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CHIN RAMP SESSIONS VOLUME 1: BUCKY LASEK & PLG

The Animal Chin ramp existed for just a few short days in 1986 during the shooting of "The Search For Animal Chin" and was skated by only a select few. 30 years later, the Chin Ramp has been ressurected at Woodward West for a new generation of skaters and sessions. In Volume 1 of Animal Chin Sessions, Bucky Lasek and Pierre-Luc Gagnon take to the legendary ramp, kicking off Chin Ramp Sessions, series of edits to be released every Monday through the end of 2016.

 

BUILD WOODWARD: ANIMAL CHIN 2.0

When Tony Hawk calls Woodward to discuss the idea of reconstructing the Animal Chin ramp, we listen. Woodward Build Crews have been on the forefront of every new ramp idea and every inch of the facilities at all Woodward locationS. Veteran builders Nate Wessel, Ron Kimler, Ryan Corrigan and Kris Sherry work together with one of the most iconic builders of all time, Tim Payne, to re-create the legendary Animal Chin ramp. See what goes down at Woodward West and how a tennis court can be transformed into the newest and most anticipated ramp of all time.

 

BUILDING THE ORIGINAL CHIN RAMP

With Powell Peralta's film “The Search For Animal Chin,” it was the Chin ramp that stole the show. The ramp was unfathomable in size and featured large extensions, larger channels, a mini ramp on its deck, a vert spine, and a tunnel. After Tim Payne built it, the Bones Brigade had just three days to skate it before it was gone forever. Now, 30 years later, we hear from Payne and the Brigade about their personal experiences with the ramp and the amazing times they had together skating and shooting for this iconic film.

 

THE FULL STORY

It’s been 30 years since the original members of the Bones Brigade—Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero—gathered at the Chin Ramp. This piece includes interviews with the team, Chin Ramp builder Tim Payne, and photographer Grant Brittain, alongside several well-known pro skaters who were hugely influenced by the climactic scene in The Search for Animal Chin.

 

RECREATING THE INVERT PHOTO

This is the perspective of veteran skate photographer Grant Brittain as he talks about the surprising significance of the original invert photo. At the time no one knew this photo would come to represent the Chin Ramp more then anything else. We follow Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill and Steve Caballero come together on the rebuilt Chin Ramp to recreate one of the most memorable skate photos in history.

 

THE CHIN SESSIONS

The Animal Chin ramp has been rebuilt and is here to stay at Woodward West. Check out the original Bones Brigade members Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill and Lance Mountain rip the ramp again including new tricks they’ve never done together. They also invited Christian Hosoi, Bucky Lasek, Kevin Staab, Tom Schaar, Lizzie Armanto, Clay Kreiner and Nicole Hause.