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。
4. 介绍下东大和Goat Trail好吗？你在未来有什么计划？
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？
6. 你有很多精彩的个人影片, 你认为哪一部是最漂亮的？
2014 Shocker BMX – George Jackson
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.
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.
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.
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.