Photo story captured by Lanna Apisukh
A few weeks ago, New York City hosted the annual Broadway Bomb – one of, if not THE, largest gatherings of board pushers in the world. This outlawed, unsanctioned race is the result of a handful of stoked skaters growing a 15 person cruise, into the HUNDREDS of riders who assemble every year to dodge traffic, pedestrians, and sometimes the LAW! Lanna Apisukh was on hand this year and posted up at the 30th street mark to take some fun snaps of the action – so without further adieu, check out these pics and hit up Lanna’s page for more of her work!
Welcome back kids! Last week on “Built By Bubbles” we took the first steps towards developing a production level board! We thought about the board, we thought about what we wanted the board to be, we considered the board’s own personal feelings, and we landed on a shape (to be fair, we landed on version 1.0 – plenty more versions to come!)
Here at Bustin we are a “For skaters, by skaters” brand which we feel is best accomplished by having a staff of actual individuals who know their way around a skateboard. Everyone here at HQ, from our owner to our artists, can be seen at any given moment wiggling around on either one of our established shapes or on something that Bubble’s currently has cooking in the kettle. Perhaps the hungriest member of the Bustin Crew has proven to be our warehouse supervisor Layne Moffett, who more often than not is ricing up on whatever Bubs has crafted. This endless appetite for skateboarding gave birth to our newest weekly column, Layne’s Lunch Line, in which our man Layne will show that when patience is slow baked with a healthy dose of commitment, meals with high levels of Gnar-tritional value often times are the results.
Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as Layne will be spending his lunch break hitting up any and every buffet line in the area to keep his excessive appetite for skating in check. Until then, enjoy this loop of Layne refusing to comply while staying dry during his most recent meal time session at the Bustin cafeteria.
While using skateboarding as a pursuit at a care free lifestyle, traveling is among the best ways proven to grant those who knock access to a world full of endless options and opportunities of expression. Packing up and forsaking all you know as the norm to pile into a suspect vehicle full of skateboards owned by crust buckets that you call homies has been quintessential since the first skateboarder got their drivers license. Once the crew is committed to the cause it is important to be as prepared as possible which can vary from group to group as it pertains to your personal planning abilities. Knowing that you have the proper gear to keep you safe, alive, and maybe even comfy during your trip can make or break your experience on the road. That is the intent behind this new weekly column that we have dedicated to all the Weekend Warriors out there who get after it as much as possible in between their “real” daily grind. We will highlight products that not only are worth while investments whose convenience factor pays for them selves but also will stand up to the abuse demanded by skaters on a day to day basis.
Don’t be like me when I packed my bag for this past summers 2016 Bustin Euro Shop Tour and forget to bring a towel…
Stay tuned as we unveil our first survival product in next weeks posting but in the meantime, if you have discovered a travel companion that you feel is worthy of blasting to your fellow shredders, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with the a subject line of “Weekend Warrior Gear Review” so that I can pass along the good word! We hope that you are able to enjoy your weekend the single best way possible: atop your shred sled exploring this beautiful world we are blessed enough to have as our personal skate park!
Bustin Boards custom-program is a one of a kind painting and screen-printing service offered and created for the customer’s imagination. Although its widely renowned, very few get to walk alongside our artists as they transform each board into a piece of art. Today, I have created a time-lapse so we can take you on this journey from a blank bamboo deck to Street Surfer’s primary weapon. Click here to get your own custom designed board started today!