DC Shoes, Jakarta, IND (October 31, 2014) – The global DC Shoes skateboarding team kicked off their highly anticipated DC DEFY CONVENTION TOUR 2014 across South East Asia on Friday night at Senayan Basketball Centre to the delight of thousands of fans. The DC DEFY CONVENTION TOUR is a journey through South East Asia where the DC team visit countries including, The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
The Jakarta demo gave the pro’s a chance to get up close and personal with their fans at the stadium and display their skateboarding skills. It was a heavy hitting team visiting Jakarta including Matt Miller, Wes Kremer, Evan Smith, Cyril Jackson, Madars Apse, Tommy Fynn, Kota Ikeda and Bobby de Keyser. They were joined by Indonesia DC pro’s Deni TX and Pevi Permana.
Following the DC DEFY CONVENTION TOUR in Jakarta, Sammy Gosling, DC South East Asia Marketing Executive stated, “Skateboarding in Indonesia is taking off and the skate community is becoming increasingly global due to social media. The fans were up close and personal with the athletes and got to see a side of the athletes that they cant see through the computer screen so I think everyone who came out to the demo will have some lifetime skateboarding memories.
By continuing to invest in the development of skateboarding in the region we hope to see a skater from South East Asia rise to the top of the world’s skateboard rankings in the future.”
DC would like to thanks its sponsors for making the Tour in Indonesia a reality – Coca-Cola, Bank Mandiri, Carlsberg and Sony Action Cam.
The DC DEFY CONVENTION TOUR 2014 dates and stops are as follows:
31st October 2014 : Senayan Basketball Stadium, Hall A, 5PM, Jakarta – Indonesia
2nd November 2014 : Mont Kiara Skate Park, 5PM, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
5th November 2014 : Mall of Asia, 5PM, Manila – The Philippines
8th November 2014 : Amarin Plaza, 2PM, Bangkok – Thailand
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All photos courtesy of Jake Darwen
Founded by Ken Block and Damon Way in 1994, DC quickly grew to a leader in performance skateboarding shoes and renowned action sports brand.Today DC stands as a global brand whose product line has expanded to includemen’s, women’s and kids’ skateboarding and lifestyle shoes, apparel, snowboards, snowboard boots, outerwear, and accessories. As one of the cornerstones of its marketing strategy, DC has built a world-class team of professional skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross and rallyathletes that exemplify and enhance DC’s brand, develop its signature products, and support its promotional efforts.