Jake Brown gained the attention of the world in 2007 when he achieved two spectacular feats in the space of about 10 seconds. He first landed the first 720 (and his first successful 720 ever – he never landed it in training) over the 55ft mega gap on a skateboard. It’s what happens next that most people remember, however.
“It’s what happens next that most people remember, however.”
After landing, he carried too much speed into the quarter pipe and launched himself 47 feet into the stratosphere before coming straight down on the bottom of the quarter, knocking him out cold.
He finally managed to walk away with a broken wrist, broken vertebra, concussion and contusions to his lungs and liver.
The crash was one of the worst in X Games history and earned him the nickname the ‘Unbreakable Jake Brown’. A few months later he was back competing, and winning.