Like most of our boards for 2014, the YoFace series got a bit of a facelift.
We’ve received a ton of positive feedback on these boards, so we didn’t want to change anything about the design. But we did hook them up with dope new graphics for this year! We’re stoked to collaborate with Prince Lang on the YoFace 32 and 35 graphics. Prince’s photography AND skating capture the vibe of New York City unlike any one else so we chose his iconic shots of the city skyline and the Empire State Building for the 32 and 35 respectively. (Oh and if you didn’t know, Prince took 1st in street at the Lenny Lamb skate contest on a YoFace 32).
Bustin is presenting the 20km Enduro push race happening on Sunday, July 6th. Entry is only $40 with $2000 cash prizes and a 1 year membership to the IDSA up for grabs among plenty of other swag. If you’re not racing, the BBQ and Beer Garden is paradise enough!
ALERT - IF YOU DON’T READ THIS WHOLE THING AT LEAST WATCH THE LAST VIDEO!
Years and years and decades ago (ok maybe a LITTLE exaggeration) the world was introduced to Bruno the Kid, a Spanish kid with a huge heart and some extra talent on a skateboard. His fancy foot-work and steezy style is what caught our attention, as well as a CONSTANT drive for self-improvement and development. We just HAD to see what he could do with a city like NYC.
Predictably he slayed it. But New York just has so much to offer! 5 separate boroughs to explore, 8.5 million people to meet, over a thousand pizza places to try, and 50,000 cops to run from. You just can’t do it all in 1 go! So needless to say, we invited the Spanish boy-wonder back a few times to try new, and different offerings from the Greatest City on Earth.
We introduced him to William Royce sometime around 2012 ish and the two really hit it off. It was amazing to see the different styles playing off each other and how both Will and Bruno built of each other’s energy, until a veritable cornucopia of skate awesomeness was pouring into the camera lens – shout out to Perropro for holding it down on the edits!
Back to Spain to hang out with homeboy and fellow Bustin Team Rider; Toti Bicicleta. It really is a dream to watch these two skate together. When friends have been friends for a while they start to rub off on each other. The report and back-and-forth between these two is incredible to see, and it really pans out in their skating.
This year, Bruno is in school in the States up in New Hampshire (they grow up so fast!). But before a trip out to Cali land, he rolled through the Bustin HQ just long enough to pick up a couple prototypes for a new Bruno Pro model (SHHHHHHH!!!!) and then headed out west to hit up the O’tang crew to do some filming. The resulting incredible (albiet insane) video by Perropro (of course!) has ushered in a new style of skate video, check it out for yourself!
Last BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST: the whole reason we decided to do this Bruno video recap: the latest from Bruno the Kid (or should I say Bruno the Young-Adult), filmed and edited by NH-based Tom Leary. 3 hours worth of filming in New Hampshire, new pro-model, and endless endless steez… check the footy:
Take an inside look at how all of our custom longboards are made. Hand-printed and assembled by skaters, for skaters. Here’s a little background to get you in the know.
Since our humble beginning in 2001, one of our key focuses has been on the value of art on skateboards. We started with the premise that if skateboarding is a sport of individual expression, then each rider should have the ability to customize their board to match their style.
Through our online customization portal athttp://www.bustinboards.com/custom you can create your personalized board by customizing the graphics, colors, trucks, wheels and bearings. First choose a graphic from one of the amazing artists in our network and then make it YOU by playing with colors and components. As you begin adding trucks, wheels and bearings, make sure you watch the Performance Meter in the lower right-hand side of the screen to create a board that is right for your style of riding.
When you are finished, turn it over to us and we’ll turn it out in about one week (lead times vary slightly by season). All custom boards are Hand-Printed, Signed and Numbered by the artist that creates them and then gripped, assembled and packed by one of the dedicated skate rats at the Bustin Headquarters. All boards are double sealed with a water-based, eco-friendly lacquer sealant and gripped using our premium, laser-cut Bustin grip. We also throw lots of swag into every order including stickers and whatever magazines/posters/etc we have from our friends across the industry.
REGISTER HERE: http://stategamesofmichigan.com/GRDHBustin Boards is a proud supporter of skateboard events all around the world. We’re particularly excited about a new event this summer, State Games of Michigan – Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding. Bustin has been working with the local governments of Grand Rapids, Michigan in partnership with the State funded Games of Michigan - a multi-sport Olympic style program that offers 41 sporting events over a 3-day weekend. This is the 5th year of the State Games in Michigan, which includes a fully sanctioned Downhill Skateboarding event. The GRDH course is a short, urban style track boasting left and right off-camber 90 degree corners – perfect to grip and rip.
Skateboarding is illegal downtown Grand Rapids, posing a real problem for urban commuters living downtown and students who commute to class./work. This is the first time Lyon, Ransom & Fountain Streets will be closed to protect State Games participants involved in the Urban Downhill event and the first time skateboarders are allowed on the hill. We hope the event will raise awareness that skateboarding is a viable form of transportation that needs a green-commuter infrastructure, curbed bike lanes separated from the roadway.