This Holiday Season its been a conscious effort to try and amp up and rethink some of the various package deals avaliable for y’all to throw under neath the tree for the shredder in your life. One such area that has received some radical tweaks is our Mystery Box offerings. We decided that since Skate Everything means so much to us as a brand, we wanted to make it hella easy for anyone and everyone to join in on the fun of being able to put four wheels down on the ground no matter what terrain you may be around. Peep the short video we put together at Bustin HQ in Baltimore, Maryland as a guide to the various new surprises that could be in store for you when you dive under the tree this Christmas morning!
2016 Holiday Buyers Guide
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.
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.
Skateboarding is a journey that takes a lot of time and practice but is to anyone who has put enough of either of those things, the reward is 100% worth the effort. That being said it is never to early to get on a skateboard for the first time and try it for your self! The Bustin Crew is stoked to be able to offer equipment to all the young guns out there looking to grab their first board or their latest rip stick in the journey through their progression. Our boards are not about the skill level of the rider, but rather their personal desired performance results making it easy for everyone to find their perfect ride. So the first step to finding that magic carpet ride you’re looking for is deciding whether you want to push, cruise, and carve your way through your neighborhood, or if you are looking for something suited more for tricks and visits to the local skate park.
Kickin’ and Cruisin’:
If soulful carves as you jam and style your way across any and all pavement you can find with effortless ease then we would recommend the Maestro Mini as the perfect board to help you accomplish these glide inspired missions. This board is 33″ long and comes in at 8.6″ wide making it a stable, yet agile board for riders of smaller stature. The mellow concave on the standing platform allows for comfortable and confident foot placement allowing for tweaks and variations of stances while mobbing around your local neck of the woods. Featuring a symetrical shape that can be ridden forward or backwards, this design also affords the user multi-specturm use of the fully functional nose and tail. By design this board is up to what ever task you throw at it and is capable of progressing with the rider as they begin to feel more confident attempting more technical pursuits.
Skate Parks and Tech Tricks:
If when you think skateboarding you begin to dream of flowing effortlessly around the skate park hitting every obstacle as you snake your way in and out of the concrete features then our 7.75″ Street Deck is your go to board option. This standard double kick skateboard features a mellow concave that cradles the riders feet but also aids in the journey the learning of flip tricks and more tech related maneuvers. Measuring in at a pretty standard 32″ long, this skateboard is a perfect way to learn on a board that is similar to the wider boards that a younger rider will eventually grow into. This skateboard has no skill level associated and is a friendly beginner board that is very capable of allowing vast levels of progression without needing to upgrade your equipment.
Just time for the last week of our 20% OFF Early Bird Custom Sale, we’re stoked to announce that Paris Colors are back in stock. We have limited quantities of each color, including Satin Blue, Satin Red, Matte Black, Silver, Tiffany and Bright Green.
What color would put on this Custom Nomad? Vote your choice at our Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ pages for a chance to win a free board. Our Early Bird Sale ends 11/24, get your custom order in!
‘Tis the season where it is better to give than receive, but here at Bustin we like to think that we challenge the philosophical truth behind that proverb since its almost equally as rad receiving the gift of one of our boards as it is to give one! The biggest challenge that often is faced by those looking to gift the shredder in their life with one of our sleds is choosing the particular shape and/or model that would best pertain to the individuals skating style. As a solution to this plaguing predicament, we here at Bustin have come up with a full 2016 Holiday Buyers Guide that will highlight the various categories found within our shred sled line-up to better help you pick the proper performing plank. Our entire line-up will be discussed throughout the next couple of weeks including our boards, wheels, and bearings so make sure to stay tuned for the dropping of each of these new postings as the go live right here on our blog!