Performing at the Los Angeles COLISEUM is very inspiring. It’s a major staple here ins LA and there is already more history there than most sports stadiums around the country. We’ve seen great performances out of acts like U2, Madonna, and The Backstreet Boys.Great franchises like the Trojans play there plus more parties than any cool RAVER could desire.
It appears that Jake Brown is continuing with the groundbreaking history by taking a page out of the Los Angeles Lakers playbook by going back to back this year.As Jake took the 2009 Big Air at last year’s X Games, it was déjà vu one year later as he launched the 70-foot Skateboard Big Air gap at X Games to take in his second gold in a row. Brown went head-to-head with two-time gold medalist Bob Burnquist who took silver trying to land a 900, which is pretty insane in itself.
“I feel really good about my new trick. When we get more practice everyone can expect to see more 900s now that we have a place to practice,” Brown said. “I’m really excited for next year.”
Brown backflipped the gap and boosted 22.7 feet with a 540 to take his second X Games gold medal in as many years. Right on Brown’s heels was Burnquist, as the duo pushed each other throughout the night at The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with Burnquist continuing to attempt his elusive 900.
“Bob is such a great competitor and I have to push myself just to be at his level,” Brown said. “We’re competitors against ourselves. Rob is so gnarly that it’s an honor to think I’m anywhere near him.”
“I’m so impressed with Jake and how he puts it together,” Burnquist said. “Everyone was going really big. People usually don’t do 20 plus feet on the quarterpipe and this was a great competition for that.”
Rob Lorifice came in third for the bronze.
1. Jake Brown Carlsbad, Calif. 93.66
2. Bob Burnquist Sao Paulo, Brazil 93.00
3. Rob Lorifice Encinitas, Calif. 87.66
4. Pedro Barros Florianopolis, Brazil 86.66
5. Adam Taylor Cocoa Beach, Fla. 80.00
6. Edgard Pereira Sao Bernardo Do Campo, Brazil 2.33