The Search for Animal Chin

The Search for Animal Chin is a 1987 skateboarding film featuring the Bones Brigade. It is one of the first skateboarding films to have a “plot”. Plot summary... The Bones Brigade travels around California, Nevada & Hawaii to different skate shops in search of a wisened old, Won Ton “Animal” Chin. The movie is of old-school nomadic, skate-everythin-in-your-path genre with interludes of stopping to rip-up a big ramp, pool or kicker. After much searching and skateboarding, they locate a large ramp in the desert. They also find a Chinese character on the inside of the ramp’s spine. They conclude that in searching for Mr. Chin, they may have found his spirit.

With all these heavy thoughts…. it was time to go searching for the Animal (Snow) Chin. A low snowpack is no excuse, you have to ski tour farther and climb higher. It could take days, weeks, maybe years... maybe forever...  It does not matter, as long as you keep searching…. The Animal (Snow) Chin is out there somewhere….. -Mike

Mt Baker Backcountry.Mt Baker Backcountry.

Mt Baker Backcountry. skier Mike Traslin. photo Andy Traslin.Mt Baker Backcountry. skier Mike Traslin. photo Andy Traslin.

Baker Herman col .... skier Andy Traslin. photo Mike TraslinBaker Herman col .... skier Andy Traslin. photo Mike Traslin

Snow Search.  Mt Baker Backcountry. skier Mike Traslin. photo Andy TraslinSnow Search. Mt Baker Backcountry. skier Mike Traslin. photo Andy Traslin

Glacier, Washington.Glacier, Washington.

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