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Chris Pfanner

Chris Pfanner

From: Lagos, Nigeria
Age: 30

@pfannman on Instagram!

Birth Date: 7/17/1984

Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Currently Living: Barcelona, Spain

Stance: Goofy

Sponsors: Volcom, Vans, Anti-Hero, Spitfire, Thunder and Nixon.

Volcom Rider Since: 2007

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Wild In The Parks - Fremont Skatepark, CA 2014

Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks plugged in the final coordinates of the 2014 North American tour landing in NorCal’s Fremont Skatepark on Saturday, September 27th. It has all come down to this, after months of scouring North America, the WITP tour has reached it’s final championship qualifying event in Fremont, CA.  Fremont’s skatepark is a brand new facility holding an expansive variety of features that cater to any and all skate generations.  It holds a snake run, flow bowl, mini bowl, deep pool, and of course a “street” course perfect for the WITP.  Competitors were amping to get into the day’s action as they packed every inch of real estate the park had to offer.  Crowds of people gathered around to watch the action as practice ended and the contest was set to begin. Competitors And Spectators Gather For The Contest Breakdown The 14 & Under Division were first to grab their boards and take to their starting positions. They stacked up shoulder to shoulder on the top of the drop in ramp eagerly waiting for their time to shine.  In a flash the youth grabbed the attention of everyone with tricks like a sw barley grind on the hubba ledge in zone 1, a big 360 flip over the cheese wedge kickers in zone 2, and a fs boneless over the bank-to-bank gap in zone 3.  Dylan Sullivan looked like a seasoned veteran as his fully dialed skills were on display.  Dylan landed a bs bigflip over the 5 stair in zone 1, a bs 180 kickflip off the cheese wedge kicker to flat in zone 2, and a fs kickflip over the bank-to-bank gap in zone 3 that helped him into 1st place. Luis Perez was hot on Dylan’s heels making it a battle for the top spot.  Luis landed a hardflip over the 7 stair in zone 1, a 50-50 kickflip out on the flat ledge in zone 2, and a bs kickflip over the bank-to-bank gap in zone 3 for 2nd place.  Chris Corpuz flew under the radar with a quiet killer type style.  He landed a fs nosegrind across the china banks bench in zone 3, a hardflip to flat off the cheese wedge kicker in zone 2, and a 360 flip over the 7 stair in zone 1 to grab 3rd place in his division. 8-Year-Old Will Morton Kickflips Through The Cheese Wedge Kickers In Zone 2 Chris Corpuz Balances A Nosegrind Across The Bench In Zone 3 Dylan Sullivan Hops On Top Of A Solid Lipslide Down The 7 Rail In Zone 1 The 15 – 21 Division was next to christen the skate park with some spectacular ripping.  We saw jaw-dropping maneuvers that included a fs 5-0 grind to fakie over the china bank bench in zone 3, a lofty bs 360 to flat off the cheese wedge kicker in zone 2, and a hardflip bs lip down the 7 stair rail in zone 1. Terrell Newell was on another level during his heats of riding.  He was asking people what tricks they wanted to see and landing them first try.  Some of those tricks included a kickflip over the hubba in zone 1, a massive alley oop fs 360 to flat off of the cheese wedge kicker in zone 2, and a bs big flip over the bank-to-bank gap in zone 3 as he claimed 1st place. Tanner Lawler kept the scores tight by landing a 360 flip past the 7 stair in zone 1, an alley oop 360 flip to fakie over the bank-to-bank gap in zone 3, and pulled a coast-to-coast fs tailside kickflip to fakie with only 1 second to spare for 2nd place. Eric Shively had a crew of people making some serious noise each time he landed a trick.  