Joe Mazzone! Chicago’s Finest Distance Skateboarder

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Mike Stories, News

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How did you get into Distance Skateboarding?

I got into distance skateboarding from a cross country background, and to manage depression I’ve had for almost 10 years now. I used to run from 5th grade throughout high school, so I naturally developed that endurance.  After competitive running I was eager to fill the void.  When I got into skating everything transferred very smoothly; short skates became hour-long cruising ventures.  Of course everything changed one I got into the racing scene because I was introduced to competition.  Distance Skateboarding promotes endorphin release, it soothes my soul.

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Bustin Boards Flow Squad – Prototype Mail Delivery Service

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Mike Stories, News


Getting skateboards in the mail is the shit. It makes me feel like a kid on Christmas, and I know I’m certainly not alone there. Ever since I joined the Bustin roots crew I’ve been begging bubbles for a bigger board; a year and a half later, my dreams came true. We chose a micro drop single kick topmount mold(coming soon, hehe), I then sketched up a shape on graph paper(my sketch was mediocre at best), and bubbles busted out a CAD sketch within a minute or two, somehow.

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Grand Rapids ‘Movies in the Park’ Series to include Open Skate and Transition DEMO, July 24th

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Events, Mike Stories, News


GR Movies in the Park Series featuring, “Hook” on Facebook:

Afterparty is at Pyramid Scheme because our boy Pete Croce will be slamming the hits, join the event on Facebook for the gritty:

The details: Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc was a partnered title sponsor of State Games of Michigan: Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding event and now DGRI has included Bustin Boards & AGA Nation Action Sports Agency in DGRI’s Movies in the Park format downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Every Friday in the heart of summer, DGRI plays a series of curated movies on an inflatable jumbo-screen on the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum lawn, next to the Grand River.  The event has a beer/wine permit allowing guests to enjoy beer & wine while hanging out in  Ah-Nab-Awen Park.  There are food vendors, entertainment and the movie begins at dusk.  This week features the movie “Hook”, and AGA Nation will provide a bunch of skate ramps and features for a pro skate demo, followed by free-skate.  Bustin will also have a special push event announcement, coming soon…

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