What with deadlines approaching for holiday shipping (this Saturday 12/21 is THE deadline for getting a deck shipped in the US in time), we figured this would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the latest tasty treats from the Bustin workshop (we’re like, next door to Santa, sometimes the elves come over to hit the ramp, it’s awesome). Whether you need ideas for a skater on your gift list, or you’ve got some holiday cash to spend on yourself, these are the most recent releases from the Bustin Labs!
First and foremost, is the extraordinarily limited holiday release of the Ratarang deck. We only made 100 for this run and we’ve got like, 10 left so they may be sold out by the time this blog drops (I hope not, go run and check!) This beast was made from the brain waves of a couple of our team riders. Will Royce got us thinking about a double sided Ratmobile, and when Dave Aparicio started riding his Ratmobile backwards, we got hooked on the idea. We wanted something uniquely new and different from the original Rat, so we retouched the concave (steeper is steezier), added some elliptical w (ya’ll been eating it up on the 2013 Ibach), and threw in some subtle wheel flares (what wheel bite?). End result, freeride / downhill madness.
Take it back a couple of weeks to the re-release of the biggest DK that matters, the BGDK. We asked what you thought about this large piece of wood, and the general response was that it was too large to be enjoyable. So we listened! We took off a little of the length (.5″) and a touch out of the girth (.375″) to make it easier and more enjoyable to ride. These modifications make the BGDK easier to pop and trick, while the sharp rails maintain a steep, DH / Freeride concave.
Last on today’s list of new new to check out for the holiday season is our latest wheel offerings, the Five-0 Sniper series. We took the well-loved urethane from our wildly popular Five-0 wheel, and put it into a slightly off-set, square lipped shape. The result is a wheel that slides as buttery smooth as the original Five-0‘s with a little more grip at speed and a LOT more life to them! The wide contact patch gives these wheels a much slower wear pattern than their round lipped counter parts, which still dumping the same amount of consistent thane that you’ve come to expect from Bustin Five-0 wheels.
Last series I’ll touch upon today is a re-envisioning of our past, our history, our Bustin Culture. We started Bustin Boards with the idea that longboarding should be for everyone who wants to! And while we’ve tried to keep up with the competitive portion of the industry (talk about fast growth!) we also like to return to our roots from time to time. This is what inspired our 2013 cruiser / camber line-up. We brought back the Cigar in 2 new sizes and added the new Mission deck. All equipped with a more balanced camber in order to give a ton of life and spring in the board’s step. If you’re looking for a tight, springy cruiser to slash around campus, check out the 31″, for board-walking down to the beach, the 38″ and the new, drop-through Mission deck are where it’s at!
Thanks for joining me!