Bustin Bowls & Birthday Tour

Joshtafari’s Ma was really starting to miss him plus it is almost his Birthday, so a couple of the #BustinCrew loaded up The Van last weekend and headed south to North Cackalacky to crush some bowls and kill some birthday cake.  While down there, the boys met up with Bustin Grom Squad Member Curren to session the indoor training facility at Eastern Skateboard Supply with a few other local rippers.

A HUGE THANK-YOU goes out to the following individuals who helped make all of this happen:

-Elliot McDonald and the whole Chateau Crew

-The entire ESS Crew

-Nate Dunlap and Amos

-The Dunn Family

-Bojangles

-The homies at Apex Board Shop

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Bolts Challenge #3: Roots Riding

Although not a long one, the history of skateboarding is full of characters who have continuously pushed the boundaries of what was thought possible atop a wooden plank attached to four wheels. Though the tricks have gotten more complicated, they all have evolved from one of the original building blocks maneuvers coined by our forefathers (and/or foremothers) and this week for the Bolts Community Challenge we want to pay homage to these pioneers. This week are are looking for video submissions of your favorite Old School Maneuver from days past brought back to life by you!

Ian keeping it rootsy deep in The City with and extension Hippy Hop. Photo: Khaleeq

The Bustin Crew is looking to see your best hippy hops, Bertleman Slides, bonelesses, or any other retro themed move that tickles your fancy! Summon your inner Z Boy as you get out to push out soulful slides and and pump down the line of you own personal concrete point break!

Joshtafari doing the Tallahassee Two Step during a recent van trip across the country. Photo: Khaleeq

Things to Consider when entering:

No Nudity can be included in submissions

Be safe and skate within your limits when stacking your clips

-Creativity is key to help you get the 25 votes needed to be entered to win Boards or Wheels For Life

Head on over to www.BustinBoards.com/BoltsChallenge to enter your submissions for all three of the posted challenges. Each challenge you complete will get you another entry into the prize pool so make sure to go back and check out Challenge One & Two if you have not already entered!

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Is Longboarding A Good Exercise?

These days life has become so mechanical that 90% of people have long sitting working hours. They are forced to stick to their cabins, machines, working desks, laptops etc. Then there are vehicles people ride throughout the day, they avoid walking at all. The physical activity is nil which is adding up to the obesity and other problems. Now, what is it that can be fun, exercise and a mode to take people to the places they want to go? One such sport is longboarding.

Good ExerciseIt is a sport but some people take it as a hobby, some take it as time pass and for others, it is an exercise. The longboard used in this type of exercise can be used for skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing with slight variations in its make and features. Longboarding is considered an exercise because it is used for cruising, racing, and stunts, each one of these activities involves physical exercise. People usually get frustrated by doing exercises in a room or standing at one place. Longboarding is an excellent alternative for all such exercises. People enjoy their fun workouts while doing them all on longboards.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Longboarding?

Longboarding basically is a derived sport which has a bit of surfing and a bit of skateboarding in it. Back in 1959, in Hawaii, the commercial skateboards appeared on the scene. Initially, longboarding was also called sideway surfing. Later, the longboard was refined, wheels were added and likewise, other features got introduced and at the end longboarding became a sport and an exercise both for people of all ages. Longboarding has numerous health benefits and in this article, we will try to cover few of them.

The Health Benefits Of Longboarding

Cardio:

Longboarding is an excellent aerobic activity to strengthen cardiovascular muscles. Cardio exercises are usually carried out in a gym and these exercises reduce the risk of getting heart-related diseases. Cardio also improves stamina and increases lung capacity. Longboarding also is a type of cardiovascular exercise in which the quirky, fast movements increase pumping of the heart and blood spreads to every corner of the cell. So, longboarding is a perfect cardio workout.

Strength and Flexibility:

Longboarding is a name of flexibility. One who surfs the boards must keep himself flexible and body should stay limber while longboarding. It’s because, when you are skating body moves from left to right, forward and backward. So, if a person stiffs his muscles, and becomes inflexible it will be harder for him to longboard. Longboarding also demands strength, a physical endurance. Because some people lose control and get tired or frustrated after few minutes. Therefore, it won’t be wrong to say that longboarding being an exercise improves strength and flexibility in an individual.

Increase the Amount of Energy:

The more effort an individual puts into longboarding, the more energy he gives in will in return improve the stamina and increase the amount of energy in a person himself. The tip is to skate faster to increase the amount of energy your body consumes. Longboarding is a perfect exercise for those who want to lose or maintain weight as vigorous stunts, movements and skating itself can assist in fitness efforts.

Physical Fitness:

Hence, longboarding is the most effective exercise for physical and muscle strength. It is a kind of activity that can be performed on daily basis without time constraint. The set targets help you burn your calorie count daily. It can improve your overall health and reduce the risks of high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity etc. It won’t be wrong to call longboarding a physical fitness exercise.

