Video Of The Week - 12-Year Old Skateboarder Lands The First-Ever 1080

By Meera Dolasia on April 2, 2012

A 12-year old Malibu youngster has achieved what even professional skateboarders like Shaun White and Mitchie Brasco have been unable to do - Land a perfect 1080. For those of you who do not understand skateboarding lingo, it means completing three full rotations in the air and landing with his board still underneath him.

Tom Schaar who has been skateboarding since he was four years old, performed this record-beaking feat on a Mega Ramp at Woodward West In Tehachapi, CA on March 30th, 2012. Customized by Schaar's sponsor Red Bull, it featured a 70-foot-in-ramp that led to a 50-gap and then a quarterpipe ramp with a 27-foot wall.

The spinning machine who recently became one of only a handful and the youngest skateboarder to land a 900 (2.5 full rotations) had not expected to achieve this amazing feat in his 5th attempt - He thought it would take at least three days and 40+ tries. Needless to say, he was thrilled, calling it his best day ever!

Resources: Latimes.com, telegraph.co.uk

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  • MadelineThursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    COOL!!!!!!!!!!! I want to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Thats AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    • MadelineThursday, September 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm
      cool
      • javinMonday, September 19, 2016 at 10:45 am
        i love skating i can do front side one 180
        • Cam😎dabSunday, April 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm
          This kid is raw
          • awesomekingkd
            awesomekingkdFriday, February 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm
            wow i am as old as him and i skate and if he can do that then if i try I can do it to
            • prairie56
              prairie56Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm
              I love skate boarding
              • prairie56
                prairie56Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                yes i skate board and snowboard
              • jahippyninja
                jahippyninjaMonday, December 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm
                I'm 11 and can only just kick flip and he can do that WOW!!!
                • efinney
                  efinneyTuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm
                  lets try it
                  • AnimeSunday, November 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm
                    i can do a kickflip
                    • AnimeSunday, November 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm
                      skating is fun

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