Longboarders cruise in Oro for Halloween-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
MORE than 50 longboarders from all over Northern Mindanao participated in the 2nd Annual Halloween City Push (Herd of Longboarders) on Wednesday along the streets of Cagayan de Oro.
Clad in their Halloween costumes, longboarding enthusiasts from Misamis Oriental, Iligan City, and Cagayan de Oro skated from Tomas Saco Streets to Divisoria to Lim Ket Kai area and vice versa.
The Halloween City Push is an annual gathering of longboarding teams and individuals in their Halloween costumes and cruise around the city.
The event, which started last year, was organized by the Northmind Longboarding, a community from Northern Mindanao that upholds the culture of longboarding.
“We hold this activity for others to know that longboarding is not just a simple sport but it also creates a community wherein members share the same culture and passion, which is to skate and spread the stoke,” said Isabella Enerio, a Northmind longboarder from Cagayan de Oro.
She said the experience is so overwhelming.
“The people were really cheering and taking photos of us. It was indeed a happy halloween,” Enerio said.
Longboarding is the act of riding on a longboard, which is known for its generous size (both length and width) over its smaller, technical counterpart, the skateboard.
Longboards are also known for their stability, traction and durability due to lower wheel durometers than their mentioned counterparts.
Many, but not all longboards, use trucks (axles) that contain a different geometric parameters than a skateboard as well. These factors and their variation have given way to a variety of disciplines, functions and purposes for a longboard.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on November 03, 2012.