Seventeen years ago, Tony Hawk completed the first 900 at the 1999 X Games after trying the trick eight times. The 900 is one of skateboarding’s most legendary tricks, with the difficult 2 1/2 turn aerial spin giving the skateboarding community fits.
Now, 17 years later, the 48-year-old skateboarding genius is still pulling off the famous trick. In a video from RIDE channel, a skateboarding news website, Hawk is shown doing the 900. He took a few tries to do it, but he was still able to nail the trick.
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Warning: Video contains NSFW language
As Hawk repeatedly tries to do the trick, one can clearly see his exasperation. He looks gassed, and he takes some hits on the ramp.
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Hawk said this 900 will be his last. Skateboarding is an art form, and even a simple kick flip is amazing to watch.