We collaborated with Lagunitas on 3 rad custom boards that will be given away at the event, and they’re bringing plenty of rare beer to make this one for the books! Lagunitas Bernie will be there as well as some of the Bustin crew. Top shelf brews, and the best skateboard movie ever made; what could be better? More event info here.
Like most of our boards for 2014, the YoFace series got a bit of a facelift.
We’ve received a ton of positive feedback on these boards, so we didn’t want to change anything about the design. But we did hook them up with dope new graphics for this year! We’re stoked to collaborate with Prince Lang on the YoFace 32 and 35 graphics. Prince’s photography AND skating capture the vibe of New York City unlike any one else so we chose his iconic shots of the city skyline and the Empire State Building for the 32 and 35 respectively. (Oh and if you didn’t know, Prince took 1st in street at the Lenny Lamb skate contest on a YoFace 32).
Bustin is presenting the 20km Enduro push race happening on Sunday, July 6th. Entry is only $40 with $2000 cash prizes and a 1 year membership to the IDSA up for grabs among plenty of other swag. If you’re not racing, the BBQ and Beer Garden is paradise enough!
ALERT - IF YOU DON’T READ THIS WHOLE THING AT LEAST WATCH THE LAST VIDEO!
Years and years and decades ago (ok maybe a LITTLE exaggeration) the world was introduced to Bruno the Kid, a Spanish kid with a huge heart and some extra talent on a skateboard. His fancy foot-work and steezy style is what caught our attention, as well as a CONSTANT drive for self-improvement and development. We just HAD to see what he could do with a city like NYC.
Predictably he slayed it. But New York just has so much to offer! 5 separate boroughs to explore, 8.5 million people to meet, over a thousand pizza places to try, and 50,000 cops to run from. You just can’t do it all in 1 go! So needless to say, we invited the Spanish boy-wonder back a few times to try new, and different offerings from the Greatest City on Earth.
We introduced him to William Royce sometime around 2012 ish and the two really hit it off. It was amazing to see the different styles playing off each other and how both Will and Bruno built of each other’s energy, until a veritable cornucopia of skate awesomeness was pouring into the camera lens – shout out to Perropro for holding it down on the edits!
Back to Spain to hang out with homeboy and fellow Bustin Team Rider; Toti Bicicleta. It really is a dream to watch these two skate together. When friends have been friends for a while they start to rub off on each other. The report and back-and-forth between these two is incredible to see, and it really pans out in their skating.
This year, Bruno is in school in the States up in New Hampshire (they grow up so fast!). But before a trip out to Cali land, he rolled through the Bustin HQ just long enough to pick up a couple prototypes for a new Bruno Pro model (SHHHHHHH!!!!) and then headed out west to hit up the O’tang crew to do some filming. The resulting incredible (albiet insane) video by Perropro (of course!) has ushered in a new style of skate video, check it out for yourself!
Last BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST: the whole reason we decided to do this Bruno video recap: the latest from Bruno the Kid (or should I say Bruno the Young-Adult), filmed and edited by NH-based Tom Leary. 3 hours worth of filming in New Hampshire, new pro-model, and endless endless steez… check the footy:
You may have already seen photos, you my not, so here you go…
Either way, the Maestro PRO has gotten a make over. It’s redundant to say at this point, but the Maestro PRO is our bread and butter. We took the board that put us on the map, the Maestro, and have over the years, touch by touch, evolved it into the beauty now known as the Maestro PRO. The classic Maestro is still available, don’t fret fan-boys and girls. However, as we’ve grown over the past few years as skaters, we’ve tried to take the Maestro (then the Maestro Fiberglass, the V2, and now the Maestro PRO) along with us.
For 2014 we rediscovered how to bond wood with our ThermoCarbon and ThermoGlass layups in the new Sportster, Boombox, and Ratmobile shapes. So it was only a matter of time before the elder child get equal treatment. Of course, the Maestro needed that extra little bit of flair so we used weed in the middle plies! Ok it’s not weed, but it’s bright and green and swag-tastic. For a full low-down on the ThermoCarbon and ThermoGlass processes clicky the linky.