If you have been a skater at the same time in your life or have in interest in the sport then you’ve probably heard of these names Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen.
Tony Hawk: Today most folks probably heard of the name Tony Hawk. His name is synonymous for fun, activity oriented extreme sports. What led to his popularity is the introduction of his popular video game series Tony Hawk Pro Skater. The series started on play station video game console and migrated to others. But Tony Hawk affected the skateboarding community in various ways. He popularized and advocated organized skateboarding events like the Xgames where he also participated. His notable achievements at these events include”the 900,” a movement where he does a grab trick by turning his whole body 900 degrees. This notable achievement has not been achieved or recorded by anybody else in the history of this sport. Other extreme sports fans have tried doing the 900 but it is much simpler to do on fixed gear equipment such as bicycles. Tony Hawk completed the 900 three more times upon which is said,”I’m 42 and I did the 900.” This was a trick he wished to complete 10 years back and he finally achieved his goal.
Rodney Mullen: If you have ever seen someone do a kickflip (a trick involving spinning the board vertically) then you’ll have Rodney Mullen to thank for that ingenious move. He has created many other different spin moves and has worked extensively to create more flat ground skateboarding tricks that included the hopeless (A flatground trick that entails turning the board around your leg as you would a flag). He also perfected many other spin moves and his ability to keep balance on the board made him a fun skateboarder to watch. He also introduced and popularized flat ground free styling as a skateboarding style that other skaters later decided to emulate. His achievement include beating. He has been in 18 full length skateboarding films, mainly in montages of himself put to music. He is also featured in Tony Hawk Pro Skater series for a player that gamers can choose to play with.
He invented and popularized the”ollie,” a level floor trick where you jump with the skateboard and pull it together with you towards your body. This trick later was used in flat ground, free style as well as vert applications. The trick set a whole new twist on skateboarding as the sport didn’t have many trick variation until the ollie was created. Generated from the ollie trick, many other tricks were possible including move grab tricks, spins and grind/slides. Alan Galfend left skateboarding to pursue other interests including go cart racing and Volkswagen racing. He later proceeded to open a service shop and a skateboarding store that are equally well renowned in their respective businesses. Medical Weight Loss isn’t something these guys have to worry about, you might though.