With so many companies and skaters hitting China’s marble plazas in Guangzhou and Shenzhen these days, an entire region of Asia has been left neglected and untapped. With that in mind, the DC team paid Southeast Asia a long overdue visit. Traveling through Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand for two weeks, this is the side of the skate tour you never see. All the inside jokes, all the antics that happen before and after skating, all the hijinx, demos, signings, and street spots: this right here is the ultimate look at a skate tour in four countries that love skateboarding more than anything else on the planet yet rarely see American pros in the flesh. Welcome to the Defy Convention Tour — it’s well worth the ride.