Andrew Guan

Hawaii skateshop & skateparks

26 December 2013, 12.31 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »


Went to Honolulu 3 weeks ago, my friend Rodney Chmolack drive me around to show me the Hawaii skateboarding senesce.

Long Live Southbank!

02 May 2013, 07.30 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »


Just came back from London, checked the most famous skate spot there – Southbank skatepark. But I heard a bad news there… …


Huck Mag meet Long Live Southbank campaign spokesman Henry Edwards-Wood, who is mobilising the local skate community to save this historic spot.

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Makia & Etnies Spring/Summer 2013

26 February 2013, 17.06 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

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Nature has always played a great role for us in Scandinavia. Our life is a mixture of urban lifestyle and countryside spirit and after the long winter, summers are always a reason for celebration. For our second season with Etnies, we wanted to embody this feeling into our collaboration. That is why we invited Don Brown, Natas Kaupas and the rest of the gang over, to experience the rugged but beautiful landscape and to spend a few days camping and skateboarding on the Finnish archipelago. A perfect getaway from the hectic city life, giving us time to reflect on the partnership and what we really wanted to portray. Inspired by the relaxed coastal atmosphere, sunsets and the rugged islands left behind by the ice age, we came up a collection of classic items that work equally well camping, skating or just going about your day. In the end, it’s all about taking some time off the everyday rat race.

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About Makia:
Makia was founded in 2001 by a group of friends with an intention to create a line of easily approachable timeless clothing. Designs reflecting values that the nordic people have lived by for ages and the harsh climate influencing them to last, and look good, year after year. Trust, honesty and a no-nonsense attitude where the essential has been stripped down to the bare minimum and functionality plays the key role making them an easy choice to wear, without having to think too much about it.
www.makiaclothing.com

About etnies:
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today, etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre-André Senizergues, is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring world class skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto-x, BMX and auto teams and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit www.etnies.com

www.makiaclothing.com
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ETNIES AND MAKIA PARTNER UP TO GET YOU THROUGH THE HARSH WINTER

10 September 2012, 07.01 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »


Makia and etnies proudly partner up to produce a quality line of clothing and shoes. The partnership between Makia and Etnies
represents the passion one has to have to push through rain, wind and snow during dark cold winter months, just to go skating.


The product range is a full setup of what you need on your journey. From water repellent high-top shoes to the Raglan parka jacket,
the line is based on subtle grayscale tones that draw inspiration from old black and white pictures as well as the nordic winters.
This reflects the “life-after-skate” feeling that the whole partnership is based on. Classic timeless items with small details, cuts and
patterns that take inspiration from old Black & White photo’s as well as the harsh Nordic winters. All products are designed to keep you warm,
dry and classy for a trip to the skatepark and back. So go ahead – put your kids to bed, kiss your old lady goodnight and go out skateboarding
just for the hell of it. Go to makiaclothing.com for the video and more info about the partnership: http://www.makiaclothing.com/?p=5800

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Converse Shanghai Miniramp Session

23 May 2011, 03.57 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »


Converse Miniramp Party in Shanghai, BBQ, Beer, Skate video and miniramp, you can’t ask for more. (continue reading for more photos)

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Hong Kong Fanling Skatepark

22 April 2011, 01.38 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »


Blackneedle Report: Recently opened, here are some pics of the new Fanling Skatepark. Warren (WZA) and his team were the test crew and according to what they said this skarepark is the best one in Hong Kong.


Skullcandy Asia Pacific Launch Party (Photo & Video)

13 March 2011, 15.10 | Posted in China Skate Event, Uncategorized | 1 comment »


Skullcandy has just unveiled its new office in Shenzhen and announced an official start-up of the brand’s take on Asia-Pacific with a team especially built in China. Skullcandy’s new office is nothing but a real skate park, with rails and boxes ready for shredding. Jeremy, the Global president also flew from US to join the opening ceremony. No doubt the brand is really gearing up for the China market. A new website in Chinese language will be launched quite soon and we are told to expect a series of actions coming up.
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Vans Music Night at China Flagship Store

20 October 2010, 14.50 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »


Vans China together with Hotpot Music presents Vans Music Night at Beijing Joycity Vans flagship store last week. Two bands TOOKOO and BIGGER BANG brought to the stage live music and sparkling energy. That remind me Switch Guitar Night in 2007.
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An Email From Mongolia

18 July 2010, 18.35 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

Anybody can help?
Alex’s email is alex.serg@yahoo.co.uk

Dear Andrew Guan,

My name is Alex and I am one of the very few skateboarders from Mongolia. Im sorry to take your time but writing to you in searching of help from skateboarders. It’s amazing but skateboarding found it self even here, and still it is progressing and won’t be forgotten at least what it is in my powers. I started skating here 7 years ago with two of my friends finding a crappy fake skateboard and we were skating for a year until Carhartt/Vans team came here alond with Kenny Reed in 2003-2004 and that what gave a progress here. They gave us all their boards and shoes and we were just inspired to skate and in time all the skate stuff were almost dead but still we skated on the decks like witout nose and tail still managed to do pretty good tricks for that time in our situation like tre flips, big flips and many others. In time i decided to go to russia to bring some decks for my friends and me, and that helped a lot! But still, it was hard to keep brining decks here from Russia. In time there was 4-5 of us skating around, even in winter with -37 degrees outside nothing could stop us. Were making our own spots, rails, ramps, kickers. Everythings was good but I had to leave after 3 years to study in England as same happened to other friends who went in different country and i thought there won’t be any one skating there appart from us. After 3 years coming back here in Mongolia i was shocked and surprised that there are news guys skating here, and its like 10 of them already! I was very happy that it didnt stop and those guys they are skating so well now, even better than we were and thei rstyle is so good too. They are very motivated, especially after my friend Patrik Wallner was here during filming his new project 10,000 and i can see that they are truely love skateboarding and that is why i want to help these ladds as i have gone throught their shoes. That is why I’m writing you in the need of help for my friends that skate here as their are in big need of decks. Ordering to USA or Russia is extremlly expesive for all of them, not talking about even delivery charges that is so high too. And that is why i thought that we should as our neighours, China, and seek for help there. I know that there are some very good blank decks of Chinese brands and they are not that expesive, and i want to ask if you can give me an email of any real skateshop in Beijing, or any other city so that i could write to them to know if they can help us here, so that we can order online these affordable decks, and other hardware too. Many thanks for taking time reading this email, I hope there will be a chance of sucess.

Best Regards,
Alex

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.

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