Mark “The Gonz” Gonzales stops by the NYC pump track to check out the digs.
Bustin is taking full advantage of the snow, because we are tired of complaining about too much snow in the streets. This year, Bustin teamed up with Cannonsburg Ski Area & Tribe Boardwear in Grand Rapids, Michigan to host a Thursday Night Session in Cannonsburg’s terrain park. We were honored to have the Pure Michigan Antix Board Co crew on site! Their new Hoffmaster 154 is FRESH!
We set up a Bustin rainbow Feature & Tribe set up a step-down feature, then we put the Bustin tent between the features and blasted some Tropical Trance music for all to enjoy.
Bustin & Tribe brought hella swag and we had fun getting creative with the giveaways. From 6-8pm, 100+ skiiers & snowboarders lapped the park and had a blast. Bustin hooked it up with some Cannonsburg Custom decks which were awarded to the heavy hitters at the end of the event.
We came up with a pretty fun game, which was more dangerous as the night went on. We would stand next to a feature and wave a shirt in the air, like in a bull fight. Riders would come maching in, jib the rail, and try to grab the shirt. Between Tribe & Bustin – we gave away at least 30 shirts! We saw some great grabs and epic slams. The riders couldn’t get enough! It was rad. Another moment of badness was when we handed out a sticker to 100+ shredders at the beginning of the event, and when we asked everyone to take off their gloves and apply the stick, everybody did it! its never that easy! i blame the cold! #success
After awhile, we wanted to see riders jump, and clear the entire feature. We saw some BIG AIRS! Sketchy, and AWESOME!
Eventually, I got a little antsy and decided to do some shredding. Founders All Day IPA may, or may not have influenced my involvement. I’m old school, not used to terrain parks, rails, jibs, features. i’m down with the old skool JUMPS! Sorry for the crappy photo! I swear I landed it.
Growing up, we used to make jumps wherever Ski Patrol was not. because, if you were caught making jumps – you’d have your pass clipped. F that noise. These days, there is more park riding than alpine skiing, especially in the midwest where vertical is not our friend. We’re dealing with about 900ft of vertical at #MyCannonsburg, and we slay it. But, Michigan has 4 seasons – 3 warm, 1 freezing. That’s why we’re so into longboarding! We can shred all year long! 1 Love.
David Aparicio – Bustin Boards
On Sunday May 11th, ninety six eager competitors rallied up to find out who was the fastest downhill skateboarder. Rob Wheeler the event organizer, rallied up sponsors such as RedBull and Bustin boards, to meet in Reading Pennsylvania.
The turnout was great, the racing was tight, the weather was beautiful, and the hill was technical.
The Brazillian Bullet Jonas Richter was killing it all day! He wound up taking 2nd place overall right behind Billy Bones!
I made it to the semi-finals, and finished in 8th place, not too shabby either. Most importantly I had a great time. The event was well organized and ran very well. Especially considering this was the first time Rob Wheeler put on the event. Hats off to you brotha, job well done!
All in all, it was a great experience, on behalf of the entire bustin crew, we can’t wait to see you next year!
Photo Credit: Tanya Shetsen, Ross Earhart
What is the BUSTIN BOARDS RATMOBILE? Bustin Boards team riders Jacob Gellatly, Jonas Richter, Bruno Sirera, and Jorge Garcia took a road trip upstate New York to log some video footage of the elusive Bustin Ratmobile Topmount DH Skateboard in action. Riders are putting the latest top mount prototype, the Bustin Ratmobile, to the test in the final weeks before the deck was finalized. The board is now available for everyone to ride and enjoy! Check out Bustinboards.com, where you can create your own custom Ratmobile to be painted right in the Brooklyn shop. One love from Bustin Brooklyn!
Stumbled across this video with some of the locals at Bustin Brooklyn. Major Stok’em 3 was good times. Oh yeah, good times. The east coast donated blood that day but now these skaters are ready for battle. A little DH experience goes a long way in new York City. Solomon is stoked on the IBACH. I am stoked on the IBACH. Stop in Bustin Brooklyn and Longboard Loft in Manhattan to experience all the rage. Are you ready for Downhill skateboarding? Use your head, use protective gear.