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Inside look into how I stay in shape for contest season.
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B.L.A.D.E. Game with Brian Aragon
Chris Haffey: Oldies Ep. 1 (Atlanta 1996)
Erik Bailey Eulogy Wheels
New graphic series coming out, and here is Erik Bailey’s inaugural Signature wheel with Eulogy Wheels. We are happy to welcome him to the team.
Chris Haffey Eulogy Wheels
We would also like to welcome Chris Haffey to the Eulogy Wheel team. Both of these wheels will be in stores by the end of the month.
21 days with Chris Haffey at 13:00.
On Saturday, June 4, Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus Live crew turned in a spectacular show at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Again it was time for a bunch of ‘world first stunts’ including a very special ‘first’ by Travis Pastrana himself. Check out some of the best action and stay tuned for a more detailed report about the event. Link
up: Chris Haffey – Mute 360 (Gosford, AU) ; launcher top view.
Nitro Circus comes to North America next weekend, right? What’s going on? When does the tour start?
The actual tour isn’t ’til next year, but we are doing a one-off show in Vegas next weekend, so tomorrow I am heading to a spot in California where they have the ramp set up so we can catch some practice/learn some new stuff before that show.
It sounds like the Las Vegas stop is supposed to be pretty special. What’s the story?
Yeah, Vegas is going to go off! Since it is a single show no one really has to be worried about being healthy for a show the next night, so I think a lot of people are planning some special tricks for this one. Every show is already insane, so I can’t even imagine how crazy this one is going to be. On top of that, they are bringing in some special guests for this one, so it should be the best show to date. [...]
(Blade Life): Chris Haffey talks Nitro Circus, Full Interview.
Interview by Just Blade ; Photos: NitroCircusLive.com.
Chris Haffey powered his way to victory to win the last 2011 X Games gold medal in the Aggressive In-Line Street Finals in Shanghai.
It was a clash of styles during the contest, with sharp contrasts between Jeff Stockwell’s languid movement, Brian Aragon’s balletic and graceful manner, and Haffey’s quick-paced and powerful style coming up tops at the Jiangwan Stadium.
Stockwell set the tone early in the first run of the finals, with the bespectacled and somewhat bookish looking skater finishing off a picture perfect series of tricks that culminated in him doing a 360 spin on the transition pipe.
Haffey was not slow to respond though, pulling off several reverse 360s, and in the second run his decision to go with a 540, followed by a 360 top sole, top-side Mistral, Tyre-Spin, and finish off with a Blackside proved to be the right choice, as the judges tipped their hats to him for completing such a hard combination with the gold medal.
The American looked exhausted, but satisfied as he stepped off the podium.
“This really exceeded my expectations”, Haffey admitted, ” as everyone in the field was just so good.”
The skater felt that he had been lucky to be in the first heat, compared to rival Aragon, who had barely a few minutes after exerting himself in the second heat before returning to the finals for another punishing set of runs.
“I was really a lot fresher than Aragon, because I was in the first heat”, he explained.
“That really made a difference, as he was a lot more winded than I was.”
Haffey also admitted that the support from the fans upclose was critical to him finding a second wind in the finals.
“The crowd here is just fantastic! The fans just give that extra burst of energy, and that really matters”, he said.
But it wasn’t just the American who was pumped up by the thousands at the Jiangwan Stadium.
Asia’s representative on the podium, Soichiro Kanashima, was equally enthused by how much noise the Shanghai crowd could produce.
The Japanese is an X Games veteran, having participated in over ten editions of the competition, snapping up two bronzes, one silver and three golds, and Kanashima felt that China was still the best location for the competition.
“I like it best in China, said the skater. It’s good here, and the fans give me power”, he said.
If skaters like Kanashima and Haffey continue to give fans at the Jiangwan Stadium this much fun and excitement next year, expect an even more electrifying X Games in 2012!
Chris and Reed wanted to film their session together so they could post it up for a web edit. With that being said, Woodward U presents its first installment in the video series entitled “Recess.”
Keep an eye out for more Woodward U students shredding with some of your favorite pros!