to help host a skate festival that offers downhill skateboard racing, freeriding, an epic minirampsession, a slope style downhill event with a slide jam as well as a host of ramps to hit. Did we mention an epic party with live music, video screenings, as well as food and libations. It’s gonna be epic and we cant wait to see and skate with you in Harvard, Massachusetts on August 5th – 7th, 2016. Bring a downhill board, a ramp board, a slide board, a hard wheel slider, and anything else you might want to shred. Again, we are privileged to support such a rad East Coast event that helps grow a strong and diverse skate community. Click HERE to get registered and we’ll see you next month at the skate festival that has become a legend unto itself.
Our monthly #boardoftheday winner is Dustin M // Instagram ID unimaginative_name_615! Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you choose your free board! Keep voting for our board of the day on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Google+
Our monthly #boardoftheday winner is Stephen Myers // Facebook ID https://www.facebook.com/stephen.myers.98871 hit us up at email@example.com and we’ll help you choose your free board! Keep voting for our board of the day on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Google+
Eddie Henriquez going big and taking 2nd place in the Half Pipe event at skate Fest.
The Bustin Street Crew Took a Road Trip Last Week to Baltimore and Then Down to Fairfax VA.
Bustin had an Open House Skate Jam and Happy Hour at it’s new warehouse in Baltimore last Thursday evening. The Bustin Street Crew was on hand to check out the new headquarters and do some skating for the local community. We made some new friends and reconnected with some old ones.
Friday we headed down to the 10th annual Skate Fest in Fairfax Virginia, a two day contest to raise money for the Children’s National Health System. Below are some weekend photo highlights.
Bustin Street Crew Team Rider, Pete Betti was out in LA recently. He met up with film maker extraordinaire Brett Novak to make this sweet little Short Sided trick feature. Follow Bret’s YouTube channel for weekly video releases.
As many of you know we’re challenging everyone to open their minds and spread their love for skateboarding through our Skate Everything Projects. Right now we’re at the Maryhill ‘Showdown at the Loops’ Race in Goldendale, Washington, one of the most renowned & official downhill races in the world, encouraging racers to take a pause from the competition and have some fun in our Maryhill ‘2×4 Chinese Downhill Race’.
The contest has gotten so popular that people have been begging us to open it up to everyone, worldwide, who can’t make it out to Maryhill. To that we say ‘good idea’ and announce our new Worldwide 2×4 Skate Everything Challenge, open to all skaters everywhere. Get your friends together, screw some trucks to a few pieces of wood and have some fun (and win some pizza).
Here’s how the contest works:
Find a random piece of wood thats not a skateboard or longboard.
Add your trucks/wheels/bearings to it and SKATE IT.
Post a picture or video to Facebook and Instagram.
Make sure to include hashtag “skateeverythingproject“.
We’ll choose 3 winners on Friday, July 1st (one week from today) and order a Large Pizza for you and your crew (your choice of toppings).