Evan Doherty, a 9-year-old skateboarder, succeeded where some veterans of the sport have failed or won't even dare to try because of fear of injuries: He conquered the MegaRamp over the weekend and is the youngest to do so to date.
The MegaRamp is a large ramp invented by professional Skateboarder Danny Way and was first seen in the OP King of Skate competition.
Doherty, from Greenwood, Mo., reportedly celebrated his ninth birthday at the beginning of this month. GrindTV.com reported that he completed one MegaRamp run on Friday and two more on Sunday during his trip to Woodward West in California.
It was a little bit scary getting such a high air but really, REALLY amazing to land, Doherty said via e-mail.
GrindTV.com also reported that Doherty was successful after several unsuccessful tries. The Web site also noted that MegaRamp skateboarders must soar at least 70 feet across one gap and land on a downhill ramp leading to a nearly-sheer quarterpipe wall. They then soar high above the quarterpipe and must negotiate a successful landing with only hands and gravity to keep the board underfoot.
During the 2007 X Games, skateboarder Jake Brown attempted to ride a MegaRamp and was seriously injured. Brown recovered from his injuries, according to reports.
Watch Doherty's MegaRamp run in the video below: