Bagage?

There will be NO lockers or wardrobe at the event * Keep your valuables with you, don’t leave them behind in an unattended bag! If you like to store your luggage there are (big and small) lockers at the Central Train Station in the centre of Eindhoven (1,9 km easy skating from the venue) Check here for info and opening hours * (we would like to offer this but the costs of hiring such a service are too high for the amount of people using it)

DUTCH persbericht 2019

Beste redactie,   Hieronder vindt u het persbericht over ‘So.. You Can Longboard Dance?’ Wereld kampioenschap Longboarden met links naar hoog resolutie beeldmateriaal en een video trailer. Mocht u interviews willen houden met de organisatie of een longboarder dan horen we het graag! Natuurlijk bent u ook van harte welkom om op het evenement een registratie te komen maken! Bij voorbaat heel dank voor de aandacht!   Met vriendelijke groet,   Bianca Kersten Flow Provider Bianca Kersten bianca@flowprovider.com +31 (0)40 4020801 +34 633769868 +31 (0)6 25062428 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PERSBERICHT VOOR DIRECTE PUBLICATIE   Wereld Kampioenschap Longboarden in Nederland   Op 20 en […]

Information competitions and judging

register for the competitions here   DANCE COMPETITIONS these are the different Dance competitions: – DANCE OPEN SPONSORED RIDERS (for male and female riders) – DANCE OPEN NON SPONSORED RIDERS (for male and female riders) – DANCE WOMEN SPONSORED RIDERS – DANCE WOMEN NON SPONSORED RIDERS – DANCE GROMS (boys and girls age 1-15 ) Both men and women can participate in ‘Dance Open’. The ‘Open Dance Sponsored’ competition is the main competition of the event. ‘Women dance’ competition is only accessible for women. Women can only subscribe to one of the Dance competitions, so either ‘Open’ or the ‘Women’ […]

About & Contact

‘So.. You Can Longboard Dance?’ is the World Cup Longboard dancing & freestyle. This events is annually organised in The Netherlands by Flow Provider. The free and for everyone accessible event, focuses on a combination between contests and free skating in the discipline of longboard dancing. The contests consist of an open sponsored and non-sponsored dance contest, a hippy jump, best G-turn, best trick and women (non sponsored and sponsored) competition, which attract riders from all over the world. The event is founded in 2012, the goal is to organise an ‘In search of the best <insert continent> rider’ all […]

Seismic

One of the oldest longboard brands in the world, Seismic Skate Systems is the brainchild of Daniel Gesmer, who innovated a dance-oriented approach to flatland freestyle skateboarding way back in the 1980s. With dance as a primary background inspiration, Seismic has been pushing the envelope of progressive skate tech since 1993, when it introduced the first high-precision truck of the modern era. Today Seismic designs and manufactures high-performance trucks, wheels, bearings, boards, grip, and accessories for all who roll. Seismic is committed to continually shaking up the skateboard market with products that are two or more generations ahead of the […]

STUDIO LONGBOARD

Skateshop and recording studio in Hamburg – this is Studio Longboard. A worldwide unique concept combines the two passions music and skateboarding under one roof. The local skate shop in Hamburg-Altona is also available as an online shop and has a large selection of skateboards, longboards and surfskates including accessories. Studio Longboard was founded in the summer of 2014 and is one of the biggest skateshops of the city.The shop specializes in Dancing and Freestyle decks. Here you will find brands like BASTL BOARDS, TIMBER, DASILVA, QUINBOARDS, HACKBRETT and many other international manufacturers. Detailed advice , a large selection of […]

Whaleboards

Whaleboards is a small brand of bambù Skateboards born in 2016 in Piedmont, Italy. From the passion for wave surf and for skateboarding comes the idea of making large boards suitable for landsurfing, inspired by the Californian style. In addition to the big longboards We also create surfskate that simulate surfing with shortboard, to have a quiver always heterogeneous. https://whaleboards.it/

Sleeping: Blue Collar ‘ SYCLD’ Hotel

UPDATE: THE BLUE COLLAR IS FULLY BOOKED!  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 (form is not available at the point, hotel fully booked) (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 […]

Sleeping: Holiday Inn Hotel

Looking for a hotel in between the the city center of Eindhoven and the Klokgebouw during SYCLD? Holiday Inn offers all our visitors 15% discount on their stay at 19-04/ 20-04/ 21-04 at Holiday Inn Eindhoven! For reservations please contact their reservations department via reservations@hieindhoven.com or +31 (0)40235 82 45 and mention the following CLD2019 www.hieindhoven.com [codepeople-post-map]

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 a 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 is built on what we believe in, which is good quality, fair trade and hard work. Come visit us at our stand to chat and check out our stuff. #forthesakeofskateCheck http://www.stantwear.com/ or  https://www.facebook.com/stantwear/

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 2019

In 2019 there will be prize money for two categories: Dance Sponsored Open 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 open to world champion open each year. Dance Sponsored Women 1st: € 250 | 2nd: € 150 | 3rd: € 50 * The winner of the Women Dance will also receive the women trophy (made by Majutsu) which changes hands hands from world champion in women division to world champion in women division each year. Within the other […]

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 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 visitor. […]

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’ […]

Bianca Kersten: Boss (they say)

Bianca Kersten | born a long long time ago | Dutch but living in Spain Longboarding since  2011 Her story “Founded SYCLD in 2012 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 was too […]

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 is also a judge in Eindhoven since 2018. 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 […]

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: Judge

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 […]

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: Advisor judging team

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 […]