SKATEBOARD SUPERSTAR BOB BURNQUIST LANDS FIRST EVER 900 ON THE MEGA RAMP

SKATEBOARD SUPERSTAR BOB BURNQUIST LANDS FIRST EVER 900 ON THE MEGA RAMP

09.08.10 World renowned Skateboarder, Bob Burnquist, made history over the weekend by successfully stomping the first ever 900 on a Mega Ramp, and the first ever fakie to fakie 900! Since completing the construction of the Mega Ramp on his home property back in 2006, Bob made it one of his primary goals to land the 900 and in the process of trying has mastered a plethora of new tricks. But nothing has been quite as sweet as what happened on Saturday night.

Bob explained his progression towards undertaking the new trick. "After mastering forward to fakie and fakie to forward indy 720's, it was a natural evolution to move onto the 900. I had to open up my mind and thought process and just try it differently. It was a surreal feeling to finally land the trick."

After numerous attempts to land the regular indy 900 for the latest Flip video, Bob woke up last week and thought to himself, "this is the week I'm going to land this 900, I don't care how I do it!" When several variations of the trick proved unsuccessful Bob then tried it fakie to fakie and it just felt right. And with a few more attempts Bob successfully landed the first ever fakie to fakie indy 900 on the Mega Ramp. The response from his peers has been overwhelming. As Bucky Lasek quoted "he is my hero! Possibly the best trick to date on a skateboard."

Bob has once again successfully added another trick to his repertoire and only continues to impress and astound his peers, including Danny Way, who exclaimed "I'm speechless. Bob is amazing." Tony Hawk suggests the major impact Bob has had on skateboarding during his career; "Bob has upped the ante once again and ramp skating will never be the same thanks to him. He is unbelievable." Bob has already boasted an impressive 2010 season in competition and with the 900 now under his belt, there is no question he will continue to amaze.

"I would like to thank my family for all the support, especially my wife Veronica Burnquist and our daughters... and all the people that have inspired me to progress over the years; including Tony Hawk, Danny Way and Bucky Lasek for their continued inspiration, Thank you."

Burnquist's sponsors include Hurley, Oakley, Flip Skateboards, Sambazon, Toyota, Chipotle, Nixon, Ricta, Independent, and Skateboard.tv

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