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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bob Burnquist fall at X-Games: Video

Video of Bob Burnquist minutes before his tragic fall (and during the fall)
Bob Burnquist horrible crash at X Games 2012
Insider's look at the X Games MegaRamp as Bob Burnquist takes us through the ins and outs of prepping for one of the biggest events of the weekend.

The news spread like wildfire, after a run during the practice two days ago, Bob Burnquist took a nasty spill, falling to the bottom of the ramp, writhing in pain. The internet suddenly became hotter and everybody searched the web to see images, pictures and news. At the end, Bob Burnquist was OK but it was a gruesome fall. The video shows the whole day before the sesh and eventually the insane fall from over 20 feet in the air, ending in Burnquist smashing his tailbone and left leg on the piping. It was a gruesome fall, but in true Burnquist fashion, Bob is working tirelessly to get back into performance shape by the finals on Friday.

I took off on the quarter pipe and didn’t pop out enough,” Burnquist explained. “I ended up hitting the coping on the way down from a 20 foot air. I hit my left foot first and got a crazy heel bruise then hit my lower back. I nailed my left pelvis on the coping as well and it felt like a fracture. It hurt so bad. I got X-rays that showed no broken bones, but I got beat up bad.
You may have to brace yourself for when watching the brutal crash, but the fact that Burnquist is planning on getting back up to skate in the contest is proof enough that he is a true champion and is utterly dedicated to his sport.

I’ve been in a wheel chair for 18 hours,” he said. “Then I ditched it and started the painful process of a speedy recovery to try and skate the finals on Friday. As I write this, I’m feeling much better and it looks like I might be able to. Fingers crossed.
True champ Bob Burnquist, you are a true hero for all the skateboarders…

Video courtesy of Oakley...

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