Remember your first longboard? The feeling of standing on your fresh longboard for the first time is euphoric and sends tickles down you spine. A new longboard is a new chapter of life and will offer many blessings. A wise man once said, “A tree reincarnated as a deck will give thankless service if allowed to flow.”
A Bustin Florida rep sent us this fresh video of some gnarly shredding on the Bustin Strike. Thanks Lukas – shred on!
Here is a new video from our great friend Mitch Moshenberg who documented the 2010 Broadway Bomb longboard skateboard race on the back of a crotch rocket. Beware, this will make you dizzy.
This board is just too tough for words – http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin_strike_longboard_details.asp
Today I decided to layer up and go for some wonderful winter traffic surfing. I had lost my wedding ring at the airport last week (yeah this is why I refused to spend alot of money on that thing in the first place, bu-ya) and had to go to St. Mark’s to pick up the new one… perfect excuse for a Sunday afternoon skate. I bundled up and ended up longboarding around Manhattan for most of the day on my ol’ faithful Maestro (7-ply, I love that flex!). While I was down near Houston Street I saw someone ripping on a fresh Black Dip Strike and was amazed at how stealthy that thing looked flying down the road. I’m not kidding, every bystander and person walking down the street just about broke their neck checking out this board as the dude flew by.
It reminded me how sick our current Limited Edition Strike longboard is and I thought I’d share. We just got in a fresh stack of
Recently my brother, Brian Davenport, and I spent some time in europe. We got to do a lot of great skating in a lot of great cities. I spent most of my time in Paris, France and just like anywhere you skate for very long you inevitably meet the local skaters. I was so lucky that a guy contacted me via my youtube page (travisdsupervilan) and told me he had seen me skating in the streets in paris and told me about the weekly board meeting for the local scene, which happened to be at the base of the Eiffel Tower.
It was a beautiful place to spend the evening, there’s a nice small hill and lots of room for flat land fun, but more importantly about thirty skaters showed up with all different styles and boards. Through the language barrier we managed to get a good feel about Paris longboarding; the scene, history, companies, skaters, events…….. The city is so ripe for Push Culture and I believe its just about to explode. There are a lot of skaters but its still very unusual to run into another one on the streets. It seems that the only thing holding back the market is retail issues. For whatever reason sports and skate shops carry very few options of longboards and they generally start at 200 euro and do go well over 300 euro. That exchanges to about 300 to 500 dollars for a board. And that’s just not fair to our Euro bros and sisters.
So……long story short; I met these two guys in the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d3L5PtLBC8) that night at Trocadero. From what I can tell Marvin Thine and Antoine Badin (aka mastaflex @ widiwici.com) are two of the most stoked riders in France! I am happy to announce that they are going to be one of the main French connections for Bustin Boards! We are working with them on wholesale to France right now and hope to have boards in shops by the spring (by andrew). We hope this relationship will mean that riders in France will have more choices and better prices, encouraging more skating worldwide!