There is a palpable energy that can be felt in the streets of The City that pulses to a rhythm unlike anywhere else in the entire world. The residents of this mega metropolis all attempt to match this beat in their own various ways, but to those who have ever jammed down these city blocks while dipping and dodging through PED barrels and all the other mobile obstacles whilst atop a skateboards know that this is the key to true harmony with the streets. Our local crew who calls The Big Apple home has adopted this lifestyle full on and rarely will be seen braving the urban jungle without their shred sled. Through this dedicated to the Push Life, a desire to craft and create the best possible tool for the job of commute killing began to burn within the #BustinFam which ultimately was the fuel that gave birth to our signature Push Series Collection. Within that series, the Sportster holds a special place in many of our riders hearts due to its agility and versatility when out riding anything from a simple morning coffee run all the way to a mobbing Broadway rip at rush hour. We recently were able to document our dudes Dave, Leon, and Victor on just such a mission with each of them harmonizing to the beat of the street using the Sportster as their instrument.
It is incredible to look back on how much the Bustin Boards skate family has grown from a small simple crew pushing around NYC all the way to a global posse connected with a kin like bond. Our common denominator is skating in its rawest form. Although no two of us skate with the same style or approach, the lurk is real when we get together creating an environment that pushes each rider in a direction they ordinarily may not have gone. This environment fosters maximum creativity from all of us resulting in lots of community activity and media production from within the crew. This new weekly column entitled Bustin Fam Week in Review is scheduled to drop every Friday on our blog and is designed to highlight all of these comings and goings of the homies we are lucky enough to call our Skate Family. With out further ado, lets get to it!!
Our wizard behind the lens Khaleeq has spent the better part of two weeks up in NYC machine gunning his shutter to digitally capture the motions of our City Slicker shred team in their natural environment. Peep our Facebook and Instagram to see a sampling of these images as they are continuously pouring onto our feed.
We are skateboarders first and foremost and with this came the innate desire to design and craft skateboards whose performance was aimed at the variety of skating we were doing at the time. This philosophy lives on just as strong today as when we first began which is evident by our R&D guru Bubbles who has been spending his days laboring over digital design files and CNC precision cuts. Without spilling all of the beans, a few proto shapes and pro models have been popping out of molds as the final tweaks and refinements are applied before they will be sent off to be manufactured. Keep your ears to the ground because the final shapes could be dropping sooner than you may expect….
Our Californian Connection, Marcus Bandy, has teamed up with the good folks over at Muir Skate to host an event next weekend called The Pelican Pusher which will encourage multi-genre participation by all who show up. If you are anywhere near SoCal next weekend make sure to stop by and say whats up to all the homies looking to get hella shreddy.
We are incredibly stoked to announce the dropping of new footie featuring our dude Luca Zeolla getting down on his Maestro Mini in the city. Luca is best known for his deep bag of tech tricks but when it comes to an Urban Safari, he knows the best approach is atop a board designed for the task. Scope the edit and then get out for your self and welcome the weekend in with a few power pushes of your own!
Our roots connect us deeply to the NYC skate scene. Check out a recent behind the lens story as told by Khaleeq about a recent mobbing mission with the crew:
“During a recent filming mission on one of the busiest avenues in New York City, our crew approached a recently illuminated red light and began the usual blending with traffic as they began to slow the pace to check the status of the intersection. Bustin team rider Leon used this time to pick his line through the flood of pedestrians bawling up the crosswalk directly in front of us. After committing to his calculations, Leon was forced to abandon his shred ship as he found himself directly adjacent to a fast paced SUV that popped out of no where. Though he sustained only a slight bruise, his Sportster skateboard was completely submerged beneath the tire of the metal monster which proceeded to drag the complete set up a solid six feet before coming to an abrupt halt. Despite the massive weight of its accidental rider, the board was perfectly fine other than his front left Five-0 Sniper dumping a nice chalky thane line that would make even Toti jealous, which ultimately resulted in a pretty hefty chip on the wheels lip. Despite this, Leon and the crew were able to retrieve their wayward board and continue pushing with no negative impact on performance thanks to the top quality equipment under their feet.”