Recent Skate News
The Legend continues. Oakley’s long-time Skateboard Icon, Bob Burnquist, facing the influx of new-generation riders pushing the envelope in the sport, claimed his fourth X Games Big Air Gold on Friday. The Brazilian, who tweaked his lower back during practice earlier in the week, dropped into the Finals with his usual aura of greatness, throwing down a killer 94.33 third run laced with an Indy 720 over to Fakie – squatting out of the run.
The next generation of Skateboarding is here. Enter Curren Caples. Oakley’s 16-year-old skate star – and part-time surf ripper on the side – first dropped into an X Games Skateboard Park contest in 2010, raising eyebrows by charging his way into a solid fourth-place finish. Following an injury sustained at least year’s event during practice, the bright young rider is looking to make some massive noise in Los Angeles this week and usher in a new era. Peep the Ventura native’s course preview vid – then watch out for Curren as the Skateboard Park Finals approach (Saturday at 2 p.m. Pacific)!
Skate legend Bob Burnquist has returned to his home away from home: X Games- Los Angeles. The Brazilian skateboard pro is back in Los Angeles and preparing to compete in the Big Air contest; an event he has won three times since its introduction to the X Games. Burnquist is a proven veteran and has competed in the X Games since it began in 1995, earning 20 medals during that time.