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Bucky Lasek Sweeps Global X Games Skate Vert

The 40-year-old skate legend punctuated his campaign of the 2013 Global X Games in Los Angeles this weekend with his fourth-straight gold medal on the Vert ramp.

When the Summer X Games started its 2013 journey in Foz di Iguacu, Brazil, many may have considered the skate career of GoPro athlete Bucky Lasek to be entering the twilight of its legendary run. Then he took gold with a dramatic first run in the final with the awe-inspiring waterfalls in the background. 
He repeated his performance just weeks later in Barcelona, and again in Munich, where he and fellow GoPro athletes Pierre Luc Gagnon and Mitchie Brusco swept the podium. 
With more pressure and focus on him than ever, Bucky returned home to the final X Games to be hosted in nearby Los Angeles looking to cement his name in the history books. The pressure, however, would prove to be a non-factor, and after crushing the ramp with a 92-point run, Bucky signed his name permanently into the history books.

Not only did Bucky bring home his fourth straight Gold at X Games LA, his joined fellow GoPro athletes Pierre Luc Gagnon and Andy Macdonald for another GoPro podium sweep of the Vert ramp, the second for the world’s most versatile camera.

GoPro athletes PLG and Mitchie Brusco flanked Bucky on the podium of X Games Munich as the veteran secured his third-straight Gold.

His second Gold came in Barcelona, where the momentum really started to build toward what would be Bucky’s most dominant campaign of his career.

It all began in Brazil. There, Bucky Lasek not only reminded everyone how incredible he remains to be on a skateboard, but also kickstarted the “best of year of [his] professional life.”

Congratulations Bucky! It’s been an unreal year for you!

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