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Brooklyn State of Mind: Longboarding for Peace Awareness Event

What’s good Bustin fam?!  We want to thank everyone that came out to support this past Thursday here at our Bustin Brooklyn location.  The Good Vibes, Creative Minds crew had some amazingly talented artist come thru and put on one epic show!  There were magicians, singers, poets and tons of skaters!

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Bustin a Groove : The Downhill Disco

Muir Skates 5th Annual Downhill Disco kicks off tomorrow, April 11th at 6PM. 8601 Production Avenue, San Diego, California 92121 is the place to be. Bustin has a couple riders who will be in attendance so keep an eye out for them on the hill!


Steven Vera will be there. Rocking his 2014 thermoglass boombox 38, Steven has been filming in California all month, and you better believe hes been getting his tricks crispier and crispier.

Will Royce nestles his feet into the comfy cave of his pro model for a steezy toeside

William Royce will be there as well. Always rocking his Pro-model deck and pushing his physical limits. William was just at Bustin Headquarters for a month but now he is on a new journey to find a home in sunny California!


Noah Fischer will be on the hill as well. Noah Just recovered from a dislocated elbow, but hes back on his EQ36 and ready to boogie at the disco!

Hopefully you can make it, it only cost $35 to compete!!To register follow the instructions here : Register

To get stoked watch this video from last years epic event!

Downhill Disco 2013 

See you on the hill!






February NYC Street Update

Ramping Up for Spring

Paulie in the snow

Paulie Connor takes the YoFace 35 through the last of the winter’s dirty New York Gritty snow.

It’s been a tough winter in the northeast for all things skateboarding. With better weather around the corner, we have cleared out our camera memory cards, put the old stuff online and are loading up on some new stoke.

In addition to our ongoing Bustin video productions, this year we are diving into incresed product and rider coverage with a regular series of raw & thrashy hardcore videos from the streets of NYC. This will be a great chance to give video coverage to everyone of our riders in the metro area. Expect great exposure with fresh faces and all the Bustin decks. Everything shred worthy.

Viva Vera!

Steven Vera

Vera at the 2013 Philadelphia Freestyle Championships.

Steven Vera has been working hard for the last two years. Working hard at getting his skating and himself places. Now his skating is starting to take him places.

Steven just returned from a week in Florida. Bustin sent him there along with team mate Eddie Henriquez and our video crew. The two New York area locals went down to Miami to film for the upcoming Bustin Modela video. The whole crew just returned, pretty refreshed and stoked about the new footage.

The latest word is that Vera is heading out to LA in March. He will be out there for a couple of weeks filming video and doing some trick tips for Orangatang Wheels. His west coast trip will be topped off at the 2014 Downhill Disco.

Steven’s Maestro Pro Video from 2013.

Stay tuned for the Modela and other upcoming video releases.


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bustin through Puerto Rico in 2014

-David Aparicio February 10, 2014

Photo Credit: Khaleeq Alfred (Rider coverage) and David Aparicio (Island photos)

In the  northeastern Caribbean there lies a beautiful island they call Puerto Rico. This is the story of my travels through the island in 12 days, a recap on two of the DH races and a slide jam, with a side of some local culture, art, and history. I only touched the surface of what the amazing island has to offer!


I was lucky to fly into San Juan and drive across the Island from East Coast to West Coast, it was like a dream.


Before I met up with the Bustin NYC crew I met up with the Bustin Puerto Rico crew, Jayson Ramos Jr. and Jayson Ramos! Turns out Jayson Ramos Jr. is Friends with Puerto Rican Madrid grom, Alexander Rivera (far right). Not only that, but Jayson Jr, who I like to call “papito” helped to Coordinate Douglas Daluas first trip to P.R. for the races! Daluas Friend Pegro Frangulis (far left) wound up being super fast on both courses! The Brazilian guys are sharp!


Before long I had met up with a lot of the bustin NYC crew and we were all eager to get some skating in!


The slide Jam at Guajataka was hot, rowdy and a lot of fun! The spectators went ape shit when the News Chopper showed up!


For a lot of Beast Coast skaters, the Guajataka slide jam seems like a tropical version of one of our favorite spots, “DarkTower”. Both nestle up next to old cemeteries!


Maybe it’s because Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island, and that’s why so many female skaters turnt up. Whatever the reason, were stoked to see so many ladies on the hill throwin down with the boys and pushing each other to progress!


Carla Javier is one of our most stylish girls on the bustin squad! lean’n and layin 5-0 thane at the Guajataka slide jam!

prbs-172Noishh Boom getting sideways on his Yoface 35″ in a secret ditch!


