Loja Top Skate Employee and Bustin Boards Team Rider Jonas Richter gathered some buddies and did an incredibly tight pack run on the world’s fastest DH longboard/skateboard race track, Teutonia. 70mph +
Check out this rad video edit of Bustin Boards Longboards Team Rider Will Royce & gang shredding in Peru. Produced by Christian Salmon, filmed by Diego Cardenas, Christian Salmon, Ignacio Ugarteche & Aldo Carella. Next level raw skateboarding, on a longboard.
The Mekanik is the little brother of the Ratmobile race deck. It is built off of the same progressive radial concave as the Ratmobile with the same quarter-inch rockered platform, but with an even wider range of wheelbase options, especially on the short end. The Mekanik will be the deck of choice for top mount riders who want to stick tight corners, freeriders who prefer shorter wheelbases, garage bombers, riders with smaller stances, and women downhillers.
Bustin Boards Sportster production is full steam ahead because YOU demand it! Since the launch of the latest 2012 Bustin Board our customer service department has been on the phone and interwebz attempting to answer frequently asked questions about the new deck. We took a few photos for you to ease the pain of waiting for the new Bustin Sportster. If you have pre-ordered a deck, rest assured because we are ON SCHEDULE! Follow the lead times on the Bustin website & on your order confirmation for an accurate estimate.
Bustin Boards Sportster decks get a rub down after 1st spray coat…
The raw decks actually get LOTS of rub downs before, during and after the production process…lucky pieces of wood if you ask me!
Don’t worry – we are making LOTS of new Bustin Sportster babies and loving it! We have plenty more pressed Sportster panels ready to cut! Tell you friends to place an order at www.bustinboards.com. One Love from Bustin Brooklyn!
Here is an action shot of Bustin Team Rider David “Steezy” Yang riding the Bustin EQ, a top mount version of the Sportster, also available from Bustin Boards Custom Longboards NYC.
Tom Barnhardt has been taking skaters out on hills in the NY/Jersey area for as long as I’ve been skating in New York. His is always willing to help a fellow skater out, from just getting kids with no cars on hills to teaching and helping develop skaters to be able to handle riding down hills. Most of this is done through experience and skating with the regular “Bombers” of Bergen County, because as you might come to find out, skating with Tom is sort of like adding another obstacle in your path. He’s a big guy with a knack for carving while going fast downhill. We forgive him of this because without Tom, a lot of us would never be able to skate hills. A lot of us would have never gotten into it without him constantly blowing up our Facebook pages telling us we need to go skate with him. Six months may pass before you take him up on his offer, but when it finally happens, it is SO worth it. Since that first time, I skate with Tom and crew every weekend I get the chance to. And now that I know most of his hills, I usually just pass the big guy, so he can’t wiggle around in front of me and freak me out with his big 2-hands down toeside slides around corners facing the other direction! Before I got to this point, things tended to be pretty exciting, but it also made me a better skater learning to navigate around that sort of thing.
Here’s a little video of our latest adventure last weekend. Depending on the crew, sometimes we race down the hills, but most of the time we’re just out having a good time with gravity and with each other. This is what skating is becoming for me more and more as time passes, and it is what has been fueling my stoke for some time now. Playing with gravity and enjoying good company. Enjoy the video, and see you on the hills!
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!”.
One day a curly haired 16-year old kid walked into Bustin Brooklyn speaking broken English and asking for sponsorship. My first thought: Step in line, buddy! He had a little quirky smile and a lazy but balanced and flowing gate, and just an overall good vibe radiating from him. It was easy to see that he meant well. We talked a little bit and he asked to use our computer to show us a video. He didn’t say very much. He didn’t have to. He just showed us this video called “Bruno the Kid,” said he wanted to skate for Bustin, and that was that. We had ourselves a new Bustin team rider.
The decision to put Bruno on the “Bustin Team” was as easy as any decision we had ever made. We were releasing the Mini Maestro over the next week, and we just so happened to be shooting video for the release over the next couple days, and we needed someone to make it look awesome. He stepped on the board and it was obvious he could make it work, no problem. Small board, small kid who can ride anything you put under his feet? Okay, buddy, you’re in, let’s see what you can do!
Two days later we take Bruno out on his first session on a Bustin Board, and we pop out this:
Bruno has been a beacon of light in the Bustin family ever since, and not only that, but he introduced us to two other really awesome guys who are now making big impacts on our company and the entire skate community. Enter Perropro, a one-man production company focused on the Spanish longboarding scene. A chance encounter led Bruno to making his first video with Alberto from Perro Productions, which would then lead Bruno to his first sponsorship a week later. That encounter has resonated into a feedback loop which brought Alberto to New York City to shoot his first video in the states entitled “New York Longboard” in which Bruno and fellow Spaniard RA aimlessly thrash the city streets, enveloping themselves in the city vibrations and becoming one with their surroundings. For Alberto, Bruno, and RA, it is clear this comes naturally.
This video made such an impression on us here at Bustin HQ that we offered to bring Perropro out from Spain the next time around and get Bruno, Will Royce, and our NYC local Steven Sanchez together on another video project nearly a year later. The video titled “Evolve NYC” has almost become the most watched video on the Bustin channel in only 2 months, and for good reason. The creativity in both the filmography and the skating is among the best we’ve ever seen. Sometimes, it just all comes together. Call it luck, call it fate, call it hard work…it doesn’t matter. It’s leaving us with smiles on our faces on the daily. We’re stoked!
Right around the time we shot this video, Bruno started telling us about this kid named Toti, a good friend of his from Spain who we “had to sponsor.” At this point, if Bruno said it and we could tell he meant it, we would take his word for it. I remember him telling me something along the lines of, “You have to sponsor him, Jeff. He’s better than me!” haha okay, whatever Bruno, we’ll put a package together. So we did. Sent a few decks and wheels across the Atlantic Ocean to Madrid, where it would be picked up by Toti Bicicleta, the new Bustin wildcard who earned his spot on the team with 15 seconds of video and the recommendation from a trusted friend.
From here, there’s not much I can say but just show you the video.
I can’t wait to meet this guy in person, and I’m pretty set on flying out to Spain to skate with these guys on their home turf in September before my Adrenalina money runs out. I’m so stoked by these guys on every level. Their skating is awesome, their attitudes are awesome, and they just radiate this super positive vibe that really makes an impression on you, whether through a video or in person. They are acrobats of life, doing it with balance, style, and a big smile, and that, my friends, is awfully contagious around here whenever they’re around. Call it luck, call it fate, call it hard work. It doesn’t matter. We’re stoked, and we can’t wait to see where this road leads in the future. I can tell you, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.