Pro skater, father, husband, videogame character, CEO, food/spirit glutton, philanthropist & public skatepark advocate. Old AF and still skating.
Tonight is the HBO release of “Until The Wheels Fall Off.” It is not only about my life/career, but about the essence of skateboarding. It’s about being an outcast, getting bullied, forging your own path, not giving up, the trappings of success and the price you pay,
My / our rendition of Agent Orange’s Bloodstains from last night’s show at @SignatureBrewE8 . This was one of the first punk songs I heard as a kid and it was a catalyst for shaping the soundtracks to THPS games. Thanks to @The900banduk for summoning me to the stage! ➡️⬇️⭕️
At post office, picking up a package: Me: I got this notice because I was out of town. Her: “do you have ID?” Me: yes Her: “are you That Guy?” Me: I don’t know. Who is “That Guy?” Her: “I don’t know, but my son likes to skateboard” Me: so do I Her: “cool, I’ll get your package”
At rental car agency, can’t find my name on the monitor to find my car, go inside & wait in line. Finally get to the front, agent sees me & says “you really are Tony Hawk” Me: um, yes. I was looking for my name outside on the list Him: “I deleted it because I thought it was fake”
One of the few positive effects of these scary times is the increased interest in skateboarding. It’s been uplifting to see so many learning to skate in their “downtime.” I believe they’re in pursuit of the same feeling this Ukrainian girl got when she landed her first kickflip.
I recently made a 720 and it was a battle. The last one I made before this was over three years ago, and it’s much harder now all things considered: recently dislocated fingers hinder my grab, my spin is slower so I need to go higher for full rotation and... I’m really old.