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Chima Ferguson

It's not just that Chima has some of the most technical tricks on some of the biggest drops around the globe, but it's the seemingly effortless way in which he does them that continues to leave jaws dropping everywhere he goes.

It’s probably natural to want to escape a remote penal colony in the middle of the ocean, especially if giant spiders and seven out of ten of the world’s deadliest creatures inhabit said colony -- or so you might think. Not so with Sydney, Australia’s finest, Chima Ferguson. While Real Skateboards’ Chima recently made his way to the States to plunder skate spots with his gnarly brand of bigger than-big, switch tech gear -- on all forms of stairs, gaps, rails, banks and ditches while filming for Vans’ first-ever feature length video -- he makes it clear that he has no plans to remain in “Seppoland.” For now, I guess we'll just have to consider ourselves lucky to have him while we can.

SIGNATURE STYLES
CHIMA PRO
Sydney, Australia’s greatest skateboarding export, Vans Signature Pro Chima Ferguson’s unique approach to skating and life made it a no-brainer for him to receive his signature pro model in 2013. We knew that Chima would find a way to reinvent the wheel and deliver something classy, stylish and timeless, and he did just that with his low-profile, innovative “skateable canvas” shoe.

The Chima Pro was an instant hit with skaters for its Ultracush Lite cushioning and the groundbreaking Duracap reinforced canvas upper, which, for the first time, made a canvas skate shoe last longer then a half hour before busting a hole in the ollie area. The hidden Duracap renders the canvas of the Chima Pro bulletproof! That durability coupled with its low-profile, classic look makes for not only a good looking shoe, but a reliable one as well.

The Chima Pro returns to the line for Fall in six new colors: Burgandy, Rubber/Red, Navy/Khaki, Teal, Grey and Black/Checkers. Staying true to the tagline, “Tough as leather, light as a feather,” the Chima Pro continues to impress.

Interview

WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?

Just Chill Tour, 2005. All my friends from Australia were on it and it was just the most fun goods ever!

FAVORITE VANS RIDER?

Geoff Rowley. He’s legit.

WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?

No complies.

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?

My bicycle, drinking with homies and Xbox 360.

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?

I haven’t read a book in years, but I’ve seen some around that I’d like to read.