All About Gerard
Go To Set-up
RAYNE Vandal, Aera trucks, Rayne 75mm wheels
Race or Freeride, Why
Race. I enjoy speed and friendly competition.
Books or Movies
Chips or Chocolate
Chocolate, despite being allergic to it (FML).
With Rayne Since
For local events, GGA Mt. Samat – Karera ng Kagitingan (Race of Valour). Internationally, Kozakov Challenge seems the most fun and challenging. I’d love to go at one point!
Scariest Experience (on or off the board)
“Late” scares. haha
Most Important Things In Life (Other than skating)
Friends and Family
Slid off the road into the bushes, stabbed by a twig which left a half-inch deep hole on my shin for a month or so.
One board for the rest of your life
Rayne Vandal, with a kicktail.
Skate within your limits but push it in controlled environments, wear protection.
Podiums/ Best Results
21 podium finishes out of 23 local races joined, 16 1st place finishes
Qualified 10th in the 2009 IGSA World Championships at Newton’s Playground
Lasse Holopainen, Maricar Holopainen, and Paolo Vasquez for the local support / Rafe, Jay, Pao, Kiko, Enzo and the rest of my local crew / An for helping me out with my new leathers / Adam Colton for all his help with Loaded in the past / Brad and Tracey of Riptide / the Philippine longboarding community