Bucky Lasek began skateboarding at age 12 and turned professional just six years later. He has won six gold medals at the Summer X Games during his career.
Bucky likes to listen to Tool, Melon, Black Sabbath, Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Marley, Snoop Dog and Radiohead.
Bucky likes to kart racing, auto cross, play pool, build things for his home and motorcross when he is not skating.
Bucky has won 8 X Games Medals, five gold as of 2006.
Bucky is the only skater to flip his board in to an invert (Heelflip Frontside Invert), and the only one to do a 720 on the vert (forward-to-fakie Indy 720, known as a "MacKenzie") landing backwards.
Bucky made his video debut in the 4th Bones Brigade video, Public Domain in 1988.
Bucky started skateboarding at the age of twelve.
Bucky won the 2006 Toyota Pro/Celebrity auto race.
Bucky Lasek was the first action sports athlete on the cover of ESPN magazine (July 19, 2004).
He owns Bucky's Burritos in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Sponsors: Element, Billabong, Hot Wheels, Clive, Smith glasses, Jones Soda, Protec Helmets, RDS Skateshop, and Genetic shoes.
Bucky: I do feel fear, skating at the level I'm at right now. Sometimes it's hard to go to the ramp and do all my tricks--because what I do is so mind-boggling.
Bucky: I have two children and one wife so I have a pretty crazy setup. I go from one extreme to another, from changing diapers and stressing about getting the kids in a car, to driving to the skatepark and padding up, dropping into a whole other life.
Bucky: I don't expect anything less of myself than being able to do what I can do.
Bucky: (When asked what he hated the most in skateboarding) Being at the ramps on time when I'm trying to learn a trick, and having to sign autographs while I'm beating myself up on the ramp.
Bucky: (When asked how did he start skateboarding) It was the cool thing to do at the time. I used to breakdance and I used to ride my BMX bike, and my bike got stolen, and skateboarding was the new in-thing. I would borrow my friend's skateboard we would go out. I got another bike and I would ride around and share a skateboard. And at Christmas I got a skateboard. And ever since then, I've been on it.
Bucky: (When asked where would he be in 10 years) Probably doing the same thing, but maybe? Actually, I don't know what I'll be doing 10 years from now.
Bucky: It's a little intimidating, but once you get over that hill, it's easy. Once you get over the fear, it becomes a lot easier.
Bucky: I never thought it [skateboarding] would come to this, ... I just did it thinking I could get free skateboards and some travel. And I wanted to be the best. That was my drive.
Bucky: Staying on top is what keeps me going.
Bucky: I'm not going anywhere yet.
Bucky: I plan on coming back even better next year -- as long as the body holds up, ... At this level, I've got a few more years left in me.
Bucky: (The other riders) were all stressing. As long as they know (I'm capable of knocking them off), that's all that matters.
Bucky: I came out swinging. I'm not going just for a top finish. I'm here to win.