Santa Cruz, CA
Well...My name is Christian "Otter" Bailey, and I grew up between Santa Cruz, California a... more
Twice A Year: Since 1998 | Mostly International
||Since 1998 - Just About Every Day
Was born in Santa Cruz, California I started skating when I was 4 years old at Derby skatepark...In 1994 I moved to France and grew up skating Paris. When I returned to the states in 2001 I was sponsored by Santa Cruz skateboards, Ricta wheels, Independent Trucks and Vans. Then in 2006 during the filming of a skate video, I launched a boneless 360 wrong and crashed badly, fracturing several vertebrae in my back and paralyzing myself from the waist down as a result...
Shortly after getting out of the hospital, I set out to adapt my skating to my new life in a wheelchair. With the help of my friends and sponsors we modified my wheelchair so that I could continue to do what I love...Since my first drop-in back in 06 it has been a whirlwind of a ride and i've had the opportunity to chair skate all over the world and empower other kids in wheelchairs to push their own limits. I'm blessed to be able to have the opportunity to continue to do what I love and share the stoke...I never forget this!
"Team Extreme" Chairskating Vancouver Paralympics 2010
Vans Tim Braush Skate Jam 2007, 2008, 2009
Vans Soul Bowl, US Open 2007, 2008, 2009
SMP skatepark Shanghai 2008
Converse Coastal Carnage Tour 2010, 2011, 2012
They Will Skate Again 2010, 2011
Currently 2nd in the world chairskating Shoe City Open 2011
Expanding adaptive skate mentorship programs to Australia through my foundation Ocean Healing Group
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