He’s still got it! Even at 48 years old, Tony Hawk proved he can still perform a 900, one of skateboarding’s hardest and most demanding tricks, exactly 17 years after he first nailed the move. Watch him nail the epic aerial spin here!
Tony Hawk, 48, isn’t letting his age slow him down! The pro skateboarder showed us all that he still has what it takes to land one of the most challenging moves in his sport, a 900-degree aerial spin, and you HAVE to see the video. Watch here!
The 48-year-old first landed the 900, a 2-and-a-half revolution in the air on his skateboard, on June 27, 1999 at that year’s X-Games. 17 years later, he figured it was the perfect opportunity to see if he could still pull it off.
“It is 17 years to the date that I landed my first 900 at the X-games in San Francisco,” he explains in the video. “A lot has happened since then in my life. It’s been the craziest roller coaster ride and it really was the apex of my competitive career, so I’m going to try a 900 today. Because I feel like I can. I never thought I’d be doing this at my age when I was young. I really didn’t think it was a possibility but I’m still going and I’ll keep going until the wheels fall off, I guess.”
Even after several failed attempts, Tony never gives up, and eventually lands the move just as he’s nearly tired out from working so hard at it. “Thanks to all of you for allowing me to live this dream much longer than I ever imagined,” he wrote on Facebook.
Tony was the first skateboarder to ever land the 900, and we have a feeling not many others will be able to still be doing it at 48 years old. We salute you, Tony!
HollywoodLifers, did you think Tony Hawk would nail the 900 like this?!