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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

Bob Burnquist bringing his big dreams home to Rio

Rio de Janeiro native Bob Burnquist teams up with long-time friend Shaun White to share some stories of the past and talk about how Rio is becoming a mecca for skating -- now even more so after Burnquist broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art skate park.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Burnquist bringing his big dreams home to Rio

Rio de Janeiro native Bob Burnquist teams up with long-time friend Shaun White to share some stories of the past and talk about how Rio is becoming a mecca for skating -- now even more so after Burnquist broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art skate park.
Via CSN Chicago
August 14, 2016

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk: Olympics 'need our excitement'

Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk thinks his sport will give the Olympics a big lift if it's added to the 2020 Tokyo Games. "There are more participants in skateboarding than most sports so I feel like they (the Olympics) need our credibility and they need our excitement level in their Summer Games," Hawk said. On Aug. 3, the International Olympic Committee intends to vote on whether...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2016  |  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....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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.
Via FOX Sports
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Tony Hawk lands a 900 at age 48

Tony Hawk is arguably the most iconic skateboarder of all-time and he is not letting his age slow him down. Hawk decided to celebrate the 17th anniversary of his first 900 by performing the same trick today. The difference is that he is now 48 years old, but still has the skill to pull off the incredible feat. “17 years to the day after making the first 900, Tony Hawk pushes himself...
Via Campus Sports Net
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.
Via FOX Sports
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Skateboard star Tony Hawk pays tribute to late Vermont DJ

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Skateboard star Tony Hawk has paid tribute to a late skate-loving Vermont DJ. Hawk made a surprise appearance Saturday at a naming ceremony for Burlington's new Andy A-Dog Williams Skatepark. Williams was a well-known local DJ and avid skateboarder who died of leukemia in 2013 at the age of 38. Hawk's foundation provided the city with a $10,000 grant to...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Tony Hawk invent impossible skateboard tricks in zero gravity

If you've made your living doing things on a skateboard that are physically impossible for 99.9 percent of the discovered world, then stepping into a zero gravity chamber has to be skating nirvana.There is an endless amount of impossible new tricks to try.Tony Hawk and fellow pro skater Aaron "Jaws" Homoki got to mess around on behalf of Sony and attempt tricks such as this one:Or...
Via FOX Sports
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Andy MacDonald stop the damn match

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Via The Pensblog
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Skateboard legend Tony Hawk conquers daunting horizontal loop

Like a stunt from one of his video game, 47-year-old skateboarding icon Tony Hawk recently took on a horizontal loop -- the first-ever of the kind according to Sony. (We can't verify that.)Admitting to some nerves, Hawk took some spills as he worked to gauge the right speed and angle to navigate down the "vertical spiral sideways loop," but eventually he nailed it.Last year, Hawk...
Via FOX Sports
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk rides the world's first real hoverboard

Welcome to the 21st century, where we have flying cars, a car built by a printer and – now – a real hoverboard. TheRideChannel.com published this video of skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, along with writer Dave Carnie (who – despite his appearances in ******* movies – is not Johnny Knoxville), riding the “world’s first real hoverboard” at the Hendo Hover warehouse. The...
Via FOX Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Hawk Rips It Up On Real-Life Hoverboard

Watch Tony Hawk rip it up on a real-life hoverboard with Hendo Hover.
Via Gamedayr
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies, Tony Hawk Pays Tribute (Photo)

Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams passed away of a heart attack on Friday morning in Mexico at 53 years old, per ESPN. Adams had been on a surfing vacation with his wife and friends, including USA surfing champion Solo Scott. Scott says Adams had been surfing early Thursday, then came in feeling sick and began having chest pains around midnight. “His wife called us over in the middle...
Via NESN.com
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

'Dogtown' skateboarding rebel Jay Adams dies at 53

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jay Adams, who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports, has died at age 53. Adams' manager, Susan Ferris, says the Skateboarding Hall of Famer died of a heart attack Thursday on a surf vacation in Mexico. Adams rocketed to fame in the 1970s as a member of Z-Boys, the legendary group of surfers turned...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stacy Peralta breaks sad news Jay Adams died of heart attack

Jay Adams, a legendary skateboarder who was one of the three main characters portrayed in the skateboarding movie “Lords of Dogtown,” died late Thursday in Mexico from a heart attack. Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva were the two other main skateboarders portrayed in the movie. Peralta went on to become a filmmaker and wrote “Lords […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Skateboard legend Jay Adams succumbs to heart attack

Renowned skateboarder Jay Adams has died of a heart attack. The legendary skater reportedly died Thursday at age 53 in Mexico. His legend was documented in "Lords of Dogtown," in which he was played by Emile Hirsch. Adams was out of the country for the first time in 20 years, according to TMZ. He had been in and out of jail since the 1980s on various charges. Twitter reacted:
Via FOX Sports
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

14-Year-Old Tom Schaar Wins Gold At X Games In The Skateboard Big Air

Tom Schaar became the second youngest gold medalist at the X Game after beating out Bob Burnquist to win the Skateboard Big Air Competition on Friday night. Only a 13-year-old Ryan Sheckler has been a younger X Games gold medalist winner. Schaar beat out Burnquist by a single point with a score of 89. [FTW] The post 14-Year-Old Tom Schaar Wins Gold At X Games In The Skateboard Big...
Via Diehardsport
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk: Sorry for lying about hoverboards

The viral video showing Tony Hawk in a demonstration of an awesome new hoverboard, the “HUVr”  hit the internet by storm. Too bad it was fake as sh*t. For his part, Hawk is apologizing to those who actually thought it was a real product. I know at least one 10-year-old that requested one for his birthday rather than the previously agreed-upon Xbox One. “I wanted to believe...
Via Low Brow Sports
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk ‘Sorry’ To Say His Hoverboard Ride Was Just A Prank (Video)

Hoverboard dreams almost became a reality for “Back to the Future” fans on Wednesday, when a company called HUVr released a video of pro skateboarder Tony Hawk and wide receiver Terrell Owens riding a real-life version of Marty McFly’s floating skateboard. Unfortunately, the hoverboard is still too good to be true. Hawk confirmed Thursday that the revolutionary technology in...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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