So.. You Can Longboard Dance?

Worldcup Longboard Freestyle and Dance

CONTEST REGISTATION 2019

REGISTRATION 2019 is OPEN! For more information and registration check this form REGISTRATION CLOSES at the 17 th of April 2019 at 0.00 CET    These are the competitions: DANCE (you can choose ONE) – DANCE MIXED SPONSORED RIDERS (for male and female riders) – DANCE  MIXED NON SPONSORED RIDERS (for male and female riders) – DANCE WOMEN SPONSORED RIDERS – DANCE WOMEN NON SPONSORED RIDERS – GROM (age 1-15 )   BEST TRICK BEST G-TURN HIPPY JUMP CREW  VIDEO / PHOTO (check here for more info)   Futher information and explanation: The difference between sponsored and non-sponsored is mainly in level and about the […]

Sleeping: Blue Collar ‘ SYCLD’ Hotel

The Blue Collar hotel (in the same building as the event) is for 2019 totally reserved for the visitors of SYCLD!!! How to get a room or hostel bed? Fill in this form (check Blue Collar for all info on rooms) Keep an eye on this and our Facebook page when the registration ended. Did you get an email from Blue Collar with a link to pay? Congrats! As soon as you pay you have reserved a room! Didn’t you get an email from Blue Collar? Then the room you wanted to reserve was already booked. We’ll let you know in case others […]

Results

Results So.. You Can Longboard Dance? Results SYCLD 2018 WORLDCHAMPION 2018 Aboubakry Sadikh Seck – Senegal, Majutsu Longboard / Remember Collective Intl / Paris Truck Co.   Best GROM Milla Tran BEST TRICK 1ste place: Aboubakry SECK – Senegal Majutsu Longboard / Remember Collective Intl / Paris Truck Co. 2nd place: Sven Schiefer – Zürich, Switzerland 3rd place: Blin – Spain  Bustin Boards, CALIBER TRUCK CO., Skate Blood Orange    WOMEN DANCE 1ste place: Moon – Korea, Pepperboardskorea, Victorboardshop 2nd place: Yuna Kang – Korea (South) DaSilvaboards, Remember Collective, Powertector 공동구매 3rd place: Giulia Alfeo – Germany, Bastl Boards, Paris Truck Co.    SPONSORED DANCE (mixed) 1ste place: Aboubakry Sadikh Seck – Senegal, Majutsu […]

1 day, 14 hours, 31 minutes and 37 seconds until SYCLD

Dear all, SO.. almost time to go and build up everything for SYCLD 2018!! Always a surreal moment and must say I’m almost stressed about being not stressed! What are we forgetting??? SO.. it seems, checking all ‘to do’ lists, that all is prepared! SO.. we are ready too! Except.. where is the Golden Trophy board?? DuoDuo has send it ages ago.. but of course the customs were too surprised and mesmerised about it’s beauty and held on to it. You can not just let a golden board pass customs can you? SO..  Jelle has been moving heaven and earth […]

STANT

STANT is an upcoming skaters owned and community associated clothing brand. We create ways to identify with the passion we share not only through riding but also in everyday normal life. The brand isbuilt on what we believe in, which is good quality, fair trade andhard work. Come visit us at our stand to chat and check out our collection for the first time.Check http://www.stantwear.com/ or  https://www.facebook.com/stantwear/ (up in a few days)

Aboubakry SECK: Judge

SECK Aboubakry born in 1993 in DAKAR / SENEGAL Sponsored by Majutsu Longboard, Remember Collective and ParisTruck Longboarding since 2014   Hi(s)story “I discovered longboard thanks to my best friend of the time in 2014. He had a mini cruiser and I was too much fun with him when he was riding what pushed me to have one too. When we spent nights together, he showed me many longboard videos and we both loved it. So we decided to buy together our first longboards. It started like this. Subsequently, I discovered the Parisian docksession initiated by Lotfi which showed me a facet […]

Paris Truck Co.

