Sam Beckett - X Games Austin 2016 Vert Gold

Posted by Route One on 6th June 2016

A massive congratulation goes out to Norfolk born vert talent and Route One team rider Sam Beckett who made UK skateboard history this weekend by winning a vert gold at the X Games in Austin, Texas.

As you are all well aware (given his bombardment of footage, photos, turning pro for Blind and nonstop magazine content over the last year) Sam is a special breed of skateboarder who can’t seem to stop killing it. And, to place the cherry on top of the proverbial cake, courtesy of his relentless productivity on his whizz plank, Sam went and took a well-deserved first place in the final heat of the fabled vert contest this past weekend.

Having earned an impressive third place podium standing in 2015 he, to no surprise, absolutely smashed it to pieces again this year, nudging his way up from 11th place and past Moto Shibata by the tightest of margins in his last run of the event. Sam is one of the best humans out there, our hats go off to you fella!

Watch Sam in his winning X Games run below, hockey helmet and Mohawk in tow…