Skateboarding is a subculture that I’ve admired from afar. When I was in high school, there were only a handful of kids who skated. Today is a different story. You see skaters all over the streets of Cebu. They are everywhere, and it’s a good thing. There’s so much a young kid can learn from a subculture that teaches patience and perseverance. Two important traits in life after skate.
This conversation is with Edel Tribiana. He found that he loved the sport, the culture, and the people, and spent most of his waking hours on his board. Eventually he became good enough to be a sponsored rider, and from his experience skating for other brands, he decided he could do it on his own. The result is the premier skate brand in Cebu called Strap.
In this episode, Edel talks about the beginnings of skateboarding in Cebu, his own early experiences as a skater, the early days of Strap, the possibilities of a skate park, the Manny Pacquiao story of Margielyn Arda Didal, and the many opportunities afforded by skateboarding.
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Music is Piano March by Audionautix.