For a skateboarder at 48, Tony Hawk still has it.
It has been 17 years since the pioneer in professional skateboarding landed his first 900 at the 1999 Summer X Games in San Francisco. It was deemed as a defining moment for the sport since he was the first to do it.
Those who are not familiar with a 900, it’s a trick involving the completion of 2½ midair revolutions on a skateboard. Simple, right?
Even though it was the only time Hawk performed the trick, it wouldn’t be the last.
To commemorate the anniversary of the feat, Hawk decided to attempt the trick again on the exact date, but on a smaller stage.
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