12yo Does “First Ever” 1080 on Skateboard
March 30, 2012
Not sure about the “first ever” (ESPN says it is), but this is pretty darn cool. A 1080 is 1080° – three complete revolutions in the air.
The first “uh” when he lands it, before the general shouts of triumph, is too cool. Congrats, Tom Schaar.
The 900 used to be the thing. Not anymore, apparently.
Tony Hawk tweets about it.
Cool time-lapse image of it.
Someone at Gizmodo (Australia) has this to say about it:
Megaramps. Giant wooden launch pads that professional aerialists like Danny Way and Bob Burnquist make their livings off of. As a long-time skateboarder, I have always resented the megaramp trend. Why? It reduces the subtleties and variety of skateboarding to mere spectacle. Who can launch the farthest from the biggest roll in? It turns skateboarders into mere stuntmen. Xtreme Action Sportz Broooo! But despite what Fox Sports and Mountain Dew would have you believe, skateboarding is about more than just the adrenaline rush.
Unless we’re talking about 12 year-old Tom Schaar landing the first ever 1080 on a skateboard. That is. That one made me smile. And made me glad he had a megaramp to launch from.
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