Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Rider Profile: Chip Linton
Back from the beach and already putting in work, SMS junior Chip Linton is this year's first Blog Profile.
As SMS coaches, we expect our riders to enjoy thier summers, yet stay in shape. Chip idealized that request by lifeguarding and surfing in Nantucket this summer. He returned to campus with sun-bleached hair, high fitness, and the foucus and responsiblity that true lifeguards should possess.
Dave Redden has designed a demanding new fall workout for the team. Chip has quickly mastered the routines and his example aids both team and coaches. The Russian Kettlebell is an integral dryland tool this year, and Chip's technique is something to see.
Entering his third year on the storied SMS Skateboard Team, Chip was pleasantly surprised to be elected Team Capitan. In his time on the team his skating has improved by leaps and bounds, quite literally. His ollie heights are unchallenged on the team. Yesterday a massive funbox ollie (see photo) earned him a victory in the Tuesday Frends Headphones Challenge.
Some words from the SMS world:
"Chip's deterination and drive are astounding to me." - Scott Johnston
“Chip doesn’t give himself enough credit. He is an awesome guy who has worked hard in his own simple way to come as far as he has. Whether it be skating, where he has the highest ollies in the rec, or on the hill where he silently slays his landings, he is always killing it with the best attitude.”
"Ever since I've met him, he has been trying hard." JP McArdle
"Chip saw the most improvement in his Functional Movement Screen over the past year." - Dave Redden