Rider: Chris Brown
Location: Minneapolis, MN
This one is from a summer ago when Chris and Tony Malouf were visiting Reed Stark in Minneapolis on a trip for BSD. It was a pretty quick weekend, but everyone was making the most of it and putting together a little web edit dubbed “Minnesota Nice”. I was along to shoot a few photos and hang out enjoying the late summer days.
One thing that really stuck out to me about Chris is that he doesn’t take warm-up runs. This has caught me off guard, since I’m used to being able to take my time a little more and get myself set up before a photo. He just takes a good look at a spot, puts things together in his mind’s eye, and fires it out. This sketchy rail ride was no exception. The setup was far from ideal: downhill runup, harsh chunk where the path met the stairs, and a wobbly railing. It was no problem for Chris though, as he quickly took a look and went for it. It only took two tries before we had the photo, the clip, and were off to eat tacos before heading to the next spot.