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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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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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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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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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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 09, 2010

Cole and Gagnon Win Maloof OC

Chris Cole took home his third consecutive Maloof Money Cup win at yesterday’s street finals, and Pierre Luc Gagnon racked up his second vert win at the Orange County event.

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July 28, 2010

My Five: Skate Crew 3

My Five is a new Alli feature where we ask the same five questions to five different athletes and compile all the crazy answers for your reading pleasure. For this installment, we talked to skaters.

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June 28, 2010

PLG Takes the Vert Win and Becomes ISF World Champ

A new format threw a wrench into the Dew Tour men’s vert competition at the Skate Open and left Bob Burnquist out of the finals for the first time in his Dew Tour career. He was sidelined along with ‘09 ISF World Champ and reigning Dew Cup winner Bucky Lasek.

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July 26, 2010

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Claims Skate Open Title

The first final of the Dew Tour season is in the books with the Vert finals at the Skate Open, ISF Skateboarding World Championships, and Pierre-Luc Gagnon is going home the winner.

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June 01, 2010

Hendley Wins Street, PLG Takes Vert and Mini-Mega at Asian X

Saturday held a full day of skate contests at Asian X Games in Shanghai, China as both the street and mini mega finals took place after Friday’s rain postponed the events. Tyler Hendley landed a pretty stellar run to claim his first X Games gold in street.

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May 03, 2010

Defending the Dew Cup: Pierre-Luc Gagnon

It’s funny to think how Pierre-Luc Gagnon (the media calls him PLG but to his buddies he’s PL) was once a scrawny, peripheral Québécois skater--one of those odd rookies who ...

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May 03, 2010

PLG Dominates Vert in Portland

A jam-packed Rose Garden was filled with screams and cheers, as spotlights ran wild to usher in the Skate Vert Finals at the Wendy's Invitational. Waiting to drop were yesterday’s top seven skaters joined by point leaders Andy Macdonald, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, and Bucky Lasek in what will probably be the most brutal and action packed Vert final of the summer.

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June 28, 2010

Dew Tour Boston 2010 Vert Finals

Footage from Boston's Skate Open Vert Finals

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May 21, 2010

ALLI Woodward Beijing Grand Opening

To celebrate the grand opening of Woodward Beijing, some of the best skaters in the world made their way to China.

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May 21, 2010

ALLI Beijing Skate Sessions

The street and vert parks at Woodward Beijing were broken in this week by skaters like Tony Hawk and Ryan Sheckler.

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April 29, 2010

PLG Highlights from Wendy's Invitational 2009

PLG Highlights from Wendy's Invitationals 2009

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April 29, 2010

Skate Vert 1st Place Run - PLG - Wendy's Invitational 2009

Skate Vert - PLG 1st Place Run - Wendy's Invitational 2009

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April 29, 2010

Skate Vert 2nd Place Run - PLG - Skate Open 2009

Skate Vert 2nd Place Run - PLG - Skate Open 2009

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