The boundaries in skateboarding have been extended once again…
Tom Schaar, a 12 year old skateboarder, stuck the first ever 1080 on a specially designed mega ramp in California.
In Tom’s words…
“The progression to 10′s just really started with me skating. Then I went 5′s, 7′s and just recently I got 900′s. That’s the best accomplishment of my life….Until yesterday!!!”
Schaar exhibits a tremendous amount of balance, concentration and coordination while sticking this move. His psych, mixed with a bit of surprise, upon raising the bar is palpable and awesome!!! How long before we see a 1260, 1440 or more??
Tom’s 1080 occurred on the mega ramp at Woodward West in the Tehachapi Mountains of Southern California. This behemoth starts with a 70′ run in ramp.
Then, athletes must decide which gap to catapult over. The 50 footer or the 70 footer!
Terminating in a 27′ quarter pipe.
Apparently, maintaining the momentum necessary to spin three times after landing a 50′ gap jump was proving difficult for Tom. (What a surprise!) Overcoming this hurdle was achieved by building a bridge over the gap. This bridge allowed Tom to keep his wheel’s on the ground before sending it into the air.
Progress the ramp, progress the sport!!