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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  • isaac516
    isaac516Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:26 am
    that's cool
    • personThursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:07 am
      he was alright
      • personWednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:13 am
        i like pizza
        • Happy girl Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:24 am
          And bluewaffles I think that was awesome !!!!!
          • Happy girl Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:23 am
            Hey funny boy 3000 I dont think you can do that
            • bluewaffles
              bluewafflesTuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm
              Tony hawk did a 900 everyone thought he was the best kid does 1080 nobody even cares
              • Mark772Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:26 am
                worlds hardest trick and a twelve year old did it
                • Skate freakFriday, October 10, 2014 at 9:03 am
                  I saw this on YouTube
                  • happypug12
                    happypug12Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:45 am
                    Every time I get on a skateboard, I end up on the ground because I always manage to fall off.
                    • neo minecuberTuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm
                      AWESOME

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