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Bustin beginnings...

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Much of Hoboken is probably unaware, but located in the old Wonderbread Factory on 7th and Grand, is a small company that builds custom longboards.
The same longboard skateboards that you see riding through traffic on Washington and everywhere else in the city.

Bustin Boards

Recently, we were blessed with a front page article in the Hoboken Reporter that gave part of our story, so here is a formal introduction to this group of eager 20-something’s living in your backyard.

The Idea began in 2001 when a group of friends in Hagerstown, Maryland decided we were tired of paying good money for junk longboards. After a little research, we started cutting out boards in Ryan's family's barn. Michael tagged up the first board for his cousin Lindsey as a "going away to college" gift and the train started rolling.

Bustin Boards

A few weeks later Mike busted his lip open during a session and on the way to hospital painfully uttered the resulting epiphany, "we should call them Bustin Boards". That summer we made a handful of boards here and there, but spent most of our time bombing hills. Each board we made was new, different and better than the last. We knew immediately what our goal was to be.

Bustin Boards

Before long our little barn shop became a hub for our ideas and a place to bring them to life. Design, Build, Ride - it was our mission in life and the designs evolved quickly. Before long we were laminating our own boards and producing wild, original shapes. By 2004 we were beginning to see past our humble barn shop. We began planning for a move to New York City and later that year made the jump the big apple. After spending a year crammed in a tiny Greenwich Village 7 floor walkup, we stumbled across our dream space; a 5,000 sq. foot warehouse loft in Hoboken.

Bustin Boards

Today, we ship boards to every state, all of North America, and over 25 countries dotting the map.

Big changes in just a few short years and we look forward to many more as this "new" board sport explodes onto the action sports scene.