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Andrew Guan


30 May 2010, 14.49 | Posted in China Snowboarding | No comments »

The NIKE 6.0 Summer Lab opens this May 29th, as a fully shreddable indoor snow park located in Qiaobo Ice & Snow World just outside of Beijing. No matter how hot it is outside now, inside its always cool and there is a fresh shaped park there every day. stoked. thx nike. see below for some action and lifestyle shots. (Snowboarding is more and more popular in China, as I know, there are 3 indoor snow parks in China–Qiaobo in Beijing, one in Shanghai and one in Shenzhen.)










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Woodward Beijing Opening Day Radom Clips

29 May 2010, 15.38 | Posted in China Skate Video | No comments »

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Miniramp session and best trick contest

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28 May 2010, 16.51 | Posted in China Skate Event | No comments »


Beijing – 20th.Jun, 2010: In honor of International Go Skateboarding Day, Vans brings Chinese skateboarding community together on June 20th. To skate the best skateboarding spots and parks in Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, with an evening event of music and art show. Vans has partnered with core skate accounts in SH, BJ & CD, and invited a special guest, a long-time skater, the famous movie star Xia Yu, to celebrate the sports and culture of skateboarding.
Go Skateboarding Day, held on June 21st every year, is the official oliday of skateboarding. The holiday began on June 21, 2003 and was founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies ( IASC) and began witih a few simple skate sessions and BBQs held in skateboarding’s unofficial capital, Southern California. Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders, as well as those who are simply inspired by skateboarding, the opportunity to drop everything and get on a skateboard.

In a homage to Vans roots as the original action sports footwear brand since 1966, and introducing the world’s first skateboarding shoe, the Era, in 1976, designed in partnership with skateboarding Legends Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta; Vans is excited to activate this global event across multiple countries in Asia Pacific.

“We’re super excited to bring the Chinese skateboarding community together again for the 2nd year in a row to celebrate skateboarding with the local crew, as well as to invite new participants to discover skateboarding culture. This year to maximize participation, we will hold the event on Sunday, June 20th, with art show and music to celebrate it!” Said Mathew Morgan, Vans Sports Marketing Manager.
The BJ event kicks off at Wang Fujin Church, ends in Yu Gong Yi Shan Live Hse with the Top local Punk Band REFLECTOR’s performance and Xia Yu’s presence to celebrate the date. The Shanghai event starts at #706 Changle Rd Vans store, and the Chengdu event begins at Vans Retail Store at Di Yi Cheng, passes by the Chairman Mao’s statues on Ren Min Rd and all events are with lots of drinks and fantastic music in the local popular bars.
Vans is excited to bring the annual event to all Chinese youth to inspire their self expression!
About Vans
Vans, the original skate shoe maker, creates a full range of footwear and apparel for skaters. Vans supports grassroots skateboarding at both the local and national level and through our pro team that includes skaters such as Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Dustin Dollin, Anthony Van Engelen, Bucky Lasek and Omar Hassan as well as legends Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso and Christian Hosoi. Vans stages two of the world’s most progressive skate contests in the Pro-tec Pool Party and the Vans Downtown Showdown.

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27 May 2010, 15.28 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

SDA 2010

Challenge Skateboards SDA 2010 -Skate Deck Art- Customized Collectibles is a joint project between China’s best source for all things skating, KickerClub.com and Core Power Asia Communication + Advertising.

The 2010 edition marks the inaugural show of this annual landmark event.

Chinese street, graffiti and contemporary artists are invited to customize a blank skateboard deck and artists have the possibility to sign up for a free deck online at www.kickerclub.com and www.corepowerasia.com.

The skateboards turned artworks will be exhibited in Beijing from August 6th – 20th 2010 at WHB – Ware House Beijing, from September 4th – 5th 2010 at Shanghai Baby Dragon skate contest and from September 24th – 25th 2010 at the Baby Dragon Hangzhou skate contest which is held during the Surfing China Festival.

This unique project allows action sports and art to cross over and thus helps skateboarding to become more accessible to a broader audience.

Getting and returning a deck
Free decks are available until the end of May 2010 The deadline to return the decks is June 16 2010.
The blank decks will be available for pick up in Beijing and will be shipped to addresses outside of Beijing.

Sale of artworks
The decks available for purchase can be sold during the duration of the exhibition. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

The exhibition is made possible by Challenge Skateboards www.challengeskateboard.com

Additional support is provided by
Toy Machine
Foundation Skateboards
Baby Dragon
Surfing China
Nod Yong Design
IASC – International Association of Skateboard Companies

Special thanks to our media sponsors What’s up, Time Out Beijing and Time Out Shanghai

Venue Beijing: www.warehousehbj.com
Venue Shanghai & Hangzhou: www.dragons8.com

ABOUT KickerClub.com

KickerCLub.com is China’s prime online destination for all things action sport and in particular skateboarding. The efforts of the people behind KickerClub ensure that the site is up to date with the latest action sport news 24/7. Best of all, KickerClub.com strives to offer exclusive and innovative content, geneated by the makers of KickerClub themselves.

