Skateboard Big Air at X Games Austin 2014 Wowed the Crowd [GALLERY]
In Skateboard Big Air, athletes drop from either a 50- or 65-foot-high roll in, hitting their choice of kicker ramps over an equally long gap, pulling one trick in the air before attempting another off the 27-foot quarterpipe on the other side. It’s one of the most challenging and visually impressive events at the X Games, and we were there.
Fourteen-year-old Tom Schaar flew away with the gold (his first X Games medal), impressing the judges with a 720 over the gap and a 900 on the quarterpipe, despite the windy conditions that put even some the best skaters off their game. This makes Schaar the second youngest gold medalist in X Games history, and to do it he beat out Bob Burnquist, Big Air’s most decorated veteran, who added a silver to his 27-medal collection.
View our exclusive photo gallery and the final standings below.
X Games Austin 2014 Skateboard Big Air Final Results
1. Tom Schaar, 89.00 (USA)
2. Bob Burnquist, 88.00 (BRA)
3. Edgard Pereira, 87.00 (BRA)
4. Rony Gomes, 86.33 (BRA)
5. Trey Wood, 84.00 (USA)