– Hello, I’m Gav.
– I’m Dan. Welcome to
“The Super Slow Show.” – We’ve got a lot on this set.
– We do. You know what we don’t have? – What?
– A phat skate ramp. – Very true.
– Let’s go. All right. Dan, as someone who’s always
been terrible at skating, I’ve always been blown away by the split-second
tech and finesse – of pulling off a trick.
– Yeah, absolutely. I used to
actually skateboard. Best trick I ever did
was a varial kick flip. I think I did it once,
maybe twice. My best trick
was an attempted kick flip into a testicle smash. Oh, yeah.
I was good at that one. I was really good
at that one. – Quite frequently.
– Yeah, absolutely. Today, in order to
help us fulfill our goal of filming a pro skater
in super slow motion, we’re joined by Tony Hawk. That’s a weird thing
to say, isn’t it? I can’t believe it. – Hey.
– Hey. It’s Tony Hawk. Personally,
you’re probably
the main reason why I started skateboarding
when I was a kid. It’s also the main reason
why I ended up
with loads of bruises and cuts and scrapes and, uh, sort of testicle smashes
and things. Oh, I was gonna say,
the bruises make you look cool,
but I don’t know about– I don’t wanna be responsible
for the other things. So you’re welcome
and I’m sorry. And for me,
you’re the main reason I stayed up till 2:00 a.m.
playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater. – Oh, thank you very much.
– So, appreciate that as well. You didn’t got bruised
doing that, though. Uh, no, not as many bruises,
but just crap homework. Yeah. So if you were
going to do a trick that lends itself well
to slow motion, what do you think
it would be? Well, I think
it should be something where the board flips
in the air. And I have an idea
of this one trick. I learned it
a long time ago. But it’s basically
a heel flip, and then I do a body varial, which means that my board
stays in the same space, and my body turns 180, and then I catch it
and come back in. Um, these days you’d call it a heelflip sex-change
melon grab. So hopefully today,
using our 4K cameras, we’ll get it at
a thousand frames a second, and then we can all watch it
back together. I hope I can
make one for you. I’ve only done
a few in my life. All right, well,
good luck, and we’ll get
out of your way then. – All right.
– Yeah, absolutely. Here he goes. So close. I could feel it
come into my hand – and then bounce away.
– That was really close. I wonder if he gets
really annoyed. I feel like
it’s more annoying ’cause you got to
walk all the way around
and come up the steps. – Yeah, yeah.
– Ahh, all those steps again. – So close.
– In the hand the whole way. He’s gotta go up the ramp
at really high speed, turn around,
catch the board
in the right position, put it back
where it needs to be,
and then land it. That’s like…
( scoffs ) If someone was telling me
what to do and I was writing it down,
I’d be like, – “You want what now?”
– Yeah. Yeah. – Wait, wait.
– Next one. Aah! – Oh!
– So close. I got it, though. – I got it.
– Gav: He’s got this. I’ve never believed
in someone more than I believe
in Tony Hawk – in this this moment.
– Brilliant, yeah. – Yeah!
– I did it. – Well done.
– That was class. – That was mint.
– Thanks, you guys. – Thank you.
– Nice one. – Class.
– I don’t get that one
very often, so, yeah. – You happy with that, yeah?
– Yeah, I’m glad to do it
for you guys. First time I ever did
that trick was 1990, and I’ve done it only,
like, a dozen or so
times since then. – I feel special.
– I feel really honored that you did that
in front of our Phantoms. So why don’t we go
and take a look at that in slow motion,
see what it looks like like? That sounds good. Dan: Do you know how fast
you’re going at this point? I’m not sure.
I think we timed it once at somewhere between
15 and 20 maybe? The hardest part there
is that I can’t really see it
when I catch it. Gav: Hmm. You’re so high up
in the air as well there, even from the–
from the ramp. You’ve got–
you’ve got not much time to get the board back
into the correct place. This is fascinating
where it hits on here. You’re just looking
at the coping
the whole time. – Like, aiming.
– Yeah, yeah. Well, that’s the spot. That’s– That’s where
it’s all gonna happen. Yeah. What would you say the ratio
of failures to successes is? Because you’re
going for big… – Yeah.
– …stunts there. I’ve spent hundreds
of tries just to get one. Wow. Dan:
The wind is, like, even
going in your shirt. – You were going that fast.
– That’s great. Tony:
That trick right there,
I do a 180, and the board, it’s flipping
straight up and down. Dan:
That’s the body varial part. Tony:
That’s the body varial
part, yeah. – Gav: That’s a great shot.
– Dan: That’s wicked. Tony:
Yeah, that’s pretty cool. Yeah! Well, thank you so much
for putting your body
through that for us. We’ve got you a–
a lab coat. Oh, really! Not the most practical
skateboarding gear. – Oh, cool.
– I assume they’re very
easy skate with on. I don’t have to do
that trick in this, do I? No, you can just
reserve that for just scientific
experiments at home. – Thank you very much.
– That was the next part
of the video. ( whispering ) My kids are going to
be so jealous. They’re already jealous
that I’m here with you guys ’cause they’re in school, but now that I’ve got
an official jacket… Literally everyone I know is going to be more jealous
that I’m here with you. Come on! Thank you very much
for watching that video, and big thanks to Tony Hawk
for joining us. Feel free to subscribe
to The Slow Mo Guys, and we’ll see you
in the next episode of “The Super Slow Show.” That was a damn fun day. – Hello. Gav here.
– I’m Dan. Click here to watch Dan get
slammed by pro wrestlers. I have no memory of that. You may have landed
on your head just a bit. Is that why
I woke up in the woods? No comment.