Cami Best takes the Maestro Pro higher and further!


Steven Vera took 5th place at the Guajataka Slide Jam!


Bustin grom Dejuane Jones won 1st place in juniors at Guajataka DH 2014 Here he is Tucking into the chicane!


William Royce Took 1st in consolation finals in Mens DH at guajataka earning him 5th place! Rocking his bustin pro model wheels and deck!


I wound up taking 3rd place in Mens Guajataka DH 2014. I should really watch where I’m going though!


But Puerto Rico isn’t all about skating, you have to stop and soak in all the beauty that the island has to offer. Reminisce with me.


Heres a little secret path I found…


If you put a sign on a door that says ” dont enter” a skater is bound to walk in.


I had a week to spend on the Island between the two races and after Guajataka was over, I was lucky enough to link up with bustin team rider and local Puerto Rican, Nayhomi Cruz. She brought me to the oldest city in Puerto Rico, Old San Juan.


Old San Juan looked similar to pictures I had seen on the of Italy, with cobblestone streets, just wide enough for cars to move in one direction, barely. The colorful buildings make the streets seem brighter.


I was in Old San Juan, and my guide knew how to get to the infamous “Perla Bowl”, so that’s where we went. After all that was always our destination, I just didn’t tell you.


La Perla Bowl is bad ass! A Concrete wave being smashed by ocean waves all day, are you serious!? It’s better than anything I’ve ever dreamed up.


It is impossible for me to express how grateful I am to have been able to spend time with Jayson Ramos and Jayson Jr. .While I was in Puerto Rico, they gave me two hands full of once in a lifetime experiences. Above is a shot of Castilo San Felipe Del Morro , I snapped while we drifted across the bay on a private motor boat! This fortress dates back to the year 1539!

prp2-497The next race on the schedule was Ponce Formula 1 DH. A big crowd of spectators showed up and eagerly awaited riders to come crushing through the very fast final turn just before the finish line. I was so stoked to see Rolando Martinez out at the races. Rolando is our friend and Push Culture rider. He is still in recovery mode after being hit by a car last year, during an open road session. Remember skate fast, but skate safe!

prp2-51Dejaune Jones won 1st place in Juniors again! Here he is leading the pack in a heat, and for some reason he wanted to ride a Sportster for a few runs. Well there’s all the proof you need. Even our NY Push Series decks CAN be used for whatever you want. I’m not saying its going to be the best choice, I’m just saying hey look, it CAN be done.

nayhomi valeria

Here’s Nayhomi Cruz leading the pack on her Mekanik and Valeria Sedano following in pink and green! If you see them on the hill take a picture, because they’ll be gone before you know it! Nayhomi and Valeria scrubbed wheels together going through the last turn, and went from 3rd(nayhomi) and 4th(Valeria) to 4th(Valeria) and 5th(Nayhomi)! We’re still super proud of you girls, you were kill’n it!

prp2-116William Royce bracing himself to make a pass, Royce went on to take 5th place in Mens at Ponce! Right on William!


Cody Lux was gett’n some too!

prp2-68I took 8th in Mens and wound up getting eliminated in the Open/Pro Quarter Finals. It poured rain right before my heat and I was foolish enough to not have rain wheels. Note to self: Always have rain wheels, just in case… and get an aero lid, I felt fast with Pedro Frangulis’ Risch on!

rsz_20140128_105725After Ponce was over, I had to get back to San Juan and prepare to leave the tropical paradise called Puerto Rico. Yea that was my view from the living room of the condo. Big-Ups again to Jayson Ramos and Jayson Jr. for setting me up with the best spot in Isla Verde!


I will never forget my first time to Puerto Rico, It was an amazing experience that I hold close to my heart and I will always be grateful for the opportunities bustin has opened up for me. I’m back home and bundled up now! Hasta Luego Puerto Rico estoy enamorado!



Wheelbase Magazine reviews the BGDK – Bustin Blog

Big shout out to Marcus, Seth and Tom over at Wheelbase Mag for taking the time to get to know our BGDK and for producing this well created, well thought out review!  We sent them over one of these bad-boys to be put through the paces in Cali, and they, as always, did not disappoint!  The guys over on the other coast did a great job of hitting different types of terrain to let the board shine, and also were not afraid to point out what could be done better (no project is ever finished!)

Unfortunately we are currently sold out of the BGDK online, HOWEVER, without giving too much away, it’s worth mentioning that we’ve taken your thoughts and comments to heart, and come next week, should have some fresh, improved, lighter BGDK’s landing in the warehouse, keep you eyes peeled!

Cheers and enjoy the ride,