Bustin Boards Retailer of the Week – Wind Waves & Wheels

Bustin Boards Retailer of the Week – Wind Waves & Wheels

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Mike Stories, Shop of the Week

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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State Games of Michigan – Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding, June 21 2014

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in News

State Games of Michigan urban Downhill Skateboarding Poster

REGISTER HERE:  http://stategamesofmichigan.com/GRDH   Bustin Boards is a proud supporter of skateboard events all around the world.  We’re particularly excited about a new event this summer, State Games of Michigan – Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding.  Bustin has been working with the local governments of Grand Rapids, Michigan in partnership with the State funded Games of Michigan –  a multi-sport Olympic style program that offers 41 sporting events over a 3-day weekend.  This is the 5th year of the State Games in Michigan,  which includes a fully sanctioned Downhill Skateboarding event.  The GRDH course is a short, urban style track boasting left and right off-camber 90 degree corners – perfect to grip and rip.

Skateboarding is illegal downtown Grand Rapids, posing a real problem for urban commuters living downtown and students who commute to class./work.  This is the first time Lyon, Ransom & Fountain Streets will be closed to protect State Games participants involved in the Urban Downhill event and the first time skateboarders are allowed on the hill.  We hope the event will raise awareness that skateboarding is a viable form of transportation that needs a green-commuter infrastructure, curbed bike lanes separated from the roadway.


Wheelbase supports the movement: Click Here 

GRDH on Fox17 News with Christian Frank



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Rapid Movement Ignites Longboard Awareness in Midwest – Bustin Longboards NYC

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Mike Stories

The Rapid Movement Skateboard Marathon presented by Bustin Longboards NYC is the most high profile skateboard event to happen in Michigan since the early 90’s.  125 registered participants skateboarded for 26 miles around Millennium Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan – marking the most skathletes at a single skateboard competition in Michigan.  The event was hosted to present the idea of Distance Skateboarding to like-minded individuals while offering an incredible race location for experienced skathletes.

Rapid Movement Marathon featured on Fox 17 News – Click Here

Bustin Boards Rider Annah Rowe + SML Blair Butterworth ran the registration table.

Jeremy Ocean and SML Jon Butler were the finish-line marshals.

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