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Pierre-Luc Gagnon

When Pierre-Luc Gagnon first joined the pro circuit after winning the Vans Amateur series in 1996, his peers thought he was a cocky little brat due to a seeming unwillingness to chitchat. But then a funny thing happened. He learned English. It was soon widely accepted that PLG was indeed, a down dude.Pierre grew up in Montreal, Canada where he would speak French with fellow vert shredder Max... FULL BIO >

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June 20, 2013

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Lands on Top of Skate Vert Semi-Final

The Dew Tour Beach Championships returned to Ocean City, Maryland for the third consecutive year and another dose of action on the sand!

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June 12, 2013

Confirmed Athletes Attending Ocean City

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June 12, 2013

PLG Takes the Win in the Vert Ramp Competition at Kia World Extreme Games

Pierre-Luc Gagnon, aka PLG, has great style and the ability to go big with his arsenal of tricks, h

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June 07, 2013

Step By Step: Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Kickflip Mute

Pierre-Luc Gagnon, aka PLG, skates with a comfort and ease that is amazing to watch and it comes from years of practice on the vert ramp.

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May 22, 2013

Dew Tour Brings Top Athletes Back to Ocean City

 

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September 30, 2012

Maloof Money Cup Kimberley South Africa Results

The Maloof Money Cup (MMC) made its return to Kimberley, South Africa this weekend for the second annual World Skateboarding Championship

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When Pierre-Luc Gagnon first joined the pro circuit after winning the Vans Amateur series in 1996, his peers thought he was a cocky little brat due to a seeming unwillingness to chitchat. But then a funny thing happened. He learned English. It was soon widely accepted that PLG was indeed, a down dude.

Pierre grew up in Montreal, Canada where he would speak French with fellow vert shredder Max Dufour on the decks of whatever vert ramps they could get their wheels on. Then in 1992, at his dad’s prodding, the city built them their own park with a state-of-the-art halfpipe. It was called Boucherville, which sounds better if you speak French.

Boucherville eventually fell victim to the inevitable dismantling, so in 2000 Pierre packed his bags, kissed his parents goodbye, and headed west to San Diego, the land of milk, honey and vert ramps.

Once settled, the French Canadian Jay-Z of vert came into his own and in the time since has pretty much done it all, from filming state-of-the-art video parts, to mastering the mega, to going on one continuous contest killing spree. After winning his first X Games gold in 2002 (followed the next day with another gold in best trick), he’s been one of, if not the guy to beat at nearly every event.

In 2006 a pulverized patella gave him a major setback, but he came back even stronger and more focused. By 2008 he was back in peak form, winning X Games, the Maloof Money Cup, and, after getting his first Dew Tour victory of the year in Orlando, eked out the points needed to take home the Dew Cup. In '08 alone he pulled down a record haul in prize money, which is good because Pierre likes to bling, and blingin’ ain’t cheap.

Dew Tour 2011 - Skateboard Vert

RankPantech Open 2011Toyota Challenge 2011Dew Tour Championships 2011Total
190100150340

Dew Tour 2010 - Skate Vert

RankSkate Open 2010Wendy's Invitational 2010Toyota Challenge 2010Dew Tour Championships 2010TOTAL
11008290135407

Dew Tour 2009 - Skate Vert

RankISF Skate OpenWendy's InvitationalToyota ChallengePlayStation ProTOTAL
3901007672338

Dew Tour 2008 - Skate Vert

RankPanasonic OpenRight Guard OpenWendy's InvitationalToyota ChallengePlaystation ProTotal
185538585100408

Dew Tour 2007 - Skate Vert

RankPanasonic OpenRight Guard OpenVans InvitationalToyota ChallengePlaystation ProTotal
349387510075337
Alli News
August 18, 2012

PLG Gets Repeat Win in Dew Tour Skate Vert

Pierre-Luc Gagnon, aka PLG, did it again in the Skate Vert Finals at the Ocean City Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championship.

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July 10, 2012

Darkstar Skateboards Forward Slash Video

Darkstar Skateboards' Forward Slash video dropped online yesterday and is packed with epic full-length parts from

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July 25, 2012

PLG Comes Through With Win and Third Dew Cup

It came down to the last runs of the Superfinal to decide it all in the skate vert battle at the Dew Tour Championships. Defending Dew Cup champ Pierre-Luc Gagnon

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September 30, 2011

PLG, Bucky and Shaun White Battling for Skate Vert Dew Cup

The Dew Tour’s skate vert ramp has seen its share of battles over the years, but this season’s Dew Cup title is a toss-up between the only three guys who have ever won the Cup

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September 10, 2011

Pierre Luc Gagnon Holds off Shaun White for Skate Vert Win

Bucky Lasek, Shaun White and Pierre-Luc Gagnon were the last three riders to go in the skate vert superfinals - ranked third to first - but it came down to the last runs to decide the podium order.

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July 24, 2011

Last Run Does the Trick for Bucky Lasek

In the final run of the five-man superfinal, Pierre-Luc Gagnon was the last rider to go. From the top of the extension, he was ready to drop in what would have been his victory run, until

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March 12, 2011

Under the Gun: Pierre Luc Gagnon

For this installment of Under the Gun, we caught up with Pierre-Luc Gagnon to have him explain his lizard tattoo on his forearm.

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November 18, 2010

Better to Work Hard Than Be Lucky

There is a saying that it’s sometimes hard to distinguish the difference between luck and hard work. But that’s not the case when it comes to Pierre-Luc Gagnon, who did something that no one’s ever done before.

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August 18, 2012

Pierre-Luc Gagnon's Winning Run - Ocean City Skate Vert Finals

PLG takes the top spot on the podium in Skate Vert with this run at the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean Ciy, MD

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August 14, 2012

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Pro Spotlight

PLG Talks About His Strategy for Dew Tour 2012

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April 25, 2012

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Talks Contests, Young Guns | Inside Alli Sports

Pierre-Luc Gagnon made a pit stop into the Alli Sports studio before taking off to X Games Asia. PLG comments on the increase of young skaters in the industry and their knack for spinning.

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January 31, 2012

Step By Step: Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Frontside Tailslides on Vert

Skater Pierre-Luc Gagnon takes you through all the steps to do frontside tailslides on vert.

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January 05, 2012

Catching Up: Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Pierre Luc Gagnon takes through his Dew Tour championship season in this Catching Up video. He touches on the key to skating well and puts together one of the best runs of his life.

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November 04, 2011

My Five: Pierre Luc Gagnon

My Five is an Alli feature where we ask five fun questions to different athletes and compile all the answers. For this video, we talked to skateboarder Pierre Luc Gagnon.

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October 16, 2011

Skateboard Vert Final Highlights - Dew Tour Championships 2011

Check out highlights of PLG, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek and more from the Skateboard Vert Finals at the Dew Tour Championships presented by Godaddy.com

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September 28, 2011

Under The Gun: Pierre Luc Gagnon

Pierre Luc Gagnon tells the story behind the bulldog tattooed on his arm in today's Under the Gun video.

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