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Artist Finishes – Fresh Out The Kitchen

You asked for it!

Our artists have been hard at work in our studio, perfecting the right recipe just in time for the holidays. After a few tweaks, throwing some spice in the mix, we’re stoked to release our newest addition to the board customizer : three Artist Finishes, highlighting the hand-printed design of every custom board.

Give it a test run! We had a lot of fun playing with the graphics on these new finishes and our artists are stoked to create them.

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Since each finish is hand-painted, there are some variance in texture, though your board will be printed closely to the one shown on your screen!

Our best deal all year, 20% off custom boards is on ONLY until 11/27, which means this is the lowest price for the artist finished boards until next year!

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Bustin X Wheelbase || The Longbeard LIVES!

The ‘Longbeard’ is a collaborative longboard born from the idea that skateboarding thrives when focused on community, creativity, and collaboration. Together, our experience in producing all types of quality skateboards, with months of Wheelbase‘s extensive prototyping sessions (skating!!!), and alas, an amazing graphic by skate-artist Kyle Rice, we proudly bring to you a limited edition longboard designed with fun and playfulness in mind. This board is big, it’s long, and it’s designed to shred a wide range of terrain, and of course with unmatched style and a lot of facial hair. Display it, skate it, enjoy The Longbeard!

Click here to comb through your own Longbeard!

 

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Bustin Spotlight: Ashlee Kristin Photography

 

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Action Sports photographers are your best friend, your static extension, your personal GoPro ready to capture the moment.  All you have to do is something sweet, the photog will make you look cool with their lens.    Sometimes you see ‘em, sometimes you don’t.  At longboard events they’re lurking in the bushes, or right in your face with the flash blasting.  Either way – we depend on these soldiers to get in there and capture the goods.  Thank you photographers for your service!

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Photographers can go on tour!  There are plenty longboard skateboard events these days for a photog to really get to know the skaters, and to add depth to their work.  Each rider has strengths & style of their own.   Slide Jam, Push Race, Boarder Cross, Downhill, Slalom, Street, Park, team shoot, brand ad – you name it.  Pick your favorite sessions and get to know the riders, we salute you for that!

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Ashlee Brown figured it out, and has gained a lot of experience shooting long board skate events professionally, as Ashlee Kristin Photography.  Here are a few shots from Downhill Skateboard events in Michigan this summer.

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I started doing photography because it allowed me to capture special moments, use my creativity and view the world in a way that others may not normally see. It really makes you appreciate the little things in life and that’s why I love it.

I picked up my first longboard six years ago and couldn’t get enough. I honestly had no idea there was such an awesome scene for it in Michigan and I got to witness that when I was asked to photograph my first longboard event in 2013.
I’ve been so fortunate to meet some of the coolest and most talented people through longboarding and have made some of the best friends I could ask for. I have mad respect for these guys and ladies because I get to witness their passion firsthand and it’s always incredibly inspiring.

As a local photographer, I also shoot a lot of weddings, seniors, families, etc… But nothing beats hanging out at a race event all day with my “skate family” and snapping photos of my friends doing what they love.” -Ashlee

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Look for Ashlee’s camera at events around West Michigan this winter and follow 2015 skate season events via facebook, Ashlee Kristen Photography.

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French Alps Vacation with Jonas Richter

Jonas Richter – The French Alps – One of the greatest roads in the world. What more could you ask for?

Try to keep up as Jonas launches his way through this intense run, originally 23 MINUTES LONG, we pared this edit down to 3 minutes of schralpin’ in the mountains. Don’t be surprised if this road shows up in your dreams the next few nights.

Jonas rocks the Bustin Ratmobile, Aera trucks, and Faceskate wheels for this run. Thanks to our homies at Salsito House for the footage and Jose Deichman for the edit!

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Bustin x Tribe BoardWear team up for 2015

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Photo: Ashlee Brown Photography

If you made it to any skate events in Michigan this summer, you probably noticed quite a few of the homies rocking Tribe BoardWear.  You noticed because the threads are sick and “The Tribe” is a pretty massive crowd!  Its rad when a Tribe of like-minded cats gang up and spread the positive.  it’s even better when they sell dope apparel out of a pop-up camper-thing that is pretty sweet.

The Tribe has created a massive following around Michigan, and I’m sure that will spread as Tribe Owner Jake Tolan & Cameron Steger join the Bustin Michigan Forces in 2015!   Stay tuned for more to come…

The Tribe Ethos:  “We are striving to provide original, high quality, and affordable clothing for those with an active lifestyle and a love of all board sports.  It doesn’t matter if you’re on the snow, asphalt, or out on the water there is no other feeling like a board under your feet, and that is what we are all about. We stand for the simple and the most important things in life: family, friends, progression and fun! Welcome to the Tribe”

Follow Tribe on Instagram & Twitter: @TribeBoardWear

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