Paris Truck Co., making the best longboard and skateboard trucks on the market since 2006. With trucks that look as good as they feel, we are proud to make anyone’s setup a dream setup. We are stoked to be a part of SYCLD and have riders from around the world attending this World Cup event this year. check www.paristruckco.com

SO.. Prizes SYCLD 2018

In 2018 there will be prize money for two categories: Dance Sponsored (mixed) 1st: € 500 | 2nd: € 300 | 3rd: € 100 * The winner of Dance Sponsored will also receive the golden trophy board (made by Crownboards) which changes hands from WORLD CHAMPION to world champion each year. Until someone skates it to pieces (like Brenno did). Dance Women 1st: € 200 | 2nd: € 100 | 3rd: € 50 * The winner of the Women Dance will also receive the women trophy (made by Majutsu) which changes hands from female winner to female winner each year. Within the other competitions […]

Sjors Thomassen: DJ

Sjors Thomassen | 1991 | Netherlands His(s)tory “DJ at the first edition of SYCLD and continued providing the music ever since. I first learned to board around 10 years ago with Erik’s longboard. He brought his longboard to school and let me practice with it. Eventually I bought my own board and joined the crew called “Eindhoven Roll City” (Yeah THE Eindhoven Roll City from where SYCLD is born). At the first edition of SYCLD they asked Erik to play music and I’ve helped. After that, I came back to SYCLD every year and I am still amazed how big […]

Yero Pharaoh: DJ

Yero Pharaoh – 90s kid – half Dutch/Mauritanian His(s)tory “I play sick tunes for the competitors and visitors ranging from hip hop to future disco/funk. DJ’d last year at SYCLD and loved it! My fellow DJ’s Erik and Sjors invited me to play. I knew very little about longboarding and was amazed by the skills, diversity of nationalities and the community feeling of the whole event! When I am not making websites, I make mixes and music for films and games. Check yeropharaoh.com + https://soundcloud.com/notyero for my stuff!”

Christopher Weggler: Judge

Christopher Weggler | Judge | 1990 | Munich Bavaria Sponsored by Crownboards, Undonewatches, Lufsox Longboarding since the end of 2014 Hi(s)story “Years ago I was totally over stressed and I was looking for a sport to calm down after work. I saw an advertisment with some downhill skaters. Only the imagination to shred hills was amazing so I decided to buy a longboard. A few weeks later I saw a video by Simon Arsenedis and have been totally stoked. That‘s the story how it all began and now longboarding is my passion” “My first SYCLD was in 2015 as a […]

3 weeks, 3 days, 14 hours and 3 minutes to….

Hi there! Just realised I didn’t write a blogpost yet for 2018 yet! What is there to say.. SYCLD is a riding train and everything goes well with the preparations! It seems like the event keeps on having good karma.. pieces of puzzles fit and we are on a roll! Well, we don’t know where the hippy jump has gone.. <edit, found it! my dad stored it for us <3 >  Personally I’m trying to keep out of hospital and that is about it. But there is a huge difference.. a big one.. after 6 years we changed the ‘S’ […]

Manaliso

Manaliso embraces the intersection between life by the sea and urban culture. They love how people are always finding new ways to experience these environments and make them their own. To help preserve our vibrant planet, Manaliso is constantly rethinking ways to make a more sustainable production cycle while maintaining our aesthetic and garment quality. They will have a stand at the event!

Bianca Kersten: Boss (they say)

Bianca Kersten | born a long long time ago | Dutch but living in Spain Longboarding since 7 years Her story “Founded SYCLD 6 years ago when the Eindhoven crew, which I was a part of, wanted to go skating indoor because of the bad weather. The owner of the venue, who I know, agreed to let us skate there and the whole world came. Whoops! Luckily my background in event organisation came to use and with the great support of some awesome people it became what it is now!   I started longboarding because I have a horse who then […]

Jelle Lemmens: right + left hand & brain

Jelle Lemmens/ 1992 / Belgium Judge at the very first edition. (Crucial!) part of the team ever since. His(story) “Skated when I was younger, fell in love with woodworking and the scene after. To me SYCLD is a Family reunion. What impressed me the most is seeing it grow from a Sunday skate day to what it is today. The most funny thing at SYCLD is seeing Bianca’s panic face when she thinks something is going wrong but knowing it’s ok.” In the competitions he’d like to see new talents who come out of nowhere and absolutely kill it! What […]

