Video Of The Week - 12-Year Old Skateboarder Lands The First-Ever 1080

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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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  • jazmine2008
    jazmine2008Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:39 am
    wow he's so good i actually have been considering trying to skateboard but i don't know.
    • kittylover111
      kittylover111Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:31 am
      How- omg, he's soo good!
      • wolfieland
        wolfielandMonday, April 5, 2021 at 11:27 am
        woah this is amazing
        • slimegirl08
          slimegirl08Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:26 am
          i can skateboard but not like that
          • slimegirl08
            slimegirl08Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:25 am
            wow thats really cool
            • kings1324
              kings1324Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:46 pm
              i have been skating for 3 years it took forever to kickflip learn to olley first
              • kings1324
                kings1324Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:44 pm
                never give up
                • kings1324
                  kings1324Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:43 pm
                  thats so cool i can kickflip and trey flip
                  • sg123
                    sg123Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 10:19 am
                    cool!
                    • sg123
                      sg123Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 10:19 am
                      amazing!