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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tom Schaar lands another clean "900"

Tom Schaar lands another clean "900" at only 12 years old. You are confirmed to the club answers Tony Hawk!!!
At 12 years old, Tom Schaar is the youngest skateboarder to ever land a 900!
Tom Schaar during the Dew Tour 2011
Another Clean "900" for Tom Schaar.
Tom Schaar needs to celebrate another of his skateboarding victories with a drink: twelve years ago, Tony Hawk transcended skateboarding by landing a 900 at the X Games. Only one year after that, Schaar was born. Now, the 11-year-old is competing alongside his idols in contests worldwide.

You would think peers two or three times Schaar’s age would resent being outclassed by someone who can’t have a say in the American presidency until 2020. The thing is, once they see him skate, their eyebrows rise almost as high as Schaar’s board. “That’s Mini-Shred. That’s 720,” said 22-year-old Steven Reeves, who is competing alongside Schaar in Skate Bowl.
While Schaar’s gnarliness potential may still be untapped, the Malibu, Calif., resident has been displaying his talent for nearly two-thirds of his life. He stepped on his first board at the age of four, and despite excelling in soccer and baseball as well, ultimately decided to go steady with his first love.
Since then, he has become the only athlete in Skate Bowl to land a 720 (two full revolutions) a several times a 900. Schaar is a friend of Tony Hawk who just twited again, this week: “Tom Schaar, The youngest member of "Club 9," renewed his credentials with a clean landing last.”
Tom Schaar plunged into skateboarding when he was only 6. Then, he was attempting to get into Bucky Lasek’s, in spite of being too young. To prove his worth, Schaar jumped into the vert ramp ... and plummeted straight to the bottom. That was good enough for Lasek, who granted Tom entrance.
Nowadays, there are pictures of Schaar surrounded by skating greats such as Hawk and Shaun White. He regularly practices with other pros in California, and as Regan said, “He’ll come home and casually say ‘I skated with Bucky today mom,’ as if every 11-year-old in the country is doing the same thing.”

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