The person that I’m going to talk about is one of the best skaters nowadays mainly in half-pipes and in the mega-ramp. He nearly reinvented the mega-ramp, because he has one in his house. , so he can skate there everyday. He doesn’t have only the mega-ramp, but a whole private skate-park. The person that I’m talking about is Bob Burnquist.
Although he has an American name, he was born here, in Brazil, more specifically in Rio de Janeiro. He now lives in the United States, in California and it’s there that he has his skate-park.
He’s 35 years old and he’s now skating better than ever. One of the things that makes him so good is the contact with the new generation of skaters, so he mixes his tricks with newer tricks. Last week he got first place in the qualified world half-pipe championship. The finals are coming and there’s a lot of chance that he wins.
He’s innovated the way that skaters skate in the half-pipe and in the mega-ramp, with tricks that no one had ever done, like the Backflip Christ Air and the fakie to fakie 900°. He’s also one of the skaters with most gold medals in X-Games.
Bob is also in almost all of the Tony Hawk’s games and he’s now created his own game, for IOS devices (Apple devices) which is called Bob Burnquist’s Dreamland and it’s a very nice game. He’s sponsored by big skate companies, like Flip, Ricta, Hurley, etc.
So, that’s a little bit of the life of one of the best skaters of all time. He’s very good and I think he’ll skate even in his 60s and I hope he lives a lot.