12 Year Old Skateboarder Lands First Ever 1080 [Video]
The 1080 has been all but impossible for the worlds best skateboarders, until a 12 year old from California showed them how to do it . . . TWICE!
Red Bull put together an event and the opportunity of a lifetime for Tom Schaar, here was what they wrote about it.
As Tom’s extraordinary talent became evident, during the eight short years he’s been skating, it seemed like he might have the 1080 in his grip. The one problem? The MegaRamp used for practice at the Woodward West camp provides some of the speed and velocity needed, but the 50-foot gap in the ramp hindered Tom’s ability to keep that momentum going all the way through to the quarter pipe to land the trick successfully.
By teaming up with Red Bull, they were able to bridge the gap (literally) by creating a custom built roll-over feature, allowing Tom to drop in on the 70-foot-tall MegaRamp and roll right over the giant gap. As a result, Tom was able to maintain his speed and his run resulted in the first-ever successfully landed 1080 (three complete spins) on the 27-foot-tall quarter pipe.
The fact that he did it was amazing, but when he turned around and did it again just shows how good this kid really is.