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Monday, April 30, 2012

Tom Schaar Wins the Asian XGames 2012

Tom Schaar is the first skateboarder ever to land a 1080 in a contest. He won the Asian X-Games thanks to one 1080 and two 900.
Tom Schaar wins the Asian X Games 2010 thanks to a live 1080
Tom Scharr Wins the Asian X-Games

Tom Schaar is the winner of the Asian X-Games. He landed live a 1080 in Shangai and beat skateboarder twice his age. In a facebook post Neil hendrix said: "I'm competing with Tom Schaar and Michie Brusco at X Games Asia today in Shanghai. If you add Tom age plus Mitchie's age and add another Tom onto that you get Neal's age."

The X-Games is a contest organized by the World Cup Skateboarding

Tony Hawk, landing a 900 at the 1999 X-Games after several attempts.
Back at the 1999 X Games, the world's most famous skateboarder, Tony Hawk, pulled off the first 900 degree spin on a half pipe - after 10 failed attempts, and outside of the official regulation time.

Since then, he's pulled off the trick of tricks numerous times, even nailing it last year at the ripe old age of 42. Tony Hawk is a hero, basically.

But though there's no doubting his legendary status, he has been shown up a bit recently. Just take a look at this clip of a 12-year-old kid called Tom Schaar pulling off a - you guessed it - 1080.

That's three full revolutions on the board, in mid-air. That's incredible. Of course Master Schaar here is aided by a huge ramp to take him down to the quarter pipe, as well as his small stature and weight.

Still, we don't mean to to the little lad down - he's done something truly amazing and we're incredibly jealous. But just to remind you of the man that changed extreme sports forever, here's Mr. Hawk himself pulling off the original trick of tricks for the first time over a decade ago.

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Monday, April 30, 2012 


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