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Chris Senn

Chris Senn Biography

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Chris Senn is a gnar dog. He will demolish any and all terrain at speed, from streets to parks to pools to pipes to contests. He's a mixture of old and new school, a solid link to skateboarding's deep roots that also hints at its future. Chris skates spontaneously and for the feeling, not mere trick difficulty.

Originally from Costa Mesa, California, where he was born on December 11, 1972, Chris moved up to Grass Valley in Northern California at 11, where he started skating in the sixth grade when a friend brought a Powell video to school. Sessions on mini-ramps, jump ramps and garbage-style ramps brewed-up soon after. After skating for numerous board companies over the years (Powell, Toy Machine, Think, Adrenaline), Chris is now happy at home on Element.

Raw Info: Chris Senn was Thrasher's 1995 Skater of the Year.

One of Chris' career highlights over the years has been "Traveling around the world and seeing different places that are completely the opposite of what we're used to here. That's what I like about it the most. It changes your perspective about what's really going on in the whole world."

Despite his constant travels, Senn remains very grounded. He now lives in Hawaii, with ne'er a thought of moving to the skateboarding industry hub of Southern California to pursue dreams of skate stardom. He's happier where he's at, living the simple life: hanging at home with wife, Michelle, and raising his kids, Anakin and Julian.

On contests: "I try to skate like I'm just hanging out with my friends and skating. That way, I don't get nervous. If you try to get all serious about it, then you'll just get nervous and not even be able to stand on your board."

In addition to skating, Chris is very creative and talented in all areas of his life. Take his painting, for example. He can paint anything and make it look like a photograph, or go in the exact opposite direction with a full-on mind-bending abstract. Funny that his whole approach to painting (no fear of messing-up) matches that of his skating (no fear of injury.)

When he's not traveling the world for demos, contests or filming missions, Senn can usually be found skating with his son, Anakin, and friends. His off-board hours are usually spent painting, surfing and gardening. As for the future, Chris hopes to stay happy raising his family, skating and making a living off his artwork. Hats off to Senn Dog.

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(8) responses to: Chris Senn Biography

  1. how come you left toy machine?

    56j22's Emeritar 56j22 Posted:
  2. chris, boa tarde!!!

    você vai correr o x games no brasil???

    orra cara seria uma grande satisfação de ver um dos maiores skaters do mundo aqui no brasa!!!

    faz uma forcinha pra vir ok!!!

    abraço

    claudio's Emeritar claudio Posted:
  3. the great chris senn lot of admiration for you bro wish you the best things in life bro keep on skating doin work having fun doin sick tricks everything you know how to do it peace out bro apreciate life rigth bro i'm crazy you know peace out whish i met you someday and skate with you and have a friend like you bro cuz i'm kind of needing real good friends you know but i'm crazy peace out

    ilovemylife's Emeritar ilovemylife Posted:
  4. i swear i saw you at the skate park in redding last year or i dunno i was skatin it up 3 days in town then back to abbotsford bc canada. i think u said hi to me i didn't know who you were, until i saw epicly'. sweet. haha

    skillface's Emeritar skillface Posted:
  5. I just wanna say" congratulations man"

    Paul from brazil!'s Emeritar Paul from brazil! Posted:
  6. Great Bio and what a seemingly great life he has built for himself. I remember when Chris came to Radlands in Northampton (UK) for the UK skate championship and his style was so amazing he stood out among the crowds for me.

    fluidlives's Emeritar fluidlives Posted:
  7. Hello how are you? You are too beautiful ♥

    gabriela's Emeritar gabriela Posted:
  8. Hey I started to skate when I was 6 and my second '' true '' board was an

    Adrenaline Chris Senn. I looked over the net for pics of that board and I can't

    find it. Are there a link somewhere I can find pics of it?

    smotpoke's Emeritar smotpoke Posted:

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