Achel Machin: Judge

Achel Machin | 1992 | Sponsored by Majutsu Longboard, Paris Trucks and Blood Orange Wheels. Longboarding since 2014 SYCLD history: After three years competing, he was judging in China and will also judge Eindhoven now. He also has a LOT of talent as a film maker (check the Majutsu SYCLD video ‘la créme de la créme’)   His(s)tory: ” Skated when I was a kid and ten years later I discovered longboard Dancing/Freestyle at DockSession Paris. I fell in love with it immediately and have been riding as much as possible ever since !    SYCLD is the first contest […]

Guleed Yussuf: Host and advisor judging team

Guleed Yussuf / 1988 / Somaliland/ Netherlands/ Germany Guleed our host with the most, skating for `simple longboards, Travelol, AWHOU, Goldcoast. This happy ball of energy is the one who keeps us hyped through the day, making sure the good vibes are always flowing trough the competition. Guleed is also a longboard teacher in Amsterdam with Live Long Boarders, coaching our future competitors! Loves nature, hugs and good vibes!   Hi(s)story “I started out as a rider, and after i suffered an injury to my knee I rolled into the host/presenter roll which I have been enjoying over the last 4 […]

Lotfi Lamaali: Advisor judging team

Lotfi Lamaali / 1983 / France Sponsored by Loaded boards, Orangatang wheels, Paris Truck Co, Boosted boards, EXTREME and Nectar and began longboarding in 2008 His(s)tory “I competed on the very first edition in 2013, second 2014 and in 2016, and was a member of the jury during the 2015 and 2017 editions (China edition as well) . This year my role will be member of the tourists federation haha”   Why did you go longboarding and why did you continue? “The feeling of freedom on wheels is pretty unique and addictive so I’m pretty sure that I will continue taking this […]

Giulia Alfeo: Judge | Media

Giulia Alfeo | 1994 | Germany | Sponsored by Bastl Boards and Paris Trucks | Longboarding since 2013 Her story “SYCLD was one of my first dancing competitions and I was able to place on the female podium second and third time which I’m still very proud of. So for 2017 I said I want to become one of the judges since there are very few female judges in the skate scene. So this year I will continue. As a kid I did some various kind of sports, but most importantly I went to dance classes and did ice dancing. […]

Werner Wildberger (aka Duude Junior): Judge

Werner Wildberger (aka Duude Junior) / 1982 /Austria Sponsored by Wasted Hours Clothing, running Simple Longboards and been skating for 25 (!) years His(s)tory “I’ve attended SYCLD twice as a rider, in my 3rd year, i broke my wrist and got my cast removed a week before SYCLD. i wasn’t really able to compete but went to Eindhoven anyway. Simon or Wolf asked me if i want to judge since Maarten couldn’t make it that year. Been judging and having fun every year since. After street skating for more than a decade my doc put a sudden end to it. not […]

Maarten Frouws: Judge

Maarten is the father of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, the older sister of SYCLD.   Since when are you involved? “Since before the first event I got involved, because I organized an event that had a similar setup. Bianca asked us if it would be allright if she copied some elements. I totally digg what she turned it into!” (we would like to add: Maarten has been such a support to SYCLD from the start! He shared his knowledge and took care of a big part if the competitions) “This year I will be a judge again. As every year […]

DoYoung Gwon: Judge

DoYoung Gwon/ 1987 / South Korea Sponsored by Bastl boards, Blacktop Trucks and Manaliso clothing. Longboarding since 2012 His(s)tory: “I got the 3rd place for Sponsored freestyle/dancing in SYCLD 2015. I got the 2nd place for Sponsored freestyle/dancing in SYCLD 2016. I finished SYCLD 2017 in Final run. Since SYCLD 2017 China, I got into the judge team. Why did you go longboarding and why did you continue? “I was so stressed and got sick and tired of my daily life. Then I was looking for something that makes me happy and energetic. on the same time, I saw a […]

The experience of the world champion!