Warnings:

If you are a beginner it is always better to start exercising on longboard under the supervision of an instructor or a trainer. The hilly area and rough terrains usually are the best to do burnouts as it becomes a bit tough and requires an extra effort to ride on such surfaces. This will help you do your cardio, increase your muscle strength and lose extra calories and double the number of calories burnt in a simple aerobic exercise.

When you are not a pro you need to be extra careful as skateboarding can cause injury, muscle sprains, and bone injuries etc. Though it is an exercise but still it requires a proper care including helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads.

Conclusion:

We would rate longboarding as a good exercise to stay healthy and fit. But we won’t recommend do it without proper guidance if you are a beginner. Learn the skills first and then move on to harder maneuvers. The health benefits of longboarding are numerous and that’s why it is a great exercise to be performed on regular basis.

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OrganiCup – Join the revolution!

For us, it was never *only* about skateboarding. It was always about love, camaraderie between women, empowerment to achieve our true potential, inspiration as a tool for change… We made sure that most brands we have partnered up with these past years were on the same page we were and wanted to promote the same values we’ve been promoting since our beginning.

As we evolve we have witness and also been a drive to a changing Industry, always pushing the female movement forward. With the creation of our new non-profit association LONGBOARD WOMEN UNITED we’re working more and more getting involved in women’s issues all over the world and witnessing how something as our periods can cause great discomfort, shame, discrimination and even exclusion for girls and women in their communities.

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It is with great joy that we announce the partnership with OrganiCup, a menstrual cup brand based in Denmark that besides selling cups worldwide they are working on normalizing menstruations, donating cups to girls and projects in developing countries and providing education.

For those who aren’t familiar, a menstrual cup is a silicon-based cup that replaces pads and tampons. They are 100% free of bleach, glue, perfume, lotion or indeed anything that doesn’t belong inside your body. Click HERE for a detailed explanation. Need a step-by step guide on how to use it? No problem! Click HERE!

Besides not getting your body in touch with any dangerous chemicals like the ones inside pads and tampons, you will have more conscious menstruations, getting in touch with your period, female cycles and what your body is telling you in each one of them. This is something many of us have experienced after using the cup.

Seems like menstruations have very negative connotations while it should be something to be celebrated, not cursed. Human life exists on the Planet thanks to our periods and us women are so disconnected to ourselves that we don’t seem to realize our magnificence and capability. Accepting and blessing our periods is part of a healing process us women are working on.

Another huge benefit of using a cup is no more waste. An average woman uses 11.000 pads or tampons during a lifetime. Using a cup means 30 grams of waste instead of 30 kg.

Also, one single cup is less than 25€ and lasts for 10 years. THE SAME CUP. We know, right?

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Benefits of using a menstrual cup:

  • Save tons of $$ in tampons and pads
  • No more chemicals in touch with your body
  • Have more conscious menstruations
  • Create zero waste for the Planet

Some of our LGC Ambassadors including Amanda Powell (USA), Ishtar Bäcklund (Sweden), Ayumi Oride (Japan) and Valeria Kechichian (Argentina/Spain) are also Ambassadors for OrganiCup and share the love for this product.

For me there’s a before and after using the cup. I use to have super painful periods and since I use the cup the pain has reduced to almost nothing. I think it has a lot to do with having more conscious menstruations, listening and accepting everything in my body. The cup got me in touch with a part of me I was neglecting –Valeria Kechichian.

Having our periods is part of the cycle that makes life possible in the Planet. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, on the contrary, it’s something to be celebrated.

So ladies, we invite you to leave behind old beliefs and start experiencing more conscious menstruations. Talk about it with your friends and family. Let’s normalize them while also taking care of the Planet.

Please check OrganiCup out in their web, Instagram and Facebook pages. You can order your cup HERE.

We would also love to hear your feedback! Make sure to comment on this article or in our social media posts. By sharing our experiences we’re helping #normalizemenstruations.

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LGC Greece’s Anual Meeting at Street Mode Festival

Longboard Girls Crew Greece annual event just took place and the team is stoked!

LGC Greece is a small team of girls and women who have fun riding, aiming to inspire other Greek girls to join. They organise these events to catch the attention of local women and show them how easy it is to try and join the crew. Check out the words by our LGC Greek Ambassador & organiser Maria Eleftheriadou! 

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The Street Mode Festival Thessaloniki is one of the biggest of its kind in Greece and we managed to have a longboard space to do demos and invite people to try longboard and skateboarding. Over 10.000 people per day attended the festival and that gave us the chance to meet and introduce longboarding to a lot of girls (and boys), showing them how fun and easy it is.. even as transportation through the city! 
Lots of friends came from all over Greece and even a longboard team from Athens who gave free dance lessons to the girls.

We spend three unforgettable days riding, sharing tips and lessons, giving stickers and hopefully inspiring other girls!

Our goal is to become someday a big and strong team of girls and boys. Our aim is to claim a longboard area in our city and to re–pave the road on our coast so we can use it with our longboards, skates, in lines and bicycles. 

Thank you all for being there! Until next time!

Photographers : Vaggelis Xaf, Aliki Kosmidou and Christina El.

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Join us next time if you’re around!

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Maria Eleftheriadou – LGC Greece