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Date: 04/02/12 08:10 AM

31 Responses to Tom Schaar Lands The 1080

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 6:14 am
    Link: Tom Schaar Lands The 1080 - While Tony Hawk got a 900 when he was 42, Tom is only 14/15
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 8:30 am
    Wait. Youre trying to compare a skating legend with a kid who only focuses on one trick?
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    smaus Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 8:35 am
    that comparison isn`t valid, i doubt he could do it on a standard vert ramp
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 8:42 am
    He didn`t do it on a regular vert ramp. Doesn`t count.
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Also a slight issue of doing it in competition rather than by continual repeated effort in practice....
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Tony Hawk was 31 when he landed a 900.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:06 am
    Oh, and Tom Schaar is 12. Another win for the IAB fact-check department...
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    Rhythmdvl Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:07 am
    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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    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:10 am
    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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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:26 am
    All I know is that I couldn`t do that in a million years. Clearly a talent. Nice job.
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    Jayno Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:28 am
    Much Kudos to you sir
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 9:48 am
    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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    smaus Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 10:06 am
    @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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    lampshadshoe Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 10:19 am
    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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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 10:38 am
    He`s on a megaramp. Tony Hawk did it on a regular vert ramp. Not impressed.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 2, 2012 at 10:48 am
    This "talent" will get him far in life...meh
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 2, 2012 at 11:08 am
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 11:36 am
    "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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    smaus Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Tony Hawk 900 It just as remembered it on T.V.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    half pipe =/= mega ramp
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    @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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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    @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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    tsheriff Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    mega ramp pussy
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    wow.... epic dizzy
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    zazuch Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    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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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    This is damn impressive. What were you doing at 12?
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    smaus Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    "This is damn impressive. What were you doing at 12?"

    360 flips down 8 stairs?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 3, 2012 at 2:44 am
    Red Bull Blocked the video. :-(
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    April 3, 2012 at 5:13 am
    he said he did a 900... was that on a megaramp, too? Or did he really pull one off?
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    bongsmoka420 Male 18-29
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    April 3, 2012 at 9:10 am
    what was I doing at 12? vandalizing stuff. smoking bud. then vandalizing some more. lol, true story. er, stories...

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