Bucky Lasek Basic Bio Information:
- Name: Bucky Lasek (LASS-ick)
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 165 lbs
- Hometown: Baltimore, MD
- Date of Birth: Dec. 3, 1972
- Family: Married to Jennifer Lasek, 2 daughters Devin and Paris
- Occupation: Pro Skateboarder
- Began Skating: 1985
- Started Competing: 1986
- Turned Pro: 1990
- Favored Discipline: Vert
- #1 Sponsor: Billabong
- Stance: Regular
- Setup: Element pro board, Independent trucks, Random hardware, Type-S wheels and Swiss bearings
Bucky Lasek Skateboarding Style and Strengths:
Bucky Lasek is a consistent and skilled pro skater. One of the few professional skateboarders who can pull off an entire vert run switch, Bucky Lasek is a powerful force in competitions. Bucky Lasek is also highly innovative and aggressive, and strongly motivated to conquer new skateboarding territory, though he sticks to vert.
Bucky Lasek Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:
According to an X Games interview (2005) - "Ones that look as good as they feel. It's all about what feels good and satisfies yourself. Backside smith grinds feel sick. That's what great skateboarding, tricks that I've done in the past can feel just as sick as new ones."
Bucky Lasek Skateboarding Career Highlights:
1999 - X Games gold (vert best trick)
2000 - X Games gold (vert)
2003 - 2 X Games golds (vert, vert doubles)
2004 - X Games gold (vert)
2004 - First at Slam City Jam (vert)
2004 - First at Vans Triple Crown #2 and #3 (vert)
2004 - First at West 49 Canadian Open (vert Best Trick)
2004 - First in Vans Triple Crown and World Cup Skate year end rankings
2005 - Gold at Gravity Games (vert)
2005 - Opened Bucky's Burritos in Newburyport, MA
2005 - First in Dew Action Sports Tour overall rankings (vert)
Bucky Lasek Personal History:
Bucky Lasek picked up skateboarding at the age of 12, when his bicycle was stolen. His first skateboard was a Steve Caballero pro Powell deck - and Powell became his first sponsor in 1990. Unfortunately, that was when vert skateboarding took a nose dive in popularity, and Bucky Lasek was forced to work in an auto body shop. Vert skateboarding came back into style in the mid 1990's, and Lasek was able to compete more, finally moving to California is 1998 with his family to skate professionally.
Bucky Lasek Interesting Fact:
Bucky Lasek was the first action sports athlete on the cover of ESPN magazine (July 19, 2004)
Bucky Lasek Quote:
On getting injured - "Oh yeah, you get hurt all the time! But the good thing about the human body is that it gets better. I mean no matter what, no matter what, you get better I mean in some case you might cripple yourself a little in a different way that you might have to compensate in another way..." Read more in the Bucky Lasek Interview.