So recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about bearings. Whats the best bearing? How fast is an ABEC 9? Luckily, Steve C has written a very comprehensive run-through of what makes up a bearing and how they work. Lets tune in with Steve and learn a little something!
Thanks for the insight Steve! Check out more of his run-throughs on Silverfish!
As you know, we love our fans. Thats why we give away one of our best boards every month to a randomly selected follower of our Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram page. They say it is better to give than to receive and we agree. In fact, since we launched the program we’ve all gotten a little more generous and have been thinking of more things we can give away.
Long story short, we have some slightly blem-printed Maestros at our warehouse and want to toss them into the crowd for our followers. For the next 4 weeks we’ll be giving away ONE 7-PLY LIMITED EDITION MAESTRO every Friday. Holy hay, today is Friday! Lets do it. Look for the winner to be announced later this afternoon and, if its you, we’ll contact you for your shipping address and all that jazz.
The fact is that we love sharing the experiences and products of our NYC brand and community and we appreciate those of you that follow us. If you get a kick out of following all the stupid crap we do, well then your basically family to us and we want to take care of you. Keep your eye on our pages and please tell your friends because we’ll continue to drop random giveaways as much as we can.
Thanks from the whole Bustin Crew here in NYC and around the world!
“The PC News crew got to stay local and play host this time for the I Love Downhill Grand Prix at Windham Mountain in New York. Riders from all corners of the globe came out to this first-annual east coast event. Congratulations to Alex Tongue of Daddies Board Shop and Cordelia Welch of Bustin Boards for taking first at the podium.”
You would be surprised how often I get that question, “Hey Bustin! What are the best Longboard Slide Gloves?” Well there is no easy answer. Just like “what’s the best longboard wheel,” or “which is your best longboard deck,” there is no quick answer for the best slide gloves on the market. It comes down to the needs of the consumer (pssst thats you!) Different companies have tried to combine different aspects and materials to try and make the most competitive, “best” slide glove. What we’re going to do today is to take a look at a few different styles of glove, specifically the local selection at the Longboard Loft, and while we may not be able to pick the best slide glove, hopefully we can point you in the right direction for your purposes.
We’ll start with the current Loaded Freeride Slide Gloves. These come with both a palm and a finger puck, for those who are worried about scraping their fingers. Typically, finger pucks are used for Downhill application where the speeds are much higher and any skin on the road results in what we like to refer as “sidewalk spin-art,” ouch. However as a Freeride slide glove, Loaded also uses breathable fabric on the backs of the fingers so that you don’t overheat while you’re spinning and tricking, and a removable wrist pad for the same purpose. Yes, there is a thumb puck, but to be honest, thumb pucks tend to go flying and in my opinion, are not necessary to qualify a product as “the best slide glove.”
Triple 8 gloves are another well regarded slide glove. With incorporated Kevlar in the fingers you can almost guarantee that they’re going to last a long while and protect you hand from road rash. However, as you can imagine, leather and kevlar get pretty hot, so while the Triple 8 gloves may offer more protection, they will be much hotter than other gloves with vents in the fingers, or no fingers at all. Having used a set of these though, it may be worth the extra heat, based on how long these last.
Next in the line-up in our search for the best slide glove, is Sector 9. Continue reading →
Hey kids! Time for part 2 of our Board Run-through. Today we’ll be addressing the later half of our line-up, organized by size, so for those of you looking for a slightly larger deck, this post’s for you! Here we go…
This is the longboard. You want a longboard? What kind of longboard? A longboard longboard? This is the Longboard. For when you just need to cruise, use a kick-tail now and then, and just want the comfortable feel of gliding along the streets or the boardwalk, its the Cigar. The Cigar is appropriate when a cigar is appropriate. Sunday afternoon’s with nothing to do, and a beautiful afternoon to enjoy? It’s the Cigar.
Good morning campers! Today we’re going to start part 1 of a 2 part series and go through some talking points on the different boards we offer. With 3 new decks (EQ, Boombox, Yoface) in the past couple months, our line-up has expanding quite a bit and it can be a little daunting to choose which one is right for you, especially if you’re new to the sport (welcome by the way!) So without further adeu, lets go to the drawing board. (get it?)
Coming in at 31 inches, the Spliff is the shortest board that we offer. This makes it our number one choice for grab and go boards. The compact size means it’s perfect to stach under a desk or in a locker, and the tight wheelbase makes for an awesome carve experience. Whether you’re dodging traffic on your way to work, or other students headed to class, the mauverability of the Spliff is it’s claim to fame. And just in case the small size isn’t enough to make tight turns a standard, Continue reading →
Wedging. A somewhat elusive concept that has the capacity to change the entire performance of a board. But what is it? What does it do? How do you use it? Simply put, wedging is mounting your trucks, so that the baseplates are NOT parallel to the ground. Typically, most boards offered on the market come with no wedging, see for example our Robot, Ibach, Maestro Mini, EQ, and Boombox. This means that whatever trucks you put on them, will perform exactly as they were built.
Sometimes thats not good enough though. Sometimes a rider wants to change the way their trucks turn. Often a simple bushing swap is enough to change the performance, but when you need an altogether different turn, you go to the wedge.
What’s up Bustin Fam. We wanted to slow down for a minute and reach out to our community for some feedback. And not the usual board reviews kind. We’re working on making the Bustin Boards experience better, so to that effect, we’re working on our website. Let us know what you think! Give us any sort of criticism (constructive if you will) regarding the layout, features in places, features you would like to see, or anything you would change about the website. This includes all sections of the site, from the Home Page to the Custom Build-A-Board to the Limited Edition Build-A-Board to the Board Specs to the Store and all of the sublinks at the bottom of the page. If your bored, poke around and get some brain exercise thinking of ways we can tighten down the ship.
To give us your feedback, leave a comment on this blog post or shoot an email to Jon at “email@example.com”. Please be specific and link to referenced pages if necessary.
Thanks to everyone and happy spring sessions. One Love from Bustin Brooklyn.
Hey kids! Earlier this year we came out with our collab Surf Rodz INDeeSZ trucks and boy were they a hit! Hard carving, extremely responsive, precision TKP trucks at a reasonable price? How could they not have been? However since then we’ve gotten a lot of requests for a Reverse King-Pin precision truck. *ahem* introducing…
The brand new collaborative truck from Bustin and Surf Rodz! Your prayers have been answered and now these bad boys are available in store at the Longboard Loft as well as online! At $200 for a set, you can’t go wrong with these. Comes with free bushings in the delicious 89a SZ urethane and 45* baseplates for a solid combination of turn when you need it, and stability for those high speed runs.
Grab some today and exchange you cast RKP trucks and feel the difference that precision can make in your life. With no bushing hang-ups and total freedom of motion, your entire skateboarding world will be turned upside down. Check em out now!
Now while an in depth description of a longboard and what a longboard is may sound silly (a board is a board, right?!) SteveC’s (of silverfishlongboarding.com) break down of the parts as well as the responsibilities of each part is informative for even the well informed. Let’s jump right to it and take a lesson in boards from Steve.
…Wow, well I learned something today, thanks SteveC for the insight! Stay tuned and we’ll feature some more of SteveC’s breakdowns in the future. You can find him on Silverfish here.