The path to becoming a professional skateboarder can be an extremely arduous one. You're forced to continuously place your body in harm's way, if you want to progress your skill-level & stay relevant. Maintaining relationships w/ key players in the industry is also crucial, but only if you keep a good head on your shoulders throughout!
For Chris, skateboarding's taught him that "nothing worthwhile in life is ever easy," & we certainly agree. No success tastes quite as sweet as the one you had to work for!