Thursday, July 31, 2008

Skateboarding ain't about race!

On a serious note today, we wanna say:


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

SAS 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 !

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In this week

It feels like we haven't had any new stuff for a long time. This week, we will be getting our long awaited tech decks, Plan B decks and bags, Darkstar decks, Zero/Mystery clothing and accessories and Girl/Chocolate Deck.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Name: Jimmy Cao

D.O.B: 09/06/87

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Sponsors: DVS, City Skateboards,Venture, Bones, Arnette, Willy Workshop

Monday, July 28, 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 and will have the opportunity to defend their title next year. For full details, go to

Sunday, July 27, 2008

How to 5-0 Grind

Well, someone asked how to 5-0 grind so here it is, tips from Tony Hawk how to do it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Plan B at Maloof Cup

Snippets of Plan B's Paul, Ryan and Jereme at Maloof Cup

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

OG Sale ends 27 July 2008

The $99 shoe sale at OG ends this Sunday, July 27 2008. Those of you who have not grabbed your bargain shoes, do it before it's too late !

Etnies Barcelona Tour 2008

Etnies Barcelona Tour 2008

Enjoi !

eS + Adrian Blanca

Highlights from the eS sponsored Adrian Blanca's Art Exhibition held at the famous Street Machine Skate Boutique in Paris. The event is moving to London next and hitting up several European Countries as well.

Maybe someday, Go Sports can hold a Art exhibition too! Our next move will be to find some space in this puny place.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fancy this skateboard?

We often have people asking what's the most expensive set up we have, so here it is. Have a guess how much it'll cost and save up if you want it!

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

Wheels: Element durathane wheels are guaranteed for life to never flatspot. The high grade urethane is superior to all others, making it stronger and more resistant to flatspotting. Cost: $75.00

Bearings: Modus Ceramics. I think that says it all. Cost: $140.00

Bolts: Add in some nice colour bolts for colour on your black grip and your deck is complete. Cost: $5.00

Total cost of complete skateboard: $500.00

Envious look on your friend's face: Priceless

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Skating on a freeway?

Ever thought of skating down a freeway? Well, this guy have, down 405 freeway in Orange County, California, all in the name of Go Skateboarding Day!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

eS game of SKATE

2 years in a row, Chris Cole is the éS Game of SKATE Pro Champion and $15,000 richer

14 year-old Carlos Lastra from Hollywood, Calif. reigned victorious after he knocked out each skater with the technical wizardry of his feet. There were more than 13,000 skaters competing in 60 cities in the United States and 50 cities in more than 25 countries around the world and it all came down to Carlos’ last trick where he threw down a Pop-Shove-It Late Flip and snagged himself the title of éS Game of SKATE Amateur World Champion, a Nixon watch and Boost Mobile phone with a free year of service.

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

Tech Deck Update

For all you tech deck lovers out there, rumour has it that Go Sports will be receiving their supplies by the end of the month. So, keep a look out for the post that will end your misery.

Back to school backpack!

These are some of the bags we have in stock. Grab them before school starts!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Eco-friendly wheels

Introducing the first ever sustainable wheels by Santori Wheels. The eco wheels are made up of composition of urethane using more than 50% bio oils such as corn and soy oil, instead of petroleum oil.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Weight of Trucks

We often have people asking about the lightest trucks, so over here at Go Sports, we have physically weighed every one of our trucks to get a range. If there is a certain brand that you don't see below, it means we don't carry the brand. Please don't ask us to find the information for you, go ask the skateshop that sells it.

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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Anatomy of a skateboard

Well, for those of you who couldn't sleep last night because you couldn't figure out the answers, this is the moment of truth.

The four major parts of a skateboard are:

  1. Deck

  2. Trucks

  3. Wheels

  4. Bearings

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.

Hanger = Hangers contain the axles and is used for grinding.

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.

Pop Quiz!

Today, we are going to have a POP QUIZ! Unfortuntely, there is no prize for getting the right answers. For those of you who do not know the answers, come on back tomorrow and learn something new!

Name the following Anatomy of a Skateboard

Blast from the Past!

Here's some old pictures we wanna share with everyone! If you recognise yourself in the pictures, drop us a line and let us know how you're doing

First Pro to visit Singapore - Joe Johnson.

Chris Haslam at X-games

First Singapore winner for X-games - Syafiq

Go Sports crew at the X games

Do you recognise him?

Old school pic 1

Old school pic 2

Old school pic 3

Old school pic 4

Old School pic 5

Old Skate Spot 1

Old Skate Spot 2

Old Skate Spot 3

Old Skate Spot 4