Olympic Skateboarder Lizzie Armanto Shares Grizzly Details On Mega-Ramp Slam

Olympic Skateboarder Lizzie Armanto Shares Grizzly Details On Mega-Ramp Slam

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Olympic Skateboarder Lizzie Armanto Shares Grizzly Details On Mega-Ramp Slam

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“She basically flew 30 feet across a jump straight into a wall and then nearly 20 feet to the ground.” -Tony Hawk

Big takeaway here, Lizzie Armanto is as tough as they come and her dedication and perseverance to return to skateboarding after this horrific crash is truly inspiring.  The slam happened a back in October 2020 but I just caught wind of it checking out skate clips on IG and be forewarned, it is difficult to watch. Lizzie sat down with Tony Hawk and Jason Ellis to talk about the circumstances around the accident, the extent of her injuries and rehab to get back on her board. Always thought she was a dope skater but now have newfound respect for her grit. 

Here’s the slam: 

Tony Hawk & Jason Ellis podcast episode with skateboarder Lizzie Armanto sharing the details behind her nasty mega-ramp slam, the road to recovery, and what it’s like to finally get back on her board: 

“On 10/26/20 Lizzie Armanto took one of the heaviest slams in skateboarding history. It was basically a worst-case scenario fall to the bottom of what we loosely refer to as a “Mega Ramp” gap, flying 30 feet across straight into a wall and then nearly 20 feet down to the ground. We were shooting for our “War Rig” project at the time and it brought everything to a screeching halt. She has been recovering quietly ever since, and just recently started skating again. Her husband and most of the Birdhouse team were there to witness the trauma, and help as best they could in the chaotic aftermath. It was horrifying. We (the bystanders) have kept it all confidential because this was Lizzie’s story to tell if/when she was ready, so I am thankful she chose to sit down with Jason Ellis and me on our new podcast @hawkvswolf to finally tell it. It is a gripping account of trauma, uncertainty, patience, resilience, and unimaginable strength. She is the gnarliest, and we are lucky to have her as an inspiration to us all.” -Tony Hawk

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