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
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
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.