Tony Hawk Reveals One of His Most Iconic Moments Was Never Supposed to Happen

Published 11/24/2021, 12:33 PM EST
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 19: Tony Hawk poses after a press conference at Bondi Icebergs ahead of Bowl-A-Rama at Bondi Beach on February 19, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)


The iconic skateboarder, Tony Hawk, remains a prominent figure in the world of sports, even after his retirement. At 14, the athlete turned towards professional skateboarding where he achieved a dozen accolades.

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Notably, the now 53-year-old has shown interest in gaming as well. He successfully released a video game series that gained worldwide popularity. Not just the skateboarding community, but he became a renowned name in the gaming industry as well.

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Recently, The Birdman released a vintage video of himself with Macdonald in action. To no surprise, the video went viral, leaving fans in awe of young Tony. However, adding to the excitement, Tony made an interesting revelation about the same.

Tony Hawk’s video gains popularity once again

Hawk is one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. Hence, his mere appearance excites fans thoroughly.

Recently, a video of the legend performing with Andy Macdonald went viral. Hawk expressed his gratitude and happiness regarding the way people received the iconic footage on Instagram.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 03: American skateboarder Tony Hawk performs at the Sydney 500 Grand Finale on the Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit on December 3, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

We had this run as a big idea but decided not to do it – not even in practice – unless absolutely necessary. We found it necessary to take the chance on our last run,” wrote the legend, Hawk.

 

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There were a few risky moments (like trying to stall an invert in order to re-sync our walls and then Andy swiping me away on a switch air to fakie), but varial 5’s were the most worrisome from our perspectives. Once we made those, our special meters were full.”

“Thanks to anyone that was watching back then, and to all of you [re]discovering these moments thanks to current technologies,” he added.

Tony Hawk’s documentary- “Until The Wheels Fall Off”

Tony Hawk’s new documentary “Until The Wheels Fall Off”, is based on the 17-year-long career of the skateboarder. He announced the news through an Instagram post talking about director Sam Jones, who initiated this idea. His impressive previous works convinced Hawk that he was the right man for the job.

I hadn’t considered what exactly that would mean at the time, but I instinctively knew that I could trust him to tell my story in an authentic way based on his previous work,” said Hawk.

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The documentary will be released in 2022, giving fans an exclusive insight into some untold and unseen stories of the legend. How excited are you to watch this masterpiece?

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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