On August 6, eight-time X Games medalist Elliot Sloan opened his backyard playground for the first-ever Highland Showdown, featuring 24 of the top vert skaters in the world, going head to head on Sloan's vert ramp.
Of the hundreds of skaters to compete in X Games Skateboard disciplines, only six have represented the U.K., and two of them earned medals in Skateboard Vert at X Games Austin 2015.
At X Games Austin 2015, Pierre-Luc Gagnon returned to the top of the podium after a three-year hiatus. With an automatic invite in 2016, all eyes are on PLG, the resident tech vet of Skateboard Vert.
Check out the highlights from the Skate Vert final at X Games Austin 2015
Paul-Luc Ronchetti wins a silver medal in the Skateboard Vert final at X Games Austin 2015.
Paul-Luc Ronchetti scores a 32.66 in the Skateboard Vert final at X Games L.A. 2013.