Robbie Weir Florida Skateboarder Hall of Fame

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
close second.
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.

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