Pro skater, husband, dad, videogame character, CEO, kid chauffeur, global invader, food glutton & public skatepark defender. Old AF & still skating
At a drive-thru, waiting on my order, looking at phone. Guy at window: “you kinda look like Tony Hawk” me (turning towards him, assuming he is in on the joke): “haha, cool” Him (looking disappointed): “well, from the side you do. Here’s your food.”
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.
I was asked during an interview today: “How does it feel to go to the Olympics and not be recognized by competing skaters, like Margielyn Didal?” So I had to explain that she was joking with her caption. My life is weird.
I got a request from Sky Brown to help her learn @Elliotsloan’s “Mega” ramp. I hadn’t done it for a few years so it was a good excuse to relearn while helping her. Here’s the video I shot of her first & THIRD attempts (there was an airbag below) Full edit:
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.
#THPS is back! Original maps, original skaters, and songs from the original soundtrack… plus new features. Thanks to all the fans of our series for keeping this dream alive.