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Some skateboarders master tricks, Chris Pfanner does them with authority. He’s the type that will obsess over tricks until he handles them, fixate on a part until he’s poured everything into it, and balances the passion with a penchant for travel, occasionally snapping some #pfanngles along the way. As a kindred freebird, Anti-Hero’s talons snatched him up, expanding the Hell Ride overseas, where he’s hopped around until settling down in Germany and starting a family.

Far from the adult crash, he credits fatherhood for “grounding him,” yet his antics in Vans Propeller (2015), Volcom Holy Stokes (2016), and Vans “Natural Born Cooler,” show him still making a living very much in the air and hucking as hard as ever. Juggling Dad duty and a Vans Europe team manager gig not only made his time more precious, but more poignant and productive.

HOMETOWN: Bregenz, Austria
CURRENTLY RESIDES: Nuremburg, Germany
DATE OF BIRTH: July 17, 1984
ON VANS SINCE: 1998
INSTAGRAM: @chrispfanner

CHRIS PFANNER ON CREATING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING | OFF THE WALL | VANS

When he’s not airing huge gaps and bombing freakishly huge stairs, Chris Pfanner airs the world one plane ride at a time. Here he teams up with Cyres Wang, one of the pioneers of Chinese skate culture, to get their hands dirty and make it happen on the streets of China.

Chris Pfanner On The Fun In Skateboarding | THIS IS OFF THE WALL | VANS

When Chris Pfanner and the Vans team met the kids at Kroksbäck it made them reflect on their own introduction to skateboarding. One thing has remained the same for Chris all these years and he knows that it’s all about the fun.