Quick shoutout to Bustin’s first official team rider. Harlem’s Host came on the scene back in 07′ and quickly became one of the fastest, most creative riders in the New York Scene just as it was exploding. Today Marc is doing BIG things with his organization Good Vibes Creative Minds, check him out!
Insanity Boardshop was started in 2011 while Ehren Mohammadi was studying Business Plans at UTSA. In 2012 after graduation Ehren opened up the store near the airport in the middle of town. We have been thriving and getting new customers since then. Insanity had not grown as much as hoped, then a new location became available 3 miles from UTSA and Ehren decided to move on it. There will be a small transition time period but he hopes to have the new location open in August.
You may have already seen photos, you my not, so here you go…
Either way, the Maestro PRO has gotten a make over. It’s redundant to say at this point, but the Maestro PRO is our bread and butter. We took the board that put us on the map, the Maestro, and have over the years, touch by touch, evolved it into the beauty now known as the Maestro PRO. The classic Maestro is still available, don’t fret fan-boys and girls. However, as we’ve grown over the past few years as skaters, we’ve tried to take the Maestro (then the Maestro Fiberglass, the V2, and now the Maestro PRO) along with us.
For 2014 we rediscovered how to bond wood with our ThermoCarbon and ThermoGlass layups in the new Sportster, Boombox, and Ratmobile shapes. So it was only a matter of time before the elder child get equal treatment. Of course, the Maestro needed that extra little bit of flair so we used weed in the middle plies! Ok it’s not weed, but it’s bright and green and swag-tastic. For a full low-down on the ThermoCarbon and ThermoGlass processes clicky the linky.
‘Til next time kiddies!
Filming in the City Steets
This month’s compilation of 15 second Instagram videos
The NYC Crew has been pushing themselves and filming a lot recently. Everyone has committed themselves to stepping up to the next level. We’re trying to collect as much footage as possible during the warmer months for future releases.
If you know about street skating, you know that it’s brutal. The riders are often trying to nail new stuff at new spots and it can take a ton of tries to get it right. Not to mention the beating these guys take while getting there. Many times you get the shot set up and the rider get’s ramped to make it up just as security or the Five-O shows up to chase you away. That happened a few times last weekend.
Crushing it on Cruisers
You can rip through the streets with ease on a cruiser board and kick your skate game on the same setup. Check out Andy Millien with the gnarly grind on the Modela 33″ and Jesse Whalen mid truck stand on the YF 32″ with 64mm Five-O wheels.
“Don’t let your meat loaf, cause you’ll fall behind.”
We’re all about progression and Skate Everything here in NYC.