Bob Burnquist Continues His Dominance in MegaRamp, Winning in Brazil
Competing in front of a passionate crowd in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bob Burnquist did what Bob Burnquist does in MegaRamp – he went big, was smooth in his execution and won another title.
On Sunday, his winning run on the 65 was a switch backside 180 to Indy 540 – while launching nearly 21 feet into the air.
Burnquist has been one of the masters of big air skateboarding events for over a decade. He has X Games medals, MegaRamp world titles and a reputation as one of, if not the best in the business.
Another highlight of the event came when Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, who was born with Spina Bifida which resulted in no use of his legs, charged the ramp in his wheelchair, cleared the gap and landed cleanly. He was so surprised by the successful landing – after being hurt on several previous attempts over the years – that he couldn’t contain his emotion as he tried to complete a hand-plant on the quarter-pipe. It was an amazing accomplishment and one that will certainly inspire others to push themselves Beyond Reason.