Tony Hawk is, as all Gen X’ers and millennials know, one of many world’s most celebrated skateboarders. He made the once-fringe sport cool and mainstream—one of many first to make it massive. His profession has been decades-long, so this shouldn’t come as a shock, however he’s making us really feel actually previous now. Why? As a result of he simply posted a video on his Instagram that includes his last-ever Ollie 540, an more and more harmful transfer that he’s not going to do anymore attributable to his… await it… previous age. The place did the time go!?
In skateboarding phrases, an ollie is when the skater and the board rotate. The quantity on the finish of the ollie is the rotations taken. For instance, there’s a 180 Ollie wherein the board and skater rotate 180 levels. The ollie 540 is rotating a complete lot of instances, a complete approach round plus one other half. Each the board and the skater, and it’s very tough. The skater has to land again on their board to finish the trick and proceed with out falling off.
The Ollie 540 is likely one of the methods Tony Hawk has mastered and turn out to be identified for. Now, at 52-years-old, it feels like he’s retiring the trick for good. However he wished to nail it one final time. The G.O.A.T skater took to Instagram to share an previous video montage of him making an attempt to do the trick. Failing time and time once more earlier than he’s profitable.
Within the caption of the video share, Tony stated that he’s been doing this trick for a long time. And it’s not been good on his physique.
“I’ve made during the last 32 years, and my approach improved as time went on,” he writes. “However they’ve gotten scarier lately, because the touchdown dedication might be dangerous in case your ft aren’t in the fitting locations. And my willingness to slam unexpectedly into the flat backside has waned drastically during the last decade.”
‘So in the present day I made a decision to do it yet one more time… and by no means once more,” Tony writes.
As a result of he’s the best ever, his persistence led him to nail the problem he placed on himself. And he received fairly emotional. “Kinda unhappy,” Tony stated whereas choking again tears. “I’m like slightly unhappy. I’ve by no means had a lot finality to something, however that was positively the final one I’ll ever do.”
“F–ok it. Blissful I made it,” he provides. “Thanks, guys, for hanging in there with me.”
Apparently, he’s planning on promoting his final trick as an N.F.T. and can most likely make a complete lot of cash on that.
We’re blissful Tony was capable of nail the trick one final time. We really feel previous as a result of if he feels too previous to maintain up, we’re not too far behind.