In the decades since he first picked up a skateboard, Tony Hawk has performed countless tricks and halfpipe stunts, but another one of his signature moves is officially being retired. In a new video posted online through his Twitter account, Hawk pulled off one last Ollie 540 spin for the history books.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 18, 2021
“In 1989 I started trying Ollie 540’s as a joke since it seemed there was no way to keep a skateboard on your feet throughout 1 1/2 spins in the air,” the 52-year-old Hawk explained in an Instagram post. “But they’ve gotten scarier in recent years, as the landing commitment can be risky if your feet aren’t in the right places. And my willingness to slam unexpectedly into the flat bottom has waned greatly over the last decade. So today I decided to do it one more time… and never again.”
Hawk also performed what was possibly his final 720 spin as well back in January, remarking that age had caught up to him and the damage from dislocating his fingers made it harder for him to grip his board.
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