How to Buy a Skateboard – as a Gift – Bustin Blog

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Bubbles Blog, News, Reviews

Alright, so it’s the holiday season, and your favorite person in the whole world wants a skateboard, so you turn to Bustin Boards!  But with all of the options available, it can be tough to pick something out as a gift.  So – let’s get started on a quick how-to not disappoint your favorite skater!


1 – What will they be doing?

The most common mistake that those new to the sport or those just looking in as a gift-giver, is that all skateboards are for all skateboarding.  In reality there are a number of “sub-sports” or disciplines within “longboarding” or “skateboarding”.  If you know exactly what they want to do, then great!  But if not, you’re going to want to get a little info.  Keywords like “sliding”, “freeriding”, “cruising”, “carving”, and “downhill” are all hot words!  Try and get your gift recipient to say one of the following words…

“Cruise” or “Cruiser” – These boards are typically fun to ride, and non-aggressive.  They make for great introductory boards!  The Cruiser 32 is this author’s personal favorite!

“Push” or “LDP” – Boards in this category excel at looooong distances.  We highly recommend the Nomad for the true distance pusher!

“Downhill” or “Freeride” or “Sliding” – These will tend to be slightly larger, stiffer boards made for speed and sliding the board sideways.  For the do-it-all kid who’s gonna want to skate everything, get them the Royce PRO.  For the guy or gal who’s gonna spend most of their time on the hill or in the mountains, grab the EQ!

2 – What wheels, truck, bearings do they need?

Many skaters are very preferential to their favorite brands of wheels or trucks.  We’ve made this step easy by creating a “pre-built” complete option for each of our boards.  Our team riders and designers worked together to figure out the best all-around set-up for each board in our line-up.  So if you’re unsure of specifics, you can grab them one of our favorite builds in order to get skating right away!


69mm Five-0 Royce Pro wheels

If you do know generally what they want – we have a wide variety of trucks available and the Five-0 wheels we cary are some of the most respected in the industry!

3 – When in doubt ask!

Of course you can ask them exactly what they want, but that can take some of the fun out of the process!  SO, also feel free to reach out to us either by email, online chat feature, or by phone!  We’re always happy to make a recommendation!

Impossible to be disappointed with some much gear!

Impossible to be disappointed with some much gear!

4 – Mystery Boxes!

For the skater who like a little random in their life – pick up a big ole box of skate stuff!  Assorted gear means no one leaves disappointed!


5 – Gift Cards!

Last but not least – you can always grab a gift card for your beloved skater!  It shows that you know and respect their love for the sport, but that maybe you weren’t 100% on what they needed.  Plus we’ll toss a couple stickers in with the card for extras!


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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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