Its not secret that our Spanish slasher Rodrigo Toti Martinez de Tejada loves to get down on his skateboard no matter what terrain lies in front of him. We recently were able to capture him in his natural habitat in Spain letting loose while spinning some wheels while practicing his switch game down a local classic. Watch as he maintains his grasp on reality as he fights friction and embraces the inevitable rip trip.
Skating in the city of Medellin, Colombia can get hectic at times. On the streets there is always traffic and police. Thats why we like to leave the city and drive half an hour out to a gorgeous road that leads into the country. Angelopolis has perfect pavement mixed with dropping hairpins. In Colombia Moto’s are life and on this day it was no different. Everyone drove their motorbike to the session. Usually we will either pack 2-3 people on a Moto, drive to the top and take runs. Skating down we use a Moto Driving in front, honking the horn if cars are driving up. Occasionally a large truck will be slowly driving up and the whole crew will grab on for a ride to the top. We put a camera on one of the follow drivers during a midday session and captured some of the fun.
Part of our crew at Bustin Boards HQ went deep into the cuts of the Dominican Republic to retrieve our beloved Bruno. Once safely returned to his native land of Spain, the kid couldn’t help but return to his roots.
We went over to Madrid to meet the artist formally known as “Bruno the kid” only to find a young man capable of marvelous street trickery. With a Limited Edition Craft Series 8.875 in hand, Bruno laid down some runs that would drop any jaw to the ground.
Shadows at play.
Thiry-three inches long with a 15.5″ wheelbase, the 8.875 Craft Series is all Bruno wants and everything he could ask for.
This is only a teaser of what is yet to come, Bruno is back and he is here to stay.
Aloha and Shalom! Welcome to a long over due addition of the Bustin Fam Week in Review in which all the comings and goings of the Bustin Crew throughout the past week are announced and analyzed. Things have been going full swing around here with parts of our team striking out on skate missions that have them crossing international borders while others have been hard at work making things happen back at HQ. From Baltimore to Spain, the Bustin Fam has been busy working to keep the stoke level surging in communities around the world, hoping that they continue to keep pushing them selves no matter what they are riding.
What’s Up in the Warehouse:
We’re incredibly stoked to announce the arrival of the newest member to the join the ranks of the #BustinFam. On March 8th we were amped to hear word of the safe arrival of Ryland Nueman, son of Jonathan “Bubbles” Nueman and Alyssa Nueman. If he is anything like his father, we expect him to be dialing in downhill setups and board layups just in time for the 2025 Bustin lineup! Congratulations y’all!
Its been a very special week here at Bustin because not only did we get to welcome Ryland to the crew but also our homie Will Morales as the newest member of the legendary warehouse crew. Will is all good vibes and good times on and off the board which is why we could not be more hyped to have him slinging boards with us! We used this new arrival as an excuse to finish up work early one afternoon and get some skating in for the latest Layne’s Lunch Line which this week welcomed our new dude Will to the squad.
Team Bustin’s Travels:
Matt K. has packed his bags and headed across the pond to attend an event on Tenerife Island off the coast of Spain but before he does that, he has linked up with our man Toti to do some wiggleboardin’. Stay tuned for the stacks of media that are sure to follow…
Service Manager and Community Builder, Josh Dunn has been a solid subscriber to the Van Life for the past 3 weeks as he has been charging down the Eastern Seaboard spreading the joy of skateboarding at every stop along the way. His mission is simple: to encourage the support of local skate and surf shops as the epicenters of skate culture for the community that they service. Be on the look out for the Bustin Van because it could very well be pulling up at your local shop here in the next few weeks!
Our wizard behind the lens Khaleeq Alfred has been putting in work back home deep in The City where he has been lurking with the Street Crew for the past week. His visual blessings will soon begin to leak out on all of our platforms but until then, enjoy this sneak peak at a photo recently featured on his Photo of the Week column!
Board of the Week:
Ask your Local Skate Shop which version of the 2017 Maestro Mini they selected for their board rack for the international release date later this month!
Layne’s Lunch Line
As we here at Bustin Boards approach the spring season, we’re gearing up to premier our new line up and bring our customers from all around the world the awesome quality products we have created. Earlier this week we pushed through extra work loads so we could have a little fun on a Thursday afternoon. In this weeks Layne’s Lunch Line I featured new shipping recruit Will Morales who stepped up to the challenge with a smooth line of tricks, after of course downing a delicious locally brewed beer.
Due to a continuous battle with my ankle injury, I, Layne will not be able to skate well enough to feature myself in the next upcoming videos. However, on a good note I will be going out of my way to feature Bustin Team Riders, Warehouse Crew and any other random characters I may come across. So don’t be bummed you won’t be seeing a whole lot of me in front of the camera! I will be there right behind the lens to take you on your weekly Layne’s Lunch Line adventure. Stay Tuned!