He put down a rad performance landing a kickflip fs 50-50 on the 7 stair hubba in zone 1, a tweaked out fs boneless over the bank-to-bank gap in zone 3, and a gap bs 5-0 off the cheese wedge kicker bs 180 out in zone 2 earning him 3rd place. Eric Shively Teaks A Fs Boneless Over The Bank-To-Bank Gap In Zone 3 Tanner Lawler Holding A Long Lipslide Opposite 270 Out In Zone 2 Jacob Dennis Eyeing Up A Kickflip Fs Boardslide In Zone 1 Terrell Newell Came From Oakland To Take Trick Requests And Land Them First Try Competitors Took A Break To Refuel With Some Free Food And Gatorade For All The 10 & Under Jam Was All Time As 20+ Skaters Put On An Amazing Show Of Skill And Determination It was now time for the Open/Am Division to send this one to the moon and back. These NorCal rippers hit all three zones like a ton of bricks. So many incredible tricks were landed including a fast plant finger flip over the hubba in zone 1, a kickflip nose manual fs 180 out across the flat ledge in zone 2, and a rip roaring tailslide revert over the china bank bench in zone 3.  Dylan Williams came in with a head of steam to pull off some incredibly difficult tricks including a bs tailside through the entire bench to bs big flip out in zone 3, a kickflip nose manual nollie heelflip out in zone 2, and a bs crooked grind nollie flip out on the down rail in zone 1 to snatch up 1st place.  Joseph Jenkins was next in line as he landed a sw fs tailside 270 out on the bench in zone 3, bs nosegrind bs 180 out on the flat ledge in zone 2, and an NBD to the WITP, landing a forward flip bs boardslide for 2nd place.  Brandon McCormick introduced himself into the conversation with tricks like his 360 flip to flat off the cheese wedge kicker in zone 2, a bs tailside bigspin out in zone 3, and a bs boardslide up the 7 rail in zone 1 for 3rd place and a special award courtesy of Volcom skate pro Caswell Berry. Close Call Bs Tailslide Karate Kickflip To Fakie In Zone 3 Brody Petulla Foot Plants Over The Hubba With a Finger Flip For Good Measure In Zone 1 Hold it, Hold it, Hold it....And Roll Away On This Long Bs Bluntslide In Zone 2 From Moses Salazar Justin Hughs Boggles The Mind With A Fs 270 Lip Body Varial Out In Zone 1 Joseph Jenkins Was A Master Of Zone 1 With Many Different Grind And Flip Trick Combonations Brandon McCormick Setting Himself Up For A Flip Trick Out Of This Long Tailslide In Zone 2 Dylan Williams Catching A 360 Flip Noseslide 270 Shuv-it Out In Zone 1 We would like to thank Matt Ritchie,  Damon Sparacino, Rena Kiehn, Jordan Richter and the city of Fremont for their help in facilitating this event.  Thanks to judges Kevin Biram, Scott Williams, and Brian Reed for handling the scores.  Thank you to our Vco family Ken “Skindog” Collins and Annouschka Collins for their immense help before, during, and after the event.  Lastly, thank you to our tour sponsors, listed below, for hooking the kids up with the extras once again. Rev'd Gatorade New Era Cap Kicker Audio Transworld Skate Cam Caddie Results: 14 & Under Division: 1st: Dylan Sullivan 2nd: Luis Perez 3rd: Chris Corpuz 4th: Blue Wilson 5th: Will Morton 6th: Grant Von Pingel 7th: Jack Tabor 15 – 21 Division: 1st: Terrell Newell 2nd: Tanner Lawler 3rd: Eric Shively 4th: Alex Chung 5th: Jacob Dennis 6th: Isaac Hernandez 7th: Andrew Lopez Open/AM Division: 1st: Dylan Williams - $250 2nd: Joseph Jenkins - $150 3rd:  Brandon McCormick - $100 4th: Moses Salazar 5th: Justin Hughs 6th: Matt Keaveny 7th: Zachary "Ducky" Kovacs Rev’d Skater Award:  Andrew Lopez  - $100 Stand Out 10 & Under:  Lucca Panesi Check Out The Wild In The Parks Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2014 Tour: Wild In The Parks Facebook Page Wild In The Parks Instagram
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Volcom's True To This - Chapter 2 - The Cushiony Dimension

