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.
Introducing Woodward Riviera Maya
Woodward's world renowned ramp builder Nate Wessel has always had an idea for an "urban center" facility, a concept that placed all that is Woodward inside of a single building, optimizing the use of every square inch of space. Today, thanks to an exciting new partnership with Hard Rock Hotels, Nate's vision will soon become a reality. The second episode of Build Woodward takes us south of the border to the beautiful Hard Rock Riviera Maya in Mexico, where we join Nate in the early stages of construction of the world's first Woodward urban center. Nate takes us on a tour and gives us a first look at the design of Woodward Riviera Maya.
Animal Chin Street
In the first episode of the season, Nate Wessel and the Build Woodward crew recreated the most iconic ramp in the history of skateboarding, the Animal Chin Ramp. The legendary ramp was constructed in the back corner of what was once just an ordinary tennis court. To complete the transformation from tennis court to skatepark, Nate went to work on designing a concrete street park to surround the Chin Ramp and brought in the boys from California Skateparks to pour some concrete and complete the project. Foreman Santiago Lopez takes us through the creation of two specific features in the new park: a steep corner-quarterpipe and a cantilevered bump-to-bump with some cool concrete finishing touches. Once the concrete is dry and the park is complete, Jake Hayes, Ronnie Sandoval, Peter Hewitt, Vincent Alvarez, Tom Knox and Adrian Adrid from the Dickies Skate Team stop by to check it out and shred.