Tony Hawk Lands A 720 At The Age Of 52 And Says It Might Be His Last
Skateboard legend Tony Hawk has shared his attempt at landing a 720, finally landing the move three years after his previous successful attempt.
The skateboarding legend shared the video to social media on Wednesday (27 January) and he wrote: "I recently made a 720 and it was a battle. The last one I made before this was over three years ago, and it's much harder now all things considered: recently dislocated fingers hinder my grab, my spin is slower so I need to go higher for full rotation and... I'm really old."
In another comment, he added: "I can't say for certain that this is the last one I'll ever do, but I can't imagine doing many more."
To mark it potentially being his last 720, the absolute LAD decided to offer the board to raise money for public skateparks.
He wrote: "I'm offering this board to raise money for public skateparks: donate any amount to @thenineclub superchat 1/27 7pm PT (on YouTube), & you'll actually be donating to @skatepark and automatically entered for a chance to win this skateboard. Good luck, and thanks for all of your support in my ongoing endeavors."
In response to the impressive video, one fan wrote: "It's awesome to see you still out there. That alone is way cooler than a 720.
"You've influenced a generation and then some. You've helped make something you loved into a world wide lifestyle.
"Made moves with integrity and as a fan, it looked like you had fun doing it. RESPECT."
Another added: "And when he lands it, it looks so easy on the replay. We often don't see the work put into something.
"Seeing him miss it so often and the resulting emotions makes him landing it all the more cathartic."
Tony Hawk still hitting a 720 was exactly what i needed to see today
- Ezra Bake (@ezrabake) January 27, 2021
A third pointed that it's amazing he can still land a 720 - a trick Hawk invented back in 1985.
Someone else commented: "Tony, everyone gets old. Few people who get old remain as cool as you.
"I've never been into skateboarding or the Tony Hawk games but I've always respected you and you give me hope that I can still do things I love as I get older.
"You're still out there trying and it inspires me."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@tonyhawk
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