“I spend my days trying to learn new tricks and combos. So that means I drop in, fall, and climb the stairs over and over. I’m not a kid anymore, and I don’t know if I could do it without cbdMD’s Freeze and Recover.”

bucky lasek

Bucky Lasek

Skateboarder, Rallycross Driver
  • Encinitas, CA
  • December 3, 1972
  • N/A

Superlatives:

  • 2004 Vans Triple Crown Champion
  • Dew Action Sports Tour Vert Champion (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)
  • Winner: X Games Gold Medal - SKB Vert (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004)

A lot has changed in skateboarding since the Renaissance of the late 1990s. But Bucky Lasek’s influence on the sport is one of the few constants.

As an amateur member of Powell Peralta’s legendary Bones Brigade team, Lasek made his first major video appearance at 16 years of age in Public Domain. For the next two years, he learned from the sport’s progenitors as we know it, including Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, and Steve Caballero, before turning pro in 1990.

A vert-ramp specialist, Lasek won back-to-back gold-medal wins at the 1999 and 2000 X Games. These victories cemented Lasek’s place as the undisputed champion of his discipline. But that wasn’t enough. He repeated the feat again in 2003 and 2004 and ultimately won six more gold medals.

To date, he’s taken home a total of 20 X Games medals, making him one of the most decorated action sports athletes in history – including a silver medal in rallycross competition at the 2014 X Games. Lasek also competed in Global Rallycross and Americas Rallycross (ARX) with Team Subaru. In 2018 and 2019, he served as a commentator for live worldwide streaming coverage of ARX.

In yet another motorsport, Lasek placed third in Endurocross (a hybrid of off-road motorcycle sports) at X Games Aspen 2019.

Today, he’s once again focusing on skateboarding, where he pushes himself daily with four-hour ramp sessions.