VIDEO FOOTAGE ABOVE IS A CONDENSED VERSION CHRIS ABADIE’S WORLD OF XGAMES REALWAKE SUBMISSION. FOOTAGE BY ANDREW ADAMS.
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WHO SHOULD BE Union’s Rider of the Year?
“There were a lot of good riders last year and so many different categories you could base that decision on. Some of the most talented riders to me were Raph, Daniel Grant, and Aaron Rathy” CHRIS ABADIE
Best 2015 trip you went on and why?
I would say visiting China was my favorite trips of 2015. I really like traveling and exploring new places and Chengdu, China is by far one of the more out there places to get to. It’s such a culture shock and different far away place than home.
Favorite trick you landed on film for the year?
My favorite trick I landed on film last year was probably my frontside 3 off the pipe into the dance floor, rewind nose grab back five off the kicker in my realwake part. It was challenging and scared the sh*t out of me, but that’s what made it rewarding. I had some good crashes on that one.
What would you say was your best video part of the year?
My Xgames real wake section is probably my best video part I have ever put together. I don’t think I have ever worked so hard for anything. I got to say a huge thanks to my other shredtown brothers; Andrew and Davis. We traveled the states for a month straight filming, building, driving, and putting in the effort together to make it what it was.
Who do you think should be the 2015 rider of the year and why? There were a lot of good riders last year and so many different categories you could base that decision on. Some of the most talented riders to me were Raph, Daniel Grant, and Aaron Rathy. And really there’s so many good riders out there that are impressive.
Do you have many plans for 2016?
Hopefully Realwake Xgames will return for a second year and we plan to host the Shredtown Jamboree, round 2 in May.