Tony Hawk Skater Profile
Sponsors: Birdhouse, Nixon, Quiksilver, Independent
Hometown: San Diego CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 47, Status: Pro
Last Update: Monday, January 21, 2013 Submit an Update
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Mike Boyd had never skated before and documented himself learning to kickflip from start to finish (5 hours, 47 minutes total in attempts). It’s an entertaining glimpse of the frustration and discipline that is an integral part of skating. He hit me up via Twitter for a new challenge and I suggested a heelflip. He succeeded but not without a battle that included a rolled ankle & bruised ego. The full video is live (link in bio) & he is using it to raise funding/awareness for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
Our first @birdhouseskateboards ad (1992). I assumed that doing the layouts myself using my Commodore Amiga would be easy & cost-efficient... but they just looked shitty. Also: I used our legal / middle names to keep it "mysterious." Brilliant marketing. Klein, Hawk, Santos, Berra, Youssefpour (original logo by @otisserie)
Clips from Powell-Peralta’s first video “Skateboarding In The '80s” (1982). This would be my first video part ever, shot at Del Mar Skate Ranch in about two hours. Tricks in order: [ollie to] Indy, Caballerial, Elguerial, shove-it rock n roll, Losi Plant. 🎶: Ultravox - “All Stood Still” (the original song used by Stacy)
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