|Pedro Barros: Unplugged Trips|
Florianopolis Kid Pedro Barros claimed his second X Games 2012 Skateboard Park gold medal last week-end, beating out Ben Hatchell and Rune Glifberg in a down-to-the-last-second battle.
"It was just an amazing finals and to get the score on the last run, I was psyched," Barros said after the win. "It was crazy because Ben got a crazy-good score right in the start of it and he was killing it. … I was just trying to work something out to use the whole park, try different lines, and make it look like I was riding a bowl. I made it work in the end."
Barros, last year's silver medalist, has been on a tear this year: In May he picked up his second consecutive win at the annual Pro Tec Pool Party in Orange, Calif., and in April he won the Red Bull Skate Generation contest in his hometown, Florianopolis, Brazil. In February he picked up back-to-back wins at the Bowl-a-Rama events in Bondi, Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand. But he came into this contest with an injured knee and said he surprised himself with the win.
"I got to the finals and it was hurting a lot, and I was just like, 'I'm going to skate as hard as I can and try to deal with the pain,'" Barros said. "It was gnarly. Everyone was skating so good. Glifberg was skating the bowl like it was butter, and Hatchell was out there with his super tech tricks. It was just an amazing finals. To be able to get the win feels so good."
To celebrate his victory, one the the video crew that always follow him, Garden Groove Filmes, just released a video of Pedro Barros (and a couple of other friends). That may not come as a surprise for some, but he can shred at street skating as well… Watch the video above…