Bustin David Driscoll on the Podium, Rage at the Ridge Downhill Longboard Event in Onekama, Michigan

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Events, Mike Stories | 0 comments

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Bustin sends a fat shout-out to our West Michigan’s Flow Skater, David Driscoll of West Michigan for his podium finish on the Junior Final of Rage at the Ridge in Onekama, Michigan.  Daivd (skating Bustin Hollow-Core EQ) was one of nearly 70 skaters who competed in the Downhill event in Northern Michigan this weekend and we expect David to continue his journey to the top of the podium in the near future  – practice makes perfect, and Young Gunz puts in the hours. #Respect. Major respect to West Michigan’s Jay Holst in 2nd and Ed Keifer in 1st.  You guys skated a crowd-pleaser run and had a kick ass time doing it.  That’s what its all about!

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Daddies Board Shop – Bustin Boards Shop of the Week!

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Mike Stories, Shop of the Week | 0 comments

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Bustin Boards at Daddies Boardshophttp://www.daddiesboardshop.com/longboards/complete-longboards/bustin

“We’re old – 19 years old to be exact. We sold our first skateboard and snowboard on November 10, 1995 out of our 700 sq ft shop in Portland, Oregon. We fell in love with longboarding in 1999 and have been selling them ever since to hundreds of thousands of customers ALL OVER THE WORLD.  Today, Daddies is the largest longboard shop in the world. Really.  We have a good time here at Daddies. But we take our work seriously. Longboarders have graciously rewarded us for our efforts by voting Daddies the 2012 and 2013 Best Online Longboard Shop.”

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Bustin Shop of the Week: Burning Spider Stoke Company – Kansas City, Missouri

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Mike Stories, Shop of the Week | 0 comments

Before Burning Spider Stokle Company was a shop, we founded a group on Facebook to service the local community.  At the time we called it Burning Spider, but as more riders where found out about the group we wanted to make it easier for locals to find, so we changed the name to Kansas City Longboard Community.  Now at 700+ riders it is a pretty rad place to talk skateboards and keep as many of the locals informed of what is going on.  Kansas City itself covers a huge 316 Square mile area with skating varying from skateparks, to short steep technical .25 mile to 1 mile long downhill runs right in the middle of the city, to nature trails like the Indian Creek Trail that stretches 25.5 miles currently (more gets added on every year), and is host to many group distance pushes.

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As the community solidified and grew we needed a place to get our longboard equipment.  None of the local shops carried the depth of product and knowledge that a varied terrain city needed.  We had a couple of corporate stores, and a dedicated street skate shop that wasn’t super stoked on ordering longboard gear.  So we have moved to a store front right in the heart of one of the raddest places in city to skate and live.  Located in the heart of the 39th Street District we are Kansas City’s Longboard Headquarters.

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Our riders organize sessions in the community and there is very seldom a Sunday that doesn’t go by that we aren’t hosting some kind of event or group ride.

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

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Mike Stories | 0 comments

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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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Bustin Retailer of the Week: Action Board Shop

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Mike Stories, Shop of the Week | 0 comments

Action Board Shop was started in 2011 by Jim MacGregor with the goal of providing the Midwest with quality skate gear at affordable prices. In just over 3 years, we have grown into one of the largest shops in the entire US. We quickly expanded our focus far beyond the Midwest, and now ship skate products all over the world. We do a majority of our business through our website actionboardshop.com.

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