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At 40, skateboarding vert pioneer Bucky Lasek still gets ramped up
At 40, skateboarding vert pioneer Bucky Lasek still gets ramped up

Bucky Lasek stands atop the vert ramp hunched forward, right hand on his skateboard. Above his tidy brown chin strip and mustache, deep lines crease his cheeks. He watches other boarders drop in at practice Wednesday. Tom Schaar, 13. Mitchie Brusco, 16. Jono Schwan, 16. All young enough to be his kids. But at 40, Lasek is far from just the old Buck. He's the best in the sport today and possibly of all time. He proved that again Saturday, winning his fourth straight gold medal at the X Games in Los Angeles. "When I look at some of my classmates and stuff on Facebook, it's pretty crazy," Lasek said. "I wouldn't expect those guys to be rolling in."...

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