Bob Burnquist probably doesn’t even need to step outside his house to skate his heart out, but even so, he decided to build a 7,300-pound floating ramp has been on Lake Tahoe. It took approximately 4-days and 300-hours to complete before it was lowered into the turquoise lake, and put to the test by the pro skateboarder. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“Designed by Jeff King and Jerry Blohm, the creation features an 8 ft (2.4 m) tall wooden bank ramp accompanied by a smaller 5 ft (1.5 m) secondary ramp. Both wooden ramps rest on top of a 36 ft (11 m) long floating platform, with the ramps stained with different colors for a creative effect and polished to optimize skating speed. During filming, a snorkeler was on hand to dive into the water and retrieve Burnquist’s board every time it went over. Burnquist finished off the shoot with a massive air jump over the ramp and into the lake,” reports Gizmag.