Here is a short edit of me doing some boxes and rails at Mt. High earlier this season.
Hi, My name is Keyser
Hi, everyone, welcome to my website! My name is Keyser and I am in the 4th grade. My younger sister, Kyra and I started snowboarding in February, 2010 and we quickly fell in love with it! My parents took us to Mt. High, which is only about an hour from our house, almost every weekend since we started. We even got a chance to snowboard in Mammoth that spring, it was awesome!
Because I love to do jumps and go down the hill fast, my dad started calling me "The Flyin' Filipino." My mom is Filipino and my dad is Irish-Ukrainian, "The Flyin Irish-Ukrainian Filipino" just didn't sound right, LOL! Because we have so much fun snowboarding, we decided to start this website , "The Flyin' Filipino". So learn more about me and my sister by reading my bio, blog and checking out my pictures and videos!
Written on March 4, 2013
Written on January 27, 2013
I woke up this morning thinking it was going to be a normal practice day on the slopes as I was going to get ready for my USASA Slopestyle competition at Big Bear tomorrow. But when my sister and I got to Mt. High we learned that Monster Energy Drink was hosting a slopestyle competition that included my age group, so I thought what the heck and entered!
The weather was horrible as it was wet and the snow was slushy, but the park set up was sick with a box or rail, a bonk, picnic table and two jumps. On my first run, I hit the box skate style, followed by a tailgrab at the bonk, boardslide on the picnic table. Then I fell on my first jump and grabbed a nose grab on the 2nd jump. Unfortunately, I did the exact same thing on my second run! I fell again on my first jump.
Unfortunately, not hitting that jump clean cost me 2nd place, but I did take 3rd. Not bad for not knowing I was going to compete when I woke up!
Written on December 3, 2012
Today was a great day! I officially got my first sponsor, S&S Ride Shop in Riverside. Big ups to them and Brandon for believing in me and my riding abilities. Be sure to check out www.ssrideshop.com for all your ski or snowboarding needs this season and if you stop by their shop at 7000 Indiana Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 and tell em “The Flyin’ Filipino” sent you!
Also, the kind people down at S&S Ride Shop have agreed to sell some of our headwear at their shop and online, so be on the look out for that too!
Again, thanks to S&S Ride Shop and can’t wait to get back on the hill! Please, all of you, start doing your snowdance!!
Written on November 24, 2012
I got my snow legs back pretty quickly and have already have done some new tricks. Some of the tricks I have been working on have been boardsliding the A-frame, spinning the long box, front boardsliding the bazooka rail and a 50-50, 180 out on the corragated tube. But my favorite so far has been a back lip, front board slide on the bazooka rail!
My dad and I spent Thanksgiving on the hill and l look forward to many more days on the snow (like this weekend!). Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and hope to see you all on the hill soon.
Written on September 12, 2012
A big thank you to everyone who came by our Flyin’ Filipino booth at the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture this past weekend in San Pedro! We met so many new friends from fellow vendors, visitors and even a celebrity stopped by our booth (see photo). El Nino is coming and they are calling for a snowy season, so I expect to see all of our new friends on the mountain!
Written on August 25, 2012
The Flyin’ Filipino will be participating at this year’s FPAC at Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro. The address is 807 Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro, CA. Festival admission is $9 per day and tickets can be purchased online at the FilAM ARTS website www.filamarts.org, through various community organizations listed on the FilAm ARTS website, or on site at the Festival.
Written on July 6, 2012
Last month, my dad and I went to to High Cascade Snowboarding Camp in Mt. Hood, OR. I thought it was a great, fun camp. They had tons of different activities to do when you were not snowboarding like skateboarding, the foam pit, and trampolines. I played knock-out with professional snowboarder, Sam Hulbert, and won third place. I wasnt so good at dodge ball but I still won a couple of prizes. And I got hit in the face in dodge ball by the guy who can throw 100 mph, Spiegal!
My group of riders were real cool. One of the best in my group was a kid named Zach from Las Vegas, he is sponsored by Sun & Powder. He was hucking backside 3′s and 5′s with indi grabs! The funniest kid I met was my roommate, Ben. He was hilarious. But the best name went to Matthew, who we called Jose from the Mountains. He liked to say he was a graceful cow!
On the snow, I learned how to do a 7 on a flat box, hit a 30 foot jump and did some spins on the picnic table. I even won first place in the flat box competition with a frontside 7. I won a pair of sick new Anon goggles! Coach Sam Hulbert taught be how to do a 30 ft jump with a nose grab during one of our clinics.
There was a food truck that served hot dogs called Cobra Dogs. They tasted outstanding! My favorite was the cheddaconda, which had cheddar cheese inside of the dog, and the Hot Snake Brat. The Hot Snake Brat was so spicy it almost lit my lips on fire. None of my roommates would eat the Hot Snake Brat, I miss Cobra Dogs!
I had such a good time that I hope I can stay for two sessions next year. Thanks to all my coaches, especially Max, and hope to see my roommates and coaches again.
Written on April 27, 2012
I cant believe the season is already over. Seemed like it just started! Good news is…the next one starts in only a few months!
Written on April 8, 2012
Team Flyin’ Filipino Rider, Abbey Guerrero, placed 1st in the USASA National Championships last week in Copper Mountain, Colorado in the halfpipe competition. Using a combination of straight airs and 360s, Abbey beat out the nations top 15 girls in the Ruggie Division (7 and Under) to earn the gold medal!
Written on March 25, 2012
The Flyin’ Filipino would like to welcome, Abbey Guerrero, to the family!!!
The newest Flyin’ Filipino Team Rider, Abbey, will be competing against some of the best female snowboarders the country has to offer in the 2012 USASA National Championships later this month in Copper Mountain, CO and will be proudly donning her Flyin’ Filipino gear! The 7 year old who hails from Los Angeles and calls Bear Mountain her home hill, will be competing next week in four disciplines, including Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Boardercross and Rail Jam.
Abbey, whose father is Filipino, began snowboarding in January of 2010. Through her incredible dedication and committment, she has quickly ascended to the top of her class as she finished 6th in Slope Style and 7th in Boardercross in the 2011 USASA Nationals.
Keep up-to-date on Abbey’s competitions via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/theflyinfilipino) and Twitter account (@Aflyingfilipino).
The Flyin’ Filipino apparel line is proud to be working with such a young and talented rider in Abbey and we wish her the best of luck in Nationals! Mabuting suwerte!