A 12-Year-Old Skateboarder Landed The First Ever 1080, Which You Can’t Even Do In Video Games
History was made in California with the completion of a 1080 while riding a skateboard while airborne. In the end, it wasn't skating godfather Tony Hawk, or his heir to the throne, Shaun White, pulling off the historic three full turns. Nay, it was a child who shall lead them: Tom Schaar, of Malibu, is 12-years-old and holds the title of the only person to pull of a 1080. Whoa.
Schaar, even for his age, is a very talented skater. But perhaps it's his age that makes this feat possible? His small size may make it easier to complete three full turns -- something that, say, Shaun White could never do.
Also making this possible is the fact that the ramp is specifically built to facilitate a 1080. This mega ramp would never be used in a competition like the one Tony Hawk pulled off his 900 in. Still, damn, this kid is crazy. Check out the video below.
Right, down, circle. That's how you used to pull off a 900 in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for Playstation. And even that looked ridiculous. What are they going to do now that a 1080 has be proven possible? This kid is going to need his own video game.
h/t Reddit, via Skate and Annoy
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