Monday, September 29th, http://truetothis.volcom.com Take a journey through the unparalleled mental space imagined by some of Volcom’s most creative visionaries. In Chapter 2 of Volcom’s True To This, we explore the magical state of mind that lures us in and keeps us crawling back for more. This video transcendence features an exclusive live performance of Kurt Vile's "Gold Tone" and takes a deep dive into his higher consciousness. It's here that we also explore the meditative states of artists Travis Millard and Gemma O’Brien and careen into the minds of Volcom riders Dane Burman, Bryan Iguchi and Ryan Burch as they explore the perfection of the cushiony dimension. Volcom was founded on the belief that there is a higher level of consciousness to be found within one’s self through the internal and external journeys that board-sports, music, art and film provide. We call these finite moments of enlightenment... ‘Spiritual Intoxication Watch Chapter 1 at http://truetothis.volcom.com
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Wild In The Parks - Rio Vista Skatepark, AZ 2014

Stop #11 of Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks took to the “Grand Canyon State” for a jam-packed event at Rio Vista Skatepark in Peoria, AZ on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014. The Phoenix area skate scene is a mix of core rippers with a full family community that supports them whole-heartedly. Each and every time a competitor landed a trick there were groups of fans cheering them on and pushing others to step it up. In a way, it seemed as if we saw a last second game winning shot every couple of minutes throughout the entire day. There was plenty to cheer about as 200 competitors pulled out all the stops for their chance to compete at the 2014 WITP $15,000 Global Championships at Volcom Headquarters on Oct. 11th in Costa Mesa, California. The Competitors Were Amping To Get The Day Started The 14 & Under Division was first to make their way into the zones to set the tone for the afternoon.  These young rippers were not shy about what needed to happen and got after it in a heartbeat.  We saw a varial heelflip down the 6 stair in zone 1, lipslide across the picnic table feature in zone 2, and a solid fs 180 over the 10 stair rail to flat in zone 3. Micah Davidson fired all day long landing a ton of tricks including a high speed boardslide down the rail in zone 3, a gap to fs 5-0 on the long hubba ledge in zone 2, and a kickflip down the 6 stair in zone 1 for the 1st place.  Roman Panell was pushing his limits as he slammed into the ground a number of times before landing a powerful hardflip down the monstrous 10 set in zone 3 that helped him into 2nd place.   Garrett Hanson was a force to be reckoned with and had a bone to pick with the big stair set in zone 3 as well.  He tried to heelflip the set over 15 times in his preliminary riding without riding away, despite having his feet on the board nearly every time.  Garrett never gave up though; he came back into finals with determination to land his heelflip. Within the first 2 tries he absolutely stomped it and pushed through the other zones to place 3rd as time ran out. Lazer Crawford Tweaks A Kickflip Up The Euro In Zone 2 On His 9th Birthday Roman Panell Drifts Over The Picnic Table In Zone 2 Micah Davidson Sends A Huge Bs 180 Down The 10 Stair In Zone 3 The 15 – 21 Division was next to try to conquer the park and battle though the other 80 riders in this division. It was a back and forth game of chess as we witnessed a 5-0 kickflip out on the hubba ledge in zone 1, a gap to smith grind over the euro gap and down the hubba in zone 2, and a nearly head splitting 50-50 through the entire flat down rail bordering the 10 stair in zone 3.  Tyler Fahey kit was looking tight as he landed a bs feeble fs 180 out on the out rail in zone 1, a 360 flip down the 10 set in zone 3, and a last second coast-to-coast crooked grind on the 40’ long flat ledge in zone 2 for the victory.  