Bob Burnquist's mega ramp is the Mecca for skateboard enthusiasts. Tucked away in the hills of East Vista San Diego, high up above the city stands this 60 foot mega ramp built for and by the pros. Several football fields long, this huge send stands as one of the biggest ramps for the ages. Like some sort of wooden roller coaster this is classic Burnquist style known for gnarly air, and some unconventional structures.
Evocative of a snowboard mountain ramp used for Olympic jumping events, this ramp is all about massive air. Riders reach a top speed of 40 miles per hour down the ramp, make huge air over a 70-foot gap and launch up the massive quarterpipe to float some 40 feet above the ground. Riding on just a blank of wood with four wheels the risks are huge, the adrenaline rush is incredible, and the possibilities for skateboarders push the known boundaries of the sport. Such huge innovations go a long way to push the nature of skateboarding into art.
The ramp was built by world class athlete Bob Burnquist, well accomplished skate and snow boarder. His death defying career has earned him a record 29 X Games medals, including 14 gold. It is her where the extreme athlete pushes the limits of possibility risking life and limb to perfect his next routine. Hoping that the next breakthrough will be what he needs to keep the competitive edge, Burnquist practices here, sometimes even fighting through injuries and the severe threat of risk alike.
Burnquist dubbed the property dreamland. Though there is no official public admission Burnquist will often indulge those who make the trek up the hill and track down his elaborate skate setup. A legendary setting for a legendary skater, this ramp is bound to puzzle archaeologists for generations after skateboarding disappears.