Book your travel for the weekend of October 20 in New York City for the Broadway Bomb 2012. Stay tuned for updates!
Solomon here. It’s been a while since I’ve been active on our blog here. From being on the road to taking on different roles in the company I have not been able to keep up with my blogging as much as I would prefer. I’m back! This is our first year really focusing on wholesale and I have started getting comfortable heading up this push. Just in time for the busy summer season!
Starting now I will be doing a weekly spotlight on the different shops where you will be able to find the Bustin line; domestic and abroad. Our first feature is Wind Waves and Wheels located in Kentwood, Michigan. The store,Michigan’s premier skateboard/snowboard retailer, has been around since 1984 and is owned by Todd Andrew. Bustin legend, Mike Dallas, is a local to the area and has been hanging at this shop for years! If you’re in the area in Michigan stop by 3624 29th Street S.E. and tell them the crew at Bustin says “whaddup!”.
Skateboarders are curious; What is the future of Longboard Skateboarding?
At the Longboard Loft in New York City we spend quality time explaining the differences between decks, trucks, wheels, bearings, and hardware with curious skaters and visitors to the shop. Many visitors are new to longboarding and stumble upon us while exploring New York City. Others visit because there is a generous selection of longboards. Most appreciate the wide selection, others label us kooks on a longboard.
Traditional skateboards and longboards share the same truck mount 4-hole pattern, same design of trucks (traditionally), and most all skateboards/longboards support the same wheel cores which support the same size bearing and axle.
Skaters have the freedom to choose which style of skateboarding fits their lifestyle then chose the type of skateboard for the job. A skater’s first skateboard defines style….which will morph into steez. I recommend the skateboard that fits the needs of the individual for each type of skate terrain. Mountains, hills, pools, parks, streets, sidewalks, neighborhoods, cities – you name it, there is a board designed for it. Talk to your local neighborhood longboarder, I will assume you will have a positive conversation and learn about the best local terrain.
How and when will all styles of longboarding and skateboarding be generalized as skateboarding?
The action sports industry is parent to the skateboard industry. During American economic turmoil, the action sports industry grew because people showed interest in action sports. Americans started spending less money on “wants” and invested more into themselves. Skateboarding is an affordable lifestyle surrounded by an amazing community of grassroots like minded people.
Growth among manufacturers of the action sports industry has inspired new products and a better understanding of the tolerances of skateboard gear. Every new product inspires a wave of stoke within the skateboard industry. Soon the skateboarding will represent all generes of the double truck, 4 wheel design that everybody knows.
To change the general term “LONGBOARDING” to “SKATEBOARDING” will increase awareness of old and new styles of skateboarding. Skateboarding will be a healthy mix of short/long decks, hard/soft wheels and decent/shitty bearings. communities will change local “NO SKATEBOARDING” laws to help the friendly neighborhood skateboarder and improve the safety of green commuters as we pave the road to a new world of skateboarding. I expect a noticable change by 2013.
100+skaters and record breaking heat challenged racers physically and mentally throughout the 8 mile race. The NYC heavy hitters packed together just like last year and finished the course without last year’s epic wrong turn. The lead pack of Kaspar Henrici, Jeff Vyain, Solomon Lang, Evan Armbrister, Andrei Hippix, Will Bouillon + more stayed strong through the race. Jeff held pace and finished strong 28m 54s ahead of the pack followed by Evan and Kaspar for the podium. New York City represented 3 podium positions! Leading the ladies division, Sarah Paulshock with a fantastic finish of 34m 43s.
Some got hopes and dreams, we got ways and means! BIG SHOUTOUT TO JEFF AND SARAH REPRESENTING THE BUSTIN SHOP MECHANICS! Jeff and Sarah are responsible for assembling many of the online orders we receive through the Bustin Online Store
1. Jeff Vyain 28m 54s
2. Evan Armbrister 29m 5s
3. Kaspar Henrici 29m 15
1. Sarah Paulshock
2. Jenica Rice
3. Nathalie Herring
The New York Longboard Association presents:
BROADWAY BOMB 2010- Saturday, October 16 @ HIGH NOON
Meet: 11am @ Riverside Park & 116th St.
This is the 10th annual Broadway Bomb longboard race and weekend celebration. A decade of longboard Push Culture skating through traffic on Broadway Ave. in New York City. Stay tuned for details on the full schedule of skate events planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Use the comment section below for car pools and accommodations. DONT MISS THE SHOW! October 16, 2010.