Shane Short had the juices flowing landing a Bennett grind in zone 1, a lipslide 270 out on the picnic table in zone 2, and a fs boardslide kickflip out on the flat rail in zone 3 for 2nd place honors.  Arik Griggs had the biggest fan club of the day.  They made custom red WITP t-shirts that reminded us of those that attend the Price Is Right.  The club made their presence known as Arik landed a tail slide 270 shiv-it out on the down hubba in zone 1, a locked fs nose blunt on the picnic table in zone 2, and a solid fs smith fs 180 out down the big rail in zone 3 for 3rd place. Zachary Jordan Flicking A Kickflip Out Of A 5-0 In Zone 1 Stephen Kellogg Paid The Price For This 50-50 Through The Flat Down In Zone 3, But Ended Up Getting Paid $100 And Received The Rev'd Skater Award In The End Ryan Ridder Started In a Manual Only To Powerslide Fs Boardslide Off The Picnic Table In Zone 2 Connor Carpenter Sizzles Up Some Fire Dogs For The Mass Of Hungry Competitors And Cools Them Off With The Gift Of Gatorade The 10 & Under Division Had A Blast As They Took Over The Park And Landed Some Bangers The Open/AM Division was set to take this show home as the threat of a dust storm loomed on the horizon.  This threat did not hinder the skating as these guys manhandled almost every trick in the book.   We witnessed a nollie heelflip bs crooked grind on the down hubba in zone 1, a kickflip indy grab over the picnic table in zone 2, and a board snapping, but landed, fs bigspin over the 10 set in zone 3.  Caleb Schrank was destroying all day long with tricks like his bs tail kickflip to fakie in zone 1, a fs tail slide fs big spin off the picnic table in zone 2, and capped off his 1st place performance with a fakie kickflip over the 10 set in zone 3.  Adam Arunski kept things perfectly balanced as he landed a 360 flip to 50-50 on the down bubba in zone 1, a massive sideways ollie over the picnic table in zone 2, and a gap out to lip slide on the 10 set in zone 3 for 2nd place.  CJ “buzzer beater” Bartlett landed many tricks throughout, but none more memorable then his contest ending fs 180 no-comply over the 10 that had everyone rushing him with high fives and hugs for making it.  He ended his day with a 3rd place finish and a smile on his face. Ernie Ibarra Getting On Top Of A 50-50 In Zone 2 James Goin's First Contest Since Doctors Told Him He Would Never Walk Again...True Inspiration Jacob Evans Sends This Heavenly Fs Flip Down The 10 in Zone 3 Shawn Patrick Handles Business As Adam Arunski Takes A Front Row Seat CJ Bartlett Claims The Last Trick, For The Second Year In A Row, With This Fs 180 No-Comply In Zone 3 Adam Arunski With A Beastly Sideways Ollie Over The Picnic Table In Zone 2 Caleb Schrank In Picture Perfect Position For This Bs Tailside Kickflip To Fakie In Zone 1 Thank you to Kevin Naughton and everyone at the city of Peoria for having the WITP back to Rio Vista Skatepark.  Thank you to our judges Andrew Riffle, J.R. Weston, and Al Pugh from Cowtown Skateboards for watching all the action and jotting down the scores.  Thank you to Connor Carpenter, Ryan Haneman, and Emerson for helping with the event details across the board.  Also, thank you to our full time tour sponsors, listed below, for keeping the kids stoked with all the extra goods. Rev'd Gatorade New Era Cap Kicker Audio Transworld Skate Cam Caddie Results: 14 & Under Division: 1st: Micah Davidson 2nd: Roman Panell 3rd: Garrett Hanson 4th: Lazer Crawford 5th: Armando Lerma 6th: Austin Salzman 7th: Drayden Gardner 15 – 21 Division: 1st: Tyler Fahey 2nd: Shane Short 3rd: Arik Griggs 4th: Tyler Wasmuth 5th: Stephen Kellogg 6th: Ryan Ridder 7th: Chance Carr Open/AM Division: 1st: Caleb Schrank - $250 2nd: Adam Arunski - $150 3rd: CJ Bartlett - $100 4th: Shawn Patrick 5th: Michael Eddy 6th: Blue Heady 7th: Jacob Evans Rev’d Skater Award:  Stephen Kellogg - $100 Stand Out 10 & Under:  Trey Ehinger Check Out The Wild In The Parks Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2014 Tour: Wild In The Parks Facebook Page Wild In The Parks Instagram You Cannot Beat A Good Arizona Sun Set
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2014 Dew Tour - Brooklyn, NY

