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!!!" 12 year old skateboarder sticks first ever 1080!!!! Bar raised again, how high will it go? | Unofficial Networks

12 year old skateboarder sticks first ever 1080!!!! Bar raised again, how high will it go?

12 year old skateboarder sticks first ever 1080!!!! Bar raised again, how high will it go?

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12 year old skateboarder sticks first ever 1080!!!! Bar raised again, how high will it go?

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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.

 

70' Run In

 

Then, athletes must decide which gap to catapult over.  The 50 footer or the 70 footer!

 

70' Center 50' Left and Right

 

Terminating in a 27′ quarter pipe.  

 

Quater 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!!

 

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