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:

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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.


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 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


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 & 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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The Bamboo-X Sportster // Redefining Comfort

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Bubbles Blog, Built By Bubbles, News, Reviews

In 2012 the Sportster hit the market to meet the demand for a super low push deck that offered a freeride friendly approach.  We had just revolutionized our push ethos with the release of the Maestro board the year before, and were looking to continue the legacy of NY Push Culture.  The Sportster was originally our no-frills, no-nonsense, performance ONLY push board.  We were immediately astounded by the reception!  Rave reviews and dozens of riders swearing by the deck got us paying attention to some of the critical insights.  The two main comments were: A) we made it too big, and B) It could use a touch flex for comfort.  So over the course of 4 years of tweaking and developing, we landed on our current model: a shrunk-down, bamboo-ified version built to skate.  Mild flex and a compact platform makes it an extraordinarily nimble pusher that feels GOOD to ride, while the Radial-Dropped-Rockered shape locks feet comfortably into place for pushing out those slides.


The drop-through design combined with our RDR mold (radial drops and rocker throughout the standing platform) give this deck a low down, high response, super controlled ride unlike any other board. The mild dampening flex provided by the combination of Bamboo and Maple, in addition to the slightly rockered shape and hip notches make this deck comfortable on smooth or rough terrain and the forked nose design allow it to pack a huge engine into a tight 33” frame while still maintaining a stable wheelbase.


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