The 2014 Dew Tour stopped in Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever this past weekend and our boy Louie Lopez was there competing in the street contest. There was heavy competition with past and present SOTY's and all around rippers in the contest. The Dew Tour's new jam format made for an awesome contest and in the end Louie Lopez grabbed 3rd! Watch the edit above from Thrasher Magazine and check out some more photos below from Chris Ortiz.
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BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo Contest Recap

The Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA was held in the beautiful town of Getxo in Algorta, Spain. There were 2 divisions in in the contest, one masters and one pro. Legends and pros from all around the world came out to skate the contest and after many heated seshes the results were as follows: Results for the Pro Division: 1st: Pedro Barros 2nd: Alex Sorgente 3rd: Danny Leon 4th: Felipe Foguinho 5th: Cory Juneau 6th: Sky Siljeg 7th: Joshua Borden 8th: Chris Russell Results for the Masters Division: 1st: Pat Ngoho 2nd: Sean Goff 3rd: Steve Alba 4th: Txus Dominguez 5th: Sergie Ventura 6th: Stephane Andre 7th: Jan Loften 8th: Brad Bowman Congrats to Pedro Barros and Pat Ngoho on taking home first! Check out some photos below shot by Jelle Keppens and more videos of the whole week of shred including the complete HD replay of the Pro finals. Huge thanks to all the sponsors and the wonderful town of Getxo! Here is a replay of the Pro division finals uncut in HD, with Ben Raemers and Marc Churchill as your hosts for your delight: Wednesday warm up Party included a « Sardinada », beers and live rock&roll on the coping : Here is P-Stone’s Thrasher edit : em>La Kantera history :   UK’s Ben Raemers and Marc Churchill were your fine webcast hosts Alex Hallford Chris Russell Cory Juneau Guillaume Mocquin   Cory Juneau Felipe Foguinho Josh Borden Danny Leon Felipe Foguinho Omar Hassan Josh Borden Josh Borden Giorgio Zattoni Josh Borden Felipe Foguinho again flying high Rune Glifberg Rune Glifberg Sky Siljeg Some ass shot The view from the hill Steve Alba Vincent Matheron Stoneman didn’t fall into the pool Sky Siljeg tweaking it Alain Goikoetxea at home Steve Alba Stephane Andre Sergie Ventura Sean Goff Masters Sean Goff and Salba The chill hill Sergie Ventura Sean Goff again Pat Ngoho Salba and the pool ladder Felipe Foguinho Danny Leon Pedro Barros Pedro tweaked Indy Alex Sorgente Felipe Foguinho Danny Leon Pedro Barros Pedro Barros Foguinho The view from the other hill, packed ! Pat Ngoho placed first in the Masters Pedro Barros took top honors in the Pro division and won the Txapela The Volcom Bowl-A-Rama Getxo is going down Saturday September 6th, Check out the schedule below and if you won't be in Spain you can watch the LIVE WEBCAST HERE!    POOL LEGENDS OF SKATE JOIN A STELLAR LINEUP FOR VOLCOM BOWL-A-RAMA™ GETXO   Action sports fans will witness the world’s best skaters, pool legends and the “Godfathers” of skate, coming together for the inaugural Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo at La Kantera skatepark, Arrigunaga beach in the Abra Bay of Getxo, Spain. « For VOLCOM, hosting a bowl event in the basque country at legendary La Kantara as well as joining forces with  longtime legendary team rider and local resident ALAIN GOIKOTXEA is simply fantastic, we are so happy to bring all this together and trust the event will be a great time well spent. » said Remy Stratton, Volcom VP of skateboarding. A major part of the festivities is the “Festival of the Skateboard” which is a week dedicated to celebrating art, music and true skateboard culture. The Festival of the Skateboard will feature old school skate sessions, barbeques, a surprise music element, The Love & Guts art show, Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo competition and the after party. “I’ve never been to Spain but the bowl is very backyard like a pool, Jeff Grosso said I’m going to like it, a bowl on the beach, it's a no brainer.” Says pool legend Steve Alba (SAlba). The international PRO list is one of the strongest BOWL-A-RAMA has had with Al Partanen, Alain Goikoetxea, Alex Perelson, Alex Sorgente, Ben Raybourn, Bjorn Lillesoe, Bugs Fardell, Chris Russell, Colin Provost, Cory Juneau, Danny Leon, David Sanchez, Diego Doural, Felipe Foguinho, Georgio Zattoni, Grant Taylor, Ivan Rivado, James McInnes, Josh Borden, Murilo Peres, Nilo Pecanha, Nolan Munroe, Otavio Neto, Pedro Barros, Raney Beres, Rion Linderman, Rob Lorifice, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Sky Siljeg, Steven Pineiro, Vi Kakinho and Vincent Matheron, with more to be confirmed. The lineup of MASTERS is a who’s who of the legends and the oriinal pool “godfathers” in skateboarding including Brad Bowman, Eddie “El Gato” Elguera, Lester Kasai, Nick Couscouris, Nicky Guerrero, Pat Ngoho, Peter Hewitt, Sean Goff, Steve Alba and Txus Dominguez (La Kantera skate park designer). Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo (Basque Country) will showcase the world's best and iconic Pro and Master’s bowl skateboarders as they grapple for the title of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo champion and for a total prize purse of $US30,000. “Bowl skating is diverse with flow bowls, pro bowls, snake runs and the rest all being part of the whole. It all comes from backyard pool skating though. La Kantera is one of the closest skatepark bowls in the world to what it feels like to ride an actual backyard pool. Being able to hold BOWL-A-RAMA in such a spot feels like we’re honouring all those who came before and created what we’re all taking part in now. Having SAlba, who won the first professional bowl competition and Brad Bowman and Eddie Elguara all dropping in just makes it that more special. Also, with such a wide international field making up the pro division we couldn’t ask for a better first year. Looking forward to seeing you all at the beach for Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo”. Says Chad Ford, Director of Frontside Events. BOWL-A-RAMA™ was born on Bondi Beach – Sydney, Australia in 2005 and is the biggest professional concrete series in the World. With Wellington, Bondi, NYC and the addition of Getxo, BOWL-A-RAMA can now call some of the most iconic destinations in the world home. WEBSITE: http://www.bowlarama.com.au/spain FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/officialBOWLARAMA FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/695220953858611/ TWITTER: http://twitter.com/BOWL_A_RAMA YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/user/OFFICIALBOWLARAMA VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/frontsideevents/videos INSTAGRAM: @bowl_a_rama     La Kantera Skatepark part of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo 2014. La Kantera Skatepark part of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo 2014. Alain Goikoetxea - Indy | Photo: Roberto Alegria
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Wild In The Parks – Rishon LeZion, Israel 2014

Check out this clip from the first ever Wild In The Parks event in Rishon LeZion, Israel. This one is action packed with solid skating from roughly 100 competitors, nearly 300 spectators and live band!