This Floating Skate Ramp Is Awesome – 2nd Look

The pro skateboarder Bob Burnquist probably doesn’t even need to step outside his house to skate his heart out. Even so, he decided to build a 7,300-pound floating ramp has been on Lake Tahoe.


The ramp was designed by Jeff King and Jerry Blohm. It features an 8 ft (2.4 m) tall wooden bank ramp accompanied by a smaller 5 ft (1.5 m) secondary ramp. Both ramps rest on top of a a 36 ft (11 m) long floating platform.



The two ramps were stained with different colors for a creative effect and polished to optimize skating speed. “During filming, a snorkeler was on hand to dive into the water and retrieve Burnquist’s board every time it went over. Burnquist finished off the shoot with a massive air jump over the ramp and into the lake,” reports Gizmag.


Via TechEBlog



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