What’s good Bustin fam?! We want to thank everyone that came out to support this past Thursday here at our Bustin Brooklyn location. The Good Vibes, Creative Minds crew had some amazingly talented artist come thru and put on one epic show! There were magicians, singers, poets and tons of skaters! Continue reading →
Kiefer Dixon has made a name for himself by pushing the limits of his board and body at any and every push race he attends. I have personally seen him push long distances and quite frankly, I just can’t keep up. It’s almost like his lungs and legs are mechanical and all he needs is a bottle of water for fuel and he’s good for the next 30 miles. Kiefer traveled to California this past weekend to compete in the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon and took first place! He pushed 26.2 miles in 1 hour and 37 minutes! It was a close race but Kiefer took the lead in the final quarter mile! He always tends to lay back the first 3 quarters of the final mile, and then goes full throttle the final stretch! Congratulations on your win Kiefer! We’re proud of you!
It never fails to amaze me how skating brings people together, even in troubled times. So looking back on when we were approached just a few weeks ago by a dude who bought a custom Maestro secondhand, I can’t help but be convinced that there is no camaraderie as genuine as the kind that comes with stepping on your board.
The board we were approached about was a custom Maestro fully decked out that looked like it hadn’t even seen pavement yet. The new owner picked it up from a local shop, did a once-over and saw from the custom mark that it had only been painted a few weeks prior and shot us a message to see what the deal was (afterall, who gets rid of badass Maestro?). After we worked a little magic here at the office and narrowed down who originally ordered this steezy magic carpet, the new owner wanted to see if it needed to make its way home.
Once we got ahold of the original owner, he painted a bad picture for us. Apparently his home had been broken into and out of all of the things stolen (phone, computers, wallet), his super fresh Maestro was what broke his heart. Telling him that we were going to return his ride ASAP nearly induced tear shed, it was beyond belief for him. So while the custom shop got cracking on a new Maestro exactly like the one swiped, I let the new owner know he was free to shred the original!
Thus, one dude was happy hitting the streets on his new ride and the other had his pride and joy restored in full. If that doesn’t exemplify brotherhood on the streets, then I don’t know what does.
I just got word from the original owner of the Maestro that his Cigar was also stolen, but with our help he was able to go back and reclaim the Cigar as well! Looks like the whole famn damily is back together.
October 12th. The Broadway Bomb. Longboarding’s Biggest Weekend. The Longboard Pride Parade. Whatever you want to call it, the second weekend in October is a pretty important 2 days to anyone who has ever been on a longboard, and to anyone who is interested in being on a longboard, (and as of last year, the NYPD as well!). This year, just like the past 10 years, SOMEone has taken it upon themselves to get the ball rolling on this monumental event yet again!
So! To help welcome the hundreds, maybe THOUSANDS of you coming fresh off the boat (or plane, or train, or car, or skateboard) we’re throwing down the day before, all day long. Join us at 132 Allen Street (home of the Longboard Loft DOT com) with Wheelbase and Push Culture for food, skate, beers for those of you who can get into Lucky Jack’s bar, and an all in all fun time.
Then, once y’all are good and sauced, we’ve got some new footage to show off, and boy is it cool footage. We sent Bruno and Toti over to China for a few months with renown skate cinematographer; Perropro, to capture footage that the western hemisphere just can’t provide. So at 8 pm on Friday night, on a giant screen in the middle of Allen St, we’re going to show you what they came up with!
Snake Pliskin is in town, he is trying to party! Years of oppression have left Snake with a hot stink on his breathe and bad attitude in his veins. Snake has one request, to complete a distance push along the White Pine Trail with the Michigan homies. Can you digg it? 13 miles. MEET: April 13, 4pm – Fish Ladder Park, Downtown Grand Rapids. Wear an eye patch.