Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
SKATEBOARDING HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT ETHNIC RACE AND IT WILL NEVER BE.
Most skaters will know Go Sports is Chinese owned and we employ both Chinese and Malay staff. Our products are 1 price and everyone who walks in here gets the same price, regardless of whether your Chinese, Malay, Indian; local or foreigner. Kids of all race and nationality skate here at go sports -Raynie, juf and sop is Malay, ahmed is Indian, meh meh, deming and wallace etc is Chinese. Other boys that come from SAS, Tanglin Trust, Canadian school, UWC, ISS, Australian school etc, are all multi-national and everyone gets along like a big happy family. We sponsor locals because we want to give back to the local scene, give people a chance to train hard and improve their technique without having the added worry of cost. Everyone and anyone is welcome at Go Sports. We will take offence if you came and disrupted the peace at Go Sports, other than that, we really can't be bothered about your race, age, gender blah blah blah. At the end of the day, skateboarding is about fun, sports and 'family', it isn't about race and there ain't anything you can do about it!
Partial group of current Go Sports boys
old Go Sports boys
p.s If you took offence to the above article, we apologize for ruining your day, but we stand by our above statement. If you disagree with the above article, we invite you down to Go Sports and try our Queenstown neighbourhood hospitality. Don't diss it till you try it !
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
All you film makers out there, DVS is looking for you! Shoplifin' is a skate shop video contest organized by DVS. The skate shop that produces the best overall video will receive custom DVS shop shoes, a DVS demo, and an ad running in a major skateboard magazine announcing them as the winner of the Shopliftn’ contest. The winning shop will also have their video featured on www.dvsskate.com and will have the opportunity to defend their title next year. For full details, go to www.dvsskate.com/shopliftin
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Maybe someday, Go Sports can hold a Art exhibition too! Our next move will be to find some space in this puny place.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Deck: You will get the Almost Uber Light. The internal carbon fiber foam deck is ultra light and nearly as stiff as metal. It acts like rebar embodied by a standard 7 ply, giving it a natural feel with supernatural performance. The deck wears, slides, and looks like a normal 7-ply but it's lighter and has a supernatural pop that lasts far longer than normal deck. Cost: $180.00
Trucks: Tensor Magnesium. These are the lightest trucks on the market at the moment. Each truck is about 273g, about 30% lighter than regular 5.0 trucks. Available in slider or response and also in 7 different designs. Cost: $100.00
Total cost of complete skateboard: $500.00
Envious look on your friend's face: Priceless
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
If the video doesnt load, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=potzfl6Vv6M
Monday, July 14, 2008
Immediately following the Amateur World Finals, the pros had their time to shine in the éS Game of SKATE Pro Finals with $20,000 in loot on the line. It came down to the final four skaters Eric Koston, Chris Cole, Billy Marks and Alex Mizurov. Not before long, Koston and Chris Cole were the only two skaters left and Chris was able to knock out Eric with a nollie backside 360 heelflip to win the éS Game of Skate Pro Finals for a second year in a row and take home the $15,000 first place prize.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Destructo hollow kingpin - 318g - 346g
Destructo coloured - 355g - 359g
Fury coloured - 318g
Grindking raw AXL - 288g
Grindking coloured - 312g - 322g
Indy coloured (stage 9) - 339g - 346g
Indy coloured (stage 10) - 343g - 350g
Krux coloured - 325g - 333g
Royal coloured - 341g - 343g
Silver coloured - 330g - 333g
Speed demon coloured - 322g - 331g
Tensor coloured (slider) - 316g - 320g
Tensor coloured (response) - 316g
Tensor Magnesium (response) - 273g - 277g
Tensor Magnesium (slider) - 282g
Thunder coloured - 337g - 342g
Thunder Hollow Kingpin - 312g - 317g
Venture coloured - 342g
* List only covers coloured truck, not raw trucks, with the exception of G.K - AXL.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Deck = Decks are usually made of maple plywood, 7 plys thick. These days, we have decks that are made of 8 or 9 ply. Real skateboards are scooped out like a dish, the dishlike attribute is called a concave. Concave increases the strength of a board and also help skaters position their feet for a trick. Shallow concaves are good for streetstyle and technical tricks. Deeper concaves are used normally for ramps. The width of a deck ranges from 7.5" to 8" and the length ranges from 30" to 32". Of course, there are smaller decks available for younger kids as well.
Trucks = Trucks carry the heavy load. They provide adjustable steerage and at times, serve as a grinding surface.
Wheels = Wheels are made out of urethane, not plastic. Wheels come in different sizes and degree of hardness. Small wheels provide quick acceleration and are ideal for streetstyle. Big wheels are good for speed and control and are ideal for ramp tricks.
Bearings = Most bearings have a ABEC rating. ABEC is the acronym for Annular Bearing Engineering Committee, the standards committee of the Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association (an industry group) that determines the requirements for each level of bearing precision. Abec Bearings are rated in odd numbers i,e; Abec 1,3,5,7,9. Beside ABEC bearings, there are also swiss bearings, 6 ball bearings, titanium bearings, ceramic bearings etc. These bearings are generally more expensive.
Cushions/Bushings = Cushions allow the trucks to pivot and turn smoothly. Cushions comes in different hardness; soft, medium, hard and extra hard. If you feel that your truck 'wobbles' no matter how much you have tightened it, it might be your cushion!
Base plate = Baseplate is the component that connects the trucks to the deck using bolts and nuts.