April has come! It means VLT!! Time for island vibes and 2 weeks full of shakas greetings everywhere!VLT is a 2 weeks+ long skateboard event and the biggest longboard event in Asia for sure. It all happens in the Visayas area in the Philippines and is divided into 3 main parts. VLT (Visayan Longboard Trilogy) includes traveling, skating, camping, hammocks, ferries, parties, mangos and coconuts, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, hopping from island to island with hundreds of skaters from all around the world. It all started some 6 years ago by a group of local skaters of Cebu in order to find new spots to skate while traveling and discovering the beauty of the nature which those islands have to offer.
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This year, it seems like the VLT rumour has spread among longboarders around the world. Some big names and legends of the scene showed up, giving a special stoke to the locals.
I had seen pictures, heard stories of a grandiose flatland / freestyle competition in the Netherlands that happened every year. An event that attracted all the various odds and ends of the European long skate spectrum. Competitors venturing from far and wide to showcase their styles in an arena, in front of an audience specifically focused on appreciating the countless intricacies of the discipline.
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