Tuesday, April 6, 2010

International Skaters Gives Some Thrilla in Manila

Aloha Boardsports champion skaters, armed with their skateboards, recently flew over to Manila .
One of which is star skater Louie Lopez who started skateboarding at age of 6. Now a 14-year-old, this California-based boarder is making a name for himself in this sport after getting inspired from watching the world-famous pro-skater Tony Hawk skate a vertical ramp at the X-Games.

Another is Colombian skater David Gonzales who joined the Flip Skate team in 2008. Luan de Oliveria, Volcom and Tampa Am competitions’ multi-awarded champ, also joins the line up with the European pro-skater Willow, who has likewise been featured in a number of skating videos.

Skater idol Mark Appleyard also wow-ed the Philippine crowd as he showed his tough moves during the tour. Having been a two-time Transworld Skateboarding Skater of the Year and garnering more awards under his belt, Appleyard shew Manila his favorite trick which is the backside smith grind, along with his other famous moves.
 Meanwhile, Scottish Ewan Bowman, a proskater and also the manager of the Flip’s exclusive skateboarding team, will also be giving his perfect ollies, kickflips, and grinds.

Aloha Boardsports President Freddy Gonzalez adds:

“Aloha Boardsports aims to continue in engaging skateboarding enthusiasts, by inviting the best in the skateboarding world ...Their arrival will ... jumpstart the first-ever skate tour series in the country [entitled Sari-Sari Skate Tour] along with premiere of the Flip’s latest skate video ‘Extremely Sorry’ in Handlebar Bar and Grill.”
As Thrilla in Manila kick-offs the series of skate tours all over the country, Aloha tries to seek out more Pinoy skateboarding prodigies. “We’ll be inviting more professional skateboarders all around the globe to help us train and discover local  hidden talents that deserve to be recognized.” Gonzales ends.
We also got some shots together with Willow and Mark Appleyard!

* Check out more International Skaters Photos here.

* Watch out for a video interview update of Mark Appleyard and Willow next week only here at SportsManila.blogspot.com

Aloha Boardsports Inc. is a dynamic retail company carrying brands true to the spirit of the surf and skate culture such as Volcom, Flip, Blind, Spitfire, Vox, DVS and many more.

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