12-Year-Old is First Skateboarder of Any Age to Land a 1080 (VIDEO)Meredith Carroll
Landing a 900 is a feat only few have accomplished in skateboarding. Landing a 1080 is pretty much unheard of. Or at least it was until last week.
A guy named Tom Schaar soared above a 27-foot quarterpipe wall on the MegaRamp at Woodward West in Tehachapi, Calif., spun three full rotations and landed with his board still underfoot, according to GrindTV.com. What make the accomplishment even more astonishing? Tom Schaar is just 12 years old.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk was sufficiently impressed. “I’ve seen Shaun White try 1080s & Mitchie Brusco crash-land a few. Tom Schaar nailed it,” he tweeted.
“I’m pretty stoked,” Schaar said to GrindTV. “I thought it’d take three days of trying it 40 times . . . I was definitely high enough and I could tell I was spinning fast enough, and right at about 720 I saw the coping and I was 2-3 feet above the coping and I got around that last 360, and I was just amazed.”
You’ll be amazed, too. Check it out:
Photo & video credit: GrindTV.com