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“虎 am I?” Thrailer–China New Snowboarding Video

30 June 2010, 18.23 | Posted in China Snowboarding | No comments »

My mate Steve’s new snowboarding video trailer. You should go check this shit out!


Circle Lee’s Portfolio

28 June 2010, 15.40 | Posted in China Skate Photos | No comments »

Let me introducing one more China skateboard photographer, my friend — Circle Li! He is from Guangzhou, except take the amazing photos he is also a pro BMX rider and a BMX website editor!
Circle Lee, his Chinese name is Li Yuan. He was born in south of China. Personal website : www.circlefoto.com Sponsor: NIke6.0, Haro Bikes, CNBMX
Circle came into action sports in 2000 and try to photography in 2005, started as freelance photographer in 2008.
He used to be the first BMX site ChinaBMX’s administrator, now he is the largest BMX site in China-CNBMX’s editor.
He have taken report for many major action sports contest and tour in China.
“Since 2000, I stepped on my BMX and access to action sports. I do not want to limit myself as a “BMX Photographer”, I am taking pictures for all my action sports friends.”














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Vans Hold Go Skateboarding Day Event in Beijing

23 June 2010, 17.48 | Posted in China Skate Event | 1 comment »

Go skateboarding day rock in China, and we have a wonderful event!
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, I was invited to be attend the Beijing event, that’s pretty sick, 100% skater’s holiday!

When: 1pm till mid night on Jun.20
first stop 13:00 Wang Fu Jing Church (best trick contest) Wang Fu Jing Church is the most famous skate spot in Beijing, like the Love Park or the Brooklyn Bank in U.S.
second stop 14:30 Jian Guo Men (best of line contest) Jian Guo Men is another popular skate spot in Beijing.
third stop 16:00 Warehouse Beijing(one more contest and skate art show) WHB is the only one indoor skatepark in Beijing downtown! Found and Run by Beijing local skater Li Jian.
last stop 18:00 Yu Gong Yi Shan Bar After Party (new school punk band show and free beer and hot dog) Yu Gong Yi Shan is one of the best live music live house.

Partcipants: Famous Movie Star Xia Yu, Media, Skaters, Vans Fans
The skateboarding community were enthusiastic about the event, drinks & food, tons of giveaways at every skateboarding spot and park, which also attracted many new participants to discover the skateboarding culture. The famous movie star, skateboarding lover, Xia Yu joined the stop at Warehouse Beijing to skate with the crew, as well as to the night party to enjoy the celebration in Yu Gong Yi Shan Bar with all. In the party, 20 selected art piece from the skateboarding community and Vans Fans were exhibited in the bar and with the performance of the Top local punk band Reflector, all participants were experiencing the China skateboarding culture along with the art, music and fashion atmosphere.
Prize: Vans Sex Pistols Shoes & Vans Rowley Style 99’s Shoes
Best trick contest at Wang Fu Jing Church
More than 150 skaters gathered at the square
After the contest, all the skaters skating 5 mins to the park through Hutong.
Vans prepared two bus to take all the skaters to the next stop–Jian Guo Men Square
Even those, two bus are not enough, I am skating with all the left skaters to Jian Guo Men.
Best of line contest there, they prepared one box one bar and one cannot
Skate Dice Game, there are 6 trick name on the six surface of the dice, throw the huge dice and you got a trick, do it, if you land, you got a vans limited oldschool deck.
Free give away, sun glasses, wallet, stickers… …
after Jian Guo Men, WHB(Warehouse Beijing) is the next stop, the best indoor skatepark in Beijing downtown
WHB full of skaters
free drink
and skateboard photo show(the right one is mine)
out of the WHB, they have a box, a miniramp, skate, skate and skate…
vans chick
the contest is try to get highest as you can (Jamie, England)
Jason (U.S.)
Xu Ying (China)
Diego won the Wang Fu Jing best trick contest
Li Wen Jin won the best of line in Jian Guo Men
Jason won the contest at WHB
My mate Jamie and XX
After party at Yu Gong Yi Shan
Hotpot music presents the live band show
Free Hot Dot!
you know, that’s a skaters’ party
One more skate art show
start out of control, haha
I am with my mate Mathew, the VANS China core channel manager

For more photos(100+) go check my blog KickerClub.com


VANS China Image Store Is Opened

19 June 2010, 17.35 | Posted in China Skate Shop | No comments »

After come to China, VANS did really good business here and they just opend their first image store yesterday in the Joy City Mall, Beijing. Except shopping vans shoes, you can go play Wii game in the store for free. You can surf internet or watch all the vans skate videos on 4 new iMac. They even built a miniramp in the store(but it’s not open to public)! Let me show you some photos I shoot two days before they opened.
Here you are…
The shoes wall, there are must some one fit you.
the windows try to show you how hard core vans are
The show rack looks like a quarter pipe
History everywhere
This is my fav part

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Creative Freedom

17 June 2010, 11.39 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

CREATIVE FREEDOM from hallo/hallo on Vimeo.

