Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk


Pro skater, father, husband, videogame character, CEO, food/spirit glutton, philanthropist & public skatepark advocate. Old AF and still skating.

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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,

I was spared. Life is good.

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This just happened, and maybe this is where it all ends: Got an elevator with 3 people. One guy (with his wife), sarcastically: “anyone ever tell you you…” and stops. Me (amused): yes, but you’re the first today. His wife: “I’m sorry, I tried to stop him from doing the joke”

“Hello? Kitty! It’s been 20 years!”

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”

I did my first kickflip today since breaking my femur 7 months ago. It was difficult. It was painful. It was sloppy. It was [possibly] payback for me harassing strangers to do the same. But it was gratifying beyond words. Find your metaphorical kickflip and don’t quit on it.

Happy Halloween! Do you respect wood? I revere wood.

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Skate and Destroy… Mike Tyson?

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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”

I’ve been sick lately (not “sick AF” just sick) with symptoms other than COVID-19. But I know two friends in the U.S. with coronavirus symptoms, and they can’t get tested because they they don’t “appear sick enough.” This means there are MANY more cases in USA than being reported

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.

Goodbye @BarackObama , thanks for letting me skate in the House.

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Flight attendant: Is there a Dr. on this flight? Dad: that should've been you Me: Not now Dad Dad: Maybe you can flippy Mctwisty him back to health Me: Dad, there’s an emergency Dad: use your “always special” cheat code Me: But we’re in first class and I paid for our flight

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