Considered the finest Vertical (or Vert) skateboarder in the world, Burnquist is famous for his incredible ability to do any trick regular or switch stance.
He won Trans World Skateboarding Magazine's Best All-Around Rider and Best Vert Rider awards in 2000, and then won both awards again in 2001.
Bob won last year’s Vert competitions at the prestigious Slam City Jam contest, the Red Bull Skate Pro 2001, and the 2001 ESPN Summer X Games. Burnquist’s performance at the Summer X Games was described by skating legend Tony Hawk as finest Vert run ever. He also won the X Games award for Best Trick.