Robbie Weir was inducted in the Skateboard Hall of Fame February 7, 2009 at the Skate Park of Tampa, Florida.
By Kyle Munzenrieder in Sports Friday, Jan. 9 2009 @ 11:24AM
Local Skateboard Hero Kick-Flips His Way Into Hall of Fame
There’s really no better honor in life than
landing the cover of New Times, as local
skateboard legend Robby Weir did two and a
half years ago, but we suppose in his line of
work, being inducted into the Florida
Skateboarding Hall of Fame comes in a pretty
Weir got his first taste of prominence when he
did skate tricks as a teenager for a Burger King
commercial. This was back when BK used
stunts in its advertising, not as its advertising.
A pro career seemed imminent, but that
changed when he wound up on crutches after
wrecking his knee as a 17-year-old in 1983.
After recovering, he never reached Tony Hawk-like heights, but competed in
competitions, booked modeling gigs, and did stunt work along the way. Another
accident in 2003 left him with a broken shoulder, but he recovered and also found
time to write Miami Inverted, which is available on his website.