Bustin YoStates Tour

Bustin YoStates Tour

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Events, News, Upcoming Events

We came from both near and far but #TeamBustin has squaded up here in Southern California at Skate House in preparation to send it straight back to the east coast while stopping and shredding with the homies along the way. The van has been outfitted and is committed to the best line possible that allows us to hit up various skate shops and community sessions each stop along the way. Check out the above flyer and check the dates to see if there are any of our stops where you could come say whats up to us at one (or more) of the scheduled appointments we have arranged along our route back across the country.

Matt and Max B. Gibbin’ before the tour even officially started. Photo: Khaleeq

We are fully prepared to barge and charge any and all paved surfaces we can find as well as lurk with the locals who call those spots home. We are simply skateboarders looking to skate and share our passion with our fellow rippers as we embark on a van voyage back home. Hope to see y’all at some point along the way of the #BustinYoStates Tour where dreamland actually has the chance to become reality!

The foundation for the stacking of clips has been laid so let the hammers start dropping… Photo: Khaleeq

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#CommunityCommitted at the Party Island Downhill

#CommunityCommitted at the Party Island Downhill

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Events

 

Words: William Royce

St Lucia Party Island Race 

St Lucia is a Volcanic island in the south Caribbean chain, directly above Venezuela. To the north is Martinique as well as Dominica and to the south is St. Vincent and the Grenadines. St Lucia island is a classic vacation destination, complete with palm trees, coconuts and pale skinned tourists. Many of them, fresh off the cruise ship and searching for their next purchase. 

One of the famous attractions in St Lucia is the “drive up volcano” featuring sulfur water pits to bathe in for potential health benefits. 

Since it’s a volcanic island, that means everything is a hill or a mountain. Some of the island even has perfect hairpin roads that wind down directly into the city of Castries. 

This was the very first race in St Lucia so we didn’t know what to expect. We were lucky enough to race down one of the most perfect sections of road I had seen on the island.  

Race day was laid back. We all waited at the bottom turn for the track to be closed as people from the city started to gather on the curves. We took the first practice run and then it rained and we took a wet practice run. 

Our next descent was the first round of the race and the road had already dried enough by then. 

We did nine races to determine standing for the 16 man final. They started at two person rounds then four and then eight. If you won every race, you had the best starting position for the final. 

The final was completely soaked because of the tropical storm that happened the run before. 

Almost every single skater in the 16 man heat crashed in the first turn. I made the first turn but hit a pot hole in the next curve and flew into a ditch. 

After managing to crawl out intact I was back on the road and trying to avoid the chaos behind. I took the safe route and foot braked the last turn. People were falling everywhere, trying to make a pass for podium in the physical cacophony. 

Best event of the year! The first skate event at any place is the best since there are usually less rules and it’s more fun. Once the locals figured out that we are all skaters looking for a good time and not serious “athletes” you get less focus on rules and restrictions and more focus on just fun. 

10 out of 10 for St Lucia. Also shout out to Striker and Jody who had the idea to give away the prize money to help build the island’s FIRST skate park! Johnny Yardwaist, Raggie and I all donated our prize money to the local community skatepark fund. Hope to come back next year and skate a brand new park!

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“Picture This” Photo Exhibit – Williamsburg Brooklyn

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Events, News, NYC Street Report

Stephan Lewis recently hosted “Picture This” at The Woods in Brooklyn. A night featuring local photographers from the NYC Skate Community. Between the Photos, Bartender, DJ, and Live Music, the night was Off The Hook. Check out the event photo highlights in the gallery below. Thanks to NYC Prince for photographing the event.



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The Bail Of The Decade!!!!

The Bail Of The Decade!!!!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Events, News, Video

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A couple weeks ago the Muir Skate crew and our Bustin Cali crew (Marcus Bandy, David Ruano, & Colbee) threw a downhill event in San Clemente to celebrate Halloween and grow the local downhill scene. At the very end of the event Miles Webb was making his last attempt at the longest slide, he bailed, and then . . . he BLEW OUR FREAKIN’ MINDS!!! This triple flip bail (down a steep hill mind you!!!) is legendary and was quickly pulled from our The Hilltop Haunting video recap almost immediately and is now a  viral dealio.

Anyway, Miles won our Trick or Treat award, hands-down—literally and figuratively. Support local events and local skaters. Hell yeah!

Here’s a link to Wheelbase Magazine full photo recap: http://www.wheelbasemag.com/the-hilltop-haunting-event-recap/

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The Hilltop Haunting (Event Recap) VIDEO

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Events, News, Video

Part costume contest, part BBQ, ALL local community building, this past weekend’s The Hilltop Haunting halloween skate jam hosted by Muir Skate & ourselves was a great time skating down hills in celebration of Halloween, and one that will continue to stoke thane goblins, wheelslide witches, and mobbin’ mummies for howling moons to come.

We made this little event recap video for all you skaters out there in hopes that you might enjoy at least some of the spooky-stoke those of us in attendance did, and hopefully this vid prompts you to join the next community event in your neck of the woods, or to build and event yourself in your city/estate/project/neighborhood/complex/high-rise/whatever. Community is King!

BTW our next event in this series is this weekend and called the Pelican’s Pusher, so check it out as we hope to see you there. This Sunday in Venice Beach. Here’s the event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1768682313400496/

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PELICAN’S PUSHER: Nov 13th, ’16. Venice Beach, CA. (EVENT)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Events, News, Upcoming Events

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Pelican’s Pusher is a group skateboard/longboard push event including a scavender-hunt, and a beach BBQ. The event will be held on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 from 12 noon till 3 pm in Venice Beach, CA. Presented by MuirSkate.com & Bustin Boards.

Event itinerary:

PIER-TO-PIER PUSH: the group ride begins promtly at 12noon at the Venice Beach Fishing Pier and proceeds 3 miles to the Santa Monica pier and back to a spot adjacent to the Venice Beach Skatepark. (You’s see our pop up and BBQ just next to the skatepark.) Total distance is just under 6 miles and we’ll take our time just skating, and for those doing the Scavenger Hunt part of it, scavenging.

SCAVENGER HUNT: the Pelican’s Pusher scavenger-hunt will take place during the duration of the push from pier-to-pier and back and will end at 2pm. Full details and rules for the Scavenger Hunt will be provided here in the event page in teh next couple of days, via the Bustin Boards and Muir Skate Instagram pages, as well as provided on the day of the event. Gonna be super fun and chill.

BEACH BBQ (and Trophies): This will start at 2:30pm and we’ll wrap up the event at ish-3. Then many of us will session the Venice Skatepark, contnue lurking, go hit the Maibu hills, or go surf. The possibilites are endless.

This Pelican’s Pusher event is inspired by our passion for all things skateboarding—specifically skateboarding as a viable form of green transportation—Pelican’s Pusher welcomes any and all skateboarders wanting to simply push around with thier friends, live active, connect with the local skate/longboard community, and enjoy the colorful sights of Venice Beach, California.

DIRECTIONS: Venice Beach Fishing Pier

We look forward to pushing with you in Venice next Sunday. See ya soon.

Head on over to the event FB page for more details, regular updates, and to let us know you are joining the fun.
We look forward to shredding flesh & haunting the hills with you soon.

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