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Bustin Custom Longboards NYC: Cuba Skate, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The Revolution Is Here!

written by Mike December 5, 2010

Check out this cool footage from some gnarly skaters in CUBA!

Read below to learn more about helping these skaters…
I just viewed an awesome video perspective of Cuba from a skater’s perspective, thanks to MIles Jackson of  “Cuba Skate”, an individual dedicated to enabling skaters in a place where political barriers do not allow skate shops. I want you to view the video too so stop by the Longboard Loft this week to check it out.  You’ve probably never seen Cuba before – now you can check it out from the skater’s eye.

Visit the Skate Cuba! website

The following was copied from a blog post on the Skate Cuba website – useful info on how to obtain your own copy and help the organization.

Many of you have seen our first film, PaTiNeTa HaStA MuErTe, which although is a work in progress it is still a great introduction to our project mission and goals (and if you haven’t seen it, email your address and you’ll get a copy ASAP). So Lauren and I are returning to Habana in December and we are doing everything we can everyday to get in touch with skate companies, friends, families, basically anyone and everyone who would be interested in donating to this humanitarian effort and contribute to the movement.

In Cuba, there are no skate shops, no skate parks, and opportunities are few and far between. The U.S. embargo which has been in effect for more than a half-century has significantly stymied and deterred Cuban progress. And in all honesty, what in the world is the point of this embargo? I won’t get carried away, however, because what we are trying to accomplish is not political, it’s simply for the good of all mankind. We, as Americans, no matter how poor or rich, are all extremely privileged. And it is my belief, and the belief of Cuba Skate, to aid and support our struggling neighbors in the Caribbean. Cuba, a country that is only 90 miles south of our borders, should be treated as comrades and family, not opponents or enemies. So, with our first return trip to the amazing, wonderful, beautiful, awesome island, we will be bringing skateboards, trucks, wheels, Dvd’s, music, headphones, books, magazines, anything and everything that is unavailable within the country.
We have already packed up a suitcase with over 50 pounds of equipment, and will be taking much much more. But still, we would appreciate any donations and contributions you can make. During our trip, we will be filming a follow-up documentary, portraying and exposing the effects of the embargo and the strength, ingenuity, and triumph of Cuban citizens. Skateboarding, a recreational sport practiced throughout the world, will be our focus and through filming daily activities, interviews, hangout sessions, and the like, we will manifest to you our movement.
So, ask yourself, what can I do to get myself involved in such a profound yet simple movement? Well, get in touch with myself or Lauren, and donate items such as flashdrives, skateboards, iPods, anything you’ve got would be a great help. And most of all, spread the word to friends and families, because this is definitely not the only return trip. We will be traveling to Habana many many times in the near future, and if you’d like to hop on board then please do! PaTiNeTa HaStA MuErTe!!!!!!

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Rene December 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Love it! Greetings from Miami! We leave for Cuba on Jan 2 with as much skate gear as we can fit in our suitcases.
We need to get hose kids on BUSTIN BROOKLYNS FINEST!!!

pharmacy technician October 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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