Spectators and skateboard enthusiasts round up at the event area of Converse Asia Crown at the Mindanao Parking Area of Trinoma. It is said to be the first and biggest skateboarding event. It aims to promote skateboarding as a thriving sports in the Philippines.
I remember during my early days that I also tried skateboarding, unfortunately the skateboard went rogue on me and made me met a mild accident. Though I want to try it again, the board was my main problem because I don't have any and having one is somewhat hard during my time.
Anyway this event really bring backs memories and youthfulness.
As Converse aims to give Filipino skateboarders the chance to show off their dope moves on the board and compete with the best of the best skateboarders across the country to vie for the title of being the first official skateboarding ambassador of Converse Philippines who gets to compete internationally and is also set to compete in the upcoming skate event in China.
I was glad that I made it to the event just in time for the interview with the top US-based pro skaters Kenny Anderson and Mike Anderson who set a show to Filipino skaters on how skateboarding is really done with their extremely polished skate tricks that are seems effortless.
After the interview it was time for the skaters to get busy and do their tricks. This is their chance to be crowned as the local Asia Crown champion. Winners received a year worth of Converse skateboarding goodies, Php50,000.00 cold hard cash and plane tickets to all official Converse skateboarding events worldwide.
It was a whole day event of physical and creative recreation where different activities was held, though it did rain and made some areas of the event wet and not conducive enough to roam around. Bands like Paraluman, Gracenote and 6 Cycle Mnd were also there to fuse a bit of music.
Converse Philippines also featured their Spring Summer Collection with an added shoe display that embody Converse's mission of giving people the freedom to make a statement by “continuing to adjust with time giving a great variety of styles, color, becoming more creative evolving to what they will become.”