Bustin YoStates Tour

Bustin YoStates Tour

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Events, News, Upcoming Events

We came from both near and far but #TeamBustin has squaded up here in Southern California at Skate House in preparation to send it straight back to the east coast while stopping and shredding with the homies along the way. The van has been outfitted and is committed to the best line possible that allows us to hit up various skate shops and community sessions each stop along the way. Check out the above flyer and check the dates to see if there are any of our stops where you could come say whats up to us at one (or more) of the scheduled appointments we have arranged along our route back across the country.

Matt and Max B. Gibbin’ before the tour even officially started. Photo: Khaleeq

We are fully prepared to barge and charge any and all paved surfaces we can find as well as lurk with the locals who call those spots home. We are simply skateboarders looking to skate and share our passion with our fellow rippers as we embark on a van voyage back home. Hope to see y’all at some point along the way of the #BustinYoStates Tour where dreamland actually has the chance to become reality!

The foundation for the stacking of clips has been laid so let the hammers start dropping… Photo: Khaleeq

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Sportster: Beat of the Street

Sportster: Beat of the Street

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in News, Video

There is a palpable energy that can be felt in the streets of The City that pulses to a rhythm unlike anywhere else in the entire world. The residents of this mega metropolis all attempt to match this beat in their own various ways, but to those who have ever jammed down these city blocks while dipping and dodging through PED barrels and all the other mobile obstacles whilst atop a skateboards know that this is the key to true harmony with the streets. Our local crew who calls The Big Apple home has adopted this lifestyle full on and rarely will be seen braving the urban jungle without their shred sled. Through this dedicated to the Push Life, a desire to craft and create the best possible tool for the job of commute killing began to burn within the #BustinFam which ultimately was the fuel that gave birth to our signature Push Series Collection. Within that series, the Sportster holds a special place in many of our riders hearts due to its agility and versatility when out riding anything from a simple morning coffee run all the way to a mobbing Broadway rip at rush hour. We recently were able to document our dudes Dave, Leon, and Victor on just such a mission with each of them harmonizing to the beat of the street using the Sportster as their instrument.

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Monthly #boardoftheday Winner

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Board Of The Day

Our monthly #boardoftheday winner for January 2017 is Josiah Thompson!  (instagram handle @jasiak94) – congratulations on your new board!!! Hit us up at skate@bustinboards.com and we’ll help you choose your free board! Keep voting for our board of the day on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Google+

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Tribe Supply Co Presents, Rather Late Than Never

Tribe Supply Co Presents, Rather Late Than Never

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in News, Video

Community growth and development is a huge priority for all of us here at Bustin as we seek to support the scene that allows us to express our creative tendencies in the form of morphing and molding skateboards. One such group of skaters that has become a corner stone for their local scene in Michigan is the Tribe Supply Co homies who are constantly getting after it atop their shred sleds while attacking their home town turf with true tenacity and a Skate Everything mentality. Our dude Cameron Steger found him self with some free time this past fall and chose to spend it wisely atop his Bamboo-X Shrike working on his some of his more techy talents at some of his local favorites. From poached path runs to development descents, a new short film produced by Tribe lives up to its name, “Rather Late Than Never” by delivering a fun look into this crew’s local scene.

Be on the look out for more footage from Cameron during his most recent skate-cation down to the Smokey Mountains in NC to be dropping from the Bustin editing booth very soon but until then stay up with both Tribe and Bustin‘s Insta pages for more social media progress updates as they happen!

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Kiefer and his Maestro Pro

Kiefer and his Maestro Pro

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in News, Video

Despite winning the Broadway Bomb more than a handful of times, our dude Kiefer Dixon still loves pushing around the urban jungle that he calls his home. The streets of NYC are ever changing and always unpredictable which is why Kiefer stays ready for whatever is thrown at him atop his Maestro Pro skateboard. This “commute killer” awards its operator the maximum benefits toward forward momentum while retaining a sense of agility for pedestrian dodging or holding a tight line through burly taxi barrels. Follow along for some of these shred-ventures in the latest quick clip compiled from a recent trip up to The Big Apple where we did our best to keep up with Kiefer in his natural habitat.

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NYC Street Crew – 2016, Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in bustin photography, bustin skateboards, NYC Street Report, Reviews, Video

Andy Millien, always Bustin out the Fresh Grip Art for his decks.

With 2016 coming to a close I dove into what I do at the end of each year. Start making space for the future by clearing out my phone and camera of old photos and video clips. Before I hit delete I make it a point to repost some of the year’s highlights all in one place as a small time marker of current skate culture and style.

Enjoy the video and photos. 2016 was epic in NYC Skateboarding. 2017 is looking even better.

 





Bustin Street Crew’s 2016 Instagram Video Highlights – This vid also includes a few epic clips of other random ripping skaters at events that our lenses were pointed at.
Filming & Edit by Rob Rodrigues with additional filming from Prince Lang and Bustin Street Crew Friends.

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Will Royce Skates South Korea

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Video

From the man (Bill Rice) himself:

“Everything in Korea is skate-able. The roads and the city.  Gong to S.Korea was similar to getting off the plane and arriving in the future.  Everyone has nice cars, clean streets, and neon lights everywhere.  Illegal drugs are super illegal there but they love their legal drugs.  Everyone smokes and drinks… BUT, if you’re Korean and you smoke cannabis in California, then fly home and they find out, you go to jail.

Everyone I met was super friendly and easy to talk to and there didn’t seem to be any sort of homeless problem.  I can’t wait to go back for Koreas first IDF race in April – the road looks amazing.

