Chris Cole: Changing the Landscape of Skateboarding

Chris Cole is not your average skateboarder. His skating style is often duplicated, but never replicated. The stunts and tricks that he has performed will leave you breathless.

Due to his excellent performance in skateboarding competitions, Chris Cole has received widespread attention. He has even caught the eyes of Rodney Mullen and Jamie Thomas [link to our articles on thse two guys] who gave him pieces of advice during the early years of his career. When he was only 11, he had the chance to practice his inward heelflips with Rodney. This was a surreal moment for a young Chris since Rodney was the person that invented the trick.

Along with Danny Way, Chris is one of the two skaters that were awarded the Thrasher’s Skater of the Year twice. Chris also topped the second round of the Battle at the Berrics, [link to page for Battle of the Berrics] which was organized by The Berrics. In addition to this, he has also won two gold medals at the X Games in 2006 and 2007. He has also won the Maloof Money Cup thrice with a pot money of US $100,000.

Chris Cole: The Irony of Skateboarding

Chris Cole’s view on skateboarding is an irony.

He is one of the highest paid skateboarders out there, but he prefers to live a life of a skate rat. However, he is not one of those typical skateboarders who live a rock-and-roll lifestyle. Chris is determined to show that skateboarding is like any other sport that allows you to live an active lifestyle. Chris has also noticed that skateboarding was able to keep the crime rate down because it keeps the children busy.

Chris admits that he is the type of rider that is “detached from any team member so I was kind of a guy who rode the products, but not on the team.

Chris has appeared in skateboarding video games like Skate and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. He is currently sponsored by Plan B, Bones Bearings, Monster Energy, Spitfire, Grizzly Griptape, Cult Crew, Thunder, Stance, Kershaw Knives, and GoPro. In addition to this, he is the co-owner of Reign Skate Shop.

His first board may have come from a Toys R’ Us store, but he worked hard and released his own skateboard decks.

How the times have changed for Chris!