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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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September 11, 2012

Best Of Skate at Ocean City Dew Tour 2012

The new Dew Tour opened up 2012 with the Ocean City Pantech Beach Championship this year and added Mega 2.0 to the roster!

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August 20, 2012

Athlete of the Year Nominees - Ocean City

Check out some of the top athletes competing at the first event of the 2012 Dew Tour in Ocean City!  These are your first set of nominees for Toyota Athlete of the Year

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August 19, 2012

Skate Vert Finals - Dew Tour Ocean City

Pierre-Luc Gagnon takes the top spot on the podium in the Skate Vert Final at the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, MD

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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 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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August 14, 2012

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Pro Spotlight

PLG Talks About His Strategy for Dew Tour 2012

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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
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October 27, 2010

Bling Vs. Flair in Skate Vert Finals

Heading into Vegas there really wasn’t much question about who was going to win the 2010 Dew Cup in skateboard vert. After taking the top spot in Boston and then getting second in both Portland and SLC, all Pierre Luc Gagnon had to do to claim the Cup was finish in the top four, which he did, like taking candy from a baby. So congrats to PLG who, after winning it in ‘08 before losing it to Bucky last year, managed to snatch it back in 2010.

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October 04, 2010

White Steals Spotlight, But PLG Looking To Snag Cup

At this point, all that remains of last month’s Toyota Challenge skate vert competition is the bigger gap distancing overall points leader Pierre Luc Gagnon from the rest of the Dew Cup contenders. But it’s hard to get Shaun White off the brain, even though he’s in a distant

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September 23, 2010

Extra! Extra! White Wins in Landslide!

There are way more than a few things that went down during Sunday’s skate vert finals in SLC that are worth talking about, but we’re just going to hit on the main ones and here it goes.

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September 19, 2010

Shaun White Goes Back to Back with Vert Win in SLC

Once again unleashing his signature armadillo during his winning run, Shaun White claimed his second consecutive Dew Tour victory, topping Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Bucky Lasek at the Toyota Challenge in Salt Lake City. Leading throughout the skate vert's final jam session, White also landed a fakie-to-fakie 540 in an insane run that earned a 94.75.

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August 25, 2010

Alli Checks In with Pierre Luc Gagnon

French Canadian vert master Pierre Luc Gagnon has been on a winning spree this year after racking up firsts at the Dew Tour’s season opener, Maloof Money Cup and the X Games. We caught up with him right before he faced off against Shaun White in the finals of the Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational to get his thoughts on his competition, his private vert ramp, and whether we’ll see him trading back-to-back tricks for lines and grinds on concrete.

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August 19, 2010

Paul Zitzer Retrospective: The Great White Hype

The biggest story of the weekend, by far, was the match-up on the pipe between tech junkie PLG and snow god Shaun White. After their one-two finish last month at the X Games, this event should have been considered just another showdown between greats, a “may the best man win” type of thing.

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August 15, 2010

White Unleashes Armadillo for Skate Vert Win

Shaun White threw the run of his life at today’s Wendy’s Invitational to knock Pierre Luc Gagnon off his yearlong winning spree and take the skate vert win. White distanced himself from the rest of the field with a two-point margin in his first Dew Tour competition since 2008.

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August 12, 2010

Wendy’s Invitational Underway at Portland’s Rose Quarter

With skate vert practice taking place last night and skate park practice in full swing here in Portland, OR, the third stop of the 2010 Dew Tour has officially begun.

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September 10, 2011

Skateboard Vert Final Highlights - Toyota Challenge 2011

Watch as Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek and more compete in the Skateboard Vert Finals at the Toyota Challenge 2011, in Salt Lake City, UT

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July 25, 2011

Skateboard Vert Final Highlights - Pantech Open 2011

Watch as Bucky Lasek, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Shaun White and more throw down in the Skate Vert Finals at the Pantech Open 2011 in Ocean City, MD

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November 23, 2010

Dew Cup Champ Video: Pierre Luc Gagnon

Pierre-Luc Gagnon went to Vegas with one goal in mind, and left with mission accomplished.

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October 04, 2010

Dew Cup Contenders: Skate Vert Video

The race for the championship in skate vert has come down to Shaun White, Sandro Dias, Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek and current points leader Pierre Luc Gagnon.

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August 08, 2010

Maloof Money Cup OC 2010 Vert Finals

Pierre Luc Gagnon wins vert at Maloof Money Cup OC 2010. Check out the Vert Finals highlights video.

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July 14, 2010

Step By Step: Pierre Luc Gagnon, Backside Nosegrinds On Vert

We'll be rolling out a new Step By Step each Friday so you can get some tips from the pros on how to do the basic tricks and some advanced ones too.

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June 28, 2010

Men's Skate Vert 1st Place - Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Watch PLG's 1st place run from the Vert Finals at the 2010 Skate Open

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