In the final run of the five-man skateboard vert 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 the announcers called out Bucky Lasek’s last run score.
Bucky Lasek – 1st Place
It was PLG’s 87.75 that everyone needed to beat. Adam Taylor, Pedro Barros and Shaun White were throwing down in the finals. Even with a varial 540 from Taylor, endless back-to-back bangers from Barros and a huge heel flip to frontside from White, none had been able to post a higher score
But Lasek got his rhythm going with combo after combo, including a fakie to fakie 540, a McTwist 540 and a style that earned him an 88.50 on his last run of the 4-run Superfinal. The best run counts, and that left it up to PLG to take back the lead.
If anyone was capable to doing it, it would definitely be defending Dew Cup champ Gagnon, but he missed a trick in his run and before the buzzer even sounded, everyone knew the win went to Md. Native Lasek for his score of 88.50.
PLG – 2nd Place
That bumped PLG into second and White finished in third with 86.25, Barros was fourth with 82.50 and Taylor was fifth with 77.25.
“Oh man, I’m speechless righ now,” Lasek said. “I guess I just like the pressure. I need something to push me and Pierre killed it. Shaun was ripping. Pedro was on fire. Adam, I’ve never seen him skate that good. And it was just go time. I think I just used that and I went off their momentum.”
Click here for the full results from the skateboard vert final.
Vert Ramp Overview
Shaun White – 3rd Place
Pedro Barros – 4th place
Adam Taylor – 5th Place
Mitchie Brusco – 6th Place
Ronaldo Gomes – 7th Place
Alex Perelson – 8th place
Andy Macdonald – 9th place
Sandro Dias – 10th Place
Bucky Celebrates His Win