A representative for the boys from Opon and proud father of two, Joseph “Epos” Falcone has been one of the icons in Philippine longboarding scene. His style and good sense of humor made him one of the pillars of the sport in Cebu and became the main man in Free Energy Coop which has become a vital part of the longboarding scene in the recent years.
Photo by Archie Uy.
His first podium experience dates back in 2007 when he finished 2nd in a freestyle longboarding competition in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu with Dandoy Tongco being the 1st placer of the said competition. Epos then emerged as a fearless downhill racer when he won first place in Tabla Boyz downhill race in Lanuza Surigao Del Sur.
He also became a podium finisher at the 2009 King of the hill in Cebu, finished fourth in one of the most intense race during that time. Epos also became part of the famous downhill videos of Driftwood Local Ent. filmed by Juan Duazo which most of the videos were featured here in Mylifeonboard.net.
After tons of downhill practices, freeriding and downhill bombing, Epos established his confidence and became a consistent podium placer in every downhill race competitions in the Philippines. His recent achievements was during the Madrid Downhill Challenge 2012 where he finished 2nd in both legs and had his head to head battle for the championship place with Madrid pro rider Calvin Staub. He also earned his place at the recent Skate to the Promise Land where he made it into third place.
2nd place victory during the Madrid Downhill Challenge 2012.
During the Skate to the Promise Land in Subic.
Joseph’s source of stoke is during his freeride runs at the NRP Cansaga Bay Bridge where all of the Grupo Nopo family meet and have some practice sessions. Also when he is away from the city, freeriding in the Vegetable highway in the mountains of Cebu. His best source of strength and stoke is his wife and kids.
Epos with her lovely wife Elizabeth.
For Joseph, the sport of downhill longboarding is more than a sport, it is a foundation of good friendship, making us all equal and binding us as one a big family. The sport, even in its infancy stage, opens a lot of opportunities for us to grow more. These are the reasons why Joseph passionately push the downhill longboarding scene here in the Philippines.