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 […]

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 […]

Behind the scenes..

Hi dear ‘high on SYCLD stoke’ people out there! So.. yeah only 3 weeks to go to SYCLD 2016 and want to give you a little update about how things are going on here.. and what has been going on. This year has been a challenge, without funding, with amazing people, with a lot of gratitude.. it’s gonna happen. It’s the Worldcup, the first in it’s kind.. and you are a part of it! Imagine that! So.. here I sit at the kitchen table of the ‘Girls Love Boards’ house in Tarifa, Spain… writing this to you all. Being a […]

BTFL

BTFL started as the first longboard brand made for girls in 2015. BTFL – “beautiful longboards” – develops boards and designs specifically for young women. Tailored to women’s body sizes and weights, the construction and individual technical features of the BTFL boards allow lighter, more petite riders to cruise comfortably on their BTFL longboards. These make it easier for beginners to learn, and also give advanced riders the chance to go to their limits. We are so happy to have this brand join us for making the women shine and kick ass!!

Blood Orange

Based in Santa Cruz, CA, one of the original hotbeds of skateboarding, Blood Orange strives to bring you premium aftermarket skateboard accessories. At first it was a goal to make a great bushing for Caliber Trucks. Then they decided they liked them so much that they should offer them as aftermarket products for everyone to enjoy (no matter what truck you ride). After getting a great response for their bushings, they decided to develop premium aftermarket skateboard accessories including griptape, slide gloves, hardware, and wheels among other things. The things we all need! Bring it on!!

Caliber Trucks Co.

Caliber Truck Co. is a skateboard truck brand dedicated to creating the highest-quality trucks on the market. They bring a minimalist mentality to the design of their trucks, giving you everything you want and nothing more. In their mind quality will always come first. After all, how can you sell a product that you wouldn’t be stoked to ride? And of course we are very stoked to welcome Caliber to the team!!!  

What MEN and WOMEN in longboarding should be doing

Dear all, Loved to read the articles of Cindy Zhou (BIG UPS!) and Maxwell Storey Dubler about what men and women in long boarding should not be doing. And it was too easy to give this blog this title.. Of course everyone just should visit SYCLD this year! But now on topic. During the talks about the whole ‘boy / girl thing’  within the competition setup of ‘So.. You Can Longboard Dance?’, past discussions I had within other action sport disciplines came in handy. Of course women are good marketing tools and form a smaller group in many kind of action sports (so […]

Film & Photo Contest: What to do?

Dear competitors, You have subscribed (or will do that when you read THIS)  to the photo- and film contest and now what to do? There are two chances to win: 1. The best cinematographic impression of the event will be selected and win! This is a judge decision where also the reaction of the public plays a big role. How to enter the competition: 1. Make an (awesome, beautiful, artistic, touching, accurate or which choice you want to make) registration of “So.. You Can Longboard Dance?” 2. Film: Put the film online (Youtube or Vimeo) and add the link to […]

Moonshine

Moonshine MFG was born on the factory floor by a group of passionate skateboarders who believed it was possible to use NEW technology to build a better deck. Founded in 2010 the Moonshine Factory was building Slingshot Kiteboards, Slingshot Wakeboards and Remote Wakeskates. The employee’s building these boards knew it was possible to use the materials, machinery and process to build a revolutionary longboard skateboarding deck. On their own time, these skateboarders designed, developed and provided a final working prototype to the Moonshine Operations Manager. These prototypes were given to some top riders for testing and the feedback was extremely […]

The first SYCLD blog post

Hi everyone, With this first blog post I’m welcoming Katharina Leuck, she will be our live reporter for the event! For those who are not making it or want to copy a story about all that is happening to use as a screensaver, she is our girl! In this post you are stuck with me though.. It’s 1.00 hrs at night, the 18th of February and I’m wrapping up the final ‘things to do yesterday’ to be able to be heading stress free to the Netherlands tomorrow. Yeah, this event is organised from Spain, but by a Dutchie. Organising this […]

992 Longboards

992 Longboards was born in Valencia, at the end of 2011 with one idea, to get a product with the best possible adaptation of the board toward the rider, for this they use their passion for wood and sport. We are happy to welcome 992 as a new sponsor in 2015! Another great brand from Spain! check: https://www.facebook.com/992boards

Timberboards

Some years ago, Timber Boards had a whole 3 square meters of storage space and an idea. At first this idea was mostly riding on enthusiasm. Through research and a lot of testing they got more and more skilled. Their vision was clear. They wanted longboarders to enjoy a durable board that was catered to their specific discipline. As they are a bunch of Dutch guys they think that it’s important that a board is versatile. There is only so much you can do with a flat surface after all. This reflects into the design of all their products. Their boards […]

