- Chris “Vanstager” Vanstone
- Home Town
- Tiverton, Devon
- Antuna, Traction Beams, 608rs, CF Über(Ti)lites, Al2O3
- Cold dry winter mornings, trees, brightly coloured fish and wellington boots.
- I can’t even begin to answer this in ten words
- Guilty Pleasure
- Nerding out
- Pet Hate
- Small dogs
- Refreshing Beverage
- Words of Wisdom
- NEVER, EVER!! Clutch at other people’s wisdom on the internet!
CNC machinist, gin connoisseur, master footbreaker, Chris Vanstone has been bombing the hills of Devon solo for longer than we can remember.
Latest Rider News
This event WENT OFF!!!!!!! Just over 140 skaters came down for the weekend, we had two days of perfect weather, and the uplift system allowed some skaters to clock over 50 runs on the 1.3 mile track between both days. We had a huge party on Saturday night, with local metal band Cry Havoc coming.. Read More
We were lucky enough to track down one of the first Spooky Evo’s via Chris Vanstone recently. Released in 2002, the Spooky Evo was one of the first commercially available speedboards with a drop-through truck mounting. It featured a dropped-up nose, which served to wedge the front truck in a similar fashion to other pioneering.. Read More
While most of us were at the UK Bo Peep race this weekend, our own Chris Vanstone went to the French national race in Northern France, organised by our friends Riders En Bray – and scored a 3rd place podium on his new Antuna. They ran a race-to-qualify format, so even though it rained on.. Read More
This weekend we went hill hunting again… this time armed with a speed trap and remote readout that Mike at Octane Sport lent us. The Elusive Mr Vanstone, Sunday kicks! We’re not sure how accurate these readings are, and actually at the end of the day who cares, but we got some blog-worthy photos so.. Read More
The final protoypes for our Manu Antuna Tribute Deck turned up last week… This is our first rockered speedboard. It’s a bit shorter than the Vandella, with a further refined shape after many late-night motorway conversations in the van between Darren, Chris, Jesse and Rich. If you’ve no idea who Manu Antuna is and why.. Read More
We went to the deepest darkest Southwest for some downhill fun with Devonians Matt Elver, Chris Vanstone, Jesse Tighe and Charlie Mason this weekend. It was basically everything you could hope for in a road trip, and a bit more. Pete and Matt, near darkness… In the Vandem… John and Rob contemplating what to throw.. Read More
A summer of shredding later…. and The Vandella has firmly established itself as our Team’s “deck of choice” when things get fast and dangerous. Phwoaaaar… concave. Darren and Chris worked together to produce this deck… combining over two decades of downhill freeride and race experience between them. The results speak for themselves… The creators round.. Read More
Just dropped Vanny off at Bristol airport – he’s on his way to race at the Kozakov Challenge. On the way we managed to extract a quickfire Q+A with the ginger ninja from deepest darkest Devonshire… >What’s the best sandwhich you’ve eaten and where did you eat it? Devonshire village bacon sarnie, Local bacon, local.. Read More
A super good freeride – really slick organisation, nice campsite next to the river, fun hill and a good turnout of over 130 riders. Here’s Jesse and Chris on the last straight, courtesy of Travis Horsfall of Heelside Magazine… quick GoPro edit coming soon. Cheers to Longboard Blutcher for organising… we’ll be back!