This was my first time in Netherlands, and my very first time in Europe. Europe has a very different scene from Asia, including the culture, food and social convention. I liked Amsterdam a lot, it’s the city of freedom after all. The first time I heard of SYCLD was couple years ago. When I checked out the videos from 1st year of SYCLD, even though there weren’t many participants, but everyone had a strong personality and style, I could feel how great the atmosphere was through videos. The seed of eagerly wanting to be part of it was planted at […]

Kebbek skateboards

Kebbek skateboards-Since 1992 Making skateboards for a quarter century means 25 years of long days and late nights. 25 years of having sore hands and rough skin. 25 years of being curious and stopping at nothing to satisfy the taste of progression. 25 years of event support and community involvement. 25 years of making friends and having an unconditional love for skateboarding. Kebbek skateboards has been one of the main influencers of longboarding since the beginning and we are pleased to see them stepping up to support the longboard scene. Expect more from this legendary brand and in the mean […]

Thrill Longboard Magazine

Thrill Longboard Magazine has been supporting the UK longboard community since 2012, sponsoring many downhill and dance events, including Brighton’s Battle of the Boards. ThrillMagUK features events, reviews, products, opinions, culture and art as well as the UK Crews listings. Links to their neighbouring European and rest of the world communities are being established and they hope you will visit their pages soon to share the ‘all things skate’ stoke.  We are THRILLed to welcome them among those that are able to support SYCLD this year!

Contests

check here for FAQ Judging and Competitions and here for Contest Registration Dance Competition The main contest will be the dance competition where selected judges from all over the world will look for style, flow and overall good skating from the contestants. There are two contests, for both sponsored and non-sponsored contestants.  This way new talent also has a place to show itself and take home some good prizes. Women Competition Special attention this edition will be paid to our female contestants and there will be an exclusively to be entered by women contest. Women can show what they are worth […]

Footage and Media

click here for So.. You Can Longboard Dance? PRESS INFO   Social media:  Facebook page    |    Facebook event    |    Instagram Video footage: Youtube playlist  |  Vimeo channel   Trailer 2018 by Peter Lahr Films   Impression of SYCLD 2017 (la créme de la créme by Achel Machin on behalf of Majutsu)   (after movie by Peter Lahr)   Recap “So.. You Can Longboard Dance? China” in search for the best Asian rider 2017   Recap So.. You Can Longboard Dance? 2016 2 days, Worldcup .. what else can we say than that it was amazing! Check the winning edit of […]

Loaded

  Dedicated to the growth of board sports through performance, community and creative expression Loaded is the most well-known longboard brand out there. And we are so proud they are part of the awesome people who support SYCLD in a big way! They are making it possible for their team riders to come from all over the world to participate and one of their ambassadors is a member of the team of judges! Thank you Loaded to make SYCLD a top level competition! check: http://www.loadedboards.com

sponsoring SYCLD Eindhoven 2018

Within So.. You Can Longboard Dance? The base is that ‘all together we make it happen’. For many years we have the support of big as well as smaller brands and each is equally important to us. We are all together responsible for creating an environment where good riders can excel and new riders get inspired! Everyone supports according to their possibilities. Facts and figures: – SYCLD is the Worldcup Longboard Skate within freestyle / dance. – The 21st and 22nd of April 2018 the 6th edition will take place – We expect each day around 1200 spectators. Longboarders know […]

So.. ~by Jelle Lemmens of Crownboards~

Only a few days left and I’m sitting here, like all those other people out there, stoked/stressed/excited as a little kid for Christmas for the biggest event of the year. Looking forward to the biggest and baddest event of the year, SYCDL17. So little time, so much to do. Do I have everything? Do the riders have all they need? I’m probably going to forget something but hey.. Let’s write some words about SYCLD  and go skate! SYCLD year 5, YEAR 5?! I remember the first edition like it was yesterday, I’ve just started building some boards for fun, nothing […]

A week before SYCLD.. in hospital..

Hi everyone… the day before yesterday I had to inform the people involved I would not be at SYCLD myself.. Why? Well… First, every year I say some weeks before the event ‘I’m not taking any chances with anything because I can not be injured at SYCLD” (suddenly remember how I reacted when Valentijn tried to convince me to go mini ramp skating 3 weeks ago; “NO! It’s almost SYCLD, if I break something now it will be disastrous” and him joking he will just take over) and then last Friday I went riding my horse Imperia (who got me […]

