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Chris Burkard showreel


December 12, 2012 | Words By:

After a lot of early mornings, cold wetsuits, and epic fall conditions, Chris Burkard presents his new Inspiration reel created with the folks at Insivity.com


INSIVITY – CHRIS BURKARD from Insivity on Vimeo.

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  1. John Polkey says:

    I wish I was doing this at 26, awesome!

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  2. Celestine Brooks says:

    And now you are too old!! haha :-p

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  3. John Polkey says:

    Sadly true!

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