George Jackson Interview “小马哥” 专访

1. 你在中国多久了?和大家分享一些难忘的故事吧?

我在2006年第一次来到中国。当时我并没有长远的人生规划,也不知道我想要什么,所以我带着我的自行车去很多国家旅行。中国是我旅行计划中的一站。我永远不会猜到,我最终将建造我的生活在这里。
至于好的故事,在过去十年里我有很多疯狂的和难忘的经历,比如无家可归生活在山上;比如上过电视,然后在街上被人认出来;骑小轮车和一群BMX英雄等等…一段很棒的经历是生活在funbox的房子(家)。那是一个极其简陋的房间在距离SMP很近的那条路上。那是一个开放式的家,永远敞开大门容纳所有来自全国各地的,去滑板公园的骑手和滑手们。我们年轻而贫穷但充满激情的地方。每天我们会去滑板公园,动力十足的骑车或滑板。除了我们热爱的运动本身,没有人去考虑商业化的东西或者未来会怎样。无拘无束的生活方式,简单并纯粹!那个时代和在那里曾发生过太多的故事,耐人回味…

2. 你骑车多久了?谁对你骑车和生活影响最大?

我已经骑了15年。在此期间我有机会去很多地方和遇见很多车手,高手和有趣的人。关于谁对我最具影响,很难说具体到某个名字。当谈到我对我的自行车和自我的理解,我喜欢尽可能地拓宽思路,敞开心扉。我经常会通过小轮车之外的领域去领悟心德,如自然、哲学、艺术表现和武术。

3. 现在有赞助商吗?

我很早就加入了The Future BMX和Shocker BMX,我是他们团队的成员并且我会一直把他们当作我的家人。


2016年George Jackson和Patrick在昆明的短片,看看他在东大的惊人土坡场地

4. 介绍下东大和Goat Trail好吗?你在未来有什么计划?

“东大骑行营地”对我来说是一个长久以来的奋斗目标,它现在实现了并且是我的家。我在中国的时间都花在试图发展自行车越野项目和分享相关方面的文化,我相信可以对车手的生活或技能的提升产生积极正面的影响。在我看来,土坡的形式好于其他形式,至少在中国很具代表性。“东大”欢迎所有车手前来寻求推动他们技能的提升,知识和经验。未来的计划是招募更多的车手来参与公园的发展,做更好的活动和比赛,真正推动中国的顶尖车手前来,培养和提高中国顶级骑手的诞生。
任何车手想要过来“东大”,欢迎留下来共同努力。

5. 同时你也是BMX骑乘道具和场地设计师, 目前为止哪个场地是你最满意的?

迄今为止,我设计过的最大的公园是在合肥(合肥万科城市森林公园滑板场)。我把相当多的原始设计理念应用在这个公园,并且跟我预期的一样好,当它完工,我真的非常高兴。
设计和搭建CX极限赛的土坡赛道在北京鸟巢是一个很棒的经验。
江西赣州丫山的中国首条沥青泵道是很有趣的建造过程,构建团队齐心合力非常开心,并且那里的环境非常漂亮。
但我最骄傲的是“东大”还有我分别在澳大利亚,香港和大理建造的土坡赛道。
当长期用“双手”挖土坡,它变成了一种生活方式和给我带来平静和满足感。

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6. 你有很多精彩的个人影片, 你认为哪一部是最漂亮的?

每一次和Shocker(Bob鲍勃)拍摄视频都是最棒的。我知道鲍勃总是会努力捕捉到最精辟的镜头在他的影片里面,所以我也尽我所能去施展车技。另外我在shocker的视频部分通常是拍摄在很长一段时间,争取做到最好的结果,没有太多的时间压力。我享受每次拍摄结束坐在街上喝着啤酒与鲍勃把酒言欢。


2014 Shocker BMX – George Jackson

7. 保持现在的发型(脏辫)多久了?

从我开始骑小轮车,我就没有剪过我的头发,所以有15年了。

8. 还有其他想说的话吗?

十分感谢我的妻子、家人、小轮车和中国给我的一切。我将继续努力展示我的谢意。

1. How long time have you in been in China? Tell people some unforgettable stories here?

I first came to China in 2006. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do at the time, so I took my bike and went traveling. I never would have guessed that I would end up building my life here.
As far as good stories, in the last 10 years I have had a lot of crazy and unforgettable experiences, such as being homeless living on a mountain, getting on tv and being recognized in the street, riding and hanging out with a bunch of BMX heroes and many more. One awesome period of time would be living in the funbox house. We had a room in a super ghetto building down the road from SMP. It was an open house where riders and skaters would come from all over China to ride the park. We where young and poor and full of passion. Everyday we would go to the park and really push it. None of us where thinking about business or the future it was just about the sport. Bohemian life! There are many stories that come from this time, but better I say no more.

2. How long time have you rode a BMX bike? Who has the most effect on your riding and personality?

I have been riding for 15 years. In that time I have had the chance to go to many places and meet many riders, pros and interesting people. As far as who has had the most influence, it is hard to name any individual. I like to be as open as possible, when it comes understanding my bike and self. I will often take ideas from places outside Bmx, such as nature, philosophy, artistic expression and the martial arts.

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3. Do you have sponsorship?
I have been with The Future BMX and Shocker BMX since their beginnings and will always consider them my team mates and family. Vans, although have not sponsored me in any official manner, have given me shoes and support for my events over the years and I thank them for it.
Ironmate Uzi bikes have been supporting me for most of my time in China. They are personal friends of mine and take care in their products. I am glad to be a part of a local company and grow alongside it.

4. Introduce Dong Da and Goat Trail. What do you do there and your plan in the future?

Dong Da has been a goal for me for a long time and it is now a reality and my home. My time in China has been spent trying to develop BMX and to share aspects of the culture that I believe can have strong positive effects on riders lives and skills. In my opinion, dirt captures these aspects better than other forms and is least represented in China. Dong Da welcomes all riders looking to push their skill, knowledge and experience. Future plans are for more riders to be regularly staying and getting involved in the development of the park, better events and contests that really push the top riders of China and to raise China’s top riders to come.
Any riders wanting to come and stay and help out at Dong Da are welcome.

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5. You are also ramp designer and builder, which skatepark is your favorite?
The biggest park I have designed so far is in Hefei. I put quite a few original obstacles in the design and I am really pleased how it turned out. Building the dirt courses for CX games at the bird’s nest stadium was an awesome experience. The pump track in Jiangxi was very fun to build, as the build team came together very well and the environment is very beautiful. But I am most proud of Dong Da and the trails I built in Australia, Hong Kong and Dali. When digging by hand over a long period it becomes a way of life and a very satisfying and calming one.


1分钟开始是George Jackson 2011年在香港Shocker BMX出品的影片“The Scream”中片段

6. You have many rad video parts, which one do you think is the most crazy?
Every time filming with Shocker Bob is awesome. I know Bob will always put his best effort to film, so I will do my best to ride. Also my shocker parts are usually filmed over a long period of time, allowing for the better results without too much time pressure. And I enjoy having street beers with bob after each session.

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7. How long have you kept this hair style?

I haven’t cut my hair since I started riding BMX, so that makes 15 years.

8. Do you have any other thing want to say?

A big thanks to my wife, family, BMX and China for all that you have given me. I will continue efforts to show my appreciation.

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