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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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Alli News
June 20, 2013

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Lands on Top of Skate Vert Semi-Final

The Dew Tour Beach Championships returned to Ocean City, Maryland for the third consecutive year and another dose of action on the sand!

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June 12, 2013

Confirmed Athletes Attending Ocean City

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June 12, 2013

PLG Takes the Win in the Vert Ramp Competition at Kia World Extreme Games

Pierre-Luc Gagnon, aka PLG, has great style and the ability to go big with his arsenal of tricks, h

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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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May 22, 2013

Dew Tour Brings Top Athletes Back to Ocean City

 

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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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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
Alli News
November 18, 2010

Better to Work Hard Than Be Lucky

There is a saying that it’s sometimes hard to distinguish the difference between luck and hard work. But that’s not the case when it comes to Pierre-Luc Gagnon, who did something that no one’s ever done before.

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October 27, 2010

Bling Vs. Flair in Skate Vert Finals

Heading into Vegas there really wasn’t much question about who was going to win the 2010 Dew Cup in skateboard vert. After taking the top spot in Boston and then getting second in both Portland and SLC, all Pierre Luc Gagnon had to do to claim the Cup was finish in the top four, which he did, like taking candy from a baby. So congrats to PLG who, after winning it in ‘08 before losing it to Bucky last year, managed to snatch it back in 2010.

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October 04, 2010

White Steals Spotlight, But PLG Looking To Snag Cup

At this point, all that remains of last month’s Toyota Challenge skate vert competition is the bigger gap distancing overall points leader Pierre Luc Gagnon from the rest of the Dew Cup contenders. But it’s hard to get Shaun White off the brain, even though he’s in a distant

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September 23, 2010

Extra! Extra! White Wins in Landslide!

There are way more than a few things that went down during Sunday’s skate vert finals in SLC that are worth talking about, but we’re just going to hit on the main ones and here it goes.

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September 19, 2010

Shaun White Goes Back to Back with Vert Win in SLC

Once again unleashing his signature armadillo during his winning run, Shaun White claimed his second consecutive Dew Tour victory, topping Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Bucky Lasek at the Toyota Challenge in Salt Lake City. Leading throughout the skate vert's final jam session, White also landed a fakie-to-fakie 540 in an insane run that earned a 94.75.

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August 25, 2010

Alli Checks In with Pierre Luc Gagnon

French Canadian vert master Pierre Luc Gagnon has been on a winning spree this year after racking up firsts at the Dew Tour’s season opener, Maloof Money Cup and the X Games. We caught up with him right before he faced off against Shaun White in the finals of the Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational to get his thoughts on his competition, his private vert ramp, and whether we’ll see him trading back-to-back tricks for lines and grinds on concrete.

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August 19, 2010

Paul Zitzer Retrospective: The Great White Hype

The biggest story of the weekend, by far, was the match-up on the pipe between tech junkie PLG and snow god Shaun White. After their one-two finish last month at the X Games, this event should have been considered just another showdown between greats, a “may the best man win” type of thing.

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August 15, 2010

White Unleashes Armadillo for Skate Vert Win

Shaun White threw the run of his life at today’s Wendy’s Invitational to knock Pierre Luc Gagnon off his yearlong winning spree and take the skate vert win. White distanced himself from the rest of the field with a two-point margin in his first Dew Tour competition since 2008.

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January 31, 2012

Step By Step: Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Frontside Tailslides on Vert

Skater Pierre-Luc Gagnon takes you through all the steps to do frontside tailslides on vert.

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January 05, 2012

Catching Up: Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Pierre Luc Gagnon takes through his Dew Tour championship season in this Catching Up video. He touches on the key to skating well and puts together one of the best runs of his life.

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November 04, 2011

My Five: Pierre Luc Gagnon

My Five is an Alli feature where we ask five fun questions to different athletes and compile all the answers. For this video, we talked to skateboarder Pierre Luc Gagnon.

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October 16, 2011

Skateboard Vert Final Highlights - Dew Tour Championships 2011

Check out highlights of PLG, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek and more from the Skateboard Vert Finals at the Dew Tour Championships presented by Godaddy.com

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September 28, 2011

Under The Gun: Pierre Luc Gagnon

Pierre Luc Gagnon tells the story behind the bulldog tattooed on his arm in today's Under the Gun video.

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September 10, 2011

Skateboard Vert Final Highlights - Toyota Challenge 2011

Watch as Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek and more compete in the Skateboard Vert Finals at the Toyota Challenge 2011, in Salt Lake City, UT

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July 25, 2011

Skateboard Vert Final Highlights - Pantech Open 2011

Watch as Bucky Lasek, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Shaun White and more throw down in the Skate Vert Finals at the Pantech Open 2011 in Ocean City, MD

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November 23, 2010

Dew Cup Champ Video: Pierre Luc Gagnon

Pierre-Luc Gagnon went to Vegas with one goal in mind, and left with mission accomplished.

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