Tony Hawk Skater Profile
Sponsors: Birdhouse, Nixon, Quiksilver, Independent
Hometown: San Diego CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 46, Status: Pro
Last Update: Monday, January 21, 2013 Submit an Update
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Join me, @ChristianHosoi @StevieCab @MikeMcGill @EddieElguera @choadped @CurrenCaples, @StaabPirate1 @downsouthinhell @BenHatchell @BradMcClain and others at Marsh Creek Skatepark in Raleigh, NC on 10/18/14 for Get Rad For Ray Presented by @EndlessGrind: an 80s-themed Pro Skate Jam, Am Contest, Beginners' Skate Clinic and more, in honor of Ray Underhill (aka Best Dude Ever) This event will benefit the Ray Underhill Foundation. More info at www.GetRadForRay.org #GR4R
Thank you @catherine_o for the love and support during this transformative, challenging year. Today was a big deal for me, and I couldn't have done it without you. Please enjoy your outrageously expensive champagne, and don't forget to share. (I am finishing a video part for @ridechannel & @boneswheels in Oct, for those curious about what this all means)
Tickets are still available to our 11th annual @tonyhawkfoundation #StandUpForSkateparks event Sep 21 (in Los Angeles), featuring @z_trip with special guests, superstar skate/bmx demo & tons of swag (as in giveaways, but there will be plenty of the other type in attendance). Join us and help provide more public skateparks in low-income areas: http://standupforskateparks.org/ This is a pic from last year, as @staabpirate1 tried to decapitate me using only his Crail.
When I started skating, it was very intimidating. You were judged on style and aggression, but tricks were mostly considered novelties. I was skinny and small for my age, so aggression & style seemed intangible. New tricks, however, were inspiring to me. And @eddieelguera was way ahead of everyone in that respect, with very little acclaim. I studied his moves with awe and envy, aspiring to learn them against all odds. Eddie never stopped skating through the years and can still do tricks that most vert skaters only dream of. It was an honor to skate with him yesterday in front of arguably the biggest crowd we've ever had, and I hope the recognition helps to validate his contributions to skateboarding through the years. Thank you, El Gato.
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