China is modernizing and changing, but with the internet being censored and services like Instagram and Facebook being blocked, I wondered how someone would find out and get excited about skateboarding? What attracts someone to skateboarding in a Communist country? And will China ever try to engineer a Nyjah Huston of their own? Nowadays more like a cool kid because people are more tolerant than before.
STATUS Hangs With The Skate Crew @ DC Shoes Southeast Asian Skate Tour 2013
We were lucky enough to chat with the DC boys last September 1 at the SM Aura DC store, where we got an insight to how down-to-earth these guys are, maintaining a fun loving attitude towards doing what they love most. Later that afternoon, we followed the team to SM Mall Of Asia to watch how they ripped it up on the ramps. How did the collaboration and crew with DC come about? Were you all mates to begin with? I used to go to America when I was younger, traveling mostly for the skateboarding scene and joining contests.
Indian participants at the Asian Games literally have a mountain to climb if they are looking to eye a podium finish in the sport climbing events. However, the popularity of the sport is growing in the country and there is a renewed interest in the sport after it has been included in the Olympics in Tokyo. Six gold medals are up for grabs in the sports climbing events in the Asian Games. Time is the essence in speed climbing, where two competitors race against each other at a time to reach the summit of a metre high wall.