Despite winning the Broadway Bomb more than a handful of times, our dude Kiefer Dixon still loves pushing around the urban jungle that he calls his home. The streets of NYC are ever changing and always unpredictable which is why Kiefer stays ready for whatever is thrown at him atop his Maestro Pro skateboard. This “commute killer” awards its operator the maximum benefits toward forward momentum while retaining a sense of agility for pedestrian dodging or holding a tight line through burly taxi barrels. Follow along for some of these shred-ventures in the latest quick clip compiled from a recent trip up to The Big Apple where we did our best to keep up with Kiefer in his natural habitat.
Photo story captured by Lanna Apisukh
A few weeks ago, New York City hosted the annual Broadway Bomb – one of, if not THE, largest gatherings of board pushers in the world. This outlawed, unsanctioned race is the result of a handful of stoked skaters growing a 15 person cruise, into the HUNDREDS of riders who assemble every year to dodge traffic, pedestrians, and sometimes the LAW! Lanna Apisukh was on hand this year and posted up at the 30th street mark to take some fun snaps of the action – so without further adieu, check out these pics and hit up Lanna’s page for more of her work!
Quick shoutout to Bustin’s first official team rider. Harlem’s Host came on the scene back in 07′ and quickly became one of the fastest, most creative riders in the New York Scene just as it was exploding. Today Marc is doing BIG things with his organization Good Vibes Creative Minds, check him out!
The Chief ladiga Silver Comet Skate Challenge is a 3 day, 188 mile stage race on the Silver Comet Trail between Georgia and Alabama. The course is 94 miles, longboard skateboarders compete for fastest finishing time over a 3-day period. On the final day of Ladiga, the skaters push the entire 94 miles back to the finish – a true testament to the dedication of these athletes. Bustin is an urban push company, naturally we are obsessed with this type of event. Huge respect to the field of skaters who will participate in the Ladiga event this year.
Before Burning Spider Stokle Company was a shop, we founded a group on Facebook to service the local community. At the time we called it Burning Spider, but as more riders where found out about the group we wanted to make it easier for locals to find, so we changed the name to Kansas City Longboard Community. Now at 700+ riders it is a pretty rad place to talk skateboards and keep as many of the locals informed of what is going on. Kansas City itself covers a huge 316 Square mile area with skating varying from skateparks, to short steep technical .25 mile to 1 mile long downhill runs right in the middle of the city, to nature trails like the Indian Creek Trail that stretches 25.5 miles currently (more gets added on every year), and is host to many group distance pushes.
As the community solidified and grew we needed a place to get our longboard equipment. None of the local shops carried the depth of product and knowledge that a varied terrain city needed. We had a couple of corporate stores, and a dedicated street skate shop that wasn’t super stoked on ordering longboard gear. So we have moved to a store front right in the heart of one of the raddest places in city to skate and live. Located in the heart of the 39th Street District we are Kansas City’s Longboard Headquarters.
Our riders organize sessions in the community and there is very seldom a Sunday that doesn’t go by that we aren’t hosting some kind of event or group ride.