Toti x Gnarlicante x Bustin Boards

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Bubbles Blog, News, Video

Spanish team rider Toti Motocicleta and the Gnarlicante crew are teaming up to skate more hills and film more skate in 2016, and they are starting off with a bang!  Fresh out of the oven – check out this incredibly hectic raw run down a run on the Western coast of Spain.  Thanks to Toti for skating so well, to Melvin Herrmann for filming and editing so well, and to the rest of the Gnarlicante crew for being the rad individuals they are and for supporting the scene over-seas in Europe!

“Play the damn video!”

Deck – EQ
Trucks – Bear Kodiaks
Wheels – Five-0 70mm Snipers
Bearings – Hondar Bearings
Griptape – Hondar Grip
Helmet – Predator DH6

Skater – Toti Motocicleta
Film / Edit – Melvin Herrmann
Audio – Father Funk // Kinda Groovy

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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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Dublin Pearse D’Arcy Crowned Champion at “King of Huku” at Ticknock, Ireland!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Events, Mike Stories

King of Huku by Paul Fitzgerald

Dublin Pearse D’Arcy  wins “King of Huku”, a 2-man heat race on huku hill on the 14th of November. For anyone who hasn’t skated it or seen it before it’s narrow 5 corners and around 55 kph. There were a lot of potholes but they filled them in but it’s still rough in a few sections. The heats were picked by names pulled from a hat and the winners progressed. Pictured:  Pearse showing his mean face!

Photo: Paul Fitzgerald

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ACME Downhill 2015 – THIS WEEKEND!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Bubbles Blog, Events, News


Hey cats and dolls, hope you’re all ready and registered (or about to register) for the 3rd annual ACME Downhill Race!  We’re proud to be partnering with the Bergen County Bombers to bring you this years main event – The IDF World Qualifier ACME Downhill!

The Bergen Bombers started this event back in 2013 and it pretty immediately became a success.  The nature of the hill, mid-40 mph, with 2 hair-pins, little road traffic, and close proximity to NYC led to a gem of a hill that is easily reached from the Big Apple.

This year the organizers have worked with the IDF sanctioning body and for 2015, ACME is (in addition to a rad course and a hell of a good time) an IDF World Qualifier race.  That means points for all of your competitive folks!

Here’s the famous skate Dad – Mike Girard – taking a run from top to bottom!

HOWEVER!  Not all who race must be pro!  This weekend ACME provides not only high-level racing and competitors from across the entire spectrum of downhill skateboarding, but also an opportunity for more recreational riders as well.  All Friday, open skating of the hill will be available to all registered for the Freeride.  No leathers, no IDF membership needed, just bring your waiver, safety equipment and Freeride registration and you’re clear to skate!

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