After 20 years of riding freestyle BMX, specialising in the Vert/Mega Ramp discipline, Kevin Robinson proved that he was still one of the best around when he became the first ever rider to attempt and land a double flair to win Best Trick at the 2006 X Games. Over his long career he won four gold medals in X Games Big Air events and an incredible nine medals overall.
K-Rob is also the current high air world record holder - in the summer of 2008, a huge quarterpipe was erected in New York City’s Central Park, and Kevin set a new record of 27 feet. Previous record holder Mat Hoffman was on hand to witness the event. Later the same year he was nominated Best Male Action Sport Athlete at the ESPYS.
Growing up in East Providence, Rhode Island, things weren’t always easy for Kevin. He had to constantly battle changing weather conditions and the difficulty of finding a ramp or a skatepark in his hometown, often having to drive hours just to get on his bike. However, as he would show later throughout his career, he has perseverance in abundance and he never gave up.
After turning pro at the age of 20, K-Rob improved his skills at Camp Woodward and, over the next two decades, he perfected some of the best flair variations around. He transformed himself into one of the most exciting riders in BMX through sheer bloody-mindedness, always priding himself on always pushing the boundaries of what was possible on a bike.
- Age: 42
- Height: 1.87m
- Weight: 79kg
- Nationality: USA