Chris Hughes

A local at the Animal House, Hughes rides for Team Soil, L.A. Pride Clothing and receives product flow from Mirraco and Sun Ringle. Hughes is also notable for creating several now-signature tricks, including the 540 tailwhip wallplant and body varials over box jumps. "Chris is a loose cannon. He sends it and scares everyone in the room, but somehow he's dialed," says rider James Foster. In his spare time, Hughes spends time with his girlfriend, cat and dog, but his focus is ultimately on riding. "I love riding," he says. (Photo by: Tyler Northrup)