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New York City’s Push Culture

written by TeamBustin August 14, 2009

Sitting around waiting for my leg to heal the first part of the year allowed me lots of “free time”. I often thought about the ascension of NYC into the longboard scene. In the past three years I have been living in this place that is king of all cities I have witnessed an explosion of board pushers on these crazy streets.  The state of the economy combined with the “green revolution” has led to people looking for eco-friendly and cheaper methods of transportation, especially in urban areas.  As longboarding increases in these areas a new discipline or culture has emerged. There are no long, winding downhills to bomb or slide down. The lightning pace of our streets does not allow for cones to be set for slalom. As cabbies menacingly chase you down and bipeds foolishly blunder across the streets there is one constant thought in your mind….PUSH! The faster and harder you push the safer you are. PUSH  through red lights, cutting and weaving, as vehicles that noticed you only after you pass them belatedly blow their horns. PUSH pass that daydreaming pedestrian wandering across the street before his eyes lock on your board and he begins to erratically dance in your path. PUSH to catch a skitch and fly down the avenues doing at least 35mph. Our cities become virtual video games with minute room for error. Nothing compares to the feeling of flying through traffic, headphones on blast, as you navigate through a moving maze. Your other senses in fine tune with the scene around you. Eyes searching ahead of you, scouting for debris and breaks in the road. Trusting in your ability and instinct to keep you from injury. PUSH!

This discipline is the next wave in longboarding and we are at the heart of it. It’s is time for us to claim our position as the leaders of this culture!

I am forming a New York City longboarding club where riders of all boards are invited. Yes, Bustin will sponsoring this club, but this is about our city and brotherhood. Anyone interested in representing this city and longboarding itself should contact me at kingsolomon@bustinboards.com. If you are not from here you should do the same in your area and discounts will be avaialble to your group.

King Solomon-Bustin Riders Team Captain

It’s Bustin Bitches!


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Brian August 14, 2009 at 9:59 am

this sounds like something i might be interested in, could you give me a little more info on how to “push” a longboard?

Matt August 14, 2009 at 10:27 am

Check out our videos or come ride with the crew to see Push Culture at its finest. MOre vids to come real soon!

travisdsupervilan August 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

well put bro…keep pushin!

Andrew Mason August 15, 2009 at 1:35 am

Its nice to see the King Sol writing on the blog for a change

Nat2Legit August 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

The NYC longboarding scene is off tha chains…Push Culture at its finest 😉

Mike Dallas August 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Interested in learning about the race that defines push culture?

Mike Burns August 16, 2009 at 8:54 pm

The glory of tearing through traffic, urban longboarding at its finest.

Cyp August 17, 2009 at 12:40 am

Battered and bruised we cruise these city streets- no time to spare- only a second left to move as I groove to these beats- Dodge and weave- pop and squeeze- grind past these quick machines- on the heels of your feet- zero chance of defeat-

–inspired by this article–

prince solomon August 20, 2009 at 9:56 am


we will always skate and will never stop as long as we are on this earth and as you find more of us,its not going to be just a culture,
its goinn to be a way of life for the world.!

felix August 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

yea man id be definatly interested in joinin the club theres nuthin like skatin in the city man

Suzanne August 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm


I loved this. Pushing is the heart beat of longboarding. I just wanted to say that the first time I rode through Brooklyn with you and fell is the moment I realized how important pushing truly is. After falling I couldn’t breath, and you instead of coddling me you came over to me and told me I was ok and to push through the pain. The entire 2 miles back to our destination “push through the pain” is all I could think. The adrenaline was rushing through me and it was one the biggest moments for me as a longboarder. Thank you.
Push culture.

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