My friend Matthias Ming was just finished their new video – “Creative Freedom”, pretty sick edit, 36 mins. China skater Cyres Wang’s clip at 24:30. Enjoy the tasty skate video from Switzerland.


Nike SB’s new tee looks exactly like my photo

15 June 2010, 20.00 | Posted in My Life | No comments »

look at that, OMG, that’s soooo funny! I shoot this picture in 2006.

Beijing Summer Best Trick Contest

12 June 2010, 21.19 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

Beijing Summer Best Trick Contest is organized by Fly Streetwear and be sponsored by Converse this summer. This year’s contest held in the Finance Street Spot, there are perfect ledges. The best Beijing local skater Xi Bin won the game.
There are around 50 skaters over there this afternoon.

Xi Bin




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Terry Xie’s Portfolio

10 June 2010, 17.25 | Posted in China Skate Photos | 1 comment »

Terry Xie a.k.a. Xie Shi, he was born and raised in Nanjing, freelance photographer. After graduating in 2003, Terry began to engage in commercial photography and skateboarding photography. He has photographed many photos for NikeSB, Adidas Skateboarding, Gift Skateboards in China. He is try to show people the skateboarding’s art and culture through his lens.

Mark 360flip double set Dec. 2007
Mark is from Denmark, he is my roommate at that time. I shoot this photo at Xuzhou, Anhui Province.

Cyres Wang, fs ollie grab, Jun. 2008
During Safari Skateboards team Nanjing tour(Cyres ride for Safari Skateboards at that time). Raining day, bad weather.

A Can, fs Ollie, Jul. 2008, Shaoguan, Guangdong Province

Ma Yunxiang, nose grind, Nov. 2008, Nanjing
Ma start skate in 1994, he is one of the earlier group of skaters in China. The spirit of skateboarding to treat everyone admire him.

Mark, fs boardslide, Dec. 2008
There was no light when we took this photo(except my flash), Mark did it with his feeling, incredible!

Mark, Ollie, Jan. 2009
That’s a super cold night.

Mark, Blunt Shove Out, Feb. 2009
After Mark land this trick, the hand rail was broken…

Mark, bs nosegrind, Jan. 2009.
Chaotiangong Square, Nanjing. Natural skate plaza

Mark, bs kickflip, Jan. 2009. We skated all night, there is no people on the road at that time.

Mark, bs kickflip

Keng Qu, bs smith grind, Jun. 2008

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Leong Zhang’s Portfolio

07 June 2010, 18.51 | Posted in China Skate Photos | No comments »

Leong Zhang, Skater, Surfer, Skateboard Photographer. He was born in 1985 and grew up in Shenzhen. Start to skating and taking photos in 2003. Working at Challenge Skateboards during 2005-2008 in charge of the first China skateboarding magazine “WHATSUP”.
He is good at take skate photos with film.

Cyres Wang, 360flip (Cyres skate for VANS China team and he just found his own brand Vagabond Skateboards with his friends. 360flip is his best trick)

Yoyo, crooked grind

Li Zhixing, bs 5-0 (a very young skater from North East of China)

Eddy Lai, tail blunt

Bao Baoliu, bs nosegrind

Arrow, bs Smith (Arrow is from HK, hard rock style)

Fu Lingchao, bs kickflip (Fu Lingchao’s English name is Thrasher, he is a talented skater from Shenzhen, nobody can do this trick better than him)

Paul, heelflip (2005, This is the first time for me to use Medium format Camera)

Luci, kickflip (Luci is from Marca, this trick is the last trick of a line)

Leo, salad grind (Leo is from Guangzhou, his nick name is 板王, means king of skateboard, hand rail is his favorite)

Eddy Lai, Ollie (Chongqing)

Keng Qu, feeble grind (Keng Qu is the China “TNT”, I shoot this one with a cheap China brand flash cost about 10 dollors. Kunming, Yunnan Province)

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NikeSB China Team & Vans China Team Woodward Beijing Video

05 June 2010, 17.37 | Posted in China Skate Video | No comments »

VANS China team at Woodward Beijing Grand Opening. In this video, you can find Cyres Wang, one of the best pro skater in China.

NikeSB China team at Woodward Beijing. In this video, you can find Che Lin, he is another best pro skater in China.

This is another VANS China team Beijing Woodward Session. Cyres, Xu Ying, Dan…
VANS China Team Woodward Beijing Skate Session’s photo are here.

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