Tony Hawk and the 900

Great column over at McSweeney’s about Tony Hawk’s new book.

It’s the kind of thing you would actually need to see someone else do before you believed it was possible.

His peers, out of reverence, stopped skating and surrendered the ramp to him.

He doesn’t look like someone who’s found religion; he looks like someone who’s found divinity.

I saw this when it first aired because back then I was a street rollerblader. I was also flabbergasted.

Here is the video from the 1999 X-Games when Tony Hawk first landed a 900.