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100 thoughts on “Tony Hawk Ramping Things Up

  • March 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm
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    I don't know if its scripted or if they do their own commentaries on the moment

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  • March 26, 2018 at 12:00 am
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    I remember watching Tony hawk on live TV the first time he landed the 900. Great memories.

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  • March 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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    rodney mullen please

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  • March 30, 2018 at 2:24 am
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    I personally am not a skateboarder, but I think the fact that Tony Hawk is 49 and is still doing what he loves, which also happens to be a sport you don't often think of older adults as doing, is awesome.

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  • March 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    Anyone know what dan says to gav at 5:48?

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  • March 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm
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    I feel that it has more to do with his age

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  • April 4, 2018 at 7:45 am
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    My fav youtube channel is THE SLO MO GUYS

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  • April 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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    Nice continuity with the cast

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  • April 6, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    I think the thing that says the most about what he does is that he knew exactly what to do and how to do it so that his failures wouldn't injure him, and he did it by instinct.

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  • April 6, 2018 at 7:22 pm
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    They shot the intro after he did the trick. You can see the sweat on Tony Hawk's shirt disappear when he starts doing the trick.

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  • April 6, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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    Pretty Awesome! I love the vert slow motion. The regular Airs are rad as well even. But I am just thinking Air to fake…. Heel flip
    Hmm 🤔
    I am a bit confused between a backside or frontside Air heel flip as body goes 180 as well. Need to watch it a few times. 😂 Tony skates goofy? I forgot lol.

    So his deck only heel flips and does not go 180!?

    *ah OK. 😎 . He sort of caught it 90degrees then straight again. So literally it was like a shifty one! *

    Radical! Anything vert is totally radical to me. Haha. Well done Tony. Great trick!

    I am having a dilemma currently with my truck tightness.

    I've been skating medium to tight trucks and then looser but always settle back to medium.

    Everybody shredding ramp And street is skating ridiculous loose trucks currently. Like Daewon. Using wheel bite to do tricks with like blunt slides and reverts.

    In Tony's videos he says to tighten trucks up a bit.

    So I want Tony to Sit down with Daewon and talk about trucks together. And then do a little demo of the exact same tricks done with different truck set ups by Tony and Daewon and explain how differently they both do the same tricks. And afterwards swap boards and try on each others decks. 🙂

    Smith grinds
    5-0 grinds
    Frontside 5-0 to fakies
    Blunt slides
    Reverts and reverts out of reverts (revert 180s?)
    Also the tail stall to rock type stuff for example.

    I do not use wheel bite at all. I try to avoid it. I try control reverts with weight not wheel bite. I would not stop the deck from zooming off onto the platform using wheel bite in a blunt slide.

    Also truck tightness effects feeble and Smith positions over spines and effects control coming out of Frontside 5-0 grinds.

    As for vert tricks… Always have wanted to see a 360 christ air. I just like any big floaty Airs where they grab for ages styled out. I am not a fan of plants. And grinds are for mini ramp. Though appreciate the difficulty on vert.

