Hey everyone! Today we’re going to slow down…. actually the opposite – we’ve got new bearings, they go FAST. For a long time now, bearings have been the mysterious little metal things inside you wheels. Many people underestimate their importance, and we STILL get people who don’t realize that they’re absolutely necessary (literally, a skateboard won’t roll without them). So I figured we’d take a little time to look at our new bearing offerings and try and de-mystify them a bit!Read More
For this year we’ve re-re-released the EQ in a whole new iteration. 2014 saw the move away from the rocker / drop profile of the original EQ and the addition of our Honey-Comb Hollow-Core tech to greatly reduce weight. The new mould featured an elliptical W-cave in the center of the deck, a progressive radial concave that worked with the W-bubble to create a slightly rockered platform, with a peaked waist for added strength.Read More
You may have already seen photos, you my not, so here you go…
Either way, the Maestro PRO has gotten a make over. It’s redundant to say at this point, but the Maestro PRO is our bread and butter. We took the board that put us on the map, the Maestro, and have over the years, touch by touch, evolved it into the beauty now known as the Maestro PRO. The classic Maestro is still available, don’t fret fan-boys and girls. However, as we’ve grown over the past few years as skaters, we’ve tried to take the Maestro (then the Maestro Fiberglass, the V2, and now the Maestro PRO) along with us.
For 2014 we rediscovered how to bond wood with our ThermoCarbon and ThermoGlass layups in the new Sportster, Boombox, and Ratmobile shapes. So it was only a matter of time before the elder child get equal treatment. Of course, the Maestro needed that extra little bit of flair so we used weed in the middle plies! Ok it’s not weed, but it’s bright and green and swag-tastic. For a full low-down on the ThermoCarbon and ThermoGlass processes clicky the linky.
‘Til next time kiddies!
“… not a deck just for the groms – [the Sportster 33″ is] for anyone looking for an ultra compact, super low, nimble ride that has quite a bit of character to it.”
We like to think that every board is pretty. From the graphic, to the cut and the shape, and the grip tape, each and every skateboard deck aspires to at least one person’s idea of beauty. In this installment of Bubbles’ Bustin Blog we got the Bustin decks to strip down out of their pretty illustrations and finishes, to get a look at the beauty behind the boards. Raw, naked, and uniquely beautiful, we’re proud to present: The Bustin Boards!
First up we have the Ibach 37. Sporting a double-dropped platform along with tubby concave and just a touch of w in the middle, this sexy classic has been turning heads ever since it’s complete make-over early in 2013. The new crescent shaped drop gives this vixen it’s curvy look while maintaining a classic straight rail.
For this season, the ever popular Ratmobile has very subtly changed everything. The previous simple rocker / concave shape was scrapped and replaced with a new, innovative, flux-cave design which evolves the concave continuously from tip to tail, meaning that throughout the board you’ll experience grip and concave in ways you’ve never dreamed of, while feeling at home anywhere on the deck. Let the Ratmobile show you how classic can still feel so new!
This little spit-fire came off of the drawing board, out of our heads, and into the world like a whirlwind! The allure of a smaller Boombox from our fans, the anticipation from our team during development, and the hype that’s been building around this deck since the first couple landed in NYC has lead to a Boombastic response to it’s release. No surprise that this little double-kick has no fear of judgment, no photo-shop needed, natural beauty at it’s best!
Brand new and hitting the streets hard this spring, the Ratarang is one sharp, sleek, mean piece of wood that you don’t want to take home to mom and dad… just everywhere else. Don’t let the sharp features fool you, this beauty is just as ready to slash and spin and ride sideways as it is ready to crush that hill that used to look so scary. Just make sure you stay on it’s good side…
Check out these gorgeous decks along with the rest of the line-up (we couldn’t drop that many nudes at once!) on our board finder to find out what they’ll be decked out in this season!