The 1080

Stuff.co.nz

12 year old has done what no other skateboarder has achieved…the 1080:

It’s the manouevre that has eluded the world’s best skateboarders – until now.

American 12-year-old Tom Schaar has become the first boarder to pull off the 1080 – a stunt that involves three complete rotations while airborne.

Tom landed the trick while skating the MegaRamp at Woodward West action sports camp in Tehachapi, California last week, and video of his efforts is now making waves on YouTube.

“It was the hardest trick I’ve ever done, but it was easier than I thought,” Tom told ESPN.

His dad, Nick, said he landed it on only his fifth attempt.

“He warmed up with 10 gay twists [a fakie to forward mute-grab 360], half a dozen 720s, and I think he threw a 900 in there. Then he did the 1080 on his fifth try. Then he went back and did it again the next day,” he told ESPN.

 


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  • Never in the dark….

    They need to rename it the “Schaar1080”.

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