The very essence behind skating is the use of self propulsion via a vehicle that takes the ordinary act of transportation and makes it into an extraordinary experience. We here at Bustin have been working hard since our conception to craft a proper skateboard built solely to simplify daily commutes by developing specific design elements engineered for this sole purpose. After nearly fifteen years, we have come up with multiple shapes that fall into this criteria of skating that often gets overlooked by many board designs on the market today. Below we will break down the various boards found in our Bamboo-X Push Series and will briefly explain a few key features and the functional rationalization as to why they were included.
David Anders putting his Sportster through the motions. Photo: Khaleeq
The 2016 Spliff is a reincarnation of one of our classic shapes that was developed as a small, agile board to allow easy and efficient pushing through the streets of Brooklyn and beyond. Measuring in at 31″ long and 9″ wide with a forward camber design makes for a comfortable pushing platform that still allows for tight carves when whipping in and out of traffic on your daily commute. Weighing in as one of our smaller push models, this board is easily stowed on the bus, in a locker, or in your trunk making this the perfect sized stashable shred sled.
This years Sportster may be the greatest version of this city smashing machine that we have produced to date featuring a combination of bamboo and maple construction that really helps bring this board to life underneath its riders feet. A slight radial drop leading into a rockered riding platform lowers this skateboard making it closer to the ground creating a confidence inspiring stability as well as maximizing the motion produced from each push. A radial concave throughout helps to gently hug the riders feet without impeding any foot placements adjustments for kicking out slides or dodging unexpected pedestrians.
Designed to be the ultimate for commuting as well as pursuits in the long distance push realm, the Nomad is a game changer for anyone looking to push rather than pollute. A symmetrical double drop design capitalizes on the benefits of lowering the riders center of gravity while still providing the “locked in” feeling desired by many of todays skaters. Coming in at 36″ long and 9″ wide, this board has all the length you need without any excess material making this board light and responsive without impeding any needed quick directional changes along the way.
This pint sized pusher was developed not just for our younger, smaller riders out there but also for anyone who is ready to get super shreddy without the commitment to a larger board. Measuring in at only 33″ long and 8.5″ wide and featuring a fully functional nose and tail, this board is ready to blend barriers and allow you to spice up your daily commute with ollies and manuals that will open up new doors of possibilities.
A revolutionary shape that quickly became our flagship skateboard, this forward cambered board provides a comfortable pushing platform that helps to maximize the momentum generated out of each push. Designed to whip its rider in and out of crowded NYC streets, a flowy element is easily recognizable once any amount of time has been spent atop this commute killer. Weighing in at 37″ long and 9″ wide, this board is big enough to positively effect your push but still small enough that it still retains a very fun and playful element.
A first cousin to both the Maestro Mini and Maestro 6, this skateboard takes the two and combines many of their best features to create a hybrid commuting experience. The mellow concave plus fully functional symmetrical nose and tails makes this board perfect for flat ground shenanigans as you blast through city blocks. Coming in at 39.7″ long and 9.22″ wide, this design was constructed to allow its captain the chance at experiencing rapid transit with full lurk capabilities during the wait between switching buses or trains.
All skateboards have the inert ability to transport their rider from “Point A” to “Point B” but we as a company composed of daily skateboarders know that certain design elements deliver clear advantages during these pursuits. With this philosophy in mind, every board in this series was designed, constructed, and guaranteed to deliver unparalleled performance For All Who Push. If this Holiday you are looking for the quickest, coolest, and most convenient way to get around your local piece of concrete jungle, we got your back on the most (fun)ctional push boards on the market today.
There is no snaking Kiefer’s barrel as he pushes his way into priority as King of the Peak. Photo: Khaleeq