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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  • Casons friend Monday, December 5, 2016 at 4:17 pm
    That guy is my best friend we skate all the time
    • The chosen oneMonday, December 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm
      That kids got talent!
      • skate thrashFriday, December 2, 2016 at 7:19 am
        im an old school skateboarder i can do a kickflip and i do many trick in bowls like frontside air and a method air and i skate stairs also
        • 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!!!

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