• The Legend Returns: Bob Burnquist Claims Big Air Gold at X Games 17, Brazilians Rock Oakley on the Megaramp

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    He already had 20 X Games medals. But Oakley Skate Legend Bob Burnquist hadn’t claimed Big Air Gold in two long years. Until Friday, that is. Make that 21. The timeless Brazilian bomber launched his way to his third gold medal on the Megaramp – throwing down a massive switch 5 into lein rodeo to grab and retain the lead in the contest. No one would come close.

  • Elevation: Bob Burnquist Gears Up for X Games 17 Skateboard Big Air Glory

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If you know anything about skateboard history, you know Bob Burnquist. Hell, even if your knowledge is limited to skateboard video games, you still know and love Bob. Well the Legend is back for more. With 20 Summer X Games medals in the bag, it still isn’t enough for Oakley’s Brazilian bomber. Let’s just say, this year is going to be absolutely all-time. Coming off a Summer X last year where he landed a massive switch stale 540 into an indy 540 to earn a 93 and Silver medal, Bob is also fresh the heels of landing the first-ever fakie to fakie 900 on a megaramp – in his backyard. Which begs the question, what kind of aerial insanity will be going down this year? Will there be a 900 in competition?

  • Mini-Mega Ramp: Bob Burnquist Lands Silver at X Games Asia

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Legend himself didn’t quite bring home a gold. But sometimes second isn’t always bad. Oakley’s Skateboard Superstar grabbed a solid second-place finish in the Mini-Mega Ramp contest at X Games Asia – just edged by Pierre Luc-Gagnon in an insane final.

Bob Burnquist

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Date of Birth:
October 10, 1976
Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sponsors:
Hurley, TNT Energy Drinks, Oakley, Flip Skateboards, Toyota, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sambazon, Independent, Ricta, Mob Grip, OGIO, Nixon
Hobbies:
Living

Career Highlights

    • 25x Summer X Games Medalist (11 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze) – X Games Medal Count Record Holder
    • First Skateboarder to Land a Mega Fakie to Fakie 900 (September 4, 2010)
    • Only Skateboarder to Go Over a Gapped Loop Ramp While Riding Switch
    • Co-founder of the Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC)
    • First Skateboarder to Go All the Way Around a Full Pipe
    • Featured in the Hit Video Game Series "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater"
    • Creator of the “Burntwist," Which is a 360 Eggplant
    • Landed the First Christ Air Backflip at the Nitro Circus Demo, Named the "Bob Flip Christ Air" (2010)
    • 4x Gravity Games Medalist (2 Golds, 2 Silver)
    • 6x Winner Transworld Rider's Award
    • 2010: Silver Medal, Maloof Money Cup Vert
    • 2007: "Outsider of the Year," Outside Magazine Brazil
    • 2003 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Vert
    • 2002 - Voted Op "King of Skate"
    • 2002 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
    • 2002: Laureus World of Sports "Alternative Sportsperson of the Year"
    • 2001 - 1st Place - Red Bull Skate Pro Brazil, Vert
    • 2001 - Gold Medal - Gravity Games, Vert Best Trick
    • 2001: "Best Skateboarder of the Year," NEA Awards – Munich, Germany
    • 2001: "Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 2001 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: WCS Award for Highest Points Vert
    • 1999: Gold Medal, Gravity Games Vert
    • 1999: "Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 1999: "Reader's Choice Best Overall Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 1997: Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year