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  • April 7, 2018 at 7:01 am
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    Tony kinda looks like Steve Buscemi

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  • April 9, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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    By the end of this Tony looks like he's had the flu for three days.

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  • April 10, 2018 at 11:57 pm
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    Tony's cool but you could have picked a younger skater, someone in the current international/national circuit because yeah he's a bit out of it now

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  • April 12, 2018 at 11:34 pm
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    You guys want to go skateboards?

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  • April 14, 2018 at 4:58 am
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    I can only hope that when I reach 49, I will have the same energy for my passion that Tony Hawk does for his.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 4:55 am
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    I think the coolest part about this is Tony’s ability to just brush off failure and get back up there. It go’s to show that if you really love something and you practice eventually you’ll succeed at it.

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  • April 22, 2018 at 12:30 pm
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    “You want what?”

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  • April 23, 2018 at 1:37 am
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    What a f*cking legend! Impressive

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  • April 23, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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    This is the same location where Daniel broke his wrist when he fell off the skateboard

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  • April 28, 2018 at 3:34 am
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    Lol.. I can relate to the attempted kick flip into Testicles smash.

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  • May 1, 2018 at 9:16 am
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    Tony Hawk is my childhood

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  • May 8, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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    Its good to see Tony Hawk is doing well in these days.

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  • May 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    Does anyone know what the song in this is called ?

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  • May 30, 2018 at 3:24 am
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    Oh my god I would absolutely love to be the child of Tony Hawk omg. He’s like a god.

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  • June 2, 2018 at 6:28 pm
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    1:22 I’m dieing

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  • June 2, 2018 at 11:42 pm
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    My step dad used to know tony hawk when they were kids

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  • June 6, 2018 at 2:17 am
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    Why does Tony look like he's got the suds

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  • June 6, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    tony hawk has crazy dark circles.

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  • June 6, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    I think it would have been cool to see a 900 in slow mo

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  • June 9, 2018 at 5:46 am
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    Tony Hawk talks in such a monotone kind of way…

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  • June 18, 2018 at 11:50 pm
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    He is getting older :p

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  • June 20, 2018 at 1:03 am
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    Even the pro has limits

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  • June 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm
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    I like that Bill Gates has a skateboarding legend as his alter ego.

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  • June 28, 2018 at 8:39 am
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    whats cool is that whenever you're really good at something, it all happens in slow mo for you already

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  • July 2, 2018 at 9:26 am
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  • July 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    I like how he landed after making it more than the trick itself. Haha.

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  • July 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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    Tony a savage

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  • July 8, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    Very SUPER Cool!!!!!

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  • July 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm
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    Varial Kickflip? Not bad Dan

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  • July 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm
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    I STILL PLAY TONY HAWK UNDERGROUND

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:08 am
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    he his natzi!!!!!!!!!!!! he racicte

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  • August 1, 2018 at 4:06 am
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    Love the music, he's the reason I started skating and the reason I started listening to a lot of great music!

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  • August 2, 2018 at 10:55 pm
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    hes 50 omg

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  • August 3, 2018 at 7:25 am
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    Why does tony hawk look like the meth addicted version of Elon musk?

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  • August 6, 2018 at 5:00 am
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    tony hawk always does that wlak idk if any1 notices oproably not cuz they got a small brain

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  • August 10, 2018 at 3:01 am
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    Yo is he rocking a primitive skateboard

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  • August 11, 2018 at 8:32 am
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    he sounds like steve o

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  • August 22, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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    0:14 why is there a Minecraft creeper on the athletes thing

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  • August 30, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    How older is tony hawk

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  • September 15, 2018 at 5:30 am
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    He’s aged so much….

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  • September 20, 2018 at 7:36 pm
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    Ur sooooooo awsome

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  • September 22, 2018 at 2:39 pm
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    I'm an adult, but the first time he landed that trick was four years before I was born…. Wild. Loving the show!!

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  • September 23, 2018 at 8:25 am
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    Cooooool

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  • September 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm
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    any one else notice that tony looks like hes super blown in this video!? And im not talking "weed high"..

