Chris Pfanner


Vans Pro, Chris Pfanner, resides in Germany and pulls double duty as one of our burliest team riders as well as Vans Europe’s skate team manager. Despite enjoying the thrill of jumping off triple-over-head gaps Chris has a very grounded outlook on his brand of big tricks. He’s the first to admit that he’s not reinventing the wheel with his style of skating…he’s just making the wheel bigger and faster than ever before by flying down ankle-breaking, knee-exploding heights that most people would rather not even walk down.

Interview

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

I can't really say. All the trips have been amazing in their own ways.

FAVORITE VANS RIDER?

Andrew Allen is sick, both on and off his skateboard!

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

Beni.

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?

Traveling and going on bike rides with my wife and son!

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?

J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets. It’s a decidedly unfriendly look at the homosexual former FBI director who saw himself as a hunter of men, served under ten presidents and tried to destroy Martin Luther King. A lot of interesting facts!