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As a child growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bob Burnquist started skating at age eleven. By fourteen, Bob had already turned pro. At the Slam City Jam in 1995, Bob showed up and entered. Practically an unknown, Bob’s skating floored the crowd and judges and earned him a first-place finish. The rest, as they say, is history.Bob’s switch-stance ability and creative lines set him apart from the rest. However, he’s no one-trick pony. Some of Bob’s other accomplishments include skating the “loop” switch (with a gap at the top of the loop!), being a pioneer and continuing innovator of mega ramp skateboarding, carrying the Olympic torch, skydiving, piloting airplanes and overseeing his own organic farm. Bob’s also got a Vert Bowl halfpipe, Cork Screw, Loop, and Mega ramp in his backyard. Go ahead and wipe the drool from your chin.
Bob’s continuing progression and innovation have earned him a much deserved spot at the top of the skateboard pyramid. Hell, Tony Hawk names Bob as his favorite skater. Bob also has a passion for living a healthy, human lifestyle and is always helping others do the same.However, being a father to his 2 daughters is what he considers to be his top accomplishments.