Legendary all-terrain vehicle, Chad Bartie, is the ninth inductee to the Slam Hall of Fame.
Born and raised on the Gold Coast, he was one of the pioneering Australian skateboarders to migrate to the US and build a career there as a professional skateboarder. As a lad, Chad grew up skating transition, but eventually, influenced by Natas and Gonz, followed the progression of skateboarding to street spots in the ’90s.
Bartie turned pro for New Deal in 1998 and went on to release numerous video parts. He also crushed it in comps, winning a couple of X Games medals in 2003 and 2009, and gained consistent coverage through his onslaught of US spots throughout the ’90s and early-oughts. Chad Bartie now lives in California and still skates at his own leisure.
The Slam Hall of Fame celebrates the legendary skateboarders who have been a huge part of Slam, and have made a large impact on Australian skateboarding with coverage here and aboard.
Previous Hall of Fame Inductees:
2012 – Dustin Dollin
2013 – Matt Mumford
2014 – Andrew Currie
2015 – Tas Pappas
2016 – Anthony Mapstone
2017 – Morgan Campbell
2018 – Tim ‘Dorfus’ McDougall
2019 – Andrew Mapstone