PLG Celebrates Two Decades As Pro
Pierre-Luc Gagnon is a few days shy of turning 37, and remains one of the best to ever do it on the vert ramp in skateboarding. PLG also lives in an area where vertical skateboarding continues to not only thrive, but expand upon possibilities not yet explored. That area, the North County of San Diego, is home to a plethora of ramps, bowls and backyard pools that challenges the status quo of technical vert skateboarding.
Case in point: The DC/Monster ramp. This is not your typical halfpipe. The DC/Monster ramp has varying transitions, extensions, banks, channels and even polejams, which PLG's brand of tech easily adapts to. But there's much more to PLG than the perfectly constructed vert ramp. He's been doing this a long time, and can easily adjust to backyard pools, the Rumble in Ramona truck extension and Bucky Lasek's monstrosity of a backyard bowl.
In the above video, which celebrates PLG's mark of serving two full decades as a professional skateboarder, PLG destroys everything in his path with style, technical precision and complete control. Invites for X Games Minneapolis 2017 have not been released yet, but with 21 past X Games medals to his name, there's a good bet PLG will be on that list and ripping this July for the Minneapolis crowd.
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