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SOVRN Skateboards at Singapore skate shop

Posted by Barry

SOVRN skateboards is a new brand from Los Angeles created by Mikey Taylor. It focuses on skateboarding as an art form and is now available in Singapore at 418 skate shop  and

These boards work great at the skateparks across Singapore as well as for street skateboarding. Standard popsicle shapes available in a variety of widths to suit any skater. Made in USA from 100% Canadian maple. Exclusively available at Singapore Skate Shop 418.

Skateboarding and art collide as SOVRN releases their first pro-model for Mikey Taylor, "DIMANCHE" by French artist Eric Ampersand. Curated by Mikey himself, the board gets put to the test by a stacked SOVRN team. Needless to say, the results are brutally beautiful. Congratulations Mikey Taylor and thank you SOVRN for keeping skateboarding an art form.

Loaded has been busy recently launching new boards. This time they have revamped their classic CHUBBY UNICORN.

This beast of a board is packed with technology and is great for downhill skating. Because of its lightweight and double kicks it's also suitable for freestyle and dance but is originally intended to be a downhill board.

Of course if you just want a murdered out all black longboard for cruising, the board would crush at this also. With Singapore having so much smooth ground it makes it perfect for commuting with a longboard like this.

The board is exclusively available at Singapore's only longboarding skate shop:

"Once upon a time in a magical land, lions cavorted with lambs and unicorns munched on the fat of the sky. Harsh times befell this land. Winter has come.

In these dystopian times the Chubby Unicorn can no longer be a beacon of peace and corpulence.

Behold the Blood Slayer!

A monstrous reincarnation of the classic Chubby Unicorn, the Blood Slayer boasts rocker, wide W concave, functional wheel well flares, and nose and tail kicks to create an ergonomic platform for downhill destruction and freestyle fury. Built-in grab rails and recessed, angled truck mounts shave weight, lower your center of gravity, and keep your steering geometry true. Urethane sidewalls and new truck hole inserts, a basswood core, and a UHMW base provide abrasion resistance, durability, moisture resistance, and vibration damping.


Length: 42.25” / 107.3 cm

Width: 9.75” / 24.8 cm

Wheelbase: 28.25” / 71.8 cm

Kick length: 7” / 17.8 cm (tip to inner bolt)

Weight: 4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg

Available at Longboard Love Singapore, the only place to get your longboard shred on!
Longboard Love Board Shop

428 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore, 098851 Tel: 8318-8200


Loaded Longboard THE TARAB in Singapore

Posted by Barry

The Loaded Tarab: designed to push the boundaries of modern longboard dancing is now finally available in Singapore.

Loaded longboards launched their first Dancer in 2008, followed by the Bhangra in 2010. The Tarab builds on that history.

Lightweight, durable and technical, the Tarab is intended to further the level of longboard dancing and modern freestyle. It's the board everyone has been waiting for! Any one interested in freestyle or longboard dancing in Singapore is going to want to drop by Longboard Love board shop to test which flex best suits you. Flex 1 or Flex 2

 Form and Function — Rocker, concave, symmetrical shape, kicktails, grab rails, and purposeful griptape combine to form an elegantly ergonomic platform for flowy footwork and the most frenetic freestyle dancing.

Damp and Durable — Bamboo and basalt construction keeps the Tarab lightweight, lively, and durable. A cork top layer complements the griptape design, providing secure yet non-abrasive traction across the standing platform while also damping vibration.

Urethane-reinforced kicktails and unique UHMWPE rails enhance durability, protecting against a wide array of freestyle-inflicted damage. 

Learn more at

Visit Singapore's only dedicated longboard shop:

 Longboard Love Board Shop 428 Telok Blangah Road Singapore 098851

Tuesday to Sunday 2pm to 8pm



Posted by Barry


With the inclusion of Skateboarding in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, skateboarders worldwide would finally have a chance to present their performance, passion and culture to the world. The Tokyo 2020 Skateboarding Commission, a collaboration between the Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) and the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) will guide authentic, world-class Skateboarding Competitions.

While many skaters are anti-establishment and anti-commercialism, we need to realize that with less visibility, Skateboarding goes back under the radar, prompting less support from the government, and possibly less facilities once again in Singapore.

With a decrease in facilities in Sg, it would mean less places for us to skate and train in once again, and the criminalization of our passion. Skateboarding has been prevalent in Singapore since the early 1980s, and despite having been in this country for the last 3 decades, our community has faced legislations banning and hindering the pursuance of our passion for years.

Thanks to people like Deputy Prime Minister Tharman and his team, things have started to turn around and the construction of our Taman Jurong Extreme Sports Facility is also progressing nicely.
I am also DELIGHTED to inform you that aspiring skateboarders IN SINGAPORE will finally have a chance to contend for a place to represent Singapore in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics under NSA Singapore Roller Sports Federation (SRF). SRF who is also affiliated with Singapore National Olympic Committee (SNOC) are in talks with Sports Sg to further develop Skateboarding, grooming and preparing our athletes.

A Singapore Skateboarding Committee has also been set up and we will be running National Championships to select the National Squad soon.


I am also pleased to introduce our current Committee Members….
SRF Vice President/ Sg Skateboarding Rep: Valerie Ong
Discipline Head: Ashik Skate
Team Manager – Barry Lion-City Skaters
Assistant Team Manager – Ali Halil
Logistics Manager – Irwan Idris
Community & Partnerships Managers– Valerie Ong & Vivian Kam
Videography Director – Jason Lam
For more information, please kindly pm Valerie Ong.


Mini-LSP (Love Skate Park)

Posted by Barry

Found this old photo from a few years back which we posted on social media about the mini Love Skate Park we constructed inside a shop house on Bukit timah road. The granite 3 step was meant to replicate the feeling of grinding a street ledge.

What fuels us! Monster Energy