Tag Archives: skateboarding

Bruno the Pro

Bruno the Kid has been killing the game for years now – he first joined our ranks skating the Maestro Mini and his freeriding style led him to first the Robot, and then the Boombox.  By then it was clear that Bruno’s style and skill warranted a pro-model deck catered just to him.  The first iteration of the Bruno Pro was a large double kicked board – the Yoface 39.  Since then as his skating technique has continued to develop into a faster, snappier style his prototypes have gotten smaller and more reminiscent of classic pool shapes. Continue reading

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NCDH – Downhill Skateboard Race at Mt. Jefferson

 

Beast coast riders will be heading south this weekend to confederate territory to hit up the first sanctioned DH race in North Carolina.  Mt Jefferson, where the race will be held, is a gnarly course not for the faint of heart.

There are still a few slots open at the time of this writing – so if you’ve got the gaul – put your money where your mouth is and get yourself registered.

 

From NCDH -

The NC mountains are about to host its first organized downhill skateboard race at Mt Jefferson State Natural area in West Jefferson, North Carolina. The event will be held on April 18th & 19th, 2015 with a practice day and skatepark competition on Saturday and the Downhill Race on Sunday. Food and refreshments will be available on Race day for racers and spectators as well as camping conveniently located near the course.

The track is a two mile long, closed road with pristine pavement, steep straights, meanering chicanes, and tight sweepers that will challenge riders at speeds in excess of 50mph. With registration riders will receive a swag bag which includes an event shirt.

The top three racers will be rewarded with a $1000 purse. Helmet, gloves and leathers will be required to race. A shuttle system will be used shuttling from the parking lot at the old Lowe’s Food for all participants, volunteers, spectator and park visitors for the day.

Handicap parking will be available in the park for those with disabilities. For inquiries, contact us at NCdownhill@gmail.com.

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Bustin Boards Retailer of the Week – Wind Waves & Wheels

Wind Waves & Wheels is West Michigan’s premier skateboarding destination.  W3 has been a Bustin retailer since Bustin first offered longboards to retailers.  WWW continues to be the #1 destination to find a Bustin Board in Grand Rapids, Michigan it’s the longest running skate shop in West Michigan with a rich history.

Started by the Farmer family (from Rockford) back in 1984, Wind Waves and Wheels (W3) was an attempt to bring the Florida surf lifestyle to Michigan. Located in the heart of Rockford, W3 grew quickly as we provided many clothing styles that you could not find anywhere else in Michigan including Billabong, Quiksilver, Stussy, OP and Gotcha. We naturally branched into hardgoods and started to carry surfboards, skateboards, windsurfers and eventually snowboards.

We had a outdoor skatepark located next to our building and hosted many pros that came to skate the “superstructure”………….our famous half pipe that was 12 feet tall. Tony Hawk, Tony Magnussen, Steve Caballero, Rob Roskopp, Danny Way, Ron Allen and Jeff Phillips were just some of the big names that came to Rockford to perform.

As the sport of snowboarding started to grow, we poured our energy into making W3 the best snowboard shop in the Midwest. Just as we do today, we stocked all the best brands, hired great help, provided the best service, and of course, became avid snowboarders ourselves.

Sometime around 1992 the economy was tough and we almost went out of business. We made a tough decision to move out of Rockford and get closer to the stronger retail area of town………..28th street was to expensive, but we found a nice location on 29th street in Kentwood. Fortunately, the sport of snowboarding really started to take off and was accepted at more and more ski resorts. W3 truly found its niche with snowboarding and we continue to work very hard to be the best snowboard shop around.

Our staff is dedicated, knowledgeable, and we snowboard every chance we get. Our 12 person staff represents over 80 years of riding experience…………in other words, we know what we are doing and promise to put you on the right product!!

W3 continues to be locally owned and our owners actually get their hands dirty and work on the store floor!! Whether its snowboards, skateboards, longboards, wakeboards, skimboards, clothing, footwear or sunglasses, we will do our best to earn your business.

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Bustin Knuckles at Meijer State Games of Michigan Big Air Competition

The Midwest Bustin Roots Crew was assigned to the judges panel for Meijer State Games of Michigan “Big Air” Competition at Cannonsburg Ski Area.  The Winter games happen once a year at Cannonsburg, check it out!

Bustin is a Presenting Sponsor for MSG Summer Games Urban Downhill Skateboarding event that happens in June.  2014 was the first year of the DH longboard/skateboard event in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This year the event happens June 27, 2015.  Stay tuned.

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Dublin Longboard Crew & Irish DH Outlaw League -Words, Pearse D’Arcy

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Last year, The Dublin Longboard Crew in Ireland hosted their first ever Irish Downhill Skateboarding Outlaw League. After a few years of hosting Outlaws races, the mates finally decided to put their heads together and created an Outlaw League so us Irishmen (and gals) could get some race practice in before heading out to International events during the summer. Continue reading

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