A D V E R T I S E M E N T
  • Details

    Name:Bob Burnquist
    Lives In:Vista, California
    United States
    Hometown:Rio de Janerio, Rio de Janerio
    Brazil
    Age:37
    Birthday:October 10, 1976
    Gender:Male
  • Profession

    Skateboarding

  • Videos

    Bob Burnquist has been tagged in 27 videos on GrindTV.

    Pro Tec Pool Party Practice

    Pro Tec Pool Party Practice

    4 years ago

    4,306 views

    Flip Skateboards Demo Rye Airfield 11/16/09

    Flip Skateboards Demo Rye ..

    5 years ago

    139 views

    Pro Tec Pool Party 2009 - Pro Finals (Part 2)

    Pro Tec Pool Party 2009 - ..

    5 years ago

    651 views

    Pro Tec Pool Party 2009 - Pro Finals (Part 1)

    Pro Tec Pool Party 2009 - ..

    5 years ago

    268 views

    2009 Protec Pool Party Pro Finals Jam Session

    2009 Protec Pool Party Pro..

    5 years ago

    747 views

  • Biography

    Bob Burnquist grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and began skateboarding at age 11. Bob turned pro at age fourteen while living in Brazil. In vert skateboarding you compete one person at a time and are then scored by a panel of expert judges. So the competitive spotlight creates a lot of pressure that becomes a mental obstacle for many. However, as an amateur Bob competed in hundreds of events before turning pro, and those early contests helped Bob learn how to deal with the pressure that comes with vert competitions. With his open mind, creative and win-or-slam approach, Bob helped to revitalize and shape overall vertical skateboarding in the late '90s in a big way. He is known and respected for his uncanny and unusual ability to skate equally well both regular and goofy-foot, the progression of trying tricks switch-stance (to the layman, this means he can do most of his tricks backward as well as forward). In 1995, he showed up at the Slam City Jam in Vancouver, BC and competed against every top skateboarder in the world. An unknown to most, he amazed everyone with his technicality and switch-stance lines, and ended up taking first place. That's how this legendary skaters story begins.

    He has been voted Best Vert skateboarder by his peers three times and honored with several TransWorld Skateboarding(TWS) Readers and Rider's Polls Awards. His list of contest wins include: X Games, Gravity Games, OP King of Skate (unique skateboarding/design competition format), Vans Triple Crown, Slam City Jam, countless Brazilian Competitions, and many others. He mentions his Thrasher "Skater of the Year" in 1997 his most relished award.
  • 18 Comments

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    skellywag

    Posted by skellywag August 18, 2010 02:00am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    hey Bob, Grats on the 2nd place in the X Games, i think it should have been 1st what a rip eh? anyway Good job.
    shout out to OAK HARBOR.
    ps, bob if you do a little traveling anytime soon you should check out our skatepark, our skate scene is small like our park but growing.

    babyd100

    Posted by babyd100 November 29, 2009 03:39pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hey Bob you are very good saw ya this year xgames it still takes a lot of guts to skate a rail hang in there jen

    sk8er alex

    Posted by sk8er alex August 15, 2009 09:58am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    he awesom but too bad he was 2nd place in the x games

    mrskate1

    Posted by mrskate1 August 10, 2009 10:30am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    what made you come up with the idea for big air rail jam

    xgamesfangirl

    Posted by xgamesfangirl July 27, 2009 09:56am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    hey bob how u been well stoping by your page and wanted to say hi and see ya at x games 15 @ staples center yeah.

    eliel andrade

    Posted by eliel andrade July 13, 2009 03:27pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    e aew Bob eu kero andar na sua mega rampa!!!
    auahhauaau
    eu curto muito vc so seu maior fan
    um abra ao
    t+

    mineiroskt

    Posted by mineiroskt June 30, 2009 10:52pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    e ai bob td tranquilo?n o pude ir ver a mega rampa que teve aqui no Brazil mas acompanhei pela teve e foi bem loco,qro ver se na pr xima eu vou,comecei a andar vendo seu rol muito style.O CARA ADMIRO MUITO SEU ROL MESMO,QUEM SABE UM DIA DE PARA VOC APARECER AQUI EM JACARE ,PRA ANDAR NO HALF DAQUI.aT MAIS,FLW AI.

    asylumist89

    Posted by asylumist89 May 28, 2009 10:47pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Dude i live like literally like less than a mile away from you in Vista!!!!
    you're like the sickest skater.
    and I remember you went to the triple crown in Cbad before way back when like when Andy Mac first started.

    sk84life dude

    Posted by sk84life dude January 29, 2009 05:42am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hey bob whats up im from brazil too i speak portuguese too u r the best skateboarder...

    _sk8er chic

    Posted by _sk8er chic November 25, 2008 09:55pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hey dude ur so awsome ur da reason im geting so much better at sk8ting than ever.. ur were so awsome at x-games

    your royal awsomeness

    Posted by your royal awsomeness August 17, 2008 01:29pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    dude ur awsome! ur the reason i started skating! when i first saw u in the x-games i told my brother i wanted to be just like u and then he got me a board and i started! lov ya man! keep rokin

    BamFreak2008

    Posted by BamFreak2008 July 13, 2008 10:11pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Dude You Did Awsome At X-GAMES Brasil Plz Add Me PS You Are Wicked

    yowis

    Posted by yowis May 8, 2008 08:53pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    HI dude you're awsome!

    ITSkateboards

    Posted by ITSkateboards April 18, 2008 03:25pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

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    mclovin

    Posted by mclovin March 6, 2008 08:15pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    dude you are a crazy skater your backyard is the best also

    mullen

    Posted by mullen February 27, 2008 12:20pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hurleys for girls dddddddddduuuuuuuuuurrr

    crazy7108

    Posted by crazy7108 February 2, 2008 06:32am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    dude u are my favorite skater and do u have to b from brazil to get sponsered by hurley?

    mullen

    Reply by mullen February 27, 2008 12:21pm PSTReport Abuse

    NO U DONNNNNNNNNNT

    Savage Skateboards

    Posted by Savage Skateboards November 19, 2007 08:00pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    Dude you sucked at the denver couch tour no offense you bearly skated and you never landed the noseslides at least that we saw what was up with that but besides that you rock at skatin

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