The 2015 Sportster Family – Bustin Longboards NYC

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in News

2015 Bustin Sportster Series Release
May 1, 2015, Brooklyn, NY

Bustin Sportster Longboard Specs

The Bustin Sportster was first released back in 2012 to meet the demand for a super low push deck that offered a freeride friendly approach. The double-dropped platform combined with the rocker made for an incredibly low, yet stiff and stable, pusher.

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The drop-through design combined with our new RDR mold (radial micro-drops and rocker throughout the standing platform) give this deck a low down, high response, super controlled ride unlike any other board. This year we’ve dialed back the rocker and the drop size to give a little more leverage over the trucks and more road clearance with smaller freeride wheels. The ultra-mild dampening flex provided by the slightly-rockered shape and hip notches make this deck comfortable on smooth or rough terrain and the forked nose design allow it to pack a huge engine into a tight 36″ or 33” frame while still maintaining a suitable wheelbase.

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Busy Spring Ahead… Custom Longboard Lead-Times are Creeping Upward

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News

Spring is here and you know what that means…  Our custom longboard department is getting busy and this spring is set to be crazier than ever.  We’ve just bumped lead times to 5-6 business days, but they will likely continue to rise as we get closer to June.  If you’re planning to pick up a freshy custom longboard with one of the new graphics, we suggest you get er’ done before spring hits hard.  Kenny and the other artists in the shop are producing some of the most beautiful boards to date with new custom options like the Rasta Artist Finish and new custom board choices like the Shrike, Modela and Modela Mini Cruiser.  Here are a few recent Board Of The Day choices from the Bustin Instagram.

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Team Bustin Spotlight, Jayden Mitchell in the USA!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News

Australian Bustin rider, Jayden Mitchell is spending the Spring Season with his US team mates.

Jayden is currently in California sessioning with Noah Fischer. They’re heading to Catalina Island this weekend for the Catalina Classic. Max Ballesteros and Will Royce are out there representing Bustin as well.

Jayden hitting the Cali hills yesterday. Photo, Noah Fischer.

Jayden hitting the Cali hills yesterday. Photo, Noah Fischer.

Jayden will be heading east next month. Visiting NYC then hitting up the June 4th Kickoff Party starting out the For All Who Push Tour. He’ll be jumping in the Bustin van and heading to the Killington and Burke Downhill Races. After that the Bustin Crew takes to the road for a packed schedule of shop visits, demos, sessions and events. The finalized tour schedule will be released early next month.

Peaceful California Daze. Photo, Noah Fischer.

Peaceful California Daze. Photo, Noah Fischer.

Jayden is currently shredding Jonas Richter’s Hydro PRO ThermCarbon. Catch up with him this weekend at Catalina.

Contact; robrod@bustinboards.com

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Shop of the Week : Outer Banks Boarding Co

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News

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Outer Banks Boarding Co is a special place on the Outer Banks (North Carolina) as far as the board sports culture goes. In the greater Outer Banks area there are 8 skate parks open to the public, tons of backyard ramps with the occasional full DIY park, ocean front vacation home pools, designed to be skated in the off season, and hidden little hills to bomb.

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Michigan’s Oldest Push Race – Madness in the Mitten Recap

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Mike Stories

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Last weekend, Annah and I woke up early and drove to Lansing, Michigan for the annual Madness in the Mitten Push race, presented by Action Board Shop and Go Green Longboarding.  Madness is rooted deep in Michigan longboard history, it was the first longboard push race to be hosted in the Midwest in 2008.  Since, the push has attracted an abundance of skaters from around Michigan and the midwest.

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Ithaca Skate Jam 2015

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Bubbles Blog, Events, News

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Next Saturday, May 9th, The Ithaca Skate Jam is back for 2015.  Comet’s annual event draws large crowds and every year they have been getting larger.  Featuring a steep steep hill (the kind you can only really find in the finger lakes) and ramps on ramps on ramps, this year’s Jam is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.  Registration is now open with options to hook yourself up with some equipment at the event itself.  See you in Ithaca!

 

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William Royce’s San Francisco Spin

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in News

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Using the tail on the RoycePRO

Recently William Royce took at trip with Khaleeq Alfred and Carla Javier to San Francisco to test out his pro model board and new Five-O wheels.  Here is a short clip showing Will’s trademark, tail-gripping style and 360 degree control on the hill.  Thread the needle, but don’t hit Khaleeq!

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Street Report: Suits, Ties & Red Carpet Movie Screenings

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in News, NYC Street Report

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NYC Suite & Skate

The first annual Suit & Skate took place Saturday at noon. Led by the Longboard Loft’s Nick Coolhands, it was a success. Good to see old friends and lots of new faces as well. Organized weekend skates are starting to heat up along with the weather.

What a classy looking crew. The weather was perfect for the Saturday Suite & Skate

What a classy looking crew. The weather was perfect for the Saturday Suite & Skate. Good to see some green on that tree too.

Back to the Future

Bustin NYC Street Crew members, Andy Millien, Dave Anders and Jesse Whalen helped out NYC Longboard retailer, Uncle Funkys and SURE Skateboards. They spent Saturday afternoon doing a demo in conjunction with the TriBeCa Film Festival’s 30th anniversary screening of the 80’s classic film, Back to the Future. The guys spent a couple of hours doing a session right next to the the original cars used in the movie. After that, we were given VIP access to the theatre.

Who let these guys on the Red Carpet?

Who let these guys on the Red Carpet?

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New Premier Wheel Colors Are Here

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in News

Bustin Premier Longboard Wheels

We’re stoked to release an expanded lineup of colors for one of our most popular wheel series, the Premier Formula, and give you more options than ever for customizing your board.  The premier wheel is our best all-around longboard wheel and perfect for cruising around and very mild speed skating.  The premier formula wheels shine whether you’re carving less than stellar pavement or you really want to stick that super tight corner. Traction is only broken purposefully, and when it happens, these wheels will slow down the rider the most. A very solid city wheel for making split decisions and sucking up road vibration or on the mild, technical downhill where speed control and traction make all the difference.

See the full lineup wheels in the Wheels Section of our site or incorporate the new colors in your custom board by Customizing A Board Now.

 

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NYC Skate & Suit is Rescheduled for TOMORROW!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in News

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Attention New York City!   The Longboard Loft and Uncle Funky’s have teamed up to bring you a fun event and its happening TOMORROW (sorry we didnt tell you sooner, we forgot).  The event will start at 12 NOON at Columbus Circle.   If you’re late, word on the streets is that they will skate around the park (you should be able to spot a huge group of skaters) and end up first at the band shell in Central Park.  From there they plan to skate down 5th Ave and hand/skate in Washington Square Park (is that allowed?  Coolhands says yeah).  After that they’re not sure where they’ll go but it will likely involve stops at Uncle Funky’s and the Longboard Loft stores.

Spring is here and the New York push scene is back!  We’ll be there and we hope to see you tomorrow!

(FYI the original date for the event was April 18th, but it was rescheduled to the 25th.)

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