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Tony Hawk Biography

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Tony Hawk Bio - Tony's Start

Tony Hawk first jumped on a board when he was nine years old. It was a blue fiberglass banana board given to him by his older brother, Steve. Two years later, Tony decided to quit playing Little League baseball and devote himself to skating. Skateboarding would never be the same.

Tony Hawk Bio - Terrible Tony

Before Tony Hawk started skateboarding, he was a bit of a spaz who got frustrated with himself quite a bit. After striking out in a baseball game, Tony was so mad at himself that he ran away and hid in a ravine and had to be coaxed out by his dad. His parents had a psychologist at Tony's school examine him. The results showed Tony Hawk was "gifted" and had a 12 year-old mind trapped in an eight year-old body. Tony started channeling his "gifted" abilities into skateboarding. Tony Hawk turned pro at the age of 14 and by 16 he was winning just about every skateboard contest he entered.

Tony Hawk Bio - Tony's House

Tony Hawk had enough money from winning competitions, making skateboard videos and getting sponsorships that he was able to buy a house by the time he was 17. He later had to sell the house when the skateboard industry went downhill. Tony is now back in the money thanks to the massive popularity of his skateboarding company, sales of all those Tony Hawk video games (Underground, Pro Skater and the new American Wasteland) you keep buying and his dozens of other sponsorship deals. Tony Hawk now owns a house in California which has skate ramps outside and special floors so he can skate inside the house.

Tony Hawk - The Next Generation

Tony Hawk has three sons - Riley, Spencer and Keegan. Keegan began skating on a mini-skateboard when he was just one year old. Look out for him in the half-pipe at the 2015 X Games.

Tony Hawk Bio - Tony's Tricks

Tony Hawk rarely skateboards in competitions anymore - but he still skates almost every day and is always trying out new tricks. He's invented dozens of tricks in his years of skateboarding and he landed the first ever 900 (two and a half mid-air turns) at the 1999 X Games..

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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