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Skateboarding Hall Of Fame - Danny Way

Date: October 28 2009

By: Sneaker Freaker

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Last week marked a milestone in skateboarding history as four skaters from four decades were inducted into the prestigious Hall Of Fame. DC took the reigns with their number one skater and Mega Ramp champ Danny Way taking home a sweet looking plaque decked completely out of maple, for his tireless contribution to the sport. Along with Danny, Tony Alva, Tony Hawk and Bruce Logan also took home the coveted award to round out forty years of rip roaring radness! Check out the DC website today to get schooled in '20 Years Of Danny Fucking Way!'

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DC's Danny Way was honored and inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame at the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) first annual ceremony and fundraiser on October 24 with fellow skateboarding icons: Bruce Logan, Tony Alva and Tony Hawk from four decades of the world's best.

"Danny has been with DC since its inception in 1993 and has been an integral part of shaping the brand," said Kelly Magrath, DC Vice President of Marketing. "He is truly an icon and has single handedly redefined the boundaries of vert skateboarding by taking it to the next level with his creation and domination of the Mega Ramp. We are very proud of his induction into the Hall of Fame and honored to have him in the DC family."

Way's skateboarding accomplishments are endless. The DC Video which was released in 2003 featured Way skating a never before seen vert ramp adaptation, the Mega Ramp that would forever change the limits of vert skateboarding. In July of 2005 DC and Way later took the Mega Ramp to China where Danny became the first person ever to jump the Great Wall on a skateboard.

In his years of skating, Way has achieved seven world records in total, including longest distance on a skateboard, height out of a ramp and highest air on a skateboard, which are featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Outside of these records, Way has had numerous industry honors bestowed on him. To date, he stands as the only person to receive Thrasher's highly coveted Skater of the Year Award twice, once in 1991 and again in 2004. Way continues to progress skateboarding with his tireless dedication and passion for the sport.

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