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Curren Caples Bobblehead

20 May 2010, 10.23 | Posted in Skateboarding, strange stuff, toys | No comments »


One of the most interesting things to come out of the recent shred-migration to China for the opening of Woodward Beijing was the discovery by Curren Caples of a wise old Chinese man capable of producing spot-on bobbleheads on the spot. Check out the detail, right down to the Hurley shirt and Redbull beanie, that is some amazing shit! A close up after the jump.

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Radcollector for ESPN | Woodward Beijing Interview Video

18 May 2010, 17.55 | Posted in interviews, Skateboarding, videos | 1 comment »


As part of our coverage of the opening of Woodward Beijing, Radcollector did a series of video interviews around Beijing for ESPN. Tony Hawk, Neal Hendrix, Gary Ream, Sandro Dias, Ryan Sheckler, Billy Rohan, Riley Hawk, and Curren Caples all spoke to Tim Brodhagen about how rad it was to be in China.

Woodward Beijing Opening Day

18 May 2010, 13.10 | Posted in camps, contests, Events, Skateboarding | 3 comments »


Camp Woodward opened their first camp on foreign soil this weekend in the Daxing District of Beijing, China. Under hot sun and a trippy rain of snowflake sized pollen, a contingent of major players in street and vert skating christened what could easily be called the raddest skate facility in the world. The assembled crowd, which included Woodward brass, government officials, soldiers, Chinese shredders, BMX riders, French Parkour dudes, cheerleaders, Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson and even some kook with skateboard wheels on the bottom of a wok, was possibly the most unique at a skate event ever. Dudes like Tony Hawk, Sandro Dias, PLG, and Kevin Staab handled business on the gleaming new halfpipe before Ryan Sheckler, Tom Asta, Riley Hawk, Curran Caples, Jaws, Jimmy Carlin, Dane Burman, David Loy, and Billy Rohan tore up the polished marble studded lakefront street course on their way to a share of the $15,000 in prize money. After Sheckler and Asta walked with most of the dough, the opening was capped off with an old fashioned Chinese fireworks display. Check out our mega-gallery of behind the scenes shots after the jump and stick around for more from this historic day in skateboarding.

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Woodward Beijing | Best Trick

17 May 2010, 18.09 | Posted in Competitions, Skate Parks, Skateboarding | No comments »


Check out this edit from Woodward Beijing’s best trick competition. Ryan Sheckler, David Loy, Jimmy Carlin, Billy Rohan and others put on a show for the people of China.

Woodward Beijing Limited Edition Skateboards

14 May 2010, 22.47 | Posted in camps, decks, Skateboarding, special editions | 1 comment »


To celebrate the opening of Woodward Beijing today, Woodward got together with Create a Skate, Paul Schmitt’s custom deck operation to produce a series of limited edition skate decks. In a hilarious twist, they read “Made in the China” on the top, a perfect homage to the idiosyncrasies of radness here in China. It is already the 15th in Beijing, hence this post looking like its coming from the future. Check out the topsheet after the jump.

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Woodward Beijing x The Great Wall

14 May 2010, 17.10 | Posted in camps, Skateboarding | 134 comments »


After mobbing through the Forbidden City yesterday, the ever growing contingent of heads in China for the opening of Woodward Beijing tomorrow were joined by legends Tony Hawk, Sandro Dias, and Kevin Staab for a jaunt to the Great Wall of China. Between dodging throngs of eager vendors and scaling thousands of near vertical steps in the rain, the crew stopped to pose with the infamous cackling “Pipe Man.” Some more shots after the jump.

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Woodward Beijing Walkthrough

14 May 2010, 11.08 | Posted in camps, Skate Parks, Skateboarding, videos | No comments »


Transworld posted this edit of a quick tour of the Woodward Beijing Skatepark. The out door plaza is filled with brand new granite and marble & a huge vert ramp, and the gigantic indoor park has everything you can imagine. The place looks dope! Radcollector’s editor in chief Tim Brodhagen is in Beijing covering the grand opening events as we speak, so stay tuned for more updates.

Woodward Beijing Opens This Weekend

13 May 2010, 16.19 | Posted in camps, Skateboarding | No comments »


The venerable skate institution Camp Woodward is set to open its first ever outpost abroad this weekend in Beijing, China of all places. Turns out Beijing is one of the most skateable cities in the world with plazas galore and an immense curiosity about the sport. A massive contingent of skateboarders, press, and industry heads are currently landing in Bejing as we speak for the occasion and the first batch, Radcollector included, toured the city a bit today. Above is Ryan Sheckler, Billy Rohan, Neal Hendrix, David Loy, camp owner Gary Ream and more soaking it up in Tiananmen Square before the big opening with Tony Hawk and more. Stay tuned here and to ESPN.com for more.

DVS x Woodward Beijing Edit

06 April 2010, 13.24 | Posted in Skate Parks, Skateboarding, videos | No comments »


The new Woodward Beijing Skatepark has just recently opened and DVS decided to send Jimmy Cao and Kerry Getz to China to test it out. Peep the footage of what ensued above. Also, check out some first look shots of the park via Transworld.