That's Not a Mirage, It's a Real Skatepark in the Desert

Pros: No security guards. Cons: No hospitals either.

By Reuben Brody

 
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05 December 2016

What is creativity and where does it come from? If you think of creativity as recognizing and harnessing something extraordinary hiding in the ordinary, then skateboarder Bob Burnquist is the personification of the word. The dude has skills: he was the first pro to land a fakie to a fakie 900, which is a 900-degree reverse-natural rotation. But more than that, it’s how and, more the point, where he puts those moves to use that makes him so next level.

A few years ago he built a stunning floating wooden ramp on Lake Tahoe.

Now, he’s found an undisclosed desert rock formation for he and his buddies to use as a ramp. Most of us have never looked at the smooth, undulating stones in a desert landscape as anything other than rock. Burnquist saw a skate park. Watch him and his pals roll.

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