Gameplan: Longboarding Lowdown
With the number of sloping roads here in the city and in the vicinity, looking for the perfect longboarding spot isn't very hard. Learning how to do it doesn't have to be intimidating too. Gameplan host Julian Rodriguez met two professional longboarders who introduced him to this high-inducing sport.
Here's a lowdown on some longboarding basics:
1. Identifying your riding stance. Determining your riding stance will help you balance on your board well. "Goofy is when your right foot is infront of your board, and regular is when your left foot is infront of your board," explained professional longboarder Joemarie Famanilla.
2. Pushing. Pushing simply means to propel the board with your feet. Practice doing this on paved, level roads first before trying the slopes.
3. Turning. Use your toes to turn right, and your heels to turn left.
4. Footbrakes. Drag the sole of your shoe to decrease speed.
"One thing I want to emphasize is the fact that anyone who's longboarding has to practice safety, and has to respect the road," said Julian. – Rappler.com