Tommy Hains Tag

11 Mar Tommy Hains Edit by Chris Chitaroni

I’ve seen Ottawa’s Tommy Hains grow from a little boy that rode nothing but the skatepark in his suburb with ease in to a grown ass man that rides just about anything (but still has a strong attraction for his home park) with skill and finesse. Chris Chitaroni put together this edit with footage spanning from 2012 to now showcasing his technical ability. Also, check out our interview we did with Tommy two years ago here.

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01 Jun Etnies/Timebomb 5 Clip Contest: Round 1

First and foremost a HUGE thanks to everyone who made or helped in some way make an edit for this contest! We received a bunch of amazing edits which made it really hard for us to decide a winner. We’ve narrowed it down to the top six edits, which will be posted on Monday and the winner will be announced out of the final six. I can honestly say that every single edit we received was awesome in it’s own way. Read on to see a bunch of amazing edits, in no particular order, that unfortunately didn’t make the top six and be sure to check back Monday morning when we announce the finalists and the winner!

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14 Apr Tommy Hains: Head Case


Hip Whip. Photo by Chris Chitaroni.

If you have been riding long enough, chances are high that you have sustained some sort of injury that kept you off your bike for a while. Now what if something kept you off your bike for close to two years, and doctors couldn’t figure out the problem? That was the case for a young Tommy Hains who started to experience seizures suddenly in 2009, which kept him from doing everything that he loved. As a straight A student and gifted young rider, with a number respectable contest placings at amateur contests at the local and national level, he was forced to quit everything in his life as doctors worked to try and explain the seizures he was having and find a way to help him.

Tommy underwent surgery in May of 2010 and has only now been given the OK from doctors to get back in to riding, and from what it seems, it’s as if he never left. I asked Tommy some questions about the ordeal he went through, surgery, how to cope with going stir crazy when you have to give up everything you enjoy doing, and how his life is now. Take a few minutes and keep reading the Tommy Hains interview and check out an edit of his riding that Chris Chitaroni put together.

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