Bustin and Action Board Shop teamed up for the holiday! 5x custom, 1-of-a-kind, artist signed, numbered and dated Bustin Decks available exclusively for the holiday! Visit ABS, it’s the only way to acquire one (or all) of these bad boys (collectors items). These customs with the mosaic treatment will not last long, and this might not happen again until next year! Bustin has a huge respect for shops who are active in their community, Action Board Shop – WE SALUTE YOU! Core Skate Shops are the backbone of your local skate scene, show them BIG love! #RESPECT
Muir Skates 5th Annual Downhill Disco kicks off tomorrow, April 11th at 6PM. 8601 Production Avenue, San Diego, California 92121 is the place to be. Bustin has a couple riders who will be in attendance so keep an eye out for them on the hill!
Steven Vera will be there. Rocking his 2014 thermoglass boombox 38, Steven has been filming in California all month, and you better believe hes been getting his tricks crispier and crispier.
William Royce will be there as well. Always rocking his Pro-model deck and pushing his physical limits. William was just at Bustin Headquarters for a month but now he is on a new journey to find a home in sunny California!
Noah Fischer will be on the hill as well. Noah Just recovered from a dislocated elbow, but hes back on his EQ36 and ready to boogie at the disco!
Hopefully you can make it, it only cost $35 to compete!!To register follow the instructions here : Register
To get stoked watch this video from last years epic event!
See you on the hill!
We like to think that every board is pretty. From the graphic, to the cut and the shape, and the grip tape, each and every skateboard deck aspires to at least one person’s idea of beauty. In this installment of Bubbles’ Bustin Blog we got the Bustin decks to strip down out of their pretty illustrations and finishes, to get a look at the beauty behind the boards. Raw, naked, and uniquely beautiful, we’re proud to present: The Bustin Boards!
First up we have the Ibach 37. Sporting a double-dropped platform along with tubby concave and just a touch of w in the middle, this sexy classic has been turning heads ever since it’s complete make-over early in 2013. The new crescent shaped drop gives this vixen it’s curvy look while maintaining a classic straight rail.
For this season, the ever popular Ratmobile has very subtly changed everything. The previous simple rocker / concave shape was scrapped and replaced with a new, innovative, flux-cave design which evolves the concave continuously from tip to tail, meaning that throughout the board you’ll experience grip and concave in ways you’ve never dreamed of, while feeling at home anywhere on the deck. Let the Ratmobile show you how classic can still feel so new!
This little spit-fire came off of the drawing board, out of our heads, and into the world like a whirlwind! The allure of a smaller Boombox from our fans, the anticipation from our team during development, and the hype that’s been building around this deck since the first couple landed in NYC has lead to a Boombastic response to it’s release. No surprise that this little double-kick has no fear of judgment, no photo-shop needed, natural beauty at it’s best!
Brand new and hitting the streets hard this spring, the Ratarang is one sharp, sleek, mean piece of wood that you don’t want to take home to mom and dad… just everywhere else. Don’t let the sharp features fool you, this beauty is just as ready to slash and spin and ride sideways as it is ready to crush that hill that used to look so scary. Just make sure you stay on it’s good side…
Check out these gorgeous decks along with the rest of the line-up (we couldn’t drop that many nudes at once!) on our board finder to find out what they’ll be decked out in this season!
-David Aparicio February 10, 2014
Photo Credit: Khaleeq Alfred (Rider coverage) and David Aparicio (Island photos)
In the northeastern Caribbean there lies a beautiful island they call Puerto Rico. This is the story of my travels through the island in 12 days, a recap on two of the DH races and a slide jam, with a side of some local culture, art, and history. I only touched the surface of what the amazing island has to offer!
I was lucky to fly into San Juan and drive across the Island from East Coast to West Coast, it was like a dream.
Before I met up with the Bustin NYC crew I met up with the Bustin Puerto Rico crew, Jayson Ramos Jr. and Jayson Ramos! Turns out Jayson Ramos Jr. is Friends with Puerto Rican Madrid grom, Alexander Rivera (far right). Not only that, but Jayson Jr, who I like to call “papito” helped to Coordinate Douglas Daluas first trip to P.R. for the races! Daluas Friend Pegro Frangulis (far left) wound up being super fast on both courses! The Brazilian guys are sharp!
Before long I had met up with a lot of the bustin NYC crew and we were all eager to get some skating in!
The slide Jam at Guajataka was hot, rowdy and a lot of fun! The spectators went ape shit when the News Chopper showed up!
For a lot of Beast Coast skaters, the Guajataka slide jam seems like a tropical version of one of our favorite spots, “DarkTower”. Both nestle up next to old cemeteries!
Maybe it’s because Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island, and that’s why so many female skaters turnt up. Whatever the reason, were stoked to see so many ladies on the hill throwin down with the boys and pushing each other to progress!
Carla Javier is one of our most stylish girls on the bustin squad! lean’n and layin 5-0 thane at the Guajataka slide jam!
Noishh Boom getting sideways on his Yoface 35″ in a secret ditch!
Cami Best takes the Maestro Pro higher and further!
Steven Vera took 5th place at the Guajataka Slide Jam!
Bustin grom Dejuane Jones won 1st place in juniors at Guajataka DH 2014 Here he is Tucking into the chicane!
