B.C. skateboarder Andy Anderson no doubt got a lot of fans after his efficiency at the Tokyo Olympics this previous summertime – none more significant, maybe, than famous skater Tony Hawk.
Hawk, an icon in the skateboarding neighborhood and the most widely known skater of all-time – his eponymous Pro Skater video-game series has actually been popular given that its very first release in 1999 – was a visitor today on the Blocked Party podcast, where he had absolutely nothing however compliments for the Semiahmoo Peninsula skateboarder.
“He’s an awesome skater… he’s doing these tricks on ledges, and he does these impossibly hard combinations of tricks,” Hawk stated of White Rock’s Anderson, throughout a discussion with podcast hosts John Cullen, a graduate of South Surrey’s Semiahmoo Secondary, and Vancouver homeowner Stefan Heck.
Hawk was on the program – a funny podcast about social networks and the web, to name a few things – to talk about, his experience in Japan at the start of the Summer Olympics, in addition to his experience seeing the guys’s park competitors from house, which is when the subject relied on Anderson.
Cullen asked Hawk for his ideas on Anderson’s Olympic efficiency, and whether Hawk idea Anderson was scammed by the judges in not advancing to the occasion’s last round; at the time of the competitors, numerous Olympic audiences revealed their annoyance with the reality that Anderson did not advance, in spite of being among the most amusing rivals in the field.
“It’s so subjective, it’s hard to say, but I thought he did well,” Hawk stated.
“There’s a thing that takes place at skate occasions where the judges will evaluate you versus what they believe you’re capable of. And so, when they see him skating in practice and they understand he’s capable of these more difficult techniques, they’ll penalize him for it (in competitors). That’s not how it needs to be, however it takes place.
“But the cool feature of seeing him was, at the end of his run, he was on top of the volcano (ramp) in the middle, and he was doing freestyle techniques. No other sport in the Olympics has somebody goofing around, doing some old variation of their sport, after their time is up.
“That just doesn’t happen – but that’s what you get from skateboarding.”
Hawk, 53, likewise stated that Anderson, with his fondness for wild techniques, is the real-life personification of the playable characters in the Pro Skater video games, keeping in mind that the 25-year-old is “THPS (Tony Hawk Pro Skater) as a real boy.”
Hawk paid Anderson the exact same compliment last June, in an interview with CBC, including that he is pleased with Anderson’s capability to mix old-school techniques with more recent ones.
Anderson gotten approved for the Olympics last spring, after a top-16 surface at an occasion in Des Moines, Iowa. The occasion was his last possibility to make the Olympic cut.
Anderson turned professional in 2019, signing with well known skateboarding brand name Powell-Peralta. The initially Andy Anderson-branded skateboard deck that was produced sale by the business offered out in 12 hours.