The bad news is that Thai skateboarding OGs Preduce have closed their long-running store at Siam Square. The good news? It was to make way for a new shop and sprawling skatepark in Phra Khanong with an opening party on Aug 20.
Baan Preduce, where skaters can pull off ollies and shove-its in a large indoor-outdoor skatepark. There’s even a cafe and bar called Teens of Preduce that was a collaboration with hip Chinatown hangout Teens of Thailand.
Construction on the massive skatepark began a year ago and is the realization of the skate brand’s biggest pipe dream.
The skate park includes bowls, pyramids, China banks, hubbas, Euro gaps, handrails, double stair sets.
Indeed, the past couple of years saw a skating boom across Thailand, with several new skate and skate-surf locations opening around town.
Preduce Skateboards opened in 2002 as the first Thai skateboarding brand selling its own gear. Its Siam Square store operated for 16 years.
Baan Preduce 10 Soi Farmwattana, 086-045-5784. Open daily 10am-10pm