AOB – Area One Boards – made in GERMANY

For them this is an old dream to come true. They have been looking to work together with European manufacturers for a long time and it has been a struggle to have the decks produced in a matter and with a quality that meets their own standards. On their quest to find extraordinary craftsmanship and the ability to process high performance composites they have finally been successful. They are happy to have found On The Grind Sporting Goods based in Cologne, Germany to produce a really high-end lineup covering a wide range of disciplines from dancing to downhill. Welcome to […]

A future on wheels

“A future on wheels” is an amazing longboarding project in Chiro Village (Cambodia) with the NGO OBT (Organization for the basic training) and his director Pot Sophal, by Jildou Dammers , Jay Alexis Nieto Ramirez and Culiba Ballesta Torres. With your help and together they can make their dream to come true. Check the video below, filmed by Tim Snel, a local kid and Culiba. The logo has been made by Eddy Dessaso and the video has been edited by Miquel Moya Flaquer.  Go and support this project!! Kids are the future of longboarding and for these kids longboarding is their […]

Connecting … that is SYCLD!

A Saturday night in the life of…the luckiest girl in the world… Only two weeks to go.. and it’s Saturday night.. and I’m in a bar (of a friend, Bossa Bar, very nice!). Nothing strange but well I’m here to work at our beloved SYCLD. I live in Tarifa, most southern point and the windiest place of Europe (yeejj kitesurfing!) but because it’s already around 8+ Bft wind for a few days my Wifi at home is on a strike. So I moved my office here, like I do regularly, having a drink and finishing a few little details for […]

FAQ Judging and competitions

1. Dance – durations of runs: 1 minute pre selection, ‘non sponsored’ 1 minute semi final, ‘sponsored’ 1,5 minute in semi final. Both 1,5 minutes in final 2. Dance- difference between sponsored and non-sponsored:  is mainly in level and about the question whether you already get gear and decks sponsored. You can subscribe to any category you prefer, but the non-sponsored is mainly there to give other riders except from the well known riders a chance. So also non-sponsored can join in the ‘sponsored’ competition (but not in both!). 3. General- Mixed competitions: Both boys and girls can participate in all […]

BBQ Board Shop

In China, BBQ Board shop is broadly known by almost every longboard skater and fan. They are delighted to organize a variety of competitions, meetings and other activities. They hope to see more people being able to experience the joy of longboarding. One thing else to mention is that they ONLY sell longboarding-related equipments. The shop is located in Changsha, China. A big welcome to our colleagues of BBQ Board Shop!

An open letter to girls

Today I’ve got a message from someone was offended by my comment ‘duhh’ behind the girls competition explanation. This comment I placed there because it was kind of obvious that a girls competition is for girls. And to be honest the thought that it would mean anything else made me angry. The first time I have been angry during 5 years of organizing SYCLD. You know why? I’m done with the ‘girls’ issue. After years of debating the girls competition within SYCLD and the pressure put on organizers like me to treat girls ‘special’ .. it’s time for me to […]

504 longboard shop Beijing

504 longboard shop

All the way from China! 504 longboard shop, is a longboard shop located in the China’s capital. Located in Beijing’s Shunyi District. The 504 long board club has been working to promote China’s local longboard movement, that more young people know the longboard, enjoy the fun of longboard. They have many international longboard brands and provide the most professional services. Currently they are trying to make their our own board, if you see a Chinese style longboard, yes, that is their products and we hope to see that one represented at SYCLD!  Always welcome to Beijing to skate at 504 […]

The night before

Hello dear family, In the car driving to Eindhoven I was thinking about the start of this event, just skate together.. and that it’s in some way still the same.. it’s like coming home <3 Spend so many years at Strijp-S and the Klokgebouw is like a home for our ever growing family. Where we meet again, where we share, where we have fun and make and realise dreams. But the funny thing is that in the beginning I knew all and now I don’t 🙂 There was a time we posted on forums “I saw a guy in red […]

quinboards

quinboards was founded in 2011 by two graduates of the German Sports University Cologne. Provided with knowledge about the engineering of sports equipment they started the company with the purpose to build innovative longboards „made in Germany“. After not even one year on the market, quinboards was one of the most popular brands in Germany placing 4th in a survey conducted by the most read German longboard magazine. After that, quinboards attracted attention of riders from all over the world. By now they are being sold in South-Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and several European countries. High-end composites combined with […]