Shredding raw with Chris Russell

Shredding raw with Chris Russell

VIDEO

Shredding raw with Chris Russell

Catch up with Red Bull TV star, Creature fiend and coping crusher: Chris “The Muscle” Russell.

The word “professional” connotes a certain level of polish, a clean presentation and refined filter that carries through every aspect of life. In the office, think business casual, a floral aroma and an absence of F-bombs from one’s vernacular. In sports, think best behavior on and off the court, media training, PC smiles, handshakes and photo ops. Nothing wrong with this version of professionalism, but skateboarding missed that memo, which is obviously a good thing.

Try skating your ass off for an hour and looking like anything other than a puddle of sweat and grime with ripped pants, missing skin and bruises. Sit and watch a skater attempt the same trick for hours on end and listen to the symphony of expletives that’ll echo through the streets. Skaters kick the shit out of themselves all day every day — they get a pass when it comes to four-letter words of salty nature.

Enter Chris Russell, new addition to the Red Bull skateboarding team. Russell embodies everything that is raw about skating. With full focus on transition, his approach is fast and powerful, his nickname “The Muscle” translating directly into how he handles his board. He likes his music loud and metal, his deck wide, and doesn’t bite his tongue when it comes to expressing his thoughts.

The Latest

reply
1hr

Launching over the falls, sliding into pits, and mandatory 50 pushups for dropping in on your buddies – this is what happens when you throw a bunch of groms into the pressure cooker that is the North Shore of Oahu. With icon Shane Dorian mentoring some of the hottest (…)

reply
3d

Jessy Desjardins has been based out of Whistler, BC for the winter. But he’s no doubt an East Coast Killer at heart. So he hopped a flight back to Quebec and spent nine days in the streets. Shot in both Quebec and the Ottawa area.

reply
3d

Kyuss King’s had a one-track mind to become a professional surfer since the first moment he stood on a board. If there’s a single place you need to prove yourself in order to reach “pro status”, it’s on the North Shore of Oahu. At 17 years old, Kyuss has put in a (…)

More BNQT
Home