Crownboards

Crownboards are custom handcrafted longboards from Belgium. A wide variety of the most beautiful boards made with heart and soul. Made to be a crown on you longboard skills! Crownboards is making something really special as a prize for the contests!!! check: https://www.facebook.com/Crownboards/

Goat Longboards

Goat is a family. Everyone around them make things go, and go better. The people behind the brand are the energy that drives them. The energy they provide and the great boards they make is a really great addition to the sponsors and participants of SYCLD. Stoked to have them over! Check out their site and feel right at home! http://www.goatlongboards.com

Floor Plan

Again the whole venue will be ours. So one BIG competition area and a BIG Free Skate hall with obstacles and enough space around! There will be a bar and food area. (PLEASE DO NOT BRING FOOD OR DRINKS INTO THE VENUE!) The info booth where you also do the confirmation of your registration will be next to the bar in the competition area. There you can also buy your raffle tickets to win amazing gear! There are going to be booths of different brands so bring the contents of your piggy bank!

040 BMX Park

  At 040 BMX park they are not only the best BMX park there is but also the builders of such fine moveable obstacles you are wondering how they even had the time to build this and such a great park. Our neighbours from Eindhoven will make sure that we have some nice obstacles to skate on. New ones are added! check: http://www.040bmxpark.nl/

The Boardfather

  This was one of the smaller longboard/skateshops that have their heart in the right place. Although the shop as it was doesn’t exist anymore they do a lot for the community and have been supporters from the first moment. The name “So.. You Can longboard Dance?” is a wink to the event they organised called “Dancing with the Stars”. Maarten of the Boardfather is still like our daddy, making sure the competitions are set up and executed in the right way.

Dasilva

  All the way from Israel these hippies provide you with the most beautiful dancing boards out there. The hardest part of organising SYCLD is handing over their boards to the winners. If you see us cry this year, you’ll know why! We hope we have our brothers with us in person this year, the nicest guys out there! check: http://dasilvaboards.com/

Flow Provider

  The company behind it all! Founded over 10 years ago, Flow Provider has been at the roots of streetculture and streetsports teaching in schools and organising events for those who compete at the top. Please make sure to check our website as we offer a lot of different events and lessons in boardsports and streetculture! check: http://www.flowprovider.com

Longboard Girls Crew

We have a special Girls competition to have them shine extra! The great inspiration for girls comes from our sisters from Longboard Girls Crew! And we have awesome news, they give away their brand new first official deck! It was designed by Valeria Kechichian, Ingo of Icone Longboards and ConceteWave Skateshop. This deck is a great allrounder with a symmetrical shape. Made in Europe. Wow! check: http://longboardgirlscrew.com/

Olson & Hekmati

OLSON & Hekmati is now one of the best known and most popular German longboard brands and one of the largest German manufacturers.  These builders of beautiful boards supported us  throughout the last year and this year again they are part of the team. Thank you guys!  check: http://olsonhekmati.de

Orangatang

  Orangatang provides one of the finest wheels to dance on. And will be supporting the event again as well, in a big way! They are also sending team riders from all over the globe, so awesome! Even if you know their wheels, check their website and laugh your socks off! http://orangatangwheels.com/

Original

  At Original Skateboards they see longboarding differently. they know that a longboard is so much more than just a longer skateboard and for that reason they knew that using nothing more than oversized traditional skateboard trucks and boards, while hoping for a different result, would never get them where they wanted to go. This great supporting brand is again represented at our event and two of their team members are part of the team of judges!! check: http://originalskateboards.com/longboarding

Simple Longboards

  Simple is one of the SYCLD team members from day one. This event is made with their input and knowledge and everyone knows the beautiful Platypus family Simple offers. Simple supports the longboard lessons so a lot of people get their first steps into what can be a bright SYCLD competition future on a Simple. That’s what the community is about. check: http://www.simplelongboards.com/

How To Get There

HOW TO GET THERE AND PARKING Address Klokgebouw 50 Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant The Netherlands By  Train You can use the Dutch railway station to get to the venue most easily. Both from the Central Station in Eindhoven and ‘s Hertogenbosch sprinter trains will be leaving to station Eindhoven Strijp-S which is right next to the venue. For specific travel information you can use the information on http://www.9292.nl or http://www.ns.nl. By Plane The closest airport is Eindhoven from which you can take line 401. Get off at the stop ‘Strijp S-Ir.Kalffstraat, Eindhoven’ and the venue is just around the corner. Of course […]