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How To Distance Push a Bustin Skateboard Like Champion

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.

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2. Have a chill if you prefer, then get out for a rip bud.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

7The 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.

 

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Battle at Boyne Mountain Presented by Action Board Shop

Battle at Boyne Presented by Action Board Shop, Sponsored by Bustin Boards among other industry sponsors was a rager!  Boyne Resorts is the second largest owner of Ski & Golf resorts in the United States.  We have successfully hosted an event on their turf which could mean more events at more ski resorts next year!  Everybody was stoked to play skateboards in the woods for 2 days.  Nobody complained.  Everybody wins!

Now for a little Boyne history lesson: Boyne Resorts was founded by Everett Kircher, Jim Christianson and John Norton in 1947, when a hill in Northern Michigan that was too steep and wooded to farm was sold to the co-founders for $1 by former State Senator Pierson.  A desire to keep his employees on staff between ski seasons led Kircher into golf. A friend suggested that a golf course might attract summer visitors. That was all Kircher needed. Using his father’s ancient Ford farm tractor, he carved out a sporty nine-hole, par-three layout near the Main Lodge. For decades the Hemlock course was a favorite to Boyne Mountain guests and visitors.

Basically, the lesson is together we have created a niche which Mr. Kircher might be interested in.  Originally, he created the Boyne Resort Golf Course to support his staff during the warm months of the year. he created jobs for skiiers.  Downhill skateboarding and Distance Skateboarding is now healthy enough to quantify a reason to design and build gravity sports specific paved courses to be used during the summer time.  Battle at Boyne was hosted on a service road, Whister Longboard Fest is hosted on a resort service road.  Push Culture Family Picnic event series utilized resort roads…

The state of the Skateboard union is the inception of ISF – International Skateboard Federation.  Downhill Skateboarding is regulated by the IDF.  Are ski resorts in the future of recreational skateboarding?  It seems to have happened with Camp Woodward at the hot spots. Street League? State Games of America?  Olympics?

This engine called skateboarding is just starting to rev up, whether some like it or not.

Skateboarding will always be skateboarding, but I am fascinated that we have new options to look forward to!  Thanks Boyne!  Thanks ABS!  Thanks Christian Lefley for the Edit!

 

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

 

 

 

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February NYC Street Update

Ramping Up for Spring

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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!

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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.

Cheers!

Rob Rodrigues

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