Brian Peacock and friends do 32 tricks for the latest DailyDozens clip!
Cameos from Tommy Zhao, Stephen Khou, & Charlie Lanceplaine.
Song: Malibuyah by Peedi Crakk
Presenting the videoclip from our trip to Ordos, Inner Mongolia back in early September!
Featuring skating by: Jay Meador, Gustav Nymans, Tommy Zhao, Alexander Hwang, James Capps, Elliott Zelinskas & Brian Dolle
Filmed/Edited by: Charles Lanceplaine
Additional Filming by: Patrik Wallner & Tommy Zhao
Music: You Me by Hamacide + Chacha
Here are some photos from Ordos City in Inner Mongolia, China which we visited in early September to see if there was anything to skate. The crew consisted of James Capps, Elliot, Brian Dolle, Charles Lanceplaine, Patrik Wallner, Jay Meador, Gustav, Alex Hwang, and myself.
In the Mongolian language, “Ordos” means Palaces and from walking around the city, you def. notice all the unique architecture in the buildings; everything from the art museum to the library. It almost feels like a Greek city, with many massive statues standing everywhere. This is their art museum, which is a nice visit, showcasing the city design and the relationship between Mongols and Han Chinese over the past decade.
Ordos City is known to be one of China’s ghost towns. A city built for millions of people, while lying almost uninhabitated for the most part. This made it quite difficult for us to find places to eat without going to the same food court everyday. It was also very much colder in Ordos than in Shanghai (where we flew in from) and trying to buy a jacket/sweater in Ordos was very difficult since… there was no where to find the stores!
When we arrived in Ordos, we were lucky enough to catch the tailend of the Nadam Festival, a yearly festival consisting of Mongolian wrestling, horseback riding, and archery (think Mongolian Olympics). We weren’t able to catch any of the games themselves, but with the help of the very friendly hotel staff, were able to catch the rehearsals of their closing ceremony…. if only it wasn’t freezing cold outside!
Brian Dolle severely rolled his ankle about an hour after stepping off the airplane warming-up in front of the hotel. With the help of numerous bags of ice and a full day of lying in bed at the hotel, was able to get back on the board within a few days!
Videoclip coming soon!
On our first day of riding, we started late in the afternoon and it took us 2 hours to ride out of the city. We then spent the next 4 hours on a freeway only to find out we drove in a circle and stayed in a hotel back in Hanoi. Wasn’t the best of starts, and to add to that, it started to rain and continued to rain for the next 6 days non-stop.
About 4 hours away from HCMC and it starts POURING. Once again… all our shit gets soaked. We waited it out for about an hour before starting our ride into the city and it thunderstormed on us about 4 more times before we made it to HCMC. We got dry, got soaked, got dry again, then got soaked as we rolled into town.
*Videoclip coming soon!
I know this came out a few weeks ago but we were out in Vietnam and I didn’t have a chance to see it until now. If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the Vans Stage 4 video which I was fortunate to be a part of back in November. Featuring Andrew Allen, Chris Pfanner, Chima Ferguson & Gilbert Crockett.
Here’s the link on Youtube (which loads faster overseas):
No internet for the past week. Sorry for lack of updates. Been on the road from Xi’an to Taiyuan and currently in City #3: Shijiazhuang, about to pick up our guest pro in a couple days! Here are a few flicks from Xi’an!