Famed pro skateboarder Tony Hawk talks about his sources of inspiration, then performs 50 of the tricks he either created or perfected over the course of his illustrious career. Our joints ache just watching this. Keep closed captions on for trick names and years.
The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series introduced skateboarding, its music and its lifestyle to a mainstream audience. Former THPS producer Ralph D’Amato is working on a documentary about the series’ origins, featuring interviews with Tony, Rodney Mullen and more.
YouTuber Mike Boyd wanted to make good use of his newfound popularity, so he’s dedicating all of the ad revenue from this video to charity. Tony Hawk also bet him an autographed skateboard if he can consistently pull off a heelflip. You’re a good man, Mike Boyd.