At 44 years old, Rob “Sluggo” Boyce was a part of the first wave of professional skateboarders from Canada in the 1990s, and is one of our most notable from over the years. Co-founder of RDS Skate Supply and Centre Distribution, he stopped competing about a decade ago to pursue work as a professional stuntman for TV and film but you can still see him out in the streets from time to time. And every year or so you’ll see him show up at an event like Vans’ Van Doren International at Hastings Park and pull out a trick like this backflip to fakie (a trick which he invented and was the first to land, back in 1998). Here’s a clip of him nailing one in practice last summer:
And here’s an extended clip of some attempts and then one he lands clean:
Spring is in the air and we’re looking forward to seeing Sluggo (and everybody else) out at this year’s contest.