Gerard Cancio

Nickname

Gerard

Hometown

Manila, Philippines

Living

Manila, Philippines

All About Gerard

Nickname

Gerard

Hometown

Manila, Philippines

Living

Manila, Philippines

Local Crew

Makati CBD

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

Movies

Chips or Chocolate

Chocolate, despite being allergic to it (FML).

Riding Since

2007

With Rayne Since

2011

Favourite Event

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

Spare Time

Eat sushi.

Biggest Bail

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.

Advice

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

Sponsors

Rayne Longboards, Riptide Bushings, Longboards Manila

Website/ Blog

Twitter

Instagram: GerardCancio

Shout Outs

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

Preferred Board:

2012 Rayne Vandal whitebg2


 

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About the Author

Claudio adds more grey hair to the Rayne family than we had ever anticipated growing ourselves. A veteran of the Mexican scene, Claudio has helped bring the gift of skate to communities up and down the coast for a few years now. Unlike Santa however, Claudio can't just get a few reindeer to help him slay hills, so when he's not behind a computer or a camera, he's still on top of his deck taking little trips to fun-ville.

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