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Pierre-Luc Gagnon

When Pierre-Luc Gagnon first joined the pro circuit after winning the Vans Amateur series in 1996, his peers thought he was a cocky little brat due to a seeming unwillingness to chitchat. But then a funny thing happened. He learned English. It was soon widely accepted that PLG was indeed, a down dude.Pierre grew up in Montreal, Canada where he would speak French with fellow vert shredder Max... FULL BIO >

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Website: www.itsplg.com
Twitter: @PLGsk8
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July 19, 2013

Copenhagen Pro Vert, Ring of Fire

The Copenhagen Pro is in full swing and the vert contest went down on Thursday along with the classic ring of fire.

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June 27, 2013

Bucky Lasek Grabs the Win in Skateboard Vert at X Games Munich

Bucky Lasek continued his winning streak on Skate Vert from

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June 25, 2013

Best Of Skateboarding Dew Tour Beach Championships Ocean City 2013

The very best of skateboarding from the Dew Tour Beach Championships in Ocean City, MD 2013. Watch the highlights from vert, legends bowl, skate street best trick session and pro bowl events.

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June 24, 2013

Skate Vert Final Highlights

Bucky Lasek took the 2013 Dew Tour Skate Vert Final but there were great runs by several riders including PLG and Sandro Dias. Check out this highlight real showcasing the event. 

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June 22, 2013

Local Legend Bucky Lasek Wins Skate Vert Final

Following Thursday’s Skate Vert Semi-Final, the anticipation from the fans in the sand had everyone counting down until they could watch the final unfold as part of the Dew Tour Beach Championship

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June 21, 2013

Skate Vert Semi-Final Recap

Pierre-Luc Gagnon takes the top spot in the Skate Vert semi-final at the Dew Tour Beach Championship.

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June 21, 2013

Dew Tour Beach Championships - Skate Feature

A look at the transitions within skateboarding - from young to old, vert to bowl - a look inside with the athletes who make up these skateboarding disciplines

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When Pierre-Luc Gagnon first joined the pro circuit after winning the Vans Amateur series in 1996, his peers thought he was a cocky little brat due to a seeming unwillingness to chitchat. But then a funny thing happened. He learned English. It was soon widely accepted that PLG was indeed, a down dude.

Pierre grew up in Montreal, Canada where he would speak French with fellow vert shredder Max Dufour on the decks of whatever vert ramps they could get their wheels on. Then in 1992, at his dad’s prodding, the city built them their own park with a state-of-the-art halfpipe. It was called Boucherville, which sounds better if you speak French.

Boucherville eventually fell victim to the inevitable dismantling, so in 2000 Pierre packed his bags, kissed his parents goodbye, and headed west to San Diego, the land of milk, honey and vert ramps.

Once settled, the French Canadian Jay-Z of vert came into his own and in the time since has pretty much done it all, from filming state-of-the-art video parts, to mastering the mega, to going on one continuous contest killing spree. After winning his first X Games gold in 2002 (followed the next day with another gold in best trick), he’s been one of, if not the guy to beat at nearly every event.

In 2006 a pulverized patella gave him a major setback, but he came back even stronger and more focused. By 2008 he was back in peak form, winning X Games, the Maloof Money Cup, and, after getting his first Dew Tour victory of the year in Orlando, eked out the points needed to take home the Dew Cup. In '08 alone he pulled down a record haul in prize money, which is good because Pierre likes to bling, and blingin’ ain’t cheap.

Dew Tour 2011 - Skateboard Vert

RankPantech Open 2011Toyota Challenge 2011Dew Tour Championships 2011Total
190100150340

Dew Tour 2010 - Skate Vert

RankSkate Open 2010Wendy's Invitational 2010Toyota Challenge 2010Dew Tour Championships 2010TOTAL
11008290135407

Dew Tour 2009 - Skate Vert

RankISF Skate OpenWendy's InvitationalToyota ChallengePlayStation ProTOTAL
3901007672338

Dew Tour 2008 - Skate Vert

RankPanasonic OpenRight Guard OpenWendy's InvitationalToyota ChallengePlaystation ProTotal
185538585100408

Dew Tour 2007 - Skate Vert

RankPanasonic OpenRight Guard OpenVans InvitationalToyota ChallengePlaystation ProTotal
349387510075337
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September 30, 2012

Maloof Money Cup Kimberley South Africa Results

The Maloof Money Cup (MMC) made its return to Kimberley, South Africa this weekend for the second annual World Skateboarding Championship

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August 18, 2012

PLG Gets Repeat Win in Dew Tour Skate Vert

Pierre-Luc Gagnon, aka PLG, did it again in the Skate Vert Finals at the Ocean City Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championship.

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July 10, 2012

Darkstar Skateboards Forward Slash Video

Darkstar Skateboards' Forward Slash video dropped online yesterday and is packed with epic full-length parts from

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July 25, 2012

PLG Comes Through With Win and Third Dew Cup

It came down to the last runs of the Superfinal to decide it all in the skate vert battle at the Dew Tour Championships. Defending Dew Cup champ Pierre-Luc Gagnon

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September 30, 2011

PLG, Bucky and Shaun White Battling for Skate Vert Dew Cup

The Dew Tour’s skate vert ramp has seen its share of battles over the years, but this season’s Dew Cup title is a toss-up between the only three guys who have ever won the Cup

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September 10, 2011

Pierre Luc Gagnon Holds off Shaun White for Skate Vert Win

Bucky Lasek, Shaun White and Pierre-Luc Gagnon were the last three riders to go in the skate vert superfinals - ranked third to first - but it came down to the last runs to decide the podium order.

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July 24, 2011

Last Run Does the Trick for Bucky Lasek

In the final run of the five-man superfinal, Pierre-Luc Gagnon was the last rider to go. From the top of the extension, he was ready to drop in what would have been his victory run, until

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March 12, 2011

Under the Gun: Pierre Luc Gagnon

For this installment of Under the Gun, we caught up with Pierre-Luc Gagnon to have him explain his lizard tattoo on his forearm.

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June 21, 2013

Skate Vert Semi-Final Recap

Pierre-Luc Gagnon takes the top spot in the Skate Vert semi-final at the Dew Tour Beach Championship.

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June 07, 2013

Step By Step: Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Kickflip Mute

Pierre-Luc Gagnon, aka PLG, skates with a comfort and ease that is amazing to watch and it comes from years of practice on the vert ramp.

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September 11, 2012

Best Of Skate at Ocean City Dew Tour 2012

The new Dew Tour opened up 2012 with the Ocean City Pantech Beach Championship this year and added Mega 2.0 to the roster!

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August 20, 2012

Athlete of the Year Nominees - Ocean City

Check out some of the top athletes competing at the first event of the 2012 Dew Tour in Ocean City!  These are your first set of nominees for Toyota Athlete of the Year

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August 19, 2012

Skate Vert Finals - Dew Tour Ocean City

Pierre-Luc Gagnon takes the top spot on the podium in the Skate Vert Final at the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, MD

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August 18, 2012

Pierre-Luc Gagnon's Winning Run - Ocean City Skate Vert Finals

PLG takes the top spot on the podium in Skate Vert with this run at the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean Ciy, MD

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August 14, 2012

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Pro Spotlight

PLG Talks About His Strategy for Dew Tour 2012

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April 25, 2012

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Talks Contests, Young Guns | Inside Alli Sports

Pierre-Luc Gagnon made a pit stop into the Alli Sports studio before taking off to X Games Asia. PLG comments on the increase of young skaters in the industry and their knack for spinning.

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