Tony Hawk Skater Profile
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Hometown: San Diego CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 47, Status: Pro
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We did the Boom Boom Huckjam tour for 6 years in various venues/configurations. The choreography was complicated and the general rule was if you forgot the line, just get out so you don't hit anybody. Either @paulzitzer or @nealhendrix didn't follow protocol (*cough* Paul) at this 2008 BBHJ, and it will forever be my favorite tour mishap. Thanks to Paul for finding this... I hope you finally recovered.
July 13 (Fri), 1997: I did a Gap commercial with @andymac720 & Frank Hirata (among others) in between clothing sponsors. During the shoot, I tried a b/s mute 180 over their launch box, hung up on the landing, got ejected to the ground and broke my elbow; my first break ever. I still have screws in it; they poke out under my skin. Cool story? Sorry about the pixelation... this was the best version I could find.
After doing doubles routines mainly in demos & competitions for over a decade, @andymac720 and I decided to try more difficult stuff exclusively for video. This was in 2009, and was a precursor to the “SYNC” video that we released last year on @ridechannel. The scariest moments were 540-over-540 & invert-on-invert… neither of which I care to revisit. music: Dead Weather - “I Cut Like A Buffalo”
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