After much anticipation and hype the man himself Kurt Yarger visited the skatepark last night as part of his UK tour. A bunch of Kurt’s fans came down to the skatepark to hang out and ride with the Hollywood superstar.
Kurt is most famous for his appearance in the Rudimental music video “Waiting all night”, which shows people the mammoth challenges he had to overcome loosing his leg and having to learn to ride his BMX again. Kurt’s story went viral and the video racked up an amazing 40 million downloads! He has also appeared in several huge Television series such as “Sons of Anarchy”.
Whilst Kurt Yaeger was at the skatepark he wanted to check out our brand new Extension Project being built onto our existing skatepark. Unfortunately the new skatepark is still under development so he didn’t have chance to ride it. However Kurt got to meet another American whilst at Rampworx, John Saxton! We flew in John form the states to help us build our new skatepark he was built skateparks with everyone from Woodward to the XGames, so these guys had lots to talk about. Including our copy of the China Banks that will be in the new park.
Kurt is one of the most inspiring people you could hope to meet. He has an amazing story and is living proof that nothing is impossible. Whilst at Rampworx Kurt also showed the locals that he still has plenty of tricks up his sleeve and busted out some big airs on one of the biggest ramps in the skatepark!
It was a pleasure to have Kurt visit the skatepark and hopefully it was not the last time we will see the American superstar on our ramps!