The 1 Love Skate Shop in Seoul was one of the best shops I have ever visited.  They had longboards and skateboards, giant TVs playing rad videos, and a really good vibe. We set up a rail out front one day while I was there and had a good session.  The shop is also right down town and close to all the action!

Thanks and shout-out to Young for all the hospitality and love!”

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Grom Patrol: Curren Atterbury

Grom Patrol: Curren Atterbury

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Grom Patrol, News

When I first met Curren a few years ago at a local skate park I instantly knew this dude was the real deal as I watched him charge burly transition sections that even I would think twice before hitting. His skills on a skateboard speak for them selves but once you get the chance to know him, you discover that not only does he absolutely rip but he is a genuinely good kid just looking to use skating as a tool for his own personal expression. Curren quickly has solidified him self in his home town back yard DIY scene in which he is a very active and accepted member with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Bustin is very excited to have this Grom as part of our Family and we look forward to showing off more from this talented transition killer as he continues to progress with us.

Name:  Curren

Age:  10

Home Town:  Wilmington, NC

Years Skating:  3 years

What originally got you into skateboarding?  I lost interest in popular sports (football, soccer, etc.) and told my parents all I wanted to do was skateboard.

Who is/are your favorite skateboarder(s)?  Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Curren Caples, Ben Rayborn, Jaws, Brian Drake, Todd Johnson, Wyatt Wisenbaker, Collin Graham

We hear you recently got a “mini-ramp” in your backyard.  Tell us a little about your personal training facility:  The ramp is 24 feet wide, 9 feet high (no vert), 12 gauge metal surface, Federal Stone pool coping on one side with metal coping on the other. Architect:  Chad Troutman.  

How did you convince your parents to put a ramp in your backyard? Luckily I really didn’t have to convince them.  They are both cool with it and many skate friends helped build it! Massive thanks to Chad Troutman and Randy Rose!

The Sunset Park of the Road just went off in your hometown.  For those who do not know, explain to us a little about this gathering as well as how it was to actually get to skate it:  This is a super fun event where teams work together to earn points by completing certain “challenges”.  The event travels to three locations to skate in the Sunset Park neighborhood.  The session was SO fun and I am honored to have the opportunity to skate with such a great group of people.  

What is your favorite pre or post skate sesh snack?  No real pre snacks, but ice cream is always a nice treat when I get it. 

-If you could only skate one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?  Charleston, South Carolina’s new Team Pain skate park.  It offers a crazy long snake run, a street course, a small bowl and (best of all), a big bowl.  All with buttery, smooth concrete. 

What does “Skate Everything” mean to you? It means skate all aspects of a park.  Skate every surface and terrain.  Respect all skaters no matter what type of board they have under their feet.  Skating should be for fun and always share the stoke! 

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#CommunityCommitted at the Party Island Downhill

#CommunityCommitted at the Party Island Downhill

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Events

 

Words: William Royce

St Lucia Party Island Race 

St Lucia is a Volcanic island in the south Caribbean chain, directly above Venezuela. To the north is Martinique as well as Dominica and to the south is St. Vincent and the Grenadines. St Lucia island is a classic vacation destination, complete with palm trees, coconuts and pale skinned tourists. Many of them, fresh off the cruise ship and searching for their next purchase. 

One of the famous attractions in St Lucia is the “drive up volcano” featuring sulfur water pits to bathe in for potential health benefits. 

Since it’s a volcanic island, that means everything is a hill or a mountain. Some of the island even has perfect hairpin roads that wind down directly into the city of Castries. 

This was the very first race in St Lucia so we didn’t know what to expect. We were lucky enough to race down one of the most perfect sections of road I had seen on the island.  

Race day was laid back. We all waited at the bottom turn for the track to be closed as people from the city started to gather on the curves. We took the first practice run and then it rained and we took a wet practice run. 

Our next descent was the first round of the race and the road had already dried enough by then. 

We did nine races to determine standing for the 16 man final. They started at two person rounds then four and then eight. If you won every race, you had the best starting position for the final. 

The final was completely soaked because of the tropical storm that happened the run before. 

Almost every single skater in the 16 man heat crashed in the first turn. I made the first turn but hit a pot hole in the next curve and flew into a ditch. 

After managing to crawl out intact I was back on the road and trying to avoid the chaos behind. I took the safe route and foot braked the last turn. People were falling everywhere, trying to make a pass for podium in the physical cacophony. 

Best event of the year! The first skate event at any place is the best since there are usually less rules and it’s more fun. Once the locals figured out that we are all skaters looking for a good time and not serious “athletes” you get less focus on rules and restrictions and more focus on just fun. 

10 out of 10 for St Lucia. Also shout out to Striker and Jody who had the idea to give away the prize money to help build the island’s FIRST skate park! Johnny Yardwaist, Raggie and I all donated our prize money to the local community skatepark fund. Hope to come back next year and skate a brand new park!

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Layne’s Lunch Line

Layne’s Lunch Line

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Layne's Lunch Line, News

Welcome back to the latest installation of Layne’s Lunch Line featuring our “Warehouse Wizard” and head hauncho Layne Moffet getting after it on his allotted lunch hour. Its been a minute since our last update but we promise, LAYNE HAS IN FACT BEEN EATING albeit in between his pursuits of hitting up as many lunch lines as possible in the surrounding city sprawl atop his skateboard.  Yesterday the camera was broken out to capture Layne munch on his lunch before getting a little yam session in around HQ to help his pudding go down smooth. Peep the quick clip and then make sure to grab your board and get after your own missions in whatever spare time you can muster up between your day to day hustle!

DISCLAIMER: Layne is a professional Lunch Liner but skating right after eating without waiting can be dangerous and result in adverse side affects.

 

 

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