While the Northeast is getting hammered with another Arctic blast, skateboarders and the Bustin Boards Crew are reloading for Springtime. Thinking about fresh setups, shedding jackets and ripping the streets without all the trash frozen in dirty layers of ice. Skate photo & video dudes are clearing out and creating storage space on iPhones and memory cards. Here’s the RobRod151 – 2014 New York photo recap. A whole year of sick skating packed into a crazy short Flipagram. Making room for the next serious sessions.
Click the Bustin team riders name to see what boards they’re rocking in these photos: Will Royce, Jonas Richter, Max Ballesteros, Steven Vera, Andy Millien, Eddie Henriquez, Prince Lang, DeJaune Jones, Noishh Boom.
Also! Check out the 2014 NYC Bustin video clip recap (click here). The Four Seasons Captured in four short videos.
Skateboard Supercross: The latest innovation on skateboard racing, it provides a mix of technical ability, athleticism and speed. This will surely stoke you out. Debuting in Seattle, Washington this weekend – #SBSX paves the way for paved pump-track skateparks and competition. The tracks are designed for skaters, by skaters and require speed and agility. The tracks are a closed-loop format so the motion is continuous and rewarding. Skateboard Supercross is catching on across the globe, one day there may be a Skateboard Supercross park in your backyard. Think Big! Get involved.
You know that park down the road from your crib, the one with the big hill and paved road? Grab your Bustin Boards Longboard, gloves, pads and go for a rip! Bustin Flow Team Rider David Driscoll of West Michigan knows what to do, follow suit! Watch this video as David effortlessly slays a shred-worthy hill on his skateboard in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What are you waiting for? Go Skateboard.
Distance skateboarding is cool, most people can do it, young and old. Find a paved trail, bring a skateboard and go for a rip, bud. You decide how far you will go, you decide when to finish. It’s Easy. I described the fundamentals of Distance Skateboarding in pictures from this morning’s rip, 11 miles there-and-back on the White Pine Trail in Rockford, Michigan.
1. Get up early and eat a good breakfast.
2. Have a chill if you prefer, then get out for a rip bud.
3. Switch-up your pushing leg every-so-often, skate proportionally and stay aero, bud. Use your arms to carry momentum and circulate yer blood.
4. Optimal distance push position is foot forward just rear of the truck bolts. Raise yer knee high when you pump and extend your toes when you push. Use yer entire leg muscles for best momentum, power, aerodynamics and performance.
5. You just went for a rip, bud. Take a selfie. It’s also a good idea to download Map My Run on your smart phone and track your performance. The app is free and really allows you to understand how you perform in all conditions and on all terrain.
If yer skating a there-and-back track, set a personal goal and achieve it. Mine was 5 miles, averaging 12.2. This is my first push in some time, so I eased into it. Skate however you prefer.
During the return skate, I kicked it in a bit to see what juice I had left. Felt good. 11 miles is pretty chill. I skated 6 miles back and averaged 13.7mph. Almost competitive! 14-17mph is the average speed of the fastest guys on flatland. Add some hills and some guys will average 24mph. Pretty quick!
The best part of Distance Skateboarding is you feel like a CHAMPION. I recommend it. Get out for a rip, bud. I prefer the Bustin Boards Maestro38 with 70mm-75mm wheels for Distance Skateboarding. The end.