We were all reminded of our mortality a bit when Tony Hawk turned 50 this year. It’s been how many years since THPS 1? Shit! So luckily for idiots like me who thought the Gonz was already over 50, his birthday today can make you feel young for just a little longer. (JK we’re all doomed.)
In celebration of the Gonz aging as many years as his skateboard is inches long, we want to share with you this remix of his most memorable and defining clips. Edited and expertly skate sound fx dubbed by Memory Screen, the guy who just can’t seem to let skateboarding’s past stay in the past, this video features Olympic-level long jumps, surprise switch flips, and plenty of overlooked bangers (Wallenberg no hands, skate Crocs, and designer jeans).
So kick back and enjoy this delightful edit of the guy who consistently looks like he has the most fun on a skateboard. Gonzo, baby!
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...