Bustin Boards Sportster 36 Longboard Skateboard
Meet our new turbo charged, 400 horse power, swiss army knife longboard designed to be an all-in-one freeride, downhill and long-distance skating machine packed neatly into a lean and mean 36" frame. If your a no-kick, no-frills longboarder looking for a deck that will bomb a big hill, effortlessly slide at high or low speeds, push fast across campus and then tuck neatly under your desk to cool down, then the Sportster is your new whip. The drop-through design combined with our new RDR mold (radial micro-drops and rocker throughout the standing platform) give this deck a low down, high response, super controlled ride unlike any other board to date. The ultra-mild dampening flex provided by the 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 36" frame while still maintaining a full 30" wheelbase.
We've been toying more and more with the micro-drop top-mount decks but wanted something with the same foot locking ability in a lower, leaner frame. We envisioned a drop-thru shape but suspected that a micro-drop would be more responsive than a full-drop, hence the Sportster is closer to a 'drop-thru EQ' than a 'drop-thru Ibach'. After completing the RDR mold (1/2"" radial drop + 1/2"" rocker) we set out to design a shape that would offer the most bang for your buck in a drop-thru design. We decided that sacrificing kicks and adding the hip notches would make the board more versatile for freeride, downhill and longboard distance skating. Sorry to the high flying freestylers; your welcome to the big slide, bomber, speed pushers. We love you all.
Part of what makes this longboard so special is the commutability and we really wanted to highlight that aspect of it. In addition to the lowered platform, we shaved out 1/2" notches in the middle to add just an ever so slight flex into the mix to soften the ride and provide a little more liveliness as an every day commuter. Flex will be noticed when standing in the center of the deck while pushing, but when locked in on the standing platform, the deck is solid and stable. Once in freeride position, riders will notice a comfortable but powerful concave combined with rocker and radial drops that lock feet in like bindings on a snowboard. All of this combined makes initiating slides effortless, and you can be assured that your feet will stay in place as long as you're going sideways.
- 9-ply Canadian Maple
- 26" Effective Foot Platform
- 1/2" Radial Drop
- 1/2" Rocker Along EFP
- 9/16" Concave
The construction on the Sportster is 9-plys of sturdy, Canadian rock maple and is made in our North Carolina manufacturing facility. It is cold pressed for extra strength using our special composite blend glue. After fully curing, the mold is CNC cut and drilled, and the longboard is sanded smooth. The board then goes through a wood finishing process, which includes several cycles of sealing and sanding.
- Paris 180mm Trucks
- ABEC 11 FREERIDE 72MM/78A OFFSET
- DBS CERAMICS
- DBS Dank Bolts 1.25"