Chris Russell

The Man Bear child

Vans Propeller Latin America Tour: Mar Del Plata

YouTube Preview ImageThe Vans Propeller Latin America tour recently rolled through the skateboarding hotbed of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Curren Caples, Chima Ferguson, Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla and Chris Russell did what they do best by feeding off the crowd and wrecking the park for the best demo of the tour yet.

Independent Trucks: Blow’n Up The Spot! – Lopez, Silva, and Russell at Alondra

YouTube Preview ImageYou never know how a quick park session will go when Louie Lo, Mason Silva, and Chris Russell are in the mix. Get the legs greased, and roll through Alondra Park with these rippers.

Red Bull’s Lost Bowl Invitational

YouTube Preview Image On Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Red Bull Skateboarding teamed up with Creature & Santa Cruz Skateboards/Indy Trucks/OJ Wheels/Bronson Speed Co. to throw a 21-man invite-only backyard bowl bash at Pat Lowery’s legendary Richmond, Virginia Lost Bowl.

With a field of some of the top ams, pros and East Coast up and comers, the day consisted of seven 7-minute 3-man heats followed by a 29-minute everyone-in chaos session set to Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” (inspired by Jim’s Ramp Jam of 1996) and three best tricks. In a rarely seen contest decision, the inmates were put in charge of the asylum and the 21 skaters were asked to judge themselves and pick the top 3 winners. The results, as voted on by the skaters in the contest are as follows:

Final Results
1st Cody Chapman
2nd Chris Russell
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th John Gardner

Best Trick
Pool
John Gardner – Boneless into the pool
Chris Gregson – Frontside kickflip over the ladder

Roof
Jack Fardell – Nose manual
Alex Sorgente – Backside flip

Keyhole
Josh Borden – Nosegrind
Ben Hatchell – Half Cab Front blunt

Creature Delivers Brutal Footage for Halloweekend

Creature HalloweekendCreature Skateboards has dished out a skate media assault today with parts from four of its masterful hellions. Willis Kimbel gets wickedly loose on diy parks, ramps, rails and everything in between through the Transworld Skateboarding camp’s online portal, Ryan Reyes comes back from injured reserve status with a knee brace and a vengeance over at Thrasher Magazine, Chris Russell slays every bowl and pool to shreds with The Skateboard Mag documenting his every move and David Gravette is soon to let out a heap of heavy hammers at The Berrics site. Creature gets it rolling into the Halloweekend Massacre!

Ben Hatchell Rises Above at Van Doren Invitational

YouTube Preview Image This summer’s Van Doren Invitational blew up the shores of Huntington Beach, California as a part of this past weekend’s #VansUSOpen. As the clock ticked down to its last seconds and all in attendance were left screaming for more, Virginia’s own Ben Hatchell was the guy that ultimately earned the top of the podium of the Men’s Finals.

Roll the footage from the finals above and watch it all go down thanks to the the guys at Thrasher Magazine. Also, be sure to check out Burnout’s splendid photo gallery of Bowlmasters as well as the archived (indexed by jams, intro runs, slams, etc.) webcasts at vansusopenofsurfing.com from the weekend as well.

Final Results
1. Ben Hatchell
2. Pedro Barros
3. Chris Russell
4. Raven Tershy
5. Willy Lara
6. Ronnie Sandoval
7. Alex Sorgente
8. Jack Fardell
9. Chris Gregson
10. Marlon Silva
11. Ben Raybourn
12. Curren Caples

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