Tony Hawk is the Michael Jordan of skateboarding. Even if you don't the first thing about skateboarding there is a good chance you know his name. I bet my mom could tell you who Tony Hawk is. Tony Hawk IS skateboarding. His video games brought skating to the mainstream, (I'm so good at THPS 2 it's not even funny) along with his insane success at the X games and other levels as well.
In 1999 Tony Hawk landed the 900 (which is 2 and a half spins on the board) at the X games and that was the first time it had ever been done in competition. A trick that gained national news when it happened. Probably the most famous moment in the history of skateboarding. Now 17 years later he did it again, at 48 years old.
The fact that he is still able to physically do this at 48 is amazing. Tony Hawk must have the same nutritionist as Tom Brady or something. Seriously, you gotta be eating avocado ice cream or Himalayan pink salt to being doing this shit at basically 50. I mean 48 is insane. They saying running backs in the NFL have a short self-life. Same goes for pro skateboarders, you don't see too many over 30 (I'm kind of guessing but also pretty sure of this) while Hawk is retired, it's pretty crazy a guy not much younger than my dad can still pull this off. Watch the video and see the beating he takes to land the trick.
almost as crazy as pulling off this trick at nearly 50, is the fact that Tony Hawk drives a mini cooper. Honestly a mini cooper bro?