All Indy Trucks are unique to each individual who puts them on a board, and nothing beats Grinding ’em Down to the axle… Dig in with Chris Joslin in this Installment of “My Indys”.
Go Behind The Ad with Chris Joslin as he hucks a Backside Flip over the rail for his new Pro Truck, available in 139, 144, & 149. Check his latest ad in Thrasher’s October ’19 Issue
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.
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.
Watch the full ABC “World of X Games: Real Street 2019” show, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the all-video street skateboarding contest, featuring Robbie Brockel, Jamie Foy, Chris Joslin, Taylor Kirby, Corey Glick, Mason Silva, Dashawn Jordan, Trevor McClung and Chase Webb.
Watch the full behind-the-scenes segments of X Games Real Street 2019 gold, silver and bronze medalists Chase Webb, Chris Joslin and Jamie Foy, from the ABC broadcast of “World of X Games: Real Street 2019.”
X Games Real Street, the all-video street skateboarding competition brought to you by Nexcare, starts April 24. Featuring brand-new video parts from: Robbie Brockel, Jamie Foy, Chris Joslin, Taylor Kirby, Corey Glick, Mason Silva, Dashawn Jordan, Trevor McClung and Chase Webb.
“That guy did a hardflip 180 across the whole pyramid, it was like 40 feet in the air.”
The Joslin Pro was built to provide Chris Joslin with a shoe that is as unstoppable as he is; checkout the new colorways HERE.
Chris Cole, Felipe Gustavo, Leticia Bufoni, Ryan Sheckler and Chris Joslin at Loja Skateshop down in Brazil.
The Top 4 from the 2018 SLS season advancing straight to the Super Crown Final of our all new World Championship:
1. Yuto Horigome
2. Kelvin Hoefler
3. Felipe Gustavo
4. Chris Joslin
The rest of the SLS Pros will battle it out in the World Championship Quarter-Final & Semi-Final as they try to secure one of the 4 remaining spots! It all goes down January 11-13 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!
Nanjing, Xi’an and Changsha, China featuring Chris Joslin, Nick Garcia, Ryan Lay, Barney Page, and Trevor McClung.
After a 14-hour flight over the Pacific en route to China, the etnies team finally arrived in Nanjing to meet their trusty guides. The crew immediately embarked upon the streets to skate China’s infamous marble landscape in skate spot heaven. The days were filled with jam-packed demos (thanks to the locals!), dodging the rain, Chinese food every night, meat markets, sightseeing Xi’an’s Terracotta Army and tuk tuks whisking us from to and fro. At the end of the day, nobody dared to try the chicken feet, but Barney did, unsurprisingly, lose his phone. Watch the 15-minute video as it takes you on the team’s journey through China!