Bob Wins The Big Air (And Jake Cheats Death)

Bob Burnquist may have won the Big Air contest in X Games 13, but Jake Brown’s 45+ foot fall to flat was tonight’s biggest shocker. I was too cool to actually attend (but not cool enough to resist watching it on TV), so here’s a screengrab of the aftermath to the left. And one of Jake in mid-air at the bottom left. And yes, the scary red effect was my doing. And yes, he’s got no shoes on because they exploded away on impact.


Final standings from the ESPN X Games 13 Skateboard Big Air Final held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA on August 2, 2007.

1. Bob Burnquist / Sao Paulo, Brazil / 95.66
2. Jake Brown / Sydney, Australia / 95.33
3. Pierre-Luc Gagnon / Carlsbad, CA / 93.00
4. Buster Halterman / Wellsville, PA / 85.00
5. Bucky Lasek / Baltimore, MD / 83.33
6. Rob Lorifice / Encinitas, CA / 79.33