Grom Patrol: Curren Atterbury

Grom Patrol: Curren Atterbury

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Grom Patrol, News

When I first met Curren a few years ago at a local skate park I instantly knew this dude was the real deal as I watched him charge burly transition sections that even I would think twice before hitting. His skills on a skateboard speak for them selves but once you get the chance to know him, you discover that not only does he absolutely rip but he is a genuinely good kid just looking to use skating as a tool for his own personal expression. Curren quickly has solidified him self in his home town back yard DIY scene in which he is a very active and accepted member with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Bustin is very excited to have this Grom as part of our Family and we look forward to showing off more from this talented transition killer as he continues to progress with us.

Name:  Curren

Age:  10

Home Town:  Wilmington, NC

Years Skating:  3 years

What originally got you into skateboarding?  I lost interest in popular sports (football, soccer, etc.) and told my parents all I wanted to do was skateboard.

Who is/are your favorite skateboarder(s)?  Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Curren Caples, Ben Rayborn, Jaws, Brian Drake, Todd Johnson, Wyatt Wisenbaker, Collin Graham

We hear you recently got a “mini-ramp” in your backyard.  Tell us a little about your personal training facility:  The ramp is 24 feet wide, 9 feet high (no vert), 12 gauge metal surface, Federal Stone pool coping on one side with metal coping on the other. Architect:  Chad Troutman.  

How did you convince your parents to put a ramp in your backyard? Luckily I really didn’t have to convince them.  They are both cool with it and many skate friends helped build it! Massive thanks to Chad Troutman and Randy Rose!

The Sunset Park of the Road just went off in your hometown.  For those who do not know, explain to us a little about this gathering as well as how it was to actually get to skate it:  This is a super fun event where teams work together to earn points by completing certain “challenges”.  The event travels to three locations to skate in the Sunset Park neighborhood.  The session was SO fun and I am honored to have the opportunity to skate with such a great group of people.  

What is your favorite pre or post skate sesh snack?  No real pre snacks, but ice cream is always a nice treat when I get it. 

-If you could only skate one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?  Charleston, South Carolina’s new Team Pain skate park.  It offers a crazy long snake run, a street course, a small bowl and (best of all), a big bowl.  All with buttery, smooth concrete. 

What does “Skate Everything” mean to you? It means skate all aspects of a park.  Skate every surface and terrain.  Respect all skaters no matter what type of board they have under their feet.  Skating should be for fun and always share the stoke! 

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The Hilltop Haunting (Event Recap) VIDEO

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Events, News, Video

Part costume contest, part BBQ, ALL local community building, this past weekend’s The Hilltop Haunting halloween skate jam hosted by Muir Skate & ourselves was a great time skating down hills in celebration of Halloween, and one that will continue to stoke thane goblins, wheelslide witches, and mobbin’ mummies for howling moons to come.

We made this little event recap video for all you skaters out there in hopes that you might enjoy at least some of the spooky-stoke those of us in attendance did, and hopefully this vid prompts you to join the next community event in your neck of the woods, or to build and event yourself in your city/estate/project/neighborhood/complex/high-rise/whatever. Community is King!

BTW our next event in this series is this weekend and called the Pelican’s Pusher, so check it out as we hope to see you there. This Sunday in Venice Beach. Here’s the event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1768682313400496/

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Weekend Warrior Gear Review

Weekend Warrior Gear Review

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Weekend Warrior Gear Review

While using skateboarding as a pursuit at a care free lifestyle, traveling is among the best ways proven to grant those who knock access to a world full of endless options and opportunities of expression. Packing up and forsaking all you know as the norm to pile into a suspect vehicle full of skateboards owned by crust buckets that you call homies has been quintessential since the first skateboarder got their drivers license. Once the crew is committed to the cause it is important to be as prepared as possible which can vary from group to group as it pertains to your personal planning abilities. Knowing that you have the proper gear to keep you safe, alive, and maybe even comfy during your trip can make or break your experience on the road. That is the intent behind this new weekly column that we have dedicated to all the Weekend Warriors out there who get after it as much as possible in between their “real” daily grind. We will highlight products that not only are worth while investments whose convenience   factor pays for them selves but also will stand up to the abuse demanded by skaters on a day to day basis.

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Don’t be like me when I packed my bag for this past summers 2016 Bustin Euro Shop Tour and forget to bring a towel…

Stay tuned as we unveil our first survival product in next weeks posting but in the meantime, if you have discovered a travel companion that you feel is worthy of blasting to your fellow shredders, drop me a line at jdunn@bustinboards.com with the a subject line of “Weekend Warrior Gear Review” so that I can pass along the good word! We hope that you are able to enjoy your weekend the single best way possible: atop your shred sled exploring this beautiful world we are blessed enough to have as our personal skate park!

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PELICAN’S PUSHER: Nov 13th, ’16. Venice Beach, CA. (EVENT)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Events, News, Upcoming Events

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Pelican’s Pusher is a group skateboard/longboard push event including a scavender-hunt, and a beach BBQ. The event will be held on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 from 12 noon till 3 pm in Venice Beach, CA. Presented by MuirSkate.com & Bustin Boards.

Event itinerary:

PIER-TO-PIER PUSH: the group ride begins promtly at 12noon at the Venice Beach Fishing Pier and proceeds 3 miles to the Santa Monica pier and back to a spot adjacent to the Venice Beach Skatepark. (You’s see our pop up and BBQ just next to the skatepark.) Total distance is just under 6 miles and we’ll take our time just skating, and for those doing the Scavenger Hunt part of it, scavenging.

SCAVENGER HUNT: the Pelican’s Pusher scavenger-hunt will take place during the duration of the push from pier-to-pier and back and will end at 2pm. Full details and rules for the Scavenger Hunt will be provided here in the event page in teh next couple of days, via the Bustin Boards and Muir Skate Instagram pages, as well as provided on the day of the event. Gonna be super fun and chill.

BEACH BBQ (and Trophies): This will start at 2:30pm and we’ll wrap up the event at ish-3. Then many of us will session the Venice Skatepark, contnue lurking, go hit the Maibu hills, or go surf. The possibilites are endless.

This Pelican’s Pusher event is inspired by our passion for all things skateboarding—specifically skateboarding as a viable form of green transportation—Pelican’s Pusher welcomes any and all skateboarders wanting to simply push around with thier friends, live active, connect with the local skate/longboard community, and enjoy the colorful sights of Venice Beach, California.

DIRECTIONS: Venice Beach Fishing Pier

We look forward to pushing with you in Venice next Sunday. See ya soon.

Head on over to the event FB page for more details, regular updates, and to let us know you are joining the fun.
We look forward to shredding flesh & haunting the hills with you soon.

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