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  • October 1, 2018 at 9:46 pm
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    When I see Tony Hawk, I can't help but thinking about Steve Buscemi and "How do you do, fellow kids?" XD

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  • October 8, 2018 at 1:40 pm
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    1:21 smile 1:22 mad face

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  • October 12, 2018 at 4:16 am
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    5:50 What blows my mind is that the legendary Tony Hawk's kids are jealous of the legendary Tony Hawk because legendary Tony Hawk is with the Slo Mo Guys!
    What a legend. xD

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  • October 17, 2018 at 9:53 am
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    The everchanging sweat stains at TH's shirt… lol

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  • October 18, 2018 at 8:30 am
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    He's not going to get much help from his brain bucket (helmet) if he doesn't tighten it and wear it properly! Doofus!

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  • November 4, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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    Tony Hawk Legend and all round nice guy.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 2:25 am
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    Tony is 50 good god

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  • November 14, 2018 at 9:59 pm
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    I love my skate dad

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  • November 15, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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    Time has not been a nice on Tony.

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  • December 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm
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    I like the slow mo guys but wish theyd be a bit more enthusiastic like thats THE Tony Hawk

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  • December 10, 2018 at 5:52 am
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    tony's a freak of nature…dude rolls in and stomps trick on his 3rd or 4th try. rips harder and goes bigger than majority of younger riders. insane.

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  • December 11, 2018 at 4:06 am
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    I have seen so many experts do a safe trick, or underperform to be safe. Tony, thank for taking the tough road, you look great even on the third time watching the video!

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  • December 12, 2018 at 7:19 am
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    6:06 hawk looks like patient zero

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  • December 15, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    is it just me or does tony hawk sound like less excited roman atwood?

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  • December 19, 2018 at 1:06 am
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    Hey. It’s tony hawk.

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  • December 27, 2018 at 3:21 am
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    Marvel: 'Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history'

    Slow mo guys: hold our beers

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  • December 27, 2018 at 4:02 am
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    he looks like a old rich drug addict

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  • December 27, 2018 at 11:24 pm
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    He's 50 and still knows how to skateboard

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  • January 5, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Just WOW

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  • January 6, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    he looks like he’s baked

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  • January 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    Sub 2 me

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  • January 13, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    A heel flip WHAT?

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  • January 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    i was looking at tony and thinking he looks kinda old for a 35 or something year old when i looked his age up and hes 50 years old.

    i frl thought he was like 35 or 40

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  • February 1, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    mute the video, go put on THPS or THUG soundtrack enjoy

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  • February 1, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    They should do a video of a baseball being hit by a professional baseball player!

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  • February 3, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    He's such a humble dude! You can't have anything, but love for Tony Hawk.

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  • February 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    That was SO awesome. Ty, guys.

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  • February 22, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    It’s so cool to watch people do stuff they’re experts at

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  • March 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Hundreds and hundreds of tries just to land one trick, I never had that kind of patience and dedication. That's why Tony Hawk is the greatest

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  • March 14, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    you know what.. now that I'm watching this again Tony reminds of Toby from the Office

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  • March 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    He first did that trick the year I was born -.- n I feel like I'm too old to skate. I have no excuse. lmao.

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  • March 31, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    even though i don't skate tony still seems to be some elite being form the 2000s who is still cool for some reason

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  • April 6, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    Im wearing the same socks as Tony Hawk

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  • April 22, 2019 at 7:24 am
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    Tony Hawk looks like he's playing chess when he's in mid air. So focused.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    Ahh yes the famous Heelflip sexchange melongrab

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  • April 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    3:11 there’s no one in the world who I trust more than Tony Hawk saying I got it about a skateboard trick no matter how hard it is

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  • May 5, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    is it just me or did anyone else think the guy at 2:22 was Jake Phelps?

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  • May 8, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    Who came from smosh cast?

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  • May 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    start putting Flour on things. nice dusty material to watch in slow mo

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  • June 2, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    Tony Hawk video game memories… He's amazing even in slow mo.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    Tony Hawk is 49 and skateboards…
    My dad is 50 and he skateboards too , and the skateboard is called a wheelchair..

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  • July 18, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    Tony would have genuinely been happy about that lab coat since he has a habit of “borrowing” props.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    2:53 could be a meme lol

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  • August 13, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    to date, my best skate trick is staying on the board without getting scared and jumping off for 5 seconds

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  • August 15, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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    God of skate boarding

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