Monday, December 3, 2012
Tony Hawk #4.
Flees in UFO.
It's the time of the year when Vert Is Dead kicks it back to when I started skateboarding at the end of the eighties. I dug through the stacks and picked out what hopefully is some cool stuff for the next twenty five days.
Tony rode for Powell Peralta up until 1992. There's no need to rehash his accomplishments as I think everybody knows what he has done for skateboarding. The best part is that he is still going strong today. When he left Powell, Tony started Birdhouse, which just turned twenty. His oldest son Riley is also pretty good on a stunt wood and has earned sponsorship from Baker and Lakai. Riley had the opener in Bake & Destroy. The kid reminded me of his dad skating street in the first Birdhouse video.
Transworld - August 1989 Volume 7 Number 4