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

Geography

661 Comments
to use your custom avatar.
  • 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
                • SayanSunday, November 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm
                  i like skating
                  • 3009804
                    3009804Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:51 am
                    I wanna try :'(
                    • Cool dudeMonday, September 14, 2015 at 6:40 pm
                      Nice

                      Recent Comments

                      Jeff wrote:

                      Wow I cant believe that this hap...
                      World Bids Fond Farewell To Boxi...

                      Neymar wrote:

                      I like Neymar he is my favourite...
                      Star Soccer Players Sport Some S...

                      LittleByrdyGirl wrote:

                      Wow.....
                      Can An Elevated Bus Solve China'...

                      Natilie wrote:

                      that i s so CUTE
                      Video Of The Week — Music Loving...

                      Our Apps and Plugins

                      ALA