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.