Spent met Chris James 5 years ago as a park local in Cairns, and since then we've both come come a long way together. We have set skate parks on fire, floated half pipes in rivers, double flipped 50 tonne army tanks, travelled the country for competitions, and sunk a just a few beverages along the way.
During his latest trip to the Vans Cup in Sydney, Chris caught the eye of pretty much everyone there with his 'go big' riding style. After the event he joined some of the best riders in the world for a killer session at Five Dock with Larry Edgar, Ryan Nyquist, Dylan Lewis, Kris Fox, Jason Watts, Cody Pollard, and Corey Walsh. Word got around of how he throws down and once returning to the Gold Coast he was offered a ride on the Colony BMX flow team. Chris is now riding a Colony Tradition and has been able to book flights to Spain to compete in Spain next month, with his eyes set on America later this year!
Spent and Chris are still going to be throwing down plenty cool stuff in the future, but let's have a look back at some of our favourite moments. Congratulations Chris - Chase the dream.