Only at Woodward West can you skate this iconic piece of skateboarding history. In 1987, Powell Peralta released the skateboarding and pop-culture movie classic, The Search for Animal Chin. In it, the Bones Brigade—Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, and Mike McGill—embarked on a journey to find Won Ton "Animal" Chin, a mythical skater who had gone missing. The film concluded with the Bones Brigade skating what became known as the Chin ramp—a vert spine outfitted with an escalator, extensions, channels, a mini ramp on one of its decks, and a hidden tunnel. While it was said to be south of Guadalupe, in Mexico, between two junkyards, it was actually built in a field in Oceanside, California. The Bones Brigade skated it for a matter of days, in 1986, before it was torn down. This in September of 2016, Tim Payne, who built the original structure, quietly made his way to Woodward West, where he created a near-identical Chin ramp 30 years later. The original members of the Bones Brigade reunited at the camp for a series of sessions on perhaps the most famous vert ramp in skateboarding's history.

Height
30
Horizontal Positioning
From Left
Icon Name
content-pin
Icon Position Horizontal
45.00
Icon Position Vertical
7.00
Item Slug
animal-chin-ramp
Woodward Property Type
Featured
Action Sports
Vertical Positioning
From Top