Burnquist lands Mega 900
Bob Burnquist has successfully landed a 900 on the mega ramp, tweeting about the accomplishment on Sunday. He becomes the first skater to land a 900 on the mega ramp and only the fifth skater to land the trick in history (Tony Hawk, Georgio Zatoni, Sandro Dias and Alex Perelson round out the elite 900 club). He was roundly congratulated, via Twitter, by other vert luminaries including Jake Brown and Hawk.
"The 900 has been my elusive trick," Burnquist said while visiting Oakley Headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif. Tuesday. "I've been trying it for a long time. I was there when Tony [Hawk] landed it for the first time. I was there when pretty much everyone landed theirs. ... I didn't want to do it like everyone else has done it ... I tried frontside 9's, indy 9's. The fakie to fakie was looking better and better -- so that's the one I pursued. And I did it in one day."
To see video of the 9, go here.