I wound up taking 3rd place in Mens Guajataka DH 2014. I should really watch where I’m going though!
But Puerto Rico isn’t all about skating, you have to stop and soak in all the beauty that the island has to offer. Reminisce with me.
Heres a little secret path I found…
If you put a sign on a door that says ” dont enter” a skater is bound to walk in.
I had a week to spend on the Island between the two races and after Guajataka was over, I was lucky enough to link up with bustin team rider and local Puerto Rican, Nayhomi Cruz. She brought me to the oldest city in Puerto Rico, Old San Juan.
Old San Juan looked similar to pictures I had seen on the of Italy, with cobblestone streets, just wide enough for cars to move in one direction, barely. The colorful buildings make the streets seem brighter.
I was in Old San Juan, and my guide knew how to get to the infamous “Perla Bowl”, so that’s where we went. After all that was always our destination, I just didn’t tell you.
La Perla Bowl is bad ass! A Concrete wave being smashed by ocean waves all day, are you serious!? It’s better than anything I’ve ever dreamed up.
It is impossible for me to express how grateful I am to have been able to spend time with Jayson Ramos and Jayson Jr. .While I was in Puerto Rico, they gave me two hands full of once in a lifetime experiences. Above is a shot of Castilo San Felipe Del Morro , I snapped while we drifted across the bay on a private motor boat! This fortress dates back to the year 1539!
The next race on the schedule was Ponce Formula 1 DH. A big crowd of spectators showed up and eagerly awaited riders to come crushing through the very fast final turn just before the finish line. I was so stoked to see Rolando Martinez out at the races. Rolando is our friend and Push Culture rider. He is still in recovery mode after being hit by a car last year, during an open road session. Remember skate fast, but skate safe!
Dejaune Jones won 1st place in Juniors again! Here he is leading the pack in a heat, and for some reason he wanted to ride a Sportster for a few runs. Well there’s all the proof you need. Even our NY Push Series decks CAN be used for whatever you want. I’m not saying its going to be the best choice, I’m just saying hey look, it CAN be done.
Here’s Nayhomi Cruz leading the pack on her Mekanik and Valeria Sedano following in pink and green! If you see them on the hill take a picture, because they’ll be gone before you know it! Nayhomi and Valeria scrubbed wheels together going through the last turn, and went from 3rd(nayhomi) and 4th(Valeria) to 4th(Valeria) and 5th(Nayhomi)! We’re still super proud of you girls, you were kill’n it!
Cody Lux was gett’n some too!
I took 8th in Mens and wound up getting eliminated in the Open/Pro Quarter Finals. It poured rain right before my heat and I was foolish enough to not have rain wheels. Note to self: Always have rain wheels, just in case… and get an aero lid, I felt fast with Pedro Frangulis’ Risch on!
After Ponce was over, I had to get back to San Juan and prepare to leave the tropical paradise called Puerto Rico. Yea that was my view from the living room of the condo. Big-Ups again to Jayson Ramos and Jayson Jr. for setting me up with the best spot in Isla Verde!
I will never forget my first time to Puerto Rico, It was an amazing experience that I hold close to my heart and I will always be grateful for the opportunities bustin has opened up for me. I’m back home and bundled up now! Hasta Luego Puerto Rico estoy enamorado!
Ronin Trucks – It’s All Downhill From Here
It’s been a long time coming, but the timing could not be more perfect. With the release of the 2013 Ratmobile, we are also proud to present Ronin Cast Trucks available for purchase with our decks. This could not be any more of a winning combination. Ronin has been dominating the downhill scene all over the world from Amateur riders winning outlaws to Douglas Dalua atop the awards stand as the IGSA World Cup Champion last year. The cast version of these trucks takes the same “support pin” technology incorporated in Ronins billet trucks, which holds the truck’s turning angle true through the entire turn, offering massive lean, enhanced grip, a rock solid center point, and more stability and control. Stoked on Ronins? You bet we are!
Ronin cast trucks were designed with more rake than their billet counterparts (cast and billet Ronins have interchangeable parts, by the way), which make them especially good for freeride and offering super lean which feels great for holding tuck through a turn, fast freeriding, and even getting your carve on. They turn as much as many 50-degree trucks, but offer more lean through the turn. They are 180mm and the axles are pressed in, producing a much straighter axle. When putting wheels on your Ronin trucks, assemble all four wheels and then do the final tightening once the wheels are on. This will assure that your axles stay 100% true and don’t pull one way or another. The price you pay for having pressed in axles, but it’s nice to know your trucks are straight! Also, check out riotboardsports.com for some sweet upgrades to your Ronin trucks like urethane pivot cups and support pin cups! Riot, Riptide, and Venom all make aftermarket bushings, and Riptide even offers different shape like Chubbies, Fat Cones, and Cones.
Let’s end this bad boy with some useful links eh?
-Here’s where you can buy Ronin trucks on bustinboards.com
-Here’s a link to the Ratmobile, because you know you want to put your Ronin trucks on it
-Check out cast Ronins on Ronintrucks.com for more info
-Riot Boardsports Website for game-changing upgrades
-Riptide Sports Website for bushings – you’ll want the “Tall-Series” bushings for your Ronins