KickerClub.com now becomes a sough-after place for brands and corporations to reach out to their target customer base. KickerClub.com is able to meet these demands with a wider variety of services and solutions. Become a part of the KickerClub family and visit www.KickerClub.com

ABOUT Core Power Asia

Core Power Asia is a full service advertising and communication agency specializing in tourism, sports, arts and entertainment and offers you a range of services in China and overseas.
Using a strategic yet practical approach, we act as a “one stop shop” for your marketing communications needs.
We are a dynamic and results driven agency, committed to incorporating energy and creativity to make all our campaigns highly effective. We tailor our service to meet the needs of clients and are dedicated to providing a service that exceeds all expectations.

Our office in Beijing is linked to a carefully selected global network of agencies, top-notch freelancers and award winning specialists in branding, advertising and cinematography. This combination allows giving you a full spectrum of possibilities. Get to know us online at www.CorePowerAsia.com


Core Power Asia
Dongzhimen Nei Dajie 1-1-10
Dong Cheng District
100007, Beijing
P.R. China
Phone: (86-10) 8406 1844
Fax: (86-10) 8406 1055

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Switch Plaza-One of the best Skatepark in China

26 May 2010, 19.24 | Posted in China Skatepark | 1 comment »

Switch Plaza was in Shenzhen(near HongKong), it was start to built in 2005 and opened in April, 2006. Switch Plaza be built by Wayout Sporting Goods Company. At that time, I was working at Wayout and in charge of China market — Switch Distribution. Suburban Rails help us designed this park. This is the second concrete skatepark and the second skatepark with a bowl in China(the first one is Shanghai SMP, the largest skatepark all over the world). I really like the bowl in the park, that’s the first time I skate a bowl. We invited Tumyeto team came for our grand opening. During 2006-2008, many U.S. pro team and legend skaters have been there, we also organized many cool skate contests and events like Independent Bowl Party, skate deck art show and guitar night… If Shenzhen on your travel list, Switch Plaza is the place you have to visit.
March 2006, the test opening night session
This is my fav part
I moved back Beijing in 2008, I am so missing my park there.
for full size photo, go check it out in my flickr.
March 2006, Shenzhen local skaters
We teach kids how to skate
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May 2006, one of the skate video premier
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July 2006, China local skate brand the people skateboards team in the park
Skating in the Pool?! (Joy, July 2006)
Hang with Chris Haslam in the park(April, 2008)
Rodney Mullen in the park(October, 2006)
Fallen team hold a demo in our park in April 2007
Chris Cole shredding the park, approved why he is the S.O.T.Y.
Dec. 2007, Guitar Night, local skater’s band show
Dec. 2007, local skate photographer Liang Shao’s photo exhibision
Jan.2008 local skate artist Joy’s skate deck art show
March 2008, Simple Bowl Contest (Simple is a brand of complete skateboard, belong to Switch Distribution)
April 2008, Independent Contest
Johnathan Meador
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Cory Duffel, Don Nug, Dyson Remons, Matt Ball came for the grand opening at April 2006, judged the best trick contest and did a demo
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free give away
Sep. 2007 Independent Bowl Party
Oct.2007 City team in the park. (Jimmy Cao, Nose slide)
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Thrasher(Fu Lingchao, a Shenzhen local skater, one of the best pro skater in China), bs smith, 2006
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Cyres Wang(one of the best pro skater in China, vans china team rider) 2006
Thomas, a Canada skater who living in Shenzhen, during Independent bowl party(photo by Jessy Warron)
Arrow, HongKong skater, Vagabond skateboards. during Challenge Summer Contest 2006
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Luo Jiansen, AT Distribution, 2006

I have thousands of photos about Switch Plaza and our wonderful skate life there.

Switch Plaza Location: Sports Center, Huaguoshan Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China.

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Ni Hao! From China!

25 May 2010, 18.26 | Posted in China Skate Photos | No comments »

Yes, I know, Skateboarding is from U.S. Every Chinese skater knows you guys have so many skateparks, skateshops, skateboard brands and so many sick pros there. But, what do you know about the China skateboarding except the Woodward Beijing and Shanghai SMP? If you want to learn something about China skateparks, skateshops, skateboard brands, pros and locale skaters’ daily life, keep your eyes on my blog or my website KickerClub.com
Sharing some photos first, these photos were taken by me over the past few years.
I took this one in 2005 when I got my first DSLR Canon D20
Cyres Wang, one of the best skater in China. When I took this photo, he is skate for my brand Safari Skateboards. Now, he is skate for Vans and he just found his own brand with some friends – Vagabond Skateboards.
Xu Ying, one of the best miniramp/bowl rider in China. Skate for The People’s Skateboards. I took this at Modern Sky Music Fest. 2008
Du Minggen, he is the Chinese TNT. Skate for Vagabond Skateboards and Vans. Same with Cyres, he skate for Safari Skateboards before, I took this during our Beijing Tour in 2008.
Jimmy Cao, I took this one in 2008 when we invited him and Dave(City Skateboards) come to China for a contest.
Jamie Thomas and Fallen team came to our skatepark–Switch Plaza in Shenzhen at 2007. They hold a demo there, you can find the video on my youtube