inFlux: Episode 1.1

By Jason Smith and Carey Peterson

In CrossFit, HD Videos

November 16, 2014

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Celebrate and explore human movement in this multi-episode series featuring dynamic people who use their bodies and minds to meet the challenges of a world in constant motion.

In this installment, host Matt Chan and his wife, Cherie, are on the “Big Island,” Hawaii, hanging out with professional big-wave surfer and CrossFit athlete Shane Dorian. The couple spent time with Dorian surfing, bow hunting, working out and meeting his family.

First up: bow hunting.

“Matt’s the kind of guy that everybody hates,” Dorian says of the six-time CrossFit Games athlete. “He’s the kind of guy who wants to learn how to surf and can learn super quick. He’s the kind of guy who picks up a bow for the first time and he’s a great archer. … I think he’s gonna be a badass bow hunter.”

Practice is different than actually hunting, though.

“I think I shot three arrows and all three were misses,” Chan says.

After hours waiting and hunting, the men didn’t get any boar.

“Even though neither of us put food on the table that night, it was an experience I won’t soon forget. Hunting has been an essential part of life throughout history, and this evening I got a sense it might even be coded in our DNA,” Chan said.

Watch for more of the Chans and Dorian in Part 2 of the first episode of “inFlux: A World in Constant Motion.” In Episode 2, it’s off to Alaska.

Video by Jason Smith and Carey Peterson.

12min 40sec

Additional reading: “The Dead Elk and the CrossFit Question” by Paul Eich, published Aug. 4, 2009.

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2 Comments on “inFlux: Episode 1.1”


wrote …

This looks like it is going to be an awesome series! Extremely excited to see more.


Chris Sinagoga wrote …

Good stuff.

No offense Matt, but during the footage of you creeping through the coffee field, I couldn't help but think Elmer Fudd haha. But big props to you for taking on something like this. Can't wait to see the rest of the series.

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