Chris Joslin: BEING | X Games Minneapolis 2019

To avoid the encroaching gang life surrounding Hawaiian Gardens, California, Chris Joslin’s grandmother introduced the young skater to El Dorado, the nearby skatepark in Long Beach. There, even at a young age, Joslin avoided the transitions, preferring to jump over entire pyramids straight to flat.

This tendency sparked something in the young skater, and by his teenage years, Chris Joslin was traveling throughout Southern California in search of huge stair sets and setups to jump down. Eventually, word spread of Joslin’s exploits, and he was invited to join the esteemed Plan B Skateboards team and film for their 2014 video “True.”

His part shocked the world of skateboarding, and from there, things went from zero to one hundred pretty fast for Joslin. More video parts followed, more sponsorships followed, and he turned pro a short time later. But along the way, Chris Joslin had to check himself.

“We both knew we were drinking too much,” says teammate Ryan Sheckler. Luckily, Joslin recognized his issue and and corrected his path.

Now a committed family man, Chris Joslin hasn’t lost his focus or ability to progress. This is Being Chris Joslin.

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Chris Joslin: X Games Session

Since he burst onto the skate scene in 2014, Chris Joslin has worn many hats, from video icon to diehard competitor to sponsored pro. These days, Chris Joslin is all of that plus a homeowner, father and husband. But at the core, he still just wants to skate everyday. Here, Chris Joslin runs through a typical day at home in Southern California: dad life, sandwiches and skating in his X Games Session.

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