Chris Haffey has achieved more in Blading then most people would ever think possible. Labeled as one of the Top 5 Bladers of all time Chris delivered some of the most impressive video sections year by year. If you have bought a magazine or video in the last 10 years than your are more than likely guaranteed to find Haffey destroying a spot many of us would think un-skatebale. Not only has he achieved countless covers and video sections but he has also won pretty much every single major competition in the world, picked up sponsors from some of the sickest blading companies ever, had more Pro skates and parts than we have fingers to count, oh and he’s set world records too! Now Haffey is on a world wide tour with Nitro Circus doing double Flatspins on a Snowboard sized ramp in front of sold out arenas full of scremaing fans.
Chris Haffey is one of the most professional, loyal and down to earth personalities in Blading, ever. He is the one person every sport needs; he is the Superman of Blading. After the short interview two weeks ago we present now Haffeys “Top 5″.
Top 5 words to describe yourself
- Is there a single word for having a sense of humor or not taking yourself too seriously?
Top 5 worst things that happened to you while filming for a video part
- destroyed my ankle filming for VG 20
- weather/van problems on the one “Charging” tour I went on
- Trying that drip drop gap 3 times and not being able to skate for at least 2 weeks after each attempt. Then having it used in the trailer in a way that made everyone think I landed it, leading to years of questioning about whether or not I was going to try it again haha. (No. I am not.)
- Tons of small nagging injuries while filming every part (bruised heels, sprained wrists/ankles, ect.)
- Always having at least one trick that I didn’t get to do before the part had to be done.
Top 5 things about living in LA
- Mountains are only an hour and a half away to ski in the winter.
- You can drive to Woodward West in about 2 hours.
Top 5 bladers of all time
Top 5 favorite bladers when you were 13
- Randy Spizer
- Bryan Bell
- Brian Shima
- Dustin Latimer
- Louie Zamora
Top 5 most played on your iTunes?
Always changing, but lately it’s been
- Lupe Fiasco – Lasers (whole album)
- J. Cole – Can’t get enough/Mr. nice watch
- Kanye / Jay-Z / Lil Wayne pretty much all their stuff all the time
- Art of Flight Soundtrack
- Have a playlist with a few of the songs from the Drive soundtrack mixed with similar style music.
Top 5 movies
- The Big Lebowski
- Pulp Fiction
- Grandmas Boy
- Wet Hot American Summer
- The Departed
Top 5 websites
- chris-haffey.com (when that a$$hole actually updates it)
- nikeplus.com (use it to track my runs)
- Hate to say it, but facebook is up there.
- youtube for all sorts of entertainment
Top 5 ways to spend 5$
- Get it in quarters to play pool
- Happy hour sushi at this spot in LB
- An adult beverage
- A hand of black jack if you happen to be in Vegas
- Big ass iced coffee and a turkey bacon breakfast sammy at the bucks
Top 5 things to worry about
- Being worried
Top 5 items to take on tour
- Extra wheels
- Electronics (iPhone, computer, camera, ect)
- Always a good jacket…got a new leather recently that will be my tour jacket for a while.
- Fold up duffel to separate dirty clothes from clean ones along the way.
- A “say yes to everything”(well almost everything) attitude to make sure you actually get to experience the places that you go.
Top 5 things about being on Remz
- Kato and I have a family like relationship as opposed to a sponsor/rider relationship. (and we talk about business and not have it effect us personally)
- Best skates in the game.
- Being really like minded with Kato in terms of design and being a really good team when it comes to making a skate.
- Kato trusting me to take care of my own image and exposure, and working with me on anything I need help with. (including building my website)
- Loyalty…down for life on both sides!
Top 5 cities
- California (Cheating cause I can’t pick just one city inside it haha)
- Australia is a city too right? haha
Top 5 tours you’ve been on
- All the VX “On Top” tours.
- Way too many awesome Remz tours to pick only one
- Any Nitro tour
- Both Shred till You’re Dead tours for sure
- The RFCC all-star tours were sick cause it gave us all a chance to tour with friends we didn’t usually get to.
Top 5 things about girls
- They aren’t guys haha
- The obvious…smell good and boobs and all the other good stuff.
- Can usually give you a different perspective on almost any situation.
- Make life more fun/complicated/awesome/confusing/interesting/worth living.
- Being with the right girl in the right place at the right time can make you forget about everything and live entirely in the present moment.
Top 5 things to do when you’re not blading
- Hang out with my best friend (well all friends I suppose haha)
- Play pool
- Train (run and all that kinda stuff)