Chris Haffey is part athlete, part stuntman, part survivor. He’s a professional rollerblader who started getting recognition for his skating when the industry was at its peak and became one of the top skaters in the world as the bottom was dropping out. While his peers were leaving the sport to find other ways to support themselves, Chris landed on the Nitro Circus, touring arenas across the globe with a motley crew of bad-asses.
Chris Haffey Show Notes:
1:45: In Japan on tour with the Nitro Circus
4:45: Growing up all over the country and getting into skating
7:45: Daily Bread Magazine days
9:19: Getting published and shooting as much as he could
10:05: Evo ad and discount code
11:30: Was skating something that consumed everything he did? Was he on be-mag
12:09: Meeting Chris Farmer in a chatroom
13:45: Who did he skate with when he was coming up, Brian Bell and Esco Zoo
14:50: What was High School like for him?
17:30: What did his parents think about him getting his GED?
19:30: Did he party when he was traveling to contests?
22:02: Spy Optics ad and discount code
22:42: Sierra At Tahoe ad
23:24: Being a street skater and then transitioning to contests and the differences
26:44: www.remz.com and making money in skating
28:40: Dealing with people flipping you shit when you skate
31:16: Park Etiquette
32:16: Finding inspiration in skiing and which skiers influence him and Is he familiar with Slvsh
34:37: What does he think of people looking to him to “save” rollerblading?
37:10: Fun on the road with the Nitro family
39:07: How is his body at this point?
41:04: Will we see another street section from Chris Haffey?