A 12 year old kid could be the next Shaun White or Tony Hawk. Tom Schaar has landed what used to be an impossible move, a 1080. That’s right, 3 full rotations, 1080 degrees around and 100% impressive. Check out this little bit of skateboarding history being made in the video below (the magic moment starts at about 1:10) :
Most impressive but surely this kid will have a knock against him in that he did the trick on Red Bull’s Megaramp, which is by no means a standard ramp. One has to wonder if other skaters can get enough speed and height to do this trick on this ramp once they get the chance? Sure it takes an incredible amount of body control and balance to do it, but that ramp had to help out getting him high enough in the first place.
Still, its very impressive and certainly nothing that Tony Hawk or Shaun White has accomplished on a skateboard. Its been about 13 years since that day in 1999 when Tony Hawk hit the 900 and now that trick has finally been surpassed. Young Tom Schaar just might have a bright future ahead.
Tim Knoll is guy who, like many of us guys, just likes to ride his bike…only Tim Knoll does it a little bit differently than you or I. What this guy can do on his bicycle I couldn’t even make myself do in my dreams, mostly because I never imagined anyone being able to do half this stuff he does in this video. While all of you have probably seen some sweet BMX freestyling while watching the X-Games, I think this stuff here might just trump it. Its some durn impressive BMX Freestylin’ goin on here peoples. Ya best watch it. RESPECT.
I don’t know much about X-Fighters but it appears to be to the X-Games what the Go-Bots are to the Transformers. We could look it up and explain it to you but we’re really not that interested beyond this video of Andre Villa launching himself into the crowd like Hancock.
Stephen J. Cannell might want to check Villa before he makes everyone forget about Ralph Hinckley. George Lucas would have been on top of this already.
You know you got it bad when the bike executes a better landing than you.
Paris Rosen was owned by his bike when he tried to do a front flip during the X Games. The announcers talked about how he wasn’t confident before the jump and now we can see why.
Fortunately Rosen recovered in time to return to the arena the following day. Any crash you can walk away from is a good one. If anything, he should feel bad that he didn’t get enough air to make his shoes fly off like Jake Brown.