Why Jordyn Barratt is the pro skateboarder you need to know before Tokyo 2020

Tony Hawk. Rob Dyrdek. Bam Margera. These are a few of the male skateboarders who have made a name for themselves on and off the pro tour for their mind-bending tricks and prevalent pop culture presence. But there hasn’t yet been anyone on the women’s side who has transcended the sport and entered the mainstream to become a household name. That could all change with skateboarding...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Box Score 7/27: USMNT brings home the Gold Cup

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while begrudgingly admit to ourselves Bruce Arena might be onto something with the USMNT. Happy birthday today to Mwadi Mabika, Christopher Dean, Peggy Fleming and Alex Rodriguez. On this date in 1999 Tony Hawk landed the...
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July 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/12: A failure to launch

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while asking our local dairy to put James Harden's 'MISSING' notification on the side of cartons.Happy birthday today to Steve Smith, Josh Phelps, Jason Kyle and Tony Hawk. On date in 1970 Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hit...
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May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk shares funny story about encounter with TSA agent

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk shared a funny story on Twitter Tuesday.Hawk was in Anchorage, Alaska for what appears to be a snowboarding project and apparently had a funny encounter with a TSA agent. Here’s how it went: That’s good. It’s also somewhat understandable why the agent didn’t recognize Hawk; he’s 48 now and even has a caution note on his Twitter bio saying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

48-year-old Tony Hawk is still better at skateboarding then you will ever be

Tony Hawk is 48 years old, but when he straps on his helmet and jumps on his skateboard, he doesn’t look like it. On the 17th anniversary of becoming the first skate ever to land a “900,” when he was 31-years-old, Hawk pulled it off again. This time however, he was 48. 17 years older and yet Hawk still looks like he’s in his young 30s. The first time Hawk pulled off his...
Via The Comeback
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Hawk, 48, lands 900 on anniversary of first 900

Tony Hawk is without question the most revered, successful and influential skateboarder in history. And even at the ripe “old” age of 48, the icon continues to dazzle with his unparalleled skills. Hawk took to social media to showcase how he managed to nail a 900 — a two-and-a-half aerial spin — on the 17th anniversary of the first time he stuck the revolutionary trick....
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June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

48-year-old Tony Hawk can still land a 900

Tony Hawk landing the first 900 at the 1999 X Games was one of the biggest moments in pro skateboarding history, and 17 years later the Birdman can still throw down huge tricks on the vert ramp at the age of 48.In front of his son Spencer, who was there to see the first 900, Hawk nailed what he says is his last 900.
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June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawk's first board to Smithsonian

Universally considered to be among the most influential people to ever ride a skateboard, Tony Hawk, the first skater to ever land a 900, has made his fair share of history during his time in the public eye. Now, the first skateboard Hawk ever rode is making a little history of its own. In an Instagram post Friday, Hawk revealed that his first skateboard is being donated to the...
Via FOX Sports
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk's first board Smithsonian-bound

The very first skateboard that Tony Hawk ever owned is going to be enshrined forever in the Smithsonian. The 45-year-old Hawk just posted a photo of his original beat-up skateboard — made by the Bahne skateboard company — and said the the scuffed-up board on which he began kick-flipping his way to fame and fortune will join the rest of the Washington D.C. museum's collection...
Via The Other Paper
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk creates a stir with photos of him skating with his 4-year-old daughter

Tony Hawk is arguably the greatest professional skateboarder of all time, but even the greatest make mistakes. That’s why the photo you see above — which Hawk posted on his Instagram account earlier this week — has been met with a great deal of backlash. There’s nothing wrong with Hawk having fun with his daughter in his private skate park, but some of his 3 million followers...
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December 20, 2012  |  230 Comments

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