Check Out – Chad Shetler

Check Out Chad Shetler

Age: 26

Home: San Clemente, California

Sponsors: Illenium, Lost, Independent, Ally Containment Co., TSG Pads, Reef, DBC/Luckies, Randoms, Dragon

The first time I ever skated with Chad, I knew the kid had skills. It just seemed weird to me that he lived in the mountains–miles away from skateable street spots and people good enough to push his skating. I've always wondered how he skated so well, and how he just shows up at a spot, rips it, and then is out. Who is this guy, and where did he come from?

After a while of bumping into him, we became good friends, and to this day, he's one of my favorite people to skate with. His attitude and personality always make him a pleasure to be around. But don't let his “nice guy” image fool you–Chad's a badass, so don't cut him off or try to downplay him because you may get more than you bargained for. He's also one of the most well-rounded skateboarders I've ever seen. Don't try to put a label on him because he's just a 100-percent pure skateboarder. The only negative thing I can say about Chad is that he has some kind of sweat-gland problem–he sweats more than anyone I've ever met.–Aaron Astorga