Tom Schaar Lands The 1080

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 4 years ago Misc

While Tony Hawk got a 900 when he was 42, Tom is only 14/15
There are 31 comments:
Male 290
what was I doing at 12? vandalizing stuff. smoking bud. then vandalizing some more. lol, true story. er, stories...
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Male 559
he said he did a 900... was that on a megaramp, too? Or did he really pull one off?
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Male 17,512
Red Bull Blocked the video. :-(
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Male 10,339
"This is damn impressive. What were you doing at 12?"

360 flips down 8 stairs?
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Male 715
what was I doing at age 12 getting a 125 motorbike stuck in a tree after trying to jump a pond, hurting myself then realizing...

I don`t like pain too much
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Male 4,284
This is damn impressive. What were you doing at 12?
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Male 286
As others have said this is on a megaramp. Tony hawk at that age on a legit half pipe gets more cred then this kid doing a 1080 at 14. Not saying he doesn`t deserve it because its still crazy! but tony hawks> then this kid.
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Male 25,416
wow.... epic dizzy
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Male 256
mega ramp pussy
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Male 1,832
@drawman61, have you seen Tony Hawk`s house? Matt Hoffman`s? These guys are freaking loaded. Though this video wasn`t all that impressive, I wouldn`t be surprised if this kid goes pro and makes bank.
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Male 2,034
@Matwix: You are forgiven.

@auburnjunky: Nope, he had multiple attempts. The other competitors stopped taking runs to give Tony more time to land it.

@OldOllie: Yes. Watch snowboarding.

And yes, as has been said a mega ramp is not a half pipe. Also, your backyard is not the X-Games. And iirc, there are guys in the X-Games that can do 1080`s on mega ramps. I may be mistaken on that last point.
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Male 2,988
half pipe =/= mega ramp
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Male 715
Tony Hawk 900 It just as remembered it on T.V.
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Male 10,339
"Tony Hawk took like 8 tries in the competition."

No. Hawk did it for the first time at the X Games, and he did it first try.

Of course he practiced it, before the competition. He probably landed it too.

In the world of skateboarding, you are not credited with inventing a trick unless you do it in a competition, or on an officially sponsored video.
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Male 15,832
Couldn`t they do a lot more cool stuff if they just used magnets to keep the board stuck to their feet?
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Male 7,775
This "talent" will get him far in life...meh
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Male 1,832
He`s on a megaramp. Tony Hawk did it on a regular vert ramp. Not impressed.
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Male 43
I agree this is impressive but not comparable. All sports progress, but that doesn`t mean past feats are less great than new ones.
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Male 715
@bluevayero until I see him pull off a 1080 under the same constraints as Tony Hawk it is not a valid comparison.

Tony had a time constraint on a vert ramp, although his landing was questionable...

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Male 2,551
msieg007 - oh, whoops, the tony hawk age thing was something I saw on google`s extract of wikipedia, which wasn`t the first time he did it, but he was quoted as saying "I`m 42 and I did a 900 today.", not clicking the wiki link to check, I took it to mean he was that old when he first did it. As for the kids age, I didn`t check, just took someones post on youtube as his age.

wibble4321 - Tony Hawk took like 8 tries in the competition. That`s repeated practise, competition or not.
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Male 176
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Male 4,746
All I know is that I couldn`t do that in a million years. Clearly a talent. Nice job.
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Male 226
yes we will compare it. the boy is 14 years old. im 26 and the best thing i have done so far is to eat a lot! give that boy credit and some time to improove.
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Male 60
Sure he nailed a 1080. But when Hawk did it HDMI was in its infancy--480p was the biggest thing out there. Harumph.
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Male 2,034
Oh, and Tom Schaar is 12. Another win for the IAB fact-check department...
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Male 2,034
Tony Hawk was 31 when he landed a 900.
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Male 431
Also a slight issue of doing it in competition rather than by continual repeated effort in practice....
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Male 10,339
He didn`t do it on a regular vert ramp. Doesn`t count.
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Male 715
that comparison isn`t valid, i doubt he could do it on a standard vert ramp
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Male 3,285
Wait. Youre trying to compare a skating legend with a kid who only focuses on one trick?
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Male 2,551
Link: Tom Schaar Lands The 1080 [Rate Link] - While Tony Hawk got a 900 when